Jack of All Trades

Jack of All Trades

Episode Information
Episode 6
Air Date February 23, 2001
Written by Trish Baker
Directed by Savage Steve Holland
Production Code 106
Episode Guide
Previous I've Got Rhythmic
Next Aaron Carter's Coming to Town

Jack of All Trades is the sixth episode of the first season of Lizzie McGuire.


Gordo is sure that Mr. Pettus is giving him "B"s instead of "A"s because Pettus doesn't like him. His state of mind isn't helped any when the teacher gives the class an aptitude test which shows that Gordo is best suited to be a blackjack dealer.

To prove that Mr. Pettus has it in for him, Gordo convinces Lizzie to turn in his science project with her name on it and vice versa, which ends up having disastrous results. Also, Matt adopts a hip-hop attitude and insists that everyone call him "M-Dogg."


  • This episode was filmed from October 8 - 12, 2000. The clapboard on the blooper reel at the end of the episode is dated October 12, 2000.
  • This is one of only three episodes with only one guest star. The other two are "The Courtship of Miranda Sanchez" and "Grand Ole Grandma."


  • When Mr. McGuire passes Matt the bread, a slice of bread falls out of the basket. In the next shot, the basket appears to completely full again.
  • When Lizzie's marker runs out of ink she is trying to write the letter 'a' but in the wide shots, which come later, it isn't there.
  • Nitpick: If Gordo is so smart how come he didn't know the real meaning behind the career aptitude test. He thought it was a type of job placement test until Mr. Pettus told him.
  • When Gordo, Miranda, and Lizzie are talking in the hall after Gordo says the Bill Gates remark, Miranda first has a 3-ringed binder and a book with the binder on the outside. The next scene it switches. Then the book switched all together.
  • When Lizzie and Miranda are trying to look through the transom over the door into Mr. Pettus' class, Miranda picks up Lizzie and boosts her up, holding Lizzie's feet in her hands. When that doesn't work, Lizzie suggests that she stand on Miranda's shoulders. This time it works, and Lizzie gets up to the window level, only she's not on Miranda's shoulders; once again, Miranda is holding Lizzie's feet in her hands just like before.
  • When Miranda reaches under her desk and says, "I feel gum," she's holding a pencil in her right hand. The next quick-cut shot shows a right hand (presumably hers!) under the table feeling some stuck-on gum--with no pencil. Then the shot immeditely switches back to Miranda with the pencil in hand again.
  • As Lizzie is about to leave the classroom after Gordo's brain explodes, her face is almost totally covered in slime, but when she enters the hallway her face has almost no slime on it.
  • Lizzie and Miranda are shown wearing the same clothes to school on two different days close together. Now, of course this is entirely possible, but the two girls are very clothes-conscious and never do this on any other episode! In the first scene at school, Lizzie wears a dark green print top with the number "2" on the chest and a lighter green print pair of hip-huggers while Miranda wears a yellow long-sleeved T with a purple sleeveless top over it. Later during the scene where the brain blows up in class, the girls are wearing those same outfits. Gordo, however, is in different clothes! To confuse things even further, Lizzie wears a lighter green printed top in a scene in between the other two (when she's making the brain poster.) Also, Lizzie wears the same outfit described above at dinner on the two different days--and so does her mom Jo, who wears a white top and a peach jacket. But in the dinner scenes, Matt and Mr. McGuire both have on different clothes in each!
  • In a scene at the McGuire house, Lizzie puts on her backpack, which is unzipped. A few seconds later a shot from behind her shows the backpack is zipped up.
  • When Gordo is talking with Mr. Pettus after his brain project explodes, he has a piece of green slime on his shoulder that keeps disappearing and reappearing from shot to shot. In one shot it can be seen rolling down his shirt sleeve. The same thing keeps happening after he leaves the classroom and is talking with Lizzie and Miranda in the hall. The goop keeps falling off of, then reappearing, on Mr. Pettus as well.
  • Continuity: It's revealed that Lizzie wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 7 years old. In "Over the Hill," she again lists veterinarian as a possible life work. Gordo mentions the "dead frog" that he put in Mr. Pettus' pocket in "When Moms Attack."

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