Lizzie McGuire

Between a Rock and a Bra Place

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 5/11/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Lizzie and Miranda note that when a girl gets her first bra, her personality somehow seems to change. They decide they are ready for their first, and hatch a plan to get Lizzie's mom to take them to the mall where they will shop for "school supplies." Lizzie is a terrible liar, though, and blurts out the real reason for the trip. Mom is overjoyed to help the girls out, but she embarrasses them as they are shopping. Lizzie is very harsh with her mother, telling her that she and Miranda are old enough to do their own shopping and to leave them alone. The girls face further embarrassment when they run into Kate, Claire, and their English teacher Mr. Coppersmith. They also find that they don't know what to look for. They find Mrs. McGuire and apologize for being abrupt with her and ask for her help. Also, Matt is entering the Jet Li sidekick contest. He gets his dad and Gordo with his camcorder to help him make a martial arts movie as his contest entry, but it doesn't go well. Sam McGuire calls up a mysterious man named David, a kung fu expert, to help instruct them. After David finishes with them, he disappears quickly. Gordo asks, "Who was that guy?" Sam answers, "I've known him all my life. He's like a brother to me." Matt's entry wins the contest.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Carradine

    Sam McGuire

  • Hallie Todd

    Jo McGuire

  • Hilary Duff

    Lizzie McGuire

  • Jake Thomas

    Matt McGuire

  • Lalaine

    Miranda Sanchez

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • between a rock and a bra place

    By Canogaparkcindy, Oct 15, 2010

  • Never try to grow up too fast.

    By sweet_jane, Apr 05, 2007

  • Lizzie and Miranda want a bra and Lizzie tells her mom to get her and Miranda one.

    By cherrygirl17, Dec 16, 2006

  • Just Get The Bra!

    By FABULUZPHILLY, Dec 16, 2005

  • Enter The Bra.

    By The_Match_Maker, Jul 04, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Jo (to the sales lady): We [Lizzie and Miranda] are buying their first bra.

    • Lizzie: Claire and Kate get one [a bra] and become popular! Jennie gets one and becomes Brandi Chastain!

    • Lizzie: You...you can't be here! Gordo: And yet I am here.

    • Toon Lizzie: No! Not happening! I am not running into my cute English teacher at the you-know-what store! Shouldn't he be home handling GRAMMAR EMERGENCIES?

    • Jo McGuire: Where's the Little Miss section? Saleswoman: Over there, by the footie pajamas.

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    Notes (19)

    • This episode can be found in the Lizzie McGuire Cine-Manga Volume 12.

    • When they show Kate and Claire in the beginning, in the background we can hear that little cheer from the episode "Rumors" when Lizzie confesses to Kate about having spread the rumor and not Miranda.

    • Adam Lamberg (Gordo) only shares two scenes with Hilary Duff (Lizzie) and Lalaine (Miranda) in this episode. The first is in Lizzie's house when she blurts out to Jo that she wants a bra and the second is the three-way phone conversation near the end of the episode.

    • Close to the end of the episode, Sam picks up the cordless phone, which is lying atop a hardcover book. The title of the book is MYST: The Book Of Ti'ana. It is the second book in a series of three science fiction stories which go along with the very popular PC game MYST. The three books were co-written by Rand Miller, who is co-creator of the game, and CEO of Cyan, Inc., the design company of MYST. These books are not very well-known outside the MYST enthusiast community, so someone in the Lizzie McGuire staff must be a big fan of the game and/or stories!

    • The clip of Kate and Claire being "worshipped" by the other students is also seen in the episode "Gordo's Video."

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    Trivia (13)

    • Even though Gordo seems to know about Kung Fu, he does not know who David Carradine is. This is especially surprising considering that he is an aspiring film director and Carradine has been a pop culture icon for over thirty years.

    • At one point Mr. McGuire says "I've known him all my life, he's like a brother to me.", when referring to guest star David Carradine. In real life, David Carradine is half-brother to series star Robert Carradine (Mr. McGuire).

    • At one point there is an error in the closed captioning when Sam is identified as Simon.

    • At the end of the episode when we see Gordo's final video we see a black square behind the fence to reflect light for the show.

    • Nitpick: How exactly were they able to film Gordo and Sam filming during the credits of the movie that they made?

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    Allusions (7)

    • Title: "Between A Rock and a Bra Place"
      This is a spoof of the phrase "Between a rock a hard place."

    • Matt: Jet Li is looking for a new sidekick for his newest movie, 'The Untitled Jet Li Project'.
      Jet Li, born in China on April 26, 1963, is a champion martial artist who has made a number of movies in China and the United States.

    • Lizzie: If I had one [a bra] I'd be Lizzie: Warrior Princess.
      This is a take off of the title (and name of the main character) of the popular television series Xena: Warrior Princess. Debuting in the mid-1990's, this "sword and sandal" program focused on the adventures of Xena, an ancient Greek warrior woman who, trying to atone for her past misdeeds, roams the countryside righting wrongs and bringing justice to the helpless.

    • Lizzie: Jennie gets one [a bra] and becomes Brandi Chastain.
      Brandi Chastain was the member of the U.S. women's soccer team whose penalty kick won the World Cup final in 1999. She was the center of a rather silly controversy when she tore off her jersey in celebration of the victory, revealing her sports bra.

    • Miranda: She's like the Mike Tyson of dodge ball.
      Mike Tyson, the youngest boxer ever to win the heavyweight title (age 20), was one of the hardest hitters the sport ever knew. His boxing career has been overshadowed by several serious run-ins with the law (some resulting in jail time) and out-of-control behavior in and out of the ring.

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