Look out, the Rooney's are talking over California!

Californi-A-Rooney is the twentieth episode in Season 3 of Liv and Maddie and is part 2 of the Season 3 finale. It aired on June 19th 2016.


In the season three finale, Liv and Maddie get into a big disagreement while trying to figure out if they’ll be together for the next four years or be going their separate ways. [1]

Episode Summary


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


Joey: Why did you stop, Parker? I just got a face full of your butt!
Liv: Liv and Maddie California style!
Maddie: Look out, the Rooneys are talking over California!
The Rooneys: Bam what?!
Parker: This shall not stand.
Parker: The Parker Tunnels are an oasis from the cyclone of blonde drama above.


  • This is part 2 of the season 3 finale.
  • This is the last episode of the series to feature the Rooney's house in Wisconsin, because they move to Hollywood, Los Angeles at the end of this episode.
  • This episode and SkyVolt-A-Rooney are enormous finales.[2]
  • Karen ultimately discovers the unstable foundation Parker used to keep the house up, which was a major plot point in Ask Her More-A-Rooney.
  • This and SkyVolt-A-Rooney are the second 2 part episodes in Season 3 after Scoop-A-Rooney and Choose-A-Rooney.
  • This episode was filmed on December 4th, 2015.
  • This and SkyVolt-A-Rooney is similar to the Hannah Montana season 3 2-part finale, Miley Says Goodbye?, because Liv (Miley) has to make a decision to either stay in Wisconsin (L.A.) or go back to L.A. (Tennessee) and leave Maddie (Lilly) behind, but they move to Malibu anyway. Coincidentally, both are the season 3 finale and are two-parters, being the 19th and 20th episodes of the season.
  • Flashbacks from Twin-A-Rooney, Bro-Cave-A-Rooney, Shoe-A-Rooney, Flashback-A-Rooney, Premiere-A-Rooney, Muffler-A-Rooney, Haunt-A-Rooney, and Song-A-Rooney are shown.
  • Aunt Dena is introduced in this episode, after only being mentioned on the show previously.
  • This is the first appearance of the new beach house set. It's a very similar set used in Hannah Montana, which had a beach house set and both sets are the main setting for the first three seasons before going to a new set in the fourth season.
  • Because the Rooneys' house was destroyed in this episode, the main locations will move to Los Angeles in Season 4.
  • Liv and Maddie have their first serious fight in this episode.
  • Shelby Wulfert described this episode as "amazing".[3]
  • This is officially the final appearance of the Rooney house in Wisconsin, and it is never used again. However, it might be shown in flashbacks in season 4.
  • Kali Rocha has described this episode as "mind-blowing".[4]
  • Flashbacks are shown, with the extended version of "Better in Stereo" playing in the background. The flashbacks feature scenes from the pilot to SkyVolt-A-Rooney.
  • Despite Maddie being at Aunt Dena's beach house for a few days, no mention is made of Ruby until season 4. It was revealed that she spent the summer in Africa on a safari with Grandma Janice.
  • Just like the season 2 finale, this ends with a blunder Joey makes that leads to events in the next season.
  • Dena and Liv both mention actor Mathew McConaughey.
  • Josh is seen in a flashback as Garrison from SkyVolt-A-Rooney, although he isn't actually in the episode.
  • A picture of Grandma Janice can be seen near the couch, appearing in focus many times. This is likely done as a tribute to her actress, the late Patty Duke.
  • This is the last appearance of Pete Rooney.[5]
  • The Kathy Kan lunch box was seen when Parker and Joey went to the Parker Tunnels.
  • At one point Parker says "This shall not stand" in possible foreshadowing.
  • In Parker Hollow, there is also one of Maddie's crutches from her knee injury supporting the wall.
  • At the time this episode was filmed, the show had not yet been renewed for a 4th season. The showrunners decided to go big with this finale in case it was the last.
  • One of the scenes used in the "Previously on Liv and Maddie" sequence at the beginning of the episode was an outtake from SkyVolt-A-Rooney.


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