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  • The Pilot episode was leaked to the Internet the last week of June 2009. Originally in the theme song, Cleveland sang "My happy black-guy face", but it was rewritten as "My happy mustached face" to be more racially sensitive.
  • It first aired in the US on September 27th 2009, and aired in the UK on February 1st 2010, along with "Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance".
  • The episode starts off in the 4:3 format, and when Cleveland is leaving Quahog it becomes the 16:9 format.
  • Peter destroys Cleveland's house while he is taking a bath. This is a recurring joke from Family Guy, where Peter would be doing something ridiculous, and destroy Cleveland's house while Cleveland was taking a bath.
  • In a flashback, Cleveland and Donna puke on each other after chugging two beers. The first of many Puking gags.
  • This is the first of four episodes during the first season to have a cold open before the theme song. The others being "A Brown Thanksgiving", "Brown History Month" and "You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown".
  • Cleveland & Donna sing the 1982 song “Mickey” by Toni Basil w/ Donna & Cleveland substituting their names for “Mickey”.
  • 2 time Oscar© winner, 3 time nominated American actor Gene Hackman is mentioned in this episode.
  • Oscar nominated American actress Kathleen Turner is featured in this episode as starring in the 1992 baseball film The Babe instead of John Goodman.
  • Joe Torre was the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former Major League Baseball player. He played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Upon his retirement as a player, he later managed all three teams. Torre also managed the Yankees from 1996-2007. The Yankees reached the post season each year and won ten American League East Division titles, six American League pennants, four World Series titles, and overall compiled a .605 winning percentage.
  • Cleveland mentions the Family Guy episodes “Brian Goes Back to College”, “One If by Clam, Two If by Sea” & Family Guy's versions of the Star Wars trilogy, Blue Harvest, Something Something Something Dark Side & It's a Trap!
  • American country singer and actress Dolly Parton is featured in this episode as a baby supporting 2 of Dolly's biggest assets.
  • During the flashback sequence near the end, the song played is "How Deep is Your Love" by The Bee Gees.

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