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Butterfly Effect: Lincoln accidentally spills Lisa's chemicals, causing a catastrophic chain of events that unravel the family.

The Green House: Not wanting to risk being labeled an outcast at school due to his family's large carbon footprint, Lincoln rallies his sisters to stop wasting energy.

"Butterfly Effect"

  • Ascended Extra: Charles has a big role in this episode.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Lily grows into a giant due to exposure to Lisa's spilled chemicals.
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  • Bad Boss: Flip, the owner of Flip's Food & Fuel. He yells at Lisa to stop talking and get back to work, even though she already helped someone and there's nothing else to do at the moment.
  • Bizarro Episode: The vast majority of the episode is this.
  • Bubble Boy: Lana goes around in a hamster ball to protect herself after seeing what has become of Lola.
  • Curse Cut Short:
    Luna: I uploaded a song I wrote about our family going down the highway to—Hello! I just got 50 more hits!
  • Darker and Edgier: After seeing the news, Luan decides to stop being a comedian and instead be an activist.
  • Daydream Surprise: The vast majority of the episode turns out to be one.
  • Disaster Dominoes: This episode details what could happen if Lincoln decides to lie about accidentally wrecking Lisa's lab:
    • Lori finds a picture of Bobby on Leni's side of the closet and believes that Leni is seeing him behind her back.note  As a result, Lori disowns Leni.
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    • Once Lori leaves, Leni gets hit in the head several times. Afterwards, Leni becomes so smart that even Lisa pales in comparison to her intelligence and leaves the Loud house to go to Harvard, which is followed by Lisa deciding to work at Flip's Food & Fuel, due to her no longer feeling smart.
    • Due to Lisa leaving, Lynn has nobody to tutor her and she gets kicked off her sports teams for failing school. In frustration, she accidentally kicks Lola in the face with a soccer ball, causing her to look ugly. She then joins Lynn in robbing Flip's Food & Fuel, the same gas station that Lisa is working at.
    • Not wanting to suffer a similar fate as Lola, Lana shields herself in a hamster ball fitting her size.
    • Luna notices what's happening and decides to write about how everything is going wrong for her family and she gets to participate in a Mick Swagger tour, only to be kicked out for destroying her hotel room.
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    • Due to Clyde skydiving with Lori, as she broke up with Bobby, he is unable to help Lincoln with the situation that the latter is having.
    • Since Luna isn't around for her to tell jokes, Luan then gives up comedy and becomes an activist, and to make matters worse, she liberated Lana's pets, one of which bites Lucy and converts her into a vampire.
    • Lisa's spilled chemicals turn Lily into a giant, causing her to eat Lincoln.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Luna destroys a hotel room because she didn't get a pillow mint. This causes her to get kicked off the Mick Swagger tour as a result.
  • Eat the Camera: Lincoln, when a giant Lily grabs him and prepares to gobble him up.
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: Charles shows disapproval for everything that happened as a result of Lincoln's lie.
  • Exact Words: Right before the breaking news report, Lincoln begs for it to not be about one of his sisters. Cue it being about three of them.
  • Face-Revealing Turn: A minor one when Lucy appears by Lincoln. After she thinks her still normal, the shot goes to a profile of her before she turns to Lincoln and suddenly hisses, showcasing her fangs.
  • Foreshadowing: The scene where Lincoln gets a phone call from Charles actually hints that the episode was All Just a Dream.
  • GASP: Lisa does this twice. The first time is when she discovers that Leni is right about her equation being inaccurate. The second time is when she finds out that Lincoln spilled her chemicals following his daydream.
  • I Have No Son!:
    • Sibling variant: Lincoln doesn't want to tell Lisa what he did out of fear that she'd get so mad as to pull this on him.
    • Lori proceeds to pull this on Leni after the former believes that the latter is seeing Bobby behind her back.
  • Irony: Lincoln initially wanted to not tell Lisa that he wrecked her experiment, assuming knowing that would make her disown him as a sibling. As a result of not telling her, Lori finds out Leni is apparently seeing Bobby behind her back, and as such disowns her as a sibling. Then again, Lincoln only assumes that this is what would happen.
  • Monkey Morality Pose: While Lincoln and Lana's liberated animals watch the news reports about the girls, Izzy covers his ears, Lincoln covers his eyes, and a monkey covers its mouth.
  • Morality Pet: Charles is a literal one for Lincoln.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Lincoln when he sees that Lily had grown into a giant thanks to the chemicals he spilled.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: Lincoln sees Clyde and Lori riding a bike, apparently having gotten married. Keep in mind, this is immediately after Lisa remarks that Lincoln may be suffering from brain damage due to being exposed to her chemicals.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: This exchange between Lincoln and Charles after Lisa discovers that she is no longer the smart one in the family:
    (Charles growls at Lincoln)
    Lincoln: "Don't you have a couch to poop on?"
    (cuts to Lincoln cleaning the couch)
    Lincoln: "Charles, that was a rhetorical question!"
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Luna joins Mick Swagger's band, only to get kicked off the tour after trashing her hotel room.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Most of the sisters:
    • Lisa goes to work at Flip's Food & Fuel after giving up on science.
    • Leni, after winning a Nobel Prize for inventing a car that runs on apple juice, leaves the family to attend Harvard.
    • Lola and Lynn decide to turn to run away and turn to a life of crime, then take it on the lam after robbing Flip's Food & Fuel.
    • Lori runs off and marries Clyde after breaking up with Bobby, after when she mistook him for cheating on her with Leni.
    • Luna runs off with Mick Swagger after he recruits her to join his tour after writing a successful song about her family falling apart.
    • Luan decides to give up comedy and become an activist instead, prompting her to chain herself to a giant redwood tree.
    • Lucy flies off to parts unknown after turning into a vampire.
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  • Soapbox Sadie: Luan becomes a cynical activist after watching too much cable news, and is seen chaining herself to a tree.
  • Spotting the Thread: If Lincoln getting a phone call from Charles or Mick Swagger's sudden appearance weren't tipoffs that this is a daydream, Lucy becoming a vampire is.
  • Sudden Intelligence: Leni becomes a genius after receiving several blows to the head.
  • Tempting Fate: After the news reports on Lunanote  and Luan,note  a breaking news report prompts Lincoln to beg that it not be about one of his sisters. Cue it being about three of his sisters.note  Following after this, Lucy suddenly appears on the couch beside him. He's relived to at least see her normal...then she turns to him, hisses and bares her fangs at him. Revealing one of Lana's animals was a vampire bat that bit her, to which she morphs into a bat and flies off.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Lucy, being a goth, pretty much loves her undead change after revealing to Lincoln she's now a vampire.
    Lucy: I was bitten by one of Lana's liberated vampire bats. Greatest.Day.Ever!
  • Turn Off the Camera: Flip does this when the news reporter questions him about hiring a four-year-old to work for him, but not before he advertises his gas station on the air.

