Lizzie McGuire (Season One)

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1.01 – Rumors
Directed by: Neal Israel | Written by: Melissa Gould
[ aired on January 12, 2001 ]



When Lizzie accidentally starts a mean rumor about Kate, Miranda stands up for her friend and takes the blame. Unfortunately, she has to deal with the fallout of ticking off the school’s new head cheerleader.

1.02 – Picture Day
Directed by: Neal Israel | Written by: Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile
[ aired on January 21, 2001 ]



Its picture day and all Lizzie has to wear is the red unicorn sweater her grandmother made her.

1.03 – When Moms Attack
Directed by: Mark Rosman | Written by: Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel
[ aired on January 26, 2001 ]



Lizzie is mortified when she finds out that her mom in the girls’ chaperone for the class field trip.

1.04 – Pool Party
Directed by: Larry Shaw | Written by: Terri Minsky
[ aired on February 2, 2001 ]



Lizzie and Miranda are ecstatic about being invited to a pool party given by their heartthrob, Danny Kessler.

1.05 – I’ve Got Rhythmic
Directed by: Alan Myerson | Written by: Nancy Neufeld Callaway
[ aired on February 9, 2001 ]



Lizzie finds out that she has a real talent for rhythmic gymnastics.

1.06 – Jack of All Trades
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland | Written by: Trish Baker
[ aired on February 23, 2001 ]



Gordo convinces Lizzie to turn in his science project with her name on it to prove that their teacher is giving him a lower grade because he doesn’t like him.

1.07 – Here Comes Aaron Carter
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland | Written by: Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel
[ aired on March 23, 2001 ]



When Aaron Carter comes to town, to shoot his new music video, Lizzie, Gordo, Miranda and Matt decide to sneak onto the set.

1.08 – Misadventures in Babysitting
Directed by: Mark Rosman | Written by: David Blum & Stacy Kramer
[ aired on April 6, 2001 ]



Lizzie decides she’s old enough to start babysitting Matt.

1.09 – Election
Directed by: Brian K. Roberts | Written by: Melissa Gould
[ aired on April 20, 2001 ]



Gordo and Miranda convince Lizzie to run for class president, against Clair Miller and Larry Tudgeman.

1.10 – I Do, I Don’t
Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt | Written by: Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel
[ aired on April 27, 2001 ]



Lizzie gets a little jealous when Miranda gets paired with Ethan Craft, in class, for a mock marriage assignment.

1.11 – Bad Girl McGuire
Directed by: Anson Williams | Written by: Melissa Gould
[ aired on May 4, 2001 ]



Lizzie falls in with a bad crowd when she befriends “bad girl,” Angel, at school.

1.12 – Between a Rock and a Bra Place
Directed by: Mark Rosman | Written by: Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel
[ aired on May 11, 2001 ]



Lizzie and Miranda decide that it’s time for them to get their first bra.

1.13 – Come Fly with Me
Directed by: Timothy Busfield | Written by: Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile
[ aired on June 1, 2001 ]



In order to stand out of the crowd, Gordo sports a 1960s attire and starts listening to Rat Pack.

1.14 – Random Acts of Miranda
Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt | Written by: Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile
[ aired on June 8, 2001 ]



Lizzie gives Miranda a bad review when she plays the lead role in the school play.

1.15 – Lizzie’s Nightmare
Directed by: Jace Alexander | Written by: Melissa Gould
[ aired on June 22, 2001 ]



Matt 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.

1.16 – Obsession
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland | Written by: Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel
[ aired on June 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.

1.17 – Sibling Bonds
Directed by: Mark Rosman | Written by: Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile
[ aired on August 3, 2001 ]



Matt irritates Lizzie with his magic tricks, and he handcuffs himself to Lizzie and loses the key.

1.18 – Rated Aargh
Directed by: Peter Montgomery | Written by: Trish Baker
[ aired on August 10, 2001 ]



Lizzie and her friends lie to their parents and sneak off to see an R-rated movie that everyone else at school has seen.

1.19 – Gordo and the Girl
Directed by: Kim Friedman | Written by: Melissa Gould
[ aired on August 17, 2001 ]



Lizzie and Miranda feel neglected, when Gordo spends more time with his new girlfriend.

1.20 – Educating Ethan
Directed by: Mark Rosman | Written by: Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel
[ aired on August 24, 2001 ]



Gordo becomes Ethan’s math tutor because he needs the money to buy a new stereo.

1.21 – Lizzie Strikes Out
Directed by: Ellen Falcon Gittelsohn | Written by: Melissa Gould
[ aired on August 31, 2001 ]



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.

1.22 – The Untitled Stan Jansen Project
Directed by: Anson Williams | Written by: Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel
[ aired on September 21, 2001 ]



A big-time movie director offers to follow Gordo around to see a day in the life of a regular kid.

1.23 – Last Year’s Model
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland | Written by: Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile
[ aired on September 28, 2001 ]



Lizzie is chosen to be a model at a teen fashion show. Soon, her newfound celebrity (and rumors of a magazine cover shoot) leads her real friends to act more like personal attendants, while the popular kids treat her like one of them.

1.24 – Night of the Day of the Dead
Directed by: Brian K. Roberts | Written by: Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile
[ aired on October 5, 2001 ]



It’s Halloween, and Lizzie’s school is organizing a big Halloween party. Too bad Kate’s in charge, which means she gets the final say on everything. But when Kate disrespects Miranda’s ancestral skeleton decorations, spooky things start to happen. Could it be the work of the spirits of Miranda’s offended ancestors?

1.25 – Facts of Life
Directed by: Mark Rosman | Written by: Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile
[ aired on October 12, 2001 ]



Hoping to win a trip to Miami, Lizzie, Miranda and Gordo team up to enter the school’s “Fact-athlon” contest.

1.26 – Scarlett Larry
Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt | Written by: Amy Engelberg & Wendy Engelberg
[ aired on November 9, 2001 ]



Lizzie discovers that Larry Tudgeman has a crush on her and when he asks her out, she reluctantly agrees to go out with him.

1.27 – Gordo and the Dwarves
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland | Written by: Douglas Tuber & Tim Maile
[ aired on November 16, 2001 ]



Gordo becomes obsessed with a Dungeons & Dragons type board game which was gifted to Lizzie by her grandmother.

1.28 – Lizzie and Kate’s Excellent Adventure
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland | Written by: Nina G. Bargiel & Jeremy J. Bargiel
[ aired on November 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.

1.29 – The Courtship of Miranda Sanchez
Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt | Written by: Melissa Gould
[ aired on December 7, 2001 ]



Miranda is smitten with a boy in her class, but is too nervous to talk to him. So, Lizzie decides to help her out and a misunderstanding leads the boy to believe that Lizzie has a crush on him.

1.30 – Gordo’s Video
Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt | Written by: Kris Lowe
[ aired on January 1, 2002 ]



Gordo installs video cameras all over the school, revealing embarrassing secrets about a lot of the students.

1.31 – Gordo’s Bar Mitzvah
Directed by: Anson Williams | Written by: Melissa Gould
[ aired on January 18, 2002 ]



Gordo feels self-conscious when he sees Ethan Craft and other boys growing up sooner than he is.