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Season 1, Episode 1
Liv and maddie pilot 2
Air Date

July 19, 2013

Prod. Code



John D. Beck & Ron Hart


Andy Fickman

Episode Guide


Twin-A-Rooney is the first episode in Season 1 of Liv and Maddie. It first aired in the United States on July 19, 2013 after the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie. The episode is the pilot episode of the series. It received 5.8 million total viewers, which is the second highest ratings in Disney Channel show preview history.[1]


In the preview episode, twin sisters Liv and Maddie at long last reunite when Liv returns home to Wisconsin after starring for four years in a hit musical television show, Sing It Loud!, in Hollywood. The Rooney sisters quickly realize their polar opposite personalities put their unbreakable twin bond to the test. While their parents play referee between Liv; a cool, confident, social butterfly who loves to sing, and Maddie; a smart, athletic, high school basketball star who opts for high tops over high heels, brothers Joey and Parker seize the opportunity to capitalize on the chaos and get away with as much as they can.

Episode Summary


Main Cast

Recurring Cast


Maddie: OK, returning fashionista, which glasses should I go with? Green? Purple?
Liv: If I were you, I'd go with contacts and a little bit of mascara.
Maddie: I am so glad you're home there is something I have been dying to talk to you about.

Liv: [gasps] This is about a boy!
Maddie: How do you know that?
Liv: When you get nervous you still play with that charm bracelet that I gave you. Anyway, back to the boy. Is he cute?
Maddie: Are you nosy and sparkly?

Liv: Ah! Then he is cute!
Joey: Let's put this TV in our room.

Parker: But Mom and Dad said that we can't have a TV in our room.

Joey: Mom and Dad who?
Diggie: So, Rooney Classic, what are you doing later?
Maddie: Um, stuff...
Joey: Yeah, no I know, I thought you were going to tell Maddie-

Liv: [Horn]
Joey: That you talked to Diggie-
Liv: [Horn]

Joey: About the dance...
Diggie: I said no because I knew it was Liv.

Maddie: What?

Diggie: Yeah, she, um didn't do that cute thing you do with your charm bracelet when you're nervous.
Joey: Vegas?
Parker: Vegas!


  • This is the pilot episode.
  • This episode aired as a series preview after the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Teen Beach Movie".
  • This marks the first appearance of all of the main characters.
  • Maddie's catch phrase "Bam! What?!" is introduced in this episode.
  • Liv dresses up as Maddie and uses her catch phrase
  • Liv (Dove Cameron) sings the opening theme song, and a cover of Imagine Dragons' song "On Top of the World".
  • Goof: In this episode, Maddie is said to be older but in "Sweet 16-A-Rooney", Liv is actually older.
  • This is the first episode to air on a Friday.
  • The original Pilot was filmed on June 27th, 2012. Over a year before it aired on TV.
  • The original tittle was "Twisconsin".

Featured Songs

Production Information

  • This was the first episode to be filmed of the series.
  • During production, the episode was originally titled "Twinsconsin." [2]


  • "Twin-A-Rooney" premiered at 9:45 p.m. on July 19, 2013 and  delivered 5.8 million Total Viewers, 3.2 million Kids 2-11, 2.7 million Kids 6-11 and 2.4 million Tweens, becoming the Disney Channel 's #2 series debut ever in Kids 6-11 and most-watched in Total Viewers in two and a half years - since 11/7/10 ("Shake It Up").[3]


Liv and Maddie promotional pic 5
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Video Gallery

Liv and Maddie Promotional Picture (3)
To view the Twin-A-Rooney video 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-RooneyHomerun-A-RooneyScoop-A-RooneyChoose-A-RooneyFriend-A-RooneySkyVolt-A-RooneyCaliforni-A-Rooney
Season 4
Sorta-Sisters-A-RooneyLinda and Heather-A-Rooney

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