That's So Raven (season 1)

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That's So Raven (season 1)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 21
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17) – March 5, 2004 (2004-03-05)
Season chronology
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Season 2

The first season of That's So Raven aired on Disney Channel from January, 2003 to March 2004. The season introduces the Baxter family, Raven (Raven-Symoné), Cory (Kyle Massey), Tanya Baxter (T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh) and Victor Baxter (Rondell Sheridan) as they manage with Raven and her ability to see into the future. Orlando Brown and Anneliese van der Pol co-stars as Raven's best friends, Eddie Thomas and Chelsea Daniels.

Guest stars for this season included: Rose Abdoo, Angell Conwell, Brian George, Joshua Harto, Amy Hill, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Jenifer Lewis, Wesley Mann, Niecy Nash, Ernie Sabella, Brenda Song and Kirsten Storms.

Production[edit]

The series filmed its pilot episode in April 12, 2001 and was picked up in August. The rest of season was filmed from November 9, 2001 to June 2002. All episodes were filmed at Sunset Gower Studios.

Premise[edit]

The show is set in San Francisco and revolves around a teenager named Raven Baxter, played by Raven-Symoné, and how she gets herself, her friends Eddie and Chelsea, and her family members, such as her brother Cory, out of various situations, usually by using her psychic powers and a variety of disguises.

Tagline: She can see the future. But she can't quite see what's coming next.

Episodes[edit]

Series # Season # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
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1 1 "Mother Dearest" Lee Shallat-Chemel Bob Keyes & Doug Keyes January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17) 102 3.6[1]
Raven gets in trouble after she mouths off to a spiteful teacher, and the teacher demands a parent-teacher conference. After school, Raven's parents reward her with a new cell phone because of her responsibility. Raven feels guilty, but does not tell her parents about what happened at school. Instead, she dresses up as her mother and goes to the conference, which creates all sorts of chaos. Meanwhile, Eddie is being bullied by a jock who takes over his locker.

First appearances: Raven-Symone as Raven Baxter, Orlando Brown as Eddie Thomas, Kyle Massey as Cory Baxter, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter and Rondell Sheridan as Victor Baxter

Absent: Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Daniels
2 2 "Party Animal" Rich Correll Dava Savel January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17) 109 3.3[2]
Raven and her brother Cory fight and tease each other regularly. But when Raven has a vision of her brother getting mad at her, she attempts to reconcile by throwing him an animal themed birthday party. However, circumstances make the day much harder for Raven, who has to save her relationship with Cory...as well as her ambitious birthday plans. First appearances: Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Daniels
3 3 "Test of Friendship" Rich Correll Bob Keyes & Doug Keyes January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17) 107 3.5[3]
After Raven has a vision of Eddie failing a Spanish test, she tries her best to keep it from happening. When Eddie finds out that Raven knows the answers there is a true test of friendship. Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter and Rondell Sheridan as Victor Baxter
4 4 "Wake Up Victor" Ken Ceizler Susan Sherman & Edward C. Evans January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17) 119 3.4[4]
Cory and his friend Miles attempt to hypnotize Chelsea and Raven. Instead, they hyptonise Victor. However, Victor was supposed to appear on a prestigious cooking show with impatient host Kelly Bryant. Can Raven and her family save her dad from utter failure before it's too late?
5 5 "A Fish Called Raven" Fred Savage Dava Savel & Carla Banks Waddles January 24, 2003 (2003-01-24) 121
Raven's visions get the better of her when a malicious student reporter, Serena, plans to expose her secret to the whole of her school. Now, it is up to Raven to sabotage Eddie's big basketball game and keep her reputation intact.
6 6 "Smell of Victory" Lee Shallat-Chemel Laura Perkins-Brittain January 31, 2003 (2003-01-31) 101
Raven has been paired with Ben "Stinky" Sturkey for a science project. However, his unbearable body odor poses a big difficulty when it comes to completing their DNA model. Meanwhile, Eddie tries to charm a girl at his school, which proves hard when he wakes up with a massive zit on his chin. Absent: Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Daniels
7 7 "Campaign In The Neck" Sean McNamara & Louis Griffin Beth Seriff & Geoff Tarson February 7, 2003 (2003-02-07) 114
Raven has a vision that her best friend Chelsea (who is running to be Student President) loses in a landslide vote. To prevent her vision from coming true, she enlists Eddie and Cory to help with her campaign...completing student's chores in return for a vote for Chelsea. However, as Raven soon discover, things may not be as easy as they seem.

