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Sara Murphy

"The Doctor Zone Files" is the fifth episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. It first aired on October 17, 2016.[1]

Sara wants to go with Milo to see The Dr. Zone Files: The Movie Files, the cinematic adventure of Dr. Zone from her favorite sci-fi franchise of the same name. However, because her little brother embodies Murphy's Law, Sara gets worried about potential problems that might show up.


Sara, Milo, Zack, and Melissa are seen wrapping up a marathon of The Dr. Zone Files in preparation to see the movie that is opening that same day. Sara takes custody of the tickets, fearing that they will come to an ill fate given the many mishaps that tend to occur around Milo. Zack and Melissa are then treated to a brief history of the series, which has been running for over fifty years, prior to standing in line at the film. While Sara takes numerous precautions against Murphy's Law, Zack and Melissa become involved in a discussion with Dr. Zone fans Wally and Kris regarding Dr. Zone's sidekick, Time Ape.

An attempt by Milo and Sara to buy pistachios from Balthazar Cavendish and Vinnie Dakota while waiting to enter the theatre results in the pistachio stand exploding into the air, followed by the mysterious disappearance of the operators. When Melissa and Zack theorize that Time Ape is, in fact, Dr. Zone's long-lost brother, Wally and Kris are infuriated, prompting Sara to quickly intervene before a fight breaks out. In doing so, she inadvertently leaves the tickets on the back of a car just before it pulls away, leaving the group unable to attend the showing. Sara gains a new appreciation for Milo, who has always tried to make up for the mishaps that occur around him, and the four are able to view the movie after all once the falling pistachio stand takes out the side wall of the theatre.


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International Airings

  • November 7, 2016 (Canada)
  • January 13, 2017 (Spain)
  • January 29, 2017 (Latin America)
  • February 15, 2017 (Japan)[2]
  • February 17, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
  • April 19, 2017 (Portugal)
  • May 20, 2017 (Hungary)[3]
  • July 4, 2017 (Israel)
  • February 25, 2019 (Ukraine)


  • The Dr. Zone series closely resembles the TV series Doctor Whothey both involve time travel, and both have been going on for 50 years.
  • Superman — Melissa's fan theory of Dr. Zone and Time Ape's origin is based on the origin of Superman.
  • Batman - The transition of the clock going in front of the camera and disappearing again with a music cue is similar to a common transition in the 1966 TV Show Batman.
  • Julius Caesar (play) — Sara's line "Newbies, oldbies, lend me your ears" is a reference to the first line of a speech by Mark Antony in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare ("Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears").




  • At the beginning of the episode, when Sara is watching The Dr. Zone Files, her pajama top has no image, but when she and Milo are dancing at the end of the marathon, there is an image of Time Ape on it.
  • In parts of The Dr. Zone Files intro, Dr. Zone has a right hand instead of a present.
  • After Sara and Milo go to get some pistachios, the barricades that Sara assembled are gone.
  • While watching the movie, Milo is not wearing the Time Ape clock headpiece he was wearing while in line.

Cast and Characters


"The Undergrounders" (initial broadcast)
"Sunny Side Up" (intended order)
Episodes Next:
"The Note"
v - e - d Episodes
Season 1 Going the Extra MiloThe UndergroundersRooting for the EnemySunny Side UpThe Doctor Zone FilesThe NoteParty of PerilSmooth Opera-torWorked DayThe Wilder WestFamily VacationMurphy's LardSecrets and PiesAthledecamathalonThe SubstituteTime OutWe're Going to the ZooSchool DanceBattle of the BandsThe Math BookThe Little Engine That Couldn'tThe Llama IncidentMissing MiloStar StruckDisaster of My DreamsA Clockwork OriginPerchance to SleepwalkSome Like it YachtBackward to School NightWorld Without MiloThe RaceLove TobogganThe Island of Lost DakotasFungus Among UsMilo Murphy's Halloween Scream-A-Torium!A Christmas Peril
Season 2 The Phineas and Ferb EffectSnow Way OutTeacher FeaturePicture DayAgee Ientee DiogeeGame NightPace Makes WasteCake 'Splosion!Lady KrillersDoof's Day OutDisco Do-OverThe Ticking ClockManaging Murphy's LawMilo's ShadowSick DayField of ScreamsSpy Little Sister!Dog Walker, Runner, ScreamerNow I Am a MurphyFreefallMilo's WorldAbducting Murphy's LawThe Goulash LegacyThe Dog Who Knew Too MuchAdventure BuddiesRide Along Little DoggieLook At This ShipCast PartySafety FirstCavendish UnleashedFirst ImpressionsThe Speech and Debate League of Death and Destruction Cross Town Explosion Event‎The Mid-Afternoon Snack ClubParks and WreckEscapeMilo in SpaceSphere and Loathing in Outer Space
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.