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


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Series cast summary:
 Julius (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Rochelle (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Drew (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Tonya (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Greg Wuliger (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Chris (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Narrator / ... (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Joey Caruso / ... (54 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Ms. Morello / ... (48 episodes, 2005-2009)


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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Though the German series title "Alle hassen Chris" is a direct translation of the English title, episode titles of the German version start with the words "Chris hasst" ("Chris hates"). See more »


In many episodes, the adult narrator Chris makes references to 1990s and 2000s pop culture. The series is set in the 1980s, but the narrator is in the present day looking back on his childhood. See more »


Tanya Rock: [repeated line, to Chris] Ooo! I'm gonna tell Mama!
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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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