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  • In the "Bathroom Break" pilot, there's no toilet paper left. Earlier, Lana is shown running around as a mummy. Now, what common household item do kids use to cosplay as mummies? Toilet paper.
  • In the episode "Driving Miss Hazy," Leni thinks that there's a country named after her when Lincoln talks about "speaking Leni." While far from being a country, there is indeed a place named with the same name: Leni, also called Comune di Leni, a municipality on the small Italian island of Salina.
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  • Why is Lincoln's hair white? Well many people are towheads, especially children. "Towhead" refers to a person with "tow" colored hair, which is hair so blond it looks almost white, comparable to platinum blond. The word tow can refer to an untwisted bundle of rope-like fibers in one sense of the word, as used in towhead.
  • Lincoln's name when shortened down is Linc, which keeps with the 4 letter name theme. It makes sense since it's shown many times that he interacts with all of his sisters helps solve many problems between them. Basically, he's the link that keeps his siblings together.
  • Leni isn't a very common name, but it does exist. It is a German name or nickname. 3 Olympic atheletes of the early 20th century bore this name: Leni Schmidt, Helene "Leni" Junker, and Magdalena "Leni" Lohmar.
  • Leni is shown to be capable of making a bed, and it's mostly Played for Laughs. But what's her hobby? Designing clothes, which is a craft, just like making a bed frame. It is within her talent.
  • When Lori stops doing the laundry in "Chore and Peace", Lincoln and Lola are the only ones without clean laundry while everyone else was fine, however it could be because Lincoln has been shown with little clothing at his dispense, and Lola could have just the one dress considering that the kind of dresses she wears aren't that cheap.
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  • When Lana is having trouble with pageant training in "Toads and Tiaras", she eventually turns around and makes significant improvement only to repeat her mistakes during the pageant. She either forgot everything overnight or was suffering Performance Anxiety.
  • Lily's diapers are known to be rather toxic. What's the reason for that? Since she and Lisa share the same room, she's inevitably been exposed to the toxic chemicals.
    • Which can also explain why Lisa is capable of replicating that toxic scent herself in "Potty Mouth"note .
    • Unlikely. While this show isn't 100% realistic, if she breathed the toxic chemicals in, they'd go into her bloodstream rather than her intestines. Besides, if Lily was having any side effects of sleeping in Lisa's room, she'd probably seem sick or at least have other symptoms than just foul-smelling diapers. And if you've ever changed a messy diaper, you'd know that they can smell pretty bad without actually being toxic.
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  • The frantic happenings amongst these eleven siblings ensures that there is seldom a dull moment in their immediate environment. The number eleven is said to symbolize disorder, chaos, and judgment.
  • Why is Lily a Brainy Baby? Because since she shares the same room with Lisa, she's bound to inevitably learn something from her whenever she does an experiment.
  • Lola has an idea in "April Fools Rules" to keep Luan from listening in on the siblings' anti-April Fools scheme by turning on the washer, claiming she "saw it in a mob movie once." A throwaway line, right? The idea to run over Lincoln's leg to cause a sports injury? Bug Lori's room with a microphone on her tiara to listen in on her siblings' secrets? Hide money inside her stuffed animals? Seems like Lola's watched that kind of movie more than once.
    • Or she watched that particular movie once and watched other similar movies.
  • How did Bobby wrap himself in a box in "11 Louds a Leapin'"? He probably had Ronnie Anne help.
  • Why does Mrs. Loud's first name not begin with an L? L is the twelfth letter of the alphabet, and there are twelve members of the Loud House whose names begin with L (the eleven kids and Mr. Loud).
    • Furthermore, she wasn't a Loud by birth, she married into the family.
  • A family of 11 kids being able to maintain a stable livelihood seems to be stretching the limits of logic even for a show like this at first, later episodes imply that the Loud parents, when running low on funds, pawn off some of Lisa's inventions to big companies. This explains why she has friends in high places (see:NASA).
    • The synopsis of a season 2 episode mentions that their father normally has a job as a I.T worker. I.T workers make fairly decent money, so it's a bit more plausible than it first seems. It can even explain why the spare money at play fluctuates a bit: I.T workers can go through stretches of time when computer work isn't in high demand and periods where they have to work full nights. Leaving it for a dishwashing job could explain a poorer family episode later, even after he gets upgraded to co-chef.
    • Similar in nature to a below Luan Fridge Horror, Lisa providing finances to the family could tie in to her habit of experimenting on the family. As she has mentioned filing patents in the past, it is highly likely she is able to earn royalties on them which go into the family's coffers to some extent. The parents don't tell her to knock it off because the money flow is too important. As to why we don't see these inventions affect the world at large or nobody acts like she's a big noise in the series, it is quite possible that she is paid more by larger companies to keep her inventions off the market than she'd earn from having them on it after the money is divided up, as is given at times for why guys like Reed Richards haven't changed the world widely (in between supervillain attacks of course, which Lisa does not have a problem with.. Yet).
    • "Cover Girls", "Insta-gran" and "Fool Me Twice" show her present at scientific events. She's a child prodigy whose inventions are routinely patented and sold to big companies; who wouldn't pay through the roof to have such a semi-famous name (in the scientific world) to be present at your event? The appearance money, as well as the aforementioned royalties, probably goes into the family coffers (given Lisa, as smart she is, is still a minor), as do any monetary prizes from Lola's pageants or any money Luna and Luan make from their respective gigs. This is also why the parents encourage them; these aren't just hobbies, they're income sources.
  • It may seem like Negative Continuity that none of the girls wanted to go to Dairyland in "One Of The Boys", while half of them (the Tomboys) wanted to go there in "In Tents Debate". However, it’s not so illogical if you consider the fact that these are 2 completely different circumstances. In "In Tents Debate", the girls were voting where to spend their entire vacation, with the choice being Dairyland vs Aloha Beach. In "One Of The Boys", the discussion was about where to go on a mere day trip, with the choice being Dairyland vs the Mall. Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lana and Lisa still like Dairyland; they just like the mall even more, especially if it’s for only a day trip rather than a vacation.
