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->''[[LogicBomb I'm psychic and I didn't see this coming]].''
-->-- '''Raven Baxter''


->''[[Yep, that's me]].''
-->-- '''Raven Baxter''

''That's So Raven'' was a DisneyChannel show that ran from 2003 to 2007, aimed at the tween audience. The plot revolves around precognitive teenager Raven Baxter (Creator/RavenSymone) as she gets herself, her friends Eddie and Chelsea and her family out of various situations, usually by using her PsychicPowers and skills as a "MasterOfDisguise", neither of which help. It was the chronologically first series in the {{DCLAU}}. It was also one of the first live-action series on Disney Channel to participate in a Massive CrossOver Event: ''That's So [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life]] of HannahMontana'' (which [[TropeCodifier codified]] the SharedUniverse in the first place).

It became the first Disney show to buck the 65 episode trend, the first to run four seasons, and the first to reach 100 episodes.

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!!The show contains examples of:

* AbortedArc: One episode had a girl on the school newspaper coming very close to discovering Raven's secret (and exposing it to the school). She's foiled in the end, but remains suspicious that Raven is hiding something, and vows to discover what it is. Though this hints that she'll be a recurring antagonist, the character is never seen again.
* {{Adorkable}}: Cory's friend, [[TokenWhite William]].
* AirVentPassageway: Raven enters an air vent in "Clothes Minded" to find some cheese.
* AllJustADream: "Soup to Nuts".
** The Halloween episode turns out to be one of Raven's visions. She quickly corrects the error.
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Raven even makes a poem about it.
* AlphaBitch: Alana in Season 2, then Bianca in the third season; alternately, Nikki. Also, Jasmine in the MusicalEpisode, and in Season 4, both Tiffany and Muffy were this.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Cory.
* AsideGlance: Raven does this after she and Chelsea dismiss the idea of a TV show about psychic teenager. See WhoWouldWantToWatchUs below.
* AWeightyAesop: The episode called "Food for Thought", in which Raven's school becomes a food court full of junk food (which is at least partly TruthInTelevision, sadly) and Raven and Chelsea try to stop it.
--> '''Raven''': Put down the pies! Do not maximize! You got to exercise, or the scale will rise and so will your thighs!
--> '''Eddie''': Now who wants some fries?
* BackDoorPilot: There's an episode where Cory goes to Hollywood but it mainly focuses on actress Ally Parker. It was supposed to set up a show called Better Dayz; that was later scrapped and Retooled into HannahMontana.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Miss Romano from "The Big Buzz", and generally everyone that Raven, Eddie and Chelsea makeover.
* BigFatFuture: An interesting case. In "Food for Thought," Raven has two visions that reveal that unless she and Chelsea can stop Trans-Infinity Farm's food court program, everyone at their school will develop an enormous behind, and the company will get to put its foods in every school in the country. Thankfully, they stop this and prevent the Big Fat Future from ever occurring.
* BlackBestFriend: {{Inverted}}. Cory and Raven both have TokenWhite best friends.
* BoyBand: The Boys in Motion.
* ButtBiter: Donna Cabonna's dog gets poor Raven this way twice in one scene. Ouch!
* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam: The plot of the episode "On Top of Old Oaky".
* ChristmasEpisode: "Escape Claus".
* ClipShow: In the last episode of Season 3 "Vision Impossible", the gang looks at Raven's memories on a large TV screen.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Chelsea.
* CountryMouse: Raven's country cousins.
* {{Crossover}}: ''That's So [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life of]] Series/HannahMontana''.
* CueTheRain: Turned up an extra notch. Raven got stuck in a limo's moon roof when going to prom. Then it started raining on her. "Well at least [[RockBottom It Can't Get Any Worse]]"...cue the gale force winds.
* CymbalBangingMonkey: Cory steals one. It haunts his dreams.
* ADayInTheLimelight: There is an episode where Cory goes to Hollywood and meets a child actress who wants a normal life. The episode mostly focuses on her. It was a BackDoorPilot for a show that never got picked up. However because the actress is played by Alyson Stoner the fans didn't seem to mind.
