Milo often quotes various unique proverbs and sayings that tend to be botched variations of many well-known ones, often crediting his dad. These phrases, preceded by "Like my dad always says" or "You know what they say", tend to be stated in situations appropriate to the saying in a literal sense, yet very ludicrous out of context. Milo cites these often enough to be a running gag in Milo Murphy's Law. Here is a list of these bizarre statements.
List of sayings
|"Going the Extra Milo"||Zack||Milo: ...but you know what they say: "Sticks and stones can damage your vital organs, so always wear body armor"!|
|Zack||Milo: It's like my dad always says: "What doesn't kill you, only makes you late for school".|
|"Sunny Side Up"||Melissa and Zack||Milo: Well you know what they say: "Whatever breaks our egg, only helps our egg dropping contraption utilize the force of gravity, inertia, and weight distribution better".|
Melissa: That's the spirit!
Zack: Who says that?
|"Family Vacation"||Melissa and Zack||Milo: It's like my dad always says-|
Martin: Nope. I'm not saying anything today; I'm on vacation.
|Mr. Brulee, Mrs. Brulee, Charlene and Sharon Brulee||Milo: It's like my dad always says, "Family vacations are the only trip you take where you go away to get closer to what you already have".|
|"The Substitute"||Ms. Baxter||Milo: "It's just like my dad says: "All's well that ends with a sentient blob making a teacher remember why she loves teaching".|
Ms. Baxter: Wow. Your dad's sayings are weirdly specific.
|"The Math Book"||Melissa and Zack||Milo: It's like my dad always says: "The only way out is through... a creepy, dark corridor".|
|Melissa and Zack||Milo: My dad always says, "When one door closes, there's usually access through a vent in the roof".|
|"Backward to School Night"||Melissa, Zack, Martin, Richard, and Eileen||Milo: Like my dad always says: "School is a mix of reading, writing and fiery explosions".|
|"The Phineas and Ferb Effect"||Melissa, Zack, Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Buford, and Baljeet||Milo: It's like my dad always says: "When life crushes your lemons, stitch the rinds together to make a helmet"!|
Buford: Mm. Lemony-fresh.
|Milo||Phineas: It's like you told us: "When life crushes your lemons..."|
|Phineas and Ferb||Milo: When life crushes your lemons...|
Phineas: ...use a radioactive watermelon to recharge your exosuit!
|"Lady Krillers"||Melissa, Zack, and Tobias||Milo: As my dad always says: "You can put lipstick on a pig"!|
Milo: ...What? You can.
|"Disco Do-Over"||Brigette and Martin||Milo: As dad always says: "Keep your eyes and ears open, and end with a double boogie".|
Martin: I do say that! I have said that! I say that!
Brigette: You did, you have and you will.
|"Abducting Murphy's Law"||Alien Commander||Alien Commander: But, how are you able to deal with all those negative probability ions?|
Milo: All it takes is a little elbow grease and the right attitude.
|"Parks and Wreck"||Zack, Melissa, and Amanda||Milo: Like my dad always says: "It's easier to fix up a dilapidated park, than put tiny pants on a cat".|
Zack: Your dad has a lot of really specific sayings.
|"Sphere and Loathing in Outer Space"||Zorb Zerbavoir||Milo: Well, it's like my dad always says...
Milo: "That is much scarier up close"