Everybody Hates Chris

Season 2 Episode 14

Everybody Hates The Substitute

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 2007 on The CW
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Episode Summary

The substitute teacher expects more from Chris which is making things very hard for him. Tanya figures out if she accuses Drew of hitting her things go her way.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Very good

    I liked this episode a lot, here's why. The substitute teacher (Orlando Jones from 'Evolution') expects more from Chris which is making things very hard for him. When Chris is satisfied with a B-, the teacher insists he must achieve an A. He hilariously makes Chris wear a red shirt that says B- until he gets an A. Tanya figures out if she accuses Drew of hitting her, things go her way. I hated Tonya in this episode, Rochelle kept believing her as well but in the end when Drew has a word with his mom, Tonya is rumbled and in a fashion that had me in hysterics. Rochelle sent her upstairs and told Drew to turn up the television - and you know what that means...moreless
  • this episode was hilarous!!!!!!!!!

    it was about chris's teacher went to africa. so they had all kinds of different subs. then one day this one sub lets call him bob. well bob walked in and it was silent. chris was happy that they had a black sub. but when he handed back chris's paper he got a b-. he was happy about it. but bob wasnt. so he unded up giving him an f. so all through the episode bob taught him and on the last day he came to his house and gave him the test. he got something liek an 92%. before all that chris wanted to get rid of him she he gave this other school hsi resume. he got the job there. it ended up being a bad school. he got shoot and he blaimed it on chris. this was a good episode.moreless
Orlando Jones

Orlando Jones

Substitute Teacher

Special Guest Star

Jacqueline Mazarella

Jacqueline Mazarella

Mrs. Morello

Recurring Role

Todd Bridges

Todd Bridges


Recurring Role

Travis T. Flory

Travis T. Flory


Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Greg: Ms. Morello went on a trip to Africa to help fight off an outbreak of yellow fever.
      Chris: (narrating) More like she went to Harlem to fight off an outbreak of jungle fever.
      (Ms. Morello is then seen dancing with some black guys)

    • Chris: Man, I can't believe this. The guy's gonna kill me. It's not like I didn't have it bad enough comin' to this school from the other side of town, havin' the kids kick the crap outta me, but now the teacher's gonna kick the crap outta me too.
      Caruso: Quit complaining, Kareem. I love this guy. I didn't like him at first because of the whole black thing, but I'm doing better at math now. And the things he taught me about jazz, forget about it.

    • Rochelle: I'm raisin' men in this house, and men do not hit women.
      Chris: (narrating) That meant you couldn't hit a girl even if you were supposed to hit her.
      (Drew is in a boxing match with a female boxer; he tries to punch her)
      Rochelle: You better not hit that girl!
      (the female boxer punches Drew, knocking him out)

    • Chris Rock: (narration) Back at home, Drew was trying to watch hockey and wishing Tonya would just shut the puck up.

    • Chris: Are you serious?
      Mr. Newton: As a catastrophic cardiac infarction.
      Chris Rock: (narration) Quit showing off, just say heart attack!

    • Mr. Newton: Starting tomorrow, we're going to put some brains inside that head of yours.
      Chris Rock: (narration) And I'm gonna put a brick upside that head of yours!

    • Substitute Teacher: It's algebra, the math of the unknown.
      Chris: Then I must be doing great, 'cause I don't know it.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode was nominated for a Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.

    • Music in tonight's episode:

      The song that plays at the beginning of the episode is "Another Bites The Dust" by Queen.

      The last song played is "Don't Get Me Wrong" by the Pretenders.


    • The scene where the substitute teacher makes Chris practice math in the yard and hoses him with water is from "An Officer and a Gentleman" (Richard Gere and Louis Gossett Jr.), even matching the dialogue.

    • Caruso: (to Chris) Hey Ebony. (to Greg) Ivory.

      This is a reference to Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder's song, "Ebony and Ivory." This is the same song that plays the first time Caruso beats Chris up in the pilot episode.

    • The "Vitruvian Man" that Mr. Newton sketches on the blackboard is based on a drawing by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci.

    • Substitute Teacher: To be or not to be, that is the question.

      Chris Rock mentions in his narration that this substitute is really an out-of-work actor. The teacher's line is from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

    • One of the substitute teachers, who is dressed like a dancer (including the 80s style legwarmers) was posed in a chair and waiting for someone to splash water on her. This is a recreation of a famous scene from the movie Flashdance (1983) where water is splashed on an exotic dancer performing at a club. The sub was even posed like the dancer in the movie.

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