    • Also, even if they are tomboys, they can still find something in the mall that they might like. Luna can find some music equipment, Luan can find something she can use to prank others, Lynn can find some sports equipment, Lana can find some new pets or fixing tools and Lisa can find scientific books or something that can help her with her experiments. Sure, an amusement park is cool, but a mall can provide anything you want, even if you are a tomboy!
  • It makes perfect sense that Lynn is a Big Eater. Anyone can tell you that being active tends to increase your appetite and with all the sports Lynn plays, her appetite is probably regularly through the roof. Not to mention at 13, she is likely starting puberty, which any girl can tell you does crazy things to your metabolism.
    • Her Trademark Favorite Food of meatball grinders also makes perfect sense for similar reasons. Meatball grinders would contain large amounts of carbs, protein and calories, all things any growing girl needs but especially an athlete.
  • Luna's overall shyness toward her love interest (unlike her siblings) in the episode 'L is for Love' is because her crush Sam is a girl. She likely feels uncomfortable about it since her attraction towards another person of the same sex might be a sudden, recent development, thus she doesn't know how to deal with it. Luna probably felt that if Sam didn't reciprocate her feelings (due to Incompatible Orientations being a common, unfortunate reality, especially for LGBTQ+ teens), it would be THE never-live-it-down moment of her entire school life.
    • In fact, the whole episode where Luna didn't directly approach Sam or anyone not refer to her by name instead of "she" or "her" was all to keep Sam's true gender a suprise to the very end.
  • During the de-vulgarizing of Lily in "Potty Mouth", Lincoln isn't shown recreating his swearing incident. Notice that unlike the others , his followed the breaking of a rather expensive object (a T.V.), so recreating it would create more trouble than ruining a shirt or a guitar string. Not to mention that Lily's interview occurred in the same room [as the T.V], so a damaged T.V. would negatively impact the interview.
    • Similarly, the two sisters who didn't have a swearing incident shown were Lucy and Luan. Lucy's running gag of not being noticed and her general lack of emotions probably makes it not only rare for her to swear, but also rare for anyone to actually hear her do so. Meanwhile, many comedians, which Luan aspires to be, find blue or off-color humor to be distasteful.
  • In "The Waiting Game", Lincoln is going out of his way to earn tickets to a party from somebody who is clearly using him. Then it hit me - the party is being held at a sewage plant. In this episode, one way or the other, Lincoln is/was going to be subject to crappy treatment.
  • Luna describing Lincoln's substitute teacher as "smokin'" in "Study Muffin" makes a whole lot more sense come the episode "L is For Love", the episode where it's revealed that Luna's bisexual. Since she also finds girls attractive, she can definitely relate to Lincoln's issues of being Distracted by the Sexy.
  • Why is Leni's alter-ego in Lincoln's comic book the "Eleven of Hearts"? Because out of the eleven children in the family, she's the kindest and sweetest, a.k.a., The Heart. On a side note, given her....personality, it makes sense that she would choose a number that doesn't actually exist in a deck of playing cards.
    • On that note, Lucy being the Eight of Spades also has some significance. In a tarot deck, an upright Eight of Swords (the closest counterpart to the Eight of Spades) signifies isolation. Lucy, being a heroic character in the comic book (in other words, an upright citizen) but feeling emotionally distant from everyone else in real life, can certainly relate. She also happens to be an eight-year-old.
  • It's noted by fans that the Sister Fight Protocol didn't appear during Lucy and Lynn's fight in Space Invaders. It's not an error, however, if one assumes that the protocol was created after this to try and avoid the situation, particularly given how separating Lynn and Lucy with Lynn in Lincoln's room did work out. Its newness is also why it caught Lincoln off guard. The fact that Lincoln's intervention did lead to the Space Invader fight ending also explains why Lincoln kept trying to intervene.
    • Further the reason they kept shoving a feuding sister into his room, and him out, could be from awareness of his issues with being stuck with Lynn. In a sense the sisters noted how the Lucy/Lynn fight went, but took the lessons from it in the wrong directions.
  • Out of the cast of 11 kids - two stand out in particular: Lucy and Lincoln. Whereas the other children take after some aspect of their parents (most notably hair colour), neither Lucy nor Lincoln do - right down to their physical appearances, where they take after their great-grandma Harriet and Pop Pop, respectively. Makes sense, then, that their unique designs reflect their unique personalities.
  • The pairings of the rooms for the Loud Kids may have been done according to age, but there's a little brilliance in how said characters were paired as well:
    • Lori and Leni - Both are high school girls that fall into different categories of blonde stereotypes.
    • Luna and Luan - The latter confirms that the former listens to her material, and it just so happens that Luna has a drum kit nearby....no prizes for guessing what that's used for. On top of that, both are different types of entertainers (a rocker and a comedienne, respectively) and their names are anagrams of each other.
    • Lynn and Lucy - Both seem to be polar opposites to each other - one is a mellow, seldom-active Goth who her sisters barely notice, the other is a ruckus raising sports junkie that makes her presence felt. As of "Future Tense", they're now both basketball players. On a meta-note, they are voiced by the same actress, Jessica DiCicco
    • Lana and Lola - Again, both are polar opposites to each other - Lola's the Girly Girl to Lana's playful Tom Boy. Also, Lola is the Token Evil Teammate of the Loud family, whereas Lana is the Friend to All Living Things, a complete inversion of what you'd expect from those tropes. Also, as of "Toads and Tiaras", they are both beauty pageant winners. On the same meta-level as Lynn and Lucy, they're voiced by the same actress, Grey DeLisle
    • Lisa and Lily - Lisa has basically reached the pinnacle of human intelligence at a tender age. Lily, being an inquisitive baby, would naturally be ripe for new knowledge. Also, though nowhere near Lisa's genius, Lily is also considered very smart for her age.
    • Lincoln - By himself, being the only boy. His room is a repurposed linen closet that is smack dab in the middle of everyone's rooms. And wouldn't you know it - Lincoln himself is the middle child!
  • Lucy's fondness for Princess Pony might be part of a multi-show gag about dark characters liking it, but it could be a reference to how the Brony community Don't know what that is?  is somewhat infamous for having a ton of dark fics, such as Cupcakes, the Pony POV Series, and The Conversion Bureau.. Lucy can easily enjoy the series even when she doesn't need to get out of the darkness, and the online nature of fanfics can allow her to view it without being as detectable as a book or video.
