Only a Christmas-themed show
by Seth McFarlane would feature a child cursing at Santa, a strip-club scene, a
reindeer peeping through the window at two bears having sex, and the
aforementioned reindeer sodomizing Santa. That’s exactly what was shown on
Sunday, August 8th during a rerun of The Cleveland Show
(Sundays, 8:30 p.m.) The fetid content earned the episode the title of
Worst TV Show of the Week.
The story begins as
Cleveland’s boss, Mr. Waterman asks him to fill in as Santa during the company
Christmas party. Waterman explains that the employee who normally plays Santa
“hanged himself in his car port last night…Don't know the details but
apparently he had raped a bunch of folks... It was old ladies. He raped old
ladies.” While Cleveland plays Santa, he inadvertently informs his five-year-old
step-son, Rallo, that his real dad is a bum and not an undercover FBI agent as
his mother has been telling him.
Devastated and resentful of
Santa Claus, Rallo reads a succinct, profanity-laced letter to Santa during the
annual Christmas pageant: “Dear Santa, [bleeped ‘F*ck’] you and [bleeped ‘f*ck’]
Meanwhile, Rallo’s sister,
Roberta, frees Mr. Waterman’s captive reindeer. But rather than frolic in the
woods, the creature goes on a hedonistic rampage. In one purely gratuitous
scene, the reindeer has climbed a ladder to the second story window in order to
watch Tim the Bear and his wife have sex. When the wife sees the reindeer
peeping-tom, she licks her lips and purrs toward it.
To restore Rallo’s Christmas
spirit, Cleveland resolves to find Rallo’s real dad, Robert, and convince him to
visit his son. Of course, since this is a Seth MacFarlane show, Cleveland finds
Robert at a strip club called, Skanxxx. Robert does eventually visit Rallo and
his daughter Roberta on Christmas day, explaining, “Last night I realized it's
important for me to see my sperms on Christmas.”
As the episode concludes,
the real Santa Claus stands outside the house and listens to the family sing a
Christmas carol together. Suddenly, the deviant reindeer comes up from behind,
knocks Santa to the ground and mounts him. As the camera pans away, the sounds
of bells jingling is made to imply that the reindeer is violating old Kris
There are over a hundred
days left before Christmas. Plenty of time to get your shopping done, but not
nearly enough time before the next wretched MacFarlane Christmas show.
For explicit language and
strong sexual content, The Cleveland Show has been named the Worst
TV Show of the Week.
Parents Television Council,
Clean Up TV Now, Because our children are watching, The
nation's most influential advocacy organization, Protecting
children against sex, violence and profanity in
entertainment, Parents Television Council Seal of Approval,
and Family Guide to Prime Time Television
are trademarks of the Parents Television Council.