That's So Raven (season 3)

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That's So Raven (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 35
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Original release October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01) – January 16, 2006 (2006-01-16)
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The third season of That's So Raven aired on Disney Channel from October 1, 2004 to January 16, 2006. The season deals with the Baxter family, Raven (Raven-Symoné), Cory (Kyle Massey), Tanya (T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh) and Victor Baxter (Rondell Sheridan) as they continue to 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.

The episode Too Much Pressure, which aired on June 17, 2005, broke Disney Channel records by being the 66th episode of the series, the first to break the 65-episode contract. The hour long episode, Country Cousins, which aired on July 29, 2005, broke Disney Channel records again by scoring 10.8 million viewers, the highest broadcast on the network in its history. This feat would later be beaten by High School Musical 2. That's So Raven was officially called the network's highest-rated series during its third year run.[1]

Guest stars for this season included: Rose Abdoo, James Avery, Yvette Nicole Brown, Mary Jo Catlett, Kathie Lee Gifford, Juliette Goglia, Allie Grant, Macy Gray, Mary Gross, Jackée Harry, David Henrie, Claudia Jordan, Cyndi Lauper, Cody Linley, Susan Lucci, Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Christopher Massey, Jonathan McDaniel, Devon Odessa, Dempsey Pappion, Della Reese, Erica Rivera, Giovonnie Samuels, Drew Sidora, Mindy Sterling, Alyson Stoner, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Ricky Ullman, Travis Van Winkle, Rheagan Wallace, and Kym Whitley.

This is the final season to feature T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter.

This is the last season produced by Brookwell McNamara Entertainment.

Main Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

This season was filmed from April 2004 to May 2005.

Production staff[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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44 1 "Psychic Eye for the Sloppy Guy" Rich Correll Marc Warren October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01) 301 TBA
Raven, Chelsea, and Eddie give a student at school named Tyler a makeover. Tyler likes Raven, but he is not Raven's type, so she tells him that she just wants to be friends. After the makeover, Tyler turns out to be really handsome, so she wants him back. But he's already dating someone else. This causes Raven to disguise herself as a belly-dancer and -- unsuccessfully -- try to break them up at a restaurant.
45 2 "Stark Raven Mad" Marc Warren Sarah Jane Cunningham &
Suzie V. Freeman
October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22) 304 TBA
Raven tries to deal with her annoying new neighbor, Sierra (Juliette Goglia), as well as getting close to her science partner, Jalen. Meanwhile, Eddie and Chelsea do their project on the effects of not sleeping for 48 hours -- with unwilling partners Tanya and Victor.
46 3 "Opportunity Shocks" Rich Correll Dava Savel November 5, 2004 (2004-11-05) 309 TBA

Raven, Cory, and Victor try to sell a business entrepreneur (James Avery) his next venture. However, Raven is constantly interrupted by an annoying seven-year-old named Stanley (Bobb'e J. Thompson).

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
47 4 "Taken to the Cleaners" Rich Correll Michael Feldman November 19, 2004 (2004-11-19) 313 TBA
Raven and Chelsea's plans for an all-day movie marathon are ruined when Eddie has to bring his annoying neighbor, Stanley, with him. Even worse, Stanley still has the hots for Raven. Meanwhile, Cory; Victor; and Eddie lose all their valuables to Stanley in a game of ping-pong. Chelsea then decides to play him for all their stuff back -- a fatal mistake, on Stanley's part; Chelsea is a champion ping-pong player! Macy Gray guest stars in this episode as an employee for the dry cleaning company.
48 5 "Five Finger Discount" Rich Correll Dennis Rinsler December 3, 2004 (2004-12-03) 302 TBA
Cory gets sucked into a world of peer pressure after his friends (Cody Linley and Christopher Massey) encourage him to shoplift at a toy store. His guilt causes him to have nightmares. Raven has a vision of Cory getting stopped by a security guard for shoplifting again, and tries to prevent it —- but, as usual, she must disguise herself -- as a security guard -- making the vision come true! In disguise, Raven is able to tell the real security guard that the other boys have been shoplifting, and Cory leaves his "friends". Meanwhile, Raven; Chelsea; and Eddie win a "mystery prize" in a soda-can contest. The audience never discovers what this prize is, but clues are dropped, ending in the prize getting ruined -— right before the audience sees it. Clues are: that Chelsea says "Our prize isn't allowed in the mall!", and Eddie saying "This one is!". Another one is Raven telling Eddie and Chelsea not to get it wet. Although never blatantly stated, "the prize" is most suggested to be a mechanical pet.
49 6 "Sweeps" Sean McNamara Dennis Rinsler December 11, 2004 (2004-12-11) 311 TBA
The community gets ready for their annual play, and everything goes well -- until Raven has a vision of the audience jeering the play. Raven decides to take charge of all aspects of the play, thus becoming overly bossy and arrogant. This drives everyone else to quit. Now, Raven must put on the show -- by herself!
50 7 "Double Vision" T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh Sarah Jane Cunningham &
Suzie V. Freeman
December 17, 2004 (2004-12-17) 318 TBA

