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Going the Extra Milo
Everyone step away
"I've got a bit of a reputation."
Production code: 101a
Broadcast order: 1
Story by:
Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Written & Storyboarded by:
Dan Povenmire
Kyle Menke
Directed by:
Dan Povenmire
Robert F. Hughes
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
October 3, 2016
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
"The Undergrounders"
The J-word wouldn't happen to be "jinx", would it?

— Zack Underwood

What doesn't kill ya only makes ya late for school

— Milo Murphy

Going the Extra Milo is the first episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. It first aired on October 3, 2016.[1]

Episode Synopsis

New to Danville, Zack Underwood meets Milo Murphy. A friendship is forged in the fire of Murphy's Law when Milo and Zack both miss their bus and seek a shortcut to school while avoiding wolves, bees, fire, and even an alien abduction. Meanwhile, Melissa Chase, a friend of Milo's, wagers items from her lunch against those from other students lunches on whether or not Milo and Zack will make it to school before the bell rings.

Plot

Cold open

The segment starts with Milo walking to the bus station, and immediately everyone tries to get as far as they can from Milo. Everyone but the new kid, Zack Underwood, who has no idea of why they did so. Zack asks Milo why people stay away from him, and Milo answers that he's got a "reputation", but that he is not a tough guy. Milo and Zack exchange introductions and shake hands. Still curious, Zack asks Milo about "this reputation".
Milo replies in part, "Well, some people have used the 'J' word."

Melissa arrives and walks up to Milo to greet him, but immediately steps backward. She doesn't even come nearer when Milo wants to show her his new scar, he sends a photo to her in a pix message. This makes Zack thoughtful and, while he's asking for more information, a heavy-duty bungee flies down towards them. Suddenly a section of concrete drainage pipe comes out of nowhere and roles towards Milo and Zack. They run away from the huge pipe, leaving Zack's bag and their other classmates at the bus stop. Bradley then bets with Melissa that their mates aren't coming to school. Melissa says that Milo will make it to school in time because he's tough.

Still running, Zack notices that Milo is not screaming. Milo says that he finds it doesn't help and that it only hurts the larynx. Milo then takes the bungee that Zack is holding and tries to get away from the situation using it. Unfortunately the bungee breaks and the two guys fall over the pipe. While rolling down the street, Milo tells his dog, Diogee, who was following them, to go home and that he is not supposed to be in the street.

The boys fall into a cliff, the huge pipe still rolling down. It eventually stopped when it got blocked by the fence causing both Milo and Zack to fall on the mud. Milo looks up to the fence and then tells Zack to come near him. After a bit, the pipe falls down on them vertically which allows some mud and the boys to pop out of it.

After the whole troublesome situation, Zack finally understands everything and guesses that the "J" word is jinx.

Title sequence.

Episode

Back at the bus stop, as Melissa and Bradley sit down on the school bus and discuss their bet. Other students overhear their conversation and ask what they are talking about. Upon learning about the bet, many students wish to wager against Melissa, who produces a ledger and notes who and what is wagered.

As the bus departs, Milo and Zack come running up too late get aboard. Disappointed, Zack complains that he doesn't want to be late on his first day at a new school.
As consolation, Milo says, "what doesn't kill ya, only makes ya late for school", suggesting that they won't miss the whole school day.
Diogee appears again and Milo tells him to go home.
Milo takes out his GPS and notices it has been damaged by the mud. Still not worrying, Milo takes out a paper map which get stolen by an eagle. Still undeterred, Milo remembers the way to to the next bus stop, and starts running saying that this has happened before, which annoys Zack. Milo tells him that they will be to the next stop if they go through the rock quarry.

