Everybody Hates Chris

Season 2 Episode 16

Everybody Hates Chain Snatching

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 2007 on The CW
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When Chris ruins Malvo's plans to steal Vanessa's gold chain, he must figure out a way to replace it or pay the price to Malvo. Rochelle finds out that Julius has kept a credit card secret from her for over 15 years. Tonya tries to win Billy Ocean concert tickets from a radio station.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Chris: (narrating) Everybody had a gold chain, and somebody was waiting to snatch it. Nobody was safe: not young people, not old people, not even dead people.

    • Female Slave: Is you runnin' to the north?
      Chris: No, I'm runnin' from Malvo.
      Female Slave: Malvo? You'd have been better off a slave! Get on now, and remember, you ain't seen nothin'!

    • Malvo: I got a question for you, boy. What is today?
      Chris: Uh, Wednesday?
      Malvo: Nah! Today is two days after the day before yesterday.
      Chris: (narrating) Malvo was an idiot savant—98% idiot, 2% savant.

    • Chris: (narration) Drew was so lucky, one time a horse tried to take his shoe for good luck.

    • Chris: (narration) My mother always told me there are two things you don't hide from your wife. Extra women, and extra money.

    • Tonya: Billy Ocean is playing at Radio City Music Hall, and the 98th caller wins tickets.
      Chris: (narration) I face the same odds whenever I call to ask out a girl.

    • Chris: (narration) He wasn't surprised that was my father, that was just first father he'd ever seen.

    • Chris: (narration) In 1985 crime was on the rise everywhere and when I say everywhere, I mean everywhere.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Rochelle: ...Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide-Things-from-His-Wife!

      This is a reference to Robert Louis Stevenson's book, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde.

    • Chris: "If I could've I would have taken an Underground Railroad"

      The Underground Railroad was a network of secret passages by which African slaves in the 19th century United States attempted to escape to free states, or as far north as Canada, with the aid of abolitionists. Other routes led to Mexico or overseas. At its height between 1810 and 1850, an estimated 30,000 to 100,000 people escaped enslavement via the Underground Railroad

    • Julius's line "You can't handle the truth!" is a reference to Jack Nicholson's identical, famous line in A Few Good Men. Julius is even briefly shown wearing a Marine uniform like Nicholson's Marine officer character.

    • The scene where Malvo appears in Chris's dream (complete with the claw gloves) is a reference to the Freddy Kruger films, (The Nightmare On Elm Street series).

    • Rochelle says, "...Mr A-plus on his FICO score." [It actually sounds like she says FICA].

      The FICO (Fair, Isaac Corporation) Score is the best-known and probably the most widely-used credit scoring system in the US. Fair, Isaac actually produces several different credit scores based on what money is being borrowed for. They also develop scores for credit reporting agencies that differ from its own scores.

      In 1985 very few people were aware of FICO as its credit bureau scores had been only recently developed, and the company was not publicly traded until 1986.

    • "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." that Rochelle refers to (shortly before Julius explains why he has a credit card) is a 60's TV spy show.