* EnsembleDarkhorse: Julius, mostly due to RetroactiveRecognition 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 [[HenpeckedHusband pushover]].
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: 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.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This show is very popular with Brazilian audiences, likely due to the very well made dub.
* HilariousInHindsight: Greg was shown to wear costumes as pajamas. One of them included a {{ComicBook/Robin}} costume. A few years later, his actor, Vincent Martella, would do the voice of the teenage Jason Todd in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.
* HoYay: At least, this is how 2 different pairs of girls view a couple of ''passionate'' arguments between Chris and Greg.
* InformedWrongness: Anytime Chris ever complains or stands up for himself he'll be portrayed as wrong.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Now when you see Julius, you'll probably be thinking "That's the [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Old Spice "POWER!"]] guy!"
** Greg is played by Creator/VincentMartella, who would later go on to voice [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Phineas Flynn]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Hope Estheim]], and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood Jason Todd]].
* TheScrappy:
** 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.
* TakeThatScrappy:
** 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 CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** And let's not forget Chris' overreaction in "Everybody Hates Bomb Threats", in which he finally punched out Caruso.
* TheWoobie: 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.
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