On their way, they encounter an oil spill that's seeping from a crashed truck. An employee stops the two boys from passing through. Milo thinks that they can still get across since he brought two pairs of chemical resistant galoshes.
Then, the eagle that earlier stole the map flies over the spill. The map touches some overhead electrical wires setting it on fire. Startled, the animal drops the burning map, which falls on the oil setting it ablaze making the way impossible to pass.
Milo suggests they go through the woods. He and Zack then cut through Coyote Woods.
As this is happening, the school bus passes by, allowing the students to see what's happening. Relieved that Milo and Zack are still engaged, Melissa offers her wholehearted support.

Milo tells that they're in the Coyote Woods which unnerves Zack. Milo explains that "Coyote" is referring to actor Peter Coyote and that the actor donated all the land to the city as a wolf reserve.

The next scene shows a pack of wolves chasing Milo and Zack. Milo tries to get rid of the pack by throwing them a peanut-butter sandwich, but the sandwich lands on Zack's back. Then Milo uses a stick to toss the sandwich away. The wolves ignore the sanswich and continue to chase them.
Milo and Zack climb up a tree leaving the wolves on the ground. Seeing that a beehive is above them, Milo tells Zack they can jump out of the tree and over a fence and be out of the woods. As they do, the beehive gets tossed and falls behind the fence.
Something begins striking the fence from behind. A wolf breaks through one of the slats and it has the bee hive over his head. The wolf resumes it's chase.

Just then, Diogee comes along and knocks the wolf into the water.
Milo tells Diogee to go home again as Milo and Zack head for a waterfall. But they land safely on a flying saucer.
Meanwhile, the kids that caught the bus have arrived at school. Bradley ups his wager with Melissa by three jawbreakers and a vitamin C tablet.

Milo and Zack, caught by aliens who appear to be preparing surgical instruments, suggests they should be transported to school.
Milo and Zack appear in class just as the school bell rings. Melissa orders the students to serve up their losses on Milo's desk.
The episode ends as Milo eats the vitamin C tablet that Bradley had.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Going the Extra Milo", click here.


Gallery

Going the Extra Milo
The image gallery for "Going the Extra Milo" may be viewed here.

Memorable Quotes

Zack: What's that all about?

Milo: Oh you're new here. I've got a bit of a reputation.
Zack: So what are you? A tough guy?

Milo: Oh, I don't think anyone's ever called me tough.
Zack: So what exactly is this reputation?
Milo: Well, people have used the "J" word but you know what they say, "Sticks and stones can damage your vital organs so always wear body armor."
Bradley: I bet my pudding pack we don't see them again today

Melissa: I'll take that action.
Bradley: Really?
Melissa: Yeah, are you kidding? Milo's tough. As a matter of fact, I'll see your pudding pack and raise you a snickerdoodle or you're just all talk?
Chad: Woah.
Student #1
She just called you out.

Milo: I find it doesn't help. Just hurts the larynx
Student #1: Melissa's betting that Milo's gonna make it to school and on time.

Student #2: I'm in. What's happened so far?
Bradley: Concrete drainage pipe chased them down the hill.
Mort: I got some vegan cheese sticks that says we don't see them 'til after lunch.
Amanda: I got gummy licorice.

Melissa: Alright, alright. Let me get my notepad.
Zack: No, no, no, no! Wait, wait! Oh, man. I'm gonna miss my first day at a new school. My parents are gonna flip out.
Milo: Don't worry. My dad always says, "What doesn't kill you only makes you late for school." So I don't think we're gonna miss the whole day.
Employee: Sorry, boys. There's been a little oil spill, as you can see. It's been quite a mess so nobody's getting through today.

Milo: I think we can still make it across. I brought galoshes.
Zack: I didn't.
Milo: I've got an extra pair and they're hazmat rated for a level 4 biohazard.
Employee: I don't think...

Milo: Here's a certificate from the EPA. (To Zack) What are you? A nine? Nine and a half?
Melissa: Look, they're safe! They're cutting through Coyote Woods.

Mort: Coyote Woods? What exactly is your definition of safe?

