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Season Episodes Originally aired USA
First aired Last aired
1 31 September 15, 2001 September 25, 2004
2 34 September 14, 2002 May 15, 2004

Episodes American Broadcasting Company September 15, 2001 and September 25, 2004

Season 1 (2001 2002) American Broadcasting Company September 15, 2001 and September 25, 2004

Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title  Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

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107 Chaos erupts when Lizzie (Hilary Duff) baby-sits her little brother Matt (Jake Thomas) with the help of pals Gordo and Miranda (Adam Lamberg, Lalaine). "Misadventures in Babysitting"

"Misadventures of Babysitting"

Mark Rosman David Blum & Stacy Kramer October 27, 2001 107
Lizzie tries to prove to her parents that she is responsible enough to babysit Matt.
104 Lizzie (Hilary Duff) runs for class president; Matt (Jake Thomas) hoodwinks his parents into buying him presents. "Election" Brian K. Roberts Melissa Gould October 6, 2001 104
When students have to choose between Larry Tudgeman and Claire Miller for class president, Lizzie decides to run for office. However, she finds that gaining the favor of all her classmates won't be easy. Matt gets an imaginary friend named Jasper and it turns out to be a scam to get his parents to give him stuff. Jo and Sam use this to punish Matt after they hear his phone call with Oscar.
102 Lizzie (Hilary Duff) "marries" Gordo (Adam Lamberg) in social studies class but covets Miranda's (Lalaine) handsome husband. "I Do, I Don't" Steve De Jarnatt Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel September 22, 2001 102
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 upset that Miranda got Ethan instead of her, neglects Gordo as her husband.
103 Lizzie (Hilary Duff) and her new friend, Angel, embark on a life of crime; Matt (Jake Thomas) insists on staying up late. "Bad Girl McGuire" Anson Williams Melissa Gould September 29, 2001 103
Lizzie becomes friends with a bad girl and develops bad habits and a bad personality. Miranda and Gordo are concerned with this and decide to help Lizzie become her old self. Matt is given the freedom to stay up late at night, but after initial euphoria, he starts having problems with staying awake during the daytime. Miranda and Gordo create a short video to convince Lizzie to be good again.
137 Lizzie and Miranda go shopping for bras with Lizzie's mother; actor David Carradine gives Matt a helping hand. "Between a Rock and a Bra Place"

Series Finale

Mark Rosman Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel September 25, 2004 137
Lizzie and Miranda go shopping for their first bras with Lizzie's mom embarrassing them along the way. Meanwhile, Matt asks for Gordo's help to direct a martial arts film to enter in a contest. Special Guest Star David Carradine appears as himself.

Note: Carradine is the brother of Robert Carradine, who plays Mr. McGuire.

Series Finale

105 Lizzie reports on the school play Miranda is in; Matt sells his possessions for money to buy walkie-talkies. "Random Acts of Miranda" Steve De Jarnatt Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile October 13, 2001 105
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.
101 Lizzie and Miranda are thrilled when Gordo begins tutoring Ethan Craft; Matt and his friend become superheroes. "Educating Ethan"

Series Premiere

Mark Rosman Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel September 15, 2001 101
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. However, their noble intentions are not well received by people around them as they unknowingly cause harm to them.

Series Premiere

106 Lizzie's plans with Ethan and her dad clash on the same night; Miranda tries to help Gordo overcome his bowling phobia. "Lizzie Strikes Out" Ellen Falcon Gittelsohn Melissa Gould October 20, 2001 106
Ethan invites Lizzie, Gordo, and Miranda for bowling, while on the same day Lizzie's dad wants to spend some quality father-daughter time with her. Meanwhile, Matt and Lanny plan on what they can do to stop the bully, Heywood Biggs, from ripping on them.
108 A director makes Gordo the star of his documentary and encourages him to create drama through conflict. "The Untitled Stan Jansen Project" Anson Williams Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel November 3, 2001 108
A big-time movie director offers to follow Gordo around to see a day in the life of a regular kid. Gordo starts saying rude things to the camera, though, and even coaxes Lizzie and Miranda to tell each other's secrets in front of the camera during which it is revealed that Lizzie had a crush on Gordo in the 4th grade. Meanwhile, Matt gets blamed for all the troubles created by Melina and he admires her qualities as a troublemaker.
113 On the advice of her mother, Lizzie decides to go out with a geeky kid named Larry; Sam, Matt and Gordo try to refurbish an old downhill racer. "Scarlett Larry" Steve De Jarnatt Amy Engelberg & Wendy Engelberg March 9, 2002 113
Lizzie discovers that Larry Tudgeman has a 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.
114 Gordo becomes obsessed with mastering a board game and flunks a test at school; both Lizzie and Miranda's fathers get caught up in a school project. "Gordo and the Dwarves"

