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Well, I am a Murphy, and I am the law.

— Sheriff Murphy

"The Race" is the 31st episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. It aired on September 28, 2017.

Milo joins to run a charity race, and enlists Melissa and Zack's help to patch up all the incidents that prevent Milo from actually finishing. Meanwhile, Cavendish and Dakota attempt to ruin Brick and Savannah's pistachio mission, but accidentally get stuck in 1875 with no way to get out.


Milo prepares to run a race to raise money for runts, hopeful that this will be the first year he actually manages to cross the finish line despite Murphy's Law. To help him achieve his goal, Melissa and Zack follow alongside the race on their bikes, using Milo's backpack to prevent any mishaps.

Meanwhile Brick and Savannah are operating a pistachio cart near the finish line. They complain about being stuck with the job, but figure it will be easy enough to check off before they can get back to their usual missions. Unknown to them, Cavendish and Dakota pull up in a nearby alleyway, intent on destroying the pistachios despite the expertise of the first class time agents. They're greeted by Milo as he runs by, but upon returning his greeting Murphy's law causes them to be sent back to 1875.

Cavendish and Dakota end up stranded in this time period after being greeted by the town sheriff, whose presence causes a horse to panic and severely damage their time vehicle. After hiding the car, Dakota suggests he get himself some new clothes to blend in better while they search for the parts they need to fix their time machine.

In the current time, Melissa and Zack do their best to help Milo throughout the various Murphy's Law related obstacles.

Back in 1875, Cavendish and Dakota are joined once again by the sheriff, who informs them that there are a lot of other time travelers stuck there. The duo head over to the town's only saloon, only to find many other time travelers, all stranded in that time period due to what Dakota deemed a 'Time-travel Bermuda triangle' caused by Sheriff Murphy, the original Murphy of Murphy's law and thus Milo's great-great-great-great grandfather.

After trying to take parts from another time machine, the sheriff helps them again and they succeed in bump-starting their time vehicle by falling off a cliff. They arrive in the present and destroy Brick and Savannah's pistachio cart, much to their enjoyment, and drive away with the Race for Runts finish line, much to Milo's disappointment. Luckily, his friends make a backup finish line with items from the backpack, and Milo crosses it. They then leave before it collapses.


For a full transcript of "The Race", click here.




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International Airings

  • February 24, 2018 (Hungary)[1]


  • Murphy's Law began with Milo's great-great-great-great-grandfather Sheriff Murphy, which must be Edward Murphy himself.
  • The hawk that stole Milo's map in "Going the Extra Milo" reappears again, this time stealing a cup of water from Milo.
  • Milo runs the same race each year but never finished until this year.
  • The annual race is called Race for Runts.
  • Cavendish and Dakota have a lemon for a time-traveling car because they destroyed Earth's second moon in a past mission.
  • Because Cavendish dresses like he is from the 1870s, Dakota states that - being in 1875 - he is finally in style.
  • This ep shows that Milo is a really good runner.



  • Back to the Future: Part III- This episode bears many similarities with the film.
    • Cavendish and Dakota hide their time machine just like Marty McFly did in the movie.
    • Their time machine being pulled by horses was reminiscent of an attempt in the third movie to escape the wild west. Cavendish and Dakota's escape while falling off a cliff was also reminiscent of the plan that ultimately got Marty out of the wild west, though he just avoided falling off the cliff (that has a bridge in his own time).
    • The year they arrived in is ten years shy of the year Marty and the Doc arrived in in said movie (1885).
  • Phineas and Ferb -
    • When the scene changes to Cavendish and Dakota finishing repairs on their car, the jingle heard is same as that played when Wendy and Candace faced off for the condiment duel in the Phineas and Ferb episode "Unfair Science Fair".
    • The draw bridge Milo needs to cross is also the scene of the climax in the episode "Traffic Cam Caper", though it doesn't have the control tower.
  • "Chariots of Fire"- When Milo crosses Melissa and Zack's makeshift finish line, a music cue is similar to the one used in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire plays.


  • When Melissa gives Milo the bandage, in one shot she has her chin strapped, then in two shots her chin wasn't strapped.

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
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.