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The Undergrounders
Screenshot (3039)
Season: 1
Production code: 101b[1]
Broadcast order: 2
Written by:
Dani Vetere
Storyboards by:
Steven Umbleby
Directed by:
Bob Bowen
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
October 10, 2016
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
Rooting for the Enemy (Original airing)
Going The Extra Milo (re-runs)
The floppy-eared one shall be our leader!

Scott

Melissa: A subspecies of humanish creatures, roaming the tunnels, searching for pray.
Milo: Maybe we'll meet some.
Zack: Rather meet them above ground.
Milo: Then they wouldn't be mole people. They'd be...
Melissa: People.

The Undergrounders is the second episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. It first aired on October 10, 2016.[2]

Episode Synopsis

The students of Jefferson County Middle School are going on a field trip to the Museum of Natural History. Along the way, Milo, Zack and Melissa's subway car derails and careens into an abandoned tunnel. While trying to find their way to the museum, they encounter a society of construction workers who have been underground for a month.

Plot

Milo, Melissa, Zack, and their classmates from Jefferson County Middle School enter a subway station in order to travel to the Natural History Museum. While enroot, however, the car that the three enter becomes detached from the rest of the train and ends up going down the wrong track. Surviving the mishap, the trio encounter the Undergrounders, a group of construction workers who have been lost in the underbelly of the city for about a month. The group have formed their own society they have dubbed Subterranus, where they live among various leavings of surface civilization and eat rats.

At the museum's gift shop, the teacher is agonizing over the absence of Milo and the others while Bradley Nicholson states the fact to Mort that Milo's absence is allowing him to get more attention, though he fears it cannot last. Back underground, the trio and the Undergrounders are found by Diogee, whom Milo realizes can lead the group home due to his uncanny sense of direction. They then follow the dog only for Milo and Melissa to become trapped in a cave-in, forcing Zack to go to their rescue. Diogee then leads the group to an abandoned subway car that takes them into the museum, reuniting Milo and his friends with their classmates. Most of the Undergrounders then leave to return to their normal lives, though Scott opts to return to the underground.

Transcript

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


Diogee, Go Home!

Milo: Diogee always knows the way home. Diogee, go home!

Gallery

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The image gallery for "The Undergrounders" may be viewed here.

Memorable Quotes

Zack: Melissa, is there a time you haven't forgotten something?
Melissa: Yeah, February 30th, or 31st. I forget.
Zack: Neither of those are dates.
Mort: So, that's what a runaway train car looks like! I'll be honest, I'm a little disappointed.
Melissa: Zack, are you by any chance claustro...
Zack: Not claustrophobic, just claustroavoident. I avoid enclosed spaces whenever possible.
Melissa: Kind of not possible at the moment.
Zack: It's better if I'm distracted.
Milo: Okay, wiat. (tap dances)
Zack: Not helping.
Milo: How about this?
(Milo and Melissa decorate the subway car with posters of various locations in Paris, while accordian music plays in the background; cut to reveal that Milo is the one playing the music)
Zack: Okay, now I'm distracted. Have you been carrying that this entire time?
Milo: I try to pack for every evnentuality. Now, let's see about getting those doors open. (pulls a key out of his backpack) Ah, here we go!
Zack: Okay, next time, key first, tap dancing later.
Zack: How long have you been down here?
Scott: Since... the before times...
Foreman: About a month, actually. We were building an extension on this line, but we got lost, so we decided we better establish a new civilization.
Milo: Wow! You started a civilization in a month?
Foreman: You'd be surprised how much you're able to get done when you're not constantly setting up and moving orange cones.
Melissa: Are you really gonna eat that?
Zack: I'm trying to distract myself from the walls closing in on us! I wonder what part of the chicken this is?
(A shot of Zack's rat-shaped food is briefly shown)
Melissa: The rat part.
Milo: Wait, Diogee, our leader?
Melissa: We are not starting our own civilization!

Notes

Production Information

  • On September 19, 2016, the episode became available for free streaming on iTunes and Amazon.
  • On September 26, 2016, the episode became available to watch early on the Disney XD App and Video On Demand.

International Airings

  • October 17, 2016 (Canada)
  • December 31, 2016 (Latin America; Sneak Premiere)
  • January 10, 2017 (Spain)
  • January 28, 2017 (Latin America; Official)
  • February 10, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
  • February 13, 2017 (Japan)
  • February 16, 2017 (Germany)
  • July 2, 2017 (Israel)
  • February 23, 2019 (Ukraine)

Continuity

Trivia

Allusions

  • The tune Milo plays on his accordion was previously used in the Phineas and Ferb episode, Run Away Runway to introduce Gaston Le Monde.
    • His statement of "trying to be prepared for any eventuality" is also a quote once used by the former titular character.
  • One of the statues in the Undergrounders' civilization resembles the statue of liberty.

Locations


Errors

S1e1b Name misspelling

Name misspelled.

  • Dani Vetere's name is misspelled as Dani Veteri in the credits.
  • When Mort grabs rose quartz from the box, the quantity inside it doesn't change...

Cast and Characters

References

  1. https://www.disneyabcpress.com/disneyxd/shows/milo-murphys-law/episodes/
  2. http://tvschedule.zap2it.com/tv/milo-murphys-law/episode-guide/EP02363096?aid=tvschedule
Previous:
"Rooting for the Enemy" (initial broadcast)
"Going the Extra Milo" (intended order)
Episodes Next:
"The Doctor Zone Files" (initial broadcast)
"Rooting for the Enemy" (intended order)
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 PartySafetyCavendishFirst ImpressionsThe Speech and Debate League of Death and Destruction Cross Town Explosion Event‎
v - e - d Secondary Story Arc Episodes
Llama Incident Arc The UndergroundersRooting for the EnemyMurphy's LardWe're Going to the ZooBattle of the BandsThe Llama IncidentMissing Milo
Milanda Arc Smooth Opera-torSchool DanceCake 'Splosion!Managing Murphy's LawSpy Little Sister!
Mr. Drako Arc AthledecamathalonWe're Going to the ZooSchool DanceThe Math BookSome Like it YachtBackward to School NightMilo Murphy's Halloween Scream-A-Torium!Picture Day
Just Getting Started Arc Secrets and PiesSchool DanceBattle of the BandsDisaster of My DreamsManaging Murphy's Law
Lost Dakotas Arc Backward to School NightLove TobogganThe Island of Lost DakotasThe Phineas and Ferb EffectSnow Way Out
Episodes in Italics indicate an episode that doesn't center around the subject of an arc but is still related to it.