The BEST Episodes of Lizzie McGuire

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020

Network: Disney Channel

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 - Aired Jul 26, 2002

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 9.40
5 votes
Writers: Alison Taylor
The Greatest Crush of All

#2 - The Greatest Crush of All

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 21, 2003

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 9.40
5 votes
Directors: Rachel Feldman
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
My Fair Larry

#3 - My Fair Larry

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired May 16, 2003

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 9.33
6 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
Grand Ole Grandma

#4 - Grand Ole Grandma

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 4, 2003

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 9.20
5 votes
Writers: Melissa Gould
Working Girl

#5 - Working Girl

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 29, 2002

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 9.11
9 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
Mom's Best Friend

#6 - Mom's Best Friend

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 8, 2002

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 8.91
11 votes
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
The Longest Yard

#7 - The Longest Yard

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 2002

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

star 8.80
5 votes
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
Scarlett Larry

#8 - Scarlett Larry

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Nov 9, 2001

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 8.78
9 votes
Writers: Amy Engelberg, Wendy Engelberg
Obsession

#9 - Obsession

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 29, 2001

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 8.77
13 votes
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
And the Winner Is

#10 - And the Winner Is

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 26, 2002

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 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Melissa Gould
Bunkies

#11 - Bunkies

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 21, 2003

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 8.75
4 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Bob Thomas
I Do, I Don't

#12 - I Do, I Don't

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 27, 2001

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 8.73
22 votes
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
Inner Beauty

#13 - Inner Beauty

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 30, 2002

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 8.71
7 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Melissa Gould
Gordo and the Dwarves

#14 - Gordo and the Dwarves

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Nov 16, 2001

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 8.67
9 votes
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
Just Friends

#15 - Just Friends

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 14, 2002

Gordo encourages Lizzie to finally do something about her crush on Ethan Craft -- that is, ask him to the Sadie Hawkins Day dance. When Lizzie asks Ethan for the dance, he disappoints her by saying he likes her as a 'friend', and does not want to risk changing it by going out with her. Lizzie then tries to change her image in order to please Ethan, but he still lets her down by saying they don't have a lot of chemistry. Matt and Lanny open a club in their backyard and their beverage becomes quite popular. But in the end, they are forced to shut it down.

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
Dear Lizzie

#16 - Dear Lizzie

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Jan 24, 2003

Lizzie starts an advice column on her school's website, but soon finds it difficult to handle when her good intentions backfire, especially when Gordo's liking her as more than a friend, is almost accidentally revealed to her. Meanwhile, Matt feels threatened by a new prankster in the class who is gaining more popularity than he is.

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
Clue-Less

#17 - Clue-Less

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Jan 31, 2003

Lizzie's friends and family play a murder mystery party game at her house. Lizzie solves the mystery first but lets Gordo believe that he solved it first. In the end, Gordo is about to ask Lizzie out, but Sam interrupts and ruins their special moment.

star 8.67
6 votes
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
Sibling Bonds

#18 - Sibling Bonds

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 3, 2001

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 8.62
13 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire

#19 - The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 15, 2002

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 8.60
10 votes
Lizzie and Kate's Excellent Adventure

#20 - Lizzie and Kate's Excellent Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Nov 30, 2001

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 8.56
9 votes
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
Gordo's Bar Mitzvah

#21 - Gordo's Bar Mitzvah

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Jan 18, 2002

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 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Melissa Gould
Movin' On Up

#22 - Movin' On Up

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 13, 2002

Gordo skips a grade and gets promoted to high school. After initial euphoria, Lizzie and Miranda start to miss Gordo. Gordo too feels lonely at the high school but pretends to like it in front of Lizzie and Miranda. In the end, he returns to middle school. Meanwhile, Matt and Lanny plan to try out for the cheerleading squad at school but Sam feels that it's not a "manly" thing to do. Sam tries to lean away Matt from cheerleading by doing some "manly" things with him, but in the end he changes his mind and encourages Matt to try for cheerleading.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Mark Rosman
Writers: Jeremy J. Bargiel, Nina G. Bargiel
Grubby Longjohn's Olde Tyme Revue

#23 - Grubby Longjohn's Olde Tyme Revue

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 14, 2003

The McGuire family members (all except Lizzie) are all psyched about making their annual journey to Grubby Gulch, a "Wild West" theme park, after missing last year's trip. Lizzie, Miranda, and Gordo are reluctant to go for the trip, but Matt is very excited about it. Lizzie, Miranda and Gordo meet a boy and a girl respectively at the cafe, and arrange a date at the mall, but Lizzie's parents won't let them go, so they feign illness to go on the date.

star 8.50
6 votes
Writers: Douglas Tuber, Tim Maile
My Dinner with Mr. Dig

#24 - My Dinner with Mr. Dig

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Aug 15, 2003

Lizzie feels uneasy, when her dad becomes best friends with Mr. Dig. Meanwhile, Matt is having a hard time with his mean teacher Miss Chapman.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Rusty Russ
Writers: Melissa Gould
I've Got Rhythmic

#25 - I've Got Rhythmic

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 9, 2001

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

star 8.41
29 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Nancy Neufeld Callaway