Top 10 Moments in That's So Raven

Script written by Briana Lawrence That’s so Raven was one of the funniest shows on the Disney Channel! We learned that sometimes, when we try to save the situation, we end up misbehaving. In this countdown we’re taking a look at the Top 10 Moments from That’s so Raven! We’ve included moments like “Do you carry a lunchbox” It didn’t take long to realize the vision formula: Raven sees something. Raven misinterprets it. Disaster: either humorous or downright terrible. In this case, Raven’s father loses his job– a rather serious issue that Raven attempts to fix with the power of quick thinking, disguises, and good friends. How about “Betrayed by the booty?” This may be the very first episode, but it’s one of the most memorable in the series. Raven stands up to your average unbearable television teacher and calls him out for something that we’re sure all students have wanted to address.
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Top 10 Moments in “That’s So Raven.”

Sometimes, when we try to save the situation, we end up misbehaving. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Moments in “That’s So Raven.”

For this list, we’ll be tapping our feet to that catchy opening and counting down the visions, the fashion, the lessons, and, of course, the comedic mishaps of Raven Baxter.

#10: Cake Fear & Pushover Patterson

In a surprising sitcom twist, Victor Baxter actually REMEMBERS his vow to his children: to never leave them home alone again. This leads him to re-hiring their old babysitter, Miss Patterson, and Raven and Cory couldn’t be happier. Miss Patterson is a bit of a pushover, and the siblings assume that they’ll have an easy time. However, they don’t realize the danger they’ve been put in. There’s a Revenge Seeking Babysitter on the loose, and all signs point to shifty-eyed “Pushover Patterson,” which leads to an over-the-top, hilarious Raven take on horror tropes.

#9: “That’s My JAM!”

We all have one to call our own: a jam, and when we hear it, we have to drop everything and dance. Raven demonstrates the full circle of emotions that take place when we experience the joy of jamming. After that, it’s nonstop dancing until we manage to have a heart-to-heart with our backsides to try and get them to stop shaking. Despite Raven’s over enthusiasm getting her in trouble, we can’t say we blame her. After all, it IS an obvious Beyoncé-nod that her brother keeps playing throughout the house.

#8: “Do You Carry a Lunchbox?!” It didn’t take long to realize the vision formula: Raven sees something. Raven misinterprets it. Disaster: either humorous or downright terrible. In this case, Raven’s father loses his job– a rather serious issue that Raven attempts to fix with the power of quick thinking, disguises, and good friends. Enter the exotic “Liz Ania,” –and yes, that is based on the rather satisfying Italian dish– who is Raven posing as a celebrity. Our absolute favorite moment comes from Eddie and Chelsea, who are APPALLED that the manager doesn’t know about Ms. Ania, because seriously, does he even carry a lunchbox?!

#7: Raven’s Says Goodbye to Devon

School bullies crushing on the same guy, deceptively cute little sisters, unnecessary jealousy... Raven and Devon had been through it all, and according to one of Raven’s visions, they’d be walking down the aisle. Unfortunately– as we stayed with the “vision formula”– Devon wasn’t proposing. His father was the one getting married, and it meant that Devon’s family was moving away. Raven tried to hold it together, but in the end she knew the truth: she had to say goodbye to Devon. Fortunately, the two would always have their song, which meant more than we could ever imagine.

#6: Raven’s Allergic Reaction

The first rule of That’s So Raven? Never challenge a Baxter. Baxters never give up and they’re ready to face any adversary... even if their face and hands blow up like balloons. While some people can become super-powered with mushrooms, Raven just gets super-puffy. Yes, the extreme allergic reaction gag has been done before, but hearing Raven’s shrieks and seeing her stumble across the set is not only hilarious, but oddly inspiring. She keeps going for her father, and even inspires him to never give up, especially since he’s got a spunky daughter to give him a hand.

#5: “Shine”
There was a time when we were all caught up in the “Undercover Superstar” craze... or are we thinking of that other idol show with Paula Abdul? Yep, there was an episode that was a clear nod to the singing competition, and Paula even made a guest appearance for it. While that in itself is great, the episode really shines with Raven’s performance. When her school assumes that the janitor is working undercover to discover the next big thing, Raven manages to choreograph an entire song and dance full of energy and positive lyrics.

#4: “We are the Boyz In Motion”

Admit it: you had a couple of boy bands plastered on your walls, had their school supplies, and pretended to be their newest love interest. In the 2000s, there was no better band than the total dreamboats known as the Boyz In Motion. Granted, they were a fictional band, but the boys were cute, they answered questions in song, and they had some sweet moves. No wonder why their fans fainted at their mere presence... even if it was covered in smoke to hide the fact that it was Raven and her friends.

#3: “Betrayed by the Booty”

This may be the very first episode, but it’s one of the most memorable in the series. Raven stands up to your average unbearable television teacher and calls him out for something that we’re sure all students have wanted to address. Unfortunately, Raven’s parents are called, and to stop the impending meeting she poses as a sassy, full-figured version of her mother... that had a bit too much junk in her trunk. After being caught by an amused Mr. and Mrs. Baxter, all Raven could do was glance back at her behind in utter betrayal.

#2: “Put That In Your Magazine”
Somehow, we have yet to cover one of Raven’s greatest qualities: her sense of style. Raven Baxter was one of the most fashionable teenagers on TV, so we were thrilled to see an episode where she stepped into the fashion industry. Unfortunately, her vision didn’t warn her about body shaming, and she was heartbroken to see herself photoshopped AND excluded in walking the runway. Fortunately, this leads to Raven’s best asset: her sense of self-worth. Not only does she walk the runway in her dress, she walks it her way, teams up with the other model, and gives an empowering speech.

Before we get to our number one pick, we’re having a vision about some honorable mentions:
“Water on Weave! I’m Melting!”

Don’t Have a Cow, Man

Worst. Date. Ever!

#1: “I Don’t Hire Black People”

It’s not uncommon for sitcoms to take a break in the comedy to tackle hard issues. Even so, it catches you off guard when the family-friendly Disney channel introduces a woman who flat out says she will NOT hire black people. We have our suspicions when Raven, who is more qualified than Chelsea, isn’t hired for a job in a clothing store, but her awful vision confirms it. This leads to some hard conversations about racism, but Raven’s parents encourage her not to give up. While the comedic beats are still in place, it’s the satisfaction of taking down the bigoted store manager that we value most.
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