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Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Hall Monitors

212. Everybody Hates Hall Monitors

Aired January 29, 2007

Chris tries to gain respect at school by becoming a hall monitor. Meanwhile, Rochelle unloads on Julius about her new colleague, and Tonya is unhappy when her friends are more interested in Drew.

Quote from Rochelle

Adult Chris: [v.o.] Every time my mother got a new job, there was always someone she hated. At the hospital, it was Tammy.
[fantasy: Rochelle is wearing a nurse's uniform as she talks to Julius:]
Rochelle: So Tammy says to set the defibrillator to 200. I know how to set the defibrillator. I'm gonna defibrillate her.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] At the fire station, it was Betty.
[fantasy: Rochelle is in a fireman's uniform talking to Julius:]
Rochelle: That damn Betty set the water pressure at a hundred pounds per square inch, when she know I told her to set it at 130 pounds per square inch. I should've turned the hose on her.
[fantasy: Rochelle wearing an astronaut's uniform and carrying foil-wrapped meals as the family sit at the dinner table with a jar of Tang:]
Adult Chris: [v.o.] And at NASA, it was Belinda.
Rochelle: Can you believe that heifer? I told her to set the aft booster at 25,000 feet per second, and she looked at me like I'm crazy. Now, if we would've got stuck in the ionosphere, she would've been like, "Oh, well, what we gonna do now?" More Tang?
[reality:]
Adult Chris: [v.o.] And at the office, it was Charmaine.
Rochelle: And then when I got back from lunch, she done move my stapler. Talking about, "That's not where it goes." I told her I put it there, so that's where it goes. He didn't hear a word she said.

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Quote from Rochelle

Rochelle: Ooh. Let me tell you what Charmaine did today. So she says to me, "Did you just get your hair done?" And she said it just like that. And then she passes me the card to her hairdresser and says, "Ooh, you know, girl, you should go to him. He's real good." I mean she got some nerve. Her hair so short, she can't even roll it with rice. I'm telling you, she got one more time.
Julius: Maybe she thought you'd like her hairdresser.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Uh-oh.
Rochelle: Are you defending her?
Julius: No. Um, I just thought maybe you took it wrong.
Rochelle: I took it wrong? She asked me if I just got my hair done and then hands me a card to her hairdresser. That's like somebody asking you if you just took a shower and then handing you a bar of soap.
Julius: I was just trying to help.
Rochelle: Help who? The woman has been messing with me since the day I got there. Now you're telling me I'm taking it wrong? Oh, no, she gonna take it wrong when I knock her over her block head.
Julius: Calm down.
Rochelle: Calm down? Why should I calm down? Oh, so I guess you're going to take sides with her, too. Next thing I know, you're gonna be passing me a card to her hairdresser.
Julius: Well, why you getting mad at me? This woman hands you a card and you trying to start a fight.
Rochelle: I am not trying to start a fight. She's the one trying to start a fight.
Julius: I don't care who's trying to start a fight. I'm trying to get some sleep.
Rochelle: Well, I am so sorry for trying to have a conversation with my husband!
Adult Chris: [v.o.] I've learned that when dealing with a woman who has a problem, the last thing she wants from a man is a solution.

Quote from Julius

Julius: Hey, babe.
Rochelle: You know, I don't understand why you just can't listen to me. I'm upset and I want to talk about what happened at work. I listen to you when you complain about work.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] My father never complained about work no matter what happened. One time he ran into a wall.
[fantasy: Julius arriving home with a bandaged face and a crutch:]
Rochelle: How was work, honey?
Julius: Fine.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] One time he got held up.
[fantasy: Julius hopping into the bedroom blindfolded, gagged and with his hands tied:]
Rochelle: Oh, how was work, honey?
Julius: Fine.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] One time he got his head cut off.
[fantasy: Julius is just a head on a high-chair:]
Rochelle: So how was work?
Julius: Fine. Chris, let me get a piece of that bacon.

