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The Cleveland Show Season 4 Review “Squirt’s Honor”

On more recent episodes of “The Cleveland Show,” I’ve noticed a fun element of deconstruction to the proceedings that I don’t recall being there before. Granted, I wasn’t taking notes and paying extra close attention before I started reviewing the show this season, so it’s possible it’s always been an element of the show that they indulged in from time to time, but whatever the case, I like it. I’ve always gotten a kick out of the whole notion of breaking the so-called the “fourth wall,” in which a show or movie lets you know they’re in on the joke, too. I remember seeing a lot of it in movies when I was a kid, in 80’s movies like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” where someone would talk directly to the camera; or in off-the-rails stuff like Mel Brooks’ work, where he would routinely do something unexpected- like the bit in “Blazing Saddles” at the end, where the movie we’ve been watching collides with the “real world” (or at least the “movie world”) and things go completely haywire. READ MORE...
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