|“||I need you to go flirt with our brother!||”|
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.
It's Halloween, and Ridgewood High is hosting its annual "Halloween Screamfest". Maddie gets invited to join the couples costume contest by her crush, and the pair has difficulty reading into the outing. Joey is interested in the new girl at school and Maddie suggests that he practice talking to other girls before approaching his crush. Unbeknownst to him, the first girl he approaches is his sister, Liv, while in costume. Meanwhile, Parker discovers a clown doll that once belonged to Karen, who thought she had long got rid of.
- 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
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 and Maddie: WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
Maddie: Er, I'm a knight. We said we were gonna be knights.
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-did I do?
- 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 joining the show 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.
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