Oh lord, the "Live" gimmick just KILLED this episode. The "studio audience" got really annoying, really fast. The episode was already crappy to begin with (No, I did NOT to see Man/Bear love!), but watching every character try to play to the "live" audience was irritating.
And yes, Cleveland trying to do a live manatee gag is about as stupid as it sounds.
Let's call this concept episode a failure and just move on.
"Playing guitars. It's hard to sing while playing...guitars."
I remember when Angel was going off the air, ew.com posted the same thing that NBC might be willing to "pick up the scraps" and take over another couple seasons since they were looking to add some sci-fi shows.