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Hot In Cleveland: Bad Bromance

Melanie's relationship with Pete meets another obstacle: his crazy family. Pete's mother dislikes Melanie almost instantly, and Pete's brother actually dated Melanie briefly when she first arrived in Cleveland. Meanwhile, Joy's green card scam goes horribly wrong, Victoria begins dating a decrepit old billionaire, and Elka goes on an all-night bender.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 202
Airdate: Wednesday January 26th, 2011

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Guest Stars
David StarzykDavid Starzyk
As Pete Szymborska
John SchneiderJohn Schneider
As Hank
Wayne KnightWayne Knight
As Rick
Bonnie FranklinBonnie Franklin
As Mrs. Szymborska
Main Cast
Betty WhiteBetty White
As Elka Ostrovsky
Valerie BertinelliValerie Bertinelli
As Melanie Moretti
Jane LeevesJane Leeves
As Joy Scroggs
Wendie MalickWendie Malick
As Victoria Chase


The scene opens with Joy and Victoria in the kitchen talking about how Rick is constantly saying I love you to her and the fact that they have a meeting with the INS Lawyer this afternoon. Victoria tells that she has other plans to be rich again and tells that she signed up for a Rich Man Finder site. She shows the picture of her that she sent in. It is from 1989 and she has that her skills involve weapons and ventriloquism. Elka comes in and tells that she is on a drinking bender because she is broken up with Max because her crime could ruin his son’s chances of getting into office. She tells that she is drunk already and tells she can tell because her edit button is turned off. Melanie comes in and tells that Pete is having a family reunion and wants her to meet his mom. She asks if Victoria, Elka and Joy will come and Elka tells that it is boring, but Joy and Victoria agree to go. Victoria gets a hit on the site and it is the sound of money changing. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorSuzanne Martin
Executive ProducerSean Hayes (2)  |  Suzanne Martin  |  Todd Milliner  |  Lynda Obst
Co-Executive ProducerEric Zicklin  |  Rachel Sweet  |  Steve Skrovan  |  Steve Joe  |  Sam Johnson (1)  |  Chris Marcil  |  Chuck Ranberg  |  Anne Flett-Giordano
ProducerBob Heath (1)
Consulting ProducerAlex Herschlag
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