YMMV / Everybody Hates Chris

  • Dude, Not Funny!: An In-Universe example happens when Chris starts telling jokes to his schoolmates using curse words. The kids don't laugh, and condemn him for telling them curse words instead.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Julius, mostly due to Retroactive Recognition and for being the only one to have enough guts to call Rochelle out. It's also nice to see a sitcom father who is not a complete pushover.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In the series finale, Chris' mother mocks Chris for trying to justify going for a GED by pointing out Bill Cosby got a GED because Bill Cosby was a comedian. In recent years, it's a pretty good thing she didn't want Chris to be like Bill Cosby.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: This show is very popular with Brazilian audiences, likely due to the very well made dub.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Greg was shown to wear costumes as pajamas. One of them included a Robin costume. A few years later, his actor, Vincent Martella, would do the voice of the teenage Jason Todd in Batman: Under the Red Hood.
  • Ho Yay: At least, this is how 2 different pairs of girls view a couple of passionate arguments between Chris and Greg.
  • Informed Wrongness: Anytime Chris ever complains or stands up for himself he'll be portrayed as wrong.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Terry later became one of the Old Spice guys, briefly hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2014-15 and playing badass-yet-worried Sergeant Terry Jeffords.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Everybody hates Tonya. And that fact is not even a joke with the show's title.
    • Other characters seems to have this kind of treatment just for being a complete dick with Chris. Examples are Caruso and Miss Morello.
    • Rochelle's snobbery, short temper, immaturity, and such can become incredibly grating at times. Not to mention it makes it pretty clear where Tonya gets her behavior from.
    • Keshia, ever since the episode "Everybody Hates Halloween."
  • Take That, Scrappy!:
    • Anytime Tonya gets busted.
    • When Julius gives Rochelle a classy shut up when he revealed that he made a credit card account so he could buy their wedding rings. May count as a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
    • And let's not forget Chris' overreaction in "Everybody Hates Bomb Threats", in which he finally punched out Caruso.
  • The Woobie: Chris, of course. He feels like he is in Drew's shadow all the time, his sister is a brat, his parents discipline him more than plenty, and he always gets picked on all the time.