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Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Lottery

At the neighborhood corner store, Chris claims to be the greatest "Asteroids" player in Bed Stuy, until he meets his match and has to defend his title. Meanwhile, to pay the heating bill, Julius and Rochelle have to both give up their guilty pleasures -- chocolate and lottery tickets -- but deprivation soon sends both out searching for a secret "fix."

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 115
Airdate: Thursday February 16th, 2006

Guest Stars
Antonio FargasAntonio Fargas
As Mr. Harris
Jacqueline MazarellaJacqueline Mazarella
As Mrs. Morello
Jeris Lee PoindexterJeris Lee Poindexter
As Vietnam Vet
Kevontay JacksonKevontay Jackson
As Jerome
Travis FloryTravis Flory
As Joey Caruso
Wanda G. WelchWanda G. Welch
As Dental Patient
Ali LeRoiAli LeRoi
As TV Announcer
Episode Notes
Samuel L. Jackson and Halle Berry have uncredited cameos as footage from Jungle Fever is briefly played.

"Believe It or Not" was the theme song to the Greatest American Hero. Which was in it's final season in 1983 the was played during a few scenes).

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Joey ScarburyBelieve It or Not 

Episode Quotes
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)
Narrator: But at this rate, there'll be plenty of diabetes.

Narrator: 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 five dollars, just to come to the school?
Greg: I bet I won't miss a day at school this year. So far so good.
Narrator: My mother told me, I better not miss a day at school, or else she'll take five dollars off my ass.

Narrator: Getting an award for attendance is kinda like getting an award for breathing.

Narrator: A dream book takes any possible dream you can have and transforms it into a lucky number.

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