Parents' Guide to

Everybody Hates Chris

By Marjorie Kase, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Everyone will love this funny take on real issues.

TV CW , Nickelodeon Comedy 2005
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 10+


I think this show is funny! The funniest characters are Chris' parents! His mom is so mean and naggy and his dad is so cheap! One thing I do not like too much about this show is the amount of racial jokes in it. Fans of the show, whatever racist joke you here on the show, don't say it! It's mean!
age 11+

Wholesome and funny

Even though the characters are flawed in one way or another, Chris is a good kid with good role models for parents. There are obvious prejudiced comments made by Chris’ teacher in every episode but they are purely for laughs.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (93 ):

This warmhearted series is a prime example of how to take serious issues and approach them in a humorous yet thought-provoking way. Everybody Hates Chris is innovative, funny, and stereotype-defying -- enjoyable for teens and their parents.

It doesn't shy away from addressing racial stereotypes. For example, much is made over the fact that Chris' father, unlike most other families on the block, is still around to support the family financially and emotionally. The show even goes so far as to mention the "N" word, which a conventional sitcom wouldn't dare utter without the program being considered a "very special episode."

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