Absent: Rondell Sheridan as Victor Baxter

Note: This is the first time where Tanya appears without Victor.
8 8 "Saving Psychic Raven" Sean McNamara Jeff Abugov & Michael Feldman February 21, 2003 (2003-02-21) 120 2.5[5]
After Raven loses a volleyball game for Bayside due to a vision she had on the court, she begins to find solace in a group of fellow Teen Psychics. Nevertheless, Eddie and Chelsea soon feel abandoned and it is up to Raven to choose which group of friends she will stick with.
9 9 "The Parties" Rich Correll Jeff Abugov & Michael Feldman February 28, 2003 (2003-02-28) 116 2.4[6]
Raven is extremely excited when she is hosting her first proper party. But when Raven's arch enemy, Nicki (Kirsten Storms), sabotages her plans and embarrasses Raven in front of her entire school, Rae, Chelsea and Eddie take revenge. However, Raven starts feeling guilty, so she doesn't send the video of Nicki looking like a disaster to Nicki's party. In the end, Raven still gets revenge with poison ivy covered flowers.
10 10 "Ye Olde Dating Game" Matthew Diamond Michael Feldman March 28, 2003 (2003-03-28) 113
After Raven's vision reveals her crush Gabriel saying he likes her, she makes sure he is her date to the Renaissance Ball, even though Raven is already going with Ben Sturkey.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter and Rondell Sheridan as Victor Baxter

Note: Second time where Victor and Tanya doesn't appear.
11 11 "Dissin' Cousins" Rich Correll Susan Sherman April 10, 2003 (2003-04-10) 108 2.3[7]
Raven's rich and boastful cousin Andrea comes to visit, leading to a major tiff between the two girls. However, with Chelsea and Eddie's help, the two soon begin to reconcile, and Eddie's dream comes true.
12 12 "Teach Your Children Well" Tony Singletary Beth Seriff & Geoff Tarson May 2, 2003 (2003-05-02) 111 2.1[8]
Raven is furious (and embarrassed) when her mom accepts a job teaching English at her school. But when a ruthless note finds its way into Tanya's grasp, it is up to Raven, Eddie and Chelsea to save the note before Raven gets in trouble.

Absent: Rondell Sheridan as Victor Baxter

Note: Second time where Tanya appears with Victor.
13 13 "Driven To Insanity" Matthew Diamond Dava Savel May 30, 2003 (2003-05-30) 104 2.7[9]
Raven goes out with an older boy, against her parents' wishes. As always, the night turns into a disaster when Raven's date turns out to be a disgusting and rude slob, and her parents' turn up at the restaurant. Meanwhile, Cory is doing everything in his power to spend some time with Chelsea.
14 14 "A Dog by Any Other Name" Gerren Keith Noel MacNeal & Peter Linz Michael Poryes & Susan Sherman June 20, 2003 (2003-06-20) 103
Chelsea likes a boy named Sam (Mike Erwin), but soon discovers that her relationship won't be as easy as it seems...the boy has the same name as her dog.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter

Note: This is the first time where Victor appears without Tanya.
15 15 "Saturday Afternoon Fever" Matthew Diamond Chip Keyes July 11, 2003 (2003-07-11) 106
Raven is assigned to spend quality time with her mother at the movies, even though she is also going on a date to the movies with heartthrob ricky. So Raven tries to juggle both tasks... with disastrous results. Absent: Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Daniels
16 16 "A Fight At The Opera" David Kendall Beth Seriff & Geoff Tarson August 8, 2003 (2003-08-08) 118
Raven and Chelsea are both appearing in their school's Classical Arts Festival. However, they dispute over creative differences. Raven wants to do an opera on credit cards while Chelsea is leaning toward problems with acid rain. The two split up and it is now up to MC Eddie to reconcile the lifelong friends.
17 17 "Psychics Wanted" Sean McNamara Maria Espada August 22, 2003 (2003-08-22) 117
Raven becomes infatuated with a jazz musician called Quiz. To earn money to buy Jazz Festival tickets, she becomes a psychic for a phone line called Psychic Sidekicks. But she soon abuses her power by making Quiz like her.
18 18 "If I Only Had a Job" Rich Correll Laura Perkins-Brittain & Carla Banks Waddles September 12, 2003 (2003-09-12) 110
After having a vision that her dad was going to get fired, Raven attempts to rescue her dad's place, but instead, gets him fired. Now, it is up to her, Chelsea and Eddie to 'bring Victor back'. But, as always, disguise is needed.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter

Note: This is the second time where Victor appears without Tanya.
19 19 "Escape Claus" Matthew Diamond Carla Banks Waddles December 5, 2003 (2003-12-05) 105 4.7[10]
In this special Christmas episode, Raven opens her beautiful Christmas present early, but after wearing it at school, she breaks it. She must sacrifice all her favorite Christmas traditions to mend the trouble she caused, even if it means Of Scrooge
20 20 "Separation Anxiety" Rich Correll Dava Savel & Carla Banks Waddle December 19, 2003 (2003-12-19) 115
Raven is terrified when she has a vision that her parents will split up. To prevent it from happening, she reconstructs their first date at Rusty's Bar and Grill, a country western restaurant. Note: This is the last episode of season 1 that Rondell Sheridan and T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh are present in.
21 21 "To See Or Not To See" Rich Correll Carla Banks Waddles March 5, 2004 (2004-03-05) 112 4.4[11]
Raven's visions cause embarrassing moments for both Eddie and Chelsea. She is miserable about her visions and being different from others. Instead, she finds solace in her Grandma Viv, who has a secret to tell her. Absent: Rondell Sheridan as Victor Baxter and T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter

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