  • People often attribute Leni saying that "My favorite colour is zebra" to her lack of intelligence, but, after thinking about it for a while, it makes sense - Leni is an aspiring fashion designer, and what is one of the most prominent colour patterns used in fashion? Zebra stripes. While her terminology may be off (and also given her Hidden Depths), Leni's statement holds a lot more water than it seems.
  • Lucy sighs a lot, and she has the odd habit of saying the actual word. Seems kind of pointless at first, but then I remembered that The Loud House takes a lot of inspiration from comic books. In most of them, particularly Peanuts, when a character sighs it appears as the actual word in their text bubble. It's a stealthy joke on how readers will most likely imagine the character saying the word "sigh" instead of making the sound.
  • Lisa's planned fake out against her siblings in "Snow Bored" does have some foreshadowing. Take it from a troper who comes from a Northern state, even if Lisa had salted the roads early on she could not get a cancellation undone: weather surprises with much more mild conditions than expected a day in advance do not mean school is made back on. Lisa is more likely to know this than the rest of her siblings, who even if they had seen that happen before would not have that fact in the front of their mind.
  • Craftsmanship appears to run in the family. Leni, Lynn, Lana and Lisa have all shown great craftsmanship talent; Leni making Lori's bed in exchange for a ride to the mall, Lynn modifying the family bike into a top-of-the-line sports bike, Lana's obsession with operating heavy machinery and Lisa's many arcane inventions.
  • "Room With a Feud" has a few:
  • In "Hand-Me-Downer", one might wonder why Lincoln handed his new sports bike to Lana instead of Lucy, since the latter is next in line for hand-me-downs. There might be two reasons: One, Lucy, being a Goth, wouldn't be much of the outdoorsy type, and secondly, the fact that Lynn is currently in possession of the "girly" bike means that, with them being roommates and girls, Lynn would just hand hers over to Lucy when she's through with it. It would then be a simple matter of Lucy spray painting it black afterwards, since, being a girl, she wouldn't mind its appearance (as an added bonus, one episode already revealed that, being a Pony Princess reader, she actually doesn't mind such things since it's a break from the darkness.)
  • Lynn taking the first prize in Math in the episode "Future Tense" seems like a stretch of logic since she's patently bad at academics. However, if one were to remember her actions in "Lynner Takes All", the episode bundled with this one, if there's one thing Lynn doesn't cater to, it's losing at anything. Why wouldn't she buckle down and dominate the class despite her disdain for it?
    • During "Future Tense", most of the siblings were made to do drastically different things from their general behavior, except for Lincoln. He was just made to read educational comics. A rare point of the series giving the kickable character a break compared to the others, or a note on how Lincoln is already the most rounded character. As a Jack of All Trades Lincoln is already good at a lot of things and isn't as extreme as any of the sisters. Sure he didn't enjoy the change either, but his status in the family gave him some slack.
  • Lincoln's crisis about leaving a nasty voice message for Lori in "Get The Message" was ultimately pointless - Luna's guitar playing would have drowned his rant out completely, and, as the end of the episode proves, it was highly unlikely Lori would even sit through several loud chords strumming in her ears to even reach the lone part at the end where he goes: "....and that is why you are the worst. Sister. EVER!!!"
  • During "Spell It Out", Lucy's magic based ire did not strike Lincoln or Lynn individually, despite the two being part of the five individual annoyances siblings gave her way (interrupting her spirit calling thrice, wrecking her book and taking her seat on the couch). As the sibling she is closest to, and her roommate, they get along better and it takes a lot more for her to really get annoyed with them. Also given that Lincoln's game he was shouting about involved fantasy elements, including zombies, Lincoln's activity had the benefit of being something she does emphasize with more than phone chatter and chemistry. As to Lynn's boat....given the Loud House's chaos it probably got totaled at some point before it could be hexed.
  • In "Potty Mouth", it is revealed that Lisa wears dentures. People with false teeth sometimes speak with a lisp, so it's a possible reason for her lisp.
  • In "No Place Like Homeschool", Lisa mentions that arts and crafts are her one academic weakness because of her "stubby" fingers. Which could explain why her experiments, during which she has to carefully manipulate dangerous chemicals, tend to end up in explosions.
  • In "Change of Heart" when over Lincoln is overhearing Leni calm down Mr. Grouse by telling him to recite the names of the 40 states, telling him that by the time he's done, he'll forget why he was mad in the first place, only for Grouse to reply that there were 48 states. Leni's advise can be chalked up to the fact that she's a Dumb Blonde, but Grouses' response signifies that he's so old that he may remember learning that Alaska and Hawaii were still territories, and at the end of the episode he starts reciting the states alphabetically: "Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas..." Notice what state is missing?
  • In "No Place Like Homeschool", Lola's revealed to be homeschooled during the main competition season for beauty pageants, and it's explained that this is so she has more time to prepare for them. An alternate theory on why she was originally homeschooled, comes to mind after watching the earlier episode, "Read Aloud". In that episode, it was revealed that Lola has trouble reading. I think that originally, after learning that fact, Lola's parents took her out of primary school and started homeschooling her. As Lola eventually started to get better at reading, she was eventually let back in to primary school, BUT! Lola, seeing the benefits of being homeschooled, specifically having a lot more free time, eventually convinced her parents to let her be homescooled during her pageant season. This also explains why Lola seems to be capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Why does Lisa sometimes do experiments on people without permission? She's four (later five) years old. She may be smart, but preschoolers' brains still aren't fully-formed, which means they don't do morality as well as older people. Being so young could also explain why she's easily distracted and lets her experiments blow up.
  • In "One Flu Over the Loud House", the word "RUN" can be seen written on the wall with a backwards "R". Lincoln didn't write it because he wasn't awake then, Lily's illiterate because she's a baby, so are the pets because, well, they're pets, the parents enforce the rules so they wouldn't be writing on the wall, the twins got infected early on so they wouldn't have had the chance to write it (and none of the sick people could have written it because they didn't seem to care about the healthy people running away), and the only teen who is dumb enough to not know how to write an "R" properly is Leni, but she is the only healthy person who doesn't want everyone to run away. That leaves only Lucy. But Lucy is too educated to accidentally write an "R" incorrectly— which means she did it on purpose, for dramatic effect, which is something she would do.
