“Murray Christmas”

It is a modern-day saw that fat people are the last group that it is politically correct to make fun of, but Jews are not too far behind in this regard.  This speaks to the tradition of (often self-deprecating) comedy in Jewish culture.  Because of that tradition, Jewish humor has a knack for showing up just about every area of the comedy world, even a usually Jew-lacking cartoon like The Cleveland Show.  The characterization of Rallo as too smart for his age, but not really, has generally served The Cleveland Show well, and it did so particularly with this episode as the Carl Reiner-voiced Murray taught the previously ignorant regarding Judaism Rallo about Hanukkah.  Rallo provided chuckles with his misconceptions about Jews, and his friendship with Murray ended up being surprisingly and gratifyingly sweet-natured.

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