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Murphy's Lard
ML98
Production code: 106b
Broadcast order: 12
Written by:
Martin Olson
Storyboards by:
Chris Ybarra
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
March 7, 2017
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
"Family Vacation"

Murphy's Lard is the 12th episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. [1]

Episode Synopsis

Milo and Zack try to help Melissa overcome her secret fear of roller coasters.

Plot

Milo, Zack, and Melissa go to Lard World, where the boys anticipate going on a roller coaster until they discover that Melissa has a crippling fear of them. After confessing their own fears, Zack's of fish and Milo's of Chinese fingertraps, the pair vow to help her overcome hers. Meanwhile, Balthazar Cavendish and Vinnie Dakota are on their latest pistachio protecting mission, safeguarding a pistachio stand within Lard World itself by building a protective frame around the stand. Balthazar ends up doing all the work, and taking all the heat as various threats to the stand emerge.

Milo and Melissa end up on the ride Greased Thunder, which becomes even more terrifying due to the effects of Murphy's Law. Balthazar and Dakota succeed in protecting the stand from one threat, only for it to be taken out by a different threat after they've taken down the protective frame. Milo and Melissa survive the ride, and then depart with Zack. Meanwhile, the Lard World mascot Lardee Boy's, is jettisoned into space, and hit by the Aliens that were first seen in Going the Extra Milo.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Murphy's Lard", click here.


Song

Welcome to Lard World

Gallery

Murphy's Lard
The image gallery for Murphy's Lard may be viewed here.

Notes

International Airings

  • March 24, 2017 (Southeast Asia)[2]
  • March 21, 2017 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • April 16, 2017 (Disney Channel Japan)
  • August 4, 2017 (Disney Channel Israel)

Trivia

  • This episode was originally going to air November 20th, 2016 but was taken off the schedule for unknown reasons.[3]
  • This episode revealed the things the principle characters fear most:
    • Melissa has a fear of roller coasters.
    • Zack has a fear of fish.
    • Milo has a fear of Chinese finger traps.
  • The Phineas and Ferb extra known as Pinhead Pierre actress is in two of the scenes as the lard ladle counter weight roles by. She's wearing green and blue instead of red and pink.
    • More extras appear including the female voiced man.
      • There are also repainted characters from Phineas and Ferb.
  • In Southeast Asia, this episode was heavily censored, with many references to lard and pork blurred and deleted, due to the fact that lard and pork are forbidden from Islamic culture.

Allusions

  • Phineas and Ferb - The rollercoaster that destroyed Melissa's science project on the first day of summer was the same one from the premier segment and first episode of Phineas and Ferb "Rollercoaster".
  • AC/DC - when the three main characters start singing "thunder... thunder... thunder" it's an allusion to the rock band AC/DC which is famous also for the song "thunderstruck".
  • Apocalypse Now - Both when Zack leaves his pontoon after being scared by a fish and when Milo leaves his raft after being scared of a Chinese finger trap, a voice-over of each character says "Never get out of the boat (or "donut"). Absolutely right."
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey - While Lardee Boy's head is in space, a musical cue plays that is very similar to the iconic theme from the film.
  • Kirby Buckets - If you think about it, it's rather ironic that Zack is afraid fish, because his voice actor, Mekai Curtis, plays a character on Kirby Buckets who's named Fish.
  • Back to the Future - When Cavendish and Dakota appear with a flash, a musical sting very similar to that played during various points in the famous time travel movie series, alluding to their status as time travelers.
  • Grease- Greased Thunder sounds similar to Greased Lightning, a song used in the movie. In addition, Milo references the song.

Errors

  • When Cavendish and Dakota are talking to the pistachio vendor, in the background a woman's sweater changes color from scene to scene.
    • The same extra was in the audience in the Phineas and Ferb episode Backyard Aquarium wherein the same thing happens.
      Kitten Sweater Lady

      Left to right from the front and back in P&F. Then in MML.

Characters

References

  1. http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/milo-murphys-law-family-vacation-murphys-lard/EP023630960009?aid=zap2it
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiQja5TmbSg
  3. https://twitter.com/DisneyTVA/status/797208712297545733
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Family Vacation
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Secrets and Pies

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