|“|| This is weird, right? I jack up your rent. You invite me for |
coffee. I gotta tell ya, my Landlord Senses are tingling...
|— Phil to Chelsea|
Phil Jablonski was the landlord of 352 Hauser Avenue when the Graysons first moved in with the Baxters, which by the terms of the original lease, should have raised the rent by $1,000 dollars a month, as such, Raven avoiding telling him the news for several weeks. However, Jablonski eventually found out on his own, as he encountered Chelsea while fixing the apartment shower head. Angered, he flatly tells them that if they don't pay the increase by the end of the month, they were all going to be evicted. Later, he accepts an invitation by Chelsea for coffee to discuss the situation. However, he spits out the coffee, suspecting it was poisoned (but it was instead rather poorly brewed) and slipped on the fluid on the floor as he tried to exit, knocking himself out. He awakes to find himself bound and gagged by a panicked Chelsea, in front of the puzzled Baxter family--and his own mother. After being freed, Jablonski wants to call the cops, but his mother, Myrna, who had grown fond of Levi, has observed the interactions of everyone and sees them as one family, not two and decrees, as the actual owner of the building, that they can stay, and even forgoes the rent increase at Raven's quick prompting. Later, in 2A, the mothers are all showing off pictures of their children, as Jablonski and the kids suffer nearby. However, when a photo of young Phil with permed hair is uncovered, the kids, apologetically, have to see it for themselves.
Phil Jablonski was portrayed by Bruno Amato
- Jablonski claimed to have "Landlord Senses," likely a form of perception similar in concept to Spider-Man's "Spidey-Sense."
- Apparently, he has survived attempts to poison him.
- As no one knew "The Witch of 2A," was his mother, Phil must keep another apartment of his own on the second floor.
- It is not yet known if the Jablonskis kept their apartments after selling 352 Hauser Avenue to the Moseleys in Cop To It.
- Actor Bruno Amato has guested on Kickin' It. and Just Roll With It, and played the recurring role of "Coach Simmons" on Austin & Ally.
Myrna "Ma" Jablonski
|“|| I know what it's like to try to raise kids alone. I wish I had a best|
friend helping me out when I was raising this knucklehead.
|— Myrna relating her past.|
Myrna "Ma" Jablonski was known throughout the 352 Hauser Avenue apartment complex as "The Witch of 2A," a fact Tess warns Levi about as he prepares to venture into that very residence to recover his lost drone. He discovers that a collection of dolls of all shapes, sizes, and styles, completely dominates the area. Tess, who has followed him inside, even claims one closely resembles a former neighbor kid, who allegedly moved to St. Louis. It is then that the older lady that lives there, turns on a light, revealing her presence, and demands to know who they are. A short time later, Tess after protesting that she has eaten too much cake, leaves with Levi, who is now on a first-name basis with the tenant, Myrna Jablonkski, agrees to join her for a weekly game of mah-jongg. After discovering Levi's missing drone, Myrna goes upstairs to return the toy and discovers her son Phil, bound and gagged in the Baxter living room. After releasing her son, she listens to everyone's side of the story, and before her son can throw them out, Myrna intervenes, forbidding her son to do so, by commenting on how she too was once a single mother and wishes she had a best friend to help her, stating Raven and Chelsea are raising a single family, and at Raven's extra prompting, forgoes the rent increase as well. Later, everyone gathers at 2A, and all three mothers bond over photos of their children, and Myrna brings to all their attention a certain picture from the past, featuring her son Phil with a full head of permed hair. She later sells 352 Hauser Avenue to Richard Moseley.
Myrna "Ma" Jablonski was played by Peggy Miley.
- According to Levi, Myrna's collection of dolls is only surpassed by her family albums of her son, Phil.
- Mah-jongg is a tabletop game played with 144 tiles and requires four players.
- It is not yet known if the Jablonskis kept their apartments after selling the building to the Moseleys in Cop To It.
- Actress Peggy Miley has appeared on Lab Rats, Zeke and Luther, Crash & Bernstein and Liv and Maddie, and played Cory Matthews' "Nana Boo Boo" in Boy Meets World.
|“||I work in a carnival. What do you think?||”|
|— The Carnie answering Levi's question on whether he was happy.|
The Carnie was first seen setting up his "Hoop! There It Is," basketball booth at the Navy Pier Carnival Midway. He goes into his well-practiced gaming spiel after he spots two rubes approaching, a redheaded woman with a small boy wearing a naval hat, who audibly points out the Admiral Snuggles giant teddy bear hanging on the prize wall. To further hook in his targets, the Carnie casually flips the mini basketball backwards over his shoulder through the hoop to demonstrate how simple his game appears to be. The woman, clearly intent on winning the bear as a prize, slaps down a dollar and demands the ball. The Carnie obliges, but despite the woman's best efforts, she cannot make a basket. The Carnie mockingly tells his victim that she is close to winning, but clearly not close enough. This causes the small boy to note that the Carnie is not a happy person. Letting his genial facade slip for a moment, the Carnie describes his life to the kid and asks his opinion. Unbeknownst to his female customer, every time she shoots a ball, the Carnie secretly moves a lever which causes the entire hoop to subtly move laterally a few millimeters to one side, causing her to always miss. On the last dollar, the small boy insists on taking the final shot. As the Carnie leans backward for the hidden switch, the boy beans him from behind with the ball causing the Carnie to fall over out of the booth into a pile of plush toy prizes. With the Carnie temporarily incapacitated, the pair abscond with Admiral Snuggles in tow. Quickly getting back to his feet, the Carnie chases the fleeing figures throughout the various Navy Pier attractions including the "Wind Tickler," but fails to catch the fugitives who bested him.
The Carnie was played by Jordan Black.
- "Carnie" is a slang term for anyone who works at a carnival.
|“||You're the best sixth-grader ever!||”|
|— Shannon after Nia invites her to the roof.|
Shannon Reynolds wanted her fellow eighth-graders at George Washington Carver Community School to be allowed to attend a climate change rally scheduled for the next month and starts a petition. Shannon asks Nia and Tess to help her by signing it, not realizing they are only sixth graders. She compliments Nia on her eye shadow make-up and asks her to show her how she did it, by meeting her in the girl's bathroom. Shannon comments on how cool Nia's mom must be, to let her use makeup, although Nia makes it clear, her mom doesn't want her to do so. Shannon invites the two girls to join her and her friends, at their coffee shop hang out, though she is later forced to cancel her plans when she finds that the place is closed. Upon hearing this Nia, volunteers the rooftop of 352 Hauser Avenue instead, to which Shannon happily accepts. She later arrives, along with many of her other classmates from school, and the small gathering quickly grows into a full-fledged party. The fun ends abruptly when Raven, who was unaware Nia was having company over or wearing makeup, is dragged upstairs by a neighbor's dog.
Shannon Reynolds was played by Lexi Underwood.
- Lexi Underwood played the role "Nice Nancy," on Walk the Prank.
|“|| Delivery? Ho-heh-heh. Oh, I know what's going on here. These |
kids think they're slick. But you're not sneaking into my club!
|— The Bouncer refusing a delivery he suspects the kids are hiding in.|
The Bouncer was doing his job, guarding the entrance to his club, The Vault when he encounters Raven and Chelsea. While Chelsea has her identification, Raven does not, and the Bouncer initially refuses to let her in, but eventually, against his better judgment, and tired of Raven's wheedling, he allows her to enter with Chelsea. Later, he stops a group of under-aged kids from entering the club, and subsequently sends a suspiciously timed delivery away. He soon discovers that the kids from before have successfully infiltrated his club and has to chase them down. When he discovers Chelsea and Raven nearly starting a fight, he decides that their night out is over, and not so gently escorts the pair out of his club.
The Bouncer was played by Reginald Ballard.
|“||I am not telling my life coach about this...||”|
|— Brenda after locking Raven and Chelsea in The Vault.|
Brenda was enjoying herself at a new Chicago night club, remodeled from a former banking institution, now renamed The Vault when she is bumped into by Raven Baxter while dancing. Raven apologizes, explaining that she didn't see her, but Brenda's tall height makes her doubt Raven's claim, and she thinks she is being mocked. She warns Raven to watch herself next time. However, Raven bumps into Brenda again, this time while she held a drink, causing it to spill over Brenda's outfit. Raven panics and tries to clean the mess, but accidentally ends up ripping the garment. To stop Brenda from hurting Raven, Chelsea intervenes, stating that Raven is a fashion designer, having made dresses for dogs for a living. Brenda assumes Chelsea called her a dog and threatens both of them, and the pair try to calm her down so they can avoid a conflict They manage to escape from Brenda, and the two end up hiding in the actual vault which, gave the establishment its name. However, Brenda spots them and closes the door and locks them in, muttering to herself that she hopes her therapist doesn't find out. Sometime later, Brenda discovers the pair have been freed and gets ready to fight, but before she can, Chelsea snaps at her, having just wanted one night out where they could have fun, which was ruined by Brenda. Chelsea's outburst causes Brenda to back off. However, Brenda is allowed to continue her night at the Vault, while the Bouncer leads Raven and Chelsea to the exit.
Brenda was played by Nina Millin.
- Nina Millin also appeared on Bunk'd as "Dr. Sharon Chen," the mother of Tiffany, in the episode, "Camp Stinky Waka."
Snack SnitchThe Snack Snitch was a student at George Carver who was willing the pay the inflated prices for snacks imposed by Levi and the Baxter twins when the school vending machine allegedly broke down. When confronted by Coach Spitz, he eventually gave up the names of the leaders of the contraband candy ring. During Halloween, he is among the kids at school listening to Booker's tale of the ghost of Eliza Crane.
The Snack Snitch was played by Nicholas Jabonero.
- Nicholas Jabonero was not credited for this role.
- Nicholas is best known for playing the recurring character of "Yogi" on Girl Meets World.
- He also appeared as an unnamed student in the "Stuck in the School Photo," episode of Stuck in the Middle.
|“||Oh. Ummm... Tess, I think you're cool, but I don't really like you that way.||”|
|— Jordan letting Tess down gently.|
Jordan was a student from another school whom Tess met while playing basketball at the school gym. Jordan enjoys playing against Tess, and when she suggests meeting up again the next day, he explains that it has to be a bit later as he has promised to spend the next afternoon volunteering at the Golden Meadows Senior Center, and Tess agrees to a later time the next day. While spending time with various senior citizens at Golden Meadows, two of Tess' friends Booker Baxter and Levi Grayson try to engage Jordan in conversation, but their various assignments keep them apart. After finishing his volunteering time, he gathers his backpack to meet with Tess, but Booker finagles Jordan into helping Levi with a magic trick to entertain the seniors. Before Jordan can fully realize what is happening, he finds himself enclosed in a magic trunk on the stage set in the main room of the center. After a few minutes, he is released by the senior known as "Commando" Joe. As Joe takes his place in the box, Jordan leaves the center to meet Tess at the Carver gym. After Jordan and Tess finish playing, Tess suggests that they go out on a date, but Jordan has to tell Tess, that while he does like her a lot, it is not in a romantic way, and lets her down as gently as he can.
Jordan was played by Philip Soloman.
- Tess alludes to her experience with Jordan in On Edge.
- A second character named Jordan appears in What About Your Friends?
|“||He knows what he did!||”|
|— Lawrence describing Larry's transgression.|
Lawrence was the caregiver in charge of the volunteers at Golden Meadows Senior Center. When Booker follows Jordan to the center when he is scheduled to volunteer, Lawrence will not let Booker stay unless he also agrees to spend time with the elder residents, and in fact, drafts Levi, Chelsea, and Raven, who have accompanied Booker, as well. Every time Booker or Levi attempt to talk with Jordan, Lawrence intervenes, sending both to attend to various seniors, preventing either boy to talk with Jordan. When Raven and Chelsea return with a pile of clothes and admit they have lost track of their elderly charge, Joe, Lawrence loses his composure, and takes the opportunity to place the blame squarely on his workplace nemesis, Larry, and fires him.
Lawrence was played by Cleo Berry.
- Lawrence insisted on being called by his full first name so he would not be confused with a fellow center worker, Larry, whom he held in great disdain, explaining with distaste that, "he knows what he did."
- Cleo Barry has appeared on Crash & Bernstein and played the role of "Sweaty Phil" on the "Pretty-Con" episode of Bizaardvark.
|“||Which one of you has my pants?||”|
|— Joe asking Raven and Chelsea for the article in question.|
"Commando" Joe was a resident of the Golden Meadows Senior Center. He was approached by Chelsea and Raven who explained that he had been assigned to them. When asked what he wanted to do, he suggested the pair show him how to dance. Both women agreed but allowed their dancing lesson to actually reflect their current disagreement over their individual parenting styles. As the two friends settle their differences, Joe decides to strip down to his underwear and slip away. A little later, he discovers Jordan in a trunk on the center stage and decides to take his place inside. Upon emerging from the trunk to surprise everyone, Joe takes advantage of the resulting confusion to escape the premises. Later that day, he somehow finds his way to 352 Hauser Avenue. After knocking at the Baxter's door, he requests the whereabouts of his pants.
"Commando" Joe was played by Robert Towers.
- Towers played the role of "Babyface Munson" in the "Loser's Keepers, Lou's a Weeper" episode of Bunk'd.
- He also appeared twice on Hannah Montana in two different roles.
|“||It's cool. Everybody's family is a little weird.||”|
|— Wally to Booker and Levi.|
Wally was a new resident of 352 Hauser Avenue,,along with his accountant father and mother, Diane.
Wally was played by Tristan DeVan.
- His birth sign is Leo.
- His family moved from Colorado
- His dad is an accountant.
- Tristan DeVan had previously played Kaz' brother Kyle in an episode of Lab Rats: Elite Force.
|“||That was beautiful. Thank you||”|
|— Diane accepting Raven's apology performance.|
Diane, who works as a party clown, along with her accountant husband, and son, Wally, move into their new abode, an apartment at 352 Hauser Avenue in Chicago. Upon returning from her first job after the move, a tired Diane forgets to change from her clown persona. Unbeknownst to Diane as she heads to her residence, she is spotted by Raven in the stairway, which triggers the other woman's intense fear of clowns. A short while later, Diane, still in costume, goes to the Baxter apartment, to pick Wally up. Raven opens the door and upon seeing her visitor, immediately faints. Diane tries to help her up, but Raven frantically backs away. Realizing that she is still clad in clown gear, Diane apologizes for the poor first impression, but a nearly hysterical Raven only can mutter that there is a clown in her home. The kids enter with Wally, and Diane realizes that Raven just doesn't like clowns, and clearly offended, gathers up Wally and leaves. That same night she discovers a blue balloon with a dinner invitation to the Baxters' tied to it. Diane intends to disregard it, but Wally convinces her that they should accept it. When the pair arrive at the apartment, they discover that everyone else (except Tess, who claims to be Nia's "Plus One,"} has received a similar balloon invitation. Raven then appears dressed as a clown. At first, Diane suspects that she is being mocked, but gradually realizes that Raven is attempting to express her fears and feelings in a fashion she hopes Diane can understand. Ultimately, Diane finds Raven's performance, moving, and forgives her. Their new friendship is then sealed by everyone having an enjoyable meal together.
Diane was played by Valerie Azlynn.
- She formerly worked in a circus, but became a party clown after having Wally.
- Her husband is an accountant.
- Her family formerly lived in Colorado.
|“||You're old, I have a future.||”|
|— Travis to Chelsea Grayson|
Travis was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. He is frenemies with Booker Baxter. On Halloween, Travis is among the group of students gathered to hear Booker tell a ghost story. Eighty years ago, on a stormy Halloween night, a lonely girl, named Eliza Crane was playing on the rooftop of 352 Hauser Avenue. She was struck by a bolt of lightning, as a result, her spirit returns every Halloween to haunt the residents. Travis laughs, calling it the fakest ghost story he has ever heard, adding the only thing haunting Booker's building are his farts. Booker retorts that Travis doesn't know everything about ghosts. Travis counters that he does, because his dad is a Ghost Hunter. But Booker disputes that, stating he is a dentist. The crowd becomes involved, but Travis claims that Booker told a ridiculous story just to get attention. Booker insists the story is true because he heard it from a reliable source. He further challenges Travis to come to the building and see the Ghost of Eliza Crane for himself. Travis accepts, stating he will bring along some of his dad's equipment and make Booker look like a fool. After the sun has gone down, Travis knocks on the Baxter apartment door. Booker and Levi's moms greet him at the door, and incorrectly concluding he is an ordinary trick-or-treater, offer him candy. Travis explains that his father as a dentist has warned him that sugar is bad for teeth, and noting that Levi's mother is costumed as a sloth, informs her that the species lack the musculature to stand upright on two feet. Booker then descends from the staircase leading to the next floor, and the two coolly acknowledge each other's names. The sloth-lady opines that while the pair don't like each other, they still hang out together, to which both boys reply with a mutual, "yep," before heading towards the roof. Reaching their destination, Travis tells Booker that he and his dad have a list of all the haunted buildings in Chicago, and 352 Hauser Avenue is not on it. Booker instructs Travis to be extremely quiet. When Travis asks why, Booker states it is because he hates the sound of his voice. Booker then clams he heard something, and challengers the ghost to show herself. However, despite Booker calling out several times, no ghost appears. The more time passes, the more dubious Travis becomes, particularly when he catches Booker whispering Levi's name. Travis asks why he is calling for Levi when they are supposedly waiting for Eliza Crane to appear, and tells Booker to admit he made everything up. When Levi Grayson mysteriously disappears, Travis works with Booker to find out where Levi went.
Travis was portrayed by Nicolas Cantu.
- He claims his father is a ghost tracker, when he is actually a dentist.
- Nicolas Cantu appeared as "Jackson" on the Bizaardvark episode "Bizaardvark Changes Lives".
|“||You have a scientific mind. You just need to learn how to unlock it.||”|
|— Mr. Alvarez encouraging Nia to expand her mind.|
Mr. Alvarez was a Science teacher at George Washington Carver Community School. When Nia found out she only got a 'D' on a Genetics test, the teacher suggests that she write an essay on the subject for extra credit, which Nia happily accepts. Nia writes about how despite being twins, she and Booker do have different traits. The next day, Mr. Alvarez tells Nia it was an exceptional and impressive paper, which raises her grade to a 'B' and asks her to consider taking an Honors Science class. He tells Nia that she has a scientific mind, and encourages her to develop it.
