You can always count on Raven-Symoné to be nothing but honest with us all and when it comes to her Disney Channel days past and present, she's always giving us plenty of insight. That's So Raven is beloved classic and the spin-off series, Raven's Home has proven Raven hasn't lost her touch and she's still giving us all the laughs as Raven Baxter. The actress recently sat own with Buzzfeed where they asked her literally every TSR question you would ever want to know about being on the OG series and the new show. Of course everyone wants to know if more cast members from the first series will be appearing on Raven's Home, since we're already treated to weekly Raven and Chelsea moments and have seen Devon, and there is one character she would love to see come back.
"We can only hope to have as many nostalgic characters come back to Raven's Home as possible," Raven said. "Bobb'e J. [Thompson]! It would be fantastic if Stanley were on Raven’s Home. I miss him! Aw, I just saw the episode where he ran behind the pink car being chased by dogs, I was doing research for the new show. I was like, oh my goodness, 'Bobb'e J. was hilarious.' How’s he doin? How you doin, Bobb'e J.?"
OMG STANLEY. He had such a crush on Raven and she is single now since she's divorced from Devon so who knows what could happen. Now that would be a reunion!
As you can imagine, Raven has nothing but positive memories from the days filming TSR and she admitted what she loved most about working on that show was the fact that it was one big family. All along, she really has stayed the best of friends with Anneliese van der Pol too. So Chelsea Daniels and Raven Baxter are for life, and so are Anneliese and Raven IRL.
"It would have to be the camaraderie we had behind the scenes. We had such a fun time. I don’t know how many cakes I’ve had in my face and hair, all of the costumes we had, and the fact that we were a family. And it just goes to show we were because a lot of the crew, hair and makeup team and everyone came back for the installment of Raven’s Home," Raven said. "The cast member I was closest with would be Anneliese. We are still close today, we chilled after the show ended. It was funny because, like, I’m this person: I don’t text you every day, I might not call you every day, you might hear from me maybe once a month. But that’s because I’m workin’, that’s ’cause I’m talking to my momma half the time, and she understood that. So we always had tabs on each other, so I moved here and she called me and was like, 'You’re moving to New York?!' I’m like, 'Yeah!' She’s like, 'I’m already here!' So we had our moment there, we went out a couple times, but we’ve always taken care of each other on our off time."
Okay seriously, that is just the sweetest! Raven Baxter has given us plenty of memorable moments and of course one-liners over the years, so you might be surprised to learn which one is Raven's personal fave. Oh and she actually came up with some of her character's most iconic quotes all by herself. We kid you not.
"I did not improvise that much on That’s So Raven in the very beginning. As we all got comfortable with who Raven Baxter was and I understood the guidelines of what I could and could not say on Disney, there were ad libs such as 'Ya nasty' and 'Oh snap!' Raven explained. "She’s had a lot of quotes and lines. I’m trying to really dig in there in my mind and go through the list of things, because I’m not gonna say what you think I’m gonna say. Let’s see! I’ll just say “betrayed by the booty,” that would be a fun one. Because we had that today, in our real lives. Some people were betrayed by their booty," she joked.
So can we just take a minute to process the fact that yes, it was Raven herself who came up with the quotes literally everyone knows and can recite today, although she did say she would be fine not saying "Ya nasty" today if she had to choose. A queen she is.
And one last tidbit she talked we need to discuss was her role as Nebula in the Disney Channel Original Movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. Yes, it was just as awesome as you would imagine filming a movie that takes place on a space station would be.
"It was spandex from head to toe, and coils in my hair. My first crush during that film! We’re not gonna talk about it — anyways, moving on! It was great. I had a wonderful time with Kirsten [Storms], I had a wonderful time with the people on the set. It was cool! I had the best eel sushi bowl while filming the first one. Ever. You’re welcome," she said.
Thank you Raven for just making all our childhood dreams come true out here.