Balthazar Cavendish is a supporting character on Milo Murphy's Law.
He is dressed in a 1870s style, along with partner Vinnie Dakota, is one-half of a pair of time-traveling agents who are given seemingly inconsequential missions involving the protection of pistachio nuts — apparently so that their boss in 2175 will have them in his cans of mixed-nuts. While it is implied no other time agents wish to work with them, in Missing Milo it turns out they become crucial to the future, the time stream, and even serve as the inspiration for the Dr. Zone television phenomenon.
Aside from the opening credits, he first appears in The Doctor Zone Files arguing with Vinnie Dakota about the pronunciation of "pistachios" and how he doesn't speak to the customers. He happens to be a little dumber than Vinnie, as he told Vinnie never to speak with the customers, despite Vinnie stating that he was speaking to Balthazar instead of the customers. Balthazar even accuses Vinnie of sabotaging their pistachio stand when it blew sky high, though Vinnie pointed out that Balthazar spilled some ingredients that jammed the broiler in the first place, much to Balthazar's annoyance. Just after the pistachio stand exploded, they - seemingly - disappeared.
In Worked Day the pair have an expanded role, in which they are assigned a mission to see that a truck of pistachios safely gets to a warehouse. Balthazar is determined to complete the task - going so far as to take over driving the truck - while putting up with Dakota's different suggestions as to what they should do for lunch afterwards. After driving the truck to the wrong location in Danville, the pair attempt to drive it to the correct location only to get dragged off course by an overloading MRI machine, which causes the truck to crash into a hospital.
In Murphy's Lard the pair secure a pistachio stand at Lard World, with Balthazar erecting a defensive structure while Dakota sits around eating or playing his various instruments. They succeed in protecting the pistachios from two threats, only for the stand to be destroyed after they prematurely take the restraints down.
Balthazar and Dakota make another cameo in Secrets and Pies where they have been assigned to keep pistachios from leaking out of a silo. After temporary success, unfortunately, the silo collapses and they - and Veronica - get caught in a tidal wave of nuts.
In The Substitute the pair are transporting a futuristic fertilizer to a pistachio sapling at Milo's school only for their Quantum Localizer to land them in a science class closet before running out of power. The fertilizer ends up mixing with another chemical to become a sentient blob, which grabs the pair and throws them out into the hallway. Balthazar is then able to chase Diogee away from the seedling only to end up stepping on it; what is left of the blob soon comes out of the school's vent and brings it back to life with unknown consequences.
In Time Out Dakota and Balthazar end up bothering Brick and Savannah, fellow time travel agents, where it is mentioned he and Balthazar are both dressed in clothes "From the '70s" respectively. As well as finding out that both are considered terrible at their job and they were given such a low-level job because nobody else wanted it.
By We're Going to the Zoo, due to Milo Murphy's recurring presence at the sites of failed missions, Balthazar has come to suspect that Milo is an operative from another time travel agency attempting to sabotage him and Dakota. He and Dakota then go to the zoo on orders from their superior Mr. Block, only for the pistachios they are guarding to be eaten by giraffes after Milo once again appears.
In School Dance Balthazar and Dakota head to their office and narrowly avoid a confrontation with their landlord, who demands that they pay their rent. They then contact Mr. Block, who gives them a new mission while also informing them that there is no rival time travel agency to which Milo belongs. Balthazar is unconvinced and so takes Dakota - carrying a bag of wooden stakes that they're supposed to use to support plants at a pistachio farm - to Milo's middle school dance hoping to discover the truth. The two are mistaken for vampire hunters in pursuit of Kyle Drako by Chad, and Balthazar accidentally sends the band for the dance into the near future when he drops his temporal transporter while pursuing Milo. The pair are left with no conclusive evidence that Milo is working against them, though a misunderstanding with the students who think they are vampire hunters has Cavendish more convinced than ever that Milo is opposing their efforts.
Cavendish appears again in The Little Engine That Couldn't, where he and Dakota are assigned to transport two boxes of pistachios using their new vehicle: a tandem bike. Balthazar looks on this as yet another case of being demeaned by his superiors, but is distracted when the bike and pistachios are crushed by a runaway antique fire engine carrying Milo Murphy. Determined to find out who Milo is working for — since he is unaware that Milo isn't working for anyone — he drags Dakota in pursuit of Milo. They briefly interact with Milo and witness him saving a number of cats sent flying by the engine, and Dakota catches one that resembles Cavendish. The cat also demonstrates the tendency to mock him, both before and after the pair are thrown from the engine into a nearby pond.
In Missing Milo, Milo gets swept up on their latest pistachio mission and helps to save the future. Specifically their headquarters' home time period of 2175.
Balthazar is a serious man who does whatever he can to ensure a task is success. He is also prone to paranoia, as evidence to when Vinnie pointed out that when ever they fail, Milo Murphy is close by.
Balthazar is a tall man with gray hair and a large handlebar mustache. He wears an olive green suit with a faded gold vest, white undershirt and lavender tie. He wears black and white dress shoes, goggles and a top hat that matches his suit.
Mr. Block Mr. Block is Balthazar's boss. He constantly requests better missions but is always laughed at and berated.
Cavendish and his partner they are polar opposites.
At first, Cavendish thought of Milo as just a customer who showed up occasionally. As of Time Out, he now assumes he is a counter-agent out to thwart their every step to save their pistachios. He no longer considers Milo as an agent out to thwart his and Dakota's mission, as of Missing Milo. He calls Milo "alright".
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- The Doctor Zone Files
- The Note (cameo appearance)
- Party of Peril (cameo appearance)
- Smooth Opera-tor
- Worked Day
- The Wilder West (cameo appearance)
- Family Vacation
- Murphy's Lard
- Secrets and Pies
- The Substitute
- Time Out
- We're Going to the Zoo
- School Dance
- The Little Engine That Couldn't
- The Llama Incident (flashback)
- Missing Milo
- Disaster of My Dreams
- Where's my limo? Where's my fish tank? Where's my attractive partner?
- Of course he is. Who else could undermine our every mission with such precision?
- He is voiced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh - one of the show's creators.
- He acts as though he is Vinnie's boss.
- As of Time Out he believes that Milo is trying to thwart his and Vinnie's pistachio missions. But eventually in Missing Milo, he learned that Milo has no intention of doing so and the reason behind the mishaps was due to the effects of Murphy's Law.
- He is scarcely referred to by his first name.
- ↑ http://www.tvinsider.com/article/70623/new-animated-comedy-from-phineas-and-ferb-duo-to-star-weird-al-yankovic/
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