"Gordo and the Magic Dwarves"

Savage Steve Holland Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile March 23, 2002 114
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. Lizzie and Miranda enlist Matt's help to bring Gordo back to his senses. Meanwhile, Matt has to observe wildlife for a school project, but eventually, Sam and Miranda's father end up climbing a tree and watching a bird's nest.
112 Lizzie and Kate are assigned as partners on a social studies project; Matt convinces everyone he is psychic. "Lizzie and Kate's Excellent Adventure" Savage Steve Holland Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel February 9, 2002 112
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. 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.
110 Lizzie and Miranda (Hilary Duff, Lalaine) sneak onto the set where pop star Aaron Carter (guest starring as himself) is shooting a music video. "Aaron Carter's Coming to Town" Savage Steve Holland Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel December 15, 2001 110
Aaron Carter is in town shooting a music video. Miranda, Gordo, and Lizzie sneak past guards to meet Aaron Carter. Unfortunately, they are unaware that Mr. McGuire has bought them passes to get to the shoot with no trouble.
109 Miranda becomes tongue-tied around a guy she likes; Matt and Gordo realize that they have a lot in common. "The Courtship of Miranda Sanchez"

"Courtship of Miranda"

Steve De Jarnatt Melissa Gould December 8, 2001 109
Miranda is smitten with a boy in her class, but is too nervous to talk to him, so Lizzie decides to help her out. A misunderstanding leads the boy to believe that Lizzie has a crush on him. Gordo is sick of listening to all the girl-talk between Lizzie and Miranda and decides to indulge in some male bonding with Matt.
111 Gordo's bar mitzvah; Jo wants Sam to participate more in parenting Matt. "Gordo's Bar Mitzvah" Anson Williams Melissa Gould February 2, 2002 111
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.

Season 2 (2002 2004) American Broadcasting Company September 14, 2002 and May 15, 2004

Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title  Directed by Written by Original air date

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125 Lizzie, Miranda and Gordo compete on a Spanish-language game show. "El Oro De Montezuma" Savage Steve Holland Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile September 20, 2003 125
Lizzie, Miranda and Gordo are obsessed with a Mexican game show, "El Oro de Montezuma" ("The Gold of Montezuma"). Miranda's cousin Carlos from Mexico City is scheduled to compete on the show and Lizzie and her friends decide to be in his team. Meanwhile, Matt and Lanny play an extreme version of Hide and Seek.
115 Lizzie tries to be best friends with her mother; Matt and Lanny find a chimpanzee. "Mom's Best Friend"

Season Premiere

Steve De Jarnatt Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile September 14, 2002 115
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.

Season Premiere

119 Claire Miller threatens Kate's popularity; Matt wins a small part in the school play. "The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire" Anson Williams Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel October 12, 2002 119
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.
116 Lizzie learns financial independence; Matt expresses his devotion to Miranda. "Working Girl" Anson Williams Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel September 21, 2002 116
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.
123 Lizzie learns a lesson in parenting when she has to babysit Matt. "The Longest Yard" Steve De Jarnatt Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel February 15, 2003 123
Lizzie baby-sits Matt once again, with Matt deflating their father's prized autographed football. They work all day to get it back.
120 Lizzie asks Ethan to the Sadie Hawkins dance; Matt and Lanny sell smoothies from Matt's back yard. "Just Friends" Mark Rosman Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile October 19, 2002 120
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.
121 Lizzie fails to stand up for Miranda when she is accused of shoplifting. "In Miranda Lizzie Does Not Trust" Alan Cohn Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile January 18, 2003 121
Lizzie has a hard time standing up for Miranda when she is accused of shoplifting. This creates a rift between both of them, causing them to choose different dance partners in their dancing class in P.E. However, in the end both realize their mistake and become friends again. Meanwhile, Matt hosts a talk show along with Lanny on the internet.
118 Lizzie chooses her life's career; Matt, Melina, and Lanny work to rid Matt's home of evil spirits. "Over the Hill" Savage Steve Holland Alison Taylor October 5, 2002 118
Lizzie starts feeling inferior when she realizes a lot of the other kids around her have special talents and skills that they've developed, including Gordo with his film making and Miranda with her violin. Meanwhile, Matt is scared after watching a horror movie and is convinced that their house is haunted.
122 Lizzie wants to be voted "Best Dressed"; Matt appears on television. "Best Dressed for Less"

"Best Dressed for Much Less"

