|“||Maybe things would have gone better if you cheered for the other team.||”|
When Coach Mitchell feels pessimistic about the school's next football match, Milo is allowed to attend the game for the first time in years, noting that the school will lose even without Murphy's Law. When Milo does go, he and Melissa discover Murphy's Law has an interesting effect when Milo cheers for the opposing team.
At the Jefferson County Middle School pep rally proceeding Zack Underwood's first football game as part of the Jefferson County Middle School Geckos, Coach Nolan Mitchell expresses his belief that they are doomed to lose the game, because the opposing team consists of players who have been deliberately held back six years straight. After accidentally causing a bleacher to collapse, Milo and Melissa are leaving when Zack pleads with them to come to the game, explaining that he really wants them there. Milo expresses interest, but has spent a number of years not attending games due to Murphy's Law, instead spending the time with Melissa trying to find less dangerous activities. However, Mort then informs Milo that Coach Mitchell has given permission for Milo to attend this game, as he's already convinced that the team is going to fail horribly.
An enthusiastic Milo attends the game with Melissa that night, much to the consternation of the other students, among them Bradley, who are among the few spectators on the Geckos' side with the Middletown Tigers and all their fans out in force. The game initially goes quite poorly for the Geckos, something Bradley attempts to pin on Milo's presence. Milo jokingly cheers for the Tigers instead and the Geckos score their first points of the game. Inspired, Milo quickly purchases all the Tigers' merchandise available and, after donning it, strides onto the field, launching into the song "Rooting for the Enemy". This action allows the Geckos to quickly catch up with their rivals and eventually win the game, though a sinkhole caused by a rogue tunneling machine causes Milo and several spectators who carry him following the victory to fall into a hole. With a broken thumb as an injury, Milo is visited at the hospital by the team and given the game ball.
For a full transcript of "Rooting for the Enemy", click here.
Diogee, Go Home!
Milo: Oh, sorry, Diogee. No dogs at the football game. You have to stay home.
Milo: Hey, do you mind? Oh. Diogee, you should go home. He's not supposed to be at the football game.
After mistaking him for a football, a Middleton Tiger player directs Diogee off the field with a point and an angry glare.
Milo: Diogee, go home! He's not supposed to be at the hospital.
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Melissa: It's a good thing we're right next to a hospital.
Melissa: Hi, Principal Milder.
Principal Milder: Melissa. Milo! Huh. Good to see ya. I was under the impression you promised Coach Michell you would never show up at a game.
Melissa: Oh, it's okay, 'cause we're gonna lose anyway. The coach said so at the pep rally.Principal Milder: Did he? I'm going to have to explain pep to that man.
Bradley: The one Milo-free zone, ruined!
Milo: Give me all the merchandise you've got for the Middletown Tigers!
Salesman: Aren't you guys Geckos?
Melissa: You want the sale or not?
Salesman: Hey, man, I've got no horse in this race.
Coach: Okay, Geckos, come on, bring it in. I know I said we were gonna lose this game, but you guys didn't listen to me! And I'm glad! Now, we're only behind by two points! So get out there and continue not listening to me! You understand?
Team Member #1: So, does that mean we shouldn't listen to you starting now, or before when you told us not to listen to you?
Team Member #2: Yeah, because I wasn't really listening to you just now.
Coach: Would you just, just, just — I don't even exist! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go, Geckos!
Melissa: Are you guys okay?
Milo: (gives a thumbs-up sign) I think I broke my thumb!
- October 24, 2016 (Canada)
- January 11, 2017 (Spain)
- January 28, 2017 (Latin America)
- February 10, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
- February 14, 2017 (Japan)
- April 18, 2017 (Portugal)
- May 14, 2017 (Hungary)
- July 3, 2017 (Israel)
- February 24, 2019 (Ukraine)
- Phineas and Ferb:
- Major Monogram's catch-phrase, “Great Googly Moogly”, appears on an announcement board and is said by Melissa. The phrase itself was also spoken by The Ferocious Beast in the Canadian animated show, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast.
- After the game, a background character says "It's like Football X-7!" This is a reference to the episode titled "My Fair Goalie".
- Milo putting his thumb up is a reference where Ferb does his famous thumb up, complete with bell ding.
- One of the Tigers fans pours a drink over himself before the game. This is similar to NFL players pouring Gatorade on to the coach after winning the Super Bowl.
- The music heard during the Geckos' first touchdown is a parody of "Yakety Sax" by Boots Randolph, best known as the music heard during wild chase sequences on The Benny Hill Show.
- The segment was first released on the Disney XD app just hours before airing on television.
- This segment marks the introduction of Coach Nolan Mitchell.