Raven tries to keep her distance from Ben (Travis Van Winkle), a boy whom Chelsea likes. While doing so, she has a vision of another student getting into a freak accident —- and to her surprise, Ben has the same vision. The two realize that they are both psychic, but Ben has not told his family or friends about his "gift". Raven tries to persuade him to be honest. Ben hugs Raven because he's happy he can trust Raven, leading Chelsea to think that Raven and Ben are dating. Ben and Raven realized when they hugged they both saw a vision of the same thing. Later in the episode Ben and Raven kiss so they can see where Rayne Bow is clearly. Elsewhere, a pop star named Rayne Bow comes to the school to do a performance, and Eddie ends up trapped in a closet with her -- right before her scheduled performance! Meanwhile, Cory and Cindy become boyfriend and girlfriend. Cindy says it's official when they kiss. But Cory is uncomfortable about that and says we don't have to do what we don't want to do, and Cindy agrees too.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
51 8 "Bend It Like Baxter" Rich Correll Dava Savel January 7, 2005 (2005-01-07) 315 TBA

A Russian gymnast, who resembles Raven, comes to the school. A boy Raven really likes mixes up the two girls, leading Raven to pretend to be the gymnast. At the gymnastics meet, which is scheduled for the next day, the boy thinks Raven's entering. Raven thinks the Russian girl can take her place, but -- unfortunately -- the Russian gymnast sprains her ankle, and can't perform!

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
52 9 "The Big Buzz" Eric Dean Seaton Marc Warren January 28, 2005 (2005-01-28) 322 2.2
Raven desperately strives to win "Best Dressed" at school, and she helps a shy guidance counselor, who lacks self-confidence. However, the school counselor (Susan Lucci) ends up upstaging her.
53 10 "True Colors/ True coloures" Christopher B. Pearman Michael Carrington February 4, 2005 (2005-02-04) 303 TBA

Raven and Chelsea apply for jobs at a store, but, despite Raven's obvious skills and Chelsea's incompetence, Chelsea is the one chosen. However, Raven has a vision that the manager is a racist and this was the only reason she didn't get the job, so she goes undercover for a TV news report (with Chelsea and Eddie's help) to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Cory has to write a report on Black History Month, but doesn't want to, so he has a dream where a disguised Victor as Fredrick Douglass Tanya as Bessie Coleman and Eddie as Scott Joplin introduce him to the world of black history.

  • Eddie mentions as a kid that his friend from 2nd grade whose father told him he couldn't play with him cause of his race.
54 11 "Dog Day Aftergroom" KC Lynn De Stefano Theresa Akana &
Stacee Comage
February 11, 2005 (2005-02-11) 317 TBA

Chelsea gets a job at "Camp Woof-Woof", a dog daycare in the neighborhood. Even though she works for free, Raven and Eddie decide to work for money. Their most important client is a famous show Bichon Frise that is in a show that very night. Unfortunately, Raven's pink armband falls into the tub while she and Eddie are bathing the dog, turning it bright pink! The three then scramble to fix the problem before the dog show starts. At home, Victor joins a knitting club full of old ladies, who prove to be quite formidable when Cory tries to sell their products. Special guest star Kathie Lee Gifford as Claire the owner of Camp Woof-Woof.

Note: T'Keyah crystal Keymah appeared less than 5 minutes in this episode.
55 12 "Royal Treatment" Christopher B. Pearman Sarah Jane Cunningham &
Suzie V. Freeman
February 18, 2005 (2005-02-18) 310 TBA
Raven is the first friend of a new exchange student (Dempsey Pappion). He offers her a feather, which she accepts confusedly. She later invites him back to her house; after spending some time getting acquainted with Raven's friends, he gives her a seashell. Chelsea thinks it's a crush —- and she is right, as the exchange student then sends her a beautiful dress. She puts it on -- against her mother's wishes -- and goes to a party at the embassy (seen in a vision). Tanya, though, soon discovers that Raven has inadvertently accepted a marriage proposal from the Prince of his country, Shakobi (a fictional African nation). Eddie and Chelsea must go undercover as dancers to stop the ceremony. Meanwhile, Cory's pet rat, Lionel, wins a magazine photo contest, and an eccentric photographer comes to the house.
56 13 "Art Breaker" Gregory Hobson Josh Lynn & Danny Warren February 25, 2005 (2005-02-25) 308 TBA

Raven is shocked about Chelsea's sculpture of her: an abstract piece, which blends the real Raven with the bird of the same name, creating a head with an enormous beak. Raven thinks Chelsea is making fun of her, which breaks Chelsea's heart. When Raven shows the sculpture to Eddie, though, she accidentally destroys it, leading her to "become a piece of art" at Chelsea's show! Meanwhile, Cory sells soda to kids in milk cartons at school after the school and his home bans sugar.

