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The Cleveland Show: Here Comes the Bribe

Donna drags Cleveland to marriage counseling after he botches their wedding vows renewal, but the counselor makes it clear that Cleveland can swing the “treatments” in his favor – for a price.

Meanwhile, Junior’s beloved refrigerator, “Perry,” breaks, but Rallo finds a way to give it a second life as a hotel-style mini-bar

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x9
Production Number: 4APS12
Airdate: Sunday February 10th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Mar 05, 2013
AU (FOX8) Apr 10, 2013

Guest Stars
Aseem BatraAseem Batra
voiced Kendra Krinklesac
Beth LittlefordBeth Littleford
voiced Various
Jess HarnellJess Harnell
voiced Tim
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Various
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
voiced Arianna
Main Cast
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown / Montclair “Rallo” Tubbs / Oliver Wilkerson / Coach Charles McFall / Mr. Armstrong / Arch
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


After watching an Oprah Valentine's special, Donna gets the idea to renew and recite their own wedding vows. Following the guys advice, Cleveland infuriates her by writing his true feelings instead of something romantic. Refusing his apology, Donna drags Cleveland to marriage counseling. But after the counselor appears to side with Donna he makes it clear that Cleveland can swing the "treatments" in his favor for extra money. Cleveland quickly writes a check and the counselor asks Donna to bend to Cleveland's wishes for a while. Cleveland proceeds to abuse his position with Donna until the doctor demands Cleveland sleeps with his wife and threatens blackmail if Cleveland doesn't give in. Telling the guys, they advise him to give in. At the doctor's house, the wife is enthusiastic but Cleveland resists and admits he loves Donna only to find it was a set up to get him to really admit his love. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Johann Sebastian Bach"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"During Cleveland and Donna's vow renewal by Holt.

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