"The Green House"

  • Banana Peel: Lincoln suggest to Luan that, rather than cook banana cream pies to throw, she use banana peels for comedy. She initially balks at the idea, saying that she's above that gag, but starts to see the a-peel when Lincoln slips on a peel.
  • Brick Joke: At the beginning of the episode, Lincoln is chastised by his classmates due to his sisters' high energy consumption, with Girl Jordan telling him that "[he] might as well throw [his] social life out the window". At the end of the episode, Lincoln mentions that technically "[his] social life is out the window" because he stinks so badly that he's outside of his class.
  • Green Aesop: Deconstructed. Lincoln risks being labeled an outcast at school because his family isn't eco-friendly, leading him to cut off most of their power to satisfy both his classmates and his own wants. The event ends with a lesson that one should go green for the planet's benefit instead of exclusively their own.
  • Hamster-Wheel Power: After coming to his senses, Lincoln tries to provide the house's power by pedaling a bicycle from the basement.
  • Heel Realization: At the end, Lincoln realizes that he should be going green for the sake of it, rather than for his own selfish desires, and decides that he'd rather be a pariah at school than at home.
  • Hypocrite: Lincoln ends up becoming one when he tries to waste energy on his own creature comforts while cutting off his family's bare essentials.
  • Ironic Echo: After Lincoln convinces Leni to use a moist towelette to save water, she tells him "Do you mind? I'm showering!" At the end of the episode, Lincoln says the same thing to his classmates when he's outside of his class.
  • Jerkass: Two of Lincoln's friends (names unknown) who come over to join him for video games. While the episode places the blame for friction between Lincoln and his sisters on Lincoln, it is worth noting that they want to play games at the Loud house because their homes are in the green. While they give Lincoln the opportunity to speak up about whether their being there is a problem, they might've at least recognized that he was already building an eco-friendly house rather than act as useless as possible.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Lincoln's classmates have major Skewed Priorities to want to label him an outcast for his sisters' quirks.
  • Never My Fault: The two of Lincoln's friends stated that they can't be with Lincoln because of how he ruined the green zone because of his sisters going back to their original doings after finding out about Lincoln sacrificing everything to have a video game tournament, yet they were the ones that pressured him into sacrificing everything so the video game tournament can start.
  • Ocular Gushers: The sisters when Lincoln shows them the poster of the polar bear for the first time.
  • Quivering Eyes: Anyone who swoons over the picture of the polar bear gets these.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The polar bear.
  • Running Gag: People swooning over the polar bear.
  • Series Continuity Error: Christina is shown in Lincoln's class despite Lincoln saying she switched classes as of "Making the Case".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Lincoln's sisters chew him out his selfish actions that resulted in them without power and wearing potato sacks.

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