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“Twin-A-Rooney”
Season 1, Episode 1
Liv and maddie pilot 2
Information
Air Date

July 19, 2013

Prod. Code

101

Writer(s)

John D. Beck & Ron Hart

Director

Andy Fickman

Episode Guide
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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 first episode of the series. It received 5.8 million total viewers, which is the second highest ratings in Disney Channel show preview history.[1]

Overview

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

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Quotes

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.


Trivia

  • This is the pilot episode.
  • This episode had 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 featured in this episode.
  • Liv dresses up as Maddie and uses her catch phrase.
  • According to Zap2It, this episode is called "Twinsconsin" a play on the state the show takes place in, Wisconsin.[2]
  • Liv (Dove Cameron) sings the opening theme song and a cover of Imagine Dragons' song "On Top of the World".

International Premieres

  • 19 July, 2013 (Canada)
  • 7 October, 2013 (UK & Ireland)
  • 11 October, 2013 (Australia & New Zealand)
  • 7 December, 2013 (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania)
  • 20 December, 2013 (Scandinavia)
  • 21 December, 2013 (Italy)
  • 31 December, 2013 (Latin America)
  • 7 January, 2014 (France)
  • 10 January, 2014 (Singapore)
  • 31 January 2014 (Spain & Portugal)
  • 7 February 2014 (Netherlands)

Production Information

  • This was the first episode to be filmed of the series.
  • During production, the episode was originally titled "Twinsconsin." [3]

Reception

  • "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").[4]

Gallery

Liv and Maddie promotional pic 4
To view the Twin-A-Rooney gallery, click here.


Video Gallery

"Liv And Maddie" Exclusive, Sneak Peek Clip - "Sisters by chance, friends by choice"Liv And Maddie" Exclusive, Sneak Peek Clip - "Sisters by chance, friends by choice."(00:51)
"Liv and Maddie" - "Sisters by chance, friends by choice."
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"Liv and Maddie" Official Promo (HD)"Liv and Maddie" Official Promo (HD).(01:31)
"Liv and Maddie" - Series Promo.
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Credits

Created by
John D. Beck
Ron Hart
Executive Producer
John D. Beck
Ron Hart
Producers
John D. Beck
Ron Hart
Andy Fickman
Betsy Sullenger
John Peaslee
Writer(s)
John D. Beck
Ron Hart
Director
Andy Fickman
Co-Producer(s)
Unknown
Associate Producer(s)
Unknown
Associate Director
Unknown
Director of Photography
Unknown
Production Designer
Unknown
Edited By
Unknown
Unit Production Manager
Unknown
First Assistant Director
Unknown
Second Assistant Director
Unknown
Casting By
Unknown
Costume Designer
Unknown

References

Episodes
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-Rooney

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