Series: Cory in the House
"You know how I do."Cory In The House (2007-2008) is a spinoff of That's So Raven, featuring teenager Cory Baxter and his dad living in the White House after his father is hired to work there as a chef. Cory gains two new friends called Meena and Newt, a foreigner as well as a daughter to an ambassador and a guitar player with varying intelligence. It was chronologically the fourth series in the DCLAU.
— Cory Baxter
This show contains examples of:
- Alpha Bitch: Tanisha to Sophie
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Tanisha is Sophie's friend.
- And Starring: Rondell Sheridan
- Asian Airhead: Haley (Sophie's friend) (Type Two)
- Ass in Ambassador: Meena's father Raum Paroom, the Bahavian ambassador to the United States, smugly asserts the superiority of his own culture. He also forces his daughter to stand out like a sore thumb and restricts her relationships in the name of maintaining her cultural identity and not getting too assimilated in American culture. He mellows out somewhat, but still has his moments.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: The episode "Gone Wishing" was the first third of the Wish Gone Amiss Weekend. Cory wished he was the President. His office got a red button that, once pressed, worked as a literal Reset Button Ending.
- Brainless Beauty: Newt is a ditzy Pretty Boy.
- Catch Phrase: Sophie's "That's what they call me!"
- Cloudcuckoolander: Newt
- Crossover: The Juicer (Cory's old bully), Raven, and Cory's pet rat make appearances.
- The Ditz: Newt
- Expy: A lot of recycled characters from TSR. Newt's an expy to Chelsea. Meena's an expy to Eddie. Hell, even Cory gets his own expy named Sophie.
- The Fool: Everyone. Except for characters even dumber than that, of course.
- Funny Foreigner: Subverted with Meena. She seems well-assimilated in American culture, and her foreignness is only occasionally played for laughs.
- Her father seems to be more of a straight example, and forced Meena into most (if not all) of her Funny Foreigner situations with his insistence on tradition.
- Greeting Gesture Confusion: In one episode, Cory has angered Meena's father and asks Newt to teach him the proper Bahavian greeting gestures to get on his good side. Unfortunately, Newt confuses "Bahavia" with "Bahamas".
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: One scene, in which Candy Smiles straps Cory to a gurney and uses her knowledge of pressure points to exact from him whether he had manipulated her into dating him to make Meena jealous.
- Kid Com
- Our Presidents Are Different: The President Buffoon to be exact.
- Also qualifies as President Minority, as he's a Latino.
- Phrase Catcher: Sophie is often referred to or addressed by "America's Angel!"
- No Party Given: Not only is President Martinez's party affiliation never mentioned, but he rarely does anything vaguely political from which one could hazard a guess.
- Power Trio: Cory (Id), Newt (Ego), and Meena (Superego).
- Ruritania: Meena apparently comes from a country named Bahavia. Bahavia seems to be a mixture of India and Russia.
- Shortrunner: Only lasted two seasons, largely due to a writers strike going on at the time.
- Spontaneous Reverb: Parodied in one episode, where it happens whenever somebody yells.
- Stalker with a Crush: Jason Stickler, who (mis)uses high-tech gadgets provided by his CIA Director father to spy on Meena.
- Strapped to a Rocket: Cory imagines this happens to him when he stains the Presidential Seal.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Cory finds himself lusting after a pair of chiseled legs in a pair of Daisy Dukes, only to find, to his eternal Squick, that they belong to one Jason Stickler.
- The Theme Park Version: The White House and the President
- íThree Amigos!: Meena, Cory, and Newt.
- Totally Radical: The show's title. Cory's excessive usage of the word "dang", but that's not the only factor...
- Whatever Happened To The Mouse?: It is unknown what became of Victor's restaurant after he became te First Chef.
- Woman Scorned: Candy's reason for the aforementioned Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique.
- Young Entrepreneur: Cory plays this trope straight. He is always coming up with some scheme to earn some extra bucks, which often get him in a lot of trouble.