Everybody Hates Chris

Season 2 Episode 3

Everybody Hates Elections

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 16, 2006 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Chris Rock: (narrating) I never feared speaking in public, until I had to speak in public.

    • Julius: What are you doing?
      Rochelle: Spraying for ants.
      Julius: I thought we called an exterminator?
      Rochelle: I don't want him to think we got ants.

    • Julius: (to Rochelle) You lost ten dollars? That's ten dollars worth of dollars!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Caruso: Man should be judged not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character.

      When Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech at the March on Washington, he said that he wanted his four children to grow up in a country where they would be "judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

    • Caruso: Upside your head!
      (Caruso smacks Chris in the head)
      Chris Rock (narrating): The next politician to use that phrase was Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

      Jesse Ventura is a former professional wrestler who later went into politics and served one term as the governor of Minnesota.

    • Caruso: Grape today, grape tomorrow, grape forever.

      This phrase is repeated regarding ramps and detention. It is a reference to former Alabama Governor George Wallace (1919-1998) and his 1962 inaugural speech in which he said, "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." His speechwriter at the time was a Klansman. Wallace later recanted his racist ideas but he is still widely remembered for them.

    • Caruso: Keep hope alive!

      This is a reference to Jesse Jackson's address to the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Jesse Jackson repeats those same three words at the end of his speech.