Tim O'Donnell Bob Thomas January 25, 2003 122
Lizzie wants to be voted "best dressed" in her school and wants to buy an expensive pair of jeans. But her Mom refuses and insists on buying her clothes at discount store. Meanwhile, Matt has problems adjusting with his newly acquired fame because of his participation on The Uncle Wendel Show.
117 Lizzie could save the school dance from being canceled, if she turns in the person responsible for beheading a statue of a former principal. "You're a Good Man, Lizzie McGuire" Peter Montgomery Alison Taylor September 28, 2002 117
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.
131 Lizzie mentors a seventh grader; Matt must earn his first scout badge. "Just Like Lizzie" Anson Williams Melissa Gould November 15, 2003 131
Lizzie begins mentoring a seventh-grader girl named Andie (Amy Castle), who begins to mimic her characteristics and behave like Lizzie. Initially flattered, Lizzie starts to dislike Andie and advises her to stop aping her blindly and be herself. Finally, Andie ends up being Kate's protege. Meanwhile, Matt must earn a merit patch with his Wilderness Cadets group, or he would be demoted. Sam tries to help, but ends up harming himself.
126 Lizzie and Gordo worry about Miranda's diet; Matt expresses interest in the fine arts. "Inner Beauty" Mark Rosman Melissa Gould September 27, 2003 126
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.
127 The gang sneaks off to an unchaperoned birthday party that gets out of hand; Matt and Sam are selected to star in a commercial. "Party Over Here" Savage Steve Holland Alison Taylor October 4, 2003 127
Kate is having a big birthday party and she invites everyone from her class including Lizzie, Miranda and Gordo. But Lizzie and Miranda's parents refuse to let them go to the party as there would be no adults around (and Kate's cousin Amy (Haylie Duff) doesn't make good chaperone material). So, Lizzie, Miranda and Gordo lie at their homes and go to the party anyway. But the party goes horribly wrong and Lizzie calls her mother for help. Eventually, all three are grounded for lying and going to the party anyway. Meanwhile, Matt and Sam are selected to star in a commercial for Cardio Punch Sports Drink.
128 Lizzie, Kate and Tudgeman land in detention after a food fight, but they each have a different version of what happened. "She Said, He Said, She Said" Brian K. Roberts Melissa Gould October 11, 2003 128
A major food fight erupts in the cafeteria, and Lizzie, Kate and Larry stay after school to clean up the mess until someone confesses up to starting the fight. Matt and Lanny miss their bus while on a school field trip and end up wandering in the city all by themselves.
133 Lizzie's float for the Christmas parade gets a boost from a singing Santa (Steven Tyler). "Xtreme Xmas" Savage Steve Holland Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile December 6, 2003 133
Lizzie is determined to win the Best Float award at the Christmas parade with the help of Gordo and her family, but they're busy helping fix the plumbing at an old people's home.

Absent: Lalaine as Miranda Sanchez

129 Matt bunks with Lizzie after a water pipe bursts in his room; Lizzie, Gordo and Miranda participate in a school unity project. "Bunkies" Anson Williams Bob Thomas October 18, 2003 129
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.
124 Gordo learns why Parker turned down his invitation to the dance; Matt embellishes his family tree for school. "A Gordo Story" Savage Steve Holland Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel April 5, 2003 124
Parker, a girl that Gordo likes, turns down his offer to go with him to the school dance because of his height. Matt has to write a school report on his ancestors but he makes his report sound quite 'interesting'.
134 Gordo's grandmother pays a visit; Lizzie and Matt have the run of the house. "Grand Ole Grandma" Savage Steve Holland Melissa Gould May 1, 2004 134
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.
130 Tudge goes to a party in disguise; Melina and Matt do community service with senior citizens. "My Fair Larry" Mark Rosman Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel October 25, 2003 130
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.
136 Gordo maxes out his credit card trying to make a movie; Matt goes overboard on a science project. "The Gordo Shuffle"

Season Finale

Steve De Jarnatt Melissa Gould May 15, 2004 136
Gordo receives a credit card by mail with a $5,000 line of credit and he uses it to direct a "big-budget" film. Matt is having problems finishing his school science project in time.

Absent: Lalaine as Miranda Sanchez

Season Finale

135 Mr. Dig comes to Lizzie's house for dinner; Matt tries to get a good grade by inviting his teacher to dinner. "My Dinner With Mr. Dig" Rusty Russ Melissa Gould May 8, 2004 135
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.
132 Lizzie worries that her athleticism will be a big turn-off to the guys after she makes a game-saving tackle. "One of the Guys" Steve De Jarnatt Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel November 22, 2003 132
After setting a new school record in gym and then beating Ethan Craft in arm-wrestling, Lizzie is invited to play touch football with the "cute guys". But Lizzie is worried when Ethan calls her a "dude", and she feels that she is losing her femininity by playing football. The gym teacher, Coach Kelly, reassures her, and also reveals that Ethan calls everybody a "dude". Unknown to Matt, Fredo the chimp completes his math homework, which gets him good grades in school and praise from his parents.
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