Did I just see a cliffhanger? I must have, because thatâ€™s what â€śEverybody Hates Corleoneâ€ť felt like. For this episode, Chris (Tyler James Williams) got fed up and decided to find a way out of Corleone Junior High. The plot felt big enough to be a season finale, but it felt like it was re-written half way through because it seemed anti-climatic.
Chris got bullied everyday by everyone — that included Joey Caruso (Travis T. Flory). If your kid was bullied that much, there would be only two options: either the school does something about it, or the parents will. The choice given to him by Chrisâ€™s parents is that he must learn to deal with it. Julius (Terry Crews) even used black leaders and heroes of the past to cement his reasoning. It would have seemed like a smart-mouth line, but I would have said, â€śNot everyone is Martin Luther King, Jrâ€ť in response to his parentâ€™s suggestion. I guess those frustrations are nothing compared to ones I had about the episodeâ€™s sub-plot.
Julius finally got a new job during the day working at a local fish market. The only problem — he comes home smelling like his work. His children and his wife Rochelle (Tichina Arnold) canâ€™t stand the smell. The situation becomes so bad they nearly kick him out of the house. This is comedy and it was a funny plot, but thereâ€™s something strange about kicking a man out because he takes a good job during the day.
I used to work a night job — thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m up all hours of the early morning writing. I hated it, and I hated being tired at the end of it only to then have to take the bus all the way back home. Five years of sore feet and a sore personality took its toll on me, so I quit. Then in sheer brilliance, I took another night job — full-time! Iâ€™ve eventually come to the conclusion it wasnâ€™t for me. If I was gonna work, I might as well do it to suit what I like — Me? I like sunshine and normal sleeping hours.