|“||Don't ever turn off your competitive fire. Its one of the things I like most about you.||”|
Maddie and Josh go on their first date. Liv and Holden try to help Parker pass his show choir class.
- Dove Cameron as Liv and Maddie Rooney
- Joey Bragg as Joey Rooney
- Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Parker Rooney
- Kali Rocha as Karen Rooney
- Lucas Adams as Josh Willcox
- Jennifer Candy as Jen
- Jordan Fisher as Holden Dippledorf
- Emmy Buckner as Liv #2
- Shelby Wulfert as Maddie #2
- Mike Greenberg as Radio Announcer
- Wesley Mann as Mr. Bell
- Marisa Davila as Choir Member #1
- Parissa Koo as Choir Member #2
- Garrett Boyd as Choir Member #3
- Andy Kim as Choir Member #4
- Brandon Crawford as Himself
- Esteben Cueto as Daktron (uncredited)
Joey: (to Maddie) You've come to me as an example of masculinity? Let me just take a second to blush.
Josh: Maddie, seriously, I'm having such a great time.
Maddie: (blushes, smiles, bites lip) Yeah, me too.
(Josh slowly reaches for Maddie's hand, they grip hands tighter, and Maddie snuggles into Josh for several seconds.)
Josh: (to Maddie) Don't ever turn off your competitive fire. It's one of the things I like most about you.
Josh: Spit in my eye and call me a duckling!
- This is the first episode in the whole series involving baseball.
- Since Maddie won tree house horse in Vive-La-Rooney, she has to plan a date.
- Parker is about to fail one of his high school courses.
- Mike Greenberg is the co-host (with Mike Golic) of the daily sports talk radio show Mike & Mike on ESPN2.
- Brandon Crawford from the Giants makes an appearance.
- This is part 4 of the Mosh Arc.
- Josh and Maddie share their first hug in this episode.
- Brandon is Josh's favourite player.
- The fictional baseball stadium was named "George Nimbus Stadium," obviously after an ancestor of Johnny Nimbus.
- The episodes - Cowbell-A-Rooney, Secret-Admirer-A-Rooney, and Vive-La-Rooney - are all referenced in this episode by Maddie and Josh.
- Wesley Mann also played another teacher ("Mr. Lawler"), who frequently used to spit when he spoke in the former Disney Channel sitcom "That's So Raven."
- This episode was the second most watched program the week it aired.
- It is confirmed that Josh and Maddie are officially dating.
- Holden and Liv have their first cutaway together.
- This episode is about baseball, which is what Lucas Adams plays in real-life.
- It's shown in this episode that Parker can sing quite well.
- This episode aired on October 13, 2016 in the UK.
- In the UK plot, just Josh and Maddie's plot is mentioned, without the subplot of Liv and Holden helping Parker.
- Maddie asked Joey what guys liked to do for a first date, but she dated Diggie, so she should have had some kind of idea. But then, Diggie and Josh are very different people.
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