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Kang-A-Rooney is the fifth episode in season 1 of Liv and Maddie. It aired on October 6, 2013 and received 3.2 million total viewers.


When Joey is too nervous to talk to the new girl at school, Maddie decides to help him practice on a girl in a kangaroo costume, who happens to be Liv, and the plan backfires when Joey ends up crushing on her instead. Meanwhile, Parker booby-traps the house to protect one of the family’s most prized Halloween decorations from being stolen. 

Episode Summary


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Memorable Quotes

Ocean: It's my favorite day of the school year. Except all the days I get to come here and learn.
Liv: Ocean, don't repeat that. Other people don't get you in a way that I barely do.
Diggie: Sup, Rooney?

Maddie: Sup, Diggie?
Diggie: Got your costume ready for Screamfest?
Maddie: You know I do. I got this really cool knight costume and it is going to melt your face off!
Diggie: Sweet. Hey I'll go as that too then, maybe we could win the couples' costume contest?
Maddie: Yeah, okay...

Diggie: Er, and you know when I mean couple I mean the contest category and... well you get it.
Diggie and Maddie: WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

Maddie: Er, I'm a knight. We said we were gonna be knights.
Diggie: Oh, I thought you meant like 'the night'.
Maddie: Are you kidding? We're never going to be able to enter the couples' contest now.
Diggie: No, sure we can. We're a couple of k/nights! Hah.

Maddie: Yep, that is us. A couple, haha, of k/nights. Hah, if there was one more of us we'd be a few! But there's not because we're a couple of k/nights!
Joey: I hope this isn't kangarude but I can't help wondering if trapped inside that kangaroo is a stoned cold fox!
Maddie: Bam! What-have I done?


  • This episode preview aired before the preview of the previous episode, Steal-A-Rooney.
  • This episode is part of Disney Channel's Monstober 2013.
  • This marks Diggie's first appearance since Twin-A-Rooney.
  • This marks Ocean's second appearance and final appearance due to Cozi Zuelsdorff landing a part on Mighty Med.
  • This is the first time that someone who isn't a main character has a confessional.
  • Joey dresses up as Elvis Presley and wears his 70's white jumpsuit.
  • For some TV providers, this episode is mistakenly listed as "Haunt-a-Rooney."
  • Joey mentioned Maroon 5 in this episode.
  • This episode was in production the week of May 15, 2013.
  • This episode was originally titled Hallo-whoops!
  • Liv dressed up as a kangaroo and called herself "Sandy", from Australia. This might have been a reference to the movie, "Grease", because the female lead was called Sandy and she came from Australia.
  • The title of this episode is a reference to Kangaroo with a ney added to it.
  • When Joey said ''It's just too little, too late", he referenced JoJo's song "Too Little, Too Late".


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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