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Without that signature page, you'll have a month of unexcused absences.

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

Milo loses the signature page of his enormous doctor's note, which excuses all of his absences from school. He, Melissa and Zack spend the entire morning chasing it.


As Milo, Melissa, and Zack are on their way to school, Milo reveals that he is carrying a huge doctor's note that accounts for all his doctor-excused absences in the recent month. After a chance encounter with Elliot Decker, Milo loses the signature page with the doctor's single signature, without which his absences will go unexcused and will force him to repeat the seventh grade. The trio set out to recover the cover page, unaware that they could easily obtain a new signature page from his doctor, whom is currently playing golf at a nearby course with a friend. The trail leads them into a large office building, through a ticker-tape parade that's being monitored by a government agency, and finally into a large recycling plant.

After a long search that terminates in a near miss for Melissa, the trio recovers what they thought was Milo's note only to find that it's made out for one Lola Sunderguard. Lola herself then appears with her friends, with the group resembling Milo and his entourage down to a pet pig resembling Diogee. Milo's dog then proves to have found the cover page for the note, and the government agents temporarily disintegrate Elliot when he tries to impede the trio's progress once again. Meanwhile, Milo's doctor is shown to be conversing with a fellow golfer and admits - after denying it earlier - that he is a doctor.


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International Airings

  • November 7, 2016 (Canada)
  • January 16, 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)


  • Cast Away - Jim Hanks voices a character named Wilson. Ironically, Jim's older and more famous brother Tom's character made a friend out of a Wilson brand volleyball he named Wilson.
  • Shaun of the Dead - The scene in which Milo and his friends meet Lola Sunderguard and her friends runs parallels with a scene from Shaun of the Dead where Shaun's group of survivors meet Yvonne and her group who, like Milo and Lola, we assume they've previous met without our knowledge.



  • Milo's middle name is revealed to be "Danger" (pronounced "dahn-ziay", like the French word), his grandmother's maiden name
  • It is revealed that Milo, Melissa, and Zack are in the seventh grade.
  • The episode states that a man named Frank Eugene Austin invented the ant farm, but the true inventor of the ant farm was Charles Janet.
  • "Chop Away at my Heart" can be heard from Larry's headphones in Wilson's flashback.
  • The writing on the doctor's note is "lorem ipsum", a common placeholder text used in graphic design work. That is derived from scrambled parts of De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (On the Ends of Good and Evil), a first-century BC Latin text created by the Roman philosopher Cicero.
  • Milo and his friends must've gotten to school early otherwise, they’d all need excuse notes. (Milo for the obvious and Melissa and Zack for being late for school.)


  • After the note detaches from the astronaut the hail of ticker tape, the astronaut's limo and all the onlookers are suddenly gone.
  • In all three snapshots during the end credits both Milo's and Lola's notes are light pink instead of white - like pink slips.

Cast and Characters


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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