Cleveland and his friends decide to enter the Stoolbend Floaterboat Race in order to win free beer for a year at The Broken Stool. But when Terry and Cleveland go off to perform a cable installation, they find they are installing for Cleveland's hero, four-time Superbowl winner for the Pittsburgh Steelers Barry Shadwell. Roberta perks up on hearing Cleveland discuss Barry at home due to his acting connections. When Cleveland finds out that Barry has a white step-son named Larry, he dreams of trying to hook Roberta and Larry up together. Meanwhile, Barry invites Cleveland to be his partner in the Floaterboat Race. Cleveland is forced to tell his friends he will be Barry's partner instead of working on their boat...Read the full recap
“Ship'rect” was seen by 4.988 million viewers
Terry is seen on a paddle boat called “PoonToon” surrounded by bikini clad women after it was revealed he was gay in February 20th, 2011 episode “Terry Unmarried”.
The reason for this is because “Ship'rect” was supposed to air as part of Season 1, long before his revelation, but never did.
Originally, Cleveland was going to make friends with football legend Terry Bradshaw. All of his scenes were reanimated with a black version of his character named Barry Shadwell.
Rickard Sterban was slated to appear as himself but his role was cut from the final print of the episode.