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The J-word wouldn't happen to be "jinx", would it?

Zack Underwood

Like my dad always says, what doesn't kill ya only makes ya late for school.

Milo Murphy

"Going the Extra Milo" is the first episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. It first aired on October 3, 2016.[1]

New to Danville, Zack Underwood meets Milo Murphy. A friendship is forged in the fire of Murphy's Law when Milo and Zack both miss their bus and seek a shortcut to school while avoiding wolves, bees, fire, and even an alien abduction. Meanwhile, Melissa Chase, a friend of Milo's, wagers items from her lunch against those from other students lunches on whether or not Milo and Zack will make it to school before the bell rings.


Cold open

The show starts with Milo walking to the bus station, and immediately everyone tries to get as far as they can from Milo. Everyone but the new kid, Zack Underwood, who has no idea of why they did so. Zack asks Milo why people stay away from him, and Milo answers that he's got a "reputation", but that he is not a tough guy. Milo and Zack exchange introductions and shake hands. Still curious, Zack asks Milo about "this reputation". Milo replies in part, "Well, some people have used the 'J' word." Melissa arrives and walks up to Milo to greet him, but immediately steps backward. She doesn't even come nearer when Milo wants to show her his new scar, he sends a photo to her in a pix message. This makes Zack thoughtful and, while he's asking for more information, a heavy-duty bungee flies down towards them. Suddenly a section of concrete drainage pipe comes out of nowhere and rolls towards Milo and Zack. They run away from the huge pipe, leaving Zack's bag and their other classmates at the bus stop. Bradley then bets with Melissa that their classmates aren't coming to school. Melissa says that Milo will make it to school in time because he's tough.

Still running, Zack notices that Milo is not screaming. Milo says that he finds it doesn't help and that it only hurts the larynx. Milo then takes the bungee that Zack is holding and tries to get away from the situation using it. Unfortunately, the bungee breaks and the two guys fall over the pipe. While rolling down the street, Milo tells his dog, Diogee, who was following them, to go home and that he is not supposed to be in the street. The boys fall into a cliff, the huge pipe still rolling down. It eventually stopped when it got blocked by the fence causing both Milo and Zack to fall on the mud. Milo looks up to the fence and then tells Zack to come near him. After a bit, the pipe falls down on them vertically which allows some mud and the boys to pop out of it.

After the whole troublesome situation, Zack finally understands everything and guesses that the "J" word is jinx.

Title sequence.


Back at the bus stop, as Melissa and Bradley sit down on the school bus and discuss their bet. Other students overhear their conversation and ask what they are talking about. Upon learning about the bet, many students wish to wager against Melissa, who produces a ledger and notes who and what is wagered.

As the bus departs, Milo and Zack come running up too late get aboard. Disappointed, Zack complains that he doesn't want to be late on his first day at a new school.

As a consolation, Milo says, "what doesn't kill ya, only makes ya late for school", suggesting that they won't miss the whole school day. Diogee appears again and Milo tells him to go home. Milo takes out his GPS and notices it has been damaged by the mud. Still not worrying, Milo takes out a paper map which gets stolen by an eagle. Still undeterred, Milo remembers the way to the next bus stop and starts running saying that this has happened before, which annoys Zack. Milo tells him that they will be to the next stop if they go through the rock quarry.

On their way, they encounter an oil spill that's seeping from a crashed truck. An employee stops the two boys from passing through. Milo thinks that they can still get across since he brought along two pairs of chemical resistant galoshes. Then, the eagle that earlier stole the map flies over the spill. The map touches some overhead electrical wires setting it on fire. Startled, the animal drops the burning map, which falls on the oil setting it ablaze making the way impossible to pass.Milo suggests they go through the woods. He and Zack then cut through Coyote Woods.

As this is happening, the school bus passes by, allowing the students to see what's happening. Relieved that Milo and Zack are still engaged, Melissa offers her wholehearted support.

Milo tells that they're in the Coyote Woods which unnerves Zack. Milo explains that "Coyote" is referring to actor Peter Coyote and that the actor donated all the land to the city as a wolf reserve.

