Milo Murphy's Law
Milo Murphy's Law (previously titled Mikey Murphy's Law) is an American animated television series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, which premiered on October 3, 2016 on Disney XD. The series revolves around the title character, Milo Murphy, who is a descendant of Edward A. Murphy Jr., the namesake of Murphy's law, which states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. It takes place in the same universe as Phineas and Ferb.
|Milo Murphy's Law|
|Directed by||Dan Povenmire
Robert F. Hughes
|Opening theme||"It's My World (And We're All Living in It)"
by "Weird Al" Yankovic
|Ending theme||"It's My World (And We're All Living in It)"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||11 (22 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Producer(s)||Robert F. Hughes|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Disney Television Animation|
|Original network||Disney XD
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
|Original release||October 3, 2016– present|
On February 28, 2017, the show was renewed for a second season.
Cast and charactersEdit
- "Weird Al" Yankovic as Milo Murphy, the title character of the series. He has a reputation for having extreme misfortune, but he is always optimistic and finds ways to overcome it. He carries a backpack with him that always seems to have what he needs for any given situation. It was given to him by his old babysitter, Veronica, who was the only one able to handle Murphy's Law.
- Sabrina Carpenter as Melissa Chase, a long-time friend of Milo's who likes to hang out with him despite his bad luck. Her father is the local fire chief. She has had a secret fear of rollercoasters since one nearly fell on her.
- Mekai Curtis as Zack Underwood, the new kid in Swamp City who becomes best friends with Milo and sticks by Milo even though he is a jinx. He is on the football team. He was once the lead singer of a boy band called "The Lumberzacks". He also has a fear of fish.
- Diedrich Bader as Martin Murphy, Milo's father. Just like his son, he has extreme misfortune. He works as the Swamp City Safety Inspector, mostly due to the fact that when he's around, safety contingencies are pushed to the limit.
- Pamela Adlon as Brigette Murphy, Milo's mother, and an architect.
- Kate Micucci as Sara Murphy, Milo's older sister and fellow Dr. Zone fan who loves her brother despite his recurring bad luck.
- Dee Bradley Baker as Diogee, Milo's dog. He regularly follows Milo, who keeps telling him to go home as he is almost always not allowed to be wherever Milo is at the moment. His name is pronounced "D-O-G," as if spelling out the word "dog."
Time travel agentsEdit
- Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish, respectively, time travelers from different years, given the assignment to prevent the extinction of the pistachio. They are considered a joke by fellow time agents because their job is considered inconsequential and was only given to them because their boss likes pistachios. A semi-recurring gag involves Milo attempting to purchase pistachios from them and his bad luck causing them to lose their pistachios. Dakota dresses in 1970s Disco style, while Cavendish dresses in 1870s formal style.
- Mark Hamill as Mr. Block, Cavendish and Dakota's superior.
- Ming-Na Wen as Savannah, an attractive time travel agent who Vinnie has a crush on.
- Brett Dalton as Brick, another time travel agent.
Jefferson County Middle SchoolEdit
- Chrissie Fit as Amanda Lopez, a student in Milo's class who is a perfectionist. It is hinted in "Smooth Opera-tor" that Milo has a crush on her.
- Vincent Martella as Bradley Nicholson, a pessimistic but arrogant student who is jealous of the attention Milo always gets. In "Sunny Side Up", it is hinted that he has a crush on Melissa; this continues through other episodes, though he seems insecure about his affection and lets Melissa's friendship with Milo deter him.
- Greg Cipes as Mort Schaeffer, a burly-looking student in Milo's class. He is Bradley's friend, but is annoyed over Bradley's arrogance and tends to be civil with Milo.
- Django Marsh as Chad, a classmate of Milo's who is convinced that Mr. Drako is a vampire.
- Michael Culross as Kyle Drako, a high school teacher. He seems to act like a vampire.
- Christian Slater as Elliot Decker, the school crossing guard and self-described "Safety Czar". He makes it his mission to protect the city from Milo, and constantly hinders Milo and the gang, particularly Milo. He even goes so far as to have a "STOP" sign with "MILO" on the other side.
