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The Cleveland Show: The Essence of Cleveland

Donna becomes jealous when Cleveland starts to hang out with their former classmate, Patty formally known as “Fatty Patty,” who has become skinny, beautiful and still has a crush on Cleveland.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x18
Production Number: 2APS18
Airdate: Sunday April 03rd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Apr 26, 2011

Guest Stars
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Masked Man | ER Doctor
Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
voiced Cop | Middle Aged Fat Guy #2 | Yuppie Man
Beth LittlefordBeth Littleford
voiced Fern Stapleton | Yuppie Woman
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Various
Glenn HowertonGlenn Howerton
voiced Various
Jamie KennedyJamie Kennedy
voiced Various
Sofía VergaraSofía Vergara
voiced Señora Chalupa
Lizzy CaplanLizzy Caplan
voiced Patricia Donner | Woman
Main Cast
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown / Montclair “Rallo” Tubbs / Oliver Wilkerson / Coach Charles McFall / Mr. Armstrong / Arch
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Tim / Doctor Fist
Sanaa LathanSanaa Lathan
voiced Donna Tubbs-Brown
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Lester Krinklesac / Cleveland Jr. / Julius
Reagan Gomez-PrestonReagan Gomez-Preston
voiced Roberta Coretta Tubbs
Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
voiced Holt Ann Richter / Terry Kimple


After a close call with bank robbers, Cleveland discovers that Donna knows very little about him. While killing time with the guys by attending an open house, Cleveland discovers he has a secret admirer. After tricking the real estate agent into revealing the name of the house owner, Cleveland learns it is Patty Donner. When he informs Donna, she is amused to remember that Patty was known as "Fatty Patty" in high school. Despite his disappointment, Cleveland heads off to Patty's to find she had lost a lot of weight and is now sexy. Boding, Patty reveals that Cleveland was the only one who had shown her kindness in high school. Cleveland commiserates on how Donna doesn't known him. At Donna's suggestion, Cleveland invites Patty to dinner where Donna is also shocked at Patty's new appearance. However, after Donna suffers from some not-so subtle insults, Donna forbids Cleveland from seeing her again...

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Episode Notes
“The Essence of Cleveland” was seen by 4.82 million viewers

Episode Goofs
Patty's hot air balloon tattoo appears and disappears when she and Cleveland have coffee and then is never seen again.

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