THE CLEVELAND SHOW “Nightmare on Grace Street” Review

THE CLEVELAND SHOW “Nightmare on Grace Street” Season 3 Episode 3 – For a Halloween episode of an animated show like The Cleveland Show, “Nightmare on Grace Street” had an awful lot going on. One could say almost too much.

When Rallo (like most five year olds) can’t make it through his first sleepover without calling his mommy, Cleveland makes merciless fun of him…until Cleveland calls Donna to pick him up from his own slumber party with the guys after their pumpkin carving victory. Fed up with their bickering, Donna dares them to spend Halloween night at the creepiest house in town.

But while Cleveland and Rallo are away, a crazy killer bent on revenge for having been rejected by Cleveland comes to the house and nearly kills Donna and Cleveland Jr. Fortunately, the man and boy of the house return in time to save them, thus settling their bravery test once and for all.

It was a mildly amusing story and it’s always fun to see Seth McFarlane’s Halloween costumes for his characters, (Cleveland was Notre Dame’s mascot, Donna was Michelle Obama, Rallo was Phil Spector and Cleveland Jr. was a can of WD-40) but the really funny story of the night sort of got lost along the way.

While on a break with Federline, Roberta decides to go after the new guy at school, Edwin Mullins, who she’s convinced is a vampire. After jumping off a cliff in the hopes that he’ll save her, she is rescued by Caleb, a muscled, shirtless stranger who is fond of walks under the full moon.

Convinced that she’s the meat in a vampire/werewolf sandwich, Roberta begs the boys to fight over her…but sending two good-looking men into an empty bedroom by themselves doesn’t turn out exactly as she imagined.

Whether you’re a fan of Twilight or a proud hater, it was kind of brilliant. I just wish they’d given the story a little bit more attention. The crazy killer thing was…odd. Seemed to come out of nowhere. Not that anything in The Cleveland Show is ever based entirely in reality, of course, but it’s usually not as random as this was. Still, a chuckle-worthy holiday offering.

Best Lines:

Roberta: How do my veins look?
Roberta’s friend: Sexy.

Donna: It’s the one time of year that I can dress up like Michelle Obama and it doesn’t look like the creepy obsession that it is.

Edwin fan: (jumping off a cliff) The movies say this is how to get a boyfriennnnnnnnnnnn *SPLAT*

What did you think of the episode? Team Edwin, Team Caleb or Team Frankenstein? Let me know below!