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  • Actor Allusion:
    • Milo is sometimes seen playing an accordion (from a gag in "The Undergrounders" to properly playing it for a band performance in a couple other episodes), "Weird Al" Yankovic's signature instrument.
    • In the same episode, Bradley (voiced by Vincent Martella) comments that he's having the best day ever.
    • In "Rooting for the Enemy", Milo completely dressed himself down with Middleton Middle School's Tigers merchandise. In Weird Al Yankovic's music video for "Sport Song", he was performing at a stadium that has a tiger mascot logo on the field.
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    • In "Worked Day", Milo said when he was little he wanted to be a robot. Did he want to be a robot that can transform into a garbage truck?
    • Agents Savannah and Brick are Melinda May and Grant Ward as time traveling secret agents. Additionally, their remarks about them working closely together but having No Sparks is a nod to the nature of their relationship (including a failed brief romance) from that series.
    • In "Murphy's Lard", Zack has a fear of fish. Take a guess as to what his character's name is in his other Disney role.
    • Mr. Block is referred to as a joker in "Missing Milo."
    • In "Love Toboggan", Milo sings a parody of a song from Phineas and Ferb, referencing the fact that Weird Al is known for writing and singing parodies of existing songs.
  • Banned in China: In the pairing of the season 2 episode segments, "Cakesplosion/Lady Krillers", the latter segment, was banned from airing in Europe due to the more controversial subject matter of crossdressing, though the former segment still airs, albeit with a different segment.
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  • The Cast Showoff: The titular character is Weird Al Yankovic. That combined with the show having a new song almost every episode, and you're guaranteed that good amount of them will have Weird Al doing the vocals.
  • Casting Gag: Vincent Martella, the voice of Phineas Flynn, voices Bradley Nicholson. While Phineas was one of the biggest optimists in his series, Bradley is one of the biggest pessimists in this series.
  • Channel Hop: Certain season 1 episodes premiered on Disney Channel first, and would be the case for all of season 2, however that morning’s episode would air on Disney XD just a few hours later.
  • Creator Cameo / The Danza : Scott the Undergrounder is voiced by the show's story editor, Scott Peterson.
  • Dawson Casting: Milo, a teenager, is voiced by "Weird Al" Yankovic, a man in his late 50's. It's averted with Melissa and Zach, whose actors are only a few years older than their characters, though it's only a matter of time before its played straight.
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  • Descended Creator: Just like with Doofenshmirtz and Monogram, Dan and Swampy voice characters here — in this case, the Pistachio-protecting time agents Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish.
  • Development Gag: In the season 2 finale, when the aliens are doing an I Am Spartacus moment, one of them declares that "I am Mikey!" before being corrected, much to their confusion. Mikey was Milo's original name during development.
  • Fake Brit:
    • This sort of counts for the case of Jemaine Clement, the voice of Dr. Zone and his actor/creator Orton Mahlson. Orton is confirmed to be Kiwi but he speaks in a quasi-British accent. The same can apply to Rhys Darby's character, King Pistachion.
    • Balthazar Cavendish, a Brit, is voiced by co-creator Jeff Swampy Marsh, an American.
  • Fan Nickname: After Word of God revealed that this show and Phineas and Ferb take place in the same universe, some fans have dubbed said universe as "the Dwampy verse".
  • Jossed:
    • For a while following the end of Phineas and Ferb, it was speculated in the Fridge pages for the show itself and for Secret Wars (2015) that because of Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel showing the universe as having Marvel characters in it and the show ending the same year as the 2015 Secret Wars event, that it was destroyed by the events of that story. This show is set in the same universe and thus confirms that the universe still exists. Or that it's among the ones restored by the Richards family.
    • Early in the show's run, a big theory surrounding Orton Mahlson was that he was Melissa Chase's real dad, and that he and Melissa had aspirations for ruling the universe. It took three members of the show's staff and the season one mid-season finale for this theory to die, as it's shown that Orton and Melissa aren't related and the former was a mere actor and producer with no ill intentions.