Mr. Alvarez was played by Izzy Diaz.
- Izzy Diaz played the role of "Dr. Salt" in the "Santas & Surprises" episode of Austin & Ally.
|“|| I should fire you for that. But I actually respect you|
for it. Hurry up and get dressed, we are on in five.
|— La after Da slaps her for secretly dating her ex-boyfriend.|
La was a member of the celebrated singing group La Dee Da. During the tour stop in Chicago, they booked the Old Town Theater as a venue to perform. But backstage La manifested her Diva tendencies to dominate the rest of the group, hardly letting the other girls speak at all. When she admits to Da that she is secretly dating her ex-boyfriend, the slap she receives actually makes her respect Da more. At showtime, La comes on stage, peeved that Dee and Da are late, and tells them so, when they scramble on stage behind her. The concert then starts, but eventually, La discovers that a pair of impostors have replaced Dee and Da. Confused, she wants to know who they are but does pause to smile and pose for a selfie before calling out for security. As the other women are carried away, La stalks off the stage.
La was played by Kimrie Lewis-Davis.
- La appeared in a vision to Booker, announcing the cancellation of the concert--this was the very first vision of Booker's which actually failed to occur.
|“||Don't you know who I be?||”|
|— Liz Anya not believing she has not been recognized|
Liz Anya, accompanied by her entourage, as was her wont, arrived fashionably late to Paisley Studio's show for canine vests, but her entrance was blocked by the exiting pair of Raven and Booker Baxter. Falling into her diva persona, she covered her face, demanding them not to look at her. When they didn't seem to recognize who she was, Liz's manager stepped forward and began her usual elaborate introduction for her client. Afterwards, Liz Anya coyly admitted her identity. She then noticed the other woman's jacket and instantly knew she had to own it. Her Manager then entered the negotiation, and a final offer of $10,000 dollars was quickly made and accepted. After taking possession of the wonderful garment, Liz Anya promptly issued a check for the agreed-upon amount.
Liz Anya was played by Raven-Symoné.
- In the That's So Raven episode "If I Only Had a Job," Raven eerily impersonated this celebrity, despite the fact that she believed "Liz Anya" merely to be a name picked at random by her friend Eddie Thomas.
- Raven-Symoné was not credited for this role.
- Other Disney roles Raven-Symoné has portrayed (beyond Raven Baxter) :
- Amber Algoode - Sonny with a Chance
- Simone Deveraux - K.C. Undercover
- Betsy Hagg - Just Roll With It
- Nebula Wade - Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century & Zenon: Z3 DCOMs
- Galleria Garibaldi - The Cheetah Girls & The Cheetah Girls 2 DCOMs
- Monique - Kim Possible Series and DCOMs (vocals)
- Iridessa - Pixie Hollow Tinker Bell Franchise (vocals)
- Valkyrie - Guardians of the Galaxy (vocals)
|“||Do you carry a lunchbox?||”|
|— The Manager's signature question.|
The Manager with her client, media star, Liz Anya, made a late appearance at the Paisley Studios Fashion Show for canine vests, encountering an exiting Raven Baxter and her son, Booker. Liz immediately demanded them not to look at her, while the Manager went into her well-practiced spiel on exactly who her client was. When Liz Anya declared that she had to have Raven's jacket, the Manager stepped in, and the pair (seemingly unknowingly) bid up against each other to raise the final offer to $10,000 dollars, which Raven eagerly accepted.
The Manager was played by Anneliese van der Pol.
- In the That's So Raven episode "If I Only Had a Job," Chelsea eerily impersonated this woman, despite the fact she had no idea the Manager even existed.
- Anneliese van der Pol was not credited for this role.
- Anneliese van der Pol has also appeared as "Ronnie Jenson" on the "Reunion It Up" episode of Shake It Up, and "Heather" in the "And the Mole-Rat Will Be CGI" episode of Kim Possible.
|“||Oh, not me... Ernesto!||”|
|— Norman warning Raven his falcon is not done with her, yet.|
Norman was an avid Falconer that named his Bird of Prey, Ernesto. After finishing a lunch of meatloaf, he requests a Scüt ride on his phone. Raven arrives to take him on as a passenger, but the sight of the falcon makes her very trepidatious, but the inducement of leftover meatloaf, convinces Raven to take the man and his bird to where they want to go. Before handing over the bribe, Norman warns Raven not to look directly into the falcon's eyes. While she agrees, Raven cannot help herself and glances at Ernesto through the rearview mirror. As the bag of food is being handed over, Ernesto reacts to Raven's furtive glances by extending his wings and screeching causing Raven to drive erratically. Finding herself in her own neighborhood, Raven demands that the pair get out, but Norman claims that they are in a dangerous section of town. Raven uses her tongue to press the window control, allowing Ernesto to fly away. As he exits the car, Norman informs Raven that she has made the wrong enemy. Raven replies that he doesn't scare her, but Norman reveals that he meant Ernesto, which, to Raven's misfortune, proves to be an accurate prediction.
Norman was played by Alec Mapa.
- Chelsea states that she contacted Norman in The Falcon and The Raven - Part Two, who claims not to know the whereabouts of Ernesto, and adds that he hoped the meatloaf he gave Raven disagreed with her.
- In the original script the character was known as "Passenger," and Ernesto the falcon was named "Freddy."
- Alec Mapa previously appeared in such Disney shows as Dog With A Blog and J.O.N.A.S. He also guest-starred in an episode of The Cosby Show, which then had a very young Raven-Symoné as part of its main cast.
|“||Carmichael always cries when I leave the house. You captured his expression purr-fectly!||”|
|— Gloria to Raven.|
Gloria was a resident of Chicago, who sometimes rode in Raven's Scut vehicle.
Gloria was portrayed by Gabby Sanalitro.
- She gave Raven a 100 dollars twice, but she took it back the first time.
- She says that Carmichael appears to cry when she leaves home.
- In the script, Raven would not let Carmichael in her car without a diaper, however in the shot scene the cat did not have one.
|“|| I never really wanted to be your pal, anyway. I |
only did it so I could move up your brother's list.
|— Jared revealing his true agenda to Nia.|
Jared was a student at George Washington Carver Community School, and the quarterback of the football team. He took advantage of the not-so-secret crush Nia had on him to gain access to Booker, after he became known as "The Psychic Peanut," at school. While waiting among his classmates for Booker, Jared spots Nia and decides to forgo the line and approach her instead. He draws Nia in by finally accepting her Pow request to be a Peanut Pal. With Nia, under his spell, he asks her to get Booker to reveal what will happen to him in the upcoming football game. Swiftly approaching Booker, Nia waves Jared over to meet with her twin a few minutes later. Faking modesty, Jared asks how will he do in Friday's game. Booker assures him he will be the big hero. Elated, Jared also needs to know if he needs to take any special steps beforehand, and Booker, after hearing Coach Spitz greet a number of students, tells him to eat plenty of bananas. Which Nia explains that the extra Potassium will guard against possible leg injuries like the one that felled their opponent's starting quarterback. By the next day, Jared has eaten several bananas and had even brought a supply to eat during school. He even shares a banana with Nia when she sees him, which proves to be a grave mistake, as when Jared walks over to greet Booker, he slips on a banana peel carelessly tossed on the floor by Nia and injures his leg. This causes everyone to conclude that Booker is a fake psychic. Nia comes to her brother's defense by claiming that Booker's actions were to help her become Peanut Pals with Jared. At that point, Jared admits that he never wanted to be Nia's pal and only did it to get to Booker. Indignant, Nia removes Jared from her pal list at that very moment. Still angry, when Cosmo incites everyone to get the Baxter twins, Jared hobbles along among the hostile mob as well.
Jared was played by Kaiden Williams Chapman.
- Tess is leery of how many cats Jared has among his pictures on his Peanut Pal page.
- Chapman was a part of the interstitial series Mack Chat and appeared as "Jock" in the Coop & Cami Ask the World episode, "Would You Wrather Get a Moose Angry?"
|“||This guy's psychic all right. After class, you gotta tell me my future.||”|
|— Cosmo after Booker's prediction of a moonwalking Coach Spitz comes true.|
Cosmo was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. He is among the kids that gather in the gym to greet Booker after Sienna reveals that he is psychic. He is the first to ask for proof and is suitably impressed when Booker correctly predicts Coach Spitz breaking his own rules by moonwalking in front of everyone. Cosmo becomes a true believer, slapping Booker five and asking to have his future revealed. However, later after he has been standing with the rest of his classmates seeking the services of "The Psychic Peanut," Levi informs him that Booker won't be able to consult with him until the summer of next year, and is given a photo of Booker as a consolation prize. He is among the students that witness Booker accurately predicting Sienna's avocado toast and toes. Cosmo is also on hand to see Jared slip on a banana peel in the school hallway. Cosmo is the first to join Sienna in denouncing Booker as a fake psychic, as well as the one who urges his classmates to begin chasing after the Baxter twins by yelling, "Get 'em!"
Cosmo was played by Lance Alexander.
Officer Mike Kowalski
|“|| Okay, you're free to go. I convinced my partner to let |
you off the hook, because my niece, here, knows you.
|— Officer Kowalski releasing Raven and Booker from their cell.|
Officer Mike Kowalski was Tess' uncle. He is first seen carrying a hobbled Chelsea to the tenants meeting on the rooftop of 352 Hauser Avenue. After depositing Chelsea, he ignores Raven's clumsy attempts to flirt with him and takes his leave. Some days later, he picks up Tess for one of their occasional ride-alongs in his police squad car, this time with Nia along as well. However, just as they are about to start, they are rear-ended by Raven in her Scüt vehicle. Officer Kowalski is forced to apprehend Raven and Booker, taking them into custody and delivering them to a holding cell at his precinct. Ultimately, after listening to Tess, Officer Kowalski releases Raven and Booker with a warning, while still fending off Raven's ineffectual attempts to gain sympathy.
Officer Mike Kowalski was played by Jonathan Chase.
- In Close Shave, Tess states she spent her community volunteer service at her uncle's precinct, and discovered a talent for interrogations.
- It is possible that Zophia is his mother.
- As depicted in various Shake It Up episodes, Mike Kowalski has a doppelganger also living in Chicago, Phil, the former TV producer of Shake It Up Chicago! (also played by Jonathan Chase).
|“|| I'm grooming him to take over the business one day. And |
that day is today. Okay, bye now. Pay your rent on time.
|— Richard leaving Mitch in charge of 352 Hauser Avenue.|
Richard Moseley was the business magnate who purchased 352 Hauser Avenue from the Jablonskis. To introduce himself to the tenants, he organizes a meeting on the rooftop of the property. After identifying himself, he announces that he would be not just the landlord, but a neighbor as well, as he is moving into a penthouse on the fourth floor. Nia then presents him with a list of suggested improvements, and Richard states that the new building manager, his right-hand man, Mitch, will deal with it. Mitch is then revealed to be Richard's twelve-year-old son. As soon as Mitch takes over the podium, Richard departs, leaving all subsequent building matters squarely in Mitch's hands.
Richard Moseley was played by Matt Corboy.
- Richard converted the boiler room of 352 Hauser Avenue into a replica of the Topsy-Turvy World from Weirder Things because it was Mitch's favorite TV show.
- Richard once considered sending Mitch away to boarding school, but eventually allowed him to become homeschooled, instead.
- The character's surname was originally Rothchild.
- Matt Corboy once appeared on an episode of Kickin' It as "Chief McGruder."
|“||But, it's all I have left of my father...||”|
|— Burton explaining the significance of his pocket watch.|
Burton was a character in the kids' favorite television show, Weirder Things. In the episode watched by the kids, Burton and his friends find themselves in the Topsy-Turvy World and must confront the evil ruler of that dimension, the demonic Nerdidorken, for the freedom of their friend, Little Pete.
Burton was played by Isaiah Russell.
- The script identifies the entire group of kids from Weirder Things:
- Little Pete
- Burton was asked to give up his father's watch to save Little Pete.
|“|| We came through the portal so we must be in the|
Topsy-Turvy World, where the Nerdidorken lurks...
|— Natalie supplying expository dialogue.|
Natalie was a character in the kids' favorite television show, Weirder Things. In the episode watched by the kids, Natalie and her friends find themselves in the Topsy-Turvy World and must confront the evil ruler of that dimension, the demonic Nerdidorken, for the freedom of their friend, Little Pete.
Natalie was played by Brianna Roy.
- The script identifies the entire group of kids from Weirder Things:
- Little Pete
|“||If you don't hand over your most precious belongings, I will eat your little friend.||”|
|— The Nerdidorken making his evil demands.|
Nerdidorken was the primary antagonist character in the kids' favorite television show, Weirder Things. In the episode watched by the kids, Nerdidorken has drawn the group of young protagonists to his realm. The Topsy-Turvy World. Nerdidorken captures the youngest of the group, Little Pete, and demands of the others to give up their most valued possessions to ensure their friend's safe return.
Nerdidorken was played by Nhut Le.
- Mitch has a replica Nerdidorken costume in his Topsy-Turvy set in the boiler room of 352 Hauser Avenue.
- A Nerdidorken action figure owned by Levi is often seen in the boy's bedroom.
- The character "Nerdidorken" from Weirder Things is a parody of "Demogorgon" from Stranger Things, with the "Topsy-Turvy World" a version of the "Upside-Down."
|“||Ooh, I'm sorry, I can't work right now. The Crazy Show is on and I gotta watch this!||”|
|— Kema fascinated by Chelsea's antics while having a high fever.|
Dreamweaver Kema visits Raven Baxter every so often, to style her hair. On the day of Raven's latest appointment, as she arrives, her client shows Kema her hair, and she becomes horrified at the mess it has become, and even jokingly asks if Raven lost her comb in the divorce. But Kema reassures Raven, that she'll be able to fix it, however, she does inform Raven that she has a babysitting job later. When Raven asks when, Kema replies now, and calls her niece, Power, from the hall. Power enters the apartment and instantly charms Raven with joyful demeanor and dancing moves. Raven begins enthusiastically hugging the girl, squealing how she would like another small child to care for, but that dream is quickly forgotten when her twins arrive. Booker and Nia ask Raven to take them and their friends Tess and Levi, to the Weirder Things premiere event, as Tess' mom has sleepy foot and, Chelsea is hampered by her fever. Raven agrees, if the kids leave her alone for five hours, allowing Kema to finish working on her weave. Kema states that will be enough time, if she can focus on the work. Which proves harder than anticipated as Kema cannot help being fascinated by Chelsea's antics as she becomes delusional from her fever, beginning with Chelsea using a slipper as a microphone, imagining she is an airline flight attendant. As the twins drag Chelsea back to her room, the Dreamweaver resumes working on Raven's hair, and the pair gossip about Kema's cousin. Power begins encouraging Raven to dance with her, and the kids then ask to take Power with them, which is fine with Kema, as she gets paid either way. After Power leaves, Kema continues her work on Raven, while briefly talking with her mother on the phone. After Kema ends the call, Power calls out from the kitchen that she is hungry. Distracted, Kema continues working on Raven's hair, mistaking Raven's code phrase to stop ("home skillet biscuit"), as an offer for food. As Kema stops, they hear Power making noises in the kitchen But before either can reach the little girl, the twins appear and offer to take care of Power. Chelsea then reappears, still believing she is a flight attendant now demonstrating emergency procedures by placing a bra over her mouth. While Booker leads Chelsea back to her room, Nia makes Power a quick lunch. Despite the various distractions, Kema manages to fix something for Raven, who ends up being dissatisfied. Raven reminds Kema that she is a Scüt driver not "Mariah Hairy." As the pair argue over the state of Raven's hair, Raven hears a noise, and Chelsea emerges, stating that the passengers are screaming, and asks "Chaka Khan" to help her investigate. The pair run towards the source of the disturbance, prompting Kema to tell Raven that she will stay until she gets paid, mistakenly thinking that Raven is trying to get her hair done for free. Raven and Chelsea eventually return, and Dreamweaver Kema does manage to finally fashion Raven's hair to her ultimate satisfaction. Afterwards, Kema shares with Raven what she dubs "The Crazy Show," her videos depicting the antics of a delirious Chelsea.
Dreamweaver Kema was played by Wendy Raquel Robinson.
- "Home Skillet Biscuit" was the code phrase for when Kema's weaving becomes too painful for Raven.
- She has a cousin with both a droopy eye and a sleepy eye.
- Robinson played "Cruella De Ville" in The Descendants DCOM.
|“||My name's Power, because of my powerful moves!||”|
|— Power introducing herself to Raven|
Power was the niece of Dreamweaver Kema. On the day Kema has an appointment with Raven Baxter, Kema needs to also bring Power along, as she promised her sister she would watch Power for the day. Upon meeting Aunt Kema's client, Power instantly charms Raven, by announcing and explaining her name. Raven begins enthusiastically hugging the small child, squealing how she would like another small child to take care of, but that fantasy is dispelled when the arrival of her actual children bring her back to reality. Booker and Nia ask Raven to take them and their friends Tess and Levi, to the Weirder Things premiere event, as Tess' mom has been incapacitated, and a delirious Chelsea clearly cannot go either. As the twins corral a wayward Chelsea, their mother agrees to take them, provided she is allowed to finish her hair weaving appointment in peace. However, the "cuteness" of Power distracts both her aunt and Raven, and the perceptive Nia offers to watch over Power, and the younger girl actually says she wants to be with the other kids. Arriving in the boys' room Power begins showing off her dancing, but the older kids are preoccupied, watching Weirder Things on a computer, barely noticing her. She tells them to sing, and receives only a half-hearted response, and Levi actually tells her to go away. Nia then attempts to get Power involved by inviting her to join them in watching the program. The kids are happy when Power has become quiet, apparently watching the show, when actually, she has slipped away to the kitchen. Power announces that she is hungry to her aunt, and begins clanging the nearby pots and pans. The Baxter twins locate Power just as Raven is about to get up and fix Power something to eat. They tell Raven they will feed Power, just as a delusional Chelsea returns. As Booker takes Chelsea back to her room, Nia quickly makes Power a lunch composed of random nearby foodstuffs. Back in the boys' room, the friends resume watching their show, while Power wonders if Nia could have possibly put any weirder ingredients in her sandwich. Nibbling at her makeshift meal, Power begins commenting on what's happening on the screen. The others try to shush her, and the younger girl gets up and stands in front of the computer, calling the show garbage. The older kids object, when she states the program should be called "Boring Things." Nia tries to distract Power with an action figure of the "Nerdidorken," but Levi snatches it back, claiming that it is his favorite. Booker then challenges Power to amuse herself in his closet, which she accepts, as he closes the door behind her. While looking around the small space, she discovers a secret door hidden behind some boxes. Power steps outside the closet and tells the others about her discovery, and after warning them that they may never see her again, brightly waves goodbye. Returning to the door, Power discovers it leads to a mini-elevator and hops inside to head down below. At the bottom, she finds what appears to be a dark misty wooded area. As Power explores the spooky place, the other kids arrive the same way she did, and one of the strange trees suddenly becomes alive and threatens them. Curious, Power approaches the mysterious tree, and it abruptly grabs her, and she calls out for help. The other kids spot Power, and agree to do whatever the creature (whom they identify as the "Nerdidorken") wants if it lets Power go.first. The Nerdidorken agrees and Power hurries to the girls. As Power watches the others give up their possessions for her freedom, Raven and Chelsea suddenly drop down and the entire area is flooded with light, revealing the eerie woods is actually located inside a large room. Raven steps up and unmasks what she dubs the "Mitchidorken," as just an ordinary boy, whom the others recognize as someone named "Mitch." As the kids tell Raven what happened, Power adds how she stumbled upon the place. After Raven and Chelsea go back upstairs, the kids decide to stay and play in the Topsy-Turvy World set, but Mitch absconds with the premiere tickets, and leaves. Not particularly caring Booker, Nia, Tess, and Levi, all want to be the Nerdidorken, but it is Power who claims the role, by virtue of having possession of Mitch's discarded mask. Power spends the rest of the afternoon playing with her new friends in the replicated Topsy-Turvy set.
