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His accent is fake? Oh, I'm going to take down the new, New Kid!
— Booker to himself.

"New Kid on the Chopping Block" is the eighth episode in Season 5 of Raven's Home and the eighty-seventh overall. It first aired on April 29, 2022 to 0.18 million viewers.[1]


A new kid at school is stealing Booker's shine, so Booker attempts to one-up him. Meanwhile, Raven's mission aims to bring back the arts program at her old high school, Bayside High.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Caleb Baumann as Liam

Absent Cast


  • This episode was filmed on December 9-10, 2021.
  • The title is a play on the famed boy band of the '80s, New Kids on the Block.
  • Raven-Symoné celebrated her 36th birthday during production of this episode.
  • Victor does not appear, but is mentioned by Booker and Alice.
  • Alice is studying Advanced Robotics at Katherine Johnson Tech.
  • Victor and Raven differ on whether she had a "breakthrough" or a "breakdown" at Indigo's retreat during Retreat Yourself.
  • Alice (as well as Tasha) is depicted at The Chill Grill for the first time.
  • The subplot is almost similar to the That's So Raven episode Teach Your Children Well.
  • Neil says Booker has been going to Bayside for a month.
  • Booker implies the events of 21 Lunch Street occurred two weeks before.
  • Queen Elizabeth II attended a White House dinner during Cory in the House while Victor was incapacitated in No, No, Nanoosh. She was said to be quite taken with "Cheese in a Cup."
  • Liam claims to have visited Buckingham Palace for tea and to have met reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth II a few times. This seems improbable, as someone with such elevated social status is not likely to attend an American public school.
  • Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was an American Trappist Monk, writer, and social activist.
  • Talk show host James Corden was mentioned. Coincidentally, this episode aired the same week he announced plans to leave his show.
  • Cami states that her mother dates, implying Alana is not married.
  • In the original script:
    • Neil claims "Bartholomew is British for Liam."
    • In the locker scene "robotic" is said instead of fake.
    • The paint sprayer was activated when the thrown box interacted with other various art objects in a Rube Goldberg fashion.
    • Liam says shenanigans is British for pranks.


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