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"The Parties" is the ninth episode of the Disney Channel show That's So Raven and aired on February 28, 2003. It was written by Jeff Abugov & Michael Feldman and directed by Rich Correll.

Synopsis

Raven is extremely excited when she is hosting her first proper party. But when Raven's arch enemy, Nicki (Kirsten Storms), sabotages her plans and embarrasses Raven in front of her entire school, Rae, Chelsea and Eddie take revenge.

Plot

Raven and Chelsea are handing out invitations for Raven's first ever "for no reason" party the following week. Both of them are excited until Nicki arrives with her hair-spraying lackeys. Despite the girls trading barbs with each other, Raven gives Nicki an invitation to her party, since she is inviting everyone in her grade. Nicki declines, saying that she will be holding her own party the same night as Raven's. A few of the other girls toss their invitations away after hearing that.

Later, Raven is venting to Eddie and Chelsea about Nicki. Raven says Nicki hates her in particular for not kissing up or agreeing to be one of Nicki's hairspray girls. She also knows that Nicki has a bigger house, more money, and will likely throw a better party. After seeing all the returned invitations in her locker, she nearly decides to cancel. But, Raven gets a vision of people running into her house, cheering for the party. She hands out her invitations again to everyone who returned them. Seeing this, Nicki again tries to dissuade Raven from throwing her party, but Raven is firm and refuses. The argument comes to a head when a cute football player, Ricky, arrives. Raven gives Ricky an invitation and says that she will have henna tattoos and her professional chef father will make the food. Nicki shoves Raven aside and says her party will have a giant screen TV and her father will bring the San Francisco Giants. Ricky states that he hates the Giants, so he and his friends will go to Raven's. Nicki leaves in a huff.

That Saturday, the Baxter family is going about their business. Victor and Tanya are working out together with an exercise ball, and Cory is watching TV. Raven comes downstairs in a bathrobe and mud mask. She and Cory briefly argue about whether he can attend next week's party. But, they are interrupted by the doorbell. Cory answers it, and all of Raven's guests stream into the house, excited about the party, just like her vision predicted. Raven asks why everyone is there when her party is the following week. One of the guests explains that an email was sent out saying Raven's party had been moved to this week. Nicki then steps forward and smugly says that she "allowed" Raven to have her party first. Then she snaps a picture of the green-faced, pajama-wearing Raven. The guests are all confused why Raven is not ready for her own party. Tonya tries to stall by saying that everyone will get mud masks like Raven, and urges her daughter to go upstairs and get dressed. While she does, Tonya and Victor put on some disco music and dance in a goofy way. The guests begin to leave as a dressed and coiffed Raven comes back downstairs. She asks what happened, and Nicki explains before leaving Raven alone "to have a good cry."

A few days later at school, Raven is still moping to Eddie and Chelsea about Nicki's trick. But, the trio notices that there is a long line in one of the hallways. They go to the front to see what the line is for. To Raven's horror, Nicki and her lackeys have set up a table where they charge students to take pictures with a life-sized cutout of Raven from her failed party. Humiliated again, Raven calls Nicki pure evil and is ready to completely give up on any social standing she has at the school. But, she has another vision: Chelsea is congratulating Raven for getting back at Nicki. Raven smirks and says that the battle is not over, "'til the bleached blonde cries."

That Saturday, Nicki's party is in full swing and can be heard from the Baxter house. Raven, Eddie, and Chelsea are hanging out in the living room. Tonya and Baxter tell them that they are going to the store to get a new exercise ball after Victor "accidentally" dropped a knife onto it...22 times. After the two of them leave, Raven, Eddie, and Chelsea all go over the finishing touches on their plan. Eddie has some cables going from the Baxter house to Nicki's house, and are hooked up to Nicki's giant TV. Chelsea has the bait: a lovely bouquet of flowers with a secret admirer's note for Nicki. Raven calls Nicki up and tells her that the flowers were accidentally sent to her house. After hanging up, Raven waits 5 seconds. When the doorbell rings, everyone gets into position.

Nicki enters, as smug as ever, and wearing Raven's intended party clothes. She claims that after Raven returned the outfit, she was able to get it at a discount because it stank of failed party. Raven leads Nicki towards the bouquet, but Eddie arrives with a leaf blower to "show" the girls. He turns it on and blasts Nicki with air, turning it up higher when Nicki yells at him. Once her hair is ruined, he stops. Raven feigns frustration at Eddie, and offers to fix Nicki's hair with Chelsea and her aerosol cans. Chelsea sprays Nicki's hair, then her entire body. Nicki screams that she is getting all sticky, and Raven feigns frustration at Chelsea. Cory enters with a feather pillow and starts "pillow fighting" Nicki, causing the pillow to burst. Eddie turns the leaf blower back on and feathers fly all around Nicki, sticking to her body. Raven feigns frustration at her brother. She offers to help Nicki out the back door so no one will see her, but once Nicki enters the backyard, Raven turns the sprinklers on. Nicki comes back into the kitchen, griping about being wet. Raven feigns frustration at the sprinklers. Cory offers Nicki some towels, but as soon as she dabs her face, she peels the towel off, feeling something mushy. Her face is covered in a green substance. Raven points out that it is pistachio pudding.

