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Well, the clock stopped ticking yesterday at 5 and if she isn't fixed by tonight, no more Bessie.

Melissa Chase

"The Ticking Clock" is the twelfth episode of the second season of Milo Murphy's Law.

Melissa gets help from Milo, Zack, Clyde Rickenbacker and C.I.D.D. to try fixing Ol' Bessie, the clock at City Hall made by Melissa's great-grandmother, before Victor Verliezer is legally allowed to take it down. Meanwhile, Perry is assigned to watch over Doofenshmirtz, who tries to get more into the role of the good guy by picking up sidewalk gum.


As Zack and Milo walk past parking meters expiring when they pass them, Melissa arrives and says that Ol' Bessie, the clock Abigail Chase, her great-grandmother, built was just bought and will be torn down, noting that it stopped working and must be fixed that day to avert its' destruction. She enlists the help of Clyde Rickenbacker and C.I.D.D. to help them, with Milo and Zack offering their assistance as well. They learn that the clock was bought by Victor Verliezer and he plans to knock down the old clock to replace it with a high tech extremely accurate clock that the city will have to pay him to upgrade yearly (or else it will turn into a dangerous robot that will destroy the city).

Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz sets out on his newest inator to rid the city of sidewalk gum and Agent P is assigned to make sure his good act does not harm anyone unintentionally.

Back at Ol' Bessie, the five are trying to fix the clock before 5:00, but Veriliezer is sabotaging their efforts. Just then, Melissa has an idea. She tells the others to glue gum to the gears and has C.I.D.D. take her to Doof. She returns with the former evil scientist and uses his inator to turn the gears, fixing the clock. Veriliezer says he will have his revenge, but Murphy's Law causes him to be carried away by a giant ball of gum to a substitute teacher's conference.


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  • Milo and Melissa inform Zack that various places in the town are named. Not only is the clock Ol Bessie, but the bus stop is Steven and a piece of land is Reganald.


  • Groucho Marx: During the flashback the man uses one of the punchlines to his jokes.
  • Phineas and Ferb: When Victor is flung across Danville, he lands right by "The 28th Annual Substitute Teacher Day". This also happened in a Phineas and Ferb special titled "Summer Belongs to You" when Phineas and company flew over "The 27th Annual Substitute Teacher Day".


Cast and Characters

International Airings

  • Germany: September 18, 2018
  • UK: September 18, 2018
  • India: November 12, 2018
  • Japan: January 27, 2019
  • Southeast Asia: March 28, 2019
  • Ukraine: September 3, 2019
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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
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