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...After 4 years of being on television and saying things like, 'I love the surprise ending of Titanic', people think I'm dumb in real-life.

Brain-A-Rooney is the eighth episode in season 1 of Liv and Maddie. It aired on November 10, 2013 and received 3.0 million total viewers.


Ridgewood High is hosting the annual "Brain Olympics," and Joey is intent on forming a team in hopes of winning. Liv, in an effort to shed part her Stephanie Einstein image, convinces Joey to let her join the team. In competition, each team has to build a machine that can ultimately paint a picture on a canvas, but when Joey thinks Liv is not smart enough for the task, Liv decides to build her own. Meanwhile, Maddie holds a yard sale to raise funds for the French Club's trip to Montreal, and a priceless childhood memory accidentally gets sold.

Episode Summary


Main Cast

Recurring Cast


Memorable Quotes

Artie: I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over the deafening sound of my own epicness, BOOM!

Joey: Hey! That's my line!

Artie: But, I make it work.
Willow: Hey Joey.
Joey: Hey Willow... dear..
Artie: These uniforms are pretty sweet, huh?
Liv: Ugh, I feel like a mix between Barney and a NASCAR driver.
Karen, confessional: Oh, I was gonna heal something. It was time for Maddie to get some schooling!
Maddie: But that's because I was trying to get her to stop being a wack-a-doo! Have you never had to look into the eyes of a wack-a-doo?!?
Willow: Not until right now!


  • Tenzing Norgay Trainor (Parker Rooney) didn’t appear in this episode. This was his first and only episode absent in the whole of Liv and Maddie.
  • This is the first episode where Liv and Maddie don't interact at all.
    • Their body doubles, however, were erroneously credited.
  • It's revealed that Liv portrayed Stephanie Einstein in Sing It Loud!.
  • Due to the rise of the terrorist group of the same name, the episode was edited after its premiere so that Karen would call her cat toilet brush holder "Aces" instead of "Isis".
  • References are made to Titanic, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and Barney the Dinosaur.
  • This episode is similar to Austin & Ally's "Dancers & Ditzes", as Ally (Liv) wants to stop being known as a "sweet piano-playing singer" (dumb blonde) and wants to put up a dancing routine (participate in the Brain Olympics), while Austin, Trish and Dez (Joey) underestimate her efforts, even though at the end, she proves them wrong.
  • Liv trying to prove to Joey that she’s smart enough to compete in the Brain-Olympics is a reference to the 2001 movie Legally Blonde when Elle was trying to prove to her boyfriend Warner that she was smart enough to be in Harvard Law School and that she was more than just a pretty face.


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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-RooneyJoy To-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