Nicki now looks much like Raven did at the failed party: disheveled, with a green mask. Eddie comes back with a camera, gives it to Raven, and says that as soon as she presses the record button, the image will be broadcast to Nicki's TV where all of her guests can see. Nicki begs them to not do it, and Raven hesitates. She sees the fear and worry on Nicki's face, and stops smiling. Like the vision, Chelsea congratulates Raven for beating Nicki. But, Raven admits that she feels horrible. Eddie and Chelsea point out that Nicki had this coming for embarrassing Rae and generally being mean. Raven counters that stooping to Nicki's level is not worth it. She then leads Nicki upstairs to help her clean up. Eddie and Chelsea both disperse to clean up the living room. Cory stays in the kitchen, noticing the camera is still rigged to Nicki's TV. He takes it, presses "Record" and announces to the ladies that the real party is three doors down.

Later, Nicki is all clean and presentable, wearing one of Raven's homemade dresses. Nicki thanks Raven for letting her borrow it. Raven says Nicki can return the dress when the party ends, but Nicki says that she is not wearing the dress into the party. She is immediately going to change when she gets to her house. She struts out the door, and Chelsea points out Raven should have carried out her revenge plan completely. Nicki enters again, having forgotten her bouquet of flowers. After smelling them and pressing them to her face, she leaves again. Chelsea wonders if Raven told Nicki that the bouquet was full of poison ivy. Raven feigns frustration at herself.



Cast

Starring

See Also


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Media
That's So Raven • "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" • That's So Raven videographyCory in the House ("That's So in the House") • Raven's Home
Characters
That's So Raven: Raven BaxterChelsea GraysonEddie ThomasCory BaxterTanya BaxterVictor BaxterDevon CarterSeñorita RodriguezAlana RiveraBiancaMuffyLocaDr. SleevemoreVivianWilliamLarryStanleyCindyChloe HunterSydneyDonna CabonnaTiffanyAmberRicky RodriguezSerena ValentineNicki PetersonAndreaEmmettJonathan KwizzowskiGabrielTendajiCrystalBoyz 'N Motion

Raven's Home: Nia Baxter-CarterBooker Baxter-CarterLevi GraysonTess O'MalleyGarrett GraysonPrincipal WentworthMr. JablonskiMyrna JablonskiPaisleyShannon ReynoldsCoach SpitzBrendaWallyMitchDreamweaver KemaJimmyIvy ChenNeilAlice Baxter • Cami Rivera

Crossover Characters: Zack MartinCody MartinMr. Moseby

Episodes
That's So Raven

Season One: "Mother Dearest" • "Party Animal" • "Test of Friendship" • "Wake Up Victor" • "A Fish Called Raven" • "Smell of Victory" • "Campaign in the Neck" • "Saving Psychic Raven" • "The Parties" • "Ye Olde Dating Game" • "Dissin' Cousins" • "Teach Your Children Well" • "Driven to Insanity" • "A Dog by Any Other Name" • "Saturday Afternoon Fever" • "A Fight at the Opera" • "Psychics Wanted" • "If I Only Had a Job" • "Escape Claus" • "Separation Anxiety" • "To See or Not to See"
Season Two: "Out of Control" • "Don't Have a Cow" • "Run, Raven, Run" • "Clothes Minded" • "Four's a Crowd" • "Hearts and Minds" • "Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind" • "That's So NOT Raven" • "Blue in the Face" • "Spa Day Afternoon" • "Leave it to Diva" • "There Goes the Bride" • "Radio Heads" • "A Goat's Tale" • "He's Got the Power" • "Skunk'd" • "The Dating Shame" • "The Road to Audition" • "The Lying Game" • "Numb and Number" • "My Big Fat Pizza Party" • "Shake, Rattle, and Rae"
Season Three: "Psychic Eye for the Sloppy Guy" • "Stark Raven Mad" • "Opportunity Shocks" • "Taken to the Cleaners" • "Five Finger Discount" • "Sweeps" • "Double Vision" • "Bend it Like Baxter" • "The Big Buzz" • "True Colors" • "Dog Day Aftergroom" • "Royal Treatment" • "Art Breaker" • "Boyz 'N Commotion" • "Gettin' Outta Dodge" • "On Top of Old Oakey" • "They Work Hard for His Honey" • "Mind Your Business" • "Hizzouse Party" • "Mismatch Maker" • "Chef-Man and Raven" • "When in Dome" • "Too Much Pressure" • "Extreme Cory" • "The Grill Next Door" • "Point of No Return" • "Country Cousins" • "Food for Thought" • "Mr. Perfect" • "Goin' Hollywood" • "Save the Last Dance" • "Cake Fear" • "Vision Impossible" • "The Four Aces"
Season Four: "Raven, Sydney and the Man" • "Pin Pals" • "Dues and Don'ts" • "Unhappy Medium" • "Adventures in Boss Sitting" • "Hook Up My Space" • "Driving Miss Lazy" • "Be Prepared" • "Juicer Consequences" • "Sister Act" • "Checkin' Out" • "Fur Better or Worse" • "Mad Hot Cotillion" • "When 6021 Met 4267" • "Soup to Nuts" • "Members Only" • "The Ice Girl Cometh" • "Rae of Sunshine" • "The Dress is Always Greener" • "Teacher's Pet" • "The Way We Were" • "Where There's Smoke"