  • Name's the Same: Milo's sidekicks are a girl and a guy with the respective surnames of Chase and Underwood, identical to Percy Jackson's sidekicks.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The teaser trailer for "Fungus Among Us" has Doofenshmirtz say something different for his cameo. In the trailer, he said, "The dog's name is Diogee", while the actual episode has him say "You're not the pizza delivery guy.".
  • Non-Singing Voice: Aaron D. Jacob does Zack's singing.
  • Now Which One Was That Voice?: Similar to Phineas and Ferb, the voice actors for minor characters, as well as major supporting characters, are listed under additional voices, meaning you have to listen closely to figure out who's who.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Unfortunately, due to schedule conflicts with filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure and other projects, Thomas Brodie Sangster is replaced by David Errigo, Jr. in the role of Ferb. Fortunately, everyone else, even Ashley Tisdale and Alyson Stoner, return to their iconic roles.
    • The season 2 premiere has Derek voiced by Jeff Bennett instead of Dee Bradley Baker.
  • Out of Order: When the first two episodes were released early before their premiere date, the episodes were "Going the Extra Milo" and "The Undergrounders". These episodes were paired with others for their initial premieres.
    • The Season 1 finale, "Fungus Among Us", aired before two other Season 1 episodes; these being Halloween and Christmas specials that aired in the following three months.
  • Playing Gertrude: Milo's parents are voiced by Pamela Adlon and Diedrich Bader, who are both 7 years younger than Weird Al Yankovic.
  • Production Posse: Many of the crew that worked on Phineas and Ferb work on this too.
  • Promoted Fanboy: To a degree. Ashley Michelle Simpson drew designs for teenage versions of the titular characters of Phineas And Ferb, the creators' previous series. Not only did those designs impress them so much that they were incorporated into that show's episode "Act Your Age", but she was eventually hired as a storyboard artist for this series.
  • Schedule Slip: Unlike Phineas and Ferb's early years, this show's scheduling is more erratic. After October 27, 2016, the next episode wasn't until March 6, 2017, an over 4 month gap. After March 23, there was another gap lasting until July 22. New episodes were burned off in the last week of September 2017, with the remaining Season 1 episodes airing in October and December respectively, to coincide with their months' respective holidays.
    • Release date for the crossover with Phineas and Ferb is also left in complete ambiguity by Disney. Originally speculated to air in April, it then moved to Summer, eventually getting released in August in Japan (yet still with no proper date in America!). Considering the Season 1 finale that would lead up to the crossover aired in late September, it would take nearly a year for the story to continue, until it officially announced from one source that it'll air around January 5, 2019, which is 13 months.
  • Screwed by the Network: The Milo Murphy's Law Season 2 opener, a crossover episode with Phineas and Ferb, was initially announced at SDCC 2017 with a slated release in 2018. However, after several delays and months of silence, it was then revealed in August that it would be pushed back to early 2019... with this announcement coming on the same day it's Japanese airing. No reason was given for any of the delays, with fans guessing it may be due to Disney being unimpressed with the show's ratings.
    • Even after the season 2 premiere, the show was still treated poorly. Disney Channel only aired new episodes on Saturday mornings at 7, with all encores on Disney XD. After May 23, both Disney Channel and Disney XD stopped airing the show, with its status on cancellation or renewal unknown.
  • Short Run in Peru: By the time the second season premiered in the United States in January 2019, some of the episodes had already aired in Japan, Germany, the UK, Spain, and Africa. By November 2018, over half of the season had aired in India, again before the U.S.
  • Talking to Himself: Romi Dames voices both of the Brûlée twin sisters.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: "First Impressions" has 6 year old Milo voiced by Sam Lavagnino instead of Weird Al Yankovic.
  • What Could Have Been:
  • The Wiki Rule: Has a wiki here.
  • Write Who You Know: Melissa's name and physical appearance is based on Dan Povenmire's daughter.
  • Working Title: The show was called Mikey Murphy's Law during development.

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