Power was played by Somali Rose.
- The Power role was originally cast for a boy.
- The casting department instructed potential applicants to "GIVE US 30 SECONDS OF YOUR BEST DANCE MOVES!'
- A scene was cut where the older kids were tied up as to provide a captive audience.to witness Power's dance moves.
- The script named her mother as "Dreamweaver II."
- The script listed the ingredients of Power's sandwich as turkey, peanut butter, Pop-tarts, and gummy bears. The filmed scene also depicted puffed cheese sticks, as well.
- Somali Rose plays "Skyler Brooks," on the Disney Web-series Shook.
|“||Hi Mom. You want me to come home? And drop the whistle? Okay.||”|
|— Taylor faking a call from home to escape a bickering Nia and Tess.|
Taylor was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. Taylor was in the school hallway when The Red Hot Chili Steppers announced that they had an opening in their Step dancing troupe. When handed a flyer from Zenna, the leader, Taylor awkwardly admits that she wants to be her. The next day, Taylor is among the dancing hopefuls filling the school gym. However, she becomes too nervous, and fakes a phone call from home, leaving before the try-outs actually start. The next morning, thinking she is alone in the gym, Taylor demonstrates her hidden talent for Step dancing, but is discovered by the Baxter twins and their friends. When The Red Hot Chili Steppers emerge from the other side of the room, Taylor claims to have just realized she is not in the library, and retreats to a nearby bench. Zeena asks Nia and Tess which will be the new Stepper, and the other girls reveal their plan to form their own rival dance group. A dubious Zeena asks who they plan to recruit, and Nia and Tess point to Taylor. This causes Taylor to feign getting another call from home and quickly retreat. After school, Taylor goes to Nia's home to supposedly join a study group, but it is soon revealed to be a ruse, as instead of homework, all the girls gathered together intend to form a new dance team. Taylor reluctantly agrees to join. Nia asks her mother, Raven, to coach them, but bad memories cause her to refuse but she does promise to supply the costumes. All the girls venture to the rooftop to begin their practice session. On the roof, Nia focuses on the precision steps of their routine, while Tess insists they should work on the more flashy parts showing off their swag. However, Nia claims leadership of the group by virtue of owning a whistle. However, as their discussion becomes more heated, Nia unknowingly drops the whistle and Taylor retrieves it. As Nia and Tess continue to argue, Taylor blows the whistle herself, to alert Nia that she dropped it. At that point, both Nia and Tess demand the whistle. Taylor fakes another call from home, and lets the whistle fall to the floor, before leaving the roof, closely followed by the other girls, leaving Nia and Tess behind, as the pair struggle for possession of the whistle. Both Nia and Tess meet with Zeena at school the next day, to claim the open spot on The Red Hot Chili Steppers, but Zeena replies that it has already been filled, as Taylor appears, already dressed in a Stepper outfit. Sheepishly, Taylor explains to Nia and Tess that she accepted Zeena's offer because they had promised their rival group would be fun, but their constant bickering had proven that to be false. Later, Taylor appears on Zeena's video call to Nia to reveal that The Red Hot Chili Steppers had expanded to includes all the school's steppers except Nia and Tess. At the scheduled dance-off, Taylor is among The Red Hot Chili Steppers, as Zeena leads them through a complex and exciting routine. Nia and Tess then take the stage, still arguing the virtues of precision steps against flashier swag ones. After a brief blackout, the pair appear in a merged outfit, to demonstrate how the two aspects of STEP can fit together. Unfortunately, before the pair could begin, Nia's mother, Raven crashes the stage, causing all three to fall off the stage. Taylor joins the rest of The Red Hot Chili Steppers exiting the gym with their gloating leader, Zeena, but she is abruptly beset by a persistent flying insect.
Taylor was played by Jordan Julian.
- Taylor often pretends her hand is a phone receiving calls from home to escape awkward situations.
- In the original script, Nia and Tess wanted Taylor (described as "a shy girl who likes to hide behind her purple knit cap") to try-out with them after getting the Red Hot Chili Steppers flyers from Zeena.
- Applicants were limited to the L.A. area, and were encouraged to watch this video on STEP dancing.
- To audition, It was required to prepare a 15-30 second STEP dance routine set to any song of their choice.
|“|| I knew it! You're just like everybody else. You don't wanna hangout with Sheridan |
Decker, you wanna hangout with Antoine Decker. Maybe he'll dance with you.
|— Sheridan to Booker.|
Sheridan Decker was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. As a member of the Dance Committee, she arrived early to help set up for the Father-Daughter Dance. The child of NBA star Antoine "The Dunker" Decker, she used her natural height to help fellow student, Booker Baxter, set up the backdrop for the photo stand. After Booker thanked her, Sheridan, who harbored a secret crush on Booker, could only punch his right shoulder in response. Sheridan then spotted her father entering the gym, but before moving across the room to greet him, she slugs Booker in the same place, in an apparent gesture of farewell. Both before and after the welcoming speech by dance organizer, Chelsea Grayson, Sheridan and Antoine Decker were beset by various basketball devotees, asking the All-Star player for either his picture, autograph, or both. Yet in each case, Sheridan's father explained that the night belonged to his daughter, thus, all his attention was focused solely on her, and thus politely refused all such fan requests. Even when Sheridan left her father's side to get them both refreshments, Antoine Decker steadfastly kept to this firm stance. While Sheridan was building herself a treat at the sundae bar, Booker suddenly appeared and placed a cherry on top of her creation. Sheridan thanked Booker, as she loved cherries. Booker then asked Sheridan if she wanted to dance with him. Sheridan swiftly abandons her sundae, and strikes Booker a third time, (this time on the left shoulder), to indicate her acceptance of his offer. As the pair take to the dance floor, Booker jokes that he hopes no one mistakes him for her father, and Sheridan laughs. However, the dancing music abruptly takes a downward turn, and even Sheridan notes the musical choices are terrible. Booker agrees and goes to the DJ stand to investigate. A few minutes later Booker returns, with the music restored, and the crowd resumes dancing. Sheridan compliments Booker on his dancing, and he replies that she is good as well. Sheridan admits that she doesn't get asked to dance very much as she is so much taller than the guys their age. Booker briefly stands tiptoe and claims he didn't notice. Sheridan states that he is funny and hits Booker for a fourth time, once again on the left side, and Booker moves off to dance with his sister, Nia for a time. Booker shortly returns performing a flashy spin move in the center of the dance floor. Sheridan has been enjoying herself with Booker, and she observes that most people she meets, try to use her to get to her father. Still using flamboyant dance moves, Booker asks who would do that to her. Sheridan, states she understands why people would want to meet an NBA All-Star with her dad's career stats--however Booker does correct her on her dad's actual scoring average. That begins to arouse Sheridan's suspicions, which are heightened further when Booker inanely asks how long her dad, has been her dad. Sheridan directly asks Booker if he is only being nice to her to get to her father. Booker eventually confesses the truth, but quickly adds that he has grown to like her as well. However, Sheridan becomes far too angry to listen. She accuses Booker of being just like everyone else, declaring that he only wants to hang out with Antoine Decker, not Sheridan Decker. She tells Booker that maybe her dad would want to dance with him. When Booker seems to actually welcome that opportunity, Sheridan turns away in a huff, and disgustedly stalks away, leaving Booker alone on the dance floor. Later, at the very last possible moment, just before the final dance of the night, the Deckers approach the photo stand. Sheridan coldly tells Booker that they want their pictures taken. A chastened Booker obliges, but does ask to speak with her briefly, which Sheridan allows, as her dad positions himself in front of the camera. Booker apologizes, and admits he should have treated her better. Sheridan agrees, and Booker adds that he really does think that she is cool. Sheridan thanks Booker, and moves to stand by her dad. Booker tries to focus the camera, and chuckles to himself, when he realizes he needs to adjust the camera stand to accommodate Antoine Decker's above normal height, before snapping their picture. After the photos have been taken, Sheridan asks her dad if they can take another, which her dad agrees to. As the Deckers resume their pose, Sheridan asks Booker if he would like to join him. Booker eagerly accepts the offer, and quickly moves to stand beside them. Antoine Decker points out that someone needs to actually take the picture. Booker immediately calls out for his Aunt Chelsea to hurry over to the photo stand. Before the Deckers depart to begin their final Father Daughter rose dance, a last picture is taken which captures Sheridan striking Booker for a fifth time.
Sheridan Decker was played by Brianna Reed.
- Sheridan striking Booker on the arm was reminiscent of Loca hitting Eddie Thomas in the same manner during That's So Raven.
- A scene set by the dance punch bowl in which Sheridan hits Booker again, to thank him after he pours out two cups of punch for Sheridan and her dad, was deleted.
- The script implies Sheridan was a poor dancer.
|“||Sorry man, no photos tonight. This is my daughter's dance, and it's all about her.||”|
|— Antoine Decker to a fan trying to take a picture of him.|
Antoine "The Dunker" Decker was a member of the National Basketball Association, and the father of Sheridan Decker. As Sheridan was part of the dance committee, she was already in the gym to greet him, when Antoine arrived for the Annual George Washington Carver Community School Father Daughter Dance. The pair had an enjoyable time, but every so often, Antoine had to inform a fan that he was only there as Sheridan's father, and politely refuse any photo requests, as all his attention for that night was reserved solely for his daughter. After the awkward welcome by the dance organizer, Chelsea Grayson, Sheridan left to bring back some refreshments. A few fans approached him, but the most persistent one had actually pulled out his phone, and Antoine had to temporarily take possession of it and remind the young boy that he was not taking any pictures that night, before returning the phone. Towards the end of the evening, that same young kid was operating the photo booth. Sheridan treated him quite coldly, and they held a brief conversation. After their portrait was taken, Sheridan asked him to take another picture this time, with the other boy, whom she called "Booker," with them. Antoine agreed, and the boy eagerly moved to join them. When Antoine asked who was actually going to take the picture, Booker screamed to Chelsea Grayson to hurry over to the camera. The pleasant evening ended as Antoine, like the other fathers present, was given a rose to bestow upon his daughter, Sheridan, following their final dance of the night.
Antoine Decker was played by Poncho Hodges.
- Antoine "The Dunker" Decker was said to be an NBA All-Star that averaged 30 points with 12 assists and a 92% free throw percentage.
- In the script, Antoine Decker only averaged 22 points, but was said to be a 3-time MVP.
- Although he signed with the L.A. Lakers for the 1994 pre-season, Poncho Hodges never played in an official NBA game.
|“|| I don't know what you're up to, but it's freezing out here! My nose hairs |
are frozen, and they're starting to whistle 'Chattanooga Choo Choo.'
|— Officer Seeley to Raven.|
Officer Seeley was an Illinois State Trooper. During a particularly heavy snowfall, she stopped a big rig on a highway outside Chicago for speeding. Officer Seeley discovered that although the vehicle was registered to a James O'Malley, it was currently being operated by a Raven Baxter, who claimed the trucker handle, "Big Rae," and her travelling companion, a young boy she identified as "Little Debbie." Although both acted rather erratically, she could sense no menace from the pair, and as the papers were genuine, Officer Seeley let them off with a warning, and added that she did not want to see them again, and asked the driver to refrain from using the air horn. Yet, only a short time later, Officer Seeley pulls over the same vehicle, this time headed in the opposite direction, towards Chicago, after it briefly skids wildly over an ice sheet. She notices that Big Rae and Little Debbie, have picked up a passenger, and is shocked and delighted to recognize Devon Carter, the Dallas Action News weatherman. When she used to live in Dallas, she had watched him and became a huge fan. After a moderate amount of fan adoration, Officer Seeley allows them to continue on upon their way.
Officer Seeley was played by Nicole Blume.
- In the original script:
- The character was only called "Female Officer."
- She claimed to be big a fan of Big Shirl from Long Haul Truckers.
- Instead of whistling nose hairs, she had "long johns riding up to the top of Krakatoa."
|“||Who's ready to have fun in Science Class? You are. Because Science does matter.||”|
|— Ms. Pittman to her Science class.|
Ms. Pittman was a Science teacher at George Washington Carver Community School. When the decision was made to advance Levi Grayson to a higher level Science class, Principal Wentworth chose her class to send him, as Booker Baxter-Carter, Levi's best friend, was already there. After Ms. Pittman introduced Levi to the class, the new student takes the station by Booker. The teacher then assigns her class a 3-day project to be completed by Friday. On Friday, Ms. Pittman calls upon Booker to be the first to present his project. Booker steps up to the front of the class and explains he will demonstrate the "Elephant's Toothpaste," experiment. However, he pauses briefly, and asks Ms. Pittman if he can have an assistant from the class, and Booker selects a reluctant Levi. Unfortunately, a paranoid Booker gets carried away, and overdoes the reaction, causing the pair and the rest of the class to be splattered with foam. After class, Ms. Pittman personally escorts the foam covered duo to the main office for a disciplinary meeting with Principal Wentworth.
When Ms. Pittman organizes auditions for the Carver morning announcements, she is so taken by the Baxter-Carter twins adorable appearance of showing up in matching outfits, that she selects them both, deciding to call the live streaming segment "The Carver Corner Commentary with the Baxter-Carter Twins." However, only Nia shows up for the first Carver Commentary, as Booker has taken ill. Wearing a helmet outfitted with multi-colored lights, Nia explains she intends to talk about skateboarding. As Nia begins, Ms. Pittman uses a nearby Levi as a sounding board for her doubts. Nia claims to have merged safety with fashion with her unique helmet. Yet, while still speaking, much to Ms. Pittman and Levi's confusion, Nia begins waving her arms wildly. After she starts to dance about and sniff her own armpits, Nia states it would be a good time to cut for a commercial. Ms. Pittman points out that there are no commercials, while Levi suggests they just cut the entire feed.
Ms. Pittman was played by Liz Jenkins.
- Ms. Pittman tends to make puns with scientific terms which none of her students seem to understand.
|“||Hey, someone lose a pair of crutches? Because I sure don't need them.||”|
|— Turner arriving with Tanner's crutches.|
Turner was sent by his mother into 352 Hauser Avenue to retrieve his identical twin brother, Tanner, so they could go home. Before entering the lobby, he discovered his brother's crutches on the ground and asked if anybody had lost them because he didn't need them. He then took in the amusing sight of another boy pulling on the cast on his brother's foot. Turner simply told him that their mom wanted to go, and left, taking the crutches with him, forcing Tanner to hobble behind him on his injured leg to catch up.
Turner was played by Travis Burnett.
- With Tanner being a member of Dissed Sibs Anonymous, it is implied that Turner is the older twin. and the fact that Turner attends a different school likely plays a large part in Tanner's perception of being "dissed."
- Apparently, their mother is not averse to dressing her twin sons in matching outfits.
- Travis Burnett's credit read "Tanner/Turner."