Guest Stars: Cyndi Lauper as Mrs. Petuto, Raven's art teacher.
57 14 "Boyz 'N Commotion" Debbie Allen Theresa Akana &
Stacee Comage
March 11, 2005 (2005-03-11) 306 TBA

Alana is sent to military school and a girl named Bianca replaces her and takes over her posse. Bianca and her posse make trouble for Raven when the latter must bring in some form of entertainment. She abruptly blurts out that she knows the boys in the band Boyz 'N Motion, and she can get them to perform. Surprisingly, they agree, staying at her house the night before the big show. Unfortunately, the boys get lazy and complacent as the Baxters wait on them, and do not show up for their performance. Raven and her friends disguise themselves as the "Boyz", but in the end, they appear; it seems Tanya scolded them. Meanwhile, Cory hits upon a scheme to take items that the "Boyz" have used, and sell them on the internet.

Guest Stars: Erica Rivera as Bianca, Ashley Drane as Muffy, Andrea Edwards as Loca
58 15 "Gettin' Outta Dodge" Rich Correll Edward C. Evans April 8, 2005 (2005-04-08) 319 TBA

Raven accidentally hits Bianca in the face during a game of dodgeball. Surprisingly, it makes her a nice person, leading everyone to think Raven is the toughest girl in school. She abuses her newfound power, and takes over Bianca's old posse, but soon regrets it. The only cure, though, hits Bianca in the chest with another dodge ball. Meanwhile, Larry spends time with Victor which makes Cory jealous.

Guest Stars: Erica Rivera as Bianca, Ashley Drane as Muffy, Andrea Edwards as Loca

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
59 16 "On Top of Old Oakey" John Tracy Michael Feldman April 22, 2005 (2005-04-22) 305 TBA

While petitioning for the preservation of Old Oakey, the old oak tree in front of the school, Chelsea falls in love with a cute vegetarian boy named Jake (Ricky Ullman), but Raven has a vision of Jake eating ribs at The Chill Grill. Chelsea doubts Raven's vision and cuts ties with both Raven and Eddie. Meanwhile, Cory's band needs a lead singer that has to be a cute girl. But when Cory sees Francesca, he is "deafened" by love and doesn't hear how bad she sings.

Guest Stars: Ricky Ullman as Jake, Ashley Rose Orr as Francesca
60 17 "They Work Hard for His Honey" Eric Dean Seaton Edward C. Evans April 29, 2005 (2005-04-29) 307 4.2[2]

Raven, Chelsea, and Eddie get jobs at the school store for service credit from Mrs. DePaulo, who makes Eddie the manager. Everything starts out just right -- until Eddie hires his girlfriend, Chantel, to work there. This makes Raven and Chelsea do all the work, while he and Chantel do nothing. To make matters worse, Eddie told Chantel that he is rich, romancing her with lobsters and steaks; to do this, he constantly borrows money from Raven and Chelsea. They finally tell him off, and Raven has a vision of Eddie reaching into the store's vault, apparently stealing. Eddie really hid a present, though, and Raven soon makes a mess out of things —- in more ways than one!

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
61 18 "Mind Your Own Business" Eric Dean Seaton Dennis Rinsler May 13, 2005 (2005-05-13) 327 TBA

Raven, Eddie, and Chelsea all decide to join an after-school club, "Future Leaders United in Business" (the FLUB club). At first, they work well with each other to defeat a competing team, but then they must compete against each other for a shopping spree. The competition soon gets the best of their friendship, as they grow suspicious of sabotage. Meanwhile, Cory has installed a hot tub in his room and Victor starts using it, making Cory not use it. Cory and Victor agree to move it out to the backyard.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
62 19 "Hizzouse Party" Rich Correll Michael Carrington June 13, 2005 (2005-06-13) 312 5.1[3]

Victor and Tanya go out of town, leaving Raven and Cory home alone. After Raven accidentally breaks a lamp, she lets Cory throw a party to try to raise enough money to buy the expensive lamp back. However, a scheme of Cory's ends up backfiring on both of them. Meanwhile, Victor seems to be falling in love with his in-car navigation system which he names "Sasha", making Tanya jealous.

