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Recap / The Loud House S 1 E 25 The Priceof Admission One Flu Overthe Loud House

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The Price of Admission: When Lincoln watches a scary movie against his parents' wishes, he ends up getting scared silly and is afraid to sleep.

One Flu Over the Loud House: When his sisters catch the flu, Lincoln and the few healthy Louds remaining try to escape the house without getting infected.

"The Price of Admission"

  • An Aesop:
    • Don’t watch movies you can’t stand, even if you try to prove you can handle it.
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    • When you’re scared, always let someone know and tell the truth.
  • Big Eater: For a midnight snack, Mr. Loud decides to eat a whole carrot cake out of the fridge rather than just sneak a slice.
  • Call-Back: Blarney the Dinosaur, who was last seen in "For Bros About to Rock", returns in this episode.
  • Companion Cube: When nobody wants to stay awake all night with him, Lincoln nervously draws some faces on his pillows and pretends they're people.
  • Halloween Episode: This episode is set sometime before Halloween.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison : How Mrs. Loud tricks her husband into admitting he ate the carrot cake she made the night before.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: After Mrs. Loud says he's easily frightened by horror movies, Mr. Loud firmly disagrees... after getting up from hiding behind the sofa and right before he demands that the trailer to The Harvester never be shown in the house again.
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  • Kiddie Kid: Clyde has shades of this in this episode; he is thrilled to see a Blarney movie, which is clearly aimed at kids much younger than him.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films: Lincoln wants to watch The Harvester to prove that he's not a baby, but soon realizes that he may have been in over his head.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Mrs. Loud forbid Lincoln to see the movie—saying they're both easily terrified by horror movies.
  • Never Say "Die": Defied: Mr. Loud says that the ceramic pumpkins he wants Lincoln to get are in the darkest corner of the basement, "where Lana's snake went to die".
  • Oh, Crap!: Lincoln and Mr. Loud's reaction when Mrs. Loud announces she has three tickets for them to go see The Harvester.
  • The Punishment Is the Crime: When Lincoln confess that he watched The Harvester against their wishes and stayed up all night, his parents decide that his ordeal was punishment enough.
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  • Running Gag: Lincoln thinks Mr. Grouse is the Harvester due to his paranoia.
  • Sanity Slippage: The Harvester does a number on Lincoln's psyche, to the point where he makes up "friends" on his pillows to help keep him company and stay awake.
  • Spit Take: Mr. Loud when he hears that Mrs. Loud intends for them to go watch The Harvester with Lincoln.

"One Flu Over the Loud House"

