A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.

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 Julius (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Rochelle (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Drew (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Tonya (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Greg Wuliger (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Chris (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Narrator / ... (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Joey Caruso / ... (54 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Ms. Morello / ... (48 episodes, 2005-2009)
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Motivated by his childhood experiences, Emmy Award-winner/actor/comedian Chris Rock narrates this very hilarious and touching story of a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children in Brooklyn, NY, in 1982. 1982 is the year that Chris (Tyler James Williams) turns 13. Filled with dreams of being a cool teenager, Chris moves with his family from the projects to the "Bed-Stuy: Do or Die" neighborhood. As the family's emergency adult while his parents are working, he's responsible for taking care of his younger brother Drew (Tequan Richmond), who's taller and more confident than Chris, and sister Tonya (Imani Hakim), who gets all the parents' attention. Chris' rough, cost-conscious father Julius (Terry Crews) works numerous jobs to properly support his family. Sassy mom Rochelle (Tichina Arnold) runs the household on a tight budget, is very strict, and works part-time in a small real estate office. With his mom determined to see him in a good school, though Drew and Tonya go to ... Written by Alex Madison <ThatSoRaven2905>

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22 September 2005 (USA)  »

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A significant amount of the recurring characters are played by actors/actresses from notable African-American sitcoms. Tichina Arnold, who plays Rochelle played Pamela "Pam" James in Martin (1992). Antonio Fargas who took on the role as Doc in the show played Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch (1975) (which was mentioned in the show). Todd Bridges, who is most remembered as Willis in Diff'rent Strokes (1978), plays Monk. Ernest Thomas, known for his role as Roger 'Raj' Thomas in What's Happening!! (1976) and What's Happening Now! (1985) plays the funeral director, Mr. Omar. Jackée Harry, who plays Vanessa had a major role in two sitcoms. She played Sandra Clark in 227 (1985) (which show was also mentioned in the show) and Lisa Landry in Sister, Sister (1994).Jimmie Walker , who played Rochelle's father, was best known for playing JJ Evans on Good Times. (1974). See more »

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When Chris is in a local store, a new version of the Cheetos brand bag is visible when the show takes place years before the bag change. See more »

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[repeated line]
Greg Wuliger: [to Chris about girls] Dude you are so in there!
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I LOVE Chris
22 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tonight I saw the first episode of "Everybody Hates Chris". It is the first time I have seen a "situation comedy" in years that made me laugh aloud. I do not recall there being any laugh tracks which can be so annoying, especially when the track is the only laughter.

"Everybody Hates Chris" was so cleverly written that what could have been somewhat disturbing, like the schoolyard fight,was hilarious. The characters delivered their lines brilliantly. Chris's Mom has unique and rich lines that are not only funny, but they help define her character and the situation in which Chris lives. Somehow the writers manage to keep the adversaries from being hate objects - they simply move the funny storyline along.

I LOVE it. At last a REAL comedy.


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