Grandma-A-Rooney is the sixth episode in season 3 of Liv & Maddie. It aired on October 25, 2015 and received 1.8 total viewers.


Grandma Janice visits the Rooney family to present her granddaughter Liv with the "Porcupine of the Year Award." But, Maddie grows suspicious that it's Janice's twin, Great-Aunt Hillary who's actually visiting and pulling a switcheroo.

Episode Summary


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Special Guest Star

Memorable Quotes



  • Patty Duke was famous for playing look-alike cousins Patty and Cathy Lane on the 1963-66 ABC sitcom The Patty Duke Show.
  • Many say Liv & Maddie is a modern-day successor to The Patty Duke Show.
  • This episode was written by real-life twin Sylvia Green.
  • This episode did not air in August on Disney Channel by references. SPARF-a-Ronney and Champ-a-Rooney did air though.
  • Although it was shot for Season 2, the episode premiered in Season 3, which explains why the characters looked so much younger than they did back in season 2.
L&M 3-6; Patty Duke Memorial Title Card

Shown only in reruns from April 2, 19, and 28, 2016.

  • At the end Maddie says "What a crazy pair!" which is a reference to a line the Patty and Cathy show's theme song.
  • Janice and Hilary thought they were their grandma's favorite.
  • This episode was Grandma Janice's only appearance because of Patty Duke's death on March 29, 2016.
  • This was Patty Duke's final television role before her death.
  • The comet's prediction of Joey and Willow ending up together as they were both under the apex comes true by the end of the season.


  • Willow's hair is much longer than it was in Cowbell-A-Rooney. It couldn't have grown that fast. This is due to the fact that the episode was originally intended for Season 2.


Liv & Maddie Season 4 Promotional Photo
To view the Grandma-A-Rooney gallery, click here.



Season 1
Twin-A-RooneyTeam-A-RooneySleep-A-RooneySteal-A-RooneyKang-A-RooneySkate-A-RooneyDodge-A-RooneyBrain-A-RooneySweet 16-A-RooneyFa La La La-A-RooneySwitch-A-RooneyDump-A-RooneyMove-A-RooneySlump-A-RooneyMoms-A-RooneyShoe-A-RooneyHowl-A-RooneyFlashback-A-RooneyBFF-A-RooneySong-A-RooneySpace-Werewolf-A-Rooney
Season 2
Premiere-A-RooneyPottery-A-RooneyHelgaween-A-RooneyKathy Kan-A-RooneyMatch-A-RooneyHoops-A-RooneyNew Year's Eve-A-RooneyBro-Cave-A-RooneyUpcycle-A-RooneyRate-A-RooneyDetention-A-RooneyMuffler-A-RooneyGift-A-RooneyNeighbors-A-RooneyRepeat-A-RooneyCook-A-RooneyProm-A-RooneyFlugelball-A-RooneyBand-A-RooneyVideo-A-RooneyTriangle-A-RooneyFrame-A-RooneySPARF-A-RooneyChamp-A-Rooney
Season 3
Continued-A-RooneyVoltage-A-RooneyCo-Star-A-RooneyHaunt-A-RooneyCowbell-A-RooneyGrandma-A-RooneyMeatball-A-RooneyAsk Her More-A-RooneyRidgewood-A-RooneyCoach-A-RooneySecret-Admirer-A-RooneyVive-La-RooneyDream-A-RooneyHome Run-A-RooneyScoop-A-RooneyChoose-A-RooneyFriend-A-RooneySkyVolt-A-RooneyCaliforni-A-Rooney
Season 4
Sorta-Sisters-A-RooneyLinda and Heather-A-RooneyScare-A-RooneySing It Louder!!-A-RooneySlumber Party-A-RooneyCali Christmas-A-RooneyStand-Up-A-RooneyRoll Model-A-RooneyFalcon-A-RooneyEx-A-RooneyTiny House-A-RooneyBig Break-A-RooneySing It Live-A-RooneyVoice-A-RooneyEnd-A-Rooney

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