  • In "April Fools Rules" and "Fool Me Twice", Lily is the only Loud not to get pranked by Luan (or even speak). Apparently none of the "Fool's Paradise" pranks are even meant for her (to small to reach the door or a car wheel), not even the one meant for mom, or even her being replaced by a chimp that attacks Lynn. If you look at the "Picture Perfect" moment where Lily and Luan were giggling at each other, it seems that, Prankageddon lunatic or not, Luan might have a soft side for the baby.
  • Clyde acting like a robot when he sees Lori makes sense if you remember that, like Lincoln, he's a comic book nerd. Saying, "Does not compute" might be a nerdy, jokey way of saying that he feels love-dazed.
  • This one may be a coincidence, but Luna's primary color scheme is lots of purple, with the occasional splash of pink or blue here and there. And, what are the colors on the bisexual flag?
  • Many people have noted how Lynn, Luan, and Luna haven't developed a bust despite being at the respective ages where most children enter or are going through puberty. However, it sort of makes sense when taking into account their personalities which notably contrast from the other two teenage sisters: All of them are immature and idealistic in their own ways; Lynn throws tantrums, enjoys playing outside with Lana and Lola, turns the most mundane of things into fun, and literally has the temper of a spoiled child; Luan is hopelessly naïve and ignorant when it comes to cynicism, can't take criticism as "No Laughing Matter" shows, has a love for comedy and fun, has showbiz aspirations in the form of a comedienne, and is generally a combination of a Cloudcuckoolander, Pollyanna and Kiddie Kid; Luna, while definitely the most mature of the trio (knows about and is a member of the LGBT community), still has show business aspirations and thus uses music to hide the painful likelihood of being faced with the world's cynicism. In contrast, Leni and Lori are both teenage girl stereotypes of the Valley Girl variety (albeit one is more pessimistic than the other), so Lynn, Luan, and Luna's odd prepubescence is accurate to their hopeless naivety and ideals a là a child, and showcases them as standing out from the teenage girl stereotypes that their older two sisters are depicted as.
  • Lori's image spot of her own set of eleven kids noticeably has more boys among them then her own set of siblings, where Lincoln is the only one. Beyond simple probability being against the idea that Lori would also have ten daughters and a single son, there are two factors in play. One is that Lori, having nine sisters and through a combination of being 'one of ten' and the bickerings of girls at a similar age (her and Leni and clothing fights) that having gaps via gender is a good thing. The second is that she is observant enough to pick up that Lincoln does get bothered by being the only boy, and she'd rather not have any sons of her own go through the same problems.
  • The reveal that Lynn Sr. was the one who left the money out in "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud House" gives a good explanation for the pun on one of the notes (a note saying that they got to the "bottom" of the mystery that was taped to Lily's bottom). Lynn Sr. is shown to have a similar sense of humour to Luan.
  • With the revelation that Bobby & Ronnie Anne's father is a mission doctor, the line about the hernia operation in "A Tale of Two Tables" now takes on a new, (somewhat) less ominous light.
  • In "Sitting Bull", Lynn tells a story about how she fell off a climbing wall and broke her leg so bad that the bone was sticking out, in order to help the kids she was babysitting go to sleep. While Lynn isn't the smartest cookie in the jar, it still doesn't make sense why someone with any ounce of common sense would think that was a suitable bedtime story. Then you remember who she's roomed with. Lucy probably enjoys morbid stories like that, and considering the age gap between her and Lynn, Lynn probably read to her at night often, and figured out pretty early on that those were the kinds of stories Lucy liked to hear before bed, and assumed the same was true for every kid. Her younger sisters after Lucy probably further cemented this to a certain degree:
    • The story relies on a bit of grossness due to the injury Lynn suffered in it, something Lana would appreciate
    • The story involves Lynn getting injured, so the oftentimes sadistic Lola would probably enjoy it
    • Lisa would also probably be somewhat fascinated by that kind of injury, due to her interest in the medical field
    • The only one of Lynn's younger sisters who doesn't seem like they would enjoy that kind of story is Lily, though because her status as a blank slate, we can't be sure.
  • In "A Tale of Two Tables", Lily is served ice cream. However, "Any Given Sundae" claims that she hasn't had her first ice cream yet. What were the kids doing at the end of "A Tale of Two Tables"? Throwing food. Maybe Lily threw her whole ice cream before she could eat any.

Fridge Horror

  • Lincoln being tricked into smearing sodium hypochlorite on his skin thinking it was sunscreen, which can cause permanent tissue damage if kept on for a long period of time.
    • Although Lori blames Lisa on this. In her defence, she's 4, just because she's a child genius doesn't mean she's developed a great moral compass yet.
  • Lori gives Leni bad driving instructions in "Driving Miss Hazy". What if Leni had, like Lincoln said, crashed? Lori could have unwittingly MURDERED her sister just because she was too selfish to share the car keys. What's worse, she doesn't even seem THAT UPSET at the thought that she may have killed or seriously injured Leni, or any innocent bystander who could have been hit for that matter, when Lincoln points this out.
  • In a certain flashback, Lola is angered when Lana's frog Seymour croaks at an inopportune time, causing her to smear her makeup. She is seen later calmly walking along with a shovel over her shoulder— strongly suggesting she killed and buried her sister's pet. Torturing and killing small animals at a young age is an early warning sign of a sociopath, and, indeed, all the sisters seem to have a horror story to share about Lola's behaviour. She doesn't handle petty annoyances well.
    • The episode states that these stories were all fake, and Lana says she can't say for a fact that Lola even took Seymour in the first place.
  • "Roughin' It": Howard and Harold are known to be overprotective towards Clyde, and Clyde specifically told Lincoln that his dads wanted him to stay in their sight while at the B&B. Yet both boys walked off into the woods and stayed away all night long. One can only imagine the kind of Adult Fear both men must have suffered from when Clyde did not come back before sunset. Which also begs the question why they (or at least Lincoln) apparently didn't get into any trouble for staying away for a whole night.
