|“||You got any wolf in you, Rooney?!||”|
— Fangs in Howl-A-Rooney
Liv is told that the coveted role of Tristan in “Space Werewolves” has been narrowed down to herself and two other famous actors. To help her prepare for her audition, she has invited "Fangs" -- a girl who wrote a book about being raised by wolves -- to help get into her character. Fangs finds success with roughening up Liv, but struggles with teaching her to howl. Meanwhile, Maddie hopes for more alone time with Diggie. When Joey discovers that Diggie has signed them up for breakdancing lessons, Maddie suggests Joey attend them instead. 
The episode opens with Joey and Parker on the couch playing a food guessing game. Joey hands Parker a drink blended with foods, Parker drinks it, and then guesses what things were blended in it. Parker successfully guesses everything that’s in it and Joey praises him for it. Then, Liv runs in excitedly and tells the boys that she is one of the three actors left up for the role of Tristan Lycanth in “Space Werewolves,” a movie based off of one of Joey and Parker’s favorite comics. Joey and Parker are both very excited and share their excitement in confessionals. Joey explains the comic and Parker tells the audience that if Liv gets the role, Tristan’s gender will be changed to a girl. But when Liv tells them she is up against Ryan Gosling and Vin Diesel, the two get a worried feeling.
In the next scene, Diggie goes up to Maddie at school and tells her he signed the two up for break dancing since they wanted to start doing more “couple-y” things together. But breakdancing really isn’t Maddie’s thing and she doesn’t think it’s all that romantic. Joey comes into the conversation and says he actual likes breakdancing. So Maddie suggests that Joey and Diggie take the class together and then Maddie and Diggie can figure out something they want to do together. Joey loves the idea and declares to Diggie that they are now “Breaking Boys.”
In the next scene, Joey and Parker are playing the food guessing game again in the living room and Parker is guessing what is in a sandwich Joey made. Parker nails it and then Liv comes, telling the boys how she is preparing for their role of Tristan, by reading a book written by a teenage girl raised by wolves. Joey and Parker tell Liv that Diesel got fangs surgically implanted in his mouth and Gosling has been eating road kill to prepare, all because they want the role so bad. This worries Liv so she enlists more help from the boys to prepare. They tell Liv she’ll need to work on her wolf howl which Liv doesn’t do too well at when she tries, putting too much of her Liv personality into it and singing most of it.
In the next scene, Diggie is taking the breakdancing lesson in the Rooney backyard with the instructor, Q-Pop. Joey excitedly enters. Both Diggie and Joey are excited to take the lesson but when Q-Pop asks to see them do the robot, they don’t do too well. Q-Pop decides to start them off with “finding the beat” which is snapping and rocking back and forth. But Joey doesn’t even know how to snap.
Next, Joey and Parker are again playing guess that food and Parker is licking a popsicle stick of frozen mustard, guessing where it came from and what is was dipped in. Immediately after, the doorbell rings and Liv tells the boys while running to the door that she hired Fangs, the wolf girl who wrote the book, to help her tap into her inner werewolf. Fangs (played by Laura Marano) arrives at the door mailed in a cage. Liv introduces herself and offers her hand to Fangs for her to sniff since she read in her book that to get used to a new person she has to smell them. Fangs crawls out of the cage and then sniffs the boys. Fangs is pleasured that she was called to help Liv as she never misses a chance to make sure wolves are accurately portrayed in the media. Fangs begins to motivate Liv into getting strong like a wolf and asks her to howl. But Liv does the same singing howl as before which displeases Fangs. Fangs tells Liv she is going to live, eat, hunt, and poop like a wolf. Parker offers to show Liv how to poop like a wolf but Fangs declines. She welcomes Liv to her wolf pack by licking her.
Fangs and Liv are Liv and Maddie’s room. Fangs gets an itch on her back tells Liv to help a wolf out a scratch which Liv hesitantly does. Liv reveals in a confessional that Fangs is “cray-cray” but she believes that she will really help her out. Back in the room, Fangs lays leaves all over Liv’s bed and rolls around in it. She tells Liv to do the same. Liv sits on the leaves and barely moves around. Fangs tells Liv that if she really wants to ace the audition, she’s going to have to go full wolf. To get Liv to get wolfy, Fangs snatches Liv’s belt and puts it in her mouth. She tells Liv to come and get it. The two fiercely wrestle for the belt, pulling it from their mouths. Maddie walks in, tells them she’ll get the hose after seeing the two then walks out.
