|“||This! This is why we can't have nice things.||”|
|— Levi to Booker and Nia|
It is finally the day that Devon leaves town for his new weather-anchor job in Dallas. Raven, Chelsea and the kids prepare a surprise party for him but Devon is not easy to surprise. He surprises them instead. They celebrate together and exchange gifts. Nia gives her dad a photo album with family memories most of which end up with Booker's head getting stuck in a bucket. Devon brings them their favorite teddy bear, Admiral Snuggles. After celebrations, they say goodbyes.
Raven gets a vision that Nia and Booker are sad to see their dad gone. So, she tries to step in and do all the fun adventures that the kids used to do with Devon during dad weekends. But can she handle them? She has to eat with them some extremely spicy food and watch scary movies that give her nightmares. They agree to go to the park for some fun rides. The rides turn out to be a disaster for the Baxters especially because Raven is so scared of them.
Meanwhile, Chelsea realizes that she accidentally threw away Admiral Snuggles. So, she starts working secretly with Levi to fix it or find a replacement. They eventually decide to win another Admiral Snuggle at the same theme park where Raven and the twins are at. After playing for awhile, they realize that the game is rigged. After going through all the trouble, Chelsea is a little disappointed to realize that the kids didn't even care about Admiral Snuggles.
Raven has a talk with the twins about their dad leaving so that they don't set expectations for her to be exactly like their dad.
- Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter
- Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Grayson
- Navia Robinson as Nia Baxter
- Issac Brown as Booker Baxter
- Jason Maybaum as Levi Grayson
- Jonathon McDaniel as Devon Carter
- Jordan Black as Carnie
- This episode continues Devon's story of leaving to start his new job in Dallas which started in Big Trouble in Little Apartment. He finally leaves in this episode.
- Nia shows Devon pictures of Booker getting his head stuck in a bucket. Booker gets his head stuck in a bucket again in Adventures in Mommy-Sitting.
- This story continues plot-wise from Big Trouble in Little Apartment.
- The episode is a reference to the saying, "The Bearer of Bad News".
- "Carnie" is slang for "Carnival Worker."
- The Navy Pier is an actual Chicago landmark along the shore of Lake Michigan.
- This is the first episode a cast member is absent, this being Tess.
- "Boyz N Motion" are indirectly referenced within this episode.
- Devon has moved to Dallas, Texas.
- It's revealed that Booker has a big head.
- Raven referenced the Moesha theme song in this episode.
- Raven gets a vision of Nia and Booker being sad that their dad is gone.
| The image gallery for The Bearer of Dad News may be viewed here.