  • This is actually something that was brought up on the recap for "April Fools Rules" that's about 75% Fridge Horror, 25% Fridge Brilliance: We saw in "Undie Pressure" that resisting the urge to tell even a simple "chicken crossing the road" joke caused Luan to go Laughing Mad with "sweet comic relief." Fast forward (presumably) to April Fools' Day, and no one (except for Lincoln on Ronnie Anne's behalf) tries to talk Luan out of cancelling the "Prank-pocalypse", not even her parents. Pushover Parents and siblings? Or those who know how worse it could be if Luan kept her dangerous April Fools urges bottled up?
    • Makes one wonder what her not doing comedy a la "No Laughing Matter" would have ended up? She clearly wasn't enjoying not telling jokes, and more importantly, the siblings were very insistent she start telling jokes again. One has to wonder if the parents did try and get her to stop pranks before and it backfired horribly.
  • As of this writing, we know that Lola, Lori and Luan can be very dang mean in their own ways (Luan in April Fools Day, Lola whenever you get on her wrong side, and Lori whenever you tick her off) but then comes the question: Have their siblings been affected by these outrages? Has Lily ever been on the receiving end of such a thing?
    • Lola's actions have been hinted to have just been the other girls exaggerating to scare Lincoln straight...which may be worse actually...
  • When you think about it, having Lisa be the archetypal stoic scientist actually spells really bad news for the family as a whole, since as proven in "Left in the Dark", she's not above using her own family as test subjects. How long is it until she decides to use her family on an experiment... And something bad happens?
    • According to a throwaway gag in "Potty Mouth" she's already burned her own hair out from radiation exposure due to a "nuclear experiment gone wrong" and has to wear a wig to conceal it. In other words, a 4-year-old girl gave herself radiation poisoning bad enough to kill her hair follicles.
    • She has also lost all of her teeth, and another episode reveals that sometimes, her exposed scalp would glow and reveal her brain. Worse yet, the end of one episode reveals that the latter symptoms have since happened to Lincoln...
    • "Insta-Gran" and "Fool Me Twice" confirm that Lisa appearing at scientific events wasn't a simple one-note gag in "Cover Girls". Therefore, either the scientific world unknowingly encourages a child who hasn't learned a solid moral compass yet to perform dangerous and illegal experiments on unwilling human subjects (because they know about her inventions). Or they know and don't care; because they like her inventions.
    • She makes an off-hand comment that she caused a nuclear incident in school in "Pipe Dreams"...
    • Then again, it's not too far-fetched to imagine her inventing something to grow back her hair, get her scalp back to normal, etc.
  • In "Room with a Feud", why does Lola have containers of blood in her possession?
    • Lucy can be seen making fake blood in "Back in Black." It's likely that the containers are just Lucy's.
  • At the end of "The Loudest Mission", it's revealed that Lincoln's instances of Breaking the Fourth Wall is a canon ability, and he uses it as a coping mechanism. Anyone else find this surprisingly horrifying? Since he uses it as a coping mechanism for his house's chaos, is it possible he could've gone mad from stress without it a long time ago? Not to mention, once he teaches her how to do so, had Ronnie-Anne either not had a strong will, or been prone to overthinking things, could she have Gone Mad From The Revelation of some unseen beings watching her from beyond the pale?
  • If you thought "April Fools Rules" was bad, "Fool's Paradise" is practically a G-rated horror movie. Indeed, let's take a look at each prank Luan does in that episode:
    • After Luan is dropped off at a camp during April Fools Day weekend, Vanzilla mysteriously breaks down, forcing the Louds to stay at a roadside hotel - that is, a roadside hotel Luan boobytrapped with pranks that pick off the family one by one.
    • Lisa is taken out by a bed that shuts upward. Although she survives the encounter, in real life adults have died because beds unexpectedly shut on them; Lisa is 4!
    • The first prank outside the motel has Luna fall in a giant vat of gelatin. If Luna hadn’t gotten out of the gelatin in time, she definitely would have suffocated.
    • Leni gets launched over a dozen feet in the air and many yards over before getting stuck to the motel sign. What if Luan's calculations had been even slightly off and Leni fell short or went flying over the sign? At the very best, she'd have several shattered bones, and at worst, she'd be a red and seafoam smear on the parking lot. Hell, slamming into the sign could've done any of that to her, since it's Not the Fall That Kills You... Still, it is amazing her spine didn't crack.
    • The next prank involves an attempt at "Open!" Says Me landing Lana in a pit of rhubarb pies; if this just sounds annoying and mildly disabling, Lana is allergic to rhubarb! And with Vanzilla broken down, it's entirely possible that had she had a full-blown attack, she'd have died since it's fairly unlikely that the family had epi-pens handy. In other words: Prankageddon!Luan has proven to be very heartless to the point where she would knowingly pull a prank on Lana that could have killed her! As if we needed more proof that Luan desperately needs therapy...
    • Worse yet, her prank on Lucy is dumping a bucket of bleach on the poor girl. Bleach is a very caustic chemical, which can cause severe burns, and damage to the eyes, lungs and even the entire nervous system. Could you imagine what would have happened if the trap was triggered by Lily, a small baby?
    • Rita's trap actively involved using an at-risk Lily as bait, requiring her to save her infant daughter from a scenario that would very likely kill the baby with scant seconds worth of leeway. Summary: Luan purposefully and repeatedly put Lily in mortal peril just to force her family members to fall prey to the trap instead to prevent Lily's murder.
    • After he and Lincoln hide in the closet, Mr. Loud says "the roof is next". Think about that for a minute.
    • And the kicker? Mr. Loud was in on it, because Luan wanted an inside man. In exchange, he would get a prank-free decade.
    • And then you get the ending: Luan threatens an even worse April Fools Day next year... especially for Mr. Loud.
  • Many things in the show bring up serious concerns about Rita and Lynn Sr.'s competency as parents, a couple of them bordering on Nightmare Fuel. Firstly, there's the issue of putting Lily (a baby) in the same room as Lisa, who has no qualms about experimenting on her sisters, using dangerous chemicals and copious amounts of electricity (and on that note, it should be pointed out that Lisa herself has already suffered radiation poisoning strong enough to cause her teeth and hair to fall out). Secondly, they are pretty neglectful as well, not even noticing when their children are removing all of their furniture to sell at a garage sale, or sitting on the sidelines when fights get outright violent between the siblings (one incident even had the children rolling around in their own filth with dangerous vermin scurrying about). But most damningly of all, is the episode No Such Luck, where they kick their son out of the house, sell all of his stuff and force him to sleep outside, based on the belief that he's bad luck. It's honestly a wonder why Child Protective Services haven't been paying that house a visit or two, because, had it not been a cartoon, it's very likely one of the kids would have wound up dead as a result.
