The Best Episodes of Lizzie McGuire

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2019

Lizzie McGuire is all about the ordinary and not-so-ordinary adventures of a junior high student and her two best friends as they try to deal with the ups and downs of school, popularity, boys, parents, a bratty little brother--just life in general. And if Lizzie leaves anything unsaid, you can bet that her cartoon alter ego will say it for her!

You're a Good Man, Lizzie McGuire

#1 - You're a Good Man, Lizzie McGuire

Season 2 - Episode 13

While Lizzie and Kate are stuck working together for the Spring Fling committee, Lizzie sees Kate knock over the bust of the school's founding principal. When Principal Tweedy (Phill Lewis) discovers this, he cancels the Spring Fling unless the person responsible comes forward. Kate keeps quiet so Lizzie decides to take the blame and is excluded from attending the fling. Lizzie is sitting at home sad, until everyone at school comes over to her house, as they decided to have the fling at her place, while Kate is left all alone at school. Meanwhile, Matt and Lanny have a hard time sharing a bike.

star 9.50
4 votes
Writers: Alison Taylor
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My Fair Larry

#2 - My Fair Larry

Season 2 - Episode 30

Miranda is throwing a big house party, and refuses to invite Larry. Lizzie feels bad about it and decides to give him a makeover and sneak him into the party. Meanwhile, Matt and Melina make friends with an elderly couple as a part of a school project and find that the old couple are just like them.

star 9.40
5 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
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The Greatest Crush of All

#3 - The Greatest Crush of All

Season 2 - Episode 28

Lizzie, Miranda and almost every girl in their class have a crush on their new English teacher, Mr. Keith, who is from Scotland. Meanwhile, Fredo the chimp comes to stay at the McGuire's home and Matt is not happy with it. With some intervention from Jo and Sam, soon Matt and Fredo are getting along very well.

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Rachel Feldman
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
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Grand Ole Grandma

#4 - Grand Ole Grandma

Season 2 - Episode 29

Gordo's grandmother (Doris Roberts) now lives a more exciting lifestyle since the last time she and Gordo met. This irritates Gordo, but impresses Lizzie and Miranda. Meanwhile, Lizzie's parents feel ill and are confined to bed. Lizzie and Matt thus enjoy their unsupervised freedom at home.

star 9.25
4 votes
Writers: Melissa Gould
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Scarlett Larry

#5 - Scarlett Larry

Season 1 - Episode 26

Lizzie discovers that Larry Tudgeman has a romantic crush on her and when he asks her out, she reluctantly agrees to go out with him. Surprisingly, Lizzie enjoys the date, but eventually in the end, they part ways. Meanwhile, while cleaning up some junk, Matt and Sam find an old Soap-Box Derby racer and decide to restore it.

star 9.14
7 votes
Directors: Steve DeJarnatt
Writers: Amy Engelberg, Wendy Engelberg
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Working Girl

#6 - Working Girl

Season 2 - Episode 5

Miffed with her parents for not raising her allowance, Lizzie gets her first job as a busboy at the Digital Bean. But to Lizzie's surprise, it is a lot worse than she ever suspected it would be. Matt has some problems with Melina and turns to Miranda for advice. In the process, he develops a huge crush on Miranda, much to her horror and Gordo's amusement.

star 9.13
8 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Nina G. Bargiel, Jeremy J. Bargiel
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Mom's Best Friend

#7 - Mom's Best Friend

Season 2 - Episode 3

Lizzie and her mom become best friends after reading a book in social studies. She even convinces Gordo and Miranda to bond well with their parents. But in the end, Lizzie realizes that it would take some time to be more intimate with her mom. Meanwhile, Matt and Lanny find a chimp which creates havoc in the house, for which they both are blamed.

star 9.11
9 votes
Directors: Steve DeJarnatt
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
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Election

