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Recap / The Loud House S 1 E 26 Study Muffin Homespun

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Study Muffin: Lincoln gets a tutor named Hugh to help him pass his classes, but his sisters fall madly in love with Hugh, which makes it harder for him to study.

Homespun: While the kids are in the basement during a tornado warning, they complain to each other about the subpar conditions of their house, but soon learn to appreciate the good memories they made inside it.

"Study Muffin"

  • Absentee Actor:
    • Lily and Mrs. Loud don't appear at all. In other words, they're the only ones not attracted to Hugh.
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    • Geo (the hamster) is the only pet not seen attracted to Hugh.
  • An Aesop: It’s important to stay focused.
  • Babies Ever After: Leni and Lisa both have hypothetical pics of what their respective babies would look like after they marry Hugh, and they just look like themselves as babies.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When Lincoln finally gets Hugh away from his family, it takes less than a day for Hugh to tutor him through all his subjects, as Lincoln shows a high aptitude for all of them, and Hugh explains that Lincoln's merely psyching himself out due to the pressure of the exam and that he'll do fine. Does Lincoln pass? Nope. Turns out it was a mental block of Lincoln's, but for an entirely different reason.
  • Big "NO!": The sisters scream this when Lisa deletes Hugh's picture from her phone.
  • Call-Back: To Lincoln's hypothetical scenario in "Butterfly Effect." While it was initially thought to be a part of Lincoln's imagination, it turns out that Lisa does tutor all her siblings, from finger-painting with Lily to helping Lori with her pre-calculus.
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  • Chick Magnet: Hugh, as he manages to accidentally swoon all of the Loud sisters (minus Lily, who doesn't appear in this episode).
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: A lot of trouble would've been avoided if Lincoln simply told his sisters why he was failing his tests.
  • Crush Filter: Hugh gets one whenever a Loud sister first notices him.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: The Loud sisters can't get even get a sentence out when in Hugh's presence. And it turns out Lincoln has been flunking his exams because he gets distracted by his sexy substitute teacher, Ms. DiMartino.
  • Dramatic Drop: Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lola, and Lisa do this with their stuff when they first see Hugh.
  • Dude Magnet: Ms. DiMartino, who accidentally swoons the whole male student body of the school, including Lincoln and Clyde.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Dad, plus the pets (minus Geo), also go gaga over Hugh.
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  • Eye Scream: One of the things in the Big Ball of Violence (the one right after Leni and Lisa talked about their theoretical offspring with Hugh) is a ripped-off eyeball. Best not to think about it...
  • Female Gaze: The sisters get to see Hugh's claimed 6-pack abs, and they were about to see his butt too until Lincoln pulled him away (seems that Lori still took a photo of it, however).
  • Foreshadowing: Note how Luna is the only Loud sister to say that Ms DiMartino is "smokin".
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Lisa was planning to show the rest of her sisters Hugh's "gluteus maximus". In other words, she was about to show them his ass (and right after checking out his abs at that). When Lincoln pulls Hugh away from the girls, Lori snaps a photo from her phone, implying she did indeed gaze at his ass.
  • Gibberish of Love: The sisters all, at first, just stammer "Ba... ba... ba..." when they meet Hugh. Later on, Lincoln and his male classmates do the same thing when they see Ms. DiMartino.
  • Given Name Reveal: Dad's full name is Lynn Loud, Sr. Bobby's full name is also revealed (see below).
  • Gotta Pass the Class: Lincoln is failing all of his tests and hires a tutor to help him study and get his grades back up.
  • Heart Symbol: The last scene of Lincoln’s flashback is him becoming so infatuated with Ms. DiMartino that he shades in portions of his test gram to look like a heart, resulting in him failing.
  • Here We Go Again!: Lincoln thinks that he won't get distracted anymore when Mrs. Johnson returns as his teacher, but Ms. DiMartino is now his substitute gym teacher.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Dad once spent a college semester in England.
    • Lincoln shows a knack for math, art and multicultural social studies.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Lincoln's skin turns red and he slams on the table as he sees his sisters leaning against the window outside.
  • Hot for Teacher: Lincoln, like all the other male students, for Ms. DiMartino. Turns out that this is the actual reason why Lincoln keeps failing his tests.
  • Hot Teacher: Ms. DiMartino turns out to be one. She's the reason why Lincoln keeps failing. Apparently, the school likes her as well, since she substitutes for two different teachers.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When Lincoln points out that his crush on Ms. DiMartino is just like his sister's crush on Hugh, Leni has no idea what he means, despite wearing a sweater with Hugh's face on it.
  • Imagine Spot: Clyde has one in which he imagines himself falling in with the wrong crowd and becoming a teen rebel if he has to go to middle school without Lincoln. The bad news is, Clyde’s fears are Truth in Television for many sixth graders who go to middle school as opposed to elementary school. The good news is, though, Lincoln finds a solution to his school problems.
  • Luminescent Blush:
    • All of Lincoln's sisters (minus Lily, presumably since she's a baby) do this when they see Hugh.
    • Hugh himself does this when Lisa lifts up his shirt.
    • Lincoln himself does this whenever he sees Ms. DiMartino.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The reason Lincoln is failing is due to him being distracted by Ms. DiMartino and how hot she looks.
  • Not So Different: Lincoln realizes that he shares his sisters' sexy distraction problem.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: When Mrs. Johnson overhears Lincoln talking to Clyde about their teacher's "blinding beauty", expecting Ms. DiMartino to still be teaching the class, she mistakenly believes that he's complimenting her.
  • Overly Long Name: Bobby's full name is revealed to be Roberto Alejandro Martinez Millan Luis Santiago, Jr.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: When Lincoln shoves a periscope the sisters are using to spy on Hugh back up the fireplace, Lola screams, "Ow, my eye!".
  • Perverted Drooling: Luna does this upon meeting Hugh, tongue hanging out and all.
  • Precocious Crush: Played straight with Lisa, Lola, Lana, and Lucy given that Hugh is much older than them. There's also Lincoln, Clyde, and the entire male student body at their school with Ms. DiMartino.
  • Stuffed into a Locker: Played with: Lincoln deliberately retreats into his locker when retaking the test, so he won’t see Ms. DiMartino and thus avoid getting distracