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Peeking Through the Fourth Wall is a series of Loud House script fics by a man who goes by MrTyeDye, in which the Loud siblings read fanfics about themselves. This story is hosted on the author's Wikia page and deviantART. The latter page also hosts "Peeking Through the Fourth Wall: After Dark", an NSFW spinoff that has Lincoln's high-school-aged sisters look at raunchier, more mature fanfics.

This series of fics contains examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: After appearing in every episode of the series up to that point, Lisa is absent from Episode 13 as she is off giving a lecture at MIT. That doesn't stop her from sending Lincoln a text during the fic.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: The older sisters and Chaz spend most of After Dark's Fourth episode criticizing the excessively dark tone, but double over in laughter when the final scene reveals that the entire story was just Lincoln's version of The Aristocrats joke.
  • Adaptational Badass: Downplayed for Lincoln in "Bunking In", where he can do karate in his sleep, but is also quite dumb/naive, clingy, and whiny.
  • Adaptational Dumbass:
    • In "Bunking In", Lincoln is dumb enough to mistake towels with drawn-on eyes for real ghosts.
    • In "Substitute Roommate", Luna is gullible enough to believe Lincoln's lie that rockers aren't allowed in the park.
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    • In "The Night of Loneliness and Companionship", Lincoln mistakes Lily and her teddy bear for a monster.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: In "Whipped", Lily is smart enough to use a tape recorder.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Happens a lot:
    • In "Bunking In", Lola's aggro-ness is exaggerated, Lisa joins in on a mean-spirited prank and insults Lincoln's white hair, and Lori does the same mean-spirited prank.
    • In "Bad Blood", Lincoln and Lynn have a long, very aggressive fight, and hold grudges in the hospital.
    • In "Road Trip Rage", "Trustworthy", "In Memory of a Mascot", "Lincoln Betrays Lucy" the sisters tease more spitefully than in canon.
    • In "Diary of a Loud", Lola is even more of a gossip than canon Lola, and Lincoln punches her badly enough for hospital and shows no remorse just because she embarrassed him.
    • In "One Angry Person", Lincoln is very mean to his sisters, doing things such as ruining their possessions and yelling at them, all for doing something minor like arguing with him or bumping into them. Lori is also more aloof than in canon and slaps Lincoln.
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    • In "Whipped", all the sisters except Leni, Luna, and Lily treat Lincoln like a slave and in the alternate (joke) version, Leni and Luna are misandrists.
    • In "Cringeworthy", Luna's sisters, plus Chunk, all shun and insult her just for writing a bad song. The sisters even make her sleep in the rain.
    • In "Luck", the Louds except for Lincoln care more about their luck than their brother/son's wellbeing.
    • Subverted in "Hughs and Kisses", where Hugh appears to be being mean to Lincoln, but he was just acting.
    • In "Snowmageddon", Luan's pranks involve a killer robot.
    • In "Melancholinc", everybody's a bit ruder than in canon, doing things like forcing people to go to parties, not saying, 'please', etc.
    • In "Attack of the 50-Foot Sister", Lynn and Luna have no problem with killing people.
    • In "Loud House Jokes", Lucy calls Lincoln brainless for no reason. In "A Town Hates a Boy", Lisa enjoys creating a hate potion and barely cares about Lincoln's safety.
    • Downplayed for "The Baby I Learned to Love", where Lynn says that she occasionally didn't love Lincoln.
    • In "Property of Luan Loud", Leni is a rapist, and everyone else takes the situation way too lightly.
    • Exaggerated in "Diary of Luan Loud", where Luan is a rapist, wannabe-murderer, bigot, pedophile, sociopath, and bully.
    • In "Lincoln's Twin Brother", Lio is apparently the only Loud kid with empathy.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • In "One Angry Person", Lucy never argues.
    • In "The Baby I Learned to Love", Lynn is never intentionally mean to Lincoln. Then again, she also admits to occasionally not loving him...
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • In "Bunking In", "One Angry Person", and "Fury of Lincoln Loud", Lincoln is way whinier and more pessimistic than usual.
    • In "Lynn's Bruised Hand", Lynn is way less tough, worrying that she will be disabled by a bruised hand.
  • Adaptational Skill:
    • In Bunking In (covered in Episode 1), Lincoln can do karate (in his sleep, no less!) and play the flute and drums.
    • In Stuffed Anger (covered in Episode 11), Luan can sew.
    • In Whipped (covered in Episode 10), Lily can use a tape recorder, which also counts as Character Exaggeration since in the show, she's only minorly a Brainy Baby.
    • In Class Night (covered in Episode 26), Liam can do science experiments. So can Rusty in Model Brother (Episode 16).
  • Adolf Hitlarious: "Diary of Luan Loud" has a gray kitten with a white face and a black patch below its nose. Luan calls him "Chaplin" in public, but "Hitler" in private.
  • Affection-Hating Kid:
    • In Substitute Roommate, Lincoln hates being hugged and kissed by his big sister Luna.
    • In another episode, this time reading Model Brother, Lucy (the real one) walks away upon seeing Lincoln hug Leni and Lola hug Lisa because she's not a very "huggy" person as Lincoln put it.
  • Afraid of Needles: In Episode 19, the mere mention of a shot is enough to send Lana into a panic.
  • All Just a Dream:
    • The events of "Tryst of Fate" and most of "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" turn out to be dreams.
    • In-universe, the MST of episode 4 ("Road Trip Rage") turns out to be a dream Lincoln is having...and when he wakes up, it's further implied to be a Dream Within a Dream.
  • The Aristocrats: "The Edgy House" turns out to be Lincoln's version of the 'Aristocrats' joke, where he tells a story about his family screwing/raping one another and calls it 'The Aristocrats'.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Beginning in episode 23, Lisa installs an AI in the family's television named Grammy that automatically corrects grammar and spelling errors in the stories they read.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The story "Attack of the 50-foot Sister" is about Lynn Jr. becoming a giant, and towards the end of it, her siblings all become giants too.
  • "Balls" Gag: Lincoln and Lynn have a habit of snickering whenever someone uses the word "balls".
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In Episode 7, after Lincoln in the story punches Lola down the stairs, the real Lincoln is taken aback and remarks that he preferred it when he was written as a whiny crybaby. One episode later, they react to "One Angry Person"...
  • Bears Are Bad News: And yet in Episode 2, to the reading Louds' shock, provoking a bear into a rampage was Plan A of fixing things.
  • Big Breast Pride: Leni demonstrates this trope in "After Dark 5" where she's proud of having large breasts.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Lincoln's wangsting about how worthless he is in the story within Episode 25.2 leads to this gem from Lana:
  • Big "WHAT?!":
    • Lola, Lincoln, Lisa, Luan, and Lynn shout, "What?!" in unison in Episode 7, when the story version of Lola says she deserved to get beaten up by Lincoln. Keep in mind that Lola wound up hospitalized because of the injuries Lincoln gave her.
    • And again in After Dark Episode 1, where Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, and Mr. Grouse shout, "What?!" when Leni in the story says she asked Lisa to turn her into a cat.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Luna shows this in the first After Dark episode. When she starts making fun of Luan when Leni is making her uncomfortable, Luna angrily asks why she is doing that and not slamming Lisa (the person who did this to Leni) against the wall repeatedly.
  • Brick Joke: Luan frequently mentioning the "umbrella building" in Episode 4 makes a brief reappearance in Episode 10.1, this time with her somehow inserting it into the fanfic's text. And again in Episode 20.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Lampooned in the After Dark episodes about "Property of Luan Loud" (where Leni has feelings for Luan and becomes a lusty cat-girl) and "The Edgy House" where Lincoln's older sisters screw him (which turns out to just be Lincoln's version of the Aristocrats joke), and the characters reading the stories point out how disgusting it is.
    Luna: It's her sister! It's... it's wrong! It's WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Lynn Sr., according to Luna and Luan in After Dark episode 4.
    Luna: If by "mean" you mean "sleepy," then sure. Two drinks and he's out.
    Luan: Two drinks? You're giving him way too much credit. I once saw him get wasted off a slice of rum cake.
  • Cat Girl: In "Property of Luan Loud", Leni turns into a girl with cat ears, whiskers, and tail. Unlike most examples of the trope, she has a cat's mind rather than a human's.
  • Cats Are Mean: In "Property of Luan Loud", once Leni has been given a cat's mind, she stalks Luan, steals her underwear, and eventually straight-up rapes her.
  • Celebrity Paradox:
    • Averted, as MrTyeDye and gang traveled from another dimension to the Loud House dimension in Episode 17.
    • Played straight by the fanfics, which in-universe are RPF.
  • Character Exaggeration:
    • In "Bunking In", Lola is more aggro than the real Lola, yelling at Lincoln just for leaving comics in her and Lana's room.
    • In several fanfics, the sisters tease a lot more meanly than in canon.
    • Lynn boasts a lot, but in "Melancholinc", Lynn throws a party for winning a game.
    • Lisa is a scientist with questionable ethics, but Lisa in "A Town Hates a Boy" is a straight-up Mad Scientist.
  • Christmas Episode: The series has a Christmas special about a fic called "Secret Santa", which also takes place on Christmas.
  • Clueless Aesop: Conversed when lambasting "One Angry Person" for this trope:
    Luna: So what did we learn here today?
    Lincoln: That if your family member resents you, you can always buy their affection back?
    Lucy: Or that if you act like a brat, your family will shower you with gifts.
    Luna: Sounds about right.
  • Copycat Mockery:
    • In the first episode featuring Ronnie Anne, Lincoln's sisters copy the "she's not my girlfriend" line to tease him.
    • In "Attack of the 50-foot Sister", Lynn tells Lincoln that boys are taller than girls. Lincoln replies, "What about Stella?" and Lynn mockingly copies him.
    • Characters, especially Luan, have a tendency to mimick their fanfic counterparts to make fun of their out-of-character behaviour.
    • In "Fury of Lincoln Loud", Lynn and the twins mock Lincoln by pretending to be him, complete with orange polo shirts and white wigs.
  • Country Matters:
    • In episode 17.2, That Engineer criticizes "Luck" for derailing Lynn's character and turning her into, in his words, "an uncaring cunt."
    • In the After Dark episode about "Diary of Luan Loud", everyone calls Luan's fanfic counterpart the C-word, even coining the neologism "cuntritude".
    • In "The Edgy House", Lincoln calls the twins "those two little cunts".
  • Creepy Child:
    • In "The Edgy House", at least before the reveal that it was all a joke, Lincoln commits incest and abuses his younger sisters.
    • In "Diary of Luan Loud", Luan apparently molested people as a kid.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • In "Diary of Luan Loud", Luan masturbates with Leni's hairbrush, grossing the real Louds out.
    • In one After Dark episode, Luna is aroused by the story and holds her hand "dangerously close to her crotch".
    • In one episode, some older sisters snicker when a character mentions "stroking it", and in Episode 3, Lynn in the story mentions "playing with herself" (in an SFW context), prompting the real Lynn to snicker.
  • Dark Fic: Some of the fanfics being reviewed are dark:
    • "Luck" is about Lincoln running away after the infamous episode "No Such Luck".
    • In "Property of Luan Loud", Luan gets raped by Leni.
    • In "Substitute Roommate", Luna is psychologically unstable.
    • In "The Edgy House", Lincoln and Lynn Sr. have sex with the oldest five Loud girls, Rita and Lynn Sr.'s marriage is unhappy, and Lincoln hates his life. Subverted as it's just Lincoln making the Aristocrats joke.
    • In "Trustworthy", Lincoln nearly dies in a fire and Izzy and El Diablo either die or run away.
    • In "Diary of Luan Loud", Luan is evil, rapes Lincoln, and wants to kill her siblings and cat.
    • In "Lincoln's Twin Brother", Luan feels useless and is considering running away, and it's revealed that her comedy and Lio's weeb-dom both stem from a desire to prevent "anxiety and depression".
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Lily in Episode 10.1.
    Lincoln: Why would [Lily want to get involved]? If you think about it, we're already her slaves. "Baby wants food!" "Baby wants changies!" "Baby wants blankie!" Whatever Lily wants, Lily gets!
    Lily coos and nuzzles her face against Lincoln's chest.
    Lincoln: Aww... okay, I can't stay mad at you.
    While they're snuggling, Lily turns to the camera, gives a smug smile and does a thumbs up.
  • The Diaper Change:
    • Discussed in Episode 10 when Lori wonders how Lily in the story went so long without having her diaper changed.
    • In "Truth or Dairy?", Luna has apparently never changed Lily's diaper. The real Luna points out that this isn't true and they've all changed Lily's diaper.
    • In "The Diary of a Loud", Lisa changes Lily's diaper and the real Lisa notes that she often changes Lily.
    • In "One Angry Person", Lincoln in the story changes Lily's diaper.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When the Louds go to the police to find Lincoln in episode 17.2, That Engineer and WildKirbyAtrox invoke this trope.
    That Engineer: Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the police be the last place the family would want to speak with? I mean, what exactly are they gonna tell the cops that doesn't involve, "We treated our son like an object and he ran away?"
    WildKirbyAtrox: Good idea! Let's complicate the story some more!
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Invoked in After Dark 3.2. Lori, already enraged that Luan in the story is having sex with Bobby;
    Lori: Okay, I'm done. Fuck this shit. The day I get cuckqueaned by some flat-chested, beaver-faced little-
    [Lori notices Luan giving her a pointed look.]
    Lori: O-oh! No offense, Luan.
    Lori: For the record, I think beavers can look pretty cute-
    Benny: Just stop before you dig yourself deeper.
  • Dirty Kid:
    • Conversed in "Hughs and Kisses", where the kids are grossed out by Hugh expecting sexual advances from Lily.
    • Discussed by Luan in "Diary of Luan Loud", where she wonders if Lincoln gets off on reading in his underwear.
    • Exaggerated in "The Edgy House", where Lincoln actually has sex. Subverted, as it's just a joke he's making.
    • Downplayed in "A Town Hates A Boy", where a group of bikini-clad girls invite Lincoln to their pool party (with the intent of drowning him in the pool, as they are under the effect of Lisa's Hate Plague). The real Lincoln admits that an offer like that would be awfully tempting to him.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Lana thinks it'd be funny if Lincoln punches Ronnie Anne back.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Utterly averted in After Dark Episode 3. Luan’s rape of Lincoln is treated with no small amount of horror and disgust.
  • Easily Forgiven: Lincoln to Luan in "Snowmageddon." None of the reading Louds are happy about it, especially considering that Luan nearly killed Lincoln with Robot Todd and sawblade-launching robots.
  • Embarrassing Pyjamas: In the episode where the Louds riff "Lincoln Betrays Lucy", they agree that a pony onesie is more embarrassing than pyjamas that simply have ponies on them.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Invoked in Episode 2, which covered a fic that has a Luna Replacement Sue who wangsts about missing Luan and goes quite nuts without her.
  • Everybody Cries: The climax of part 2 of "Trustworthy" (episode 5.2) causes all the Loud siblings to burst into tears.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While reading "A Town Hates a Boy", Lisa is enraged at her fanfic self for calling Lincoln "dispensable", putting Lincoln's life in danger, saying that no one would notice if one sibling is gone, and caring more about science than her own family.
  • Everyone Is Gay: One After Dark story ships Lori and Carol. Lori is squicked out by this and repeatedly points out that she's not gay.
  • Eye Scream: The story in Episode 3 has Lincoln throw ash in Lynn's eyes.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Grammy in the Halloween special. Luckily, it was all part of a Halloween prank cooked up by Lincoln, Lisa, Lucy and Grammy.
  • Gilligan Cut: Type 1. At both the beginning and the end of Episode 13, Lana asks Lincoln if she and the other Louds reading "In Memory of a Mascot" can go to New York City to try their pizza.
    Lincoln: Lana, we're not gonna blow all our savings flying to New York City just so we can taste their-
    [We sudddenly jump cut to Luna, Lincoln, Lucy, Lana and Lily sitting in a Brooklyn pizzeria, sharing a pie.]
    Lincoln: -pizza.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot:
    • Bobby and Luna seem to think so when reading a Lori/Carol fic known as Tryst of Fate.
    • And in episode 5 of After Dark, Grammy of all characters begins to talk dirty over a sex scene in the Luna/Sam fic Tongue Tied.
  • Grammar Nazi: Lisa will frequently get exasperated over the improper grammar and formatting in the fanfics they read note . She later creates Grammy to be this. Lori takes up this role in After Dark.
  • Groin Attack:
    • In "Bad Blood", Lincoln criticises the story version of Lynn for hitting his fanfic counterpart in the balls at the beginning of the fight.
    • Mr. Grouse in "Property of Luan Loud" says that when his father punished him for swearing as a kid, he'd kick him in the balls.
  • Halloween Episode: The Halloween special has all the Loud kids in costume reading "Attack of the 50-foot Sister".
  • Hard Truth Aesop: Invoked when reading "Cringeworthy":
    Luna: And what is that lesson, huh? Just stick to what you know and never go outside your comfort zone?
  • Hate Plague: "A Town Hates a Boy" treats us to a perfume Lisa made that, when smelled, makes people want to kill the person wearing said perfume.
  • Hates Baths: Exaggerated for Lana, who's outright afraid to take a bath.
  • Head Desk: Lisa bangs her head against the wall after dealing with countless spelling and grammar errors in the final story of episode 11 ("Stuffed Anger"). Lola does the same out of frustration with the story in episode 21 ("Truth or Dairy").
  • Height Angst: In "Attack of the 50-foot Sister", Lynn is embarrassed about being short.
  • Hidden Depths: On occasion, the MSTing Louds will show a side of themselves that catches even the others off guard. Among them include Lola being good at singing and vocal impersonations, Lincoln baking strawberry muffins, Lisa being a fan of Doctor Whonote , Leni refuting a myth about goldfish, and Lynn being familiar with snake biology.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Peeking Through the Fourth Wall: After Dark focuses on the NSFW Loud House fics, which end up being this by definition.
  • Human Shield: In the fanfic "Bad Blood", Lynn uses Lucy as a shield in a fight against Lincoln. No one, not even the main Lynn, is happy she did so.
  • Imagine Spot:
    • "All's Fair in Pranks and War" inspires the Louds reading it to ask the question: Does Lucy lift?, complete with an image of Lucy bench-pressing.
    • "Snowmageddon" has a typo where Lincoln calls Lori "The Lori". Cue one of these of Lori as a wrestler.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: "Attack of the 50-Foot Sister" ends, just before the reveal that it was a dream, with all the siblings except Lily being shrunk and Lily nearly stepping on them.
  • Joke and Receive: In Episode 14 ("Nolan's Birthday"), Lola suggests that Bobby and Ronnie Anne drive all the way to Royal Woods for the titular Gary Stu's birthday. This then immediately happens.
  • Justified Trope: Lincoln may be put off by how much of a crybaby fanfic Lincoln can be, but after his fic self's harsh treatment by his fic sisters in episode 5 ("Trustworthy"), he doesn't mince words:
    Lincoln: Lori, Luan, Lucy, Lisa, you all remember the first story we read, right? It bothered me, because I was written as some kind of thin-skinned crybaby. But... if all of this happened to me, I think I would start crying.
    • After that happens, fanfic Lincoln throws his Ace Savvy costume away, throws a picture of his family on the floor in anger, and begins to cry into his pillow. Once again, Lincoln supports this reaction:
      Lincoln: Again, if this were any other story, I'd say that I was being a whiny drama queen. But here... I don't know, girls. I think it's merited.
  • Kick the Dog: Defied in Episodes 17.1 and 17.2; as fanfic writers, not the Louds, read a "No Such Luck" fanfic.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...: Lucy says this word for word in episode 8 ("One Angry Person") after seeing how Lori will apologize to Lincoln in the fanfic.
  • MST: A variation on the trope that has the characters themselves providing running commentary.
  • Male Gaze: Grammy, of all characters, falls victim to it in After Dark episode 5 during a steamy sex scene between Luna and Sam, where he talks dirty and tells the fanfic girls to keep screwing.
  • Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Inverted in "The Edgy House" where Lynn Sr. has an affair and tries to convince Rita that Luan is hers. Luan points out that this makes no sense. Later played straight when Lincoln in the story reveals that he's unsure if his dad is Mr. Grouse, Flip, or Dr. Feinstein, if any of them or Lynn Sr. is Lucy's dad (due to her albinism), and if Lori's baby daddy is him or Bobby.
  • Miserable Massage: Lana reveals that Leni tried giving her a massage earlier, but it felt like she was being kneaded like dough and was unpleasant.
  • Morton's Fork: Chaz invokes this in After Dark episode 4 ("The Edgy House") after fanfic Lincoln says he "consoles" the mentally disabled Leni by having sex with her.
    Chaz: Fact is, we're boned no matter how we talk about this scene. Either we belittle Leni and deny her agency, or we downplay the amorality of Lincoln's actions. It's Morton's Fork. Which is a lot less delicious than it sounds.
  • Narm Charm: In-universe, the odd grammar and actions of the oddly translated episode 3 is this to the Louds.
  • Neck Lift: Leni does this to Lincoln in Episode 8 when the fanfic Lincoln purposely destroys Leni's dress. Luna has to remind her that it's just a story.
  • No Inner Fourth Wall: In Episode 11, Story 2, Luna wants to know why she always has to be the "nicest sister".
  • Noodle Incident:
    • When the Louds have a "sibling meeting" without Lincoln in one of the stories, Leni (the real one) says that a meeting without Lincoln would be a sister meeting. She then adds that they don't have those anymore, "especially not—" but is silenced by Lynn.
    • Leni once claims that at Becky's sixteenth birthday party, something happened which led to Lori being jailed and subsequently allowed to keep a diving helmet as a souvenir.
    • Lucy once claims to have been buried alive before.
    • Lola and Luan once played Truth or Dare and found out that something embarrassing happened to both of them that gave them the nicknames Super-Soaker and Chicken-Lover respectively.
    • When Lola asks Lucy why she likes Princess Pony, Lucy responds that it's "complicated".
    • In Episode 30, Lana once cried about snakes not having arms. Also, Lucy claims to have been bench-pressed by one of her siblings (presumably Lynn), Lisa claims to have been beaten by an unknown sister at chess who she's certain cheats, and Luan has a tape in her collection called "Lincoln almost dies".
    • In After Dark 4, Luan claims that some people made a hashtag campaign to get her to kill herself, then gives advice to never use the phrase "spirit animal" on Tumblr, especially not ironically. Chaz also claims to have babysat once for a couple called Mr. and Mrs. Thorn and now hates their baby.
  • No One Should Survive That: After reading "A Town Hates a Boy", Lori wants to know how Lynn in the story survived drinking rat poison.
  • Not So Stoic: Lucy is moved to tears by the story in episode 29 ("The Baby I Learned to Love") and even joins in a hug with Lynn and Lincoln at episode's end.
  • No, You:
    • When Lisa calls Lincoln a Miles Gloriosus, Lincoln replies, "You're a melee glory ozone!".
    • When Lisa claims that any energy caused by energy drinks is just the placebo effect, Lincoln replies, "You're a placebo effect!".
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Most of the characters often don't like their fanfic counterparts.
  • Parental Incest: Conversed in "The Edgy House", an After Dark episode which suggests that Lynn Sr. has sex with Lori and Leni, and that Lincoln had sex with Rita. This makes Lori nauseous.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: Luan gets so disgusted with her fanfic counterpart in After Dark episode 3 that she coins the word "cuntritude" to describe her anger at fanfic Luan's actions.
    Benny: Is that a word?
    Luan: It is now.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: In-Universe, they wonder if the author of "Property of Luan Loud" has the hots for Luan because they described her poetically.
  • Purple Prose: Invoked in After Dark Episode 2; complete with a pun from Luan.
    Luan: Sheesh. This prose is so purple you'd think it was being strangled! [Laughs] Get it?
  • Rage Breaking Point: Lincoln has a rather calm one in episode 20.2 after the fanfic Lincoln yells at his sisters.
    Lincoln: I need a moment. I just need to calm down before things get ugly.
    Lynn: Why?
    Lincoln: Because I've had it, Lynn. This is getting on my last nerve. I hate having to look at stupid scenes like this because people think they have a clue about how our family works. I hate how it makes us feel bad about ourselves and question whether we're actually good to each other. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to get some fresh air before I lose my cool, and you all have to see what the real fury of Lincoln Loud looks like.
    • Grammy has one in episode 24 as numerous, constant punctuation errors show up, eventually culminating in a massive run-on sentence that sends him over the edge.
  • Reality Ensues: After Grammy's pretend Face–Heel Turn in the Halloween special ("Attack of the 50 Foot Sister"), he begins to update the story to accurately reflect what would really happen when a 50-foot tall human wreaks havoc on a city.
    Lynn covered her face. "OW!" She looked down and said, "Cut it out! We're fighting!" She stomped one of the tanks, causing the soldiers nearby and inside to be crushed into mulch. Because that's what happens when you apply 250,000 tons of force to a human body.
    Lola: I don't like this story anymore...
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Some of the stories are filled with spelling errors, so logically you'd expect a few accidental words. For instance, in one story, "vicious" is spelled as "viscous", which, as Lisa is quick to point out, means a thick, sticky liquid.
  • Running Gag:
    • Lisa's reactions at grammar refuses, mainly random shifts from present to past tense, questions without a question mark at the end and comma misuse.
    • Whenever any real life show or game is mentioned in a fic, someone (usually Lincoln or Lola) asks if there is any relation between it and a in-universe equivalent (such as Humdrum Program, Poppy Avenue or Yo, Miguel!).
    • THE UMBRELLA BUILDING which Luan keeps bringing up.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • The numerous grammar and spelling errors in episode 1 ("Bunking In") drive Lisa to distraction, but she finally reaches her breaking point when she sees the following line in fanfic Lincoln's poem: "Me is Lincoln L. Loud."
    Lisa: That's it. I'm done.
    Lori: Lisa-
    Lisa: I'm DONE. I've reached my limit.
    • Ronnie Anne gets so upset at her portrayal in episode 22 ("A Second Chance") that she storms out of the living room, and it's clear that she's been crying when Lincoln manages to bring her back.
  • Sexy Cat Person: Defied in "Property of Luan Loud", where the older sisters are absolutely grossed out by the idea of sexualizing half-cat-half-human creatures.
  • Shared Universe: Episode 16 confirms that "Mall Rats" takes place in the same universe as this series. Episode 18 confirmed that "Boys and Girls" and "Lincoln's Confidant" are also set in the same universe. In one episode, it's revealed that Shrinkin' Lincoln also took place in this universe.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend and He Is Not My Boyfriend: Lincoln and Ronnie Anne do this a lot regarding each other, even when they're on the couch together.
  • Shoddy Knockoff Product: "Luck" by YoshiRocker13 is considered to be so derivative of other No Such Luck fics even Video Brinquedo looks original by comparison.
  • Shout-Out:
    Lincoln: The Lincoln who does nothing but cry and mope because he thinks he's the biggest victim who ever lived. Where are authors even getting this from?! I don't do that! That's not what I'm like!
    • Lincoln pulls off Linkara's 'We should do something!', 'Should we do something?' gag during episode 3.
    • In Episode 11, in order to stop Lisa from giving herself a concussion; Lincoln takes her to her room and plays A Glorious Dawn to put her to sleep.
    • Episode 17 ("Luck") has the quartet of authors using the Sin Counter from CinemaSins to keep track of the things the fic does wrong.
    • Lola reacts to the disturbing nighttime sequence in "Substitute Roommate" (episode 2) with the Nostalgia Critic's "I'm sorry; I need to drop something" gag.
    • Luan says, "Exterminate!" in "Snowmageddon".
  • Silly Prayer:
    • The episode about One Angry Person has the fanfic version of Lincoln muttering angrily in bed, to which Lucy remarks that it sounds like her nightly prayers.
    • Another episode has Lori say that, according to the behaviour of the characters in the fanfiction, Lincoln is Satan. Lana says to Lucy, "Oh, so Lincoln is the person you pray to every night."
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: In-universe, episode 18 ("Hughs And Kisses") is this for Lori, Luna and Lisa as they realize through the fic just how creepy and disturbing their actions towards Hugh were.
  • Something Completely Different: Instead of the Loud siblings, episodes 17.1 and 17.2 instead feature noted fanfic authors WildKirbyAtrox, EpsilonMk46 and That Engineer reviewing the fic "Luck" alongside MrTyeDye, the four of them having broken into the Loud house to do so.
  • Special Guest:
    • Ronnie Anne appeared in Episode 12, where they covered "An Older Remedy for a Younger Heart": A fic with a Lincoln who whines about severely missing Ronnie after she moves away.
      • She returned in Episode 22 to help cover "A Second Chance".
      • She returns again in the Christmas Episode on "Secret Santa".
    • The authors MrTyeDye, That Engineer, WildKirbyAtrox and EpsilonMk46 travel across dimensions and break into the house to review "Luck" by YoshiRocker13 - or, as Tye calls it, "No Such Luck Followup #24601".
    • Because only Lori, Leni, Luna, and Luan were old enough for the After Dark spin-off, they brought in a fifth character for each episode: Mr. Grouse, Bobby, Benny, Chaz and Sam.
    • Clyde finally shows up in Episode 26 to cover "Class Night" by AlexKawa
  • Speed Round: In Episode 10.1, the Louds, shocked to find out that a tape recorder in Lily's diaper proved that most of Lincoln's sisters were conspiring against him, and blackmailing Leni and Luna to play along:
    Lincoln: I... I have so many questions.
    Lori: Me, too.
    Luna: Me, three.
    Luan: Ooh, I know! Let's make a game out of it!
    [Everyone looks at Luan as she pulls out her phone and brings up her stopwatch/timer app.]
    Luan: We'll see how many questions we can rattle off in sixty seconds. Sound fun?
    [The other siblings nod and grunt in the affirmative.]
    Luan: All right, then! [Sets the timer for one minute] Three... two... one... go!
    Lincoln: Who planted that recorder in Lily's diaper, and when?
    Leni: If it was me or Luna, why didn't we just show him the recording when he accused us of lying?
    Lily: Ga ga bloo bloo? [Translation: And if it was me, why didn't I show him?]
    Lisa: And how did they even know that the words spoken at the meeting would clear their names and incriminate the rest of us?
    Lori: How did Lily go that long without having her diaper changed once?
    Luna: If Lily was at the meeting, why didn't she at least try to speak up for Leni and me?
    Luan: Wouldn't Lincoln have had to rewind the tape before he heard anything from the meeting?
    Lynn: Did no one notice that bulge in Lily's diaper before Lincoln did?
    Lucy: And how did-
    [Luan's phone beeps.]
    Lucy: Dang it.
    • They do this again in episodes 19 ("Snowmageddon") and 21 ("Truth or Dairy").
  • Spoof Aesop: Sometimes, the Louds jokingly add a moral to the fanfics. They've done this with...:
    • "Bad Blood" - "For sure you shouldn't fight and destroy all things in house" [sic] (a quote from Rita).
    • "One Angry Person" - "If your family member resents you, you can always buy their affection back" or "If you act like a brat, your family will shower you with gifts".
    • "Whipped" - "All but three of [the Loud sisters] suck eggs" (four of the Loud siblings in general, since Lincoln wasn't an Adaptational Jerkass, but that didn't help).
    • "Snowmageddon" - "If you almost mortally wound your brother, a brief apology and a promise you don't intend to keep are all it takes to earn his forgiveness."
    • "The Sleeping Boy" - "Never try to wake Lincoln up early on a Saturday".
    • "A Town Hates a Boy" - "Don't use your siblings as guinea pigs for life-threatening experiments. Also, Lincoln is not dispensable."
  • Squick: In-Universe during Episode 8: "One Angry Person", when Lincoln spits gargled water into Lori's mouth. This is also the Louds' in-universe reaction to "Property of Luan Loud".
  • Token Evil Teammate: According to Lisa, the "mean sisters": Lori, Luan, Lynn, Lola, and Lisa herself.
  • Token Good Teammate: According to Lisa, the "nice sisters": Leni, Luna, Lucy, Lana, and Lily.
  • Toilet Humor: In "Whipped", Lana points out that you can't clog a toilet with your pee, and she's tried. Later, Lori wonders how fanfic Lily could've gone so long without having her diaper changed.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Sometimes, Grammy has trouble correcting said grammar and spelling errors; and at one point, eventually gives up.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Several of the fics the siblings read tend to exaggerate their worst traits, and they don't hesitate to cry foul at said portrayals either. Lynn and Lori tend to get this the worst, as well as Lincoln in "One Angry Person" and Lola in "The Diary of a Loud."
  • Uncertain Doom: In "Trustworthy", it's not revealed if Izzy and El Diablo died in the fire or if they actually ran away like Lana thought.
  • Unwanted False Faith: Luna and Leni don't like always being seen as the "nicest sisters", if not the only nice sisters.
  • Very Special Episode:
    • Every fifth episode has the entire family reading a highly requested or controversial story.
    • Episode 28 ("The Bestie That Stole My Heart") has Ronnie Anne, Bobby, Carl, CJ and Sid reading the story, as well as having their own counterpart to Grammy in Gramito.
  • Villain Sue: In-Universe, Luan from After Dark: Episode 3 is considered one.
  • Warm Milk Helps You Sleep: Parodied when Lisa sedates Lola with a mixture of chamomile tea, children's cough syrup, and warm milk.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Luna will occasionally sneak song lyrics into her commentary, just like she does in canon.
  • Wimpification:
    • Many fics featured in the story do this to Lincoln, with fanfic Lincoln often sobbing over the pettiest of reasons. Lincoln does not like these fics at all.
    • Likewise, in the first story of episode 11 ("Lynn's Bruised Hand"), Lynn bruises her hand and wangsts about not being able to play sports because of it. The real Lynn does not take this well and calls this version of herself a "wimpy sad-sack" after the fic is over.
  • You Keep Using That Word:
    • In episode 17 ("Luck"), the fic's constant insistence on referring to Luna as Lincoln's "guardian" wears on the quartet of authors until That Engineer finally snaps towards the end.
    • In "Diary of Luan Loud", the Louds point out that the fanfic version of Luan is described as "psycho", when "evil" would be a better word.
    • In "The Diary of a Loud", Luan wonders if the author even knows what a joke is after Lynn says, "I don't get the joke" as a response to Lucy saying something that wasn't a joke, and Lola laughs at her own nonexistent joke.
  • You Monster!: The older Loud siblings and Benny consider the Luan Replacement Sue from "Diary of Luan Loud" to be the most OOC anyone's been on the show.
    Luan: So this version of me is a bully, a cunt, a sociopath, and a pedophile. As far as I'm concerned, the rest of you have lost the right to complain about how you're portrayed in these stories.
    Benny: You know, when you invited me over here, you didn't exactly tell me we'd be reading about you molesting your siblings.
    Luna: She raped [Lincoln]. I don't think "sorry" would cut it even if she meant it - which she totally doesn't.
    Lori: Aaaaand now she's killing kittens. I'm wondering if there's anything left she can do to make herself more hatable.
    Leni: Ew, ew, ewwww! What is wrong with this girl?! [to Luan] I mean, how would you like it if I did that with one of your things? Like, I don't know, your rubber chicken?

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