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We're Going to the Zoo
92 a try for a shirt
Season: 1
Production code: 109a
Broadcast order: 17
Written by:
Martin Olson
Storyboards by:
Steven Umbleby
Directed by:
Bob Bowen
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
March 15, 2017
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
School Dance
Story arc(s)
Counteragent Arc
You gave away Mom’s collection of rock concert t-shirts!

Sara Murphy

We're Going to the Zoo is the 17th episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law.

Episode Synopsis

Milo accidentally gives away his Mom's rock concert t-shirts to a school clothing drive and must fight Murphy's Law to get them back.

Plot

Milo, Sara, and Zack are gathering items to donate to charity while Melissa is off sunbathing in a pool, but find that Diogee keeps getting in their box. Milo places the box in his mother's closet for safekeeping only for a suitcase containing her old concert t-shirts to fall in by mistake, which Milo and co. don't notice until the charity worker returns the empty suitcase to them before driving off. The three desperately attempt to recover the shirts, as Brigette is going to an event that night. Meanwhile, Balthazar Cavendish and Vinnie Dakota receive another pistachio protecting assignment from Mr. Block, who sends them to the city zoo.

After learning that the shirts are going to be recycled from Kyle Drako, the three locate the trailer carrying the shirts only for it to go out of control and crash into the zoo, where the shirts are stolen by monkeys. As the three pursue them, Balthazar is on the lookout for Milo, whom he is convinced is out to sabotage their efforts. His suspicion is strengthened after the cart of roasted pistachios they were guarding ends up being consumed by giraffes that Milo and co. rode in pursuit of the monkeys. Milo and co. recover the shirts and deliver them to Brigette only to find out that she had intended to donate them anyway, while Dakota fills his pants with pistachios due to losing his bet with Balthazar.

Transcript

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Songs

Gallery

The Zoo
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Notes

International Airings

  • June 9, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
  • August 8, 2017 (Disney Channel Israel)
  • October 3, 2019 (PlusPlus)

Trivia

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  • An illustrated version of Dan Povenmire and his daughter appears while Dakota is celebrating about going to the zoo.
  • The Phineas and Ferb extra Pinhead Pierre Actress is seen through Dakota's binoculars, as are many others.
  • The llama incident is mentioned again.
  • Melissa does not speak in this episode, however, while in the pool, she sighs relaxingly.
  • Karma: Bradley kept withholding carrots from a giraffe and the platform he was on collapsed with him on it.
  • Sara asks why Milo's platypus pajamas are teal when platypuses are actually brown; however, teal platypuses were shown to be rather common in Danville in the Phineas and Ferb episode "Oh, There You Are, Perry".
  • Diogee loves otters.
  • Dakota sings for the first time.

Allusions

  • Phineas and Ferb
    • Sara says "you're guys, you don't talk about feelings", that's an allusion to what Baljeet says in the episode Act Your Age.
    • A reference to Dan and Swampy's previous series is made when Sara asks Milo, "Remind me. What happened to these platypus pajamas?" while holding up a pair of teal platypus pajamas very reminiscent of Perry the Platypus, Milo simply responds: "Someone's idea of artsy", and a strand of Perry's theme plays during that conversation.
    • One of the monkeys wears a Love Händel shirt.
    • While Balthazar is searching for Milo, Vinnie begins listing the things that could stop them. Amongst them is "a potted plant", a reference to Planty the Potted Plant, the secret agent that is a plant and was able to accidentally defeat Dr. Doofenshimrtz.
    • At the end of the episode when Vinnie has to make good on losing the bet, the music from S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants) is heard and Vinnie uses the song title in reference to them getting in his pants.
    • Linda Flynn was Lindana in the 1980s.
  • While Dakota and Cavendish are in the photo booth, caricatures of Dan Povenmire and his daughter walk by.
  • Family Guy- When Cavendish wonders why people at the zoo are scared, he says "What the deuce is going on?". This could be an allusion to Stewie Griffin.

Errors

  • When the donation trailer is perched on top of the ski jump the wheel that just fell off is back in place.
  • When the red sash people are seen running in front of the giraffes, the people they are running past were only moments ago seen running in front of the giraffes.

Cast and Characters

References


Previous:
Time Out
Episodes Next:
School Dance
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 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 Day
P.I.G. Arc Snow Way OutPicture DayGame NightLady KrillersDisco Do-OverManaging Murphy's LawField of Screams
Octalians Arc Managing Murphy's LawMilo's ShadowSick Day
Forsaken Perry Arc Sick Day
Episodes in Italics indicate an episode that doesn't center around the subject of an arc but is still related to it.
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.

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