Trivia / That's So Raven

  • The Danza: Raven Baxter is played by Raven-Symoné.
  • Dawson Casting: Raven, Chelsea, and Eddie are supposed to be 8th graders at the start of the show.
    • This is even 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!"
  • Fake American: 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.
  • Recycled Script: Ricky Ullman played Chelsea's love interest in one episode; the turns out to be a cheater and somewhat of a Jerk Ass. The same plot was also used in an early episode of Phil of the Future.
  • Retroactive Recognition
    • Vanessa Abrams was Raven's one-time rival for Bayside's Best Dressed award.
    • A younger version of Cody Linley, better-known as Hannah Montana'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 shoplifting from a junk store.
    • A young David Henrie, better-known as male lead Justin Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place (and Luke Mosby), played the recurring role of Cory's friend, Larry.
  • Those Two Actors: 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 Zenon and Nicki.
    • Adrienne Bailon as Chanel and Alana.
  • 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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