Man, this episode bored me. Couldn't get into it at all, even when the combination of Cleveland, a Santa suit, and alcohol should have led to laughs. It didn't. The only funny stuff seemed to come from Cleveland Jr., which is starting to become a trend.
Awesome read, thanks for the hookup. I had always read in other articles about Fox that the network launched in 1988 with Married With Children & America's Most Wanted, but I forgot all about Joan Rivers.