  • After Raven & Cory's party gets discovered this prompts Victor to never leave Raven & Cory home alone again and to re-hire an old babysitter later shown in "Cake Fear".
63 20 "Mismatch Maker" Fred Savage Edward C. Evans June 14, 2005 (2005-06-14) 325 4.3[3]

Eddie and Chantel break up, and Raven accidentally makes things worse between the two. Chantel ends up going to the basketball ceremony with Tyrone, in an effort to make Eddie jealous. Raven, feeling bad that Eddie no longer wants to go to his own ceremony sets up her "cousin" Seyoncé to be Eddie's date to the ceremony. Meanwhile, Cory has to struggle to find the owner of a dog that followed him home, soon to be found by his owner who looks exactly like Cory (which is the reason suspected for why the dog followed him home).

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
64 21 "Chef-Man and Raven" Rich Correll Story by: Jim Reynolds
Teleplay by: Lanny Horn &
Sarah Watson
June 15, 2005 (2005-06-15) 314 5.0[3]
The host of a popular cooking show turns out to be an old rival of Victor's, who challenges Victor to compete on the show. Meanwhile, Cory and Tanya experience problems with Cory's sagging pants.
65 22 "When in Dome" Marc Warren Sarah Jane Cunningham &
Suzie V. Freeman
June 16, 2005 (2005-06-16) 328 4.7[3]

Jennifer (Rheagan Wallace), an old friend of Chelsea's visits, and Raven becomes jealous when she realizes they have more in common with each other than she does with Chelsea. To try and save her friendship with Chelsea, Raven joins her in a Bio-Dome, and doesn't exactly get along with the ecosystem.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter

Note: This episode featured a giant plant which resembled the Audrey II from The Little Shop of Horrors
66 23 "Too Much Pressure" Rich Correll Dava Savel June 17, 2005 (2005-06-17) 323 4.4[3]

Raven and Chelsea desperately want to appear in Pressure's new video, "Gotta Get You Back". This leads them to trick Cory into taking dancing lessons, more specifically the Dance of the Yak. Cory tries to quit the lessons, but due to a promise to Victor, he can't. Chelsea ends up revealing Raven's true intentions to Cory, who later tells his ordeal to Pressure. Raven ends up in Pressure's music video, but not exactly the way her vision depicted. This is the second episode in which Raven looks at the camera. She is seen doing this in her vision.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter

Note: Pressure is a parody of Usher.
67 24 "Extreme Cory" Rich Correll Theresa Akana &
Stacee Comage
July 8, 2005 (2005-07-08) 326 TBA

Cory wants to be in a hip "extreme" skateboarding group, but he doesn't know how to skateboard. So he asks Raven to help him get in the club. Meanwhile, Eddie asks Chelsea to tape his life video but she keeps getting distracted.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
68 25 "The Grill Next Door" Sean McNamara Michael Feldman July 8, 2005 (2005-07-08) 324 TBA

Victor's old rival, Leonard Stevenson, returns, and opens a similar restaurant near The Chill Grill, thus named The Hill Grill. Raven then has a vision that The Chill Grill goes out of business. Meanwhile, Cory and his band plan to perform to get his father's customers back, but after rejecting Stanley, they lose the customers to The Hill Grill, and made them more famous. Raven has to pretend to be Stanley's girlfriend, so that he will sing at The Chill Grill, and bring back the customers.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
69 26 "Point of No Return" Sean McNamara Edward C. Evans July 23, 2005 (2005-07-23) 330 TBA

Victor gives her $100 for a calculator, which is for her trigonometry class at school. However, she decides to buy a outfit to wear to an upcoming party instead, then return the outfit the next day, and get her money back to buy the calculator. Unfortunately, Raven accidentally gets lip gloss on the blouse. Now, she; Eddie; and Chelsea must try to get the stain out, and return the outfit. Meanwhile, Victor and Cory take an annual father-son shopping trip. Cory doesn't like the trip, especially when Victor embarrasses him in front of girls he likes.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
70/71 27/28 "Country Cousins" Sean McNamara Dennis Rinsler (Part 1)
Michael Carrington (Part 2)
July 29, 2005 (2005-07-29) 320-321 10.8[4]

Raven and Chelsea travel to the country in an attempt to settle a long-lasting family feud over a gravy boat that was thought to be stolen by Victor.

Guest stars: Kym Whitley as Cousin Vicky, and Giovonnie Samuels as Betty Jane.

