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On a light note, The Loud House seems to put some reality of having a huge family with Massively Numbered Siblings, such as having the concept of hand-me-downs and having multiple tables for multiple kids. It also shows that this kind of family can stress a person out, as evidenced by Lincoln's Exhausted Eye Bags (and his white hair).

  • In "Driving Miss Hazy", Lincoln tries to teach Leni how to drive by having her playing a racing game. Considering how real life statistics show that drivers who played racing games before are more likely going to cause road accidents, Leni will definitely fail when she tries to take her driving test after playing that game. Instead of passing with flying colors like Lincoln expected, she gets taken back to her house, with the officer answering Lincoln's question: she didn't pass, but she did refuse to obey the speed limit, failed to use the turn signals and she both hijacked and redirected the test vehicle toward the mall, where she then proceeded to assault her driving instructor (which matches the description of a Grand Theft Auto expy).
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  • In "The Sweet Spot", Lincoln's efforts of getting the sweet spot eventually gets undone when his sisters get suspicious of the true reason why he asked them to change seats in the van. When they find the seating chart in his room, they angrily confront him. Lincoln fails to convince them with his lies and they don't simply return to their rooms satisfied, as they are still standing at the van.
  • In "Sound of Silence", the special earbuds Lincoln uses to tune out his sister's voices and his inability of reading what they truly meant by their lip movements alone results in not having any idea what they said to him, and he is rather confused when he is talking to them without his earbuds of what he just agreed to. None of his sisters have seen him in places he is supposed to be in, doing certain things for them, or properly responding to their comments, which Lucy and Luan noted. Lola is also able to quickly figure out what Lincoln was doing when his initial responses to the questions she asked him made no sense.
  • "Along Came a Sister":
    • When Lincoln lost Frank, he searches for him in his house. As he goes into each of his sisters' rooms, he lies to them and acts unusual. Lori immediately knows that Lincoln doesn't wear contacts, Luna notes Lincoln being weirder than usual, and Lola knows Lincoln would never really think of Lana as being cute.
    • The ending shows that just because Leni momentarily overcome her arachnophobia to save Frank, doesn't mean it's permanently gone.
  • "Chore and Peace":
    • Lily is taken care of by her parents, due to the extremely abundant amount of garbage in their house at the time, and couldn't leave her alone in such areas.
    • When Lincoln's neighbor Mr. Grouse tells him that the garbage workers are on strike because they didn't get the money they rightfully deserved, Lincoln is genuinely unaware of this detail. As a result, Lincoln and his non-Lily sisters go back on strike in order to be paid for their chores.
  • "For Bros About to Rock" includes an event where Lincoln, Clyde, and Luna are trying to go to a SMOOCH concert. When the tickets are all sold out, both of the boys buy tickets from a scalper. They almost immediately get arrested by an undercover mall cop for buying scalped tickets; however, the real reality is that Lincoln and Clyde were both victims of police entrapment.
    • In that same episode, Bobby (of all people) is not fooled by Luna's blatant disguise whatsoever, even going as far as to stupidly blow it.
  • "It's A Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud House": Mr. Loud putting his son and nine daughters nearly on a wild goose chase in teaching them about sharing bites him hard and does not go scot-free for the mess of their house. His wife forces him to clean up the attic.
  • In "Toads and Tiaras", when Lola has finally learns what her brother is doing, her rage doesn't heal her injuries, allowing her to arrive at the pageant immediately. Instead, it takes her a while to get there.
  • "Attention Deficit" is about how parents with multiple children (especially eleven) can only do so much at once and sometimes need to prioritize.
  • In "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru", Lincoln's girl advice relates to what his sisters like, only to discover that what's true for them isn't necessarily true for every other girl or woman. To a lesser extent, just because a guy might have a bunch of sisters, that doesn't automatically make him a "girl expert."
  • In "The Waiting Game", thanks to Lincoln constantly getting Lori to give him free stuff, Lori has to work overtime (and miss her dance) to pay off the arcade's debt.
