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Everybody Hates Chris

Season 1 Episode 15

Everybody Hates the Lottery

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 2006 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Everybody Hates the Lottery
Chris receives a challenge to his crown of asteroid champion.
Julius and Rochelle agree to give up some guilty pleasures.

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  • Lottery, chocolate turtles, and asteroids

    In this episode I don't know why they call it everybody hates the Lottery it not mosty about lottery. Then Chris tries to protect his rep that old arcade game Asteroid.then Julius and Rochelle don't have the cash to pay the bills because Julius spents on Lottery tickets and Rochelle spents on chocolate turtles then they bet to see who goes the longest without using that stuff. Then this guy battles Chris on a game of asteroids and bet 5 bucks and Chris loses and the 5 bucks come from Greg and he mad. Then Julius buy one last ticket but he wants Chris to buy one then Chris battles the guy once one and wins but no bets. Then we learn that the numbers Julius wanted won but Chris didn't buy the ticket they could of been rich but EVerybody hates Chrismoreless
  • Spending lottery money on arcade games... what's the worst that could happen?

    When the lottery being given up was first mentioned and this being Everybody Hates Chris, I made the connection that the numbers would come up and they wouldn't have a ticket because that's how the show works but I was pleased to see they managed to tie it in with Chris' storyline so that it was his fault that he didn't go behind his mother's back to buy lottery tickets for the father that forbid his mother from eating turtles due to bill problems - that's right, the episode is that complex.

    Julius is as always hilarious and we get to see that he isn't fully rational and does spend money on the lottery despite his cheapness in every other are of finance.

    Overall, this episode was a little predictable but shows just how great Everybody Hates Chris is.moreless
  • Funny!!! Especially at the end "Mama". LMAO. GIVE THIS SHOW at 10/10

    Funny!!! Especially at the end "Mama". LMAO. I give this show a 10/10. The show was basiclly break down into two parts. First part, Chris was talking about reputations for everyone. His reputation was that he was the best astroid player in New York. Until Someone Beat his score. Another synopsis was that Julis and Rochelle had to give up there lottery and turtles.
  • Funny episode, but with one thing that I didn't like.

    I enjoyed this episode a lot, but the lottery number thing was way too obvious: when Julius told Chris to buy that lottery ticket, I knew he'd screw up by not buying it and making his father angry at the end. Unfortunately it was very predictable that the winning numbers were the same Chris didn't play.

    The rest of the guys are really funny, I like Greg, I hope to see him with his valentine someday, she was a cutie (not the same episode, but I watched both together).

    That's it.

    PS: The guy that played Asteroids against Chris was called Jorge, just as me.moreless
  • Chris as an asteroids champion and Rochelle and Julius giving up their guilty pleasures.

    Well.... this episode of Everybody Hates Chris was funny- I was laughing all the way through. But the characters who I enjoy every week are Rochelle and Julius. Their relationship is great- they never fail to make the viewers laugh. The lottery plot was great- it would have been good if Chris did get the lottery ticket. 637. On to the Chris plot... it was an average story, not that funny. The music in this episode was great. Tonya and Drew subplots are a joy to watch. Well that's all I can say for the episode.

    Episode Grade- B.moreless
Wanda G. Welch

Wanda G. Welch

Dental Patient

Guest Star

Ali LeRoi

Ali LeRoi

TV Announcer

Guest Star

Mario Luis Herrera

Mario Luis Herrera


Guest Star

Travis T. Flory

Travis T. Flory

Joey Caruso

Recurring Role

Antonio Fargas

Antonio Fargas

Mr. Harris

Recurring Role

Jeris Lee Poindexter

Jeris Lee Poindexter

Vietnam Vet

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Chris: (narrating) In Bed-Stuy, a lot of people have reputations for different things. Deidre Garfield was 23 and had a reputation for being the youngest grandmother in Brooklyn. Mr. Jackson had a reputation for being crazy as hell, but a lot of people say he invented homelessness. I had a reputation, too: not only for being a nerd or getting beat up every day, I was also known for being the best Asteroids player in Bed-Stuy.

    • Tonya: Momma, can we have our candy back?
      Rochelle: No. I ate it. Don't need you all getting any more cavities which you all got. No cavities in this house. (adding sugar to her drink)
      Chris: (narrating) But at this rate, there'll be plenty of diabetes.

    • Chris: (narrating) My father was crazy about Tonya. She was the only one in the house, who would dare to take sleep and money from him at the same time.

    • Chris: Wait, your dad is giving you 5 dollars, just to come to the school?
      Greg: I bet I won't miss a day at school this year. So far so good.
      Chris: (narrating) My mother told me, I better not miss a day at school, or else she'll take 5 dollars off my ass.

    • Chris: (narrating) Getting an award for attendance is kinda like getting an award for breathing.

    • Chris: (narrating) A dream book takes any possible dream you can have and transforms it into a lucky number.

    • Chris: (narrating) My mother loved chocolate turtles more than anything else in the world.Whenever she ate one, it was like all her life's problems just went away. It's a good thing she chose those turtles instead of guns.

    • Chris: (narrating) My father never knew there's anything wrong with the kids, unless we're unconscious or in the hospital.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The song Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung is played when Chris is asking Greg for money.

    • The 1983 song White Lines by Grandmaster Flash was played during the scene when the mom was searching for candy while going through sugar withdrawals after giving up chocolate turtles. The song urged listeners not to use cocaine.