#8 - Election

Season 1 - Episode 9

When students have to choose between Larry Tudgeman and Claire Miller for class president, Lizzie decides to run for office. Although, she finds that gaining the favor of all her classmates won't be easy; Matt gets an imaginary friend, and Lizzie uses this to her advantage to tease her little brother.

star 9.07
14 votes
Writers: Melissa Gould
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I Do, I Don't

#9 - I Do, I Don't

Season 1 - Episode 10

Lizzie's social studies class is paired off for a class assignment, where they have to pretend to be married and return for a school reunion. Lizzie, a little put out that Miranda got Ethan instead of her, neglects Gordo as her husband.

star 9.06
16 votes
Directors: Steve DeJarnatt
Writers: Nina G. Bargiel, Jeremy J. Bargiel
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Lizzie's Nightmares

#10 - Lizzie's Nightmares

Season 1 - Episode 15

Lizzie is in a frenzy because Ethan has asked her to sit with him at lunch the next day. Matt accidentally boards the wrong school bus and spends a day at Lizzie's school, where Lizzie has a harrowing time when everyone is besotted with Matt, including Ethan.

star 9.00
7 votes
Directors: Jace Alexander
Writers: Melissa Gould
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Obsession

#11 - Obsession

Season 1 - Episode 16

Lizzie becomes obsessed with volunteering after a school volunteer project. Meanwhile, Gordo becomes obsessed with winning the Science Olympics, and Matt goes power crazy with his new hall monitor job.

star 9.00
10 votes
Writers: Nina G. Bargiel, Jeremy J. Bargiel
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Gordo and the Dwarves

#12 - Gordo and the Dwarves

Season 1 - Episode 27

Gordo becomes obsessed with a Dungeons & Dragons type board game which was gifted to Lizzie by her grandmother. His obsession causes his grades to drop and Lizzie and Miranda take the help of Matt to bring Gordo back to his senses. Meanwhile, Matt has to observe wildlife for school project but eventually, Sam and Miranda's father end up climbing a tree and watching a bird's nest.

star 9.00
7 votes
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
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Gordo's Bar Mitzvah

#13 - Gordo's Bar Mitzvah

Season 1 - Episode 31

Gordo feels self conscious when he sees Ethan Craft and Larry Tudgeman growing up sooner than he is. He tries to be "manly" by trying to do manly things but in the end he decides to have a Bar Mitzvah which would initiate him into adult life. Meanwhile, Jo becomes fed up with her husband not taking things seriously when Matt misbehaves and goes on strike forcing Sam to deal with their son's behavior.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Melissa Gould
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Sibling Bonds

#14 - Sibling Bonds

Season 1 - Episode 17

Lizzie has to attend a class charity drive and looks forward to spend the whole day with Ethan. At home, Matt irritates Lizzie with his magic tricks and he handcuffs himself to Lizzie and loses the key. Meanwhile, Jo finds the key and decides to remain silent about it so that Lizzie and Matt learn a lesson about family bonding, getting along, and looking out for each other. Lizzie has a hard time keeping Matt hidden from Ethan for the whole day leading to embarrassing situations.

star 8.90
10 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
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The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire

#15 - The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire

Season 2 - Episode 4

When Kate dislocates her shoulder during cheerleading practice, Claire usurps Kate's position as captain. Lizzie helps Kate regain her popularity and a place in the cheerleading squad. Matt is excited to be in a school play and acts arrogant about it. He starts bossing his parents and Lanny around, but in the end he loses his voice and learns a lesson in humility.

star 8.88
8 votes
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Inner Beauty

#16 - Inner Beauty

Season 2 - Episode 16

Miranda has a misconceived notion that she is fat and begins to skip meals to look slim for a music video directed by Gordo. Miranda begins to develop an eating disorder and Lizzie and Gordo are concerned about it. However, in the end Lizzie convinces Miranda to be comfortable with her body and persuades her to stop dieting. Meanwhile, Matt shows a great artistic potential and his parents encourage him to pursue it. However, he gets into trouble when he trashes their house and uses their family car as canvas for his paintings.

