Instead of sending your body through time, it sends time through your body.

Vinnie Dakota on the age regressor ray

Backward to School Night
Production code: 117b
Broadcast order: 29
Written by:
Joshua Pruett
Storyboards by:
Steven Umbleby
Directed by:
Bob Bowen
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
September 27th, 2017
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
Some Like it Yacht

Backward to School Night is the 29th episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. It aired on September 27, 2017.

Episode Synopsis

Parents become children during a back to school night held at Jefferson County Middle School.


A group of students and their parents — Milo with his dad, Melissa with hers, and Zack with his mother — are greeted by Kyle Drako, who welcomes them for back to school night. After he leaves, the group speculate as to whether or not he's a vampire, before going on to give their varying opinions on the coming parent-teacher meeting.

Meanwhile, Balthazar Cavendish and Vinnie Dakota are leaving a restaurant. After pulling Cavendish out of the way of a passing car, Dakota pops the trunk of their time vehicle to reveal a surprise he'd been saving: a large stash of dangerous equipment stolen from Brick and Savannah.

Back in the classroom, the parents reminisce about the carefree lives kids had, while their children dream of the freedoms that adulthood would offer. Ms. Murawski then sends the kids out of the room to begin her meeting with the parents, but not before pointing out her handcrafted chair, which matches her beloved desk.

in the meantime, Cavendish scolds Dakota for the stolen time equipment, but his partner is more concerned with having fun and picks up an age-regressor ray. Their brief argument over the ray causes it to fire, hitting Dakota's arm, which regresses into the arm of a baby. This only causes him to fool around more, and another accidental misfire sends the beam towards the classroom, where a glass wind chime causes it to hit all four adults, turning them into three-year-olds.

Milo, Zack, and Melissa return to find that, much to their horror, their parents have been turned into toddlers. Cavendish then arrives at the school carrying toddler Dakota and informs Milo that the reason for the age regression was the ray gun in Diogee's mouth. Before they can retrieve it, Milo orders Diogee to drop it, only to have the device accidentally break into pieces upon hitting the floor. Cavendish collects the pieces and requests thirty minutes to fix it, leaving as the kids agree to keep their toddler parents safe, only to have the three-year-olds scatter immediately after.

Cavendish works to fix the ray gun despite toddler Dakota's constant misbehavior while the trio tries to keep their parents out of trouble, chasing them all around the school. (Melissa even reads them the same library book sixteen times.) Finally, Cavendish fixes the device and tells the children to bring the toddlers back to the classroom so he can turn them back to normal. The parents end the meeting on a rather confused note and reminisce about their children, who have fallen asleep in their exhaustion.


For a full transcript of "Backward to School Night", click here.

Diogee, Go Home!

(Milo starts to close the door and then notices Diogee)

Milo: Diogee, go home! You know dogs aren't allowed at school!
(Diogee whimpers and walks away while "It's a Sad Dog's Life" plays)

♪ It's a sad dog's life...♪
(Diogee enters, stopping in front of them)

Cavendish: (While pointing at Diogee) Murphy's dog?

Dakota: (Pointing for Diogee) Go home, Diogee. Yeah, he's cute, but he's not the surprise.



The image gallery for Backward to School Night may be viewed here.


International Airings




  • The title is a parody of the event that took up most of the episode.
  • The Sound of Music- Zack mentions that when he is an adult that he can form a family band like the von Trapp singers, in reference to the von Trapp family from the 1965 musical The Sound of Music.


  • When Milo, Zack, and Melissa are talking about what they could do as adults, the first time Melissa blinks her eyes, her eyelids are white and a second set of eyelashes appear.
  • The mobile that scatters the age regressor beam isn't present in other shots of the classroom.
  • When Melissa, Zack, and Milo first enter the classroom to discover the age-regressed teacher and parents, Melissa's eyes don't have pupils.
    • The next time Melissa is seen, her eyes are blue-grey instead of blue.
  • When Milo produces balls from his backpack for the children to play with, he gets a soccer ball, two baseballs and a basketball. When the children are seen playing with them there are two soccer balls and one baseball.



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