- Travis Burnett also played "Brian" in the Bunk'd episode "A Tale of Two Stackers."
|“|| You know what? New assignment. Instead of your next test, I want |
everyone to do a project on what your parents do for a living. So
that you can learn to appreciate them more. Any questions?
|— Mr. Patel assigning his Math class a parent appreciation project.|
Mr. Patel was a Math teacher at George Washington Carver Community School. On a day Mr. Patel was late for class, he was preoccupied with a phone conversation with his son, Gabriel. As he finally entered his classroom, the teacher was pointing out to his son, that unlike the household of his friend, Jackson, they did not have ice cream for breakfast. Realizing that technically, class had already started, Mr. Patel attempted to end the call by telling his son that he loved him, and awaited a like response in kind. When one did not seem forthcoming, he began repeatedly demanding one, and despite the overall opinion of his class, Mr. Patel was fairly certain he had heard Gabriel reply. Still feeling frustrated, the teacher found himself venting to his students, revealing that Gabriel claimed that he was ruining his life because he was only a teacher that would not let him have ice cream for breakfast. He then asked his class who actually ate ice cream for breakfast, and was taken aback that the vast majority admitted to having some sort of dessert for breakfast. Rather petulantly, Mr. Patel then asked why didn't they go live with Jackson. Regaining his composure, the teacher was seized with a sudden inspiration. Announcing that he is canceling the weekly test, he assigns the class a parent appreciation project, so they will all learn what their parents do for them. Nia Baxter points out that seems an odd task for a Math class, but her twin brother Booker is eager to have a math assignment without involving math. For the rest of the week, Patel allows his students to use the class time for their various projects. When Friday arrives, Mr. Patel arranges for Gabriel to attend the Math class so he can learn how at least some students actually appreciate their parents. Throughout the different projects, Gabriel does not bother to hide his boredom and remains silent. Even the lively performance of Zeena Kamakamee'leon's Polynesian dance with Uli Uli with the able assistance of her brother with a neon "fire stick" fails to impress the younger Patel. When Zenna explains that she appreciates her father passing on his dancing skills to her brother and herself, Mr. Patel makes a point of making sure Gabriel understands her words. Up next are the Baxter-Carter twins, as the pair make way to the front of the class where Mr. Patel has arranged for the presence of a large monitor for video presentations. Nia inserts the memory card and the twins allows the narration of their project to take over. The video presents their mother, Raven Baxter, as an accomplished author of world travel guides, a renowned weight lifter, and the greatest DJ of her generation. However, unbeknownst to the twins, the accompanying images do not support the previous claims, and make it obvious that the Baxter-Carters implemented an excessive use of video effects in their presentation. The class begins laughing, and the twins finally discover the disaster their project has become. Removing the memory card, the siblings ask Mr. Patel if they can have a few moments to regroup. Mr. Patel grants them the reprieve, although he voices his doubts it will help. After the twins have exited the room. Mr. Patel calls upon Gunner "The Guntz" Guntzenheimer next. The Guntz begins his presentation by showing clips from Pastry Chef Showdown, depicting his mother victorious in both phases of the competition, baking and wrestling. Afterwards, The Guntz provides each member of the class with a freshly baked cannoli from Mrs. Guntzenheimer's kitchen. As The Guntz passes out his mother's confections to the class, Mr. Patel remembers to place a pair aside on a plate for the Baxter-Carters. Booker and Nia return from the hall, and are disappointed to have missed The Guntz' presentation. Mr. Patel explains that cannolis were saved for them, but as he reaches for the plate, he realizes he made a mistake by leaving them on the desk of the gluttonous Gabriel, who by his guilty face, reveals that he ate them. After loudly calling out his son's name in disappointment, Mr. Patel asks Booker and Nia if they are ready to finish their project. The twins admit that their video was an attempt to make their mom's life appear more interesting than they thought it was. However, while in the hallway, a phone call they received from their mother telling them of what happened to her that very afternoon has changed their minds. While out n her Scüt vehicle, Raven's latest passenger turns out to be a young boy travelling alone to see his grandmother. Her mothering instincts alerted, Raven uncovers that the boy, Andrew, was leaving home to be with his grandmother, as he felt the arrival of his new baby sister had made his parents forget all about him. Showing empathy, Raven leads Andrew to realize how his rash decision would affect his family, and escorts the boy back to his home. Booker and Nia acknowledge the driving a Scüt vehicle, and being a fashion designer can seem long and boring to some, but the fact that their mother noticed a young boy's troubles and saved him from making a big mistake, has given them a new appreciation for the mother, Raven Baxter, and everything she does for them. The entire Math class applauds, and Mr. Patel is clearly moved by their project. However, when he asks his son, if he heard them, Gabriel is clearly asleep at his desk. But Mr. Patel assures his dubious class that he remains fairly certain that Gabriel did hear the story.
Mr. Patel was played by Ronobir Lahiri.
- Booker mentions him in Level Up.
- The character was described as "A NERDY TEACHER WITH HAIR AND CLOTHES AS SCATTERED AND MESSY AS HIS MIND."
- The character was originally called Mr. Gomez.
Gabriel PatelGabriel Patel was the son of Mr. Patel. His apparent lack of appreciation for what his father does for him becomes the impetus for Mr. Patel assigning a parent appreciation project to his Math class. On the day of the presentations, Mr. Patel has Gabriel come to the class and watch them. He remains quiet during every student's project, clearly bored. The only enjoyment he shows is stealing the cannolis baked by Mrs. Guntzenheimer meant for the Baxter twins. After Nia and Booker make their presentation, the entire class applauds, but Gabriel has fallen asleep at his desk.
Gabriel Patel was played by Neil Aggerwhil.
- The casting call had a note: "There are no lines but please act accordingly. Improvisation is key!"
- According to the script, he was 15.
|“||Ever since my baby sister came home. It's all about her.||”|
|— Andrew to Raven on why he's leaving home.|
Andrew was a young boy that was having difficulty adjusting to the changes in his home life caused by the arrival of a new baby sister to the household. Convinced that his parents were too preoccupied caring only for his newborn sister, to notice anything he did, Andrew decided to leave his home and live with his grandmother. Gathering up his few belongings, he spotted an available Scüt vehicle parked nearby, and made a quick call to reserve it. Slipping into the car, Andrew found himself telling everything to the female driver at the wheel, who identified herself as Raven. She listened carefully to his story and added insightful comments, which made Andrew consider for the first time, the possible consequences of his actions. The boy ultimately decided to go back home, and Raven pointed out that they had never left. Realizing how she had guided him to change his mind, Andrew stated that Raven was good, and she replied that was because she was a mom and that was what they did. Andrew collected his belongings, and Raven escorted him to his door, to meet his dog, and encourage him to leave a positive review on the Scüt website.
Andrew was played by Liam James Ramos.
- His grandmother allows him to use chocolate milk with his cereal.
- Andrew has a dog named Kirby.
|“||Really? How embarrassing. Was it anything like... this?||”|
|— Leslie to Miles, using her powers to make him reach for his nose.|
Leslie was a student at the Chicago branch of the Sleevemore Center for Psychically Gifted Children, with the psychic power of telekinesis. She meets the Baxter-Carter twins when Raven brings a frozen Booker to see Dr. Sleevemore for treatment. After Booker revives and is introduced to Dr. Sleevemore, the doctor introduces the Baxters to a few of his students, who like Booker, all possess a form of psychic ability. To demonstrate her telekinesis, Leslie floats a cup of water into Booker's hands. Shortly afterwards, she and Miles (who possesses the power of suggestion) argue over who has the better ability, until the other student uses his power to both win the conversation and "push" Leslie into having the urge to use the restroom. The next day, the students are amused as Booker, during his data compilation examination, takes advantage of the machine settings which force Nia to be remotely controlled into aping his physical actions. Later, while enjoying pizza with his new friends, Booker is warned by Leslie that Nia will be furious about his prank. Booker is dubious that Nia could even suspect him, when Nia bursts in (along with family friend, Levi Grayson) accusing Booker of his guilt. Raven tries to calm the twins down, but Dr. Sleevemore, intrigued by the data, urges them to argue further. Abruptly, Booker freezes again, and Dr. Sleevemore is finally able to offer a diagnosis. The constant bickering of the twins has created a physic pollutant in Booker's aura which causes the freezing effect, removing it from his system will cure, Booker, but Sleevemore warns that while the cleaning process is routine, there is a slight chance that his powers could be lost forever. The Baxters share a private moment with the immobile Booker, and Leslie floats a handkerchief in their direction, which Nia refuses but Raven accepts. Dr. Sleevemore then calls for a colleague to supervise Booker's treatment, Dr. Jasmine Sleevemore, his very own granddaughter. Despite Raven's doubts due to her youth, Jasmine quickly and efficiently hooks Booker to the necessary apparatus and begins the process, allowing Booker to awake. With the purifying operation begun, the Sleevemores are called away. Levi starts to play music with the various flasks and beakers on a nearby table. The Sleevemores return, warning that the sonic waves may affect the powers of Serenity (an eletrokine) in unpredictable ways. To protect Levi, Leslie uses her telekinetic ability to levitate him in the air. However, Serenity's blast drives Raven into Leslie which causes her to dip Levi, and his kicking motions from above accidentally knocks the flask containing Booker's cleansed energy to the ground where it shatters, and the escaping purple-colored shaft of light ricochets several times around the room before seemingly disappearing. Booker is left bemoaning the fact that his psychic visions are now gone... forever.
A few days later, Leslie and the rest of the people from the Sleevemore Center are invited by Raven, to a rooftop party at their residence of 352 Hauser Avenue. Leslie and the other guests are amazed by Booker's supply of delicious baked goods, and the various other new skills he demonstrates, such as close-up magic, sushi preparation, and operatic singing. Leslie and Jasmine are the first to sample Booker's "Dragon Sushi." During the party, Leslie becomes acquainted with the Baxter's neighbor, Tess O'Malley. Leslie is amused by the budding romance between Miles and Nia, particularly when told that Nia thought he was picking his nose, Leslie uses her power to playfully make Miles demonstrate. During Booker's aria performance, Leslie spots the pair talking again, but is called out by Nia for controlling Miles' hand again. However, Serenity's powers go awry once more, and in saving Booker from a falling flower pot, Nia reveals to everyone that Booker's powers secretly transferred to her during the lab incident. Nia apologizes to Booker for not telling him sooner, but Booker is just happy to know where his powers are, as Dr. Sleevemore assures everyone it will be a simple matter to switch the vision energy away from Nia, back to where they belong within Booker. Raven and Levi then appear, and Raven accuses Jasmine of plotting to steal Booker's powers for herself, as she alone, in the Sleevemore family, has no psychic powers. Jasmine vehemently denies the accusation, declaring that she is a good person and would never do such a thing, a chastened Raven apologizes. Leslie and everyone else from the Sleevemore Center are elated that Booker will soon be back to normal.
Leslie was played by Mia Sinclaire Jenness.
- Leslie was originally envisioned as a character with an "edge," after gun control advocate Emma Gonzalez (although adopting her distinctive close shaven hairstyle was optional).
- Originally in the script, Leslie demonstrates her powers by lifting her bookbag, an apple and a soda can in midair and juggling them all briefly.
|“||Like an all-star... Top ten ending... Ummm--uh. Fake left step, uh. Wiki-wiki-wham!||”|
|— The Nervous Student's audition for Coach Spitz.|
The Nervous Student was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. He tried out for the lead role in Spitz: The Musical, but was far too nervous during his audition to rap effectively. Coach Spitz quickly dismisses him, and Booker was next in line to try out for the part.
The Nervous Student was played by Nathan Janak.
- Nathan also played "Stuart" in the "Would You Wrather Back Down?" episode of Coop & Cami Ask the World.
- It is very unlikely that he will return, as Nathan Janak has joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s All That.
- The character's original lines were as follows:
- "He bobbed and weaved through the players.
The jersey wearing naysayers.
He took a look at the clock.
They passed him the rock.
Then he, uh... stopped."
- "He bobbed and weaved through the players.
|“||So, Tess, how does it feel to be the face of a movement?||”|
|— The Student Journalist interviewing Tess.|
The Student Journalist was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. She was assigned to write a story about Tess being the first girl to play a part written for a male. However, she doesn't seem to notice that while she is ostensibly interviewing Tess, it is Nia who actually supplies all the answers. Her final question, on how it feels to be the "face of a movement," rattles Tess, and plants seeds of self-doubt, which ultimately cause Tess to freeze at the start of Spitz: The Musical, causing Coach Spitz to have Booker replace her.
The Student Journalist was played by Xochitl Gomez-Deines.
|“||No, I literally worked for the circus. My boss was a clown.||”|
|— Andrea describing the job she just quit to Raven.|
Andrea was a business student in Chicago that was frustrated with her internship at a circus, literally working for peanuts for a clown. She voiced her dissatisfaction to her Scüt driver. The driver happened to be Raven Baxter, who was looking for a candidate for an unpaid internship at her startup company, Ravenous Fashions. Eager for a change, Andrea asked to inspect her prospective workspace before making any commitments. Raven agreed and took her to 352 Hauser Avenue. Initially, Raven led her to an apartment but then suggested that Andrea check out the outdoor work area on the roof first. As she emerged on the roof, Andrea spotted a group of kids surrounding an older man, before being immediately pelted from above with a projectile filled with guacamole. When Raven appeared a moment later, Andrea screamed that she couldn't work there, before storming away in disgust.
Andrea was played by Shalini Bathina.
- This was the third time a character called "Andrea" appeared in the Raven franchise, previously, in That's So Raven, the name was given to Raven's cousin, as well as one of Eddie's girlfriends.
- In the original script, Andrea was bombed with mashed potatoes instead of guacamole.
|“|| Yeah, that sounds fun, except it doesn't look like he |
needs a walk, because he's peeing on your foot.
|— Jamie telling Booker about Mr. Manchego.|
Jamie was a new resident of 352 Hauser Avenue. Along with her younger sister, Amber, they encounter their neighbor, Sienna, on the rooftop of the building, and are introduced to her dog, Mr. Manchego. The girls enjoy playing with the canine until he suddenly breaks away to greet some other neighbors, Booker Baxter and Levi Grayson. Booker introduces himself to Jamie, and she notes how fond Mr. Manchego is of him. Sienna then explains that she and Mr. Manchego have to go home to pack, as her family are leaving for a weekend on the lake, and her dog is being left in a pet hotel. Jamie and Amber follow her off the roof. The next day, as Jamie sees her new friend off for her trip, Sienna mentions that plans have changed, and Mr. Manchego is instead staying with Booker and Levi for the weekend. Later that afternoon, as the girls step onto the third floor, coincidentally, Booker and Levi emerge from their apartment with Mr. Manchego. Jamie and Amber stop to pet Mr. Manchego, as Levi explains the pair are dog sitting. Booker states that they are about to go take Mr. Manchego for a walk in the park, and invites the girls to join them. While Jamie replies that might be fun, she reasons that Mr. Manchego probably doesn't need a walk, as he is peeing on Booker's foot. Booker laughs the dog's actions off, claiming it is a sign of how much Mr. Manchego loves him, but postpones their walk until after he wrings the "love" out of his socks. Jamie and Amber then continue on with their day.
Jamie was played by Cece Abbey.
Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson
|“|| So, what's going to happen now is, you're going to leave the |
room and let your daughter impress me. Without interruption.
|— Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson to Raven.|
Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson was a member of the Chicago city council, representing the voting district which includes 352 Hauser Avenue. Shortly before starting her annual Young Leaders of Tomorrow weekend, held at West Pullman Mindful Retreat, Councilwoman Johnson is delighted to meet Shinée Dubois, the famed editor of fashionNOW! magazine, who was accompanying her daughter, Renée. After the retreat staff have completed setting up the main meeting room with traffic cones to her exact specifications, Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson officially welcomes all the participants, the young female leaders of tomorrow and their mothers. She explains that the weekend will consist of several exercises designed to develop leadership skills. To demonstrate that one of the foundations of good leadership was building trust, the young girls are instructed to pair-up with their mothers, and navigate blindfolded through the maze of traffic cones, solely through the guiding touch of their partners. The councilwoman has the girls start the exercise, reminding them that the journey is its own reward. Observing the progress of the participants, the process appears to been running smoothly, until Councilwoman Johnson turns around to witness a mother tripping over a cone, causing her to collide into her daughter, sending them both crashing to the floor. Councilwoman Johnson can only hold her arms akimbo, and glare in disappointment at the failed pair. For the next phase, sitting mats have been passed out to everyone. Councilwoman Johnson instructs her charges to listen to the inner leader inside themselves, by closing their eyes while assuming a lotus position, and remaining silent to let their personal energies flow through them. However, Councilwoman Johnson's silence is broken by a loud shout of "Sebastian!" Rising to her feet, she discovers the source of the disturbance, the same mother who failed the previous exercise. Stooping down to confront the guilty person holding the phone, the councilwoman shakes her head dubiously, as the other woman rather lamely claims she correctly sensed that there was an emergency at home. The final activity of the day, was public speaking, as each girl was tasked with drafting and delivering a short speech. The first person selected to speak is Nia Baxter-Carter, unfortunately, she does not take her turn and had apparently left the vicinity. After listening to all the other speeches, the councilwoman thanks everyone for their participation and retires to her room. Instructing her Security Guard that she is not to be disturbed, Councilwoman Johnson then orders dinner from room service. She is still in the bathroom, winding down from her busy day, when her meal arrives, and asks the server to set it out for her. Hearing a sneeze, the councilwoman offers a "Bless you," as the server admits to a strong family allergy to pepper. Shortly detecting a deeper, even louder sneeze, Councilwoman Johnson asks if the server is sure she is alright. The server confirms that she is fine. By then, the aroma of the food has reached her, and she notes that it smells good, but she opines that she hopes that there is no cream sauce, is it tends to--however, Councilwoman Johnson does not finish her statement, as when she emerges from the bathroom, she discovers Nia Baxter-Carter dressed in the uniform of a West Pullman Mindful Retreat worker, and calls out her name in surprise. When the councilwoman asks what Nia is doing in her room, the young girl claims to have an explanation. The older woman waits to hear what Nia has to say for herself. Nia states that various reasons prevented her from giving her speech earlier, and hopes that if the councilwoman actually hears her speech, she will consider Nia for her Neighborhood Youth Council. Noting how persistent Nia is, Councilwoman Johnson agrees to Nia's request. Nia is only a few lines into her speech before being interrupted by a sneeze, and the one person Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson has spent perhaps too much time with that day, Raven Baxter, emerges from the dinner cart and rolls across the carpet. By sheer chance, the action coincided with her mother actually being the subject of that particular point in Nia's speech. Raven quickly gets to her feet and feigns confusion, demanding to know what is going on. Clearly tired of Raven's antics, Councilwoman Johnson outlines precisely what is going on. Nia has been attempting all day to impress her, but Raven has been ruining her efforts. Nia thanks the councilwoman for having taking notice. Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson tells Raven that she needs to leave the room to allow Nia to impress her--without interruptions. Chastened, Raven opens the door, surprising the Security Guard posted outside. The councilwoman has Nia begin again and signals the guard to escort Raven out of the room. Alone at last, Nia finally completes her speech, and Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson is impressed enough to invite Nia to officially join her Neighborhood Youth Council.
Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson was played by Dinora Walcott.
- She has established a Neighborhood Youth Council in her district, which Nia was eager to participate in.
- The councilwoman started an after school program for low income families.
- She also co-founded one of the largest homeless shelters on the South side of Chicago.
- She prefers to eat grain mustard.
- Cream sauces do not agree with her digestion.
- In the original script
- Her 3 key attributes for good leadership were:
- Ability to speak your mind.
- Nia was her partner in an exercise of sitting together for an hour of total silence.
- Raven rolled out of the service cart to prevent her from calling security on Nia.
- The councilwoman handed Nia her business card, and told her to call her the next day, so she could have her dinner in peace.
- Raven ate her fries.
