History Series / LizzieMcGuire

15th Oct '17 4:14:59 AM fearlessnikki
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* AlphaBitch: Played ludicrously straight with evil head cheerleader Kate.
** Complete with GirlPosse, right down to having a second-in-command who's even ''more'' of an AlphaBitch than she is.
*** Just to elaborate on the point above. When Kate broke her arm and her second in command took her position at the top, she banned non popular girls from using the bathrooms, and wouldn't let non popular students use tables for lunch forcing them to sit on the grass.......[[AdultsAreUseless all of which could have been avoided if they told a teacher]], she was doing it to every kid in school not just Lizzie, the teachers would have believed half the student body complaining about the same girl. She does this to Kate as well. Once Kate recovers though the second in command breaks her wrist, but Kate treats her no differently.

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* AlphaBitch: Played ludicrously straight with evil head cheerleader Kate.
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Kate. Complete with GirlPosse, right down to having a second-in-command who's even ''more'' of an AlphaBitch than she is.
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is. Just to elaborate on the point above. When Kate broke her arm and her second in command took her position at the top, she banned non popular girls from using the bathrooms, and wouldn't let non popular students use tables for lunch forcing them to sit on the grass.......[[AdultsAreUseless all of which could have been avoided if they told a teacher]], she was doing it to every kid in school not just Lizzie, the teachers would have believed half the student body complaining about the same girl. She does this to Kate as well. Once Kate recovers though the second in command breaks her wrist, but Kate treats her no differently.



* BrainlessBeauty: Ethan is the handsome target of affection for every girl in school, and is buffoonish to the point of being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, complete with "wooshing" sound-effects when he says dumb things.
** [[UpToEleven His stepmom is even dumber]].

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* BrainlessBeauty: Ethan is the handsome target of affection for every girl in school, and is buffoonish to the point of being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, complete with "wooshing" sound-effects when he says dumb things.
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things. [[UpToEleven His stepmom is even dumber]].



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Danny Kessler, the original "hottie" character, was in only two episodes after the pilot. He and his replacement, Ethan Craft, even appear in one episode together (in which the latter is introduced for the first time, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn and his "wannabe gangsta" traits are played up a lot more]]). He then vanishes without a trace, though he is randomly name-dropped in the movie, two years later.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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Danny Kessler, the original "hottie" character, was in only two episodes after the pilot. He and his replacement, Ethan Craft, even appear in one episode together (in which the latter is introduced for the first time, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn and his "wannabe gangsta" traits are played up a lot more]]). He then vanishes without a trace, though he is randomly name-dropped in the movie, two years later.



* CoolLoser: Lizzie isn't supposed to be ''ugly'', but she's considered a loser. Creator/RogerEbert laughed at this in his review of the film, wondering how someone with a smile ''that shines brighter than all the stars in the sky'' could be unpopular.
** The show once explained that Lizzie and Miranda are losers because they developed later than the other girls. The friends that developed early turned on them.

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* CoolLoser: Lizzie isn't supposed to be ''ugly'', but she's considered a loser. Creator/RogerEbert laughed at this in his review of the film, wondering how someone with a smile ''that shines brighter than all the stars in the sky'' could be unpopular.
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unpopular. The show once explained that Lizzie and Miranda are losers because they developed later than the other girls. The friends that developed early turned on them.



* CostumePorn: Lizzie and Isabella in TheMovie

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* CostumePorn: Lizzie and Isabella in TheMoviethe movie gets a sequence where Franka the fashion designer forces her to try on several elaborate outfits. She also gets a PimpedOutDress for the concert climax.



* CuteClumsyGirl: Lizzie, strangely enough for a North American series. This was {{flanderized}} in the movie.

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* CuteClumsyGirl: Lizzie, strangely enough for a North American series. This was {{flanderized}} in the movie.movie, where she causes DisasterDominoes at her graduation ceremony.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Kate in TheMovie, in which she was built up to more-or-less replace Miranda.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: DefrostingIceQueen:
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Kate in TheMovie, in which she was built up to more-or-less replace Miranda.



* DoomedNewClothes: In one episode where Lizzie bought expensive jeans and spilled smoothie all over them, ruining her plans to return them after the school's "Best Dressed" contest.

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* DoomedNewClothes: DoomedNewClothes:
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In one episode where Lizzie bought expensive jeans and spilled smoothie all over them, ruining her plans to return them after the school's "Best Dressed" contest.



* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Lizzie and Kate. Actually addressed in a late season one episode when the two work together on a school project.
** Actually Lizzie mentions that she used to be friends with Kate in the pilot but "then she grew breasts" and blew her off. This fact is not pointed out very often afterwards.

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* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Lizzie and Kate. Actually addressed in a late season one episode when the two work together on a school project.
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project. Actually Lizzie mentions that she used to be friends with Kate in the pilot but "then she grew breasts" and blew her off. This fact is not pointed out very often afterwards.
30th Sep '17 6:32:37 PM nombretomado
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** The fact that ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' and almost every Creator/DisneyChannel kidcom created since then (with few exceptions) came courtesy of It's A Laugh Productions, unlike its predecessors, ''Lizzie [=McGuire=]'' (Stan Rogow Productions), ''EvenStevens'' (Brookewell [=McNamara=]) and ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' (2121 Productions, though it was shot at It's A Laugh's lot at first) may have much to do with how atypical those shows are to what came later.

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** The fact that ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' and almost every Creator/DisneyChannel kidcom created since then (with few exceptions) came courtesy of It's A Laugh Productions, unlike its predecessors, ''Lizzie [=McGuire=]'' (Stan Rogow Productions), ''EvenStevens'' ''Series/EvenStevens'' (Brookewell [=McNamara=]) and ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' (2121 Productions, though it was shot at It's A Laugh's lot at first) may have much to do with how atypical those shows are to what came later.
23rd Aug '17 5:21:45 PM MarcoPolo250
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This (and the transformation of Music/HilaryDuff into an IdolSinger) managed to become one of Creator/DisneyChannel's biggest hits, airing for a full 65 episodes from January 2001 to February 2004. It is commonly {{misblamed}} for being the first of Disney's tween sitcoms geared toward a more suburban audience, when the first was really ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''...and even then, that show wasn't the last ''not'' produced by that one company known as [[Series/HannahMontana It's]] [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody a]] [[Series/SonnyWithAChance Laugh]] [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Productions]] (the last Disney Channel show produced outside of It's a Laugh was ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'').

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This (and the transformation of Music/HilaryDuff into an IdolSinger) managed to become one of Creator/DisneyChannel's biggest hits, airing for a full 65 episodes from January 2001 to February 2004. It is commonly {{misblamed}} for being the first of Disney's tween sitcoms geared toward a more suburban audience, when the first was really ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''...and even then, that show wasn't the last ''not'' produced by that one company known as [[Series/HannahMontana It's]] [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody a]] [[Series/SonnyWithAChance Laugh]] [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Productions]] (the last Disney Channel show produced outside of It's a Laugh was ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'').
1st Jul '17 8:28:48 AM nlpnt
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** ''Series/KirbyBuckets'' revived the LiveAction/animation combo albeit with the animated characters explicitly created by the title character.
** ''Series/AndiMack'', as a LaughTrack-free, low concept shoe created by Terri Minsky.

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** ''Series/KirbyBuckets'' revived the LiveAction/animation live action/animation combo albeit with the animated characters explicitly created by the title character.
** ''Series/AndiMack'', as a LaughTrack-free, low concept shoe show created by Terri Minsky.
1st Jul '17 8:27:24 AM nlpnt
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* SpiritualSuccessor:
** ''Series/HannahMontana'' as mentioned above, TropeCodifier for the Disney KidCom.
** ''Series/KirbyBuckets'' revived the LiveAction/animation combo albeit with the animated characters explicitly created by the title character.
** ''Series/AndiMack'', as a LaughTrack-free, low concept shoe created by Terri Minsky.
13th Jun '17 6:14:16 AM Az_Tech341
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* WeWantOurJerkBack: In the episode "The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire" when Kate dislocates her shoulder and Claire takes her position as captain. Turns out Claire is ''worse'' than Kate, which prompts Lizzie to help Kate gain back her popularity.

