Smooth Opera-tor
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The Show Must Go On.
Season: 1
Production code: 104b
Broadcast order: 8
Written by:
Dani Vetere
Storyboards by:
Edward Rivera
Directed by:
Robert F. Hughes
Broadcast Information
U.S. Premiere:
October 26, 2016 (Disney Channel)
October 27, 2016 (Disney XD)
International Premieres:
see below
Paired with
Party of Peril
Murphy's Law or not, the show must go on.

— Milo Murphy

Smooth Opera-tor is the eighth episode in the first season of Milo Murphy's Law. It aired on October 26, 2016.[1]

Episode Synopsis

Milo goes to the opera, and when things go wrong, he ends up center stage. [2]


Milo, Zack, and Melissa attend an opera to receive extra credit for Ms. White's class, running into fellow classmate Amanda Lopez on the way. She admits that Milo's presence at the show makes her nervous, as she loves opera for its consistency and order; something which could be easily ruined by Murphy's Law. After assuring her that things would be fine, Milo leaves to buy some pistachios at the concession stand, only to have the vendors refuse to sell. He wears them down until they agree, but it quickly becomes obvious that they don't have any experience with the dispenser, and the resulting flood of pistachios sends Milo to the basement.

The show begins, and Zack leaves to find Milo, who'd ended up backstage in an attempt to prevent anything from going wrong. Melissa, meanwhile, does her best to keep Amanda calm despite the increasing chaos.

The clear danger on set causes one of the main actors to walk out while putting Amanda on the verge of a panic attack. Seeing this, Milo quickly takes the actor's place and the show goes on. Everyone in the audience gives a standing ovation and the four go for pizza.


For a full transcript of "Smooth Opera-tor", click here.

Diogee, Go Home!

(Diogee runs past a distracted Zack onto the stage in an opera Viking helmet.)
Milo: Diogee, go home. (Diogee turns and leaves.)
(A platform rises onto the stage, carrying Diogee.)
Milo: ♪ Diogee, go home! ♪



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International Airings

  • January 18, 2017 (Spain)
  • February 4, 2017 (Latin America)
  • February 16, 2017 (Japan)[3]
  • February 24, 2017 (Southeast Asia)
  • July 5, 2017 (Israel)


  • The pistachio protectors make another appearance.
  • Recoloured versions of Isabella's dad and a member of Ferb's great-grandmother's tea party are seen meeting in front of the opera.
    • They are seen separately afterwards among many other less notable Phineas and Ferb background characters.
  • Among the many objects that fall from the roof when the background screen collapses are the cat, the two elders playing checkers and the guy with a poodle who were also disturbed when the football field was ripped up by a drill in Rooting for the Enemy.
  • The performers who join together for the impromptu finale include all six actors (seven including Milo) seen on stage, two actors who were startled by the fire extinguisher backstage, and the man in the giraffe costume who ran across the stage earlier, leaving only two people previously unseen in the episode.
  • Smooth Opera-tor was one of the first episodes of the series to premiere on Disney Channel before airing on Disney XD.


  • During the performance, the positions of the audience around Melissa and Amanda change. Most notably, in some shots, Milo and Zack's vacant seats have been taken.



Party of Peril
Episodes Next:
Worked Day
v - e - dEpisodes
Season 1
"Going the Extra Milo" | "Sunny Side Up" | "Rooting for the Enemy" | "The Undergrounders" | "The Doctor Zone Files"
"The Note" | "Party of Peril" | "Smooth Opera-tor" | "Worked Day" | "The Wilder West" | "Family Vacation"
"Murphy's Lard" | "Secrets and Pies" | "Athledecamathalon" | "The Substitute" | "Time Out" | "We're Going to the Zoo"
"School Dance" | "Battle of the Bands" | "The Math Book" | "The Little Engine That Couldn't" | "The Llama Incident"
"Missing Milo" | "Star Struck" | "Disaster of My Dreams" | "A Clockwork Origin" | "Perchance to Sleepwalk"
"Some Like it Yacht" | "Backward to School Night" | "World Without Milo" | "The Race" | "Love Toboggan"
"The Island of Lost Dakotas" | "Fungus Among Us" | "Milo Murphy's Halloween Scream-a-Torium!" | "A Christmas Peril"
Season 2
"The Phineas and Ferb Effect" | "Snow Way Out" | "Teacher Feature" | "Picture Day" | "Agee Ientee Diogee"
"Game Night" | "Pace Makes Waste" | "Cake 'Splosion!" | "Lady Krillers" | "Doof's Day Out" | "Disco Do-Over"
"The Ticking Clock" | "Managing Murphy's Law" | "Field of Screams" | "Spy Little Sister!" | "Milo's Shadow" | "Sick Day"
"Freefall" | "Milo's World" | "Dog Walker, Runner, Screamer" | "Now I Am a Murphy" | "Abducting Murphy's Law"
"The Goulash Legacy" | "The Dog Who Knew Too Much" | "Adventure Buddies" | "Ride Along Little Doggie"

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