Raven's Home
Season One: "Baxter's Back" • "Big Trouble in Little Apartment" • "The Baxters Get Bounced" • "The Bearer of Dad News" • "You're Gonna Get It" • "Adventures in Mommy-Sitting" • "Dancing Tween" • "Vending the Rules" • "In-vision of Privacy" • "Fears of a Clown" • "The Baxtercism of Levi Grayson" • "Dream Moms" • "Vest in Show"
Season Two: "The Falcon and the Raven" • "Because" • "Cop To It" • "Weirder Things" • "The Missteps" • "All Sewn Up" • "Oh Father, Where Art Thou?" • "The Trouble with Levi" • "Head Over Wheels" • "The Most Interesting Mom in the World" • "Sleevemore Part One: Frozen" • "Sleevemore Part Two: Found" • "Sleevemore Part Three: Future" • "Raven's Home: Remix" • "Switch-or-Treat" • "Just Call Me Vic" • "New Dog, Old Trick" • "It's Your Party and I'll Spy If I Want To" • "Winners and Losers" • "Keepin' It Real"
Season Three: "Friend-Ship" • "Lost at Chel-Sea" • "Smoky Flow" • "Twister, Sister" • "Dress to Express" • "Diss Track" • "Disorder in the Court" • "School House Trap" • "Cali Dreams" • "Creepin' It Real" • "Girls Just Wanna Have Phones" • "Friday Night Tights" • "It's Not Easy Being Green" • "Crewed Up" • "Sorry to Father You" • "Bah Humbugged" • "The Foreign Identity" • "What About Your Friends?" • "Adolessons" • "Close Shave" • "Hoop Streams" • "Slammed" • "On Edge" • "The Story So-Fa" • "In-Shoe-encer" • "Level Up"
Season Four: "Raven About Bunk'd" • "Don't Trust the G in Apt 4B" • "Baking Bad" • "Big Little Surprise" • "Sharp Job-jects" • "How I Met Your Mentor" • "Mad About Yuletide" • "Wheel of Misfortune" • "Diff'rent Strikes" • "Fresh Off the Note" • "10 Things Debate About You" • "Plays of Our Lives" • "The Slumber Years" • "Bless This Tess" • "American Torah Story" • "Say Yes to the Protest" • "Saved by the Belle" • "So You Think You Can Drive"
Season Five: "The Wrong Victor" • "The Big Sammich" • "Escape From Pal-Catraz" • "A Streetcar Named Conspire" • "Clique Bait" • "21 Lunch Street" • "Retreat Yourself" • "New Kid on the Chopping Block" • "Mr. Petracelli's Revenge" • "Date Expectations" • "The Great Chill Grill Giveaway" • "Truth or Hair" • "Munch Ado About Lunching" • "To Halve & Halve Not" • "The Fierce Awakens" • "The Grand Booker-Pest Hotel"

Locations
San FranciscoBaxter HouseBayside High SchoolChill GrillChicagoApartment BuildingGeorge Washington Carver Community SchoolPaisley's Fashion Studio
Songs
That's So Raven (soundtrack)That's So RavenKing of the KeysTheater QueenAlone In The HallwaysEddie's RapShineSome Call It MagicRaven's Home • Frankenberry Shuffle • I Want ThisTess FreestylesLegendaryRaven's PieFace of a MovementTurnip JuiceEye to EyeReplay The Moment • Smoky Flow • Troof on the Roof • Bill of Rights • Chi-Town Anthem • No Filter
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