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Fungus Among Us
Fungus among us
Production code: 121
Broadcast order: 34
Written by:
Scott Peterson
Joshua Pruett
Storyboards by:
Joseph S. Scott
Diana Huh
Chris Ybarra
Kyle Menke
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
September 30th, 2017
International Premieres:
see below
Story arc(s)
"The Substitute"
"Time Out"
"We're Going to the Zoo"
"School Dance"
"The Little Engine That Couldn't"
"The Llama Incident"
"Missing Milo"
"Star Struck"
"Phineas and Ferb/Milo Murphy's Law Crossover"
Well, apparently, that is a message from 50 years ago that we have not, as of yet, made.

— Balthazar Cavendish

Professor Time? My name is Milo Murphy, and we need your help.

— Milo Murphy

Fungus Among Us is the 34th episode in and the finale of the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. It aired on September 30, 2017.[1]

Episode Synopsis

Milo, Cavendish, and Dakota travel back to 1965 and inspire the creation of Dr. Zone, only to encounter a sinister plot to take over the world.

Plot

Part 1

As Milo, Zack, and Melissa plummet from a hot air balloon basket they land in Cavendish and Dakota's time vehicle. Soon after, Milo gets a cell message from Dakota from 1965. He goes with the time travelers to the studio where The Doctor Zone Files is filmed for answers. Back in the present, various citizens of Danville start to act weird and hunt down Zack and Melissa until they are captured, which is witnessed by Diogee.

Back in 1965, they are filming the pilot episode of Doctor Zone — with Milo reciting what we heard himself say in the present — when an intern is revealed to be Derek, the last kin of King Pistachion, in the midst of his own world-domination scheme. Milo, the time travelers, and Orton Mahlson jump into the time stream, but they are low on time juice and are at risk of being trapped in the time stream forever if they run out.

Part 2

After they arrive in Danville two weeks after they went to 1965, they talk about Derek's plan and realize it has been in the works since 1965. After escaping the pistachions, they see Sara being taken away in a van to Lard World. They watch as she is replaced by a pistachion and locked up with the other residents of Danville. Milo tries to free his friends and family but they tell him to flee. After that, Milo, Cavendish, Dakota, and Orton are chased around the theme park. Diogee helps them escape, and they all sail down the sewers in a conveniently placed boat. Milo asks Lardee Boy for help, but it turns out that Lardee Boy has been replaced by a huge pistachion.

After escaping the pistachion, they decide to seek out Professor Time, the man who invented time-travel, and ask him to help them travel back to 1965 to prevent all this from happening. When they reach the address on Cavendish's directional pointer, they find Heinz Doofenshmirtz angry to see them and not a pizza delivery guy in his trap.

TO BE CONTINUED comes on the screen.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Fungus Among Us", click here.



Trivia

  • A spoof of a 'SpongeBob SquarePants' time card is made in the episode.
  • This marks the first crossover a Disney show has had with a series that has already ended.

Diogee, Go Home!

Milo: See you guys later! (Diogee barks.) No. Stay home, Diogee.
Milo: Diogee, go ho— (Diogee whines and starts sadly to go home) Wait, wait, wait. Diogee, (Diogee stops) do not go home. (Diogee's ears perk up) It's not safe. Stay with us. (Diogee bounds happily into Milo's arms and licks him) Okay, okay! Down, boy! Come on!

Songs

Gallery

34.-Fungus-Among-Us---Title-Card
The image gallery for Fungus Among Us may be viewed here.

Notes

International Airings

  • April 21, 2018 (Japan)

Trivia

  • This was the second special of Milo Murphy's Law. ("Missing Milo")
  • Vinnie Dakota reclaims one of "his" clocks. ("Missing Milo")
  • This episode is the first to physically include any Phineas and Ferb characters.
  • Currently, the only characters who are known not to be imprisoned and replaced by pistachions are Milo, Cavendish, Dakota, Diogee, 1965 Orton Mahlson, and Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
  • Sara remembers the pistachions and Diogee's role in their defeat. ("Missing Milo")
  • This is the first time Milo tells Diogee to stay with him.
  • Zack mentions having at least two little brothers.
  • Milo remembers that Dakota calls pistachions "nutjobbers". ("Missing Milo")
  • Despite "A Christmas Peril" being the last season 1 episode to air, this is considered the first-season finale. The continuation of this episode's story arc will take place in the Phineas and Ferb crossover, which will be the first second-season episode. "Fungus Among Us" has production code 121, which means that season 1 had twenty-one half-hours; hence, it was considered to be the finale[2].
    • A similar thing happened with the Phineas and Ferb episode "O.W.C.A. Files", where it was the last episode to air in the series, while "Last Day of Summer" was the finale.
  • This is the second episode with a cold open. ("Going the Extra Milo")

Allusions

Goldie Hawn Laugh In

Goldie Hawn in a typical Laugh In segue.

  • Laugh In - The short scene of Vinnie dancing in a scanty bathing suit and body paint is an allusion to the 1960's variety show which often segued from one skit to another via a similar scene, ending with a close-up of one of the phrases.
  • Icarus - When Milo and his friends are falling from the sky, he references the myth when he says "that was too close to the sun".
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers - The pistachions posing as the people they captured is similar to the Pod People (the Body Snatchers) resembling the people that sleep. The concept is also explored in the Phineas and Ferb episode "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers".
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - There is a SpongeBob Squarepants episode with the same title.
    • A time card with a floral pattern with a voice-over saying two hours later in a French accent is shown, something that is common in SpongeBob SquarePants.

Errors

  • The Time Ape image on Sara's shirt is absent during several shots of the episode, but reappears in her final appearance in the episode.
  • While he's dancing, the violet "FREE LUNCH BABY" on Vinnie's left thigh disappears and reappears several times.
  • Despite the claim that time-travel had not been invented during the present events of the series, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh's previous series, Phineas and Ferb, showed the existence of a time machine in their episode "It's About Time", and the events of Phineas and Ferb have been confirmed to take place before Milo Murphy's Law.
    • However, Phineas and Ferb’s time travel adventures might not have been known to the general public in the mid-late twenty-second century. Leaving the masses in the dark about time travel in the twenty-first century.
  • Mort and Marcus Underwood are seen in the credits, despite not appearing in the episode.

Characters


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The Island of Lost Dakotas
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References

  1. http://http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/milo-murphys-law-fungus-among-us/EP023630960057?aid=zap2it
  2. >http://www.disneyabcpress.com/disneyxd/shows/milo-murphys-law
  3. http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/phineas-and-ferb-foil-doofenshmirtz-makes-his-milo-murphy-debut/