Trivia: Lizzie McGuire

Trivia Tropes:

  • Acting for Two: In The Movie, Isabella Parigi is portrayed by Hilary Duff, but some sources say Haylie Duff (Hilary's sister) provided the singing voice.
  • Actor Allusion: One is made with David and Robert Carradine in the episode where Gordo and Matt make a kung fu movie.
  • Dawson Casting:
    • 17-year old Adam Lamberg as Gordo; because he hit puberty late, he is actually able to pass as a 12-year old pretty convincingly in the pilot, and he managed to remain shorter than Lizzie and Miranda all the way through to the end.
    • 18-year old Kyle Downes as middle schooler Larry Tudgeman. Made more Egregious by the fact that, in the previous series he was in (the Retroactive Recognition-palooza Higher Ground), he was cast as a troubled high schooler.
    • Also comes up in Conversational Troping when Miranda acts in a school play:
    Animated Lizzie: Wow, Miranda's officially in love with acting. Maybe when she's thirty years old, she can play a teenager on Dawson's Creek.
  • Defictionalization: In one episode, Lizzie was inspired to spend more time with her mother after reading a novel titled The Orchids and Gumbo Poker Club for a school assignment. Disney later published an actual novel with that title, with notes from Lizzie included in the margins.
  • Fake Nationality: Lalaine (Miranda) is actually of Filipino descent.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Miranda's a Potential?
    • Also, Lizzie is the granddaughter of Data. note 
    • Matt was in a commercial directed by Sylar.
    • Ray's mother is Gordo's grandmother.
    • Caine taught Matt martial arts.
    • The principal would later go on to run a hotel.
    • Let's not forget that Miss Ungermeyer in The Movie is Lois Griffin.
    • Also in the movie, Paolo is Officer Garrett.
    • Lewis is Lizzie's dad.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Lizzie's German voice actress is also Azula.
  • Technology Marches On: In an earlier episode, Matt and Lanny try to raise the money to buy ninety-dollar walkie-talkies. A floppy disk and a VHS tape make appearances in the same episode.
    • Throughout the series, Lizzie, Miranda, and Gordo have landlines in their bedrooms rather than cell phones.
    • In Rumors, Lizzie and Miranda are chatting on a fake ICQ client while using Windows 98!
    • In "Lizzie and Kate's Big Adventure", Lizzie and Kate have to go to an Internet café in order to get DSL.
  • What Could Have Been: They seemed to be building up to a romance between Larry and Miranda before the latter left the show. The storyline where he hooks up with a minor recurring character was most likely originally for her. Also, Sara Paxton was also considered for the role of Lizzie.
    • There were plans to spin off a "Lizzie in high school" sitcom onto ABC, but never got to be produced, due to Hilary Duff leaving after the show's completion.
    • A pilot for an unaired spinoff series called "What's Stevie Thinking?" was allegedly shot (or at least written), concerning the adventures of Miranda's sister Stevie. Stevie was to be played by a very young Selena Gomez.
    • Towards the show's end, there was a contest for three girls to have animated versions of themselves to have a cameo with the animated Lizzie. The show ended before this could have happened.

Additional Trivia:

  • After the 9/11 terrorist attack, the clocks in Lizzie's school are set at 9:11 for the episode directly after it.