- Detroit has a baseball team also called the Tigers.
- "New Hat" is a term used by baseball fans to mock people who switch loyalty season to season based on what team is the current champion.
- Milo did not have his backpack at the game.
- Not counting the theme song, this episode is the first time Weird Al sings.
- Woods (Appears in flashback(s))
- As the Geckos start running onto the field, the two leftmost members (Ed and Alex) disappear.
- When Melissa makes a joke about the "worst", the clichéd comedy accent known as a rim shot is heard. i.e.; tap tap, CRASH. A band member exclaims, "Hey, I found a snare drum." But he, nor anybody else has a cymbal to produce the crash.
- The last snapshot shown during the end credits takes place during the day even though its scene in the episode takes place at night.
- Milo mentions in the song "Rooting for the Enemy" that he spent seventeen dollars on Tigers merchandise, even though earlier he paid with a $20 bill, $5 bill, $1 bill and two coins of an unknown denomination (though based on the design, they might be nickels). However, it is not shown if he received change, so he may have.
- If he did receive change, he would have gotten at least eight dollars back.
- One of the Tiger cheerleaders has a different hair colour when she helps throw Milo into the air.
- Joni's skirt which is usually cut well above her knees is cut well below her knees when she's seen sitting in the bleachers at the game.
- While the drill throws everyone into the air, two Bradleys can be seen on the bleachers.
- In the crowd running towards Milo, Jim has an 18 on the front of his shirt, while immediately afterwards on his back and throughout the rest of the episode he is player 16. Both these numbers are also already taken by Karo (16) and Emery (18).
- When everyone comes into the Murphy Suite to see Milo, the cheerleaders seem to already be in the room.
Cast and Characters
- Al Yankovic as Milo Murphy
- Mekai Curtis as Zack Underwood
- Sabrina Carpenter as Melissa Chase, Cheerleaders (credited as additional voices)
- Vincent Martella as Bradley Nicholson, Band Members (credited as additional voices), and Karo (credited as additional voices)
- Greg Cipes as Mort Schaeffer, Shirtless Tigers Fan (credited as additional voices)
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Nolan Mitchell (credited as additional voices) & Construction Worker (credited as additional voices)
- Dee Bradley Baker as Diogee, Snare Drummer (credited as additional voices), & Referee (credited as additional voices)
- Mackenzie Phillips as Elizabeth Milder, Cheerleaders (credited as additional voices)
- Pamela Adlon as Brigette Murphy, Cheerleaders (credited as additional voices), and Grace (credited as additional voices)
- Phoebe S. Hughes as Joni (credited as additional voices)
- Dan Povenmire as Beignets Vendor (credited as additional voices), Creme Brulee Vendor (credited as additional voices), Tuba Player (credited as additional voices)
- Carlos Alazraqui as Game Announcer (credited as additional voices) & News Truck Driver (credited as additional voices)
- Brock Powell as Orangutan (credited as additional voices) and Tigers Mascot (credited as additional voices)
- Robert F. Hughes as Mascot (credited as additional voices)
- Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Crepe Suzette Vendor (credited as additional voices) & Tiger Merchandise Vendor (credited as additional voices)
- Soleil A. McGhee as Cheese Vendor (credited as additional voices)
- Chrissie Fit as Mabel (First appearance) (credited as additional voices)
- Django Marsh as Chad (credited as additional voices)
- Lydia (Cameo)
- Mr. Brulee (First appearance) (Cameo)
"Sunny Side Up" (initial broadcast)
"The Undergrounders" (intended order)
"The Undergrounders" (initial broadcast)
"Sunny Side Up" (intended order)
|Secondary Story Arc Episodes|
|Llama Incident Arc||The Undergrounders • Rooting for the Enemy • Murphy's Lard • We're Going to the Zoo • Battle of the Bands • The Llama Incident • Missing Milo|
|Milo and Amanda Arc||Smooth Opera-tor • School Dance • Cake 'Splosion! • Managing Murphy's Law • Spy Little Sister! • Ride Along Little Doggie|
|Mr. Drako Arc||Athledecamathalon • We're Going to the Zoo • School Dance • The Math Book • Some Like it Yacht • Backward to School Night • Milo Murphy's Halloween Scream-A-Torium! • Picture Day|
|Just Getting Started Arc||Secrets and Pies • School Dance • Battle of the Bands • Disaster of My Dreams • Managing Murphy's Law|
|Lost Dakotas Arc||Backward to School Night • Love Toboggan • The Island of Lost Dakotas • The Phineas and Ferb Effect • Snow Way Out|
|Episodes in Italics indicate an episode that doesn't center around the subject of an arc but is still related to it.|