Lizzie McGuire

I've Got Rhythmic

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 2/9/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Lizzie is dissatisfied with being an ordinary "B" student and is looking for something at which she can excel. Surprisingly, she finds out in gym class that she has a real talent for rhythmic gymnastics. But she thinks the sport is stupid and is ambivalent about competing. She trains hard and goes to the regional competition, where a jealous Kate tries to sabotage her performance. Miranda and Gordo help foil Kate's plan and Lizzie wins first place. Her parents are proud but Lizzie decides to give up the sport and go back to being her "ordinary" self.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Carradine

    Sam McGuire

  • Hallie Todd

    Jo McGuire

  • Hilary Duff

    Lizzie McGuire

  • Jake Thomas

    Matt McGuire

  • Lalaine

    Miranda Sanchez

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Lizzie is good at gymnastics.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 18, 2006

  • Good Grades

    By FABULUZPHILLY, Dec 16, 2005

  • Go For The Gold!

    By The_Match_Maker, Jun 26, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Gordo: Tell it to the camera, sunshine.

    • Coach Kelly: Lizzie McGuire! Something amusing you? Lizzie: No, n-not really. Coach Kelly: Then amuse me with your ribbon skills.

    • Jo: You could do whatever you want, but I have a feeling you're going to WIN! Matt: (walking into the kitchen) Of course she is, she's the dork champion of the world!

    • Kate: (to Lizzie) Well if it isn't Ms. Rhythmic Gymnastics. Lizzie: If it isn't Ms. Club Foot. (screen shows picture of Kate holding foot after twisting, refering to her cast) Kate: What's your e-mail Gordo: (holding camera) Could you say that again Kate? I'm trying to cast the part of the bitter talentless girl.

    • Miranda: (to Lizzie) Whoa. You look like Ned Cambell at the end of Scream. Lizzie: Well that's not anything compared to how I feel.

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    Notes (20)

    • This episode can be found in the paperback novelization book, Lizzie McGuire High Five.

    • This episode can be found in the Lizzie McGuire Cine-Manga Volume 2.

    • It is revealed that Lizzie bakes when she's upset.

    • First appearance of Kyle J. Downes as Larry Tudgeman.

    • This is one of the few episodes which doesn't have a particular storyline or subplot for the character of Matt.

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    Trivia (12)

    • When Lizzie walks up to Miranda and Gordo in the courtyard at school, you see her walk over and sit down. When it cuts to Miranda, saying "We need to talk to you", Miranda is looking up, indicating that Lizzie is still standing, but then it cuts back to a wide shot, and Lizzie still seems to be settling herself on the ground.

    • To get to the regional, you need MONTHS of training, however, Lizzie only had a few weeks. Lizzie didn't salute the judges at the beginning and end of her performance. Also, the gymnastics competition carpet always has to have red tape to show where the dance boundries are, the carpet for the regional didn't (so technically, there shouldn't be a winner in the competition).

    • In rhythmic gymnastics we have to 'point' our toes out or 'flex' them. Also, whenever you do a performance you have to stand on relevez which is standing on flex or toes. Several times, Lizzie wasn't doing most of this at all and at the end of the performance her back foot was not pointed. In a routine, you need at least 3 balances and 3 turns, Lizzie only had one turn and 0 balances. It's also likely Lizzie should have been deducted at least 7-10 marks for these mistakes. [Ed. A check of several sets of rules shows a variety of requirements for a routine, so it's hard to say how many of these things may be goofs.]

    • According to the rules for rhythmic gymnastics an individual performance cannot exceed 90 seconds, but Lizzie's lasts for one minute and fifty-two seconds.

    • In the opening and closing hallway scenes, Miranda has on the same outfit.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Kate: Watch and learn.
      President George Bush didn't originate the phrase "watch and learn," but he made perhaps the best-known use of it. Three days after Iraq invaded Kuwait, Bush said on August 5, 1990, "This agression will not stand." When the press asked him how it would be countered, he told them, "Just and learn." The United States and a coalition of other countries attacked and defeated Iraqi troops in Kuwait and Iraq in January 1991 in what has become known as the Gulf War.

    • Miranda: Maybe this is empty. Do you feel lucky, Tudgeman?
      Miranda is echoing the words of Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in the movie Dirty Harry (1971). In the movie, Harry had a gun on a crime suspect and claimed he didn't know whether or not there were any bullets in it. In this episode of Lizzie, Miranda has a fire extinguisher trained on Larry Tudgeman!

    • Lizzie: I'm hurt, I'm tired, I'm hungry and I wish they'd vote me off this island.
      Lizzie is making a reference to the so-called "reality" TV show Survivor, where contestants competing for a cash prize were left stranded together on an uninhabited island, formed alliances and took a vote each week to determine which of them was out of the competition.

    • Miranda: Whoa! You look like Neve Campbell at the end of Scream!
      Scream (1996) was very successful teen horror flick that also spoofed teen horror flicks. Actress Neve Campbell, who formerly starred in the TV show Party of Five, was the object of assault during the flick.

    • Toon Lizzie: What's next, Riverdancing? She's referring to Riverdance, the very popular touring show of the 1990's and beyond featuring traditional Irish dancing. In this context, though, Lizzie seems to think it's pretty dumb.

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