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Hot In Cleveland: A Box Full of Puppies

Victoria's journalist daughter Oscar comes to town to interview the ladies about their second chance at life in Cleveland. Also, Brutus the dog eats Joy's car keys, sending the gang on a trip to the vet. While there, Joy meets a handsome firefighter, and Mamie gets flirting tips from Elka.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x5
Production Number: 405
Airdate: Wednesday December 26th, 2012

Director: Dennis Capps
Writer: Suzanne Martin

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Jun 30, 2013
NZ (2) Jun 23, 2014

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Guest Stars
Georgia Engel
As Mamie
Eddie Cibrian
As Fireman
Jeffrey Doornbos
As Handsome man in vet's office
Main Cast
Betty White
As Elka Ostrovsky
Valerie Bertinelli
As Melanie Moretti
Jane Leeves
As Joy Scroggs
Wendie Malick
As Victoria Chase


The episode begins with Mamie telling Melanie that Elka is teaching her how to flirt. Joy enters and begins searching for her car keys. She can’t find them anywhere. In the end she figures out that their pet dog has swallowed the keys. Victoria’s daughter Oscar pays her a visit. She is doing a course on journalism and is there to interview Victoria, Melanie and Joy and ask them about how they managed to adjust in Cleveland, after moving there. Oscar tells Victoria the focus of her piece is how Victoria and the girls changed since they moved to Cleveland. Elka with the others in the meantime has gone to the vet, to get the keys out of their dog’s tummy. ..

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