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Recap / The Loud House S 1 E 21 The Loudest Yard Raw Deal

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The Loudest Yard: Lincoln's mom signs him up for junior football so he can get some exercise. Not wanting to play, Lincoln has Lynn pretend to be him during the games.

Raw Deal: Lucy reads Lincoln's fortune and says that his day will "end in tragedy", causing him to become a hypochondriac, which puts a damper on his day at a national park.


"The Loudest Yard"

  • Book and Switch: Done without a book when Lincoln reads a comic he taped to his mom's butt instead of watching the workout show.
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  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Lincoln and Lynn switch clothes really fast.
  • Continuity Nod: Hazeltucky is the town the football team is competing against; the kids once went there to use the community pool but were kicked out.
  • Creator Cameo: A caricature of Chris Savino is among the spectators at the final game.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Lynn has a big role compared to Lincoln's.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Lincoln tries to have Lola run over his leg to avoid playing football, but he chickens out at the last second.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The two burly Hazletucky players that appear in this episode would later be the main villains of the Season 2 Halloween special Tricked! Their names are also revealed to be Hank and Hawk.
  • Epic Fail: Lincoln manages to outrun the opposing team into the end zone. Unfortunately, he runs into the wrong end zone, scoring the game winning safety for the opposing team.
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  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Before it's revealed Lincoln is reading a comic, it looks like he is staring at something else. His facial expression and the way he is speaking doesn't help:
    Mrs. Loud: (panting) See? Exercise can be fun! Whee!
    Lincoln: I read ya loud and clear, Mom.
  • Hidden Depths: It is revealed that Mr. Loud was once a breakdancer.
  • I Have to Go Iron My Dog: At the final game, Lincoln and Lynn give the excuse of going to the bathroom so they can switch places.
  • Karma Houdini: The 2 large bullies face no repercussions for their teasing and poor sportsmanship. However they later would face punishment in Season 2 after being scared silly by the whole Loud Family.
  • Oh, Crap!: Lincoln when Dad tells him that the whole family will be there to see him at the final game. He does it again at the end when he realizes that he accidentally scored the game winning safety for the opposing team.
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  • Raw Eggs Make You Stronger: Lynn prepares some raw eggs for herself and Lincoln during their training montage, but Lincoln gets sick from drinking them instead.
  • Rockers Smash Guitars: Luna does this after perfoming "The Star-Spangled Banner".
  • Running Gag: Lincoln suffering from a Charley horse while trying to exercise.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The title is a parody of The Longest Yard.
    • While Lynn helps Lincoln train, he suffers Charlie Brown's "football gag". It helps that Lucy pulled the ball away.
    • Luna dresses like Jimi Hendrix when she performs "The Star-Spangled Banner".
  • Training Montage: One is shown when Lynn tries to train Lincoln for football.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Lincoln when he drank the raw egg.

"Raw Deal"

  • An Aesop:
    • Don't live your life in fear, or else you'll miss out on it.
    • Don’t believe everything you hear, it might not be as true as you think.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Lincoln ends up missing out on the park's exciting views and having fun with his family because of his paranoia. However, he does get the chance to see the long-inactive geyser finally erupt before he leaves.
  • Continuity Nod: Lucy's fortune telling is brought up again.
  • Creator Cameo: A caricature of storyboard artist Kyle Marshall appears as the gas station cashier.
  • Exact Words: Much like with Flip's "booming" prediction in "Come Sale Away", Lucy's predictions are more literal than her siblings interpret; Lori "takes a long trip" on a big oil slick, Luan accidentally gets "blown away" by Mr. Loud with the air hose, and "doors are opened" for Lola by a Mr. "Universe", and so on.
  • Foreshadowing: The dowl almost topples over from the weight of its antlers when Lisa shows it to the ranger, hinting that the antlers are fake.
  • Go-to-Sleep Ending: The sisters except Lucy and Lisa have zonked out when Lincoln enters the van on the way home, and he eventually joins them.
  • Hair-Trigger Avalanche: Referenced and averted. Lincoln fears that Lynn shouting his name will cause an avalanche, but it doesn't actually happen.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: The park ranger hastily excuses himself from the press conference by stating he left the iron on in the ranger station, after the dowl turns out to be a fake.
  • Irony: Lincoln becomes so panicked about Lucy’s fortune about his day ending in tragedy that he winds up making the fortune come true, by missing all the fun.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: At the end, Lucy predicts that The End Is Nigh; Lisa brushes it off as preposterous, only for the scene to cut to a "The End" card:
    Lucy: Told ya. The cards don't lie.
  • Left the Background Music On: The ominous music that plays twice (first when Lucy predicts Lincoln’s day will end in tragedy, and again when Lisa’s fortune comes true) turns out to be from a local radio station.
  • Metaphorically True: When Lincoln is told that his day will "end in tragedy", he believes that something terrible will happen to him and spends the entire trip fearing the worst. Ultimately, nothing bad happens to him, but his day still ends in tragedy because his fears made him miss out on a fun time.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: The dowl, an owl with deer antlers. However, it turns out to be a publicity stunt.
  • My God, You Are Serious: Lincoln believes his father's threat of leaving behind whoever doesn't get into the van as an empty threat. It's not, and Dad almost drives off without him.
  • Not So Stoic: Lucy is clearly terrified by Lincoln’s tarot card, and first tries to cover it up by smiling.
  • Old Faithful: The geyser at the park used to be one of these, but it stopped erupting some time ago, robbing the park of its main tourist attraction. Hence the reason why the park ranger created the dowl. It finally erupts again at the end of the episode, and only Lincoln gets to see it.
  • Potty Emergency: Lynn's fortune of having her patience being tested is her having to wait in line to use the gas station restroom.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Lincoln’s attempts to avoid the tragedy Lucy predicted end up causing the tragedy; namely, him missing out on all the fun.
  • Shout-Out: The park ranger looks suspiciously like Ranger Smith.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After all he went through, Lincoln finally gets lucky at the end of the day when he gets to see the park’s geyser erupt for the first time in a long while. It’s beautiful enough for him to declare the day a great success after all.
  • Very Special Episode: About fortune telling, which is for entertainment purposes only and shouldn't be taken too seriously.

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