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When We Met Boyz N Motion
That's So Raven aired just when America had reached peak boy band. Hence, Boyz N Motion. The episode's plot doesn't matter. All that matters: There are boys in motion, they twerk on stage, and Raven tries to pretend to be them. Also, there's a song called "When Bianca Says Run, You Run," which is the scariest/saddest bully song ever recorded.
That Time Raven Pretended To Be A Pop Star
"Does you know who I be? Does you listen to music? Do you watch TV? Do you carry a lunchbox?" If you answered yes to all of these questions, then no doubt you knew about Liz Anya. That's the pop-diva disguise Raven uses to try and save her dad's job. The bad news: That might be one of the best outfits from the show. The good news: Her dad's firing leads to the Chill Grill.
Every Time Raven Said "Oh Snap" Or "Ya Nasty"
It's a big deal to have a TV show. And it's an even bigger deal when that show creates memorable catchphrases. Now look, no one was walking down the street quoting Raven Baxter, but you knew every episode would include at least one quality shout of, "Ya nasty!" or "Oh snap!" Be honest: You know you still use this "Oh, snap!" gif, too.
That Time Raven Tackled Racism
This show wasn't always hilarious costumes and weird wigs. Sometimes it hit on major issues. In "True Colors," the Disney Channel actually tackled workplace discrimination. In the episode, a store manager hires an unqualified Chelsea rather than Raven. Chelsea wears a hidden camera and captures the manager saying,"I don't hire Black people," on tape. While everything ties up neatly in the end, it's still a big issue for a kids's show to cover.
That Time Raven Pretended To Be Her Mother
"Betrayed by the booty," might be one of the funniest lines ever made on the show. And that's thanks to the episode "Mother Dearest," in which Raven impersonates her mother for a parent-teacher conference. The end result? A woman who looks like a Prince fan heading to church. Loved you, Raven!