YMMV: Liv and Maddie


  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Stains
  • Expy: I have a feeling that Parker and Evan are expies of Flynn and Henry.
    • Liv and Maddie have a bit in common with Patty and Cathy. Dove even Lampshades this in a interview. (And guess who plays twins in "Grandma-A-Rooney"? Besides Dove Cameron, that is.)
    • Linda and Heather (a show that exists within the universe that's only ever heard, particularly the theme song) appears to be an in-universe expy for Liv & Maddie itself. Doubles as an In-Joke or Shout-Out likely to the male Periphery Demographic that exists for this show (as it was introduced for a plot point revolving around Parker being a fan of the show).
      • Certainly a Shout-Out, given that two of the show's writers are the team of Linda Mathious and Heather McGillvray.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Special mention goes to the episode Rate-a-Rooney. This episode addressed a rather important issue about girls and their self-image.
  • Squick: Joey unintentionally hits on Liv ("Kang-A-Rooney") in season 1 and Karen ("Pottery-A-Rooney" and "Kathy Kan-A-Rooney" - yes, twice) in season 2. The guy has the worst luck.