- Mackenzie Phillips as Elizabeth Milder, the principal of Jefferson County Middle School.
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Nolan Mitchell, the football coach of Jefferson County Middle School.
- Sarah Chalke as Mrs. Murawski, the science teacher of Jefferson County Middle School. She harbors an unhealthy affection towards her desk.
- Laraine Newman as Ms. White, another high school teacher.
- Vanessa Williams as Eileen Underwood, Zack's mother, and a surgeon.
- Phil LaMarr as Marcus Underwood, Zack's father. He didn't believe in Murphy's Law until he and Zack joined Milo and his father on a fishing trip.
- Jemaine Clement as Orton Mahlson, an actor playing the role of Doctor Zone the main character of the eponymous show within a show. He is based on the titular character from Doctor Who, as he travels through time.
- Sophie Winkleman as Time Ape, Dr. Zone's sidekick.
- Alyson Stoner as Kris, a fan of Doctor Zone.
- Mitchel Musso as Wally, another fan of Doctor Zone.
- Scott Peterson as Scott, a pipe fitter who has been stuck underground for weeks.
The first season will contain 21 half-hour episodes.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original air date||Prod.
|1a||"Going the Extra Milo"||Dan Povenmire & Robert F. Hughes||Story by : Dan Povenmire & Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Teleplay by : Dan Povenmire & Kyle Menke
|Dan Povenmire & Kyle Menke||October 3, 2016[note 1]||101a||0.33|
|Zack Underwood, a new kid in Swamp City, meets Milo Murphy, the unluckiest kid in town. Because of Milo's misfortune, he and Zack both miss the bus for school, so Milo shows Zack a "shortcut" to school, while attempting to avoid wolves, bees, fire, and even an alien abduction. Meanwhile, Melissa Chase, a friend of Milo's, collects lunches as wagers from other students on whether or not Milo and Zack will make it to school before the bell rings.|
|1b||"The Undergrounders"||Bob Bowen||Dani Vetere||Steven Umbleby||October 3, 2016[note 1]||101b||0.26|
|Milo, Zack, and Melissa's subway car gets derailed on their way to a field trip to the museum. While trying to find their way to the museum, they encounter a society of construction workers who have been underground for a long time.|
|2a||"Rooting for the Enemy"||Robert F. Hughes||Scott Peterson||Chris Ybarra||October 10, 2016||102a||0.26|
|Milo is allowed to attend his first school football game since his school team The Geckos will lose anyway, after a few fiascos thanks to Milo cheering his team on, he realizes that if he cheers for the opposing team The Tigers, his school might have a chance of winning.|
|2b||"Sunny Side Up"||Robert F. Hughes||Dan Povenmire & Kyle Menke||Kyle Menke & Edward Rivera||October 10, 2016||102b||0.33|
|At school, Milo's teacher, Mrs. Murawski, announces that the class will be starting a new physics project, testing everything they have learned about gravity, inertia and weight distribution by building a container that will allow an egg to survive a fall from the roof of the school. It doesn't take the class long to split up into teams of three, with Milo, Zack and Melissa being the last team formed (by default, as no one else wants to team up with Milo).|
|3a||"The Doctor Zone Files"||Bob Bowen||Joshua Pruett||Jacob Hair||October 17, 2016||103a||0.35|
|Milo and his sister, Sara, who are huge fans of the science-fiction television series The Doctor Zone Files, take "newbies" Zack and Melissa along with them to see the new Doctor Zone movie. However, Sara is hardly taking any chances with the effects of Murphy's law.|
|3b||"The Note"||Robert F. Hughes||Story by : Scott Peterson
Teleplay by : Jim Bernstein
|Ashley Michelle Simpson||October 17, 2016||103b||0.35|
|Milo loses his doctor's note excusing his class absences due to Murphy's law, so he, Zack, and Melissa attempt to retrieve it.|
|4a||"Party of Peril"||Bob Bowen||Martin Olson||Calvin Suggs||October 26, 2016[note 2]||104a||0.80|
|The other school kids, led by Melissa and Zack, throw a surprise birthday party for Milo at a go-kart arena.|