The next scene shows a pack of wolves chasing Milo and Zack. Milo tries to get rid of the pack by throwing them a peanut-butter sandwich, but the sandwich lands on Zack's back. Then Milo uses a stick to toss the sandwich away. The wolves ignore the sandwich and continue to chase them. Milo and Zack climb up a tree leaving the wolves on the ground. Seeing that a beehive is above them, Milo tells Zack they can jump out of the tree and over a fence and be out of the woods. As they do, the beehive gets tossed and falls behind the fence. Something begins striking the fence from behind. A wolf breaks through one of the slats and it has the beehive over his head. The wolf resumes its chase.

Just then, Diogee comes along and knocks the wolf into the water. Milo tells Diogee to go home again as Milo and Zack head for a waterfall. But they land safely on a flying saucer. Meanwhile, the kids that caught the bus have arrived at school. Bradley ups his wager with Melissa by three jawbreakers and a vitamin C tablet.

Milo and Zack, caught by aliens who appear to be preparing surgical instruments, suggests they should be transported to school. Milo and Zack appear in class just as the school bell rings. Melissa orders the students to serve up their losses on Milo's desk. Milo eats the vitamin C tablet that Bradley had.


For a full transcript of "Going the Extra Milo", click here.

Running Gags

Jefferson County Middle School Marquee



Milo and Zack were on a quest to get to school on time, and lost their school lunches in the process. Many students thought Milo and Zack would be late for school, and bet their lunches on it. Milo and Zack ended up arriving on time, so everyone had to give them what they wagered.

List of Murphy Sayings

  • "You know what they say: sticks and stones can damage your vital organs, so always wear body armor."
  • "It's like my dad always says: What doesn't kill ya only makes ya late for school."

Items taken out of Milo's backpack

  • 2 helmets
  • A town map
  • 2 known pairs of galoshes
  • A peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • 2 head torches
  • A dog treat

Diogee, Go Home!

(Diogee follows them and barks)
Milo: No, Diogee! Go home! Silly dog. (To Zack) He's not supposed to be in the street.
(Diogee follows them and barks, again)
Milo: No! Diogee, run home! I'm going to school. (Diogee goes away)
(Milo lifts Zack then the wolf attacks them again, but Diogee comes right on time to rescue them. As a result of this, the hive is knocked off of the wolf's head)
Milo: (Petting his dog) Excellent, Diogee! Good boy! (Gives him a dog snack) Here you go. But I do need you to go home, okay? (Diogee swims in the river) Go home! (swims away) He's not supposed to be in a river.


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Memorable Quotes

Zack: What's that all about?

Milo: Oh you're new here. I've got a bit of a reputation.
Zack: So what are you? A tough guy?

Milo: Oh, I don't think anyone's ever called me tough.
Zack: So what exactly is this reputation?
Milo: Well, people have used the "J" word but you know what they say, "Sticks and stones can damage your vital organs so always wear body armor."
Bradley: I bet my pudding pack we don't see them again today

Melissa: I'll take that action.
Bradley: Really?
Melissa: Yeah, are you kidding? Milo's tough. As a matter of fact, I'll see your pudding pack and raise you a snickerdoodle or you're just all talk?
Chad: Woah.

Logan: She just called you out.
Chad: Melissa's betting that Milo's gonna make it to school and on time.

Nick: I'm in. What's happened so far?
Bradley: Concrete drainage pipe chased them down the hill.
Mort: I got some vegan cheese sticks that says we don't see them 'til after lunch.
Amanda: I got gummy licorice.

Melissa: Alright, alright. Let me get my notepad.
Zack: No, no, no, no! Wait, wait! Oh, man. I'm gonna miss my first day at a new school. My parents are gonna flip out.
Milo: Don't worry. My dad always says, "What doesn't kill you only makes you late for school." So I don't think we're gonna miss the whole day.
Employee: Sorry, boys. There's been a little oil spill, as you can see. It's been quite a mess so nobody's getting through today.

Milo: I think we can still make it across. I brought galoshes.
Zack: I didn't.
Milo: I've got an extra pair and they're hazmat rated for a level 4 biohazard.
Employee: I don't think...

