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Recap / The Loud House S 1 E 15 Cover Girls Save The Date

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Cover Girls: Lincoln has to cover for all his sisters while they avoid Spring Cleaning Day to do the things they want to do, and things get complicated when all of them are called to have a video chat with their grandfather.

Save the Date: Bobby breaks up with Lori when Lincoln insults his little sister, Ronnie Anne, so Lori forces Lincoln go on a double date in hopes of patching things up.

"Cover Girls"

  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Lincoln says Lily's "Poo-poo!" as a substitute for Oh, Crap! when he's humiliated by his classmates while dressed up as her.
  • Clothing Switch: The Loud siblings do this.
  • Complexity Addiction: The kids never stop to realize that since they're all together at the end when their Pop Pop wants to say bye to all of them, they could've just come out as themselves rather than dressing up as each other.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: When the kids are caught impersonating each other by their parents and confess to having scheduled commitments for the day, Mr. and Mrs. Loud decide to move Spring Cleaning Day to tomorrow... but the kids have to spend the rest of the day dressed as whoever they were covering for.
  • Goo Goo Getup: Lincoln disguises himself as Lily when Pop-Pop wants to talk to her on video chat. Near the end of the episode, when Mrs. Loud makes her children wear the clothes they're wearing right now for the rest of the day as punishment for deceiving Pop-Pop, Lincoln is still disguised as Lily. At first, he thinks it won't be too humiliating, since he just plans to watch ARRGH! with Clyde that day, but then Clyde reveals that he invited Lincoln's entire class to watch the show with them. Cue Lincoln's classmates laughing and taking pictures of him.
    Lincoln: Oh, poo-poo!
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  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When Mom and Dad catch the kids and realize what they're up to, they let them go back to their activities, but they're forced to wear their disguises as a result of deceiving each other.
  • Holding Both Sides of the Conversation: Lincoln is forced to do this twice.
    • While pretending to be Lori and Lily:
      Lincoln: (as Lori) I'm literally already on it! Uh-oh! Who made a stinky surprise for her big sister? (as Lily) Poo-poo! Poo-poo!
    • While pretending to be Lana and Lola:
      Lincoln: (as Lola) I wanna talk to Pop-Pop first! (as Lana) No, me first!
  • Humiliation Conga: This happens to all the kids in varying degrees at the end, as a result of having to wear the outfits of whoever they were covering for at their events.
  • Impact Silhouette: Lincoln creates one on both the inside and outside of the house when his first attempt to reach his bedroom window with a trampoline fails miserably.
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  • Mirror Routine: When Leni encounters Luan dressed as her, they end up doing the Macarena.
  • Mirthless Laughter: Mrs. Loud laughs flatly at what she thinks is Leni taking "spring cleaning" literally.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Lincoln has to dress as his sisters while they are out and are called upon to chat with their Pop Pop. When they finally return home, they end up having to dress as each other. Fortunately for them, Pop Pop can't see well without his glasses.
  • Tempting Fate: At the end, Lincoln feels that he got off easy having to go around dressed as Lily, since all he's doing today is watching TV with Clyde. Unfortunately, Clyde invited the entire class over to watch with them:
  • Train Problem: When Lincoln finally reached his room without his parents noticing his disappearance thanks to her sisters, he instantly pulled out his notebook and acts like he's already done one.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Lily, dressed as Lori, does it near the end when on a "date" with Bobby.
  • We Need a Distraction: At the start of the episode, Lincoln calls his sisters for one so that his parents won't find out that he missed curfew. The main plot kicks off the next day, when all ten of them need Lincoln to cover for them while they skip out on Spring Cleaning.

"Save the Date"