* DeepSouth: In "Country Cousins", Raven travels down the south to visit her country cousins.
* DeusAngstMachina: All of Raven's visions have to be misleading and end up getting her in trouble. Some of them don't even come true at all.
* DistractedByTheSexy: In one episode, Cory's band holds auditions for a singer. Cory picks a girl who is severely HollywoodToneDeaf, but he is so smitten with her that her singing comes across as angelic to him. His bandmates have to record her and play him the tape in order for him to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize what she actually sounds like]].
* TheDitz: Chelsea and Sierra.
* DIYDisaster: In one episode, a very prominent business man is to visit Victor's restaurant. Victor creates a Foreman grill-type device that both "grills and chills". He demonstrated his creation by having it grill a steak and chill some jumbo shrimp. However, he crossed a few wires and instead, [[EpicFail the grill flash freezes the steak, and the chiller turns the shrimp into charred lump with tails]].
* {{Dojikko}}: Chelsea.
* DotingGrandparent: Raven's Viv. Don't call her Grandma.
* DownerEnding: "There Goes the Bride".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Juicer may be a bully who likes to try and squeeze the juice out of other kids' heads, but the penultimate episode revealed that he hates cigarettes and he's even called in to tell Cory that smoking is wrong.
* ExtranormalInstitute: The Psychic Institute in "Saving Psychic Raven".
* FantasticRacism: The teens at the Psychic Institute [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper look down on]] [[{{Muggles}} "normies"]].
** Raven is afraid of becoming a victim of FantasticRacism herself if her secret ever gets out.
* TheFashionista: Raven of course.
* FiveFingerDiscount: Episode about Cory of the same name. See VerySpecialEpisode.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five-Temperament Ensemble]]: Tanya and Eddie (choleric), Chelsea (melancholic), Victor (phlegmatic), Raven (sanguine), and Cory (leukine).
* {{Flanderization}}: Chelsea's ditziness later becomes extreme idiocy.
** In early episodes, she was even smarter (or at least more sensible) than Raven.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" takes place sometime after "Checkin' Out", the canon last episode of ''ThatsSoRaven''[[note]]Due to DisneyChannel airing the episodes OutOfOrder, "Checkin' Out" was aired in the middle of the last season.[[/note]], in which Raven plays a large part. She has a vision of Cody getting into trouble at Carey's party, which is the driving force behind the main plot, and is pivotal to the subplot, where, with Maddie's help, she ends up selling her dresses to London Tipton and Hannah Montana.
* FundraiserCarnival: Near the end of the episode in which Eddie is hiding an embarrassing pimple from Krystal, a girl he likes. Raven forcibly volunteers stinky boy Ben Sturky for the water dunking tank... and she fills it with soap.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A golden example from when Victor and Tanya were in Cory's room during "Psychics Wanted."
-->'''Victor:''' Uh-oh, I found a magazine!
-->'''Tanya:''' I blame you, Victor! (looks at the magazine) Retire at 12?
-->'''Victor:''' Gotcha!
** In "Food for Thought" Raven and Eddie are discussing the huge cafeteria portions, and Raven spends over a minute trying to get a huge hot dog in her mouth, in an extremely suggestive manner, let alone for a kids' show
-->'''Eddie:''' I think my pants are getting tighter!
* GirlPosse: Nicki's hairspray girls, Alana's (and then Bianca's) posse.
* GranolaGirl: Again, Chelsea.
* HaHaHaNo: Raven did this to Chelsea a couple of times.
* HollywoodPudgy: {{Invoked}} in an episode where Raven is told she isn't skinny enough to model the clothes she designed for a fashion show. She and the twig-thing model then team up and both wear the outfit on the runway. Also deconstructed when both of them chew out the magazine owner that's sponsoring the show, saying that no one is as skinny as they look on the magazine.
* HumanLadder: Raven, Alana, and Loca perform one in "Clothes Minded", so Alana can put cheese in the air vent.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Raven, but she comes to accept her gift. Eddie's temporary psychic spotlight episode annoyed her with this trope.
