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  • This narration from the first episode, one of the defining descriptions of Julius.
    "My father wasn't the type to say 'I love you.' He was one of four fathers on the block. 'I'll see you in the morning' meant he was coming home. Coming home was his way of saying 'I love you.'"
  • In Everybody Hates Earth Day, it's revealed that Rochelle's yelling is not because she does it to be mean to her children; if Rochelle didn't yell at all, nothing would get done or cleaned or anything around the Rock household and she'd more or less be walked over like a doormat.
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  • The way Chris' normally jerkass classmates fell pity for him after his grandfather dies. Even Caruso gives him his condolences.
    Narrator: He later punched a Chinese kid in my honor.
  • Chris and Tasha kissing in "Everybody Hates New Year's"
  • In "Everybody Hates Funerals", after being threatened by his grandma to be knocked into another family after bravely defending Rochelle, Chris imagines what it would be like to be knocked into another family. The family do inquire on whom Chris is, and when Chris tells them that they don't want to know what happened, they don't question it further or overreact to this abnormality. Instead, they allow him to bond with them and watch some television. Quite the Pet the Dog moment, indeed.
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    • Chris standing up for his Mom, despite it being a lose-lose situation is this. Later Julius doesn't even get mad at him, just gently encourages him to be patient with his grandmother's critical ways.
    • After Rochelle delivers "The Reason You Suck" Speech to her relatives for criticizing her and taking advantage of her hospitality (and their annoying traits), she is in bed resting when Julius brings her a new box of Turtles to eat and tells her that he is proud of her for standing up for herself to her overbearing mom, even laughing with her about the idea of her smacking her Mom with a brick. Shows that even with her snobbish ways, Julius has an affection for Rochelle and her strong will, even appreciating that trait and actually wanting her out of her Extreme Doormat phase she was under with her family. Julius likes Rochelle as she is.
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  • In “Everybody Hates Halloween,” when Keisha rudely rejects Chris’ offer for her to dance with him, a woman named Lisa takes pity on the poor guy and allows Chris to dance with her.
  • In "Everybody Hates Gretzky" Chris, knowing that he will face the wrath of Rochelle, skips school to accompany Drew to meet Wayne Gretzky to look out for him. By the end of their journey, Chris, for the first time, sees Drew as a friend not a little brother, and Drew thanks Chris for looking out for him and considers the day he spent with his brother one of the best days of his life even though he never got to meet Gretzky in the end.

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