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Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates The English Teacher

Chris' suggestion in English class inadvertently gets his teacher in trouble when he makes the suggestion of writing a report from a movie instead of a book. While Julius makes repairs to Mr. Omar's apartment to bring it up to code, he will be staying with Chris' family.

Episode Info
Episode number: 4x4
Production Number: 070
Airdate: Friday October 24th, 2008



Guest Stars
Ernest ThomasErnest Thomas
As Mr. Omar
Recurring
Gina LaPianaGina LaPiana
As Arminta
Cultural References
Invisible Man
The novel is by Ralph Emerson and the only one published during his lifetime. The novel is about an unnamed African American, who views himself invisible to society.



Analysis
Invisible Man
If Chris had bothered to read the book, he might have noticed the parallels between him and The Invisible Man. Both were intelligent African American males stuck at the crossroads of society.
Both struggled to be accepted by mainstream society, although Chris's progress is easier than The Invisible Man's. In the African American community both are either accepted or rejected depending on who they encounter.
One could view The Invisible Man as the predecessor to Everybody Hates Chris itself. The novel shows the beginnings of process to fit everywhere was tough, Everybody Hates Chris shows how far that process has come after 30 plus years.



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