star 8.83
6 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Melissa Gould
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Rated Aargh

#17 - Rated Aargh

Season 1 - Episode 18

Lizzie and her friends lie at their homes and sneak off to see an R-rated movie that everyone else at school has seen. While at the movie theater, Lizzie saves a man who is choking on a candy ball and gets interviewed by a TV crew. Lizzie's parents come to know of it and Lizzie gets busted. Meanwhile, Matt is having a fair at school and Jo decides to build a velcro-wall in which kids can jump onto.

star 8.78
9 votes
Writers: Trish Baker
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The Longest Yard

#18 - The Longest Yard

Season 2 - Episode 7

Lizzie baby-sits Matt once again, with Matt deflating their father's prized autographed football. They work all day to get it back.

star 8.75
4 votes
Directors: Steve DeJarnatt
Writers: Nina G. Bargiel, Jeremy J. Bargiel
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Lizzie and Kate's Excellent Adventure

#19 - Lizzie and Kate's Excellent Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 28

After being absent from school, Lizzie finds out that her project partner is none other than Kate Sanders, who was also absent on the same day. After their initial hostility, they both start getting along together. But after the project is over, they both take potshots at each other but not before sharing a secret smile and realizing that they still have a bond between them. Meanwhile, Matt is convinced that he has psychic powers and has a hard time convincing his mother about it.

star 8.71
7 votes
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
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I've Got Rhythmic

#20 - I've Got Rhythmic

Season 1 - Episode 5

In an effort to prove she is really good at something, Lizzie trains for rhythmic gymnastics.

star 8.68
25 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Nancy Neufeld Callaway
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And the Winner Is

#21 - And the Winner Is

Season 2 - Episode 6

Lizzie, Miranda and Gordo have a fight and stop talking to each other. Meanwhile, Kate and Gordo, Miranda and Larry, Lizzie and Ethan, are paired up for a treasure hunt-styled school project. Matt comes to know of it and, unknown to them, beats them to the finish line. As the school project progresses, Lizzie, Miranda and Gordo realize the worth of their friendship and renew their ties.

star 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Melissa Gould
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Bunkies

#22 - Bunkies

Season 2 - Episode 25

All the kids at school are asked to put their hand prints on a wall, symbolizing unity. A water pipe bursts in a wall in Matt's room and to Lizzie's horror she'll have to share her room with her brother for a week until the repairs are done.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Bob Thomas
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Educating Ethan

#23 - Educating Ethan

Season 1 - Episode 20

Gordo becomes Ethan's math tutor because he needs the money to buy a new stereo. However, once Lizzie shows Ethan an easier way to do math, he decides he wants Lizzie as his tutor, and not Gordo. Meanwhile at home, Matt and his friend Oscar try to emulate superheroes by trying to help people. But their noble intentions are not well received by people around them as they unknowingly cause harm to them.

star 8.64
11 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Nina G. Bargiel, Jeremy J. Bargiel
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Random Acts of Miranda

#24 - Random Acts of Miranda

Season 1 - Episode 14

Lizzie gives Miranda a bad review when she plays the lead role in the school play. Miranda soon realizes that singing is her main talent, rather than acting. Matt and Lanny want a pair of walkie-talkies, but Matt's parents refuse to pay for it. So Matt sells everything he owns, including his bed and clothes, to get the money.

star 8.60
10 votes
Directors: Steve DeJarnatt
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
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Gordo's Video

#25 - Gordo's Video

Season 1 - Episode 30

Gordo installs video cameras all around the school, revealing embarrassing secrets about the students. Further, he plans to enter his film into the district film competition. Miranda gets upset on hearing this as the film showed her in bad light. However, Gordo pleases all when he showcases the film without revealing anyone's identity. Meanwhile, Matt decides to become a stuntman and tries out various stunts.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Steve DeJarnatt
Writers: Kris Lowe
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