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Murphy's Lard
ML104
Season: 1
Production code: 106b
Broadcast order: 12
Written by:
Martin Olson
Storyboards by:
Chris Ybarra
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Synopsis
Milo and Zack try to help Melissa overcome her secret fear of roller coasters.
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
March 7, 2017
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
"Family Vacation"
Story arc(s)
B.O.T.T. Introduction Arc
I'm afraid of... rollercoasters.

Melissa Chase

"Murphy's Lard" is the 12th episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law.[1]

Milo is excited to take a ride with his friends in Lard World's most exhilarating rollercoaster ride, Greased Thunder. However, Melissa doesn't look forward to it, as she reveals to Milo and Zack her secret fear of rollercoasters, making Milo determined to help Melissa overcome her fear. Meanwhile, Cavendish and Dakota are at Lard World as well, protecting another pistachio stand from oncoming danger.

Plot

Milo, Zack, and Melissa go to Lard World, where the boys anticipate going on a roller coaster until they discover that Melissa has a crippling fear of them. After confessing their own fears, Zack's of fish and Milo's of Chinese fingertraps, the pair vow to help her overcome hers. Meanwhile, Balthazar Cavendish and Vinnie Dakota are on their latest pistachio protecting mission, safeguarding a pistachio stand within Lard World itself by building a protective frame around the stand. Balthazar ends up doing all the work, and taking all the heat as various threats to the stand emerge.

Milo and Melissa end up on the roller coaster Greased Thunder, which becomes even more terrifying due to the effects of Murphy's Law. Balthazar and Vinnie succeed in protecting the stand from one threat, only for it to be taken out by a different threat after they've taken down the protective frame. Milo and Melissa survive the ride, and then depart with Zack. Meanwhile, the Lard World mascot Lardee Boy is jettisoned into space, and hit by the Aliens that were first seen in "Going the Extra Milo".

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Murphy's Lard", click here.


Song

Gallery

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Notes

International Airings

  • March 24, 2017 (Southeast Asia)[2]
  • March 21, 2017 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • April 16, 2017 (Disney Channel Japan)
  • May 28, 2017 (Hungary)[3]
  • August 4, 2017 (Disney Channel Israel)

Trivia

  • This title is a pun on the term Murphy's Law.
  • Marcus Underwood, Zack’s father, makes his debut in this episode and has his first line in a flashback.
    • He would later appear physically in "Time Out".
  • This episode was originally going to air November 20, 2016 but was taken off the schedule for unknown reasons.[4]
  • This episode revealed the things the principle characters fear most:
    • Melissa had a fear of roller coasters.
    • Zack has a fear of fish.
    • Milo had a fear of finger traps.
      • Milo and Melissa has overcome their fears, but Zack isn't over his fear of fish.
  • The Phineas and Ferb extra known as Pinhead Pierre actress is in two of the scenes as the lard ladle counterweight roles by. She's wearing green and blue instead of red and pink.
    • More extras appear in the background, including the man with a feminine voice.
      • There are also repainted characters from Phineas and Ferb.
  • In Southeast Asia, this episode was heavily censored, with many references to lard and pork blurred and deleted, due to the fact that lard and pork are forbidden from Islamic culture.
  • Unlike what Zack states, a purely random event - such as a rollercoaster landing in your backyard - isn't less likely to happen if it has already happened once.
    • And as some things are more likely to get struck by lightning than others, lightning can easily strike the same place twice, and may strike a tall building many times over during a storm.
  • The book the rollercoaster controller is reading when he sends Melissa and Milo on to Greased Thunder is the same book Milo was reading when he distractedly sat in the Brulee's RV in "Family Vacation".
  • Dakota can play various instruments such as a harmonica, a theremin, and a clarinet.
  • Milo was struck by lightning twice before both times on his birthday.

