Mom's Best Friend
Season 02, Episode 03
Mom's Best Friend
Air Date March 8, 2002
Writer Tim Maile & Douglas Tuber
Director Steve De Jarnatt
Previous El Oro De Montezuma
Next The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire

Mom's Best Friend is the third episode of Lizzie McGuire's second series.

Summary Edit

Lizzie and her mom become best friends after reading a book in social studies. She even convinces Gordo and Miranda to bond well with their parents. But in the end, Lizzie realizes that it would take some time to be more intimate with her mom. Meanwhile, Matt and Lanny find a chimp which creates havoc in the house, for which they both are blamed.

Plot Edit

Mr. Dig assigns Lizzie a report on a book about a mother-daughter relationship. Lizzie loves the book and decides that she and her mom should become closer friends. Jo McGuire goes along with it and Gordo and Miranda are surprised when Lizzie brings her mom to the Digital Bean to "hang out!" Mother and daughter are enjoying their new relationship until Jo confides in Lizzie about some problems she was unaware of: Nana and Grandpa Chuck are having marital troubles and her dad was once in some tax trouble (he was mistaken for Bill Gates and supposedly owed the government $618 million!) All of a sudden Lizzie knows more than she wants to.

Miranda and Gordo decide to follow Lizzie's example and get closer to their parents. Lizzie starts to avoid her mom a little bit, but Jo tracks her down and tells her that Nana and her grandpa worked out their problems. Lizzie admits that she was freaked out by some of the things her mom told her. Jo apologizes and they both decide that maybe they should wait a few years before being so intimate with each other. Gordo and Miranda agree: it's nice being close to their parents, but they both have their own worlds to live in.

Elsewhere, Matt and Lanny are looking for something new to do when--surprise!--a chimpanzee jumps in through the window! The animal messes up the house and quickly departs, leaving Matt and Lanny to take the blame for the mess. When it happens again, the boys realize they must catch this "evil" chimp, and they set a trap--using Matt's dad Sam for bait! Write a Recap »