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Everybody Hates Chris 

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

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Ali LeRoi, Chris Rock
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Terry Crews ...  Julius 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tichina Arnold ...  Rochelle 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tequan Richmond ...  Drew 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Imani Hakim ...  Tonya 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Vincent Martella ...  Greg Wuliger 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tyler James Williams ...  Chris 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Chris Rock ...  Narrator / ... 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Travis T. Flory ...  Joey Caruso / ... 54 episodes, 2005-2009
Jacqueline Mazarella ...  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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neighborhood | home | friend | bus | bully | See All (105) »

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If he wasn't picked on he'd have no material. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle hassen Chris See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Rock initially did not want to cast Tyler James Williams as Chris because he felt Williams was too good-looking to play a kid that everybody hates. But CBS executive Leslie Moonves (CBS owned UPN) insisted on Williams. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Greg Wuliger: [repeated line, to Chris about girls] Dude, you are so in there!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2006 Teen Tournament Quarterfinal Game 1 (2006) See more »

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I LOVE Chris
22 September 2005 | by flex498See 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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