nation celebrated the 4th of July, Fox re-aired an episode of The
Cleveland Show (Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET) that besmirched a different national
holiday. The episode in question originally aired on November 22, 2009, and
featured a truly revolting Thanksgiving dinner scene like no other. For graphic
sexual content -- including the provocative use of a roast turkey -- the July 4th
rerun of The Cleveland Show has rightfully earned the title of
Worst TV Show of the Week.
Cleveland’s parents arrive to celebrate Thanksgiving with Donna’s family for the
first time. But Cleveland’s philandering father, Freight Train, is interested in
getting to know only one member of Donna’s extended family: Auntie Mama, Donna’s
gregarious aunt, whose personality is as big as her waistline. Freight Train is
immediately smitten by Auntie Mama, but unbeknownst to him, Auntie Mama is
actually a man. When Cleveland discovers this fact, he decides not to tell
Freight Train as payback for years of torment.
front yard football game, Freight Train and Auntie Mama flirt:
MAMA: “I’m kind of a ball hog. And I’m also a hole hog.”
TRAIN: “I don’t know about all that, but you can gargle my [bleeped ‘balls.’]”
the game short to sneak off to the bedroom.
TRAIN: “Game’s over. I’m about to pull my groin…This Freight Train can’t wait to
hook up with that caboose.”
MAMA: “All aboard!” [she releases flatulence, causing her skirt to flutter]
TRAIN: “I got a feeling sex is gonna be all sloppy with you.”
of the family gathers around the dinner table, waiting for Freight Train and
Auntie Mama to finally come back down. As they enter the dining room…
MAMA: “I hope y’all weren’t waiting for me. I was just upstairs lying down.”
TRAIN: “With your face in the pillow.”
Mama kisses and licks the turkey leg while she flirts with Freight Train.
MAMA: “This turkey looks perfect. Smack myself in the face with it.”
Cleveland vomits at the site of Auntie Mama’s phallic use of the drumstick,
Train grabs the entire turkey and sticks his hand inside the cavity.
TRAIN: “I'm gonna reach in there and get me some of that good stuffing. Look at
that. Put my hand up in there. My whole arm. Now that's a mouthful.”
vomits some more.
“Looks like I lost my damn watch.”
MAMA: “I don’t think it's in the turkey. Gobble-gobble.”
vomits all over the dinner table. Eventually, Cleveland informs Freight Train
that Auntie Mama is really a man. Upon hearing the news, Freight Train
projectile vomits onto the window pane.
“Said her real name is Kevin. Been hiding the candy for thirty-six years. You
had sex with a man.”
With each sentence, Freight Train vomits more and more.
Thankfully, The Cleveland Show doesn’t air new episodes during the
summer, so hopefully the 4th of July will mercifully be spared the
indignity of MacFarlane’s brand of humor. In the meantime, The Cleveland Show
has one again been named Worst TV Show of the Week for its
sex-soaked, vomit-drenched, nausea-inducing Thanksgiving special.
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