* 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.
* FakeAmerican: Anneliese Van der Pol, Chelsea's actress, is Dutch.
* HeyItsThatGuy: In addition to Raven's original role as [[TheCosbyShow Olivia]]....
** Rondell Sheridan starred on the short-lived series ''Minor Adjustments''.
** T'Keyah Crystal Keymah was on ''Cosby'' (Bill Cosby's 1990s sitcom), as well as ''InLivingColor''
** Orlando Brown played the character of [[CousinOliver 3J]] near the end of the run of ''FamilyMatters''.
** The kid from the video for Fountains of Wayne's most famous song, ''Stacy's Mom'' stars in the MusicalEpisode as the irritable hall monitor.
** Also Anna-Marie Johnson (Donna Cabonna) played Althea Tibbs on the late 80's version of ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight''.
** Michael Copon, who portrayed Ricky in the fictional BoyBand Boyz N Motion on the show, earlier starred as Lucas Kendall on ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSel4MFsHxk One of the extras]] is a young Music/{{Hopsin}}.
** Raven's rival Muffy is [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Ahsoka]] [[Creator/AshleyEckstein Tano]]!
** Donna Cobana's boyfriend is Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz.
** Mr Lawler is played by Wesley Mann -- a.k.a. [[EnsembleDarkhorse "Wallet Guy"]] from ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II''.
* RecycledScript: [[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 ''PhilOfTheFuture.''
* RetroactiveRecognition
** [[GossipGirl Vanessa Abrams]] was Raven's one-time rival for Bayside's Best Dressed award.
** A younger version of Cody Linley, better-known as 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 ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' (and [[Series/HowIMetYourMother Luke Mosby]]), played the recurring role of Cory's best friend Larry.
* 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.
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