411. Everybody Hates Mr. Levine
Aired January 9, 2009
During a blackout Chris meets Stan Levine (Steve Landesberg), the last remaining White guy in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Rochelle learns she is actually a year younger than she thought.
Quote from Greg
Chris: She said hi. So what?
Greg: No, she said, "Hi, Chris and Greg." You were nowhere near me. I've got no identity. I'm sick of it. I'm not Greg, I'm Chris-and-Greg. I'm just a sidekick.
Chris: You're not a sidekick.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] That's what Batman told Robin.
Greg: Yeah, you're right. Sidekicks have their own identities. Tonto, Hutch, Watson, Robin, Kato, Tattoo, Chong, Poncho, 99, Tubbs. I don't want to be Chris-and- Greg for the rest of my life.
[fantasy - a newscast:]
News Anchor: Governor Chris-and-Greg was arrested today on prostitution and racketeering charges. Governor Chris-and-Greg was elected two years ago on a law and order platform, and now Governor Chris-and-Greg faces up to three years in prison.
Greg: Why is it Chris and Greg anyways? Why isn't it Greg and Chris?
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Because it's not your show.
Quote from Adult Chris
Adult Chris: [v.o.] There's always one White person left in a Black neighborhood after all the other ones leave. Maybe he was going to tell the others when it was safe to come back.
Quote from Julius
Tonya: Where were you, Daddy?
Julius: I was asleep.
Rochelle: You slept through the worst blackout in ten years?
Julius: What's the difference? I wouldn't have seen it if I was awake and I couldn't see it in my sleep. [chuckles]
Rochelle: Oh, well, since you got so much sleep, you go get dinner. Sit down, kids.
Quote from Mr. Omar
Mr. Omar: Hey, Chris. I can't believe this. There's rioting, looting. People are getting killed.
Chris: I know, it's tragic.
Mr. Omar: Tragic? It's great.
Quote from Rochelle
Adult Chris: [v.o.] While I dealt with the crazy old man, Peaches dealt with a crazy young woman.
Rochelle: [sings] I got the best, the most Baby, from coast to coast And I don't wanna boast 'Cause I love you, square biz I'm talkin' square biz To you, baby Square, square biz [talks] So what you think?
Adult Chris: [v.o.] I think a leopard cub is missing his mommy.
Peaches: It's a'ight.
Rochelle: "A'ight"? I thought you knew what was going on. This is what's happening now.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] If you're a leopard.
Peaches: Who told you that?
Rochelle: This girl I met at the mall named Kiki. I mean, we're about the same age, we like the same things, we have the same interests.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] She's 40 and likes to yell at people too?
Peaches: Mm-hm. How old is she?
Peaches: Twenty-nine?! You have bras older than that. Gerald Ford was still president when you were 29. When you were 29, Captain and Tennile was still at the top of the charts. When you was 29, Generalissimo Francisco Franco still had a country...
Rochelle: Okay, okay, okay.
Quote from Chris
[fantasy: Mr. Levine walks Chris through the neighborhood back when it was majority White:]
Mr. Levine: It was great. The men were polite.
Man: Allow me, madam.
Woman: Oh, thank you, sir.
Mr. Levine: When's the last time you seen a guy do that?
Adult Chris: [v.o.] When's the last time you saw somebody do that?
Chris: You got milk delivered to your houses?
Mr. Levine: Cereal too.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Somebody would come by and drink the milk out of the bowl when you were done.
Chris: It couldn't have been all great.
Mr. Levine: We had crime, but the criminals were nice.
Criminal: [holding a switchblade] Excuse me, sir, but may I bother you for your wallet?
Old Man: Why, of course.
Chris: Wow. So when did it all change?
Mr. Levine: When Willie Harris moved in.
[After a Black man enters an apartment building, a bunch of White people run out screaming]
Mr. Levine: After that, I didn't go out much. Just wasn't the same.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] They replaced the crackers with crack.
Quote from Drew
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Back at home, everybody was talking except me.
Drew: All the lights went out and then these guys came in Doc's and Doc said they could loot, but they were gonna do it with a bullet in their behind. And then they left. It was so cool.
Quote from Chris
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Out on the street, we took a slow stroll while I brought Mr. Levine up to speed.
Mr. Levine: Used to be an ice cream stand there.
Chris: Oh, that's where they sell crack now.
Dealer: This is the good stuff; gonna cost you more.
Customer:All right. Got it all here?
Mr. Levine: That's where Jerry and Becky Rosenthal got married.
Chris: Yeah, that's where Petey Pete got Tisha-T pregnant.
Mr. Levine: That's where Jacob Cohen got shot 30 years ago.
Chris: Oh, that's where that guy is about to get shot right now.
Woman: Eat lead! [gunshot fires]
Quote from Doc
Adult Chris: [v.o.] The only thing scarier than a man almost dying is being the one that almost killed him.
Chris: I thought walking and meeting people would be good for him. I didn't know he had a weak heart.
Doc: He's old, Chris. Everything on him is weak. What were you thinking? You got him out running around like he's Carl Lewis or something. He forgot four prescriptions. He got pills to take for everything. From his heart beating to blinking his eyes.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] He's even got a pill to help him remember to take his pills.
Chris: You think he'll be okay?
Doc: At this age, you can get over anything with a good nap.
Quote from Julius
Rochelle: He said I looked like her mother.
Julius: You're not old.
Rochelle: Yes, I am. I got kicked out of the club.
Julius: Technically, they just didn't let you in.
Rochelle: Oh, yeah, that's right. I was too old to make it through the door.
Julius: Baby, forget those young girls. They wish they had what you have, and as long as I'm your doorman, you got a lifelong VIP pass to a one-woman club.
Rochelle: That is the sweetest thing you've ever said to me.
Adult Chris: [v.o.] Three weeks later, my mother found the greeting card he stole it off of and refused to talk to him for the next month.