Everybody Hates Chris

Season 2 Episode 15

Everybody Hates Cutting School

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 19, 2007 on The CW
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Episode Summary

When Ms. Morello is off of school for the day, Chris and Greg cut school to go see Ghostbusters. Drew and Tonya aren't happy that Rochelle is going to help out at their school. Julius renews his license at DMV.

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  • same episode this is

    In this episode Chris and Greg plan on seeing Ghostbusters. I love that movie and to see it at the dollar movies Chris and Greg plan to cut school. Then Julius plans to renew his driver's license but its a long line if he only did it yesterday. Then Rochelle embarrasses Tonya and Drew when she helps out at their school's book fair and she gets in trouble.As Chris and Greg go to the Movies and you see the Marshmallo monster and their teacher Ms. Morello was their to. Then Chris learns that the band earth wind and fire band was at the school and Rochelle finds Chris's movie ticket and Everybody Hates Chrismoreless
  • I really enjoyed this epiosde like i usually do.

    My favorite part is Rocelle by going off on people she doesn't even know. One day she gonna get hurt talking all that smack. Drew always messing with Tayia and her being her fathers little girl. Chris mom is always so involed in her children lives with is really important but shes there for them even when her children don't want her to be. Chris dad so into saving money make any one go crazy just want to knock him upside his head. Reminds me too much of my father about the whole saving every dollar he can gets on my last nerves.moreless
Blake Hightower

Blake Hightower


Guest Star

Jeff Bowser

Jeff Bowser

Ticket Seller

Guest Star

Sonya Eddy

Sonya Eddy

DMV Clerk

Guest Star

Jacqueline Mazarella

Jacqueline Mazarella

Ms. Morello

Recurring Role

Travis T. Flory

Travis T. Flory


Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Ghostbusters was released at the end of May 1984 and was the biggest hit of that summer. Its hard to believe Chris and Greg did not see it during the summer and had to wait until school was in session to go check it out.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Rochelle: (a girl is looking at a Jackie Collins novel) Girl does your mother know you're over here looking at adult books? Give me that, Jackie Collins...(picks up another book) Flowers in the Attic, that sounds nice, read that! Done lost your Jackie Collins mind.

    • Ticket Seller: What are you doing here?
      Greg: I'm an octoroon.
      Chris: (narrating) In that case, only one-eighth of him should be off from school.

    • (an illiterate boy is trying to read "A Tale of Two Cities")
      Illiterate Boy: It was the beast of times. It was the roast of times.
      Rochelle: I mean, my God, boy, did you eat a bowl of lead paint for breakfast? Go on and sit down and let one of these other illiterates take a crack at it.

    • Rochelle: You shouldn't be embarrassed that your boy only has a fifth-grade reading level. You should be embarrassed that he's 27! He should be reading War and Peace, not Horton Hears A Hoo!

    • Chris: The only place that's playing it is the Dollar Theater.
      Chris Rock: (narration) The popcorn still costs eight bucks.

    • Chris Rock: (narration) (Chris and Greg running) My biggest worry at this time was that cops would think that I was chasing Greg.

    • Chris Rock: (narration) Only problem with my mother helping at a book fair was she didn't read books and she wasn't fair.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Rochelle: Flowers in the Attic, that sounds nice.

      Rochelle gives a student a copy of V.C. Andrews' book, Flowers in the Attic, assuming it's cleaner in content than a Jackie Collins novel. Flowers in the Attic is about children locked in an attic for years, abandoned by their mother, poisoned by their grandmother, and the eldest brother and sister have an incestuous relationship.

    • Chris: We're going to the movies, not Gilligan's Island.

      Gilligan's Island was a sitcom that aired from September 1964 to September 1967 about a group of castaways who become shipwrecked on a previously-uninhabited island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

    • Chris Rock: (narration) Because I was planning on cutting school, I was acting guiltier than Michael Richards at an NAACP convention.

      In Novemeber 2006, actor Michael Richards, who played Kramer on "Seinfeld," was doing a stand-up comedy routine at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. When some African-American audience members heckled him, he went on a furious tirade that included references to lynching and several utterances of the "n-word." This was caught on tape by an audience member with a camera phone and understandably it provoked widespread outrage at Richards.

    • When Rochelle and Tonya move the bookmark table in front of the exit, Chris's voiceover says, "That was a bigger fire hazard than pyrotechnics at a Great White concert."

      On Thursday, 20 February 2003, the 80's glam rock band Great White was performing at The Station, a nightclub in Warwick, RI. As they began their first song the band manager ignited a pyrotechnic display of three spark fountains which started a fire in the soundproofing covering the walls and ceiling. Twenty seconds later, the band's lead singer stopped singing and said, "Wow... this ain't good." The stage was engulfed in flame within one minute. By an incredible coincidence, a news cameraman videotaped the beginning of the fire for a piece on nightclub safety planned for a local television station.

      By the time fire engines arrived the building had been reduced to smoking rubble. Ninety-six people died that night and four more over the weeks following the tragedy. Over two hundred were treated for injuries with the last being released from the hospital many months later.

      Rhode Islanders are understandably touchy about the subject being portrayed in the media. An episode of Law & Order titled "Blaze" was loosely based on The Station nightclub fire. When broadcast, the local NBC affiliate ran a disclaimer detailing the topic and warning that it may upset viewers. The CSI:Miami episode "Tinder Box" featuring a fatal nightclub fire was blacked out entirely when broadcast in May 2003 and when repeated.

      It seems that Everybody Hates Chris was paying a small homage to The Station fire victims at the anniversary of the event.