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The Cleveland Show references on The SimpsonsEdit
|The Brown family appears in the credits gag of Homerland, going to a party to celebrate the 25th season of The Simpsons, along with families from tons of other FOX cartoons such as Family Guy, American Dad!, and Bob's Burgers. However, they are not allowed to go into the party because they're black. The family starts picketing outside the party, demanding to be let in. Homer Simpson, who was also disallowed in there, is joining them, saying that FOX is also against him. The Brown family is eventually let in, but Homer Simpson is still locked out.|
|The show is acknowledged in The Simpsons Guy, where Peter does a cutaway to himself and Homer fighting in the air force. One of the planes is Cleveland falling and crashing into the ground and Peter explains that without him, Cleveland could not hold up on his own, referencing to the show's cancellation.|
The Simpsons references on The Cleveland ShowEdit
|In Brown History Month, Cleveland does a Black History month-themed cutaway gag, featuring himself, Carl Carlson, and Randy Jackson in a happy FOX promotional image.|
|In Cleveland Live!, the into listed a bunch of famous FOX cartoons that came before The Cleveland Show. The first one was The Simpsons, which had a picture of Bart Simpson, saying his famous catchphrase, ¡Ay, caramba!. They later mentioned Family Guy, where Stewie said the same thing, referencing the the common joke that Family Guy ripped off The Simpsons.|
In Ain't Nothin' But Mutton Bustin', a guy was selling knockoff dolls of cartoon characters. One was a knockoff of Bart Simpson, called "Brat Simpson".
Later in the episode, Rallo also mentions putting an end to his rodeo career, while it was still good, just like The Simpsons. This is a joke on the fact that "ending the show while it was still good" was something The Simpsons obviously never did.
|In Hot Cocoa Bang Bang, Jeffrey Albertson appears and claims that his own cameo appearance is the "Worst. Cameo. Ever."|
|In BFFs, Donna says that in FOX cartoons, the male protagonist always has dozens of friends, while his wife has none. She lists off herself, Marge Simpson, Lois Griffin, and Francine Smith as examples.|