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Cavendish: Oh, hello sheriff... Murphy, is it? Oh, funny, as in Murphy's Law!

Sheriff Murphy: Well, I am a Murphy. And I am the Law.

— Cavendish greeting Sheriff Murphy, "The Race"

Sheriff Murphy is Milo Murphy's great-great-great-great-grandfather and the original Murphy of Murphy's Law. He is the sheriff of a town made up entirely of stranded time travelers, with himself being the only exception. 

Personality

Sheriff Murphy has a very calm, care-free attitude, and pays little attention to everything going wrong around him. While he is a very helpful man, he doesn't put his effort towards getting the time travelers back to their own times, likely due to the sheer number of people who couldn't get the parts they needed to leave the past. Instead, he accepts that they're stranded and tries to help out when he can, usually leading to more damage.  

He is soft-spoken and friendly but tends to repeat himself in a way that makes his words very specific, announcing that something is just down the street, only to add that it was the only street, and so on. 

Physical Appearance

Sheriff Murphy has light skin and greying hair that sticks up at the front, as is typical of Murphy males. He has thick eyebrows, a bushy mustache, and a broad nose.  

He wears a wide-brimmed, tan colored cowboy hat with a brown band, a dark brown vest sporting a gold sheriff badge, cuffed blue jeans with a belt and a pair of brown boots. The sleeves of his white, button-up shirt are rolled up to his elbows, and the collar sticks up past a red bandana he wears tied around his neck. 

History

In "The Race", Balthazar Cavendish and Vinnie Dakota meet him in 1875 after Milo races past them in their time vehicle. It turns out that the time period and town that Cavendish and Dakota landed in has a whole bunch of time travelers that can't find a way back to the future because none of them can find the right power sources for their time machines. The sheriff eventually helps Cavendish and Dakota return to our time by helping them bump-start their car by leading them off a cliff.

Gallery

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Quotes

“Oh, I don't mind nothin'. If I spent time mindin' things, I'd be mindin' all the time.”
—Sheriff Murphy[src]

“They hang out at the So-and-So Corral, best saloon in these here parts. 'Course, it's also the only one. Place is just down the street. This street, that is. The only street!”
—Sheriff Murphy[src]

“The only person I know personally who's really from here is Sheriff Murphy. Personally.”
—Saloon Patron[src]

“Sheriff Murphy. That's it! He's a Murphy, and he's the law; he is—”
“—the original Murphy's Law!”
Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish

“Safe travels now! Oh! Say hello to my great-great-great-great-grand kids!”
—Sheriff Murphy[src]

Appearances

Trivia

v - e - d Characters
Main
Characters
Milo MurphyMelissa ChaseZack Underwood
Supporting
Characters
Balthazar CavendishVinnie DakotaDiogeeMartin MurphyBrigette MurphySara MurphyAmanda LopezMort SchaefferBradley NicholsonElliot DeckerHeinz DoofenshmirtzPerry the Platypus
Recurring
Characters
Richard ChaseEileen UnderwoodMarcus UnderwoodChad Van CoffElizabeth MilderKyle DrakoMs. MurawskiNolan MitchellScottBrickSavannahMr. BlockOrton MahlsonLydiaJoniNealBob BlockFrancis Monogram
Story Arc
Characters
Orton MahlsonPistachionsSentient BlobKing PistachionDerekGiant PistachionLost DakotasPhineas FlynnFerb FletcherCandace FlynnBuford Van StommBaljeet TjinderIsabella Garcia-ShapiroOctaliansAlien CommanderAlien PilotLoabKhoneOrgaluthCavenpuss
Families Murphy: Martin MurphyBrigette MurphySara MurphyMilo MurphyDiogeeJoey MurphyLaura MurphyNate MurphyGrandpa MurphyGrandma MurphySheriff MurphyMurphy Family
Underwood: Marcus UnderwoodEileen UnderwoodZack UnderwoodZeldaCornelius Underwood
Chase: Richard ChaseMelissa ChaseAbigail Chase
Jefferson County
Middle School
Students: Amanda LopezMort SchaefferBradley NicholsonChad Van CoffLydiaJoni
Staff: Elizabeth MilderKyle DrakoMs. MurawskiNolan MitchellMs. WhiteFredMr. HartoonianMs. Whipley
Related: Elliot DeckerMs. DeckerMs. BaxterMr. Blunt
Cavendish and
Dakota's Jobs
Bureau of Time Travel: Mr. BlockGretchenBrickSavannah
Paranormal Investigation Group: Bob BlockBalthazar CavendishVinnie Dakota
Related: Lost Dakotas
The Doctor
Zone Files
Show and Cast: Orton MahlsonDoctor ZoneTime Ape
Fans: KrisWallyJosh
Non-Human
Characters
Pistachions: King PistachionDerekGiant PistachionDennisJerry
Octalians: Alien CommanderAlien PilotLoabKhoneOrgaluthBeekMantelDorsalZorb Zerbavoir
Phineas and Ferb
Characters
Heinz DoofenshmirtzPerry the PlatypusFrancis MonogramCarl KarlPhineas FlynnFerb FletcherCandace FlynnJeremy JohnsonBuford Van StommBaljeet TjinderIsabella Garcia-ShapiroVanessa Doofenshmirtz
Other
Characters
Kids and Teens: NealThe LumbermaxesMaxJackieCharlene and Sharon BruleeHenryWendyLizzyLola SunderguardJohn and Jake JacksonRain and StormAnthony and AshleyBilly BisonToby
Adults: ScottVeronicaTobias TrollhammerVictor VerliezerClyde RickenbackerMr. BruleeMrs. BruleeShelleyTrucker TedForemanDaveEuniceJavierJimSlashGretchen FlammkuchenPhillipColonel NibletLieutenant TennantJefferson G. CountyEuniceMayorCaptainSergio McGuinnessWilsonDr. Not SorryBasil BravoJoseDirectorMuseum Tour GuideSallyPower Plant EmployeePete and TinaCorn Field FarmerEvan ChaffeToby's GrandfatherVlad and IgorFuller and HastingsNature Surveyor
Animals: LlamasRecurring RaccoonZippyAgent GPioBeauregardCyborg BearRex
Misc: Lardee BoyC.I.D.D.AliensSentient BlobCavenpussMinor Characters
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