  • Absentee Actor: Out of the pets who get infected by the virus, Lana's pets (Hops the frog, El Diablo the snake, etc.) were not present, making them the only ones who didn't get infected.
  • Aesop Amnesia: In the flashback, it seemingly didn't take long for Lola to fall back into her tattletale habits from "A Tattler's Tale" by ratting out Lana for drinking orange juice out of the carton. Could be justified due to Lana being sick, and Lola may have been warning the others.
  • Artistic License: While it’s true for people to get sick by spreading germs, it’s impossible for someone to immediately become sick upon coming into contact with such in real life. The sickness normally starts to take effect within 3-4 days after contracting such unless it’s treated.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Despite Lincoln and Lisa's best efforts to escape, all the Loud family members up catching the flu, but Clyde comes over to care for them with some gourmet cooking.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Inverted. Clyde is the only character in the episode who doesn't get the flu by the end; Granted he wasn't in the house to begin with.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Done by Clyde this time at the end of the episode, making him the fourth person in the series to have done so.
  • Brick Joke: After Lucy is twice mistaken for being infected, when she finally is, she asks if the family can tell the difference now. Nope!
  • Comically Missing the Point: Annoyed by her constant need to help the sick, Lincoln says Leni is acting like Mother Teresa:
    Leni: Shows what you know. Our mother's name is "Rita."
  • Crazy-Prepared: Lincoln, Properly Paranoid about the flu virus, has a "safe house" set up at Clyde's house, strategies for avoiding the infected Louds gleamed from his hundreds of hours of zombie film viewing, and is fairly adept at setting up improvised barricades to keep the infected at bay.
  • Downer Ending: The entire family, despite their best efforts to escape, still manage to get the flu.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Leni realizes that her family simply wants and needs care while they're sick, rather than treating them like plague zombies, as Lincoln and Lisa end up doing.
  • Dwindling Party: The story begins with Lincoln, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lucy, and Lisa. The group slowly diminishes. No one actually dies, of course, but the group treats them as good as that:
    Leni: You go. I'm gonna stay here and take care of the sick.
    Lincoln: Don't be a fool! They're gone! We have to start a new world without them. They'd want it that way.
  • Hazmat Suit: Clyde wears one in the end when he goes over to the Loud House to take care of the family, to protect himself from getting infected.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Leni shows a real penchant for personal sick care, keeping tissues, cough drops, and a number of surgical masks handy in her fanny pack.
    • As mentioned above, Lincoln has a knack for planning and improvisation on the fly.
  • Hope Spot:
    • The group almost escapes out the front door, but then they see the infected pets on the porch.
    • When it seems like Lincoln, Leni, Lucy, and Lisa are about to escape through the back door, Lily's snot bubble flies through the window and hits Lucy. She then proceeds to sneeze on the doorknob and Lisa.
    • Lincoln performs a sacrifice to save Leni from getting infected. Then he sneezes on her.
  • Irony: Clyde mourns when Lincoln informs that Lori "didn't make it", unaware that she was Patient Zero.
  • It's Quiet… Too Quiet: At the beginning, Lincoln notices something odd when he wakes up at 10:00 AM and his sisters aren't up and about.
  • Kill 'Em All: Played With; this scenario likens getting the flu to death, which happens to every single Loud by the end of the episode.
  • Last-Name Basis: As the dwindling party struggles to escape, Lincoln orders "Loud" to take point. Lucy points out all of them are Louds.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: Lisa gears up everyone with soup-fueled water guns to ward off the infected family members.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: When the Louds get sick, they act like zombies.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When Lori is announced to have a fever, she sneezes on Lynn's basketball, which starts the flu infection.
  • Not a Zombie: When in their parents’ bedroom, Lincoln thinks Lucy has been infected, only for her to remind him that this is how she always looks.
  • Only Sane Man: Leni doesn't want to join in Lincoln's plan to leave the house uninfected, instead opting to stay and take care of her family while wearing a protective mask.
  • Pretend We're Dead: Lincoln instructs Lisa, Lucy, and Leni to use this tactic when cornered by their infected sisters. It works for a while.
  • Reality Ensues: As Lincoln notes early on, in a house full of people, it's easy for a sickness like the flu to spread.
  • Serious Business: Lincoln and his uninfected sisters treat the flu pandemic as a matter of life and death, and they even call out Leni when she doesn't treat it like a big deal.
  • Sick Episode: Lori comes down with the flu in this episode, and it quickly spreads to the other members of the Loud family. By the end of the episode, every member has it.
  • Supporting the Monster Loved One: Parodied, where the Louds are not turning into monsters, they're just getting the flu, but the healthy kids are treating it like a zombie apocalypse. Leni, however, thinks they should help them.
  • The Speechless: This happens when a Loud gets infected; they lose their ability to speak and only make zombie-like moans.
  • Taking the Bullet: Lincoln jumps in front of Luna's snot so Leni wouldn't catch the flu. Of course, he ends up infecting her anyway.
  • Tastes Like Chicken: Lincoln remarks that the concoction in the water guns tastes like chicken soup. Lisa informs him that it's because it is chicken soup.
  • Throwing the Distraction: Lincoln throws a box of tissues to distract some of the infected sisters. Later, Lisa does the same with an infected Lily by throwing her bottle into a corner.
  • Unexpectedly Dark Episode: This episode is treated like a Zombie Apocalypse, up to and including bits of Nightmare Fuel involving the infected Louds.
  • The Unreveal: An infected Mom's face is shown, but her hair covers her eyes. The same is for Dad, as everything is in silhouette except for his eyes.
  • Water Guns and Balloons: The uninfected Louds protect themselves by shooting water guns full of chicken soup at the infectees.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Leni calls out Lincoln on dismissing his family as "zombies", rather than actually try to help them through the flu. She even says that he's becoming a "monster".
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Parodied; the uninfected Louds (except Leni) treat the situation as if it is one.


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