Quote from Greg

Chris: Tried to give these guys a citation and they shoved me in the locker.
Greg: I'm not surprised. I mean, just look at your body language.
Chris: What body language?
Greg: It screams, "Ignore me." Your shoulders are hunched over. You're staring at the ground and you sound like a girl. Let me have that.
Chris: I don't sound like a girl. You hear like a girl.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] And throw like a girl, run like a girl and scream like a girl.
Greg: I'm just saying, people can hear the fear in your voice. If you want to give out citations, you have to give them out like you mean it. [puts a toothpick in his mouth]
Chris: What is that for?
Greg: It's my thing. Kojak had a lollipop and I got this.

Quote from Adult Chris

Greg: Man, a hall monitor. How'd you get in?
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Jesse Jackson threatened a boycott.

Quote from Chris

Adult Chris: [v.o.] Later, I was thinking about Greg. And I wondered how my heroes would handle being a hall monitor. I thought about how Mr. T would handle it.
[fantasy: Chris is dressed as Mr. T in the hallway:]
Chris: I pity the fool who doesn't have a hall pass.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] I thought about how Dirty Harry would handle it.
[fantasy: Chris is holding pointing a gun at somebody on the ground:]
Chris: I know what you're thinking... Was that the first bell or the second bell? Well, you have to ask yourself one question: do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?
Adult Chris: [v.o.] I even thought about how the Terminator would handle it.
[fantasy: Chris is wearing a leather jacket, shades and holding a machine gun:]
Chris: No citation? I'll be black.

Quote from Adult Chris

Adult Chris: [v.o.] One of the biggest problems I had in school was I got no respect. People disrespected me at lunch.
Chris: Hey! That's my roll.
Girl: Shut up.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] They disrespected me in the halls.
Chris: Hey, man, that's my coat.
Boy: Shut up!
Adult Chris: [v.o.] They even disrespected me during fire drills.
Ms. Morello: Oh, Chris, you go back inside and make sure nothing valuable burns.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] I tried to make friends. I even ran for office. I just couldn't get any respect.

Quote from Adult Chris

Chris: [Caruso knocks Chris's books out of his hand] Hey!
Joey Caruso: Shut up.
Hall Monitor: You. Pick those up.
Joey Caruso: What if I don't?
Adult Chris: [v.o.] The only kids in school that got respect from everyone were the hall monitors.
Hall Monitor: I'll put you in detention so long, your kids will get out of school before you.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Hall monitors were the closest thing we had to the police. They couldn't arrest you, but they could write you up.
Chris: Thanks.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Oh, and if you're Black, they could shoot you.
Hall Monitor: You need to be in class.
Chris: All right.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Being on the wrong side of a hall monitor was like being on the wrong side of the law. Nobody messed with those guys. [Caruso knocks Chris's books out of his hands again]
Joey Caruso: What you going to do now Coco Puff?
Adult Chris: [v.o.] The only thing I could do. Join the few, the proud, the hall monitors.

Quote from Greg

Chris: Oh, I asked Mrs. Milone. She said as long as I kept my grades up, there'll be no problem.
Greg: Man, I always wanted to be a hall monitor.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] What Greg imagined hall monitors did and what they actually did were two different things.
[fantasy: Greg and another boy are in army fatigues as they monitor a group of students in the hallway:]
Greg: [over radio] Hall Dog One to Hall Dog Two. I have a group of violators. Sector one. On my signal Hall monitors! Down! Get on the ground! Go! That's what happens to punks who linger after the second bell. Book 'em, guys. We got a runner!

Quote from Rochelle

Rochelle: Tonya, why don't you invite some friends to come over to play?
Tonya: Because you say you ain't want none of those raggedy kids in your house.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] She actually said something much worse than "raggedy."
Rochelle: Fine. You can have some friends over, but keep them out of my room, out of my kitchen and out of my way, and don't bring that little crazy girl over here.
Tonya: Thanks, Ma.
Rochelle: Hey, where you going? You're not finished yet. Get back over here.

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