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: In one episode where Raven buys and then later tries to return the blouse for a trade in the money to buy a calculator, she keeps running into the store manager at the mall and always mispronouncing his name "Frank", but it's actually pronounced "Fronk".
* {{Jerkass}}: Stanley.
* LongRunner: The first Disney Live-Action KidCom to achieve this feat.
* LargeHam: Raven, with her bizarre, outlandish mannerisms and SassyBlackWoman attitude. Even more so when she's in disguise.
* LittleBoySeeksBigGirl: Cory towards Chelsea in early episodes. Later Stanley towards Raven.
* MagicMeteor: Eddie gets powers for one episode by a meteor passing that only happens once in a while.
* MeaningfulName: The raven was the sacred bird of Apollo, the [[ClassicalMythology Greek god]] of prophecy.
* MusicalEpisode: "The Road To Audition".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Ben "Stinky" Sturky.
* NobodyHereButUsStatues: Two examples:
** In "Art Breaker," Chelsea makes a statue of Raven for an art show that blends her friend with the actual bird, making her, as Raven puts it, "a freak with a beak." When Raven inadvertently destroys the statue, she covers herself in clay and feathers to pass herself off as the piece. She gets hungry while in disguise, and asks Eddie to help her eat something--[[TooDumbToLive so he gives her "a hot and spicy jalapeno pepper popper."]]
** In "Five-Finger Discount," Raven sneaks into a store to spy on Corey. At one point, she ends up behind a display of dolls. When a security guard sees her, she smiles and pretends to be the head of one of the toys to keep from being caught.
* OnlySaneMan: Chelsea of all people plays this role in "Food for Thought"--she's the only person who realizes that a constant diet of junk food will have terrible effects on the body and mind. Nobody pays attention to her...at least until Raven has a vision of everyone at the school developing "a lotta junk in the trunk."
* OutOfOrder: The clip show episode 'Vision Impossible' contains the happy ending moment from episode 'The Four Aces', which was broadcasted after.
* PaperThinDisguise: She would constantly disguise herself, including sometimes as old men, despite, looking nothing like a man, and sounding exactly like a teenage girl, speaking in a false deep voice.
* PartySchedulingGambit: Episode 'The Parties', guest starring Zenon as [[AlphaBitch Nicki]].
* ProphecyTwist: OnceAnEpisode.
* PutOnABus: Tanya, the mother who was one of the important supporting characters, suddenly without warning apparently went to England to become a lawyer. She's never seen or heard from again. This was due to the actor who played her not seeing eye to eye with the director and writing staff and left after the third season. Who knows if she even knows that her husband became first chef for the president.
** Along with a boatload of other characters. The most shocking being a boyfriend Chelsea has who is established a psychic, and then ''never gets mentioned again''.
* PutOnABusToHell: Alana gets sent to military school for being "so bad" in the third season.
* PsychicPowers: Raven has psychic powers.
* TheRashomon: The episode "The Lying Game", where Raven and Cory share their versions of what happened when Raven went to Cory's class for Job Shadow Day.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Alana, who was played by 3LW and Film/TheCheetahGirls' Adrienne Bailon, took a LongBusTrip when she was "so bad she went to military school." In real life, Bailon and Raven-Symone had internal disputes while they were in The Cheetah Girls, which caused Bailon to refuse to reprise her role and Raven to leave The Cheetah Girls.
* RecycledSet: The hallway/locker area set on SavedByTheBell never got destroyed, and has been reused in many high-school based shows. It is currently being used as the school set for ''ICarly'' after ''That's So Raven'' used it before.
* RichBitch: Nikki from "The Parties" episode, although Muffy may also qualify.
* {{Secret Keeper}}s: Raven's family plus Eddie and Chelsea.
* SassyBlackWoman: Raven, her mom Tanya and probably most females in their family tree could count.
* {{Seers}}: What Raven's psychic powers amount to.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Most of them. Usually when Raven tries to prevent a certain vision from coming true, she makes it happen instead.