- Her 3 key attributes for good leadership were:
|“||You want to know what else is important? My job. And that's to say no. So, no.||”|
|— The Security Guard to Nia.|
The Security Guard was the head of the security detail for Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson during her Young Leaders of Tomorrow weekend held at the West Pullman Mindful Retreat. Exhausted, at the end of the first day, Councilwoman Sylvia Johnson went to her room and instructed the Security Guard that she was not to be disturbed for the rest of the evening. While maintaining his post, he encounters a woman (bearing the nametag "Raven") calling out for a "Nia." She asks if he has seen a twelve-year-old girl with a sad face. Having already spotted a girl with a "Nia" tag directly behind the woman, he merely lifts his arm to point behind her and state, "Do you mean her?" Reunited the pair step back to have a conversation. After finishing, the girl approaches the Security Guard and requests to see the councilwoman. The Guard is apologetic, but explains that she wants to be left alone. The girl wearing the Nia tag insists that her matter is important, but he states that performing his job is more important. Persistent, the girl attempts to strike up an imposing posture, but when the Guard follows suit, she quickly admits that he is far more scary. Just then, Councilwoman Johnson's dinner arrives, but the Guard tells the server that the councilwoman hates yellow mustard and only eats grain mustard. Leaving the cart behind, the server takes the small container towards the kitchen to get the proper condiment. The Guard turns as he notices the girl also exiting behind the server. A few minutes later, the server returns with the mustard. After checking to make certain it is the correct type, the guard taps the key card to allow the server into the room to set up the councilwoman's meal. When the door opens some minutes later, the Guard is somewhat surprised it is Raven that emerges. However, as the Councilwoman shows no sign of distress, he takes no overt actions. Peering inside, he also notices the girl Nia dressed in a West Pullman uniform, preparing to recite from some papers in her hand. However, a gesture from the councilwoman reminds him of his job, and eager to make up for the apparent lapse on his part, he lifts up Raven and physically carries her into the hallway. Outside in the hall, as her daughter is inside, the Guard allows Raven to attempt to listen at the closed door with a disapproving look. But Raven tells him not to, assuring him that if he had kids, he would understand. Nia finally emerges from the room, and the Security Guard resumes his post, hoping the rest of his shift will prove to not be as eventful.
The Security Guard was played by Jamal Duff.
|“||Hey kids, we'll be down at the truck if anybody wants to come down for a birthday run.||”|
|— Alexandre inviting the kids to the firetruck.|
Fireman Alexandre and his fellow firefighters from Firehouse 1, were sent to 352 Hauser Avenue to rescue a woman who was dangling precariously outside the structure in a window washer harness. It was a simple matter for Alexandre to lean out a window and grab the woman and pull her to safety into her own apartment. After setting her on the floor, the woman immediately leaped back into his arms, not willing to squander the opportunity of being carried by a fireman. After being placed back down, she thanked him, and Alexandre humbly declared that it was just his job. Noticing the birthday decorations and the assemblage of kids around, Alexandre states that the firetruck was just downstairs if anyone was interested in a "Birthday Run," before leaving the premises. A few minutes later, everyone files out of the building to take Alexandre up on his offer.
Fireman Alexandre was played by Jason Sweat.
|“|| Well listen, Mr. MeTube, you might tell nine million followers to keep |
it real, but you need your mama to tell you how to keep it real.
|— Loretta to Lil' Z.|
Loretta Evans accompanied her son, the MeTube star and influencer, Lil' Z, to the fashionNow offices to meet Raven Baxter, the founder of Ravenous Fashions, for whom her son had agreed to serve as the Master of Ceremonies for their inaugural fashion show. Allowing her son to introduce her as his "assistant," Loretta soon settled down with Raven, her assistant Sebastian, and LaTonya, the fashionNow event coordinator, to discuss the final details of the upcoming event. She takes a liking to the Baxters and their friends and allows Lil' Z to spend time with them during the ensuing week. But the night of the fashion show, Loretta gets a call from Raven, explaining that, because of her kids taking advantage of his friendship, Lil' Z is planning to not show up for the show. Arranging for Lil' Z to enter Raven's Scüt vehicle, the two mothers tell him that while the Baxter twins and their friends were wrong, that does not mean that Lil' Z should break his commitment to Ravenous. Faced with the "Attack of the Mamas", Lil' Z is convinced to honor his promise to MC the fashion show Arriving at the venue just in time, Loretta and Raven are both confused to discover that Lil' Z is apparently already on stage. After the situation of the two Lil' Zs gets settled, Loretta watches Lil' Z host the Ravenous Fashion Show from backstage.
Loretta Evans was played by Karen Malina White.
- It was revealed in School House Trap that Loretta has a husband known as "Big Z."
- Her surname of Evans was mentioned in unused parts of the script, which also revealed Lil' Z's true name as Zachariah James Evans.
- As depicted in Season 2 of I Didn't Do It, Loretta has a doppelganger also living in Chicago, Betty LeBow, proprietor of Rumble Juice (also played by Karen Malina White).
- Karen Malina White voiced "Dijonay Jones" on The Proud Family cartoon series and movie.
- She played the recurring role of "Charmaine Brown" during the final two seasons of The Cosby Show (1990-92) the same period Raven-Symoné played "Olivia Kendall." She also co-starred in several episodes of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper with Raven.
|“|| It's Showtime! Where is your mother? This is |
fashionNow! Not 'fashion-when-you-get-here!'
|— LaTonya to Nia when Raven is late to her own fashion show.|
LaTonya was the Event Coordinator of fashionNow. Having been tasked by her boss, Shinée Dubois, to make the inaugural Ravenous Fashions show a success, she worked closely with Ravenous founder Raven Baxter and her assistant, Sebastian. She was instrumental in getting their pick to MC the event, MeTuber Lil' Z, to sign up. She arranged for the concerned parties to meet for the first time, in the fashionNow offices. At the meeting, LaTonya, Raven, Sebastian, and Lil' Z's mother, Loretta Evans, finalize all the details of the Ravenous Fashions show, scheduling it for the end of the week. The night of the show, LaTonya spots "Lil' Z" backstage with the other kids and asks if he actually got shorter. She also inquires where Raven is, and Nia claims her mother is just being "fashionably late." LaTonya then tells Nia, Levi, and Tess to get dressed and reminds Tess to attend to the DJ booth, before noticing that Booker is missing as well. After being assured that Booker is close by, LaTonya takes Lil' Z to get his hair and makeup done. Just before showtime, LaTonya announces the show is about to begin and goes about attending to the final arrangements. Pushing Lil' Z towards the stage, LaTonya asks Nia again where her mother is, noting that she works for fashionNow, not "fashion-when-you-get-here." Nonetheless, mere moments later, LaTonya goes onstage, and welcomes the crowd, officially opening the show. Declaring that fashionNow is always on the Cutting Edge of fashion, LaTonya introduces the MC, Lil' Z. As she exits, LaTonya is somewhat taken aback by the sight of two Lil' Zs appearing onstage. As confused as everyone else backstage, LaTonya hands Nia her microphone, as the girl sprints onstage to the settle the apparent doppelganger situation. As the Ravenous show finally gets going, LaTonya congratulates Raven, stating that her fashions are producing the kind of vibe that fashionNow loves. Raven thanks LaTonya, and both women notice the ripped condition of Sebastian's shirt, but neither woman wish for him to elaborate.
LaTonya was played by Tiffany Yvonne Cox.
- It is likely the character was named after Raven's Home staff writer, LaTonya Croff.
|“|| Babyman, where the heck is your mama? I've got friends on board who want their |
free Schmop. And since you're offering, I want my puppy. And that fine Chris Pratt.
|— Miss Bertha to Levi.|
Miss Bertha was a passenger on the Inspired Inventors Cruise. Having previously been at two of Chelsea Grayson's Schmop seminars solely for the free product sample, she decides to attend a third. When Chelsea asks her audience (which merely consisted of Bertha and one other lady who had fallen asleep) for questions, the older woman points out that the seminar flyer promises a free Schmop. When Chelsea, replies that was not a question, Bertha simply adds "Does it?" to her previous statement. Chelsea gives in, and hands her another Schmop. Bertha then asks if she can have the one meant for the sleeping woman next to her. Chelsea notes that she already has three, but Bertha counters that no one else is there. Chelsea then grants her a fourth Schmop. A few days later, Bertha leads a Limbo line with a group of kids new to the ship, ducking under the stick with the help of her walker. Later that night, after hearing the promise of free pizza and puppies, plus the opportunity of meeting famed actor, Chris Pratt, Miss Bertha joins the large crowd that gathers for the latest Schmop seminar. She is somewhat surprised to see the children she had done the Limbo with that afternoon, making the presentation. Levi Grayson introduces himself, as the son of Chelsea Grayson and then has his friend make a mess on the deck to clean up with the Schmop. By then Bertha has had enough, and demands to know where Chelsea Grayson is, as she has friends who want a free Schmop. She adds that she wants her promised puppy, and to meet "that fine Chris Pratt." When Levi only stands there speechless, Miss Bertha begins leading the crowd in a chant of "Pizza, puppies, Pratt!" After a few minutes with still no sign of Chelsea Grayson, Bertha gets up to leave, and several others follow her example. However, Levi insists that his mother is present, at least, within his heart. He then claims that he is prepared to reveal the secret of acquiring real wealth. This catches Bertha's attention, and she sits back down to hear "Babyman," out. Levi declares that the secret of true wealth is inspiration, as he and his friends narrate the story of how Chelsea Grayson, was inspired to invent the Schmop, due to the messy tendencies of baby Levi, and her desire to keep him away from such messes. The kids explain their moms are inspirational, and then begin reciting various "Mom Commandments." Miss Bertha is bemused by the kids, but wants to know how any of that will make her rich. Levi explains that his mother loved him enough to make sacrifices for him, and such love is the source of real wealth in life. Bailey Renn, the coordinator of the cruise, then asks Levi where Chelsea is. Suddenly crestfallen, the kids admit that the last time they saw their moms, they were left stranded on the dock as the ship left New York City. The sight of a broken Levi affects Bertha deeply, as she wishes her own family wanted to see her, as much as Levi wants to see his mother. She demands that the ship turn around, and incites the other passengers to chant, "Find their Moms!" The commotion eventually, brings the Captain of the ship down from the bridge. Speaking through Bailey, it is announced that the Captain has issued an emergency call, however, the current whereabouts of the mothers remain unknown. When the crowd voices their disapproval, Bailey further claims that it is impossible for anyone to get on or off a ship while at sea. However, a voice from above differs, declaring that "Nothing is impossible for a mother!" A helicopter suddenly appears from above, dropping a rope ladder to the deck. One of the apparently missing mothers then climbs down to her kids. However, Chelsea remains frozen by fear on her rungs, and the copter gradually descends until she is safely deposited upon the ship. As the reunited moms and kids begin hugging one another, Miss Bertha rises up and insists on joining in the joyous occasion.
Miss Bertha was played by Roz Ryan.
- Miss Bertha met the kids doing the Limbo.
- Roz Ryan had previously played "Grandma Gayle King," on K.C. Undercover.
- The script described her as 70s and spunky.
|“|| Chelsea Grayson, you have done this before. You need to figure out what|
success means to you now, and then don't let anything get in your way.
|— Bailey to Chelsea.|
Bailey Renn was the founder of Lip Kitty Cosmetics, and the coordinator of the Inspired Inventors Cruise, ostensibly making her Chelsea's boss during her time aboard ship. Initially, honored to have one of her personal heroes, the Chelsea Grayson, attached to her line up of shipboard inventors, as the interest in the Schmop had steadily decreased during the previous three cruises, it was only due to her fondness for Chelsea that Bailey invited her for a fourth. A day before the scheduled stop in New York City, Bailey takes the opportunity to speak with Chelsea, as she was cleaning up after her latest Schmop demonstration. Bailey begins by asking "What's Schmopping?" The pair share an obligatory laugh at the pun. As Bailey's Lip Kitty models, Calico, Whiskers, Tabby, and Socks set the stage for the Lip Kitty presentation, Chelsea notes how inspired the concept of Lip Kitty was, as "Kitties have no lips." At that moment, Bailey reveals that her father was against hiring her assistants, however, he relented when Bailey pointed out that he had only given her a mere million dollars to start up the company in the first place. Chelsea claims when she invented the Schmop, she only had $5.99 and a Magic 8 Ball to help her make business decisions. Bailey agrees that it is hard to run your own company, and after correcting one of her Lip Kitty displays, notes that she has to do everything, with a catlike growl while baring her long nails as claws. As Bailey runs Lip Kitty Cosmetics, as well as organizing the inventor cruises, Chelsea jokes that it is like she has the proverbial nine lives of a feline. After the pair laugh, Bailey notes that what else is so weird, is that Bailey idolized Chelsea, and now she is her boss, as well as being way younger. Tactfully, Chelsea avoids further comment. Bailey then asks Chelsea how many Schmops did she sell. Chelsea admits it was not a good day. Candidly, Bailey reminds Chelsea it has been six months, and her Schmop sales need to improve. Chelsea brings up that one customer could not get enough Schmops, but Bailey stated Miss Bertha did not count. She reminds Chelsea that she already made the Schmop a top seller, and suggest to Chelsea that she needs to figure out what success means to her now, and then let nothing stand in her way of achieving it. Chelsea listens and reveals that her son Levi, was the inspiration for the Schmop. Chelsea tries to share an especially messy tale involving applesauce, but Bailey claims she is not capable of relating to the story. Bailey flatly tells Chelsea that order to sell the Schmop, she has to love the Schmop. Chelsea states that she loves the Schmop, and Bailey instructs her not to let anything get between her and what she loves. Finished with her pep talk Bailey offers Chelsea her unique "Ciao Meow," gesture of farewell, and turns her attention back to her Lip Kitties.
Following the cruise stopover in New York City, despite multiple attempted calls and unanswered texts, Bailey can neither contact nor locate Chelsea Grayson at all. Furious at what she perceives as inexcusable behavior, Bailey pens a missive to Chelsea with an ultimatum--either demonstrate a marked improvement in her next Schmop seminar that night, or it will be her final one, and Chelsea will be dismissed from the cruise in Miami. Folding it over, Bailey begins searching the ship to deliver the note to Chelsea. Arriving on the main deck, she fails to find Chelsea, but does encounter a familiar face. From among a group of kids doing the Limbo, Bailey recognizes Chelsea's son, Levi Grayson wearing a pair of sunglasses, and calls out his name. She explains that she knows him because she has seen so many pictures of him on Chelsea's phone. Levi asks who she is, and Bailey identifies herself as Chelsea's boss, and reveals that she hasn't been able to find or contact his mother at all, which she calls as "V-rude." She produces the note for Chelsea, and asks if he will take it or should she give it to one of his "peeps." Levi says he will take it, and after handing it over, Bailey claims that she has a presentation to prepare for. Turning away, Bailey spots one of her Lip Kitties, Tabby, holding a beach ball on deck. Calling out Tabby's name, Bailey orders her to drop the ball, and follow her to the presentation. Later that night at the Schmop presentation, Bailey arrives to find a capacity crowd in attendance, but no sign of Chelsea Grayson. Instead, Levi Grayson and his friends are the center of attention as he makes the declaration he is prepared to reveal the secret of real wealth. Levi states that it is inspiration, as he maintains that he was the inspiration for the Schmop. The screen begins showing images of baby Levi and his mother, revealing the story of the Schmop. The kids claim their mothers are inspirational, and begin dramatically reciting several "Mom commandments," to further inspire the crowd. However, Miss Bertha, one of the most vocal passengers on the cruise, still demands how any of that will make her rich. Levi explains if one can find people who love them enough to make sacrifices for them, inspiration will surely follow, leading to true wealth. Even Bailey is impressed, as the crowd erupts with applause. She approaches Levi informing that he has supplied the "Wow Factor," she feels the Schomp presentations have lacked. Bailey asks where Chelsea is, and she needs to take a bow. A silent Levi appears crestfallen, as Levi's male friend confesses that they haven't seen their mothers since the ship sailed from New York with the women left behind on the dock. This causes a somber Levi to admit how much he misses his mom. This causes Miss Bertha, to exclaim that the ship should be immediately turned around, as the entire audience begin a chant of "Find their Moms!" This disturbance lasts for several minutes, and eventually the captain of the cruise ship arrives, and uses Bailey as his spokesperson to reveal that he has issued an emergency call about the situation. However, the current location of the mothers remains unknown, and he is powerless to find them. This elicits a negative response from the crowd. Bailey explains that even if they knew where they were, getting on and off a boat while at sea, is impossible. However, a voice from above contradicts Bailey, proclaiming that "Nothing is impossible for a mother!" A helicopter then appears, hovering over the vessel with a rope ladder dropping to the deck. The missing mothers then climb down to the ship, although the aircraft does have to descend slightly to accommodate lowering a frozen with fear Chelsea to the deck. As Chelsea and Levi finally reunite, Bailey hears Chelsea confess to her son that being his mother is the only job she wants. Thus Bailey is not surprised when Chelsea approaches her sometime later, and states that she is leaving the cruise. Having new insight into what made Chelsea Grayson her idol in the first place, Bailey understandingly lets her go, and wishes Chelsea and her family well after they part ways in Miami.
Bailey Renn was played by Afomia Hailemeskel.
- Bailey named her Lip Kitties models "Tabby," "Calico," "Socks," and "Whiskers."
- Her father gave her a million dollars to start her company.
- She stated Chelsea was her idol.
- Several details of her character were deleted:
- Bailey was "18 SPUNKY, LOOKS LIKE MONEY."
- She claimed "Lip Kitty" had made her a billionaire.
- She had organized an Entrepreneur Cruise instead of an Inspired Inventors Cruise.
- She was impressed by an invention called the "Instant Abs" Cummerbund.
- Bailey had Chelsea sit through her Lip Kitty presentation: "Welcome to Lip Kitty, or How I Turned Breakfast for Lunch Into Breakfast For Lips,"
- The special hook of Lip Kitty Cosmetics were that they were flavored like breakfast food.
- Lip Kitty's latest product was "Creme Brulee Porrage" flavored lipstick.
- A scene was cut where Bailey knocked on the stateroom door while the kids hid, looking for Chelsea.
- Levi told her the Baxter twins were animatronic mannequins.