|4b||"Smooth Opera-tor"||Robert F. Hughes||Dani Vetere||Edward Rivera||October 26, 2016[note 2]||104b||0.80|
|Zack, Melissa, and Milo attend an opera performance with Amanda, but Milo accidentally ends up backstage and attempts to prevent any havoc from occurring.|
|5a||"Worked Day"||Robert F. Hughes||Joshua Pruett||Ashley Michelle Simpson||October 27, 2016[note 3]||TBA||0.97|
|It's career day and Milo is having a hard time deciding what his career should be. He tries to decide while visiting the water works, fire department, and hospital. But of course, everything goes wrong. Meanwhile, Dakota and Cavendish try and make sure a shipment truck full of pistachios make it to the pistachio warehouse.|
|5b||"The Wilder West"||Bob Bowen||Dani Vetere||Jacob Hair||October 27, 2016[note 3]||TBA||0.97|
Milo and his friends visit a dude ranch. While horse back riding, they meet a girl named Jackie who joins their posse, and Zack is smitten with love. But, Jackie leads them into more danger than usual. Meanwhile, Sara is going crazy because the ranch reminds her of scenes from The Doctor Zone Files, and invites other fans to join in the geek fest.Guest star: Ariel Winter as Jackie
|6a||"Family Vacation"||Bob Bowen||Joshua Pruett||Steven Umbleby||March 6, 2017||106a||0.21|
|The Murphys go on vacation to nowhere in particular, but at a rest stop, Milo accidentally goes on the wrong RV with a different family.|
|6b||"Murphy's Lard"||Robert F. Hughes||Martin Olson||Chris Ybarra||March 7, 2017||106b||0.17|
At Lard World, Milo and Zack help Melissa overcome her fear of rollercoasters, which stemmed from a certain rollercoaster landing in her backyard. Meanwhile, Dakota and Cavendish attempt to protect the pistachio stand at the park.Guest star: Thomas Lennon as Henry
|7a||"Secrets and Pies"||Robert F. Hughes||Joshua Pruett||Chris Ybarra||March 8, 2017||107a||0.17|
After Milo's attempt to cook macaroni and cheese ends in disaster, Milo decides to order pizza. While waiting for the pizza to arrive, Milo and his friends decide to share some secrets. Zack reveals that he was in a lumberjack-themed boy band.Guest star: Danica McKellar as Veronica
|7b||"Athledecamathalon"||Bob Bowen||Jim Bernstein||Calvin Suggs||March 9, 2017||107b||0.19|
|Due to budget cuts, the school has to combine the academic decathlon with the athletic decathlon. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Murphy visit the school in search of Mr. Murphy's soccer trophy.|
|8a||"The Substitute"||Robert F. Hughes||Jim Bernstein||Edward Rivera||March 13, 2017||108a||0.14|
Milo's science class deals with a bored substitute. Meanwhile, Cavendish and Dakota hide in the classroom's closet to hide a substance that will help pistachios grow.Guest star: Leah Remini as Ms. Baxter
|8b||"Time Out"||Robert F. Hughes||Scott Peterson||Edward Rivera||March 14, 2017||108b||N/A|
|Milo and Zack go fishing with their dads. Meanwhile, when their phone battery dies, Cavendish and Dakota interfere with Brick and Savannah's time travel mission.|
|9a||"We're Going to the Zoo"||Bob Bowen||Martin Olson||Steven Umbleby||March 15, 2017||109a||0.18|
|At a donation drive, Milo accidentally gives away his mother's precious vintage T-shirts. Cavendish and Dakota are assigned to protect the pistachios at the zoo.|
|9b||"School Dance"||Bob Bowen||Dani Vetere||Ashley Michelle Simpson||March 16, 2017||109b||N/A|
|Amanda does everything she can to make sure the school dance goes off without a hitch. Cavendish and Dakota go to the dance to attempt to prove without a doubt that Milo is another agent attempting to thwart their plans. Chad mistakes Cavendish and Dakota for vampire hunters.|
|10a||"Battle of the Bands"||Bob Bowen||Dani Vetere||Joseph S. Scott||March 20, 2017||110a||N/A|
Milo, Melissa, Zack, and Mort's band enters the battle of the bands. Zack discovers his old boy band is competing in the battle.Guest star: Slash as himself
|10b||"The Math Book"||Bob Bowen||Dani Vetere||Joseph S. Scott||March 21, 2017||110b||N/A|