    • A point to this from "Cover Girls": Their spontaneous spring cleaning occurred and was expected to rope in every family member. Normal enough, before you note what the siblings were up to when getting Lincoln to cover them. While several of the siblings were doing things that were perfectly blockable, like shopping and mud wallowing, a few of them like Lisa and Luan were doing things that clearly had to be planned in advance, a lecture and a party respectively, things that were very likely for earning personal money. It looks bad on Rita and Lynn Sr. if they either A: did not realize their daughters were doing this and saw damaging their reputations as karma, or B: they didn't care about their commitments in the first place.
    • Again, look above at what Luan calls "going easy" on her family in regards to her pranks on April Fuel's day (goes into even more detail in Nightmare Fuel). It's a wonder that they A). never considered getting her professional help and B). actually allow her to continue these pranks that could seriously end in tragedy.
    • In "Read Aloud", while it's of course played for Black Comedy, Rita seems disturbingly okay with the idea of chaining Lola in the attic to win the reading contest, because pizza is at stake.
    • They also seem to have a hint of Pushover Parents, seeing how they allow their kids to exhibit their bad habits, do nothing to stop or convince Luan to tone down her pranks, and so on.
  • In the episode "Garage Banned" Lana appears to suffer from chronic nightmares. Over the course of the episode, Lana seeks the comfort of an older sister three times, and it's implied that this is a frequent occurrence. While this could be considered heartwarming due to Lana finding comfort with her older sisters, Lana could be suffering from what could be a serious condition such as dream anxiety disorder.
    • It's probably not a serious condition. Little kids have more nightmares than adults.
  • Similar to the Fridge Horror that is Pinecest in the Gravity Falls fandom, shipping between Lincoln and Lori, Luan, Lynn, Lana or Lisa must be at least a little creepy and upsetting for Chris since those five are named after his real life sisters. Luna and Lola being shipped with Lincoln may be more or less creepy depending on your perspective since they're both named after family dogs and the remaining girls are named names Chris and his wife would have given their daughter/s if they had them.
    • If it helps he confirmed that the five sisters whose names were borrowed from sisters do not act like their real life counterparts. The real Lisa isn't a borderline-aspie super genius and real Lynn isn't a sports girl with strange bathroom habits. So there is some barrier between the real sisters and the ones people are writing incest about.
  • Picture how episodes such as "No Such Luck" and "Heavy Meddle", both episodes where Lincoln gets a fair amount of abuse, would have played out in Genderbent Royal Woods (where all of the Loud Kids' genders are switched), a setting shown in "One Of The Boys". For added horror points, consider that there is also an episode (Making The Case) where Luan films Lincoln in the shower.....
    • It's entirely possible, and in fact, likely probable, that certain episodes either didn't happen at all or happened very differently. Like "No Such Luck" either didn't happen or had male!Lynn get royally trashed by the other boys for daring to malign their precious sister that way. Ron Andy probably got outright death threats for bullying Linka, even if he never touched her. And if Lane tried that last thing on Linka...I'm guessing there'd be a hospital visit in the future, probably with extensive surgery. All that said, that makes them creepy on entirely different levels.
  • While we are here, it is probably worth pointing out that the Genderbent Louds likely have the above as issues. The older sisters can be quite protective of Lincoln (not that the younger sisters aren't but they're younger and so not nearly effective much of the time), but when they change genders, they probably retain the aggressiveness that Lincoln's dream versions of them had. As such it is quite likely that they would engage in Knight Templar Big Brother behaviors, which can only end in so many ways (the least of which being Linka will probably struggle to ever have a boyfriend until she's far, far away from them).
  • Speaking of the Loud boys, even though the personalities shown in the episode are All Just a Dream, that just means that Lincoln legitimately thinks that if his sisters weren't girls, his physical well-being would be at constant risk (for example, Luke could have drowned him giving him that swirly if he wasn't careful and given that Luke's personality is the exact opposite of Luna's, him being careless with his little brother is not only possible but probable). Just what kind of male bullies have been going after him and just why haven't his sisters caught them and made them pay? Seriously; these girls once threatened to murder someone they thought was tormenting Lincoln in a way he found primarily irritating rather than physically painful. Why is the person/set of people that gave him such a skewed perspective of his own gender still at large?
  • This vlog says Lana found all of their pets and cried until the pets were allowed to be kept. How exactly did Lana find these animals? Were they abandoned? Did they run away, if yes, why? Were they lost? Did something happen to their previous owners (if they had any) preventing said owners from taking care of them?
  • More of a Fridge Tear Jerker, but the ending of "Snow Way Out" is a bit hollow if you think about it: Bobbie Fletcher offered Lana a position in her pit crew when she turns 18. Lana is currently 6, meaning she must wait 12 years before she can realize her dream. By that time, Bobbie will likely have either retired from racing or at the very least be nearing the end of her career (sporting careers never seem to last an especially long time, as it becomes more impractical and dangerous the older the participants become), meaning that the events of that episode would have been utterly pointless in the end.
    • Not necessarily. The offer was for a position in Bobbie's pit crew, which would still be true if she transitioned from driver to crew chief and/or owner. Granted, it wouldn't be quite the same but it wouldn't be pointless.
  • Another Fridge Tear Jerker would be with "Along Came a Sister". Frank laid eggs, and anyone who's read Charlotte's Web would know what happens to a spider after laying an egg sac...
    • Have heart, this doesn't happen with tarantulas (which Frank is stated to be) - the females can live up to 40 years, and actually take care of the eggs until they've hatched...which is a bit of Fridge Horror, in itself, since she wasn't given her eggs back.
  • Applying everything we know of Lynn right now does not paint a pretty picture of her psyche:
    • She's a sports junkie that becomes very aggressive in order to get what she wants, and will quickly resort to violence if she sees it fit.
    • She hates losing so much, that losing in a board game, which is a fairly insignificant loss compared to her wins, causes her to go nuts in an effort to try and recover it.
    • She also has a bad habit of not taking responsibility for her actions or helping people about it (For example, in "The Loudest Yard", she could've revealed that she acted like Lincoln so he didn't have to go to a game clearly unprepared, but for some reason didn't.)
    • The only sister she seems particularly close to, that we know of, is Lucy. That's it. The other sisters either tolerate her or don't pay attention to her. And the younger girls sometimes act actively afraid of her, as seen when Lisa reacts to getting a noogie by running off screaming.
    • Notably the episode 'Middle Men' made it clear that her level of aggressiveness behavior had amped up as a result of sixth grade hardships. She's about an eighth grader, which raises two concerning possibilities: all of the problems came to be in the last two years as a result of school stress and thus all of this is fairly new, or the issues always existed and were just made worse in that time. Either way is rough.
      • This is even sadder because, as mentioned above, her siblings are afraid of her. Not all the time but we know that at least Lisa finds being given a noogie enough to warrant screaming.
  • In "Change of Heart", Lori does everything she can to get Clyde to love her again, even though she's made it clear time and time again that she doesn't reciprocate his feelings. This episode also takes place after "The Loudest Mission", which deals with Bobby, Lori's boyfriend, moving away, turning their relationship into a long-distance one. Knowing how long distance relationships have a higher chance of failing, and how Lori seemed outright possessive of Bobby, It's quite likely that Lori's using Clyde as some sort of replacement for Bobby, since he's the closest person nearby that actually loves her.
  • Lori (Acts possessive of Bobby from time to time, and got Clyde to love her again despite not reciprocating his feelings), Luan (Becomes a monster on April Fools Day), Lynn (Gets so upset at losing in a board game that she goes nuts trying to prove she's the best), Lucy (Apparently a Goth from birth and deals with occultism), Lola (Quick to anger and has some narcissistic tendencies), and Lisa (Performs experiments with dangerous chemicals, and experiments on her siblings without their consent, to the point of electrocuting a baby) all have shown tendencies that would make the general person question if they're mentally healthy or even sane. The fridge horror comes from the fact that we don't know how they developed these traits.
    • While Lisa probably developed early into an adult judging by how she's already graduated college with a PhD, Lola is probably only doing questionable behaviour because young kids' frontal lobes aren't fully developed, so it's probable that she'll outgrow her questionable behaviour. As for Lucy, she didn't "get" her traits because, as mentioned, she had them from birth. And while it's unusual, some kids are just like that and they're fine.
  • "Middle Men" and its revelation about the source of Lynn's aggressive behavior leads to some potential reasons behind certain sisters' behaviors...and they're not pleasant.
    • Lori could have dealt with sixth grade being awful by getting socially aggressive, warping her into the Alpha Bitch Clingy Jealous Girl of present day. Of course, like Lynn and her physical aggression, Lori can't turn this behavior off, badly damaging her relationships with her siblings and potentially even ultimately Bobby. It also explains why she would make threats like "turn you into a pretzel" since while her primary method of dealing with her classmates was social, she had to occasionally get physical.
    • Luna seems to have been entrenched in the rock sub culture by sixth grade given the flashback about how she got into rock due to Mick Swagger so it's likely she had made friends with at least some of her bandmates by that point and thus had some support that combined with her more laidback personality, made her less likely than Lynn to fight back; she also probably used music as an outlet that was healthier than Lynn's. Unfortunately, the bullying left Luna with massive scars on her self-esteem and physical state (what with her lack of breasts and Youthful Freckles), leading to periods of self-doubt (see "L Is For Love") and her being able to be easily manipulated by perceived authority figures (see "Really Loud Music").
      • Alternatively, as there is some flip-flop how old she was, she got into her friend-group while being mistreated. Similar result, similar traumas.
    • Luan probably got aggressive with pranks and her comedienne persona, leading to her April Fool's antics and while she's better than Lynn and Lori about turning her aggression off, she still channels it into April Fool's Day, which either never falls on a school day in this universe so her siblings don't know she targets everyone with her antics or said antics got April Fool's Day turned into a day off just so the school didn't have to deal with her. Alternatively, her potential school tragedies also left scars on her physicality (her buck teeth, flat chest, and braces, the first and latter of which she wasn't depicted with as a little girl in "Head Poet's Anxiety", but was as an approximate pre-teen in "Hand-Me Down") and mentality, as seen by her inability to handle criticism (see "No Laughing Matter"), reluctance to learn about cynical topics (see "Future Tense"), frequency to talk to her ventriloquist, and general hopeless idealism.
    • A bit of a heartwarming/brilliance to go with the horror: Leni. Leni seems to have no issue from it, which has two options. The Brilliance is the idea that Leni simply didn't notice it, but a heartwarming interpretation is that Lori, who despite all the negative things you can say about her, really does love Leni, was able to shield her from it. For all Lori is about human pretzels and twerps, that would be something she'd do.
      • On the sadder side, the above has a bit of bitter with the sweet since if the above theory about Luna's experiences is true, that means Lori either couldn't or didn't protect her like she did Leni and Leni, sweet as she is, probably was oblivious to Luna's troubles. Then, if that's all true, Luna neglected Luan who proceeded to neglect Lynn, making Lincoln the first Loud since Leni who had an older sibling at least try to help them not have an awful experience with sixth grade...and unlike Lori, Lynn failed.
      • It's also possible that the above did try to help their younger sibling (possibly even Leni helping Luna), but like Lynn failed without Lincoln's ability to impress regardless.
  • As we've seen in "One of the Boys" which shows Lincoln living with 10 brothers, there's also the regular genderbend universe where the males are female and vice versa. So there's logically a universe where Linka has 10 sisters, who are likely Annoying Younger Siblings/Big Sister Bullies to her.
  • Clyde's parents are extremely overprotective of him. While it may seem like something a lot of parents do, keep in mind that they're an interracial, same-sex couple. Even today, same-sex couples and interracial couples are often targets for violent acts.
  • Not exactly horror, but in "Room With a Feud", Lisa says her matchmaking machine to determine who would be the best roommates was originally intended to find Pop Pop a new lover but Lisa claims "he wasn't ready for love again" and given Myrtle's introduction in "Insta-Gran", this raises the question of what happened to the original Mrs. Pop Pop aka the kids' maternal grandma and Rita's mom.