Captain Rob Smith USCG
|“|| How do I know...? You invented the Schmop. You've changed |
the lexicon of the Coast Guard... and soon the Navy.
|— Coast Guard Captain Rob Smith to Chelsea.|
Captain Rob Smith USCG was the Captain of a Coast Guard vessel patrolling the northern coast of the state of New Jersey. Upon receiving word of a lost Jet Ski with two passengers on board, somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean south of New York City, he ordered his vessel to initiate search and rescue operations. Fortunately, the missing vehicle still had a functional GPS tracking beacon, and it was a rudimentary matter for his efficient crew to track down the signal and locate the adrift craft within a couple of hours. By then, night had fallen, and the ship's floodlight woke the two women on the Jet Ski. After a few moments of confusion, the Captain informed the pair that they had been rescued by the Coast Guard, and had them brought aboard. After the two women had been given warm blankets and escorted to the ship's mess hall, the Captain personally brought them mugs of a warm beverage, as he was excited to meet one newcomer in particular, Chelsea Grayson, the renowned inventor of the Schmop. When Chelsea asked how the Captain how he knew her, he explained how prevalent her product had become to the Coast Guard, and how it was changing the very lexicon of the organization, which he hoped would eventually spread to the U.S. Navy as well. However, the mothers were anxious to reunite with their kids, but the Captain informed them that Homeland Security forbade intercepting a cruise ship in a non-emergency situation. The pair then asked to be dropped off in Miami, Florida, but the Captain pointed out that was far out of his ship's patrol zone, and explained to them the best he could do under the current circumstances, was to return them to New York City. Back on the bridge, he receives news that the Captain of the cruise ship in question has issued an emergency call due to the commotion apparently caused by the children of his new guests. The Captain requests, and is given permission to assign one of his helicopters to rendezvous with the cruise ship to reunite the mothers with their children. After ordering a copter to be prepped for immediate takeoff, the Captain hurries to the mess hall to share with the ladies the newest developments. Opening the hatch, he is nearly bowled over by a flustered Raven Baxter. Apologizing for the intrusion, the Captain informs them of the situation, and the two women are elated by the prospect of soon seeing their children. The Captain tells them to follow him, but the women ask for a minute to compose themselves.
Captain Rob Smith USCG was played by Robert Curtis Brown.
- The Captain is a huge proponent of Chelsea's Schmop.
- Despite the name "Smith" being clearly seen on his uniform, the character was credited as "Coast Guard Captain Rob."
- The Captain's mention of Homeland Security represents the first confirmation in Disney Channel history that the tragic events of 9/11 did happen.
- In the script the Coast Guard Captain had no name, and was likely given the same first name as the actor portraying him.
- A deleted Schmop phrase he coined was "Schmopping the floor with someone:"
- Robert Curtis Brown is familiar to Disney Channel viewers as "Mark Kar" in Zenon: The Zequel, "Mr. Vance Evans" in High School Musical 2 & 3, and an appearance as "Mr. Peters" on "The Amazing Krupnick" episode of Kickin' It.
|“|| No, you're in costume. I mean, you're not serious |
about saving the Earth. You're a poser.
|— Delaney rejecting Nia from the Conservation Crew.|
Delaney was the founder and president of the George Washington Carver Community School Conservation Crew. He rejected Nia from joining, as he considered her a "Poser," not truly committed to the club's ideals. This would inspire Nia to create the You-Nity Club, for all Carver student willing to help the environment, no matter what their economic or social status. Upon learning all his crew had signed up to back Nia, Delaney was pressed to join as well.
Delaney was played by Sean Phillip Glasgow.
- In the original script, Delaney was just an ordinary student described as a "good-looking boy with amazing hair" that attempted to flirt with a more elegantly dressed Tess.
|“||When Quatro's at school, Quatro's Quatro!||”|
|— Quatro after Booker finds out his real name.|
Gilbert "Quatro" Mutesa was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. With his twin brother, Pump-Fake, and his cousin, Lil Lo-Lo, they comprise the 3 Go's music group. During Gym class, Quatro was roughly eliminated from a dodgeball game by (at least in his opinion) a cheap shot to the face thrown by a gloating Booker Baxter-Carter. For the next week, that imagined slight festered in Quatro's mind, leading him to convince the other members of The 3 Go's, to release a diss track, to specifically target Booker's role wth The Chi-Lective. They film the music video in the school halls. They release "Jokey Flow" on MeTube. However, still not satisfied, Quatro adds a pacifier to a doctored image from Two-Pillow Tuesday, and posts the meme of "Bunk-Bed Booker" for good measure. The next day at school, dressed in swaggy gear, The 3 Go's nonchalantly stride past Booker as if acknowledging his very presence in any way was beneath their notice. Booker confronts the group, demanding to know why they are messing with him, as he thought things were cool between them. Quatro reminds Booker about their dodgeball encounter. Booker replies that the two main components of Dodgeball are "dodge" and "ball," and if one does not do the first, they should expect a faceful of the second. Plus, he claimed it happened "a forever.ago." The 3 Go's laugh until Quantro angrily snaps it was only last week. Quatro claims that he was humiliated, and before turning away with his crew, warns Booker that he never forgets. However, the next day, Quatro learns that in response, Booker has released his own diss track on The Chi-Lective MeTube web page, "Booker Strikes Back," which skewers the 3 Go's. Even Mrs. Mutesa, who openly disapproves of her sons' constant use of their band pseudonyms, is upset by this attack upon her children. As a result of the video, the meme of "More Like The 3NOs." spreads throughout the school. Quatro and his kin do not encounter Booker until the afternoon, and as the two sides approach each other, the gathering crowd of their schoolmates begin chanting "Battle," anticipating an epic rap battle. But Quatro states that he knows that Booker does not want to engage in a Freestyle rap battle with the 3 Go's, and Booker counters that he knows the 3 Go's, do not want to have a Freestyle battle with him. Lil Lo-Lo says that he figured that out already, as the group prefers to write out their rhymes. Booker admits that he does too, adding that he can write all day. Quatro declares that he can write all day and night, plus the next day. Quatro even claims to write in his sleep. By this time, the crowd have decided the confrontation is lame, and start to dissipate. At that point Booker is then called to the cafeteria by Principal Kwan, causing The 3 Go's to coo at him, to indicate that he is about to get into trouble. An initially defiant Booker states he will get there in his own time, but when his mother is heard on the PA, Booker pushes his way through the Mutesas to get to the cafeteria. The 3 Go's laugh among themselves, amused by Booker's predicament until Kwan also calls for the "Mutesa twins and that other one," and the trio swiftly follow in Booker's footsteps. In the cafeteria, Quatro sees along with the Principal, Booker and his mom, his own mother is waiting. As he and Pump-Fake sit down, their mother moves to stand protectively behind them, matching the position Booker's mother had taken with him. Principal Kwan allows Quatro's mother to air her grievances first. Mrs. Mutesa decries the fact that Booker attacked her "poor sweet babies," with his video, which Pump-Fake concurs with. However, Mrs. Mutesa then tiredly rebukes her twins for their over use of their band personas, calling each by their true given names, as Gilbert and Herbert, before sitting down next to them. Booker laughs at the revelation, but the newly-revealed Gilbert insists that at school he is Quatro. Booker continues his belittling taunt until his own mother pinches him into silence. Mrs. Mutesa rebukes Booker in her native language, and Quatro and Pump-Fake, echo her final disapproving clicking sound for effect. Booker's mother asks Quatro's mother what she said, who replies that she told Booker that he was behaving badly, and the other mother agrees, telling her son Booker the same thing in English. Booker tries to point out that he was dissed first, but his mother doesn't seem to care. She spots Lil Lo-Lo from across the table and asks him where his mama is. He replies that she is at work, but reveals that Mrs. Mutesa is also his beloved Auntie. Mrs. Mutesa warns her nephew Lloyd, that he cannot sweet talk his way out of trouble, and gives him her click of disapproval which her sons copy. Booker seems ready to tease Lloyd as well, but his mother cuts him off. Principal Kwan declares that no matter who started the conflict, the school maintains a zero-tolerance for online bullying and gives everyone concerned two weeks of lunchtime detention. Both mothers protest, calling their children sweet, and two weeks too long a punishment. Principal Kwan then plays a clip of "Booker Strikes Back" in which he likens the 3 Go's rapping skills to the taste of his mom's baba ghanoush. Booker's mom asks Quatro's mom how to say "You're going to get it," in her native tongue. Unable to replicate the phrase, Booker's mother settles for merely saying "What she said," and adds the distinctive click sound at the end, which all the Mutesas do as well. The next day, Booker calls the Mutesas and informs them that he has arranged the final rap battle between himself and the group, dubbed "Troof on the Roof," atop 352 Hauser Avenue, for later that evening, which The 3 Go's accept. Later, after the group e-mail blasted crowd gathers, Booker allows The 3 Go's to go first. Lil Lo-Lo takes the lead, spitting out defiant rhymes which promise to send Booker crying to his mother, finishing with an impressive backflip. Pump-Fake then hands Booker the mic, while gleefully shouting out his name. But on his turn, Booker offers a conciliatory tone to his rhymes, first to Quatro, then his mother, and finally his twin sister, Nia. Quatro raps out that he just wanted Booker to acknowledge his feelings, and admits that Booker's part is his favorite section of "Smoky Flow". Quatro admits he might have been jealous of Booker. Soon the rest of The Chi-Lective, Tess and Nia join the boys on stage, with any strife between The 3 Go's and The Chi-Lective now officially squashed, everyone begins singing together.
Quatro was played by Amari O'Neal.
- Quatro always talks about himself in the third person.
- He is in Nia's Honors Science class.
- Amari's real twin brother, Amir, played the character of Pump-Fake.
- Quatro sounds somewhat similar to Quavo, one of the members of the rap group Migos, to which the name 3 Go's sounds similar.
|— Pump-Fake getting emotional over Booker's apology.|
Herbert "Pump-Fake" Mutesa was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. With his twin brother, Quatro, and his cousin, Lil Lo-Lo, they comprise the 3 Go's music group. When Quatro suggested a new song for the group, "Jokey Flow," a diss track targeting Booker Baxter-Carter of The Chi-Lective, Pump-Fake and Lil Lo-Lo agreed to the idea. Within a few days, the song was written and The 3 Go's used the hallways of Carver as the setting for their performance, and release the video on their MeTube page. The next day at school, dressed in swaggy gear, following the example of their leader, The 3 Go's nonchalantly stride past Booker, as if acknowledging his very presence in any way was beneath their notice. Booker still confronts the group, demanding to know why they are messing with him, as he thought things were cool between them. Pump-Fake stands his brother as reminds Booker about their dodgeball game, when Booker eliminated Quatro with a cheap shot to his face. Booker replies that the two main components of Dodgeball are "dodge" and "ball," and if one does not do the first, they should expect a faceful of the second. Plus, he claimed it happened "a forever.ago." Pump-Fake laughs with the rest of The 3 Go's until Quantro angrily snaps it was only last week. Pump-Fake's twin brother states that he was humiliated, and warns Booker that he never forgets. Pump-Fake and his brother then walk away to continue with the rest of their school day. The next morning, Pump-Fake and Quatro discover that Booker has released his own diss track on The Chi-Lective MeTube web page, "Booker Strikes Back," which calls out the Mutesa twins by name. Even Mrs. Mutesa, who openly disapproves of her sons' constant use of their band pseudonyms, is upset by this attack upon her children. As a result of the video, the meme of "More Like The 3NOs." spreads throughout the school. Pump-Fake and the rest of the band do not see Booker until later that day, and as the two sides approach each other, the gathering crowd of their schoolmates begin chanting "Battle," anticipating an epic rap battle. Speaking as the leader of the 3 Go's, Quatro states that he knows that Booker does not want to engage in a Freestyle rap battle with them, and Booker counters that he knows the 3 Go's, do not want to have a Freestyle battle with him. Lil Lo-Lo says that he figured that out already, as the group prefers to write out their rhymes. Booker admits that he does too, adding that he can write all day. Quatro declares that he can write all day and night, plus the next day. Quatro even claims to write in his sleep, which Pump-Fake affirms by miming being asleep and adding his name for good measure. Booker then asks Pump-Fake is all he can do is say his own name, which he, confirms, nodding his head enthusiastically. At this point, the crowd have decided the confrontation is lame, and start to disperse. Abruptly, Booker is called to the cafeteria by Principal Kwan, causing Pump-Fake and the rest to howl at him, to indicate that he is about to get into trouble. An initially defiant Booker states he will get there in his own time, but when his mother is heard on the PA, Booker pushes his way through The 3 Go's to get to the cafeteria. The 3 Go's laugh among themselves, amused by Booker's predicament until Kwan also calls for the "Mutesa twins and that other one," and the trio swiftly follow in Booker's footsteps. In the cafeteria, Pump-Fake sees along with the Principal, Booker and his mom, his own mother is waiting. As he and Quatro sit down, their mother moves to stand protectively behind them, matching the position Booker's mother had taken with him. Principal Kwan allows Pump-Fake's mother to air her grievances first. Mrs. Mutesa decries the fact that Booker attacked her "poor sweet babies," with his video, which Pump-Fake concurs with. However, Mrs. Mutesa then tiredly rebukes her twins for their over use of their band personas, calling each by their true given names, as Herbert and Gilbert, before sitting down next to them. Booker laughs at the revelation, but the newly-revealed Gilbert insists that at school he is Quatro. Booker continues his belittling taunt until his own mother pinches him into silence. Mrs. Mutesa rebukes Booker in her native language, and Pump-Fake and Quatro, echo her final disapproving clicking sound for effect. Booker's mother asks Pump-Fake's mother what she said, who replies that she told Booker that he was behaving badly, and the other mother agrees, telling her son Booker the same thing in English. Booker tries to point out that he was dissed first, but his mother doesn't seem to care. She spots Lil Lo-Lo from across the table and asks him where his mama is. He replies that she is at work, but reveals that Mrs. Mutesa is also his beloved Auntie. Mrs. Mutesa warns her nephew Lloyd, that he cannot sweet talk his way out of trouble, and gives him her click of disapproval which her sons copy. Booker seems ready to tease Lloyd as well, but his mother cuts him off. Principal Kwan declares that no matter who started the conflict, the school maintains a zero-tolerance for online bullying and gives everyone concerned two weeks of lunchtime detention. Both mothers protest, calling their children sweet, and two weeks too long a punishment. Principal Kwan then plays a clip of "Booker Strikes Back" in which he likens the 3 Go's rapping skills to the taste of his mom's baba ghanoush. Booker's mom asks Pump-Fake's mom how to say "You're going to get it," in her native tongue. Unable to replicate the phrase, Booker's mother settles for merely saying "What she said," and adds the distinctive click sound at the end, which all the Mutesas do as well. The next day, Booker calls the Mutesas and informs them that he has arranged the final rap battle between himself and The 3 Go's, dubbed "Troof on the Roof," atop 352 Hauser Avenue, for later that evening, which The 3 Go's accept. Later, after the group e-mail blasted crowd gathers, Booker allows The 3 Go's to go first. Lil Lo-Lo takes the lead, spitting out defiant rhymes which promise to send Booker crying to his mother, finishing with an impressive backflip. Pump-Fake then hands Booker the mic, while gleefully shouting out his name. But on his turn, Booker offers a conciliatory tone to his rhymes, first to Quatro, then his mother, and finally his twin sister, Nia. Quatro raps out that he just wanted Booker to acknowledge his feelings, and admits that Booker's part is his favorite section of "Smoky Flow". Quatro admits he might have been jealous of Booker. Pump-Fake is so moved by the scene, that he emotionally embraces Booker. Soon the rest of The Chi-Lective, Tess and Nia, join them on stage, with all strife between The 3 Go's and The Chi-Lective now officially quashed, the two groups begin to sing in harmony.
Pump-Fake was played by Amir O'Neal.
- The character only says, "Pump-Fake!"
- He is in Nia's Honors Science class.
- The character was originally envisioned as a Latino.
- Amir's real twin brother, Amari, played the character of Quatro.
- A pump-fake is a Basketball term for faking a shot by making a pumping motion with one's arms with the ball.
|“||Man, this battle is lame!||”|
|— The Sixth Grader after The 3 Go's confront Booker in the school hall.|
The Sixth Grader was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. He was the one that showed the meme that labeled the 3 Go's as the 3 NOs to Booker. He was among the crowd of students that anticipated an epic rap battle when The 3 Go's confronted Booker in the hall. However, he was disappointed by the result, declaring that the entire encounter was "lame."
The Sixth Grader was played by Nathan Blair.
- In a deleted scene, the character asked for a selfie with "Bunk-Bed Booker".
|“|| Herbert, stop just saying 'Pump-Fake' all the time.|
And Gilbert, stop encouraging your brother.
|— Mrs. Mutesa revealing the real names of her twins.|
Mrs. Mutesa was the mother of the Mutesa twins, Gilbert and Herbert, and the aunt of Lil Lo-Lo. After she discovered that Booker Baxter-Carter had released a video targeting her twins, she immediately called the school to complain to Principal Kwan. The principal then arranged for a conference between the students concerned as well as their mothers. After Mrs. Mutesa and Raven Baxter arrived and were introduced to each other by Principal Kwan, the announcement was made for their boys to report to the cafeteria. Once everyone arrived, Principal Kwan allowed Mrs. Mutesa to speak first. She decried the fact that Booker attacked her "poor sweet babies," with his video, which Pump-Fake concurred. Mrs. Mutesa then tiredly rebuked her twins for their band personas, addressing each by their true given names. When Booker laughed at the revelation, Mrs. Mutesa told him in her native tongue, that he was behaving badly, adding a distinctive vocal click sound to show her disapproval. Raven admired her use of the exotic language and asked for a translation. After Mrs. Mutesa supplied it, Raven thanked her, and stated it was her job to discipline Booker. Mrs. Mutesa agreed with a nod, and Raven reiterated to Booker that he was badly behaved. Booker tried to point out that he was attacked first, but his mother didn't seem to particularly care. Raven spotted Lloyd, and asked where his mother was. Lloyd, stated that she was at work, but identified Mrs. Mutesa as his beloved Auntie. However, Mrs. Mutesa warns her nephew that his sweet talk would not work on her, repeating her click of disapproval. Principal Kwan then declared that the school had a zero tolerance policy on cyber-bullying, and as such, every student concerned, would receive two weeks of lunchtime detention. When both mothers protested, Principal Kwan played a clip of Booker dissing The 3Go's by comparing them to Raven's baba ganoush. Giving her son the stink eye, Raven asked Mrs. Mutesa how to say "You're going to get it," in her language. Mrs. Mutesa complied, but Raven could not parrot her speech and made the request again. After the other mother repeated the phrase, Raven added "what she said," with the Mutesas' chorus of disapproving clicking sounds.
Mrs. Mutesa was played by Taja V. Simpson.
- She makes a distinctive click sound with her tongue to indicate her disapproval, which her children mimic.
- The script reveals her native language as Ugandan.