|Milo, Zack and Melissa go to school after sunset to retrieve Melissa's math book. Unfortunately, she leaves the spare key inside the locked classroom, so the three go on a "quest" in search of the mysterious janitor, otherwise known as the "key-keeper".|
|11a||"The Little Engine That Couldn't"||Robert F. Hughes||Joshua Pruett||Calvin Suggs||March 22, 2017||111a||N/A|
|When Melissa’s dad drives her and Milo into town on a decommissioned old fire engine, chaos ensues.|
|11b||"The Llama Incident"||Robert F. Hughes||Dani Vetere, Jim Bernstein & Martin Olson||Calvin Suggs||March 23, 2017||111b||0.18|
|Milo and Melissa finally tell Zack the story of the infamous Llama Incident.|
The first episode of the show was released for free at Google Play, iTunes Store and Amazon on September 19, 2016, followed by its official premiere on October 3, 2016 on Disney XD in the United States. The show premiered on Disney XD in Canada on October 17, 2016 and in Latin America on January 28, 2017 (previewed on December 31, 2016 on Disney XD and January 1, 2017 on Disney Channel). It premiered on Disney XD and Disney Channel in the United Kingdom as a special preview in December 2016 (its official premiere is April 2017) and on Disney XD in Spain on January 9, 2017. The show premiered on Asian territories such as Disney Channel in Japan on February 13, 2017 and Southeast Asia on February 10, 2017. In Germany, the show is called Schlimmer geht's immer mit Milo Murphy ("Things are getting worse with Milo Murphy") and the German dub premiered in Germany on February 13, 2017 on Disney XD (Germany). In France, it began airing on Disney XD on February 20, 2017 under the name "La Loi de Milo Murphy". The show began airing on Disney Channel in Spain on April 7, 2017 in Portugal on April 17, 2017. In the Netherlands and Belgium, the show began airing on Disney Channel (only Belgium) and on Disney XD (Netherlands/Belgium) on April 17, 2017 (same date as Portugal premiere) under the name Milo Murphy's Wet (means "Law" in Dutch).
Awards and NominationsEdit
|2017||44th Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production||Dan Povenmire and Kyle Menke for Going the Extra Milo"||Nominated|
|44th Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children’s Animated Program||Dan Povenmire (executive producer), Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (co-executive producer)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program||Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Kyle Menke, Dan Povenmire||Nominated|
- Prior to the television premiere, this episode was released on iTunes and Amazon on September 19, 2016. It was also released on Watch Disney XD and Video on Demand on September 26, 2016.
- This episode premiered on Disney Channel prior to Disney XD. The episode premiered on Disney XD on October 27, 2016.
- This episode premiered on Disney Channel prior to Disney XD. The episode premiered on Disney XD on October 28, 2016.
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Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Curtis (Kirby Buckets) co-star as Milo’s friends Melissa Chase and Zack Underwood .. Slater (Mr. Robot) as Elliot Decker, a school crossing guard and Milo’s foe; Williams (Desperate Housewives) as Zack’s mom Eileen Underwood; Chalke (Scrubs) as science teacher Mrs. Murawski; Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) as popular television show character Dr. Zone; Mackenzie Phillips (One Day At A Time) as Principal Milder; Chrissie Fit (Teen Beach Movie) as classmate Amanda Lopez; Martella (Phineas And Ferb) as classmate Bradley Nicholson; Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) as Milo’s dad Martin Murphy; Pamela Adlon (Californication) as Milo’s mom Brigette Murphy; Kate Micucci (When In Rome) as Milo’s sister Sara Murphy; Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas And Ferb) as Milo’s dog Diogee; Gregory Michael Cipes (Ultimate Spider-Man) as classmate Mort Schaeffer; Michael Culross (Phineas And Ferb) as high school teacher Kyle Drako and Kevin Michael Richardson (The 7D) as Coach Nolan Mitchell.
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