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Recap / The Loud House S 1 E 14 Toads And Tiaras Two Boys And A Baby

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Toads and Tiaras: When Lola gets injured and can't compete in the "Miss Prim & Perfect" pageant, Lincoln decides to train Lana to take her place, without Lola's knowledge, in an effort to win two season passes to Dairyland.

Two Boys and a Baby: To avoid going with his family to Aunt Ruth's house, Lincoln offers to babysit Lily for the day, with help from Clyde, but things don't go as planned.

"Toads and Tiaras"

  • Absentee Actor: None of the Loud sisters besides the twins make an appearance.
  • An Aesop: Don't try to turn someone into something they're not.
  • Be Yourself: Lincoln learns not to change Lana for who she is and allows her to be herself in the talent portion of the pageant. She wins.
  • Determinator: It says a lot that Lola was pissed off enough to walk the entire way to the pageant, while still encumbered with a cast and crutch.
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: Lana's frog Hops shows disapproval at Lincoln's selfishness.
  • Facepalm: Lincoln does one after Lana claims she needs her tools.
  • Foreshadowing: Listen closely just after Lana fixes the loose floorboard. People are still clapping. This actually foreshadows that Lana will win by being herself.
  • Green Around the Gills: Lincoln when he brushes Lola's retainer.
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  • Hold Up Your Score: When Lana does a magnificent leap during her pageant training, Lola's stuffed animals are seen holding "10" cards.
  • Injured Limb Episode: Lola trips over a can of hairspray and breaks both an arm and a leg in this episode.
  • Ironic Echo Cut: When Lincoln sees that the pageant is going to be televised:
    Lincoln: Good thing we don't carry the Princess Channel.
    (cut to Lola at home watching TV)
    Lola: Thanks for getting me the Princess Channel, daddy.
  • Pet the Dog: Lola allows Lana to keep the tiara she won at the pageant.
  • Punny Name: Gil deLily (guild the lily).
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": By Lincoln when Lana is about to take out her tools onstage.
  • Reality Ensues: 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.
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  • Roadside Wave: A non-car variation; Lana runs through some mud, causing Lincoln to lift Lola into the air and get mud all over him:
    Lincoln: Lana, watch out! Do you know how hard it is to steam-clean chavant?
  • Scary Teeth: Lola when she furiously confronts Lincoln at the pageant.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Lana once she agrees to take Lola's place.
  • Slow "NO!": Lincoln when Lola is about to trip on a can of hair spray.
  • Spit Take: Lola does this when she sees Lana posing as her on TV.
  • Tempting Fate: Lincoln, after he finds out that the pageant will be shown on TV:
    Lincoln: "Good thing we don't get the Princess Channel..."
    Lola: " Thanks for getting me the Princess Channel, daddy!"
  • Twin Switch: Lincoln's plan is to disguise Lana as Lola.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Shown on a flyer for the Milk Shaker ride at Dairyland. Averted with Lincoln at the end, when he goes on it.

"Two Boys and a Baby"

  • Babysitting Episode: The main premise of this episode is that Lincoln and Clyde babysits Lily.
  • Big "NO!": By Lincoln near the beginning after Mom announces the visit to Aunt Ruth.
  • Brought Home the Wrong Kid: Lincoln and Clyde accidentally bring home a baby boy from the park. When they meet up with the baby boy's father, he tells them he accidentally brings home someone else's baby all the time.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Aunt Ruth.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Clyde is really good with babies, and whenever a problem comes at hand, he remembers a baby book he read.
  • The Diaper Change: At one point, Lincoln and Clyde have to change Lily's diaper. They use Lisa's radioactive contamination glove box to protect themselves while doing so. Lincoln then attempts to dispose of the dirty diaper with a fishing pole, only for it to accidentally hit the ceiling fan.
  • Don't Wake the Sleeper: After putting Lily down for a nap, Lincoln and Clyde want to watch a monster movie, but they fear the loud noises will wake her. So they instead watch the movie with earbuds on...then at one point they scream, and Lily wakes up.
  • Extra Digits: Aunt Ruth is revealed to have an extra toe on her left foot.
  • From Bad to Worse: The premise of this episode is Lincoln babysitting Lily with Clyde helping to avoid visiting Aunt Ruth. At the end, they apparently contracted chickenpox and have to be quarantined with Aunt Ruth until they're better, though in Lily's case, she actually enjoys it.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: Aunt Ruth's extra toe.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Lincoln and Clyde try to eat something to encourage Lily to eat her baby food, only to find that they've been eating dog food.
  • Man-Made House Flood: To calm Lily's crying, Lincoln and Clyde turn on all the house's faucets to simulate "white noise", and they end up flooding the house.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: When Lincoln takes a whiff of Lily's stinky diaper, he remarks that his life flashed before his eyes. When the same happens to Clyde, he remarks that Lincoln's life flashed before his eyes.
  • Ocular Gushers: By Lily when Lincoln and Clyde accidentally wake her up.
  • Record Needle Scratch: This plays when Mom announces the visit to Aunt Ruth, causing Lincoln to stop dancing.
  • Rod-and-Reel Repurposed: When Lincoln and Clyde change Lily's diaper, Lincoln attempts to dispose of the dirty diaper with a fishing pole. Unfortunately, Lily's dirty diaper accidentally hits the ceiling fan and makes a mess of Lily and Lisa's room (which, thankfully, isn't shown).
  • Rule of Three: Lincoln's flashback of a visit to Aunt Ruth shows her presenting a slideshow of her cats, feeding the kids gross food, and forcing Lincoln to do chores.
  • Shout-Out: Part of Lincoln's dance uses a move from the Linus and Lucy dance from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
  • Slow "NO!": Lincoln and Clyde when they accidentally fling Lily's dirty diaper into the ceiling fan.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: A lullaby rendition of the theme song plays when Lily falls asleep.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Lincoln when he inadvertently eats dog food.
  • Way Past the Expiration Date: Lisa notes that the pudding's canister has a picture of the American flag with less than 50 stars.


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