    • She's most likely dead, and Pop Pop has only now gotten over her death.
  • One that relies on Alternate Character Interpretation. At the end of "Mall of Duty", Lincoln's younger sisters have adopted a few ducklings. However, Lisa's duckling has a somewhat scared expression on its face. So, did Lisa succumb to Cuteness Proximity in one of her Not So Above It All moments... or did she find a new test subject...
    • Given Lana has a pet snake and that, from their size and appearance, the bats in the house are (probably) spectral bats (which eat other animals), it's likely the ducklings didn't last long...
      • If they can keep Walt safe, they can keep ducklings safe.
  • In the episode "Pipe Dreams", the parents wind up locked in the bathroom they built in secret with no way to stop the rapidly rising water from the broken shower, and when the kids get them out the wall of water that ensues appears to be taller than Lynn Jr. The horror sets in when one remembers that it was mentioned by Rita that the bathroom vents near the ceiling were electrified.
  • A meta example: a show where the majority of the main cast members are female was made by a man who was then accused of sexual harassment.
  • Not really horrific, but still counts: "Rita Her Rights" has the titular mother getting community service due to racking up a bunch of parking tickets. The so-called horror sets in when you read this Instagram post, where Lori says that she wishes to have all her parking tickets forgiven, and also that nobody knows about said tickets. It's quite possible that none of those tickets are actually Rita's doing, and she's getting punished for her daughter's actions, while said daughter is getting away with it.
    • As I recall Rita did comment about ticket numbers in a way that suggested some of them were hers. Still, Lori's tickets were held against her in all likelihood.
  • Want to make "No Such Luck" even more frightening, the fact that Lynn threatened Lincoln with a baseball bat if he didn't go to her game is the cause of the plot, what if he said no? Let that sink in for a bit.
    • It might have been an empty threat to intimidate Lincoln.
  • As mentioned under Fridge Brilliance, one alternate theory on why Lola is homeschooled was that she had trouble reading. However, two lines from other episodes bring to light yet another theory that implies that Lola seems to be a bad student in another sense...
    • Firstly, in "Rita Her Rights", Lola herself says that her teacher takes breaks a lot. Not bad by itself, but then she elaborates that he does so by screaming in a empty locker...
    • Then, in "Ruthless People", Mr. Loud makes a deal with his wife to trade places with her. His end of the deal involves him going to the next 20 parent-teacher conferences that Mrs. Loud is going to. Notice how she emphasizes, "Lola's included..."
    • Now, taking those two sentences into account, and knowing how Lola is normally like at home...
  • If Clyde has two dads, where is his mom? Also, apparently, he's adopted, which brings the question where are his birth parents?
  • Where is Bobby and Ronnie Anne's dad? He was mentioned in "A Tale of Two Tables" but never appeared and given they moved away in "Relative Chaos", something must have happened.
    • "Friended!" reveals that Ronnie Anne and Bobby's parents are, in fact split up. Their father is a mission doctor who works in different countries.
  • In "Fool Me Twice", Luan makes the Loud stunt doubles do things to humiliate the real Louds. How does she know all of their weaknesses? She was raised in that family.
  • Episodes like "Room with a Feud" prove that Lily and Lori are very similar. Both of them are phone-aholics, have blond hair... and have farting problems. While Lily is a baby, Lori is 17. Look back to the "fact" that exposure to Lisa's chemicals are Lily's diapers are toxic, and fast forward to the future. If Lily still has those toxic farts at the age of 17, think of how many medical emergencies everyone around her might have to deal with. What kind of damage can those toxic farts do, and how much money would the damages total to?
    • As mentioned above, the dirty diapers probably aren't actually toxic, they just smell bad. If they were toxic, Lily would have seemed sick or had weirder symptoms, and when she messes her diaper, nothing worse than people being grossed out happens.
  • Minor example: In "Fool Me Twice", Lynn mentions something about the Loud family not having passports. Guess you won't be seeing a Vacation Episode where the Louds go to a different continent anytime soon.
  • Lisa mentions having a giraffe cranium in “Friend or Faux?”. Seriously, how did she even GET that, and how would Darcy react if she saw it?
  • Again in “Friend or Faux?”, Lisa can apparently talk to extraterrestrials, which raises the question of how she learned about them.
  • Lana, a six-year-old, does electrical work by herself. Given that she also eats out of the garbage, this girl definitely has a death wish.
  • Episodes show that Lucy sleeps in a coffin... with the lid shut. Let’s all hope it has air holes...
  • Lucy and Haiku have been known to dig graves. Meaning they have into contact with corpses at eight and eleven years old.
  • In "Snow Way Out", Flip leaves the loud family to freeze to death in the Burpin Burger. Had Lana not given him the winning ticket, Lincoln and his sisters would've died. Even worse is how Flip only cares about the ticket, which is why he came back. Which shows what a scumbag he is.
  • Luna's makeover in the Musical Episode is unsettling because she's the only one to pretty much have her personality erased. And she is already established to have self-esteem issues and it's entirely possible that Doug and Michelle were trying to erase her tomboyish looks because they either made her supposedly unattractive or because it indicated Luna's non-heterosexual orientation.
    • And they're confident that she'll listen to them and do everything exactly as they say without question or retaliation. How many potential hitmakers have they done this to and ruined forever? Because it's likely that their "projects" either A) kept up the makeovers and were successful in the music industry but were miserable forever or B) couldn't keep up the act and fell into career-ending (and possibly even life-ending) depressions. Which makes their basic Karma Houdini sting even more; they aren't just getting it for what they did to Luna but for every single person they likely did it to before her.
  • Season 4 episodes like "Friended!" and "Face The Music" flesh out Ronnie Anne's history and provides a potential Freudian Excuse for her early behaviour in the series.
    • "Friended!" revealed that her parents were divorced and her father moved away. It's a known fact that divorces can have a detrimental effect on their children and their personalities, especially since Ronnie Anne is alone at home most of the time doing chores.
    • "Face The Music" shows Ronnie Anne being heckled in a school play when she was younger, and she was very upset. It's experiences like these that urges her to be rougher and tougher to everyone so she won't be made fun of again, even Lynn would relate.

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