  • Absentee Actor: None of the Loud sisters besides Lori appear.
  • Almost Kiss: When Bobby sees Lincoln and Ronnie Anne getting along, he and Lori are about to kiss upon reconnecting when Clyde stops them.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Clyde’s reaction upon hearing that Bobby broke up with Lori? Dancing and singing, of course!
  • Big Brother Instinct: Bobby breaks up with Lori when Lincoln insults his little sister, Ronnie Anne.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Between Lincoln and Ronnie Anne.
  • Birds of a Feather: Both Lincoln and Ronnie Anne enjoy mocking Lori and Bobby's relationship.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Lori and Bobby glares at Lincoln for insulting Ronnie Anne again.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Downplayed: the episode ends with Ronnie Anne pretending to dump Lincoln in front of his classmates in the cafeteria to stop them from teasing him over their relationship.
  • Brick Joke: While at Jean Juan's French-Mex Buffet, Lincoln stops the mariachi band from playing each time they approach him. At the end of the episode, Lincoln dances with Clyde when the latter brings the mariachi band to the lunchroom to cheer him up.
  • Continuity Nod: Lori wears her favorite Bobby sweater from "Driving Miss Hazy".
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "Jean" and "Juan" are both foreign versions of the English name "John." Likewise, one of the restaurant's dishes is called "Fromage con Queso", which literally translates as "Cheese with cheese".
  • Foot Popping: Ronnie Anne does it when Lincoln kisses her.
  • Funny Background Event: Clyde is seen scowling in Lori and Bobby's reunion selfie.
  • Heroic BSoD: Lori completely loses it when Bobby breaks up with her.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Both Lincoln and Ronnie Anne agree that kissing is "gross" when they poke fun at Lori and Bobby. However, Lincoln doesn't hesitate to kiss Ronnie Anne to prove his feelings for her, and she doesn't exactly resist.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Lincoln's classmates constantly tease him for his alleged relationship with Ronnie Anne. Though, when she seemingly breaks up with him at the end of the episode, they are just as quick to offer Lincoln their consolations.
  • Kissing In A Tree:
    • Lincoln's classmates use this to mock Lincoln when they think he and Ronnie Anne are dating.
    • Clyde sings his own version of him and Lori when he learns Bobby broke up with her, with the second half being "Where there's no room for dumb Bobby!"
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Clyde’s disguise as waiter at Jean-Juan's French-Mex Buffet. It still fools Bobby, Lori, and Ronnie Anne, but Lincoln recognizes Clyde right away.
  • Potty Emergency: While Lincoln is hiding in the bathroom, one of the restaurant patrons really has to go inside.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When Lori forces Lincoln to date Ronnie Anne to make amends with her and fix Lori and Bobby's relationship:
    Lori: We have a reservation at Jean Juan's French-Mex Buffet at six! AND YOU! WILL MAKE HER! FEEL! LIKE THE MOST SPECIAL GIRL! IN THE WORLD!
  • Raised by Orcs: When Lori reveals that Ronnie Anne is Bobby's sister, Lincoln admits that he always thought she had been raised by trolls. This makes Lori even angrier than she was before and she screams at him that Bobby said the same thing about him.
  • Relationship Sabotage: Clyde tries to spoil Lori and Bobby's reconciliation.
  • The Reveal: This episode not only has Ronnie Anne's first onscreen appearance, but it also reveals she's Bobby's sister.
  • Right Behind Me: Every time Lincoln reiterates to his classmates that Ronnie Anne is not his girlfriend and insults her, she just happens to be behind him.
  • Rule of Three: Lincoln uses the same insulting speech to deny having feelings for Ronnie Anne twice. At the end of the episode, Ronnie Anne uses the exact same words when she pretends to be outraged over him kissing her.
  • Running Gag:
    Fat Mariachi: MÚSICA!
    Lincoln: No, no! No música.
  • Say My Name: Lori angrily says Lincoln's name when he he insults Ronnie Anne again.
  • Sequel Episode: To "Heavy Meddle".
  • Vocal Dissonance: The shortest of Lincoln's classmates has a deep teenager's voice.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Ronnie Anne pretends to do this under the table after Lori and Bobby take a reunion selfie.
  • Wham Episode: Lincoln and Ronnie Anne are now a couple.
  • With Friends Like These...: Despite Lincoln stressing to him how important it is that the double date goes well, Clyde intrudes upon the evening by posing as a waiter, actively trying to sabotage the date by inconveniencing Bobby as much as possible, while fruitlessly attempting to flirt with Lori. He even derails Lincoln's attempt to avoid his classmates when he hears Lori call him "that cute little waiter", immediately getting out of the disguise he and Lincoln are hiding in. Subverted at the end however, where he comforts Lincoln over the supposed “break-up” and dances with him to the mariachi band.
  • Would Rather Suffer: Lincoln says that he would rather lick the bathroom floor than kiss Ronnie Anne.
  • You Monster!: Lori shouts this to Lincoln when he makes Ronnie Anne cry, as Bobby decided to break up with her as a result.
  • Your Make Up Is Running: Lori's mascara runs when Bobby breaks up with her.


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