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Secrets and Pies
Last sitter standing
Production code: 107a
Broadcast order: 12
Written by:
Joshua Pruett
Storyboards by:
Chris Ybarra
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
March 8, 2017 [1]
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
"Athledecamathalon"
Secerts and Pies is the 13th episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law.[1]

Episode Synopsis

Milo and Melissa share their most embarrassing stories, but Zack refuses to reveal his past.[2][3]

Plot

Milo's attempt to cook macaroni and cheese for Zack and Melissa ends with a mac and cheese explosion that ruins their cloths. After changing into spare sets of Milo's wardrobe, Zack reacts nervously when Melissa suggests the three look like part of a boy band.
Melissa, Milo and Zack decide to order pizza and to their surprise, the online "pizza squire", Veronica, knows Milo and appears to recognize Zack. The three are inspired to share secrets.
Milo confesses that his backpack "isn't his".
Melissa reveals that her two front are false.
Zack manages to avoid the subject.

Meanwhile, Veronica is shown making her way towards Milo's house avoiding many hazards. She eventually arrives safely at the house and is revealed to be the previous owner of Milo's backpack and his former babysitter, who used the backpack and various methods to deal with Murphy's law.
Before she leaves, she blows a kiss to Zack saying, "Anything for a Lumberzack. Chop, Chop, Chop". To Zack's chagrin, his friends soon search online and discover that Zack was once the leader of a boy band, "The Lumberzacks, a fact that he now looks on with embarrassment.
The episode ends with Melissa, Milo and Zack entertaining the idea of starting a band of their own with Melissa on bass and Milo on accordion.

Song

Gallery

Secrets and Pies
The image gallery for Secrets and Pies may be viewed here.

Notes

International Airings

  • March 22, 2017 (Disney Channel Latin America)
  • April 23, 2017 (Disney Channel Japan)

Trivia

  • While a baby, Milo wore a onesie with the same stripes as his sweater vests.
  • Zack was once part of a boy band known as The Lumberzacks.
  • Milo obtained his backpack from Veronica, his old babysitter.
  • Melissa's two front teeth are fake, as she lost them when a ball hit her in the face. This is based on a similar experience that writer Joshua Pruett's wife had.[4]
  • The record studio that is credited at the end of the music video for Chop Away at My Heart is Swampenmire Records, a combination of the last names of Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, the two co-creators of Milo Murphy's Law.
  • Milo, Melissa and Zack mention that they should form a band in this episode, with Melissa on bass and Milo playing the accordion. This actually happens in School Dance, to substitute the original band, and officially in Battle of the Bands. Additionally, The Lumberzacks re-appear.
  • One fortnight is equal to two weeks.

Allusions

  • The segment's title is a pun on the 1996 film Secrets and Lies.
  • When Veronica leaves after delivering the pizza, she rides away on an ostrich. Knights riding ostriches was the central theme of the 1982 video game, Joust and its 1986 sequel, Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest.
  • Towards the end of the episode, Milo mentions that he has an accordion, an allusion to his voice actor, "Weird Al" Yankovic, being an accordion player.
  • Veronica using mints and diet soda to deliver Milo's pizza is based on the Diet Coke and Mentos eruption.

Errors

  • After Veronica launches her soda powered sidecar, she stabs the door with her unsheathed broadsword to use as a tiller, however, in subsequent scenes the sword, still serving as a tiller, is in it's scabbard.

Characters

References

  1. http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/milo-murphys-law-family-vacation-murphys-lard/EP023630960009?aid=zap2it
  2. http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/milo-murphys-law/episode-13-season-1/secrets-and-pies/902638/
  3. http://disneytvanimation.com/post/157838623978/milo-march-synopsis
  4. https://twitter.com/zombietardis/status/840273681716723712
Previous:
Murphy's Lard
Episodes Next:
Athledecamathalon

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