Everybody Hates Chris

Season 4 Episode 22

Everybody Hates G.E.D.

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 08, 2009 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary

It's the last week of school and while Drew decides he wants to try out for Amateur Night at the Apollo even without a talent at his disposal, Chris is informed that if he gets one more tardy he will have to repeat the 10th grade. He gets that last tardy, then he decides to drop out of high school and get his G.E.D.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Jumps the shark.

    At first this episode seemed to have promise, but when Chris was running late and he had to jump over cars and avoid gunfire from the police and criminals, yeah, that is when I lost it. That is when Chris Rock's clever narration about money, Kim Kardashian and beatdowns was erased from my memory and this scene took its place. This followed up with the one minute of the people from the barbershop dancing at Amateur Nite is the reason nobody takes this show seriously.

    It's not that it is not funny, it's not that it isn't a good family show, it's all these stupid, unrealistic cutaway scenes that would not even make it to an episode of Family Guy that get thrown in.moreless
  • great

    chris can't afford to be late one more time or he will have to repeat the 10th grade. when he is late, accidentally, he is forced to repeat. but when he refuses, he drops out and instead opts to get his G.E.D. Will his parents approve? And what will his G.E.D. say?

    good finale, i liked the surprise ending and thought it was clever. and some of the lines were really funny as well, and so i think this was a good finale, it gets a B+ from me, because i did not like some of it, but overall, greatmoreless
  • I liked the show about him getting his G.E.D. I really liked the suprise ending. They ending like the sopranos to make you something else might or might not happen.

    I'm always trying to get time to watch an everyone hates chris show when I can ot when the kids are at school or I might watch a show will them when their home sometimes. The humor is funny but serious at the same time because it reminds you of when you where a kid. This is one of my favorite shows. I hoped they would come back on with some new episodes. Those shows are awesome! I love his shows they always good for a great laught. It's just sad that there are no new shows. Thanks for the laughts!moreless
  • It can't be over now

    In the series finale we learn that if Chris gets one more trady he will do the 10 grade once more. Then Meanwhile, Drew enters a talent contest at the Apollo i think he does stand-up comdey. then Tonya Graduation the 6th grade.then Chris was trady then he refuse to go to the 10th grade once more. Then Greg tells chris to get a GED. And we learn why Carusso been beating up Chris the whole time. The thing that sucks is that we don't know if Chris pass the GED it's one of theso things we won't ever know just like never seeing the wedding in Family Mattersmoreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Near the end when Julius pulls up his truck, you can see the number '735', and the camera even zooms in on it 'revealing' Chris' G.E.D. score.

    • Rochelle asks Julius what kind of job Chris is supposed to get with a 10th-grade education. Doesn't Chris already work at Doc's?

    • The song that Chris, Rochelle, Tonya and Drew were singing to in the diner was Livin' On a Prayer by Bon Jovi.

    • We learn that the reason Caruso be picking on Chris is because he's jealous of his determination and achievement and has crushed his spirit only so he would not feel inferior.

    • The last line of the series was: What's it say spoken by Chris regarding his G.E.D results.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Chris: Hey Ma, I heard they were hirin' at Red Lobster.
      Tonya: They're not hirin' you.
      Drew: I wonder how hungry people have to be to eat a lobster? Like, who looks at that and says, "Man, that looks good?"

    • Ms. Morello: Just for the record, Chris, you can't afford to be late again. The clocks in this school are set to Eastern Standard Time, not CP Time.
      Chris: What difference does it make if I'm late? We took all our tests. We only got, like, one more week to go.
      Ms. Morello: Counting today, you have been late 29 times this year, and 30 is the limit. If you're late again, you will not be promoted. You will have to repeat the 10th grade.
      Chris: Say what?!
      Ms. Morello: Say word.
      Narrator: Oh, there's a word I wanna say, all right!

    • Chris: (about his G.E.D results) What's it say?

    • Julius: Most people don't get to finish the 10th grade once. You get to do it twice. It's kinda like workin' a double shift.
      Chris: Do you know how embarrassing that's gonna be?
      Rochelle: As embarrassing as bein' 40 and still livin' with your mother 'cause you were too stupid to listen to her and repeat the 10th grade and get your diploma.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Chris Rock's actual father, Julius Rock (the inspiration for the show's character) died from peptic ulcer disease in 1988, which is a year ahead from the time where this episode takes place in 1987. So it can be presumed that the series was intended to end before the time Julius's death would have taken place.

    • All cast members appeared in every episode.