Everybody Hates Chris

Season 1 Episode 22

Everybody Hates Father's Day

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 11, 2006 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Everybody Hates Father's Day
While Chris finds his dad the perfect gift, Julius decides he would like to spend Father's Day alone...

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  • A father's day present of not being a father... touche.

    This episode is a terrific season finale as we see Julius at his best, knowing what money is wasted on him, what he does to relax on a day off and bonding with his family.

    Chris' search for a present is great, especially when the end ties in with the beginning of paying off a bill, aswell as moments like the perfect watch gift already given to Julius and Risky's stock of Father's Day stuff. And of course the end once again has Chris making the mistake of acting responsible and hence needs to get a job.

    Overall, this is a great ending to a great season of the great show, Everybody hates Chris.moreless
  • Great episode!

    Chris tell us that for mother's day everyone wants to make their mothers really happy, take her to the movies, and everything, and even expensive gifts, but for father's day is a total different story, no one cares about it, and the gifts are really boring. Chris tries to find the perfect gift for Julius but is unable to find anything that his father really want, until in the end he cames up with a little joke he make for himself. Meanwhile, Chris's mother takes Drew and his sister to a museum and to the movies, and discover that they miss Julius. Cool episode, I like itmoreless
  • Chris searches for a present to buy his father, whilst Julius reveals that what he wants isn't found in a shop

    A brilliantly funny episode to round off the season.

    It begins with a reflection over the differences between Mother's Day and Father's Day. This differences are very true to life with their being a huge amount of choices for mothers but not for fathers.

    Chris then decides to directly ask his father what he wants- the route I happen to take with my parents. Julius reveals what he really needs, the bills paid but also what he wants- a day to himself. This idea is a brilliant one for Julius, a man who never seems to get a day off and would probably would have to pay for the presents himself anyway.

    Julius' time at home alone is hilarious. Terry Crews pulls of a brilliant performance especially in the singing scene. Absolutely hilarious!

    Chris present buying is the main plot and however and is equally funny. His annoyance with Greg who buys his own father (relatively) expensive gifts is perfectly done and scripted, also true to life. I love that Chris' jealousy at his friends' wealth only is shown when he wants the money to buy a gift showing how sweet and caring Chris really is. Obviously if the real Chris Rock is this caring we'll never know.

    I enjoyed the continuity of the episode when Riskie tells Chris that he doesn't stock fathers' day gifts as there are only 4 fathers. A nice reference to the earlier episodes.

    The first of the Everybody hates Chris moments at the end of the first half, is hialriously funny and one that I didn't really see coming as I was enjoying the episode so much. Tyler Williams does a brilliant job at portraying horror at realising that his father has already been given the present he was going to give him.

    The second of these moments at the end of the episode was actually very unexpected. I love how Chris kind and appropraite gesture ends up in a whole load of extra work for him! Typical of the programme and I'm glad they didn't sell out with a sugary sweet Everybody loves Chris moment.

    It was the perfect way to set up for the next season, which I hope continues the quality of this season.

  • Nice season finale!

    Say it with the words of Greg: Dude, this was huge! I really laughed a lot this time. It's good when seasons leave with good impression, so you know of what the series is like!

    Once again you can see, that the father is a really good actor and he may be the hidden starring. I like him! He always knows how much anythings costs and he always takes care that his family gets know this!! I loved him, when he is dancing and singing on the top of the table in the living room, great!

    At the end of this season, Chris has done everything right and so you may think: Wow, last episode, may be Everybody Loves Chris?! Nope, they don't. But I don't want to spoil the ending, it's really worthy, to watch it. So have fun and wait for next season. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

    So long, CrazyAndi.moreless
Ted Lyde

Ted Lyde

Restaurant Manager

Guest Star

Steve Seagren

Steve Seagren

Julius' Boss

Guest Star

Jeff Bowser

Jeff Bowser

Ticket Man

Guest Star

Michael Estime

Michael Estime


Recurring Role

Antonio Fargas

Antonio Fargas

Mr Harris

Recurring Role

Vivian Smallwood

Vivian Smallwood


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The song playing when Julius is dancing alone at home, is "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.

    • It's interesting to note that the ticket seller was more interested in whether Drew was under 12, rather than whether "Trading Places" is appropriate for kids under 17, because it's rated R.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

    • For this entire season:

      -The show was nominated for the 2006 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Comedy/Musical TV Show and Choice Breakout TV Show, and, the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Television Series Comedy Or Musical.

      -Tyler James Williams (Chris) was nominated for the 2006 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor-Comedy.

      -Tichina Arnold (Rochelle) was nominated for the 2006 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress-Comedy. Plus, she and Terry Crews (Julius) were nominated for the same award for Choice TV Parental Unit.

      -Vincent Martella (Greg) was nominated for the 2006 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Sidekick.

    • This is the last episode to air on UPN. The series was later picked up by the UPN/WB merge station, CW.

    • Chris's family go and see the movie Trading Places staring Eddie Murphy. Chris Rock was discovered by Eddie Murphy who got him a role in Beverly Hills Cop II.