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Switch-or-Treat is the sixteenth episode in Season 2 of Raven's Home and the twenty-ninth overall. It first aired on October 19, 2018 to 0.71 million viewers.

Plot

Summary

Booker and Raven's psychic powers cause them to switch bodies on Halloween. When their Aunt Maureen comes to warn them, she inadvertently switches bodies with Nia's crush Miles. 

Full Plot

It's halloween and things are about to get freaky in the Raven's home. Nia keeps talking about her crush, Miles while carving pumpkins with Tess, Sienna and Zeena. Sienna and Zeena think Nia is making "Miles" up. So, they ask Nia to prove that Miles is real by bringing him to the halloween party and wearing a matching couples costume with him. Nia agrees and invites Miles over.

Booker and Levi are practicing the Frankenberry Shuffle halloween costume dance. Booker has won the dance for two years in a row; and if he wins this year, he will beat the current record holder - Principal Kwan. Meanwhile, Raven gets a call from the famous Shinée Dubois who agrees to review Ravenous designs and feature them in one of her magazines. Halloween is the only day that Shinée is available. So, she puts pressure on Raven to come up with the presentation in just a few hours.

Right after the call, Raven gets a vision in which she sees herself screaming. Booker, gets a similar vision. They are both freaked out because this is the first time they've ever seen themselves in a vision. While wondering what the vision meant, they touch each other... and accidentally swap bodies. They both freak out and scream out loud just like they saw in the vision. They try to reverse it but it doesn't work. It takes Nia and Levi a while to be really convinced that Booker and Raven have really switched bodies.

While the family is still freaking out, their Great Aunt Maureen arrives to warn them that on Halloween, under certain rare astrological conditions (which just happen to be occurring) psychics can switch bodies if they touch. She says that the only way to go back to being themselves is to wait until midnight. But it's too late. When Miles arrives ready to go to the halloween party with Nia, Aunt Maureen gives him a handshake before knowing that he's a psychic. Needless to say, they swap bodies as well.

Since Nia still wants to prove to Sienna and Zeena that Miles is real, they agree that she should take Aunt Maureen to pretend to be Miles. Raven and Booker agree that Booker should do the Ravenous fashion presentation while Raven does the Frankenberry Shuffle dance with Levi. Raven (in Booker's body) wants to improve the dance but Booker doesn't let her. Likewise, Booker (in Raven's body) wants to make Raven's presentation more fun and interactive but Raven wants to keep it formal.

During the halloween party, Nia show her friends "Miles" (Aunt Maureen). Aunt Maureen easily charms, Zeena and Sienna, who apologize to Nia for ever doubting her. Eventually, Nia realizes that being there with fake Miles just to impress her friends isn't worth it. Picking up on Nia's distress, Aunt Maureen returns to the apartment and brings back the real Miles (in Aunt Maureen's body) to come hangout with Nia..

The Ravenous presentation turns out to be too boring, causing Shinée to fall asleep. Booker manages to wake her up after which he decides to spice it up by following his guts. He does a colorful presentation explaining Ravenous as a brand that kids would love. Shinée loves the presentation and tells Raven (Booker) that she is going to feature Ravenous in the next Up and Coming Designers issue.

At the dance, Raven finds that there is already someone else dressed up as Franken Crunch and Berry Buddies. So, she decides to change the costumes on the spot to save Booker's dance, by Zombie-fying the entire routine. As a result, Booker wins for the third year in a row.

Raven and Booker realize that switching bodies actually helped them help each other by thinking outside the box. They eventually switch back to themselves at midnight.

Cast

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Trivia

  • This episode filmed on July 13, 2018.
  • This is the second Halloween episode for the series, after "The Baxtercism of Levi Grayson" and the third in the That's So Raven franchise after "Don't Have a Cow".
  • The reason why Maureen never warned Raven before, was that she never lived in the same household with another psychic before Booker developed his powers.
  • Great Aunt Maureen was never seen in That's So Raven but was introduced in this episode instead.
  • The title is a play on the phrase "Trick Or Treat."
  • Actress-dancer Debbie Allen is a lifelong friend and mentor to Raven-Symone, who considers her a personal hero.
  • Debbie Allen directed "The Road to Audition" episode of That's So Raven. 
  • Kaliko Kauahi and Jason Maybaum have appeared in an episode of the NBC sitcom Superstore.
  • The episode was choreographed by Lilian Manansala who choregraphed several That's So Raven episodes, and appeared as a dancer in "Too Much Pressure."
  • Raven and Chelsea first did the "Kid n' Play" dance in the That's So Raven episode "Psychic Eye for the Sloppy Guy."
  • The promo uses the word "Freaky" to describe the situation. This might be a reference to the recent Disney Channel original movie, "Freaky Friday," as both "Switch-or-Treat" and "Freaky Friday" have 2 of their characters switch bodies. 
  • First appearances of Shinée Dubois and Principal Kwan, however, their respective actual first filmed appearances will not air until after this episode. Both characters had different last names: Principal Kwan's surname was originally So; Shinée's surname was Objeque.
  • The Baxter apartment displays several teal pumpkins, representing The Teal Pumpkin Project a campaign to provide non-candy treats for kids with food allergies, most famously advocated by former Disney Channel Star, August Maturo, of Girl Meets World.
  • Chelsea misses a fifth episode of the season, without an explanation mentioned.

Gallery

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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-SittingFears 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