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Recap / The Loud House S 1 E 24 Funny Business Snow Bored

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Funny Business: Lincoln becomes Luan's clown assistant, and he quickly steals the spotlight with his pratfalls.

Snow Bored: On a snow day, Lincoln and his sisters try to teach Lisa how to have fun.

"Funny Business"

  • Absentee Actor: Lori, Luna, Lola, and Lily don't appear in this episode.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism:
    • Lincoln when he becomes popular for his pratfall routine.
    • Luan admits at the end of the episode that she was Not So Above It All when it came to getting her first big laugh, but eventually understood that different crowds enjoy different forms of comedy.
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  • Actually Pretty Funny: Luan admits at the end of the episode that Lincoln's pratfalls are hilarious, especially after he trips and falls into her collection of whoopie cushions; she even joins in and pratfalls on top of him in good humor.
  • Call-Back: Luan's job at entertaining children at birthday parties was shown early on in "Cover Girls". Her payment for such was also shown in "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru".
  • Continuity Nod:
    • This isn't the first time Luan dressed as a jester.
    • This isn't the first time a Loud sibling got mad at someone and tried to handle something alone.
  • Dish Dash: Luan and Lincoln (upstaging her) do variations of this trope as birthday party entertainment.
  • Emo Teen: Maggie and the other emos.
  • Facepalm: Luan does this in a couple of flashbacks when she reveals the reasons why Lucy, Lynn, Leni and Lisa are no longer her assistant.
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  • Failure Is the Only Option: At first, Luan feels it would be a sobering experience when Lincoln's pratfalls are bombing at Maggie's party. However, when he points out that Funny Business, Inc. will take a hit in reputation and customers, she changes her mind and comes to bail him out.
  • Helium Speech: Lincoln inhales helium to make the crowd laugh in one of his performances.
  • I Was Told There Would Be Cake: Luan initially convinces Lincoln to become her assistant by offering to share her leftover cake with him.
  • Mirror Routine: Lincoln and Luan perform a routine at the emo party, which the gloomy audience takes as a metaphor for conformity.
  • Oh, Crap!: Lincoln, when he realizes that the birthday girl, Maggie, is 13 and that the party is emo-themed.
  • Photo Booth Montage: Luan shows Lincoln a filmstrip showing him freaking out following his disastrous act at the emo party.
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  • The Pratfall: Lincoln becomes popular at Luan's parties thanks to his repeated goof-ups onstage.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Lincoln finds out the hard way that what works with one kind of audience, doesn't necessarily work with another audience as well.
    • As mentioned above, Lincoln learning that, in comedy, sometimes Failure Is the Only Option is a good life lesson, but not so good in getting repeat business for Luan's comedy show, which is why she changes her mind and helps him out at Maggie's party.
  • Shout Out:
  • Take That!: One of Maggie's friends interprets Luan's mime act as describing "the soul-crushing pointlessness of seventh grade."
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage: Luan recounts the times when Lucy, Lynn, Leni, and Lisa were her assistants.
  • Title Drop: "Funny Business" turns out to be the name of Luan's neighborhood comedy act.
  • Toilet Humor: Luan puts on a bike helmet that her rabbit, Gary, pooped in.
  • Tough Room: Lincoln gets this treatment when he tries his pratfall style comedy with an emo teen crowd.

"Snow Bored"

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Lisa fails to see what is so great about a snow day, but when it comes to a snowball fight, she admits that it is fun.
  • Batman Gambit: Lisa's deal with NASA to make it snow longer is to get her siblings so fed up with her snowball-throwing that they'll want to settle for a school day.
  • Big "NO!": By Lincoln and the sisters when Lisa proclaims snow days are not fun and will unleash the salt which melts the snow and sends the back to school.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Lisa this time, when she admits to the viewer that going overboard with the snowball fight resulting in her siblings no longer wanting a snow day was her plan all along.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Lana is forced to run from the bathroom with her overalls down when Lisa ambushes her with her snowball cannon.
  • Complexity Addiction: Lisa's really didn't need the plan to make her siblings want to go to school, since they were prepared to go back in the first place.
  • Continuity Nod: Hazeltucky and Huntington Oaks are mentioned again.
  • Danger — Thin Ice: When Lola tries to show Lisa how enjoyable figure skating is, Lisa makes fast calculations in the snow to predict when Lola will fall through the ice. She's a second off.
  • Double Take: Lincoln does this verbally when he realizes that Lisa tricked him and the other siblings into actually wanting a school day instead of a snow day:
    Lincoln: Wait, what just happened?
  • Gone Horribly Right: Lisa's siblings eventually convince her to have fun with her snow days. However, Lisa ends up enjoying her snow days too much, and starts overwhelming her siblings with snowballs. This, combined with her deal with NASA to create more snow days, ends up making everyone wish that they could go back to school just so they can get away from her, but it turns out that this was Lisa's plan all along.
  • Good Luck Charm: Lola has the classic Lucky Rabbit's Foot, Lana a lucky booger, and Lynn a lucky jockstraps.
  • Got Me Doing It: Leni misspells fun as "F-O-N", but she chants it with such gusto for a snow day that the rest of the Loud siblings (even Lisa, eventually) join in anyway.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: When Lisa explains that snow days can lead to a decrease in intelligence, Leni spells "fun" as "F-O-N".
  • Let There Be Snow: At the start of the episode, all siblings minus Lisa desperately wish and hope for enough snow to make the schools stay closed.
  • Off-Model: During the "snow pranks" scene, Luan is missing her eyelashes.
  • Potty Emergency: Lana has one at some point, but is ambushed by Lisa and her snowball gun in the bathroom.
  • Produce Pelting: When Lisa announces her plans to prevent a snow day, her siblings pelt her with pillows.
  • Shout Out:
    • Lincoln's winter attire looks very much like Charlie Brown's.
    • Lucy's cloak strikingly resembles Raven's.
    • Lincoln crashing into a tree mirrors the opening of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
    • "Dance of the Reed Flutes" plays during Lola's ice skating routine.
  • Snowball Fight: The only part about a snow day that Lisa actually likes. Unfortunately for her siblings, she takes it to such extremes as building firearms and even a tank specifically for pelting people with snowballs.
  • Tempting Fate: Lucy and Lynn think they're safe in the vents. Turns out Lisa didn't forget about Lucy's favorite private place.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Lisa's attitude towards snowball fights. She assaults her siblings everywhere they go, even in the house, with an increasing variety of snow weapons.
  • Truth in Television: Brain functionality actually does decrease for every school day someone misses. Lisa, for her blunt efforts to ruin everyone's snow day, was just trying to look out for her siblings.


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