That's So Raven

Season 1 Episode 2

Party Animal

Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jan 17, 2003 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Raven has a vision of Cory saying he hates her, so she goes to great lengths to throw him the "best birthday party ever". But, things change, after Victor and Tanya get food poisoning, and can't provide transportation to the zoo!

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  • Raven tries to throw Cory the best birthday party ever for him, unfortunately everything does not go the way she plans..

    Great episode! In this episode, Raven is seen always fighting with Cory but eventually she saw a vision that Cory said that she was the worst sister ever and he hate her! Raven is so worried about this that she tries to throw Cory the best party ever but it all starts to go wrong with her parents falling sick thanks to the new seafood restaurant they went and they got food poisoning!! What is Raven gonna do? It was hilarious seeing how Raven tried to do everything for Cory's birthday party including asking some guy whose name I can't quite spell here to come to their house to entertain Cory and his friends but he HAD to get food poisoning as well, so Raven has to do it herself and even modelled a snake, played with iguanas and wrestled a snake???? I also loved the part where Raven, Chelsea and Eddie had to try and collect the frogs in the kitchen that Chlesea let loose and how Mr and Mrs.Baxter kept going to the toilet to throw up!! In other words, it was all hilarious!!! It was also really nice of Raven to care about Cory like this. Sure they argue a lot, but Raven does care about him and does a lot of nice things for him too as well as giving him support like in the future episodes. And Cory make sure you take a bath before he goes to bed with soap, water and don't put on the same underwear back on!! Ha ha!!

    Final rating: 8.0 to 8.5

    Final grade: Amoreless
  • This is what happens if Raven gets a hold of reptiles!

    This episode was much better than its previous episode, A Dog by Any Other Name. In this one, Raven has a vision of Cory saying that she's the worst sister ever when his birthday is near, especially when she realizes that they'll stop talking. So she tries to be nice to him and throw him the greatest birthday party ever, but that becomes a problem when their trip to the zoo's reptile house is cancelled when Victor and Tanya get food poisoning. So while getting a reptile expert to the house to replace the zoo trip, he gets sick when he eats some of the food that give the parents the food poisoning. So Raven fills in for him. I say that this episode was too hilarious! My favorite part is when Raven fakes her snake wrestling, too hilarious! If I was Cory, I'd have to say that this would've been the best birthday party ever!

    FINAL GRADE: A-moreless
  • This episode really gave a good start to the show.

    This episode is very special to me becasue it was the first one I ever saw. I immediatly fell in love with it. Raven had a vision about Cory saying that he hates her and she decided to thow him a good birthday party to change that. I liked the fact in this episode how they used a guy similar to Steve Irwin. And how they brought in all these kind of animals. You can really see how all the characters have chenged from there to season 4. A really funny part in this episode was when Raven was wrestling the snake and you couldnt see her and then all of a sudden she pops up behind the couch, looks around, and then goes back down. That was really funny.moreless
  • Raven tries to throw the best birthday pary for Cory after she has a vision of him saying that he hates her. But nothing goes according to plan.

    I think that this episode is basically one of the special episodes which make a good start to a good series. You can see from this episode and many others how That's so Raven used to be like. Some things have changed from the first season including the more noticable changes, not only in the characters but in the series like the number of Ravens visions in an epsiode, going from two visions to one vision(sometimes two). As the series went on, some characters would come, some would leave but the thing that strikes me most is how the characters have not only changed their appearance but their behaviour as they became older. This episode, along with some other Season 1 episodes shows the original That's so Raven lineup and character appearances etc. Overall, this episode is good fun to watch, especially the fake snake wrestling and Raven giving make up advice to Cory's friends are funny parts in the episode. I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet!moreless
  • Animals!!!

    Cory has to make some sort of a party oh he really is going to have a party well it is cool even though if there are 3D effects actually let's say a lot of animals were shown in this episode but the snake is like the main thing!!!

    So it should be "Hiss Hiss" I guess well Raven was pretending to wrestle a snake that is pretty hilarious!!!!!!

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode, Eddie mentions he has a brother, but in "Country Cousins", Eddie says that Cory is like the little brother he never had.

    • In the Baxter's kitchen, there is a neon sign that says "Baxter's Place." But in this episode it says "Victor's Place."

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Cory: But Raven, you hate snakes.
      Raven: (with accent) Are you kidding me? Reptile Raven loves snakes!
      (the kids cheer)
      Raven: (to herself) Oh, I hate snakes!

    • Victor: How come you always have to get in his face like that? You're his big sister. You should know better.
      Raven: Dad, this is part of the morning routine, okay? Take a bath, brush my teeth, fight with Cory, eat a muffin.
      Tanya: (to Raven) Honey, you remember Lucy Sherman? You two were the best of friends until third grade then for some reason you started picking at each other.
      Raven: But, Mom, what does she have to do with anything? I mean we don't even talk anymore.
      Tanya: You don't? Oh, gee, did I just make a point?
      Raven: And you think that's actually gonna happen with me and Cory? Mama, please. You know, he is probably upstairs right now putting hot dogs in my blow dryer.
      (Raven has a vision of Cory saying he hates her and she's the worst sister)
      Victor: All we're saying is that one day you're gonna push him a little too far.

    • Eddie: Relax Raven. My brother he says he hates me all the time.
      Raven: Eddie, your brother is only two. All he can say is "I hate you" and "I have poopy in my pants."

    • Jamie: The zoo? That's your suprise?
      Raven: Zip it! He's not finshed!

    • Raven: Cory, have you been using my CD player again?
      Cory: No.
      Raven: Then why is there (pulls out slice of bologna) bologna in it?
      Cory: Are you mad?
      Raven: Ya got that right!
      Cory: Then it's done it's job.
      Raven: Look, toad...
      Victor: Hey, hey! That's enough out of you two! Don't make me turn this kitchen around 'cause...I will!

    • Raven: (to guests) This party goin' be da bomb! Come on in, come on in...

    • Raven: So Cory, How was your day?
      Cory: Billy had his birthday party. I HATED it.
      Raven: Well maybe a little candy (pulls out candy) will make it all better!
      Cory: (smells chocalate) You take the first bite.

    • Tanya: The last thing we need is a zoo down there.
      Raven: Interesting choice of words.

    • (Raven accepts gift and then shakes it)
      Raven: (to Cory) Sounds cheap, sweetie. I'll get you something better.

    • Cory: How would you like me to make that flower a permenant part of your head?
      Raven: Can you reach it?

    • Raven: What if he never talks to me again?
      Chelsea: Right, and that would be a bad thing?

  • NOTES (4)


    • Reptile Rick is very similar to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Some of these similarites are that they both are Australian and they both love animals-specifically reptiles.