Cleveland looks for a job, first trying to be a grizzled police officer two days from retirement and also as a singing salesman at the Stoolbend Flea Market. Tim helps him get a job at Waterman Cable as a phone solicitor. Cleveland runs into an old high-school friend, Terry Kimple who is working as a cable installer for Waterman. When they were in school, Terry took the rap when they were busted for drugs. When Cleveland excels as a salesman, causing business to dry up for Tim, Tim prays for bad things to happen to Cleveland.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This Television Series is referred to by Birth of a Salesman part of The Cleveland Show Season 1
Tim the Bear prays to Jesus to bring Buffy back.
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Sex and the City

This Television Series is referred to by Birth of a Salesman part of The Cleveland Show Season 1
Mr. Waterman, the boss at Waterman Cable drinks out of a Sex and the City coffee mug, which provides evidence (in addition to other clues) to Cleveland that Waterman is gay.
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The Yogi Bear Show

This Television Series is referred to by Birth of a Salesman part of The Cleveland Show Season 1
When referring to Tim's the Bear's privates, someone asks in a Yogi Bear voice, "Is it bigger than the average bear?" which references Yogi's catchphrase that he is "smarter than the average bear".
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It plays these songs...

Axel F
performed by Harold Faltermeyer

This Song is played in Birth of a Salesman part of The Cleveland Show Season 1
Cleveland and Rallo are trying to "sing" a Herbie Hancock song, but end up singing Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer instead.

It refers to these songs...

Rockit
performed by Herbie Hancock

  • Date:
  • Type: Song
This Song is referred to by Birth of a Salesman part of The Cleveland Show Season 1
Cleveland and Rallo try to hum Rockit, but all they can think of is Axel F (not by Hancock). Rallo then says, "You Herbie Hancock-blocked me."

It refers to these people...

Herbie Hancock

  • Date: April 12, 1940
  • Type: Person
This Person is referred to by Birth of a Salesman part of The Cleveland Show Season 1
Rallo mentions that Herbie Hancock is in town, but neither he nor Cleveland can think of how any of his songs go.
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It is based on these plays...

Death of a Salesman
written by

  • Date: February 10, 1949
  • Type: Play
This Play is the basis of Birth of a Salesman part of The Cleveland Show Season 1
The title of Birth of a Salesman is a reference to Death of a Salesman

It shows these television commercials...

Flea Market Montgomery Commercial

This Television Commercial is shown on Birth of a Salesman part of The Cleveland Show Season 1
Cleveland does a parody of the Flea Market Montgomery commercial, only instead of using "Montgomery", he says "Stoolbend".
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Rockit
performed by Herbie Hancock

  • Date:
  • Type: Song

Cantaloupe Island
performed by Herbie Hancock

Watermelon Man
performed by Herbie Hancock

Maiden Voyage
performed by Herbie Hancock

Chameleon
performed by Herbie Hancock

More by Herbie Hancock

The Cleveland Show Season 1

# Title Air Date
The Cleveland Show
1:1 Pilot Sep 27, 2009
1:2 Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance Oct 4, 2009
1:3 The One About Friends Oct 11, 2009
1:4 Birth of a Salesman Oct 18, 2009
1:5 Cleveland Jr.'s Cherry Bomb Nov 8, 2009
1:6 Ladies' Night Nov 15, 2009
1:7 A Brown Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2009
1:8 From Bed to Worse Nov 29, 2009
1:9 A Cleveland Brown Christmas Dec 13, 2009
1:10 Field of Streams Jan 3, 2010
1:11 Love Rollercoaster Jan 10, 2010
1:12 Our Gang Jan 31, 2010
1:13 Buried Pleasure Feb 14, 2010
1:14 The Curious Case of Jr. Working at The Stool Feb 21, 2010
1:15 Once Upon a Tyne in New York Mar 21, 2010
1:16 The Brown Knight Mar 28, 2010
1:17 Gone with the Wind Apr 11, 2010
1:18 Brotherly Love May 2, 2010
1:19 Brown History Month May 9, 2010
1:20 Cleveland's Angels May 16, 2010
1:21 You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown May 23, 2010

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