* ActorSharedBackground: Both Raven Symone and Raven Baxter are terrified of snakes.
* TheDanza: Raven Baxter is played by Creator/RavenSymone.
* DawsonCasting: Raven, Chelsea, and Eddie are supposed to be 8th graders at the start of the show. This is even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in an early episode where Raven goes out on a date with a 17-year-old boy: "I forgot to tell you, I'm 14. ''(gestures towards her body)'' I know, it's hard to believe!"
* FakeAmerican: Anneliese Van der Pol, Chelsea's actress, is originally from the Netherlands. However, it's subverted (at least partially) in that her family came to the United States when she was only three and she has since become a legal American citizen.
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Geoffrey Owens plays Eddie's father, reuniting him with Raven Symone from ''Series/TheCosbyShow''.
* HeyItsThatPlace: Raven and friends go to the school used in ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
* NamesTheSame: Raven has a namesake who's also a [[ComicBook/{{Raven}} girl with psychic powers]]. Coincidentally, in the Brazilian dub, both of them were dubbed by the same voice actress, Mariana Torres.
* RecycledScript: [[Series/PhilOfTheFuture Ricky Ullman]] played Chelsea's [[GirlOfTheWeek love interest]] in one episode; the turns out to be a cheater and somewhat of a JerkAss. [[{{Irony}} The same plot was also used]] in an early episode of ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture.''
* RetroactiveRecognition
** [[Series/GossipGirl Vanessa Abrams]] was Raven's one-time rival for Bayside's Best Dressed award.
** Cody Linley, better-known as Series/HannahMontana's on-again, off-again love interest Jake Ryan, appeared as Daryl, the leader of a gang of pre-teen punks who encouraged Cory to join them in [[FiveFingerDiscount shoplifting from a junk store]].
** A young David Henrie, better-known as male lead Justin Russo from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' (and [[Series/HowIMetYourMother Luke Mosby]]), played the recurring role of Cory's friend, Larry.
* StarMakingRole: Kyle Massey looked for work in Hollywood for a while. He and his family were in the airport and about to return to their home in Atlanta when he got his big break.
* ThoseTwoActors:
** Kirsten Storms and Adrienne Bailon have individually shared this with Raven, each playing a friend of hers in a DCOM, and an enemy of hers in this show:
** Kirsten Storms as Film/{{Zenon}} and Nicki.
** Adrienne Bailon as [[Film/TheCheetahGirls Chanel]] and Alana.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Raven's name was constantly changing during production. Early drafts had it as Dawn, and Rose was another popular contender. They changed it to Raven when they cast the lead actress. According to Annelisse van der Pol, Chelsea's name was originally Emma.
** Raven Symone actually auditioned to play Chelsea. Additionally Annelisse van der Pol was turned down for the part of Chelsea. When shooting the pilot, Raven said she preferred Annelisse for the part and she was subsequently cast.
** There was supposed to be a {{spinoff}} called ''Better Dayz'' starring Alyson Stoner. The show would later be developed into ''Series/HannahMontana''.
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