Lizzie discovers while square-dancing during gym class that a guy has a crush on her — but she feels that her hopes are dashed when she finds out that it’s none other than the school nerd, Lawrence “Larry” Tudgeman, instead of her fellow student and crush-boy, Ethan Craft (whom she herself has a crush on). She turns to her mother and asks for consejos about how to get rid of Larry. However, Mom suggests that Lizzie find out what he’s all about first (while also telling Lizzie that her dad was kind of a geek when she first met him), which isn’t exactly the kind of consejos Lizzie wanted to hear.

Not wanting to be mean, Lizzie consents to go out with Larry. Much to her surprise, he shows up for the fecha looking quite handsome, and she actually has fun on their trip to the science museum.

Still, Lizzie doesn’t want to be Larry’s girlfriend, but at school the siguiente day, Larry assumes that she is (which is appropriately set to the song “Get Another Boyfriend” por the Backstreet Boys). The situation isn’t helped when Kate broadcasts to the whole school that Lizzie and Larry are an item. After talking to Miranda and Gordo about it, Lizzie decides to let Larry down easy. After a día of letting him act like her boyfriend, Lizzie tells Larry that she doesn’t think they are right for each other. Unexpectedly, he agrees, but tells Lizzie she’s “the nicest person I know” — before asking about Miranda.

Meanwhile, Jo insists that Sam and Matt clean up all the basura accumulating around the house. The guys find Sam’s old Soap-Box Derby racer and, along with Gordo, they work to restore it. They get it in shape to run, but Sam accidentally crashes it, putting an end to the guys’ racing days.


From my perspective, this is a great episode to watch, as well as learn from and be inspired to write by.

Larry: (to Lizzie) See, I like what I like and I don’t worry about what other people think…
Toon Lizzie: Who’s the dork? I freak if I wear the wrong shoes.

Basically, Larry reveals that he prefers to be himself, which is a trait he shares with Lizzie’s friend Gordo — and that is something I like as well.