Note: Raven-Symoné plays quadruple roles as Raven Baxter, Auntie Faye, Cousin Delroy, and Baby G. Also, this is the other cousin was shown in the episode, Dissin' Cousins, having 10.6 million views. This is also an hour long episode.
72 29 "Food for Thought" Rich Correll Marc Warren September 18, 2005 (2005-09-18) 316 TBA

The cafeteria at Raven's school is turned into a food court full of junk food. All of the students love the food, except Chelsea, who sees it as unhealthy. As all of the teens gradually become slower, fatter, and less energetic, Raven saves herself by seeing a future in which everyone at school grows a huge posterior! She and Chelsea must stop the "attack of the giant booties", which becomes hard when the food court begins to offer breakfast programs and take-out. To make matters worse, the junk-filled court could become a nationwide chain in all schools if Raven's school votes "yes" to the program. Can she and Chelsea save the day before everyone suffers from "a lot of junk in the trunk"? Meanwhile, Cory has a man to help with his homework and Victor and Tanya find out and scold him. The man shows a book in a interview and Victor and Tanya show him the interview. Later, Tanya returns to law school leaving Victor at home with Raven and Cory.

Guest Star: Mindy Sterling as Judge Foodie

Note: This is the final episode that T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter is present in. She is no longer present in anymore episodes after this episode.
73 30 "Mr. Perfect" Rich Correll Michael Carrington October 7, 2005 (2005-10-07) 329 TBA

Raven has a vision that her "perfect" boyfriend is "too perfect" for her, so she tries to save their relationship.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
74 31 "Goin' Hollywood" Rich Correll Dennis Rinsler & Marc Warren November 4, 2005 (2005-11-04) 333 3.7[5]

Cory wins a brief role on a TV show, "Better Days", where the child actress named Ally Walker (Alyson Stoner) on the show wants to try life as a regular kid.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tayna Baxter

Note: This episode was originally a backdoor pilot for a TV series starring Stoner. The show's concept was later re-tooled into Hannah Montana.
75 32 "Save the Last Dance" Sean McNamara Marc Warren November 25, 2005 (2005-11-25) 334 TBA

Raven has a vision that she is at the prom with a man and wants him to be her prom date, but doesn't know who he is. When she is unable to find him before the prom, she ends up going alone with Eddie and Chelsea, who have dates, until Devon shows up and becomes her date. Meanwhile, Cory is concerned that he may have a hairy back.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
76 33 "Cake Fear" Rondell Sheridan Theresa Akana &
Stacee Comage
December 16, 2005 (2005-12-16) 332 TBA

Victor does not trust Raven and Cory to be home alone when he goes away for the weekend, since last time they threw a party with a mechanical bull when he and Tanya were gone 14 episodes ago. So he re-hires their old babysitter Miss Patterson (Mary Gross) aka "Push-over Patterson". When she arrives, she is the same old push-over, but she carries a mysterious bag around with her wherever she goes. Whenever it's mentioned, she gets all weird and intense. When she takes a shower for five and a half minutes because that's all the time they gave her when she went away - Raven, Cory, Eddie and Chelsea look in her bag and find a scrapbook with newspaper articles. The first article reads "Revenge Seeking Babysitter Sent Away, and the next one says "Revenge Seeking Babysitter Escapes". Years ago, Raven and Cory ate an entire birthday cake that was for their mom, and blamed Miss Patterson for it. Now, they are convinced she has returned for revenge.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
77 34 "Vision Impossible" Marc Warren David Brookwell & Sean McNamara January 6, 2006 (2006-01-06) 335 TBA

Raven has a problem with her visions, and considers having them removed permanently. Meanwhile, Chelsea tries to sell mushroom shampoo and Raven's psychic doctor figures out that with Raven using the mushroom shampoo, it is making the part of her brain that makes her have visions of the future have an allergic reaction because Raven is allergic to mushrooms.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter

Note: The episode has a scene in the episode "The Four Aces," which was a display error, since the episode "The Four Aces" only aired ten days after this episode.
78 35 "The Four Aces" Debbie Allen Michael Feldman January 16, 2006 (2006-01-16) 331 TBA

Raven does her community service project at a retirement home, and helping Ms. Ronnie Wilcox (Della Reese), a former singer. Along the way, she discovers that "The Chill Grill" was once a swinging nightclub, called "The Four Aces", and plans a huge themed party, featuring jazzy performances from the whole cast. Finally, Ms. Wilcox performs, and brings the house down.

Absent: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter

Note: Even though "Vision Impossible" aired before this episode, a scene from this episode is seen in "Vision Impossible".


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