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This is not an escape room. It's Alcatraz! It's a you-can't-escape room!
Booker to Neil

"Escape From Pal-Catraz" is the third episode in Season 5 of Raven's Home and the eighty-second overall. It first aired on March 25, 2022 to 0.14 million viewers.[1]


A trip to Alcatraz gets Booker, Ivy and Neil into trouble. After a vision of unsafe practices at the Chill Grill, Raven decides to run the restaurant to prevent a catastrophe.[2]


Main Cast

Guest Cast


  • This episode was filmed on October 28-29, 2021.
  • The title is a play on the 1979 film, Escape From Alcatraz.
  • This is currently the least viewed episode of the series.
  • Eddie and Chelsea were mentioned twice in this episode as being revealed that Lazlo still keeps in touch with both of them in a group text.
  • Lazlo says he attended the wedding of Devon and Raven, but knew it would not last.
  • Lazlo said he witnessed Raven and Chelsea make the giant pizza for William's birthday party (during TSR episode My Big Fat Pizza Party), and claimed he was the one who had to clean up the Chill Grill kitchen afterwards.
  • That's So Raven episodes mentioned by Lazlo:
    • My Big Fat Pizza Party
    • Opportunity Shocks
    • Boyz N' Commotion
  • The episodes mentioned above are a part of a flashback montage showing that Lazlo has always been around at the Chill Grill.
  • Ivy abandoned her left shoe at the prison, when the friends raced to catch the ferry boat back to the city.
  • Raven does not remember Lazlo, but apparently Eddie and Chelsea remember and even have a group chat with Lazlo.
  • Ernie Grunwald has also appeared in other Disney shows, beginning with the Martin twins' teacher, "Mr. Forgess," on 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, "Ed" from the Ready, Set, Don't Drive episode of Hannah Montana, "Zanko" from the Fraudul-ANT episode of A.N.T. Farm, and "Walter" in Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!
  • Sonya Leslie has also appeared in other Disney series, "Candace" in the Story Time episode of Good Luck Charlie, "Doctor" from the K.C. Times Three episode of K.C. Undercover, and "Dina" in the PK in da House episode of Bizaardvark.
  • In the original script:
    • Chelsea and Eddie were not mentioned by Lazlo.
    • The TV show Booker watched was called Secrets of Alcatraz.
    • Ivy did not appreciate Beth's prison puns.
    • Lazlo spoke with an Eastern European accent.
    • Lazlo catered a Baxter family reunion where he met his wife, a policewoman, called in for a noise complaint.
    • When Lazlo first states he met his wife at a Baxter family reunion, Raven worries aloud that they might be related.
    • Raven dumps a potted cactus to smother the grill before using a fire extinguisher on the table.
    • A customer shows Raven cactus needles in his mouth.
    • Lazlo over swings when he turns his stool to face Raven, spinning in a circle.
    • Lazlo identifies the lady returning her plate as Mrs. Anderson.
    • Raven attempted more dishes than just grilled cheese.
    • Raven does not pause in calling back Lazlo.
    • Lazlo claims his Flaming Flounder was the reason The Chill Grill got a segment on Grills, Greasy Spoons, and Gas stations.


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Raven's Home Episodes
Season 1
Baxter's Back!Big Trouble in Little ApartmentThe Baxters Get BouncedThe Bearer of Dad NewsYou're Gonna Get ItAdventures in Mommy-SittingDancing TweenVending the RulesIn-Vision of PrivacyFears of a ClownThe Baxtercism of Levi GraysonDream MomsVest in Show
Season 2
The Falcon and The Raven - Part OneThe Falcon and The Raven - Part TwoBecauseCop To ItWeirder ThingsThe MisstepsAll Sewn UpOh Father, Where Art Thou?The Trouble With LeviHead Over WheelsThe Most Interesting Mom in the WorldSleevemore Part One: FrozenSleevemore Part Two: FoundSleevemore Part Three: FutureRaven's Home: RemixSwitch-or-TreatJust Call Me VicNew Dog, Old TrickIt's Your Party and I'll Spy If I Want ToWinners and LosersKeepin' It Real
Season 3
Friend-ShipLost at Chel-SeaSmoky FlowTwister, SisterDress to ExpressDiss TrackDisorder in the CourtSchool House TrapCali DreamsCreepin' It RealGirls Just Wanna Have PhonesFriday Night TightsIt's Not Easy Being GreenCrewed UpSorry to Father YouBah HumbuggedThe Foreign IdentityWhat About Your Friends?AdolessonsClose ShaveHoop StreamsSlammedOn EdgeThe Story So-FaIn-Shoe-encerLevel Up
Season 4
Raven About Bunk'dDon't Trust The G in Apt 4BBaking BadBig Little SurpriseTesscue MeSharp Job-jectsHow I Met Your MentorMad About YuletideWheel of MisfortuneDiff'rent StrikesFresh Off the Note10 Things Debate About YouPlays of Our LivesThe Slumber YearsBless This TessAmerican Torah StorySay Yes to the ProtestSaved by the BelleSo You Think You Can Drive
Season 5
The Wrong VictorThe Big SammichEscape From Pal-CatrazA Streetcar Named ConspireClique Bait21 Lunch StreetRetreat YourselfNew Kid on the Chopping BlockMr. Petracelli's RevengeDate ExpectationsThe Great Chill Grill GiveawayTruth or HairMunch Ado About LunchingTo Halve & Halve NotThe Fierce AwakensThe Grand Booker-Pest Hotel