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* WeWantOurJerkBack: In the episode "The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire" Empire", when Kate dislocates her shoulder and Claire takes her position as captain. Turns out captain, Lizzie and friends consider Claire is ''worse'' than Kate, which prompts Lizzie to help Kate gain back her popularity.
13th Jun '17 5:21:24 AM MsCC93
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* WeWantOurJerkBack: In the episode "The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire" when Kate dislocates her shoulder and Claire takes her position as captain. Turns out Claire is ''worse'' than Kate, which prompts Lizzie to help Kate gain back her popularity.
28th May '17 7:30:06 PM arilicious
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* GuinnessEpisode: Matt and Lanny attempt to beat several world records, failing miserably at all of them. At the end, Jo tells them they beat the record for most failed record attempts.
28th May '17 6:56:00 PM arilicious
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* ElectionDayEpisode: Lizzie runs against Claire and Larry Tudgeman for student body president.
14th Apr '17 12:00:24 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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Meet Lizzie [=McGuire=], a completely normal 13-year old girl, living a completely normal life. She goes to a completely normal school, with students (The AlphaBitch Kate Sanders, [[TheDitz ditzy]] hottie Ethan Kraft), and friends (dependable but emotional Miranda Sanchez, TeenGenius David Gordon, aka Gordo). Her home life is completely stereotypical, with a NuclearFamily that consists of her gnome-loving dad, Sam; level-headed mom, Jo, and bratty brother, Matt.

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Meet Lizzie [=McGuire=], a completely normal 13-year old girl, living a completely normal life. She goes to a completely normal school, with students (The AlphaBitch Kate Sanders, [[TheDitz ditzy]] hottie Ethan Kraft), and friends (dependable but emotional Miranda Sanchez, and TeenGenius David Gordon, aka Gordo). Her home life is completely stereotypical, with a NuclearFamily that consists of her gnome-loving dad, Sam; level-headed mom, Jo, and bratty brother, Matt.



This (and the transformation of Music/HilaryDuff into an IdolSinger) managed to keep this series on Creator/DisneyChannel for a full 65 episodes, from January 2001 to February 2004. It is commonly {{misblamed}} for being the first of Disney's tween sitcoms geared toward a more suburban audience, when the first was really ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''...and even then, that show wasn't the last ''not'' produced by that one company known as [[Series/HannahMontana It's]] [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody a]] [[Series/SonnyWithAChance Laugh]] [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Productions]] (the last Disney Channel show produced outside of It's a Laugh was ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'').

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This (and the transformation of Music/HilaryDuff into an IdolSinger) managed to keep this series on Creator/DisneyChannel become one of Creator/DisneyChannel's biggest hits, airing for a full 65 episodes, episodes from January 2001 to February 2004. It is commonly {{misblamed}} for being the first of Disney's tween sitcoms geared toward a more suburban audience, when the first was really ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''...and even then, that show wasn't the last ''not'' produced by that one company known as [[Series/HannahMontana It's]] [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody a]] [[Series/SonnyWithAChance Laugh]] [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Productions]] (the last Disney Channel show produced outside of It's a Laugh was ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'').



* AdultsAreUseless: Averted in a few places (usually with Jo), particuarly "Lizzie's Eleven".

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* AdultsAreUseless: Averted in a few places (usually with Jo), particuarly particularly "Lizzie's Eleven".



-->'''Miranda:''' Parker is such a witch...

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-->'''Miranda:''' Parker is such a witch...[[WitchWithACapitalB witch]]...



* JustFriends: Gordo to ObliviousToLove Lizzie. She's so oblivious it takes The AlphaBitch informing her before she realises.
** Just as the series as a whole was something of a watershed and lead to multiple new shows that were more serialised and included developing romance arcs, it also paved the way for more JustFriends relationships in the shows that followed: Series/ICarly (Which itself is {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}'s AlternateCompanyEquivalent), Series/{{Zoey 101}}, Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide, Series/PhilOfTheFuture, Series/ANTFarm, and WesternAnimation such as WesternAnimation/KimPossible and WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom all contain such relationships between the main character and a best friend and all came after ''Lizzie [=McGuire=]'' ended.

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* JustFriends: Gordo to ObliviousToLove Lizzie. She's so oblivious it takes The AlphaBitch informing her before she realises.
realizes.
** Just as the series as a whole was something of a watershed and lead to multiple new shows that were more serialised serialzed and included developing romance arcs, it also paved the way for more JustFriends relationships in the shows that followed: Series/ICarly (Which itself is {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}'s AlternateCompanyEquivalent), Series/{{Zoey 101}}, Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide, Series/PhilOfTheFuture, Series/ANTFarm, and WesternAnimation such as WesternAnimation/KimPossible and WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom all contain such relationships between the main character and a best friend and all came after ''Lizzie [=McGuire=]'' ended.
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