Everybody Hates Chris

Season 2 Episode 11

Everybody Hates Eggs

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 22, 2007 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary

For a lesson on parenting skills Chris is given an egg to take care of as if it were his child. When the electricity bill is over budget, Julius decides to figure out why. Drew a werewolf? That's what Tanya thinks so she's afraid to sleep.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Although this wasn't one of its best, I loved it all the same.

    [Mild spoilers are contained in this review.]

    It had been done so many times before. Class project where an egg is your baby. But the great thing about Everybody Hates Chris is that it makes even the most cliche plots brilliant.

    First of all, the teacher. She makes such racist comments, but yet she adds so much comedy to the show. The brown egg was hilarious.

    I loved Greg's teeny-tiny side-plot with the girl, and how they were arguing about colleges. It was so dumb, it was hilarious.

    The actual plot for Chris wasn't great, but Chris Rock's narration made it so worth the watch.

    The spy-ish part where he was making the new egg was hilarious, and probably the best part.

    Tonya and Drew's subplot wasn't the best, but it had funny parts to it, like when she had the stake and the hammer. I couldn't stop laughing at that.

    I don't have a lot of comments about this episode, but it was good. It's exactly why I watch the series.moreless
  • YES, YES, YES!!!

    Brilliant episode, the references were funnier than normal and the plot sat well with everything and Rochelle's obssession with treating babies was hilarious. For a lesson on parenting skills Chris is given an egg to take care of as if it were his child. When the electricity bill is over budget, Julius decides to figure out why and as usual we got to see his precisiveness about money which always makes me laugh. He even took a picture of the contents of the fridge to save power! So funny! Tanya thinks Drew is a werewolf so she's afraid to sleep which is why the electricity bill is so high.moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes in the series.

    I haven't seen a lot of episodes of EHC, but I know a good one when I see it. This is no doubt one of the funniest episodes, as there were several parts when I had to stop the video I was laughing so hard. In this episode, Chris's class is required to raise egg babies for an assignment. Mrs. Morello, being her usual self, singles Chris out as a single father and gives him a brown egg. Chris figures that this will be an easy assignment, but his mom decides to teach him a lesson about the struggles of parenthood. Meanwhile, Tonya thinks that Drew is a werewolf, and an expensive electric bill causes Julius to become even more frugal than before. There is also an extremely small side-plot involving Greg and his partner arguing over the college they will send their 'child' to. All of these plots are hilarious, and I was laughing throughout the whole episode. Any fan of the series will enjoy this episode, as well as any people who may not have heard of the show before. Overall, this gets a 9.6 out of 10.moreless
  • Keep it going EHC

    I live in Holland so I don't get to see EHC on tv, so I watch them on my pc. Honestly i have seen ALL episodes from season 1 until season 2. So far i can say i havent been disappointed yet. I waited weeks for this episode and was WOW! lol i think i got ma laughter back. This episode was well plotted, well written and surprisingly funny. I didn't really know what was about to happen next. I enjoy each and every episodes and this has far been one of the best episodes yet for season 2 next to Everybody Hates The Buddy System. D-Zynemoreless
  • This episode was indeed one of the most successful episodes in both seasons

    it was very clever and of course funny ! this episode was a great example for the main purpose in every episode in this show : taking a simple event, experience etc, from life and make it more complicated that it actually is , in funny way and in sophisticated way . i loved the James Bond part mostly in this episode . i wish they continue the great work and effort in each episode ! this show is the kind that you do not have to laugh so hard or to make a joke really funny in order to realize that if you combine all the parts together, you get a complete work of art !moreless
Sahara Garey

Sahara Garey

Student Mother

Guest Star

Paige Hurd

Paige Hurd


Guest Star

Deirdre Holder

Deirdre Holder


Guest Star

Jacqueline Mazarella

Jacqueline Mazarella

Ms. Morello

Recurring Role

Jeris Lee Poindexter

Jeris Lee Poindexter

Kill Moves

Recurring Role

Travis T. Flory

Travis T. Flory


Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Ms. Morello: Chris, we have an uneven number of boys and girls in our class so I thought I'd make you a single father. I know it's something you can relate to with your childhood and all.
      Chris: I have a father.
      Ms. Morello: I know Chris. If only your Mom knew his name.

    • Jennifer: You're overbearing and clingy, and if you keep it up, you're gonna be a single father, too!
      Chris: (narrating) 20 years later, that's what Greg's mail-order bride said.

    • Chris: (narrating) It seemed like everyone else had advice for raising a baby.
      Kill Moves: You need to teach this boy how to protect himself. Now, I suggest the Brazilian two-finger neck snap! Want me to show you how it works?
      Mr. Omar: Teach the baby to honor the mother and the father, and if the father should meet a tragic death, the baby shouldn't be upset if the mother makes friends with a nice man.
      Woman: (off-screen) Omar, I need more bubbles!
      Mr. Omar: Gotta go.
      Risky: Teach this baby the difference between the knock-offs and the real thing. For instance, "Gucci" does not have an "H" in it.

    • Rochelle: Are you ready for your big report?
      Chris: (narrating) No, I was ready to have egg on my face.

    • (Chris gets a brown egg to care for)
      Ms. Morello: They're all the same on the inside.
      Chris: (narrating) Except my egg's gonna get pulled over by the police more.

    • Ms. Morello: If you crack, break or eat your baby, you will get an F.
      Chris: (narrating) Okay, but if my egg misbehaves, can I beat it?

    • Chris: (narrating) I was so scared of bringing home babies that to this day my mother hasn't seen my kids.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Chris: What you talkin' 'bout Monk?

      This is a reference to the character Arnold Jackson's famous line from Diff'rent Strokes, a sitcom that aired from 1978 to 1985. The line was actually "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" Jackson was played by Gary Coleman.

    • Chris: (narration) It's better than what I was thinking of, the incredible, edible baby.

      This is a reference to the slogan and ad campaign, "The Incredible Edible Egg," by the American Egg Board.

    • Chris (narrating): At least I didn't dangle my egg over a balcony like Michael Jackson!

      Michael Jackson was widely criticized in 2002 after being photographed dangling his infant son over the railing of a fourth-floor hotel balcony. His son is named Prince Michael II and nicknamed Blanket.

    • Drew: I was watching that!
      Julius: I've seen it, Rosebud's his sled.

      Apparently Drew was watching the 1941 film Citizen Kane, in which Charles Foster Kane says, "Rosebud," before he dies and everyone tries to figure out what he meant. Julius just gave away the movie's ending.

    • Rochelle(walking away from Julius) Kilowatts.
      Chris Mom thought Kilowatts was a riot in the 60's.

      This is an allusion to the riots in 1965 Los Angeles in the Watts neighborhood.