YMMV / Everybody Hates Chris

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: For example, Greg is the kind of Cowardly Lion who you'd never meet in the bad part of Bed-Stuy. But, Greg had shown up to meet Chris and dissuaded Chris from going along with the plan of being a lookout. Had it not been for Greg's dissuasion and concern, Chris would have likely gone along with the plan of the cool kids and gotten into trouble. This is one of the few instances in which Greg actually helped Chris get out of a serious situation.
    • Another example is when Julius reveals to Rochelle the reason for having a credit card... and the reason (buying Rochelle's ring) promptly does something that Julius has never been able to do during their time together: shut her up.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Julius, mostly due to Retroactive Recognition.
  • "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 stresses over the fact his completely sucks he's always portrayed as being wrong.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Now when you see Julius, you'll probably be thinking "That's the Old Spice "POWER!" guy!"
  • 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.
  • 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.