Joey and Diggie walk towards Maddie’s locker at Ridgewood High sharing earbuds. Maddie sees them and calls it cute. Diggie tells her that Q-Pop told them “you gotta dare to share.” Maddie then tells Diggie that they hadn’t had much time to hang out lately and asks if he wants to get some froyo after school. Diggie can’t because he has a dance lesson. Diggie and Joey then do a break dance in the middle of the hall. Annoyed, Maddie leaves.
Liv and Fangs enter the kitchen acting very wolf life after a good training session chasing ducks. Fangs grabs food out of the fridge, the two dive it into the ground and then eat it from there. Karen comes in and annoyed by their behavior, sarcastically asks if they were raised by wolves. Liv gestures towards Fangs to remind her mother that she actually was. Karen apologizes and quickly leaves. Liv then tells Fangs that she thinks she is ready for the audition but Fangs tells her that she still needs to improve her howl as it is the heart and soul of the wolf. Fangs does a few demonstration howls. But when Liv howls, she adds the same singing ending like she always has. Fangs doesn’t think Liv is taking it seriously so she quits. Liv, who is offended, lets Fangs quit and pretends to throw a chicken leg out the door to get Fangs to run out.
In the next scene, Liv is at a studio for her audition. She auditions a scene as Tristan Lycanth but without a wolf howl. The director gets annoys because of that so he asks Liv to do it again with the howl and this of course worries Liv. The scene transitions over to Q-Pop in the Rooney backyard with Diggie and Joey. He is proud of them because of how improved they got. Maddie then enters in break dance type clothing calling herself “Mix Master Maddie”. She tells Diggie that she realized that being in a couple means doing things they both enjoy doing so she met up with Q-Pop and learned some moves. Maddie then does an incredible break dance and everyone is blown away. Diggie kicks Joey out of the class and Maddie takes his place.
Back at the studio, Liv is stalling from doing the howl. Fangs enters and does a howl herself. She introduces herself to the casting crew and tells herself she would like to audition for Tristan. Liv tells Fangs to leave but Fangs only starts to aggravate Liv, telling her a wolf gets what it wants and she wants the role. Liv gets so aggravated with Fangs she ends up belting out a phenomenal howl. The crew takes a moment to discuss and then Fangs reveals to Liv it was all part of her plan. She knew that if she threatened Liv’s territory, her inner wolf would come out. Liv is super happy and proud of herself. Fangs said her howl sounded like her mother. Liv then licks Fangs face and the two howl together.
Back at the Rooney house, at night, the rest of the Rooneys are anxious for Liv to come home and tell them about how it went. Liv comes in looking upset and the family thinks she didn’t get the role. But then Liv surprises the family and tells them she got the part. They all jump for joy and Liv hugs Maddie. Pete suggests that the family parties and Karen and Pete do their party dance. But Liv tells them she’s pretty tired and decides she’s just going to go to bed. Instead of going upstairs like normal, she lays in Fangs cage left by the door and goes to sleep. The family looks at her for a second, confused, and then they continue to party.
- Dove Cameron as Liv and Maddie Rooney
- Joey Bragg as Joey Rooney
- Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Parker Rooney
- Kali Rocha as Karen Rooney
- Benjamin King as Pete Rooney
- Laura Marano as Emmy "Fangs" Wulfert
- Kel Mitchell as Q-Pop
- Fahim Anwar as Director
- David J. Wurmlinger as Delivery Man
- Laura Marano and Kel Mitchell are two special guest stars on this episode.
- This episode is about Liv getting the part of Tristan in the movie Space Werewolves, this was previously mentioned in Switch-A-Rooney and Slump-A-Rooney.
- The full name of Fangs, Emmy Wulfert, is a mix of the names of the two doubles of Dove, Emmy Buckner and Shelby Wulfert.
- This episode is part of Disney Channel's "What the What?!? Weekend".
- Laura Marano was filming the Austin & Ally episode "Critics & Confidence" at the same time as this episode was being shot.
- Laura Marano is the second major guest star after Dwight Howard.
- When Maddie's break-dancing, she finishes with her hair messed up and then a second later, she turns around and it sits perfectly. It makes it clear that there was a stunt-person doing this.
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