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Athledecamathalon
61 surveying the destuction
Production code: 107b
Broadcast order: 14
Written by:
Jim Bernstein
Storyboards by:
Calvin Suggs
Directed by:
Bob Bowen
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
March 9, 2017
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
"Secrets and Pies"

Athledecamathalon is the 14th episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law.

Episode Synopsis

The gang participates in a school event that combines the Academic Decathlon and the Athletic Decathlon.

Plot

Milo and his comrades are surprised to learn that their school's academic and athletic decathalons have been combined into a single event from Kyle Drako, who also oversees the event. To their chagrin, the mixed group of athletes and academics find that the opposing team has been aware of the event for three months, leaving them fully prepared. As a result, they quickly take the lead in the competition, leaving Milo's team in the dust. Meanwhile, Martin and Brigette Murphy come to the school to drop off some items for Milo (including his body armor) and end up searching for a Soccer trophy Martin won in his youth.

Thanks to Murphy's Law, the field on which they are competing is left a ruin, though Milo is confident that this actually improves the group's chances due to his experience with such setbacks. The two teams then face the final event, making their way over the field to various computer terminals in order to answer questions. Little by little the teams are worn down until only Milo and the other team's captain remain, with Milo triumphing due to Melissa's knowledge of trivia. Meanwhile, Martin inadvertently causes some damage to the school while on his search for the trophy, and he and Brigette leave before more is caused.

Song

Gallery

Athledecamathalon
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Notes

International Airings

  • March 23, 2017 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • April 23, 2017 (Disney Channel Japan)
  • June 2, 2017 (Southeast Asia)

Trivia

  • Melissa knows the blood type of each American president.
  • Wendy is never named in this episode, but was named in the press releases.[1]
  • Vincent Martella was credited in this episode, despite Bradley not having any lines.
  • The school has some unbreakable windows from when Martin attended.
  • Chad believes that Mr. Drako is a vampire.

Allusions

  • When Mort clings to the edge of a crevice before falling in, he says "Fly, you fools!", a clear nod to a similar scene from The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • Mr. Drako being a teacher to the main characters and having an ex-wife is a possible allusion to Mr. Goldenfold, a character from Rick and Morty.

Errors

  • In Mr. Murphy's flasback, he makes a winning soccer move with one kick, yet he imitates it with multiple kicks.
  • When Milo's team is celebrating their victory, Zack's left foot is superimposed on top of his right foot.

Characters

References

  1. Disney Channel PR‏: "Game on! @landrybender guest stars as Wendy, Milo's opponent in a school event, in tomorrow's new episode of #MiloMurphysLaw on #DisneyXD"
Previous:
Secrets and Pies
Episodes Next:
The Substitute

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