* SiblingTeam: Raven and Cory team up on multiple occasions, usually if it benefits them both.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: The main character, Raven, gets involved in a lot of slapstick, usually on the receiving end.
* SpicyLatina: Alana. Bianca, but her ethnicity was never stated.
* SpiderSense: Raven usually gains this when [[ThatOneSmellyGuy Ben Sturky]] is nearby
* SpinOff: ''CoryInTheHouse''.
** There was also supposed to be a spinoff called Better Dayz starring Alyson Stoner. The show would later be developed into ''HannahMontana''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Stanley, towards Raven.
* StandardizedSitcomHousing: The interior sets of the Baxter pad are remarkable similar to that of the Winslows of ''FamilyMatters'' and the Tanners of ''FullHouse''.
* StandInParents: Raven posed as her own mother at a parent-teacher conference to prevent her mother from finding out how bad her grades were. When the mother (ineviatably) found out, she was both angry that Raven had lied to her and offended because of the insulting fat suit Raven had used for the disguise.
* StrawLoser: [[TheDitz Chelsea]].
* SuckECheeses: The episode in which Raven, Cory, Devon and his [[BewareTheNiceOnes 'innocent']] sister Nadine go out to a family style pizza restaurant called "Pizza Pals", complete with a malfunctioning mechanical pirate!
* TalkingToHerself: In the episode "[[DeepSouth Coountry Cousins]]", Raven plays several characters, Nutty Professor style. However, ManOfAThousandVoices she is not.
* TestKiss: Raven and Eddie share one in the last episode. The results were ambiguous...
* ThreeAmigos: Raven, Eddie, and Chelsea.
* TitleThemeTune
* TokenWhite: Chelsea.
* TotemPoleTrench: Stanley and Eddie sneak into a party Raven is throwing by doing this.
* TropeCodifier: Everything the DisneyChannel doesn't owe to ''LizzieMcGuire'', it owes to ''That's So Raven''. The LaughTrack, the reliance on [[StrictlyFormula cliched plots]], all come from here. It was also the first show to break the infamous "[[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 Episode]] Policy", running to a full 100, paving the way for future shows to also break 65 (including the UnCancelled ''KimPossible'').
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: With only a Eddie/Raven ShipTease and no drama.
* TwoTeacherSchool: Senorita Rodriguez and Mr. Lawler.
** There were other teachers as well as another principal at the school but they were put on {{Long Bus Trip}}s.
* UnexpectedPositive: Raven and Cory go to the dentist. Cory's scared, so (after having a vision in which one of the pair is shown to need a filling) Raven gets in the chair to show him that it's not so bad. Guess who needs the filling?
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Raven is a fashion designer.
* VerbalTic: '''P'''rincipal Lawler has a '''p'''ro'''p'''ensity to ex'''p'''ectorate when he s'''p'''eaks.
** This leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny because when he spoke into a microphone, the saliva he spat shorted it out.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Several, but one of the most notable is "There Goes the Bride". It's a surprisingly serious episode for such a comedic series and actually has a DownerEnding.
* WildTeenParty: Raven and Cory host one in order to pay for a broken lamp, there's even a mechanical bull.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Usually, the [[TwoLinesNoWaiting A and B plots]] were kept mostly separate. However, in one memorable instance, the B plot had Cory addicted to online video games, [[HeavyHanded heading very obviously]] toward a [[StockAesops formulaic]] "everything-in-moderation" Aesop. Halfway through the episode, [[ItMakesSenseInContext a goat from Raven's story]] chews through the wire of Cory's joystick, and we [[LeftHanging never hear anything]] about Cory's subplot ever again.
* WholePlotReference: ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in "Soup to Nuts".
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In "He's Got the Power".
* YouCantFightFate: Almost half of the show's episodes had this plot. Raven would have a vision of something bad happening, and, in attempting to stop it, cause the vision in the first place. A prime example is "Five-Finger Discount": Raven sees Corey getting caught shoplifting by a security guard. She rushes to the mall to prevent this, but to get close to him, ends up putting on a security guard outfit--thereby catching Corey, just like the vision predicted.

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