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The Doctor Zone Files
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Season: 1
Production code: 103a
Broadcast order: 5
Written by:
Joshua Pruett
Storyboards by:
Jacob Hair
Directed by:
Bob Bowen
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
October 17, 2016
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
The Note
Story arc(s)
B.O.T.T. Introduction Arc
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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]

Episode Synopsis

Sara wants to go with Milo to see The Doctor Zone Files: The Movie Files, based on their favourite show, but she worries about potential problems.[2]

Plot

Sara, Milo, Zack, and Melissa are seen wrapping up a marathon of The Doctor 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 Doctor Zone fans Wally and Kris regarding Doctor 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 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 an 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.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "The Doctor Zone Files", click here.


Song

Gallery

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Notes

International Airings

  • November 7, 2016 (Canada)
  • January 13, 2017 (Spain)
  • January 29, 2017 (Latin America)
  • February 15, 2017 (Japan)[3]
  • February 17, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
  • July 4, 2017 (Israel)

Allusions

  • The Doctor Zone Files 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 Doctor 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.

Trivia

Locations

Errors

  • At the beginning of the episode, when Sara is watching The Doctor 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 Doctor Zone Files intro, Doctor 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

References

  1. http://tvschedule.zap2it.com/tv/milo-murphys-law/episode-guide/EP02363096?aid=tvschedule
  2. http://tvschedule.zap2it.com/tv/milo-murphys-law-the-doctor-zone-files-the-note/EP023630960003?aid=tvschedule
  3. http://www.disney.co.jp/tv/dc/recommend/1702.html
Previous:
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 LawField of ScreamsSpy Little Sister!Milo's ShadowSick DayFreefallMilo's WorldDog Walker, Runner, ScreamerNow I Am a MurphyAbducting Murphy's LawThe Goulash LegacyThe Dog Who Knew Too MuchAdventure BuddiesRide Along Little DoggieLook At This ShipCast Party
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 Clock
P.I.G. Arc Snow Way OutPicture DayGame NightLady KrillersDisco Do-OverManaging Murphy's Law
Octalians Arc Managing Murphy's Law
Episodes in Italics indicate an episode that doesn't center around the subject of an arc but is still related to it.