- The character was originally called "Quatro's Mom," but when the O'Neal twins were cast, she became "Quatro/Pump-Fake's Mom" and was given the surname of Mutesa.
|“||Just let him ask his question. Who's wearing the robe?||”|
|— Judge Giovonni to Garrett Grayson, ordering him to listen to Levi.|
Judge Giovonni was the popular star of his own Chicago produced TV courtroom show, Judge Giovonni. During one week, the judge was seen adjudicating a case between a plaintiff that was sung by her cosmetologist for a terrible makeover. The following day centered on a female client suing the masseuse from her health spa, for a painful session. However, his next case promised to be much less mundane, an ex-wife suing her ex-convict former husband over the proprietary rights of something called the "Schbroom." Although the product had recently actually bought advertising time on Judge Giovonni, both sides waived on any possible conflict of interest issues. Grayson vs Grayson or what his production team had dubbed "The Husband Who Cleaned Up, And Cleaned Out, His Ex-Wife," was fast-tracked on the production schedule for the very next episode to be shot.
Judge Giovonni was played by Tim Bagley.
- According to Raven, Judge Giovonni is single, having recently divorced his wife, Judge Juliana.
- Raven considers his program, Judge Giovonni, her "Guilty Pleasure," and considers him to be her "Husband on TV."
- It was revealed in Slammed, that as a result of Judge Giovonni's decision, Garrett Grayson had to pay Chelsea Grayson an award of $132,000.
- Both Chelsea and Devon considered getting a Judge Giovonni (swimsuit edition) calendar for Raven as a Christmas present in Bah Humbugged.
- As depicted in the Shake It Up episode "Protest it Up," Judge Giovonni has a doppelganger also living in Chicago, Principal Rabinoff of John Hughes High school (also played by Tim Bagley).
- The script likened his appearance to Mario Cantone.
- Deleted lines would have revealed he already knew all about Chelsea, as his Uncle Anthony and Aunt Sofia had taken a cruise with her. Unfortunately, they ate bad clams and died during their next cruise and were buried at sea.
- Other Judge Giovonni Deleted Lines:
- "Somebody watches a little too much Law & Order." (to Raven)
- "As long as I'm Your Honor, it's 'what's your face.' Capiche?" (to Garrett)
- "Then what in the holy cannoli are you doing in my courtroom?" (to Levi)
- "What, you can't ask him outside of a courtroom? (CHUCKLING) You need him to be under oath?" (to Levi)
- "Have you lost your 'bloody' mind? Put that phone away." (Garrett continues his call) "Unless your business is being in contempt of court you better hang up that phone."
- "Your whole family doesn't seem to grasp the complexities of the televised legal system." (to Levi)
|“|| Are you thinking of a lawsuit? If you have a case|
and would like to appear before Judge Giovonni...
|— The Announcer to the television audience of Judge Giovonni.|
The Announcer was the voice which narrated the court cases which were tried in Judge Giovonni's courtroom. He appeared onscreen to introduce the cases and later would return to reveal the trial results to the audience.
From the transcript of Chelsea Grayson vs.Garrett Grayson:
"On today's Judge Giovonni: The Husband Who Cleaned Up, And Cleaned Out, His Ex-Wife.
"Plaintiff Chelsea Grayson is suing her ex-husband Garrett Grayson. Chelsea claims that while married to Mr. Grayson, he stole all the money she made from her invention, the 'Schmop.' Miss Grayson says that her ex is up to his old tricks by marketing his invention, the 'Schbroom.'
"Defendant Garrett Grayson says that while married to the plaintiff, it was only due to his creative input and keen business advice that Chelsea was able to achieve any success at all. Mr. Grayson claims he's entitled to the Schmop profits as well as from his invention, the Schbroom."
The Announcer was played by Joseph Keane.
- Raven and Chelsea get the idea of taking Garrett to court by listening to the Announcer's request for the audience to provide possible cases for Judge Giovonni to adjudicate on the program.
|“|| Well, fix it! Or I'll make sure you never get a gig again--ever!|
I'm an influencer, a verified one. Oh, and no cake!
|— Camille to The Chi-Lective.|
Camille Henry was a student of George Washington Carver Community School, and a resident of 352 Hauser Avenue. Coming home after party shopping, with her mom, Camille decides that the party requires musical entertainment. At that moment they happen to encounter a trio of neighbor kids that she, having seen their video, identifies as The Chi-Lective. Camille asks them to play the upcoming birthday party. The group is definitely interested in performing, however, Mrs. Henry openly states that while the job pays no money, there will be cake available, which is apparently enough to seal the deal, as The Chi-Lective agrees to play, and Camille promises to send them the necessary details for the gig. On the day of Dylan's birthday party, atop the roof of 352 Hauser Avenue, Camille tells the group to set up faster because the guests are arriving soon, as they have just finished their nap time. The Chi-Lective then learn Dylan is not Camille, but instead her five, or rather six year old, Camille corrects herself, younger brother. However, as Camille sits by her brother, Dylan to watch the entertainment, the crowd of younger children do not appreciate the modern appeal of "Smoky Flow" and begin to audibly voice their disapproval. Camille steps up to the stage and berates, the trio, pointing out that they are at fault for the mob of screaming unhappy youngsters. She advises the group to fix the situation or she, as a verified influencer, would see to it that they never get another gig. As a parting shot, Camille declares that they won't even get any cake. By the time she gets to her mother's side, The Chi-Lective, have come up with a fresh approach. They begin an interactive Rap version of "The Muffin Man," nursery rhyme which the younger audience reacts with a positive response. The Henrys are relived that Dylan's party has been saved. However, it remains unknown if Camille relented on her snap decision of denying The Chi-Lective their share of birthday cake.
Camille Henry was played by Ellee Jo Trowbridge.
- Being a "verified" influencer likely means Camille has the equivalent of a Twitter checkmark on her social media.
- In the original script, the character was listed as "Teenage Daughter."
- In the script, she claimed to have 768 Peanut Pals.
- In the script, Dylan was 4 turning 5.
Mrs. Meg Henry
|“||Zero dollars. But there'll be cake!||”|
|— Mrs. Henry negotiating with the Chi-Lective.|
Mrs. Meg Henry was a resident of 352 Hauser Avenue, planning an elaborate Sixth birthday party for her son, Dylan. After coming home from party shopping, her daughter, Camille, insists that the event needs some form of musical accompaniment. Just then, the pair happen to run into a trio of neighbors that Camille recognizes as The Chi-Lective musical group. The kids are interested in the gig, and while Mrs. Henry admits she can't pay them anything, she does promise cake, which proves to be an adequate inducement, as the group agrees to the arrangement. On the day of the party, after Dylan and his guests have awoken from their nap time, Mrs. Henry leads the group of small kids to the rooftop for the musical entertainment. Unfortunately, the children do not appreciate the song "Smoky Flow" and start to get unruly. Her daughter, Camille, steps up to the stage to confront the group. The trio then attempts a new simpler strategy, starting out with a rap version of the nursery song, "The Muffin Man." The Chi-Lective turns the tide, and manages to charm their young audience. Mrs. Henry is elated that Dylan's party becomes a success. Several months later, now recently divorced, Meg wns a radio contest for a free make-over from Your Best Dressed Life, courtesy of Spring-Lake Spotlight.
Mrs. Meg Henry was played by Amie Farrell.
- Her first name as Meg was revealed in Level Up.
- She won her appearance on Sprng-Lake Spotlight by beng the 25th caller on a rado contest.
- She is recently divorced by the events of Level Up.
- The character was credited as "Mrs. Henry" in Disorder in the Court and "Meg" in Level Up.
- In the original script, the character was listed only as "Mother."
|“||All rise, the Honorable Judge Giovonni presiding.||”|
|— The Bailiff to the courtroom as Judge Giovonni makes his entrance.|
The Bailiff was a part of the Judge Giovonni program. She introduces the Judge, and was often privy to his comments and asides on what transpired in his courtroom. She was present when Chelsea Grayson successfully sued her ex-husband, Garrett Grayson, over proprietary ownership and all profits of both the "Schmop," and the "Schbroom."
The Bailiff was played by Tiwana Floyd.
- In the original script, an understanding and sympathetic Bailiff lent Raven her uniform hat after the judge instructed a reluctant Raven (as she was having a bad hair day) to take off her own. However, in the filmed scene, while Raven still took off her hat, the Bailiff's uniform no longer included a hat.
- Due to this ultimately deleted interaction with Raven, she was listed as "Female Bailiff," in the script.
|“||Ohhh. Well, I was here first, and my twelve cats need their pajamas cleaned.||”|
|— Mr. Clark to Raven.|
Mr. Clark was a resident of 352 Hauser Avenue, who continually clashed with Raven Baxter over the use of the tenant shared Laundry Room. The squabble began one day when Mr. Clark was using all the machines in the Laundry Room to wash the pajamas of his twelve cats. Raven then arrived with loads of fabric to wash. She protests his monopolizing all the machines, but Clark counters that he was there first, and accuses Raven of ruining a load of his laundry the month before by leaving a chocolate bar in a machine. Raven initially denies the insinuation, but inadvertently confirms his suspicions, when she reveals that the chocolate bar in question, was German. As a result, the pair hiss and raise their hands in threatening claw-like gestures at each other. Ultimately, Raven leaves, and is later replaced by her roommate, Chelsea Grayson, who attempts to skype with her computer, while waiting for a machine, but leaves complaining about the noise. The next day, Mr. Clark discovers paper signs which state the machines are out of order. Suspicious, he takes a few examples to show to Building Management, who eventually confirm they were not placed by them. Mr. Clark subsequently goes upstairs to confront Raven at her apartment. The door is answered by her son, Booker, who identifies him to his mother as "The cat-man from the second floor." Raven momentarily appears in the doorway and asks if Whiskers has escaped again. Mr. Clark corrects her assertion, insisting, for the last time, that his cat does not escape, but rather "power walks." Mr. Clark asks Raven if she littered the Laundry Room with fake signs, displaying several examples in his hand. Raven denies the accusation, claiming she doesn't know who would even do such a thing. Mr. Clark is dubious, and sarcastically states that it seems someone is suffering from amnesia. Raven counters if that is the case, then she is not Raven and attempts to shut the door. But Mr. Clark blocks her action, and reveals that the Laundry Room has been installed with video cameras. Raven is taken aback by that, and Mr. Clark asks if a cat has her tongue. Raven denies that, and they both adopt the snarling poses they had done days before. Raven attempts to shut the door, but Clark insists they will talk it over now. Finally, Raven has to call upon her twins to help her physically shut the door on him. After the door has closed, Mr. Clark insists that they will still discuss the matter later, before heading downstairs back to his apartment full of cats. Several months later, one morning as he reaches the roof to perform yoga, Mr. Clark encounters Booker and a group of his friends acting suspiciously before they quickly depart. After laying down his mat, he discovers a discarded vape pen on the ground. Later that day, while descending the stairs, he spots Raven about to enter her apartment. He informs her about what happened earlier, and hands over the vape pen as evidence. Raven assures Mr. Clark that Booker does not vape, and hands back the device. As Raven goes into her apartment, Mr. Clark makes clawing motions with his hands at her, before continuing on to his own home.
Mr. Clark was played by Andy Bustillo.
- Mr. Clark keeps a dozen pet cats in his second-floor apartment. Among them are Whiskers, a German Shorthair, that often "power walks" from home.
- Mr. Clark donated some items to Nia, Tess, and Danni's clothing drive in It's Not Easy Being Green.
- In the original script:
- The character was originally envisioned as "50-ISH WEIRD, ALWAYS AGITATED" in early drafts.
- He dubbed the candy bar incident "The March Mars Bar Massacre," as it was the nougat that stained Whisker's lederhosen.
- Raven blamed him for previously breaking a washing machine, which he denied.
- His Russian Blue cat wore babushkas.
- His second scene at Raven's doorway was actually written for a completely different character, Mr. Thomas, who was to have been the new building manager of 352 Hauser Avenue.
- Mr. Clark was to have remarked "I would have paid money to see this," as Ms. Alma tossed Raven around in What About Your Friends?
|“||Excuse me? We didn't steal from you, we just did everything better. It's what we do.||”|
|— Duchess to The Chi-Lective|
Duchess was the leader of N'Charmony, an acapella group in the Radio Eclipse Live finals.
Duchess was played by Dior Goodjohn.
- The character was described as "A MINI-BEYONCE, QUEEN BEE" and if Beyoncé joined House Slytherin.
- In the original script:
- Duchess had a penchant for dropping celebrity names.
- Duchess liked having her water room temperature, causing Chloë to rub the bottles between her hands to warm them.
- Duchess swiped Levi's memory card to get The Chi-Lective footage.
- A scene where N'Charmony encountered Raven and Chelsea near the stage, and mistake them as craft service workers, ordering "pumpkin spice smoothies with oat milk," it is later revealed Duchess' mother was a recording artist, and also a judge on Radio Eclipse Live, was deleted.
- A scene of Duchess with Nia and Tess in the restroom was deleted.
- A scene of Duchess handing Levi his memory card back was deleted.
- Several lines which depicted how ruthless Duchess could be were deleted:
- "Oh thank goodness, we're starving. We'll take three pumpkin spice smoothies with oat milk, thanks-so-much." (to Raven & Chelsea)
- "Oh, no stress. My mom's at a recording sesh and she'll be back here later." (to Raven & Chelsea)
- "Sis, we're not in this for the money. It's for the fame. I mean can you imagine how it feels to be a megastar who no one knows is a megastar yet?" (to Raven)
- "Well, well, well. We meet again. Couldn't afford to hire your own makeup artist I see." . (to Nia and Tess)
- "Honestly, I've never been in a building that doesn't have hand sanitizer dispensers in every room. I've been washing my hands every half-hour. (LOOKS AROUND) No lotion?" (to Nia and Tess)
- "Oh, honeys. We're not in this competition for money. It's for the fame. Do you know how annoying it is to be a star with no place to shine? I mean, you wouldn't but trust me, it's the most annoying." (to Nia and Tess)
- "You really shouldn't leave your rehearsal footage around, little man." (to Levi)
|“||You should be honored. Normally, we only acapella the greats.||”|
|— Chloë to The Chi-Lective|
Chloë was a member of N'Charmony, an acapella group in the Radio Eclipse Live finals.
Chloë was played by Afra Sophia Tully.
- The character was described as "PREPPY AND PUT TOGETHER, EAGER, A FOLLOWER" and a 2019 version of Posh Spice.
- In the original script:
- Duchess liked having her water room temperature, causing Chloë to rub the bottles between her hands to warm them.
- A scene where N'Charmony encountered Raven and Chelsea near the stage, and mistake them as craft service workers, ordering "pumpkin spice smoothies with oat milk," was deleted.
- A scene where Chloë talked with Nia and Tess while she was preparing the restroom to become Duchess' private dressing room, was deleted.
- Several lines for Chloë were deleted:
- "Honestly when you have SCÜT and MealMates, who needs moms around?" (to Raven & Chelsea)
- "Duchess, she thinks we need... money."(to Duchess about Raven)
- "Sorry, do you mind clearing the space? Duchess will be arriving soon and she doesn't feel comfortable when unknowns are in the bathroom. (to Nia & Tess)
- "I find it an honor to work with Duchess. Whenever we're on stage together, I feel like the bright dust trailing off a shooting star." (to Nia & Tess)
- "Anyway, who is the star of your group? I haven't seen any of your videos, but I assume one of you is the Beyoncé or Justin Timberlake or Earth to the other garbage planets." (to Nia & Tess)
|“||Isn't that still stealing, Duchess?||”|
|— June to Duchess|
June was a member of N'Charmony, an acapella group in the Radio Eclipse Live finals.
June was played by Lily Huynh.
- The character was described as "SWEET BUT OFF-KILTER" and a cross of Luna Lovegood and Karen from Mean Girls.
- In the original script:
- A scene where N'Charmony encountered Raven and Chelsea near the stage, and mistake them as craft service workers, ordering "pumpkin spice smoothies with oat milk," was deleted.
- A scene where June bonded with Nia and Tess over makeup in a restroom was deleted.
- Several lines which depicted June as a much nicer person than her friends, were deleted:
- "We have a grapefruit tree who told me she wishes she were an orange tree--" (to the Chi-Lective)
- "Duchess' mom is one of the judges! Isn't that fun?" (to Raven & Chelsea)
- "You both are so pretty." (to Raven & Chelsea)
- "I just feel like my bangs have to look banging too, ya know?" (to Nia & Tess)
- "Ladies. I'm an Aquarius, so I'm super sensitive to cosmic energies. We were fated to be in this bathroom together." (to Nia & Tess)
- "So fun hanging out in the bathroom with you guys! Let's do it again sometime!" (to Nia & Tess)
- "Break a leg!" (to the Chi-Lective)
|“||Let me see that. I know blood.||”|
|— Darnell to Chelsea after she cuts her finger.|
Darnell was a resident of 352 Hauser Avenue, that moved in just before Halloween.
Darnell was played by Michael Minto.
- He lives in apartment 4B of 352 Hauser Avenue.
- Darnell was described as "30S, AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE MAN, WEARING BLACK SUNGLASSES, A BLACK LEATHER JACKET, BLACK PANTS, BLACK EVERYTHING."
- In the original script:
- Darnell charmed both Chelsea and Raven when he first met them at the same time.
- Darnell moved into apartment 4C.
- His eyes were to be comparable to Jesse Williams and Bradley Cooper.
- He claimed to volunteer at the Annual Howl-oween Puppy Parade.
- He immediately told both Chelsea and Raven he was an EMT.
- He claimed to use home-grown rutabaga oil in his hair.
- Raven claimed his hair massaged her fingers, which Chelsea was eager to experience.
- Darnell spoke French.
- When Chelsea cut her finger, Darnell said "let me see that. I'm in the blood business."
- Darnell went to his apartment for a First Aid kit and encountered the girls running past him in the hallway, after leaving his door.
- When Booker tells Darnell he is not going to let him "Glam his fam," he replies "What do you think I am? Doctor Seuss?"
- The kids suggest EMT stands for Evil Monster Townsman.
- Darnell growled because he dropped something on his foot, noting afterwards, "I can see how that might have been misconstrued.".