Milo: Here's a certificate from the EPA. (to Zack) What are you? A nine? Nine and a half?
Melissa: Look, they're safe! They're cutting through Coyote Woods.

Mort: Coyote Woods? What exactly is your definition of safe?

Melissa: Go, Milo!
Zack: So do you even know where we are?

Milo: Yeah, the fire's dried out my phone.We are right in the middle of Coyote Woods.
Zack: Wait, Coyote Woods? I've got a thing about coyotes. They're like big dogs that are dangerous to pet.
Milo: Oh, don't worry. There's no coyotes here.
Zack: There aren't?
Milo: No. Actually, the woods were named after actor Peter Coyote.
Zack: Really?
Milo: Yeah. He donated all this land to the city as a wolf preserve.
(Wolf hound sound)

Zack: You get how that's not better, right?
Zack: How many fatalities are blamed on wolves and bees together?
Milo: Well, we would be the first.
Zack: Dude, if and when we get outta' here, I'm gonna have to go my own way. No offense. I just can't handle all of this.

Milo: All of what?
Zack: This cyclone of calamity that follows you everywhere you go. How do you live like this?!
Milo: How do you live like that?
Zack: What do you mean?
Milo: I mean, you wanna' live like those other kids? They took a bus to school today. A bus! Does that seem like more fun to you?

Zack: Hmm, all right. Where to next?

Milo: Where there's a loose grate up over here to the left. I've been here before.

Zack: Of course you have.
Melissa: Okay, Chelsea's in for a pack of chips. Sid's up to two pudding packs. I like that confidence, Sid, but you're going down. Mort's down for cheese sticks and an apple, and Bradley is the big spender with a whole vacuum-sealed lunch pack, which I can cover, but I'll have to bring it tomorrow.
Bradley: Ninety seconds to the bell. There's no way he's making it.

Melissa: Heh. If you're so sure, it's not too late to sweeten the pot.

Bradley: Done. Three jawbreakers and some vitamin C tablets. (Melissa glares at him) What? It's cold and flu season.
Bradley: Well, Melissa, start passing out the loot.

(Milo and Zack appears from the alien abduction)
(Bell rings)
Milo: Phew! Made it all in one piece. Of course the wolves got my lunch.
Zack: Mine got crushed at the bus stop. Guess we're going hungry.
Melissa: Don't worry. I got you two covered.
(Students began to put food on Milo's table)

Milo: Ohh, look! A vitamin C tablet. (Zack glares at him) What? It's cold and flu season.

Production Information

  • On September 19, 2016, the episode became available for free streaming on iTunes and Amazon.
  • On September 26, 2016, the episode became available to watch early on the Disney XD App and Video On Demand.
  • In some reruns of this episode, Balthazar Cavendish and Vinnie Dakota briefly appear near the stop sign when Milo and Zack are rolling about on the giant pipe.

Titles in Other Languages

Language Title Translation
Danish At Gå En Ekstra Milo To Go An Extra Milo
French Le chemin des écoliers The Path of Schoolchildren
Japanese マイロは有名人!?
(Mairo wa yūmeijin!?)
Milo's a Well-Known Person!?
Portuguese (Brazil) O Milo sempre Surpreende Milo Always Amazes
Portuguese (Portugal) Um Quilómetro a mais com o Milo One More Mile with Milo
Spanish (Latin America) Un esfuerzo extra An Extra Effort
Spanish (Spain) Milo y la Comilona Milo and the Bite
Dutch (The Netherlands) We gaan Milo ver We're going Milo far (Pun on "mijlenver", Dutch for "for miles and miles")
Hebrew הולכים על אקסטרה מיילו Going the Extra Milo
Russian(Russia) Закон Майло Мёрфи Milo Murphy's Law


International Airings

  • October 17, 2016 (Canada)
  • December 31, 2016 (Latin America; Sneak Premiere)
  • January 9, 2017 (Spain)
  • January 28, 2017 (Latin America; Official)
  • February 1, 2017 (Russia)
  • February 10, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
  • February 13, 2017 (Japan; Germany)
  • February 20, 2017 (France)
  • March 27, 2017 (Poland) 
  • December 31, 2016 (UK and Ireland; Sneak Premiere) 
  • April 5, 2017 (UK and Ireland; Official) 
  • May 13, 2017 (Hungary)[2] 
  • July 2, 2017 (Israel) 
  • February 23, 2019 (Ukraine)


  • Milo mentions the events of this episode in its partner episode, "The Undergrounders".


