Everybody Hates Chris

2005 TV-PG 4 seasons

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Everybody Hates Chris

2005 TV-PG 4 seasons
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The real-life childhood of Emmy-winning comedian Chris Rock serves as the inspiration for this sitcom, which stars Tyler James Williams as a put-upon Brooklyn seventh-grader who suffers through all kinds of ego-bruising outrages at school and home. Facing junior high bullies, Chris turns on the charm; confronted with his parents' money problems, Chris pitches in to help -- but try as he might, things just never seem to quite go his way.
SEASON  1
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  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 4 discs

It's 1982, and 13-year-old Chris (Tyler Williams) is the oldest of three siblings living in Brooklyn's tough Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Life is anything but easy, with strict parents (Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold) who work all day and expect him to care for his younger brother (Tequan Richmond) and baby sister (Imani Hakim). Narrated by comedian Chris Rock, this hilarious series is a product of his own childhood memories.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this warmhearted sitcom is funny and smart, but its themes are too mature for younger kids. Chris' parents make empty threats when their kids get into trouble; these comments are portrayed in a comedic light and aren't meant to be taken seriously (in fact, the parents are strong role models overall, teaching their kids responsibility and helping family members learn from mistakes). There are jokes about drugs (becoming a "crackhead"), and the "N" word is used sparingly (usually to make a specific point). There's also some mild kissing and jokes about teen pregnancy.

Sexual Content

Mild flirting, kissing, and innuendo; teenage crushes; discussion of girls' looks.

Violence

Chris gets into occasional fights at school (most are started by a bully). In one episode, he accidentally breaks his brother's hand after taking a karate class. Mom Rochelle often threatens her kids with physical punishment, but she never follows through (it's all played for laughs).

Language

The "N" word is used sparingly. Other mild language includes "hell," "damn," and "ass."

Social Behavior

The show emphasizes the importance of family and friendship, as well as standing up for yourself and being true to who you are. Characters learn from their mistakes and apologize when they're in the wrong.

Consumerism

Some episodes involve Chris wanting particular items, but none are name brands. One episode revolves around an issue of Playboy.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

References to becoming a "crackhead" after a character almost fails a math test.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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