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The Cleveland Show: Cleveland Jr.'s Cherry Bomb

After hearing Cleveland herald the virtues of virginity in regards to Roberta, Cleveland Junior vows to save himself for marriage.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 1APS08
Airdate: Sunday November 08th, 2009
Special Airtime: 09:30 pm

Director: Mike L. Mayfield
Writer: Aseem Batra

Starring Roles
Nia LongNia Long
voiced Roberta Tubbs

Guest Stars
Alec SulkinAlec Sulkin
voiced Unknown
Aseem BatraAseem Batra
voiced Kendra Krinklesac
Bruce McGillBruce McGill
voiced Mr. Waterman
Glenn HowertonGlenn Howerton
voiced Ernie Krinklesac | Minister | Jesus Statue
Jamie KennedyJamie Kennedy
voiced Federline Jones
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Various
Kit PongettiKit Pongetti
voiced Brandy Young | Velvet
Laura HilkerLaura Hilker
voiced Laura Davis
Reagan Gomez-PrestonReagan Gomez-Preston
voiced Jocelyn Biokepatuka
Will SassoWill Sasso
voiced Unknown
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
Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
voiced Holt Ann Richter / Terry Kimple
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
voiced Arianna


While watching a baseball game at Stoolbend Stadium, Cleveland sees Roberta kissing with Federline Jones. Cleveland tries to talk to Roberta about maintaining her virginity but while she admits she has yet to do anything, makes it clear that it is none of his business. Following the advice of his friends, he takes the family to church to hear about maintaining purity. Cleveland Jr. gets carried away in the moment and pledges his purity to Cleveland's dismay. ..

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Episode Notes
“Cleveland Jr.'s Cherry Bomb” was seen by 6.283 million viewers.

The girls in the church who pledge their virginity to their fathers are Brandi Young, Jocelyn Biokepatuka & Laura Davis.

These are the names of women who work on The Cleveland Show. Brandi is the Animation Producer, Jocelyn is a Production Assistant & Laura is the Assistant to Kara Vallow & Mike Henry.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bob CarlisleButterfly KissesDuring the Purity Ball
JourneyAny Way You Want ItVery end of the episode

Episode Goofs
Once Roberta leaves the ice cream shop Cleveland begins to talk to the audience bathed in a spotlight.
Right before he stands up and talks you can see the spoons have vanished.

Cultural References
The Sesame Street characters Bert & Ernie are seen at the baseball game on the Jumbo Kiss Cam.
The long standing joke is of course referenced that Bert & Ernie are in actuality a gay couple.

Terry: Baby Derek Jeter

Terry mentions Derek Jeter (1974-), the shortstop for the New York Yankees (1995–present)

During Cleveland's play performance, he shares the stage with an actor dressed as Samuel Clemens, (1835-1910) aka writer Mark Twain, author of famous works like Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer

Rallo pretends to call American football quarterback who is currently a free agent, Donovan McNabb (1975-) & Dallas Cowboy wide receiver (1988–1999), Michael Irving (1966-)

The congregation sings Ease on down, ease on down the road.
This is a line from the 1978 movie and 1974 musical, The Wiz, appropriately titled, Ease on Down the Road

Holt: Brokeback Mountain, That's your son
The Birdcage, that's your son. Rebecca Gayheart.

In teasing Cleveland about Junior, Holt mentions the 2005 Winner for Best Director Oscar movie, Brokeback Mountain, starring Jake Gyllenhaal (1980-) & Heath Ledger (1979-2008).
Along with the 1996 comedy starring Robin Williams (1951-) and Nathan Lane (1956-), The Birdcage.

Holt also mentions actress Rebecca Gayheart (1971-) obviously because her name contain 'Gay'

Visual: Arnold's Whoreshack

This is a play on the character's name, Arnold Horshack, played by Ron Palillo (1949-2012), from the 1970's sit-com Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979)

Visual: Moulin Rouge

Behind Cleveland & Junior hangs a poster of the Moulin Rouge which is a cabaret built in 1889 by Joseph Oller.
It was the basis of several films, the most recent being the 2001 Oscar nominated for Best Picture & Best Actress film starring Nicole Kidman & Jude Law.

Cleveland drives Junior to a Sci-Fi convention.

When they open the doors, (from l to r), a Gorn from Star Trek and be seen, Darth Vader from Star Wars, a Mugato from Star Trek, an Andorian from Star Trek, Khan from Star Trek & Scott Summers aka Cyclops from the X-Men.

When driving home, Cleveland & Junior are dressed as the Star Trek characters, Klingons

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Richard Appel  |  Mike Henry (1)
Executive ProducerRichard Appel  |  Mike Henry (1)  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerKirker Butler
ProducerGabe Miller  |  Jonathan Green (1)  |  Kara Vallow
Co-ProducerAseem Batra  |  Clarence Livingston
Consulting ProducerTeri Schaffer  |  Raynelle Swilling  |  Jonathan Jacobs
Associate ProducerAaron Miller (1)  |  Karin Perrotta
EditorKirk Benson
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterJustin Heimberg  |  Travis Bowe  |  Kevin Biggins
MusicWalter Murphy
Assistant EditorDennis R. McElroy
Post Production SupervisorAmy Reynolds
Story EditorJulius Sharpe  |  Aaron Lee  |  Matthew Murray
Supervising DirectorAnthony Lioi  |  Albert Calleros
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Casting AssistantMelissa Aives
Casting AssociatePam Hyatt
Assistant DirectorSeung Cha
Animation ProducerBrandi Young
Writing AssistantC. Brian Smith
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLeslie Reider  |  Laura Hilker  |  Alexandra Gaines  |  Freddy Hakimi  |  A. Spencer Porter  |  Artie Johann
Production ConsultantPatrick Henry (2)
Animation Production AssistantHenry Montgomery
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