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The Cleveland Show: A Short Story and a Tall Tale

Cleveland and Donna celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to Los Angeles & courtside seats to the all-star basketball game.

Meanwhile, Rallo makes friends with a little person at the grocery store and winds up engaged.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x13
Airdate: Sunday February 13th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Mar 22, 2011

  • Currently 7.1/10
7.1/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Mike Henry (1)
voiced Ben Franklin
Kevin Michael Richardson
voiced Marty Barty
Jason Sudeikis
voiced Teenage Waiter
Alex Borstein
voiced Trish
Bruce McGill
voiced Mr. Waterman
Craig Robinson
voiced LeVar “Freight Train” Brown
Frances Callier
voiced Cookie Brown
Glenn Howerton
voiced Panicked Angeleno #2
Jenny Lewis
voiced Kevin Garnett’s Mom | Woman
Kit Pongetti
voiced Panicked Angeleno #1
voiced Theodore
voiced Bernard
Dirk Nowitzki
voiced Himself
Dwayne Wade
voiced Himself
Dwight Howard
voiced Himself
Kevin Garnett
voiced Himself
LeBron James
voiced Himself
Marissa Jaret Winokur
voiced Full-Sized Woman
Shaquille O'Neal
voiced Himself
Steve Nash
voiced Himself
Main Cast
Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown / Montclair “Rallo” Tubbs / Oliver Wilkerson / Coach Charles McFall / Mr. Armstrong / Arch
Seth MacFarlane
voiced Tim / Doctor Fist
Sanaa Lathan
voiced Donna Tubbs-Brown
Kevin Michael Richardson
voiced Lester Krinklesac / Cleveland Jr. / Julius
Reagan Gomez-Preston
voiced Roberta Coretta Tubbs
Jason Sudeikis
voiced Holt Ann Richter / Terry Kimple


Dismayed at finding himself always looked down on because of his diminutive size and age, Rallo finds a kindred spirit in Marty Barty, another short person with a fierce independent streak at the grocery store. Rallo starts hanging out with Marty who takes him to the track and lets him drive his car. Enjoying Marty's lifestyle, Rallo fails to notice that Marty is actually a diminutive mobster. Marty asks Rallo to take out his unattractive sister Trish. After meeting at Cheese E. Charlie's, Rallo agrees to marry Trish but blows off the wedding to play with his friends. Upset at having been disrespected by Rallo, Marty gathers his mobsters and vows to kill Rallo. ..

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Episode Notes
“A Short Story and a Tall Tale” was seen by 4.765 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Randy Newman"Short People"While Rallo and Marty spend time together

Episode References
In this episode we find out Rallo's real first name is Montclair

Warning: The Cleveland Show season 2 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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