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Recap / The Loud House S1E16 "Attention Deficit / Out on a Limo"

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Attention Deficit: Lincoln starts hanging out with Clyde and his family when he feels he doesn't get enough attention from his own family at home.

Out on a Limo: Lincoln wins a ride in a limo and befriends the rich Lord Tetherby, and his experience in living the high life changes him for the worse.

"Attention Deficit"

  • An Aesop: Don't feel jealous over not getting attention from your own family; it's just because they're too busy to attend to you at the moment.
  • Ascended Extra: This is Clyde's dadsí first focus episode.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: By the end of the episode, the McBrides are completely exhausted from trying to meet the needs of all the Loud sisters.
  • Banned in China: This episode was banned in Greece, Poland, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Sri Lanka due to the presence of Clyde's fathers.
  • Berserk Button: After looking after the ten Loud sisters the entire day, it is Lisa's suggestion of a sleepover that has Clyde's dads rushing the siblings back home before anybody can say a word.
  • Break the Cutie: Having to deal with so many Louds at once overwhelm Clyde's dads.
  • Did You Get a New Haircut?: Lynn, and later Luna, see something different about Lincoln, leading to them finding out how he's been getting undivided attention from Clyde's dads.
  • Die for Our Ship: invoked Clyde's volcano, among other things, features a model of Bobby being devoured by lava so that the models of himself and Lori can get married.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Luna swears to keep their time with Clyde's dads a secret and affirms this by zipping her lips and then gesturing herself rolling up a car window until it's shut.
    Luna: That was a car window.
    Lincoln/Lynn: Yeah, we get it.
  • The Last Straw: Happens offscreen near the end: the McBrides do their best to be good hosts and handle the Loud sisters. However, after Lisa suggested turning their stay there into a sleepover, the McBrides immediately packs them all up into the car and drives them home.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Clyde's dads are featured prominently throughout the episode. Clyde even uses the phrase "my dads", and Lincoln's greeting toward them sums it all up:
    Lincoln: Hi, Mr. McBride. Hi, Mr. McBride.
  • Left the Background Music On: Twice, during dinner at the McBride house, first when Lincoln is asked by Howard how his day at school was, and later when Harold offers Lincoln a second round of food. Both times, Lincoln's face lights up while the "Hallelujah Chorus" begins playing, which turns out to be the ringtone of Howard's phone. He quickly turns it off.
  • Loose Lips: After Lynn and Luna find out about Lincoln getting undivided attention from Clyde's dads, he swears them to secrecy so that the other sisters don't find out. Unfortunately, this doesn't work.
  • Mundane Luxury: Lynn is easily impressed by the special dinner the McBrides made, which it turns out to have just been meat.
  • Singing in the Shower: Luna inadvertently blabs to her sisters about Clyde's dads when they overhear her singing about them in the shower.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Lincoln's parents provide him with what he needs for his project. They didn't forget; they just needed time to get the stuff together.

"Out on a Limo"

  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Lincoln begins acting like a stuck-up jerk after enjoying the high life with Lord Tetherby.
  • An Aesop:
    • Money cannot buy you friendship.
    • Not everybody who smiles at you is your friend. Lord Tetherby only hung out with Lincoln because he assumed that the latter was a wealthy heir, and upon seeing Lincoln in a state of distress, kicked him to the curb instead of helping him. Even before that, it was clear that Lord Tetherby was toxic to Lincoln, imparting on him terrible advice on how to treat people. Fortunately, Lincoln wises up near the end of the episode and not only makes up for his terrible behaviour towards the limo driver and his family by apologizing, but gets back at Lord Tetherby by spraying him with mustard when the latter tries to get him to ditch his family.
  • Big "WHAT?!": By Lincoln when he realizes his time with the limo has expired and is no longer a kid in one.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After Lincoln mistreats his chauffeur, Kirby, the latter kicks the former out of the limo when his rental time expires.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Lincoln initially tells Kirby to call him by his first name, but Lord Tetherby tells Lincoln to go by "Sir", because he thinks using names would confuse his servants.
  • Fan Disservice: Lord Tetherby in his swim trunks.
  • Gasshole: All of the kids enjoy letting out a huge group belch after reciting the Burpin' Burger's anthem, which states that it's a part of the fun of eating there.
  • Humiliation Conga: When Lincoln's time in the limo is up, he gets kicked out onto the highway, attacked by dogs in an alley, gets his clothes ripped up, and gets covered in mud. By the time he gets to Lord Tetherby's mansion, he is a total mess without a limo, and he gets thrown out the gate by security and into a trash can.
  • Jerkass Realization: After realizing how much of a jerk he was to his sisters and Kirby, Lincoln makes it up to them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Loud kids squirt Lord Tetherby with mustard when he tries to get Lincoln to rejoin him after he notices that Lincoln is in a limo again.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: When Lincoln returns home and enters to find his sisters angrily glaring at him, he closes the door, only to find them all suddenly behind him outside.
  • Roadside Wave: Lincoln gets hit with mud thrown his way by passing car.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Spending so much time with Lord Tetherby causes Lincoln to start behaving like him, eventually leading him to abandon his sisters and skip the trip to the Burpin' Burger.