FANDOM


You know Cookie, being psychic is a gift. It's what makes us special.
―Viv to her granddaughter[src]

Vivian, better known as Viv, is a character on the Disney Channel series That's So Raven. She is the grandmother of Raven and Cory Baxter, and the mother of Tanya Baxter. She makes her only appearance in the episode "To See or Not to See", where she reveals to Raven, that she is also a psychic. She is portrayed by Jenifer Lewis.

History

According to Victor, when his mother Loretta found out Vivian was a psychic, she didn't accept it, and thought of her as a "whoo".

While Tanya and Victor are away for their third honeymoon in Jamaica, Vivian is responsible for looking after Raven and Cory.

During her stay, Viv and Cory are playing with lightsabers until Raven and Chelsea come home from school. Shocked by her energetic behavior, she asks Raven if that really is her grandmother, offending Viv, who only likes being called by first-name basis. She then pranks Cory with "dinner", which is really a fake skull, causing Cory to vow to prank her back. Raven introduces Viv to Chelsea, explaining that she has a date later on. Viv then goes into her purse, to hand Chelsea a dress, which she thinks would look better. The trio then head to Raven's room to help Chelsea get dressed, and Viv recalls Raven's strange expressions, when having visions, embarrassing Raven. Cory then enters the room, intending to prank Viv by placing a whoopi cushion on a stool, but Viv sees this coming, and tricks him into sitting on there instead.

The next night, Raven and Viv are camping out in the living room while roasting marshmallows, and Viv, notices Raven's downward demeanour. Raven confesses that she hates her visions, as they make her feel isolated and a freak. Viv, understanding how she feels, shows empathy towards Raven, and how the visions put her in a lose-lose situation. This prompts Raven to realise that her grandmother is also a psychic. She showcases her ability by telling Raven that Cory is attempting to prank them with water balloons, as they speak. She explains to Raven that her powers are a gift, and despite the troubles they may cause with her friends, they're still her friends, and won't go away. She then tells Raven if she ever needs to talk, she can always call her.

She is later mentioned by Raven in "Don't Have a Cow". Raven receives a vision in which Chelsea accidentally eats a hamburger, leading Raven and Chelsea to go through Viv's old trunk, where they see all the supernatural possessions she owns (e.g. tarot cards and a book of potions, spells and incantations).

Appearances


v - e - d
Thatssoraven1234
Media
That's So Raven • "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" • That's So Raven videographyCory in the HouseRaven's Home
Characters
That's so Raven: Raven BaxterChelsea DanielsEddie ThomasCory BaxterTanya BaxterVictor BaxterDevon CarterSeñorita RodriguezAlana RiveraBiancaMuffyLocaVivianWilliamLarryStanleyCindySydneyDonna Cabonna • Tiffany • AmberRicky RodriguezSerena ValentineNicki PetersonAndreaEmmettJonathan KwizzowskiGabrielCrystal

Raven's Home: NiaBookerLeviTess
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 Own 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"

Locations
San FranciscoBayside High School
Songs
That's So Raven (soundtrack)That's So Raven (Theme Song)King of the KeysTheater QueenAlone In The HallwaysEddie's RapShineSome Call It Magic