|“||Murphy's Law or not, the show must go on.||”|
— Milo Murphy
Milo and friends attend the opera for extra credit, as they encounter Amanda, who attends it for her own enjoyment. When Milo ends up backstage, he decides to prevent Murphy's Law from ruining the opera for Amanda's sake.
Milo, Zack, and Melissa attend an opera to receive extra credit for Ms. White's class, running into classmate Amanda Lopez on the way. Milo himself seems very excited to see her. She admits that Milo's presence at the show makes her nervous, as she loves opera for its consistency and order; something which could be easily ruined by Murphy's Law. After assuring her that things would be fine, Milo leaves to buy some pistachios at the concession stand, only to have the vendors refuse to sell. He wears them down until they agree, but it quickly becomes obvious that they don't have any experience with the dispenser, and the resulting flood of pistachios sends Milo to the basement.
The show begins, and Zack leaves to find Milo, who'd ended up backstage in an attempt to prevent anything from going wrong. Melissa, meanwhile, does her best to keep Amanda calm despite the increasing chaos.
The clear danger on set causes one of the main actors to walk out while putting Amanda on the verge of a panic attack. Seeing this, Milo quickly takes the actor's place and the show goes on. Everyone in the audience gives a standing ovation, started by Amanda and Melissa, and the four go for pizza.
For a full transcript of "Smooth Opera-tor", click here.
Diogee, Go Home!
(Diogee runs past a distracted Zack onto the stage in an opera Viking helmet.)
Milo: Diogee, go home. (Diogee turns and leaves.)
(A platform rises onto the stage, carrying Diogee.)
Milo: ♪ Diogee, go home! ♪
|The image gallery for "Smooth Opera-tor" may be viewed here.|
- Storyboard revisions of this episode can be viewed on Joseph S. Scott's website.
- January 18, 2017 (Spain)
- February 4, 2017 (Latin America)
- February 16, 2017 (Japan)
- February 24, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
- April 20, 2017 (Portugal)
- May 21, 2017 (Hungary)
- July 5, 2017 (Israel)
- The play they see, The Mezzo Sopranos, is a parody of The Sopranos, a TV series with the similar premise of an Italian mob boss going to see a therapist.
- Balthazar's line "You had one job" is a reference to the internet meme.
- The pistachio protectors make another appearance, with more lines.
- Recoloured versions of Isabella's dad and a member of Ferb's great-grandmother's tea party are seen meeting in front of the opera.
- They are seen separately afterwards among many other less notable Phineas and Ferb background characters.
- Among the many objects that quickly fall from the roof when the background screen collapses are the cat, the two elders playing checkers and the guy with a poodle who were also disturbed when the football field was ripped up by a drill in "Rooting for the Enemy".
- The performers who join for the impromptu finale include all six actors (seven including Milo) seen on stage, two actors who were startled by the fire extinguisher backstage, and the man in the giraffe costume who ran across the stage earlier, leaving only two people previously unseen in the episode.
- "Smooth Opera-tor" was one of the first episodes of the series to premiere on Disney Channel before airing on Disney XD.
- This is the first episode where Milo doesn't pull out anything from his backpack.
- This is also the first episode where Milo, Melissa, Zack and Amanda don't wear their usual outfits.
- This is the first episode where Amanda takes a prominent role
- This is the first episode in which Milo's crush on Amanda is revealed.
- Not counting the theme song, this is the second time that Weird Al sings on the show after "Rooting for the Enemy".
- During the performance, the positions of the audience around Melissa and Amanda change. Most notably, in some shots, Milo and Zack's vacant seats have been taken.
Cast and characters
- Al Yankovic as Milo Murphy
- Sabrina Carpenter as Melissa Chase, Therapist (credited as additional voices), Actress 1 (credited as additional voices), Actress 2 (credited as additional voices)
- Mekai Curtis as Zack Underwood
- Chrissie Fit as Amanda Lopez
- Christian Slater as Elliot Decker, Mr. Mezzo Soprano (credited as additional voices), Baritone 4 (credited as additional voices)
- Dee Bradley Baker as Diogee, Staff 1 (credited as additional voices)
- Dan Povenmire as Vinnie Dakota, Staff 2 (credited as additional voices), Baritone 3 (credited as additional voices)
- Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Balthazar Cavendish
"Party of Peril"
|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.|