  • "The Loudest Yard" includes an event with Lynn training Lincoln for the football game by having Lincoln drink a glass of pure raw eggs. Lincoln then proceeds to vomit them back up, as he can't safely consume raw eggs.
  • "Funny Business":
  • As Lincoln notes early on "One Flu over the Loud House", in a house full of people, it's easy for a sickness to spread.
  • "Cheater by the Dozen":
    • You can't just go around accusing people of something when you have little to no evidence; you at least need enough evidence to prove it. And even then, the evidence could still be circumstantial at best.
    • Just because two people spend a lot of time together, that doesn't automatically mean that they're dating.
  • In "Frog Wild", Lincoln and Lana rescue and set free an aquarium of frogs meant to be used in school dissections. However, since these frogs were born and raised in captivity purely for dissection purposes, they have no survival instincts and are quickly targeted by predators in the area.
    • On top of that, even if you did it for the animals' sake, stealing animals from a school/restaurant is illegal and will get investigated or worse.
  • "Fed Up": The reason the Louds have the same dinners every week is because, as Mrs. Loud points out, it’s very hard to cook seven different nutritious meals, for thirteen different people, on a budget. The Loud kids also realize this when they try to cook dinner, but can’t decide on a dish they all like, and their own attempt to cook something fails miserably (because resources are limited, leading to much infighting).
  • "AARGH! You For Real": Hunter believes in ghosts and wants to be a real ghost hunter, but real paranormal investigation takes time and research. And making a TV show means you are restricted in what you can do in terms of time and budget, forcing him to stage his ghost encounters.
  • In "Legends", Mr. Loud and Lincoln lose their bets and go through the airport in their underwear, but manage to be good sports, to which everyone in the airport cheers them out. They are then arrested by airport security because they broke several airport security rules.
    • Averted in the same episode with Stan and Steak, who win their bet by doing the Temple Run in only one second. In reality, if they had rushed like that, they should have made pratfalls and lost the Temple Run.
  • "No Place Like Homeschool": The Loud siblings get jealous that Lola is allowed to be homeschooled during the six weeks of Beauty Pageant season so she can have a flexible schedule for the competitions and its prep, so they manage to convince their parents to also let them try homeschooling. They quickly learn the hard way that while homeschooled kids might have more free time on their hands, they still have to do actual school work and it’s really hard to focus on actually doing it if you’re not used to being self-directed when it comes to your learning. Also, as Lola points out to her siblings, homeschooled kids are required to do a weekly test in order for parents and education officials to make sure they’re actually getting an education without attending a regular school instead of using their free time as an excuse to slack off and do whatever they want.
  • "Fool Me Twice" shows that given how much experience she has had in pranking, Luan might not be easily fooled by clones that have so much as a single deviation from the original.
  • "Net Gains" runs as if Lynn's team is completely dominating in the championships, and eventually wins, but it's revealed that they still lost 50-12. Turns out you can't just become the best team in the league overnight.
  • "The Mad Scientist" is the first episode to bring up the fact that while Lisa may be a genius, she is still just a little kid. Indeed, while living at the institute, she's shown having trouble doing certain things on her own without her family around to help her.
  • "Missed Connection" tackles the harsh truth of long distance relationships: namely, that they are hard to maintain.
  • "Gown and Out" explores the idea that Lola has never competed in anything other than small local pageants in her hometown until being offered the chance to compete in the Little Miss Southeastern Michigan pageant. However, as she finds out the hard way, and which Lori also lampshades, the competition only gets harder when you move up the ladder, meaning that victory isn't always guaranteed.
  • "Crimes of Fashion" shows that reading comic books and dressing up like your favorite hero doesn’t suddenly make you an expert at crime solving.
  • "Middle Men" shows that just because you may have had a bad experience in school doesn't mean anyone else will.
  • "Racing Hearts" shows that just because two people are attracted to each other doesn't mean that they're going to share all their common interests.
  • Towards the end of "Stage Plight", Luan reveals that the reason she kept avoiding having to kiss Benny in the play was out of nervousness as she's never kissed anyone before, which is a real issue for kids at Luan and Benny's ages as they become more interested in dating and need to know the ropes and their limits.


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