The Best Episodes of Everybody Hates Chris

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018

A black teen in Brooklyn during the early 1980s attends a mostly white school in a sitcom 'inspired by the childhood experiences' of comedian Chris Rock, who produced and narrates the series. Bolstered by a soundtrack that beautifully evokes the '80s, the show chronicles the life of the young Chris, whose family's penny-pinching is leavened by love (and laughs). At home, Chris helps care for his younger brother and sister, while at school he's often the target of a racist bully.

Everybody Hates the Substitute

#1 - Everybody Hates the Substitute

Season 2 - Episode 14

The substitute teacher expects more from Chris which is making things very hard for him. Tanya figures out if she accuses Drew of hitting her things go her way.

star 7.99
103 votes
Writers: Andrew Orenstein
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Everybody Hates Father's Day

#2 - Everybody Hates Father's Day

Season 1 - Episode 22

While Chris finds his dad the perfect gift Julius decides he would like to spend Father's Day alone... SEASON FINALE

star 7.95
115 votes
Directors: Ali LeRoi
Writers: Rodney Barnes, Ali LeRoi
Everybody Hates the Lottery

#3 - Everybody Hates the Lottery

Season 1 - Episode 15

Chris receives a challenge to his crown of asteroid champion. Julius and Rochelle agree to give up some guilty pleasures.

star 7.94
130 votes
Directors: Malcolm D. Lee
Writers: Rodney Barnes
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Everybody Hates the Babysitter

#4 - Everybody Hates the Babysitter

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Julius and Rochelle have a special 'date night' they hire a baby-sitter. But Chris is called upon to take charge when she leaves to take care of something personal.

star 7.94
164 votes
Writers: Alyson Fouse
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Everybody Hates Cutting School

#5 - Everybody Hates Cutting School

Season 2 - Episode 15

When Ms. Morello is off of school for the day, Chris and Greg cut school to go see Ghostbusters. Drew and Tonya aren't happy that Rochelle is going to help out at their school. Julius renews his license at DMV.

star 7.94
95 votes
Writers: Andrew Orenstein
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Everybody Hates Being Cool

#6 - Everybody Hates Being Cool

Season 3 - Episode 19

Chris' attempt to be a "cool" kid lands him in hot water when he is caught with cigarettes and is suspended from school. Kicking him while he's down, Tonya blackmails him when she finds out before their parents do. Meanwhile, Rochelle decides to teach Julius a lesson.

star 7.90
84 votes
Writers: Rodney Barnes
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Everybody Hates the Pilot

#7 - Everybody Hates the Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Uprooted to a new neighborhood and bussed to a predominantly white middle school two-hours away by his strict, hard-working parents, Chris struggles to find his place while keeping his siblings in line at home and dealing with the school bully, Joey.

star 7.90
299 votes
Writers: Chris Rock, Ali LeRoi
Everybody Hates Christmas

#8 - Everybody Hates Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 11

It's Christmas and Julius and Rochelle find it difficult in breaking the news that they can't afford presents because of broken water heater. Chris is suprised to discover who the canned food drive is really for...

star 7.89
138 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Alyson Fouse, Ali LeRoi
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Everybody Hates the Port Authority

#9 - Everybody Hates the Port Authority

Season 3 - Episode 11

The family take a trip down South when a distant relative of Julius dies. While waiting for a bus at Port Authority, Chris and Julius are conned into a gambling scam and lose all their money...Will they tell Rochelle?

star 7.88
94 votes
Directors: Ali LeRoi
Writers: Ali LeRoi
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Everybody Hates Fake IDs

#10 - Everybody Hates Fake IDs

Season 4 - Episode 13

In order to attend an age-restricted concert, Chris and Greg try to get themselves a fake ID. Elsewhere, Rochelle plans Julius' surprise party, and Drew tries returning a pair of faulty X-ray vision glasses he bought in the mail.

star 7.86
78 votes
Directors: Debbie Allen
Writers: Ali LeRoi , Chris Rock
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Everybody Hates Food Stamps

#11 - Everybody Hates Food Stamps

Season 1 - Episode 9

Julius finds $200 in food stamps but Rochelle is too embarassed to let Sheila see them, so she dips into the family savings while at the store. This leads to trouble at home when Julius has all kinds of ideas on how they can spend the cash they saved by using the stamps. Elsewhere, Chris and Greg fall out over a school science project.

star 7.86
148 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: Ali LeRoi
Everybody Hates Bed-Stuy

#12 - Everybody Hates Bed-Stuy

Season 3 - Episode 6

Chris joins the school newspapers' writing staff but his skills as a writer doesn't go down well so he invents a scandalous story that goes too far when it accidentally causes a panic in the neighborhood.

star 7.86
98 votes
Directors: Debbie Allen
Writers: Rodney Barnes
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Everybody Hates Sausage