  • Dan Povenmire and Kyle Menke were nominated for Best Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production at the 44th Annie Awards for this episode.[3]
  • This is the first episode with a cold open before the title sequence.
  • This is the first episode to have Milo's name in it.
  • Much of the wagered food was junk food.
  • Karma: Many people betted against Milo getting to school on time and had to give up their lunches.
  • Diogee, Go Home: Milo says this for the first time in the series when he and Zack are running on the concrete pipe, explaining that Diogee's not supposed to be on the street. Diogee comes back when Milo and Zack are next to the bus top, having missed the bus. Milo tells him to go home again. Finally, when Milo and Zack are on the river, the wolf with a beehive on its head lunges at them and Diogee tackles into the wolf. Milo congratulates him and tells him to go home, which Diogee momentarily doesn't do.
  • The main plot of the episode could be seen as coming from Zack's perspective, as a way to introduce viewers to Milo's world. This would make Zack an audience surrogate.


  • The segment's title is a spoof on the phrase "going the extra mile".
  • Peter Coyote is mentioned by Milo as the namesake for Coyote Woods, a wolf sanctuary.


  • When Milo put a helmet on Zack, it wasn't hooked up. In the next shot, it was hooked up.
  • In the first shot, the house behind the bus stop was pretty distant from the bus stop, but in the next shot, the house becomes much closer.
  • When Milo and Zack are talking at the bus stop, they are covered with mud. When they start to run, they immediately return to being clean and dry.
  • When everyone in the bus was looking at the fire, Amanda was next to Melissa, but in the next shot, she is no longer there.
  • When Milo threw his peanut butter sandwich at the wolves, the sandwich bouncing off the wolves and hitting Zack's back, but when Milo got the sandwich off, there should have been a stain on Zack's shirt.
  • When the bee hive was falling off the tree, the tree was missing. When it hit the ground, the tree reappeared.
  • When Milo and Zack fell into the sewers, their clothes should have been wet.



Episodes Next:
"Sunny Side Up" (initial broadcast)
"The Undergrounders" (intended order)
v - e - d Episodes
Season 1 Going the Extra MiloThe UndergroundersRooting for the EnemySunny Side UpThe Doctor Zone FilesThe NoteParty of PerilSmooth Opera-torWorked DayThe Wilder WestFamily VacationMurphy's LardSecrets and PiesAthledecamathalonThe SubstituteTime OutWe're Going to the ZooSchool DanceBattle of the BandsThe Math BookThe Little Engine That Couldn'tThe Llama IncidentMissing MiloStar StruckDisaster of My DreamsA Clockwork OriginPerchance to SleepwalkSome Like it YachtBackward to School NightWorld Without MiloThe RaceLove TobogganThe Island of Lost DakotasFungus Among UsMilo Murphy's Halloween Scream-A-Torium!A Christmas Peril
Season 2 The Phineas and Ferb EffectSnow Way OutTeacher FeaturePicture DayAgee Ientee DiogeeGame NightPace Makes WasteCake 'Splosion!Lady KrillersDoof's Day OutDisco Do-OverThe Ticking ClockManaging Murphy's LawMilo's ShadowSick DayField of ScreamsSpy Little Sister!Dog Walker, Runner, ScreamerNow I Am a MurphyFreefallMilo's WorldAbducting Murphy's LawThe Goulash LegacyThe Dog Who Knew Too MuchAdventure BuddiesRide Along Little DoggieLook At This ShipCast PartySafety FirstCavendish UnleashedFirst ImpressionsThe Speech and Debate League of Death and Destruction Cross Town Explosion Event‎The Mid-Afternoon Snack ClubParks and WreckEscapeMilo in SpaceSphere and Loathing in Outer Space