Melissa: Go, Milo!
Zack: So do you even know where we are?

Milo: Yeah, the fire's dried out my phone.We are right in the middle of Coyote Woods.
Zack: Wait, Coyote Woods? I've got a thing about coyotes. They're like big dogs that are dangerous to pet.
Milo: Oh, don't worry. There's no coyotes here.
Zack: There aren't?
Milo: No. Actually, the woods were named after actor Peter Coyote
. Zack: Really?
Milo: Yeah. He donated all this land to the city as a wolf preserve.
(Wolf hound sound)

Zack: You get how that's not better, right?
Zack: How many fatalities are blamed on wolves and bees together?
Milo: Well, we would be the first.
Zack: Dude, if and when we get outta' here, I'm gonna have to go my own way. No offense. I just can't handle all of this.

Milo: All of what?
Zack: This cyclone of calamity that follows you everywhere you go. How do you live like this?!
Milo: How do you live like that?
Zack: What do you mean?
Milo: I mean, you wanna' live like those other kids? They took a bus to school today. A bus! Does that seem like more fun to you?

Zack: Hmm, all right. Where to next?

Milo: Where there's a loose grate up over here to the left. I've been here before.

Zack: Of course you have.
Melissa: Okay, Chelsea's in for a pack of chips. Sid's up to two pudding packs. I like that confidence, Sid, but you're going down. Mort's down for cheese sticks and an apple, and Bradley is the big spender with a whole vacuum-sealed lunch pack, which I can cover, but I'll have to bring it tomorrow.
Bradley: Ninety seconds to the bell. There's no way he's making it.

Melissa: Heh. If you're so sure, it's not too late to sweeten the pot.
Bradley: Done. Three jawbreakers and some vitamin C tablets.

Bradley: What? It's cold and flu season.
Bradley: Well, Melissa, start passing out the loot.

(Milo and Zack appears from the alien abduction)
(Bell rings)
Milo: Phew! Made it all in one piece. Of course the wolves got my lunch.
Zack: Mine got crushed at the bus stop. Guess we're going hungry.
Melissa: Don't worry. I got you two covered.
(Students began to put food on Milo's table)
Milo: Ohh, look! A vitamin C tablet.

Milo: What? It's cold and flu season.

Notes

Production Information

  • On September 19, 2016, the episode became available for free streaming on iTunes and Amazon.
  • On September 26, 2016, the episode became available to watch early on the Disney XD App and Video On Demand.

Titles in Other Languages

Language Title Translation
Japanese マイロは有名人!? (Mairo wa yūmeijin!?) Milo's a Well-Known Person!?

International Airings

  • October 17, 2016 (Canada)
  • December 31, 2016 (Latin America; Sneak Premiere)
  • January 9, 2017 (Spain)
  • January 28, 2017 (Latin America; Official)
  • February 10, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
  • February 13, 2017 (Japan; Germany)
  • February 20, 2017 (France)
  • March 27, 2017 (Poland) 
  • December 31, 2016 (UK and Ireland; Sneak Premiere) 
  • April 5, 2017 (UK and Ireland; Official) 

Continuity

  • Milo mentions the events of this episode in its partner episode, "The Undergrounders".

Trivia

  • This is the only aired episode with a cold open before the title sequence, and the rest of the episode after it.
  • Dan Povenmire and Kyle Menke were nominated for Best Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production at the 44th Emmie Awards for this episode. [2]
  • Much of the wagered food was junk food.

Allusions

  • The segment's title is a spoof on the phrase "going the extra mile".
  • Peter Coyote is mentioned by Milo as the namesake for Coyote Woods, a wolf sanctuary.

Errors

  • When Milo and Zack are talking at the bus stop, they are covered with mud. When they start to run, they immediately return to being clean and dry.

Cast

References

  1. http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/milo-murphys-law-starring-weird-al-debuts-oct-3/
  2. http://annieawards.org/nominees/
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