Allusions

  • Phineas and Ferb - The rollercoaster that destroyed Melissa's science project on the first day of summer was the same one from the premier segment and first episode of Phineas and Ferb, titled "Rollercoaster".
  • AC/DC - when the three main characters start singing "thunder... thunder... thunder" it's an allusion to the rock band AC/DC which is famous also for the song "Thunderstruck".
  • Apocalypse Now - Both when Zack leaves his pontoon after being scared by a fish and when Milo leaves his raft after being scared of a Chinese finger trap, a voice-over of each character says "Never get out of the boat (or "donut"). Absolutely right."
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey - While Lardee Boy's head is in space, a musical cue plays that is very similar to the iconic theme from the film.
  • Back to the Future - When Cavendish and Dakota appear with a flash, a musical sting very similar to that played during various points in the famous time travel movie series, alluding to their status as time travelers.
  • Grease - Greased Thunder sounds similar to Greased Lightning, a song used in the movie. In addition, Milo references the song.

Errors

  • When Cavendish and Dakota are talking to the pistachio vendor, in the background a woman's sweater changes color from scene to scene.
    • The same extra was in the audience in the Phineas and Ferb episode "Backyard Aquarium", wherein the same thing happens.
      Kitten Sweater Lady

      Left to right from the front and back in P&F. Then in MML.

  • Despite Zack's flashback taking place three years before the episode's timeline, he still looks the same as he does at his current age.
  • The leaves of a tree in Melissa's flashback was still orange even though it was the first day of summer.

Locations

Cast and Characters

References

  1. http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/milo-murphys-law-family-vacation-murphys-lard/EP023630960009?aid=zap2it
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiQja5TmbSg
  3. https://www.gyerek-vilag.tk/2017/04/a-disney-csatorna-majusi-ujdonsagai.html
  4. https://twitter.com/DisneyTVA/status/797208712297545733
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v - e - d Primary Story Arc Episodes
B.O.T.T. Introduction Arc The Doctor Zone FilesSmooth Opera-torWorked DayFamily VacationMurphy's LardSecrets and PiesThe SubstituteTime Out
Counteragent Arc Time OutWe're Going to the ZooSchool DanceThe Little Engine That Couldn'tStar StruckMissing Milo
Pistachions Arc The SubstituteThe Llama IncidentMissing MiloPerchance to SleepwalkThe RaceFungus Among UsThe Phineas and Ferb Effect
Doofenshmirtz Arc The Phineas and Ferb EffectAgee Ientee DiogeeCake 'Splosion!Doof's Day OutDisco Do-OverThe Ticking ClockSpy Little Sister!Milo's ShadowSick DayAbducting Murphy's LawThe Goulash Legacy
P.I.G. Arc Snow Way OutPicture DayGame NightLady KrillersDisco Do-OverManaging Murphy's LawField of ScreamsMilo's ShadowFreefallDog Walker, Runner, ScreamerAbducting Murphy's LawParks and Wreck
Octalians Arc Managing Murphy's LawMilo's ShadowSick DayAbducting Murphy's LawMilo in SpaceSphere and Loathing in Outer Space
Forsaken Perry Arc Sick DayAbducting Murphy's LawThe Dog Who Knew Too MuchAdventure Buddies
Rogue Cavendish Arc Abducting Murphy's LawLook At This ShipCavendish Unleashed
Episodes in Italics indicate an episode that doesn't center around the subject of an arc but is still related to it.
v - e - d Secondary Story Arc Episodes
Llama Incident Arc The UndergroundersRooting for the EnemyMurphy's LardWe're Going to the ZooBattle of the BandsThe Llama IncidentMissing Milo
Milo and Amanda Arc Smooth Opera-torSchool DanceCake 'Splosion!Managing Murphy's LawSpy Little Sister!Ride Along Little Doggie
Mr. Drako Arc AthledecamathalonWe're Going to the ZooSchool DanceThe Math BookSome Like it YachtBackward to School NightMilo Murphy's Halloween Scream-A-Torium!Picture Day
Just Getting Started Arc Secrets and PiesSchool DanceBattle of the BandsDisaster of My DreamsManaging Murphy's Law
Lost Dakotas Arc Backward to School NightLove TobogganThe Island of Lost DakotasThe Phineas and Ferb EffectSnow Way Out
Episodes in Italics indicate an episode that doesn't center around the subject of an arc but is still related to it.
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