- After the kids claim to Raven and Chelsea that they were never scared of Darnell, he frightens them by coming out of the bathroom stating that they are out of soap.
|“||Ahh, this is my favorite song.||”|
|— The Passenger to Raven.|
The Passenger boarded her Scüt ride on Halloween morning. When her driver, identifying herself as Raven, offered to play some "tuneskis," the radio abruptly turned on and seemingly tuned itself until it happened upon an instrumental version of the Passenger's favorite song. Smiling the Passenger shared that coincidence with Raven, who mused it was as if the Scüt vehicle had read the Passenger's mind.
The Passenger was played by Staci Lynn Fletcher.
- Staci Lynn Fletcher previously appeared twice (she also provided the voice of "Andrea" in "Hearts and Minds") in That's So Raven as "Vendor" in "Smell of Victory" and "Female Mechanic" in "Save the Last Dance." As none of her roles were ever given names, all of her appearances could, conceivably, have been depicting the same character.
- Staci Lynn Fletcher becomes the sixth performer to have appeared on both That's So Raven and Raven's Home, following Raven Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, Jonathan McDaniel, Brian George, and Rondell Sheridan.
- She was part of the Raven's Home production crew for the first three seasons.
|“|| That was the best Halloween haunted Scüt ride I've ever had! |
In fact, it was the first Halloween haunted Scüt ride I've ever
had. Oh, I've got to post about this! My followers will love it!
|— Andy to Raven.|
Andy was a fare Raven took in her new Scüt vehicle one afternoon on Halloween. Dressed as the bottom half of a horse costume, he backed into the car, needing a little help from Raven to comfortably situate himself (and his false tail) comfortably. Slipping on the seatbelt, Andy makes the pun that he is "headed to meet his better half," when Raven asks if anyone else is coming. As the car starts off, he admires the real leather of the interior, noting that it is also perforated as well. He goes on to experiment with the range of the passenger seat headrest, raising and lowering it several times until it pops out into his hands. Uttering an apologetic "whoops," he places the object on the car floor. When Raven observes that he likes to touch things, Andy confirms that he is very tactile, while producing a glob of stress putty to play with. However, after a few stretches, he drops the putty on the carpet, where, despite his efforts to retrieve it, the gray sticky substance becomes embedded in the fibers. Bent over trying to clean the mess, Andy suddenly senses extreme heat to his posterior. As he stretches his hand out the window to wave in cold air, it abruptly closes, trapping his hand. Andy begins exclaiming that the car is attacking him, until the window finally releases him. While shaking the pain out of his wrist, a second seatbelt eerily crosses over his other side, on its own accord, securely holding him in place. Now scared, Andy promises to stop poking around if she lets him go. Raven claims that she has done nothing to him, solely placing blame on the car, itself. Andy tells her to turn it off, but Raven says she can't. Andy begins to whimper a bit, trying n vain to reach his fallen putty to relieve his stress, and Raven promises to get the situation under control. Raven attempts to lay down the law to the car, even threatening to turn it right around, unless it behaves itself. In response, the vehicle speeds up and begins to swerve wildly out of control. After several minutes of careening all over Chicago, the vehicle abruptly stops in front of the destination Andy originally input in his Scüt request. Apologizing, Raven asks Andy if he is all right. Andy replies that it was "the best Halloween haunted Scüt ride" he'd ever had, then noted it was the only Halloween haunted Scüt ride he'd ever had. Pulling out his phone, Andy is eager to post the experience to share with his followers. After Raven confirms that she was just fake screaming, Andy assures her that she was amazing, The seatbelts then retract by themselves, releasing Andy as the door swings open by itself. Realizing the trip is over, Andy says goodbye as he gets out to attend his Halloween party, but promises to give Raven a five-star rating on her Scüt review.
Andy was played by Bryan Coffee.
- The character was described as "AN ANDY RICHTER TYPE MAN" Indicating he was named after the famed actor/comedian/late-nite sidekick.
- In the original script:
- He played with the window controls after dropping the putty on the carpet.
- After getting over-heated, he demanded, and was let out of the Scüt vehicle immediately.
- Andy threatened to give Raven a one-star Scüt review.
|“||All right, let me give you some advice. If you sleep, you get slept on.||”|
|— Logan to Booker|
Logan was a student at George Washington Carver Community School.
Logan was played by Amarr M. Wooten.
- Booker and Logan had unknowingly been playing Fork-Knife online for months.
- Amarr Wooten has appeared on Bunk'd and played the recurring role of "Finch" in Liv and Maddie: Cali-Style.
- Logan has some similarities with Alana who was also a former friend of Raven from That's So Raven.
- In the original script:
- Logan was depicted as much move devious, determined to become the "King" (later "Kahuna") of the school.
- When Logan was later given a Hawaiian backstory, he was supposed to give off a "surfer" vibe.
- When Logan left with Danni, Booker muttered "Ballet burn," to himself.
- The Dance-Off was longer and more elaborate, which Booker won because he showed more "heart" than Logan.
|“||Um, I, of course, guided her in every particular. We are so thrilled you love--||”|
|— Jax Jackson taking credit with the Eternally 16 partners.|
Jax Jackson was a buyer for Eternally 16, considering adding Ravenous Fashions to its merchandise stock.
Jax Jackson was played by Tyler Poelle.
- Tyler Poelle has appeared on several Disney Channel series in such roles as talk show host, "Graham Cavanaugh," in Dog With A Blog, "Agent Gibb" on K.C. Undercover, "Kangaroo Jim," in Coop & Cami Ask the World, .and "Victor" in two episodes of Andi Mack.
|“||Whatever. Can you angle me so I can see that amazing jacket?||”|
|— Sasha to Chelsea.|
Sasha was one of Chelsea's clients for her services as a lifestyle coach.
Sasha was played by Maral Milani.
- As with Chelsea's other clients, she only communicates with Chelsea by video chat.
|“|| It's amazing! Okay, I have always loved Raven's designs, and after my session with |
Chelsea, I finally have the confidence to wear them every day. And every way!
|— Margaret to Raven and Chelsea.|
Margaret was a client of Ravenous Fashions.
Margaret was played by Beth Lacke.
- Margaret likes her tea with sugar.
- She was alluded to in On Edge, when Raven and Chelsea discussed whether they were ready to open Your Best Dressed Life.
- Beth Lacke previously appeared as "Mrs. Larrabee" on Shake It Up, "Lynn Bowen" in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and played "Brady's Mom" in the DCOM Teen Beach Movie 2.
|“||We combine the relaxation of a spa with a military diet and exercise regimen.||”|
|— Sergeant Flex explaining Stonewood Spa to Raven and Chelsea.|
Sergeant Flex was a Spa Trainer who watched over Raven and Chelsea on their friend-iversary, spa weekend at Stonewood Spa.
Sergeant Flex was played by Gabriel Hogan.
- The character was described as "A VERY FIT DRILL SERGEANT TRAINER, 30s.."
|“||I only get to spend two and a half weeks with this Nia, when I could've had three.||”|
|— Timothée to Nia.|
Timothée was a foreign exchange student from France.
Timothée was played by Edouard Holdener.
- While in Chicago, Timothée lives at 352 Hauser Avenue with his host family, the Davises, while on a 3-week exchange student program at Eunetta High.
- Timothée was described in the script as "A SOPHISTICATED AND CHARMING 14-YEAR-OLD FRENCH BOY WITH AN ADORABLE ACCENT AND EPIC HAIR."
- In the original script:
- Timothée was having a donut at Maren's Mocha.
- After recovering his keys, he left a hat at Maren's Mocha and the twins left before he could come back for it.
- After being exposed, Nia told Timothée "I'm really sorry. When you write sad French poems about me, please, be kind."
- Nia and Timothée immediately left the cafe to see the Bean at the end.
|“|| The truth? And then what? I get in trouble, ruin my spotless record, |
and disappoint my parents? I told you no one would ever find out.
Sorry you had to take the fall, but better you than me.
|— William to Booker.|
William was a student at George Washington Carver Community School.
William was played by Joachim Powell.
- He is the second character named William introduced in the Raven franchise; the first "William" (played by Frankie Ryan Manriquez) was one of Cory's best friends in That's So Raven.
- William is in Nia's science class.
- Joachim Powell previously appeared as *LJ Webb" in the Sydney to the Max episode "As Bad as She Gets.
- William and Jordan were described as "BOTH 13, CUTE AND CHARMING."
- In the original script:
- The boys were skipping class when Booker finds them about to vape.
- After Booker asks how many vapes his older brother has, William replies he has a lot of older brothers.
Jordan (GWCCS Student)
|“||Dude, old people made that up to stop us from having fun.||”|
|— Jordan to Booker, about his warnings against vaping.|
Jordan (GWCCS Student) was a student at George Washington Carver Community School.
Jordan (GWCCS Student) was played by Hunter Payton.
- Another character named Jordan first appeared in In-Vision of Privacy.
- Jordan and William were described as "BOTH 13, CUTE AND CHARMING."
- In the original script:
- The boys were skipping class when Booker finds them about to vape.
Ms. Pearl Saunders
|“||I saw the worst acting I seen since that off-Broadway production of Bats 16 years ago.||”|
|— Ms. Pearl to the Building Watch Group.|
Ms. Pearl Saunders was a resident of 352 Hauser Avenue
Ms. Pearl Saunders was played by Aloma Wright.
- Ms.Pearl attended Chelsea's performance of "Bats: The Musical'" 16 tears before.
- Aloma Wright previously appeared as "Mother Wexler" in the "Dirty Work" episode of Even Stevens, and also as a "Nurse" in Zeke and Luther.
- In the original script:
- Ms. Pearl was named Ms. Alma.
- Ms. Alma swiped sandwiches instead of forks.
- She claimed Raven's lemonade was giving her "the Sugar."
- Raven was supposed to be beaten up while demonstrating self-defense moves to Ms. Alma, but that scene was scrapped due to Raven Symoné's real life injury.
|“|| The assignment was three pages, Nia. Following instructions is a big part of |
your grade. I'm sorry, but I'm gonna have to give you an 'F' on this report.
|— Mrs. Dunagan to Nia.|
Mrs. Dunagan was an English teacher at George Washington Carver Community School. Having assigning her class to write a three page report, Mrs. Dunagan is perplexed when one of her star students, Nia Baxter-Carter, turns in a report ten times as long. Determined to make an important life lesson clear to her bright, yet headstrong pupil, she reluctantly gives the paper an "F". Calling out to Nia in the hallway, the teacher returns the report with the large red-letter grade. Mrs. Dunagan then precisely explains to Nia why she received the failing grade, and fervently hopes that the otherwise intelligent girl now truly understands how important it is to fully follow instructions. Prior to Eighth Grade Poetry Week, the English teacher announces to her class that she is implementing Principal Kwan's Student Teacher Program, and that the classmate she selects, while precluded from partaking in the upcoming District Poetry Slam, will select the student who does participate in the event. After much consideration, Mrs. Dunagan makes her choice, and has a laminated tag attached to a lanyard made to indicate their new status. When the class next meets, she summarizes Principal Kwan's student teacher program. Tess asks why, and the teacher explains that research has indicated that students taught by their peers actually learn better. Producing the dangling identification card, Mrs. Dunagan declares that she selected someone with a unique perspective, that she is certain that the entire class can learn from--Booker Baxter-Carter. After the shocked pupil steps up front, Mrs. Dunagan places the lanyard over his neck, officially making Booker the Student-Teacher of the class. Later that day, Booker talks to Mrs. Dunagan in the hall. Explaining that sometimes their mother mixes up their names, Booker suggests that the teacher meant to make his twin sister, Nia, the class student teacher. Mrs. Dunagan assures the insecure student that she really did pick him, citing his work with The Chi-Lective, and noting that poetry plays into his rapping skills. She also adds that she believes that Booker is more of a leader than he realizes. Now knowing that he was selected on his own merit, Booker suggests that he could now give himself extra credit. In response, Mrs. Dunagan produces one of her puppets for her puppetry class and has it jokingly reply "You're not hearing that from me." Quite amused by her own response, she chuckles to herself, as she proceeds down the hallway. The teacher is gratified to see that her new student teacher appears to taking his new role seriously,arriving n class smartly dressed in a vest and tie. The students recite their poems before the class, and Mrs. Dunagan encourages Booker to offer his own thoughts on each effort.
Mrs. Dunagan was played by Cheryl Lynn Bowers.
- She also teaches a Puppetry class at Carver.
- She cites Booker's experience with The Chi-Lective as the reason for selecting him as a student teacher.
- She enjoys hot beverages.
- Cheryl Lynn Bowers previously appeared as "Customer #2" in the "Holiday Video Spectacular" episode of Bizaardvark, and "Director Emily" in the "Go Teddy!" episode of Good Luck Charlie.
|“|| Well, I asked him a few more questions, but that's when he told me to stop because he|
needed some fresh air. So, I guess being a man means you need to be outside a lot.
|— Vance to Booker.|
Vance was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. An acquaintance of Booker, he bragged to a group of other boys that he was growing so fast that he had already gone through three pairs of shoes during the year. He additionally claimed, that in the right light, he had a discernible whisker on his chin proving he was becoming a man. At that point, Booker asked if Vance could elaborate further on manhood, as his "Little Bro," Levi, wanted to take notes. Vance proclaimed that becoming a man came with developing muscles, and flexes his biceps for the group. He explains that his growth spurt into manhood had made his father treat him with more respect, and that the pair had a "big" talk. Afterwards, his dad suggests they rent out some ATVs to ride during the weekend. When Booker asks for more, Vance admits that his dad needed fresh air and left without answering any more questions. This leads Vance to conclude that becoming a man requires spending a lot of time outside.
Vance was played by BJ Tanner.
- Vance later invited Booker to join him on the ATV excursion.
- In the original script:
- Vance thought Booker smelled like flowers (this was due to Nia secretly dousing Booker's laundry with some of her perfume).
- When Vance flexed his biceps, a passing female classmate rolled her eyes while walking away, clearly unimpressed.
|“||You should eat your food before it runs off.||”|
|— Killian warning Chelsea, before turning her food into a rabbit and back again.|
Killian was an Illusionist that selected Chelsea on a dating app, and met her for a date at Maren's Mocha. While Chelsea voiced her hope that her family might someday develop a taste for turnip juice, Killian advised her to eat her food before it got away. When Chelsea expressed confusion at his words, Killian made a slight gesture of his hand, and before her eyes, Chelsea's plate of food suddenly became a live rabbit. After Chelsea rather unenthusiastically observes the trick, with another wave of his wrist, Killian restored her plate back to normal. Chelsea concluded that while Killian's talent was undoubtedly impressive, it was also very annoying.
Killian was played by Kevin Stidham.
- Kevin Stidham is actually Anneliese van der Pol's real-life brother-in-law, having married her older sister Sarah in 2017.
- In the original script:
- Killian the Magician was a stage performer, complete with top hat and magic wand, but did not restore the food.
- Chelsea, herself, no longer liked turnip juice.
- Later revised to Killian the Illusionist, he was described as "DAVID BLAINE-ESQUE."
RogerRoger was a member of the staff of Sky's The Limit, a Chicagoland recreational rock climbing venue. He supervised the harnesses used by Nia and Tess, as the pair made their ascents. He did not share emotional mother Raven's enthusiasm, when the girls apparently experienced a touching bonding moment while scaling the wall, and merely concentrated on his job of keeping the pair of friends safe.
Roger was played by Hugh Aodh O'Brien.
- The character had no dialogue, and his name was only revealed in the episode's end credits.
- Hugh Aodh O'Brien has primarily been a stunt performer, and has appeared as such in Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck, and A.N.T. Farm, as well as Disney XD series I'm in the Band and Lab Rats.
|“||Well after that, I just said... Let me just shave it off, they'll never call you 'Hair Jordan.'||”|
|— Mr. Arthur's anecdote to the Baxter dinner table.|
Mr. Arthur was the proprietor of the Bray Avenue location of Radio E-Clips by Chris Spring-Lake. Due to Chris' recommendation, he takes on Booker as an assistant, for the boy's scholastically required volunteer community service, which mostly consists of sweeping up the accumulation of fallen hair on the floor
Mr. Arthur was played by Charles Robinson.
- He claims Michelle Obama's grandfather was a former client.
- Mr.Arthur claims that he was the one that convinced NBA legend, and then Chicago Bull, Michael Jordan to shave his head.
- Charles Robinson previously played the role of "Othello 'Pops' King" the maternal grandfather of K.C. Cooper in K.C. Undercover.
|“|| Are you brushing me off? Is this what rejection feels like? Good thing my |
heart is strong. You know what? I'm gonna go ahead and walk this off.
|— Miguel to Raven and Chelsea.|
Miguel Harris was an interior decorator Raven and Chelsea considered to spruce up the business space for their new joint business venture.
Miguel Harris was played by Karamo Brown.
- According to Raven, he is the most sought after Interior Designer in Chicago.
- Activist and TV Host Karamo Brown is best known for his appearances on Queer Eye and Dancing with the Stars,
|“||Oh, thank you for the advice, and fashion tip, Miss neighbor ladies.||”|
|— Ramon to Raven and Chelsea.|
Ramon was a student at George Washington Carver Community School. After a thorough vetting by Nia, he and Tess decide to start going out.
Ramon was played by Max Torina.
- He tells a story of someone taking a peacock to a school.
- He and Tess have the same Gym class.
- He was on the Green Team for the Carver Quest.
- In the original script, Ramon and Tess' first date consisted of shopping for J's brand of shoes and having pastries at Maren's Mocha.
|“||A complaint is just a few letters away from a compliment. How can I help you get there?||”|
|— Maren to Nia.|
Maren was a resident of Chicago, and also the owner and namesake of Maren's Mocha.
Maren was played by Shania Accius.
- She paid $50 for the Baxter couch.
- Shania Accius also played "Becky (Counter Girl)" in the That's So Raven episode, "Saturday Afternoon Fever." Additionally, she also voiced various characters on The Proud Family.
- Shania Accious becomes the eighth performer to appear in both That's So Raven and Raven's Home following Raven Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, Jonathan McDaniel, Brian George, Rondell Sheridan, Staci Lynn Fletcher, and Mindy Sterling.
- In the original script for The Story So-Fa:
- Maren appeared in a vision of Raven's, finding the money in the couch.
- Maren met the group outside trying to persuade her not to go inside until she revealed that she was the Maren of Maren's Mocha.
- Nia mentioned spending time with Tmotheé at the café to Maren who remarks that he reminded her of her first husband, and that Nia should run.
- Chelsea handed over a cushion to pay the $200, which Maren opened herself, fulfilling Raven's vision.