#13 - Everybody Hates Sausage

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Julius buys a big crate of sausage, he makes everyone eat it with every meal. But Tonya refuses to, causing friction between the pair. While at school, Chris is sentenced to 3 days of detention after a rumour goes round about him beating up the schoo

star 7.84
188 votes
Directors: Lev L. Spiro
Writers:
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Everybody Hates Baseball

#14 - Everybody Hates Baseball

Season 2 - Episode 18

Chris must decide between going to a baseball game with his Dad and brother, or going to the movies with Tasha. Rochelle forgets to mail Tonya's letter to the Billy Ocean fan club. Rochelle's brother asks her hairdresser out on a date.

star 7.84
92 votes
Directors: Ali LeRoi
Writers: Chuck Sklar
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Everybody Hates Rejection

#15 - Everybody Hates Rejection

Season 2 - Episode 1

After Julius' truck is stolen Rochelle decides to get involved with a neighborhood watch group, but instead ends up in a competition with new neighbor Louise (Whoopi Goldberg). Chris asks out a new girl in the neighborhood hoping not to get rejected again. Drew has the girls all over him when he volunteers to be a crossing guard.

star 7.83
142 votes
Writers: Andrew Orenstein
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Everybody Hates the Bachelor Pad

#16 - Everybody Hates the Bachelor Pad

Season 3 - Episode 5

Chris is left alone in Mr. Omar's apartment when his family comes down with the flu and Mr. Omar, who's supposed to look after him until the family recovers, leaves him for a widowed woman. Greg then suggests he invite Tasha over for some 'alone time'. However, things spiral out of control when news spreads of Chris' newfound independence.

star 7.82
102 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: Adrienne Carter
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Everybody Hates a Part-Time Job

#17 - Everybody Hates a Part-Time Job

Season 1 - Episode 12

After Chris decides he wants to buy a leather jacket, he goes to work with Julius to earn some extra money. But it's not as easy as he thinks... And Drew dares Tonya to drink hot sauce which ends in disaster

star 7.82
145 votes
Directors: Tamra Davis
Writers: Gregory Thompson, Aaron Abrams
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Everybody Hates Greg

#18 - Everybody Hates Greg

Season 1 - Episode 10

Chris and Greg fall out when they break the rule of 'no computer games' after school at Greg's house. Back at the Rock home, Tonya is missing Chris as she can't blame everything on him.

star 7.81
140 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: Howard Gewirtz
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Everybody Hates Jail

#19 - Everybody Hates Jail

Season 1 - Episode 21

Chris must raise cash for the school trip by selling cookies. Meanwhile Julius regrets sending Rochelle to Dreamgirls while he looks after Tonya and Drew who have chicken pox

star 7.81
112 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Andrew Orenstein
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Everybody Hates the Car

#20 - Everybody Hates the Car

Season 4 - Episode 18

After Chris gets his driver's license, Rochelle and Julius give him permission to buy a car, but when the car is stolen and vandalized Chris realizes owning a car is a huge responsibility. While looking for her secret stash of cigarettes, Rochelle comes across Julius' hidden racing form.

star 7.79
72 votes
Writers: Ali LeRoi , Chris Rock
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Everybody Hates Minimum Wage

#21 - Everybody Hates Minimum Wage

Season 3 - Episode 8

Chris goes to work at a Chinese restaurant after Doc refuses to give him a raise. Drew is failing a class so Rochelle and Julius have to go in to meet the teacher.

star 7.79
105 votes
Directors: Debbie Allen
Writers: Aeysha Carr
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Everybody Hates Chain Snatching

#22 - Everybody Hates Chain Snatching

Season 2 - Episode 16

When Chris ruins Malvo's plans to steal Vanessa's gold chain, he must figure out a way to replace it or pay the price to Malvo. Rochelle finds out that Julius has kept a credit card secret from her for over 15 years. Tonya tries to win Billy Ocean concert tickets from a radio station.

star 7.79
97 votes
Directors: Lev L. Spiro
Writers: Rodney Barnes
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Everybody Hates Malvo

#23 - Everybody Hates Malvo

Season 2 - Episode 5

Chris loses his job when he refuses to tell Doc who robbed the store while Chris was in charge of the cash register. Julius brings home an old Betamax machine.

star 7.78
125 votes
Directors: Debbie Allen
Writers: Alyson Fouse
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Everybody Hates Halloween

#24 - Everybody Hates Halloween

Season 1 - Episode 6

It's Halloween and Chris is excited when another girl invites him to a costume party. But Caruso has plans for him... Back at home, Julius buys cheap candy for the local kids.

star 7.78
156 votes
Writers: Rodney Barnes, Courtney Lilly
Everybody Hates Easter

#25 - Everybody Hates Easter

Season 3 - Episode 14

Chris wants to take Tasha to her Easter pageant after she breaks up with her boyfriend but Chris already has a commitment. Rochelle competes with a new member of the church to win the Easter Pageant Hat-Off competition, which she has won for four years in a row. Julius pretends he has to work so he can stay home and watch a football game.

star 7.78
102 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: Alyson Fouse
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