Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance

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"Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance"
The Cleveland Show episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 2
Directed by Chuck Klein
Written by Julius Sharpe
Production code 1APS02[1]
Original air date October 4, 2009
Guest appearance(s)

Kristen Bell as Mandy
Seth Green as Kurt Cobain

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"Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance" is the second episode of The Cleveland Show. The episode aired on October 4, 2009 on Fox.[2] In the episode, Cleveland tries to make inroads with his new stepdaughter Roberta by asking her to accompany him to the school’s father/daughter dance.[3]

The episode was written by Julius Sharpe and directed by Chuck Klein. It was viewed by approximately 8.7 million viewers in its original airing.[4]


Cleveland tries to make inroads with his new stepdaughter Roberta by asking her to accompany him to the school’s Father-Daughter Dance. Last year Roberta did not show up. The evening seems to be going smoothly until Cleveland runs over the family pet Meadowlark Lemon on his way to get an ice-cream cake for celebration. Then his redneck neighbor Lester takes it and eats it. This kills his chances of being accepted by his new kids. Rallo and Cleveland look for Meadowlark Lemon and Cleveland dives in nasty places looking to keep the secret but Lester and the others tell him to be honest, causing his stepchildren to resent him. He tries to makes amends by getting a new dog named Kareem Abdul Jabbark, but he gets killed when Lester shoots him while he is obeying Cleveland's command to "fetch." While Roberta has been stood up by Robert again, Cleveland decides to take action. He first makes it clear to Rallo that he is man of the house, before going to the dance to support Roberta.

Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. tries to make friends at Stoolbend High School. Instead, he immediately becomes a target of ridicule and abuse to the many bullies at his new school, even being threatened by a mean girl. When he runs to the bathroom, he finds out that the school has no stall doors. Laine, one of the bullies at his school, becomes impressed by what a good door Cleveland Jr. makes and he befriends him. Cleveland Jr. goes on to make friends and money, but when his dad comes to the Father-Daughter Dance and sees his son working there, he becomes furious. He orders Junior to get out of the bathroom and boil his clothes at home before promising that he will teach him how to play baseball.


In its original broadcast on October 4, 2009 on Fox, this episode was watched by 8.70 million U.S. viewers and acquired a 5.9/10 rating/share.[5]

The A.V. Club graded the episode a B, stating "Fortunately, there were far fewer cutaway gags here than you might have expected for a Family Guy spinoff, and the story itself was mostly pretty strong. It’s still not terrific, but this felt like a solid step in the right direction".[6]


  1. ^ http://foxflash.com/div.php/main/page?aID=1z4&mo=10&d=4
  2. ^ ""The Cleveland Show" Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ TV.MSN
  4. ^ Sharpe, Julius; Klein, Chuck; Appel, Richard; Henry, Mike; MacFarlane, Seth (2009-10-04). "Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance". The Cleveland Show. Season 01. Episode 04. Fox. 
  5. ^ http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/10/tv-ratings-nfl-games-score-for-cbs-and-nbc-sunday.html
  6. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (2009-10-05). ""Bart Gets a Z"/"Da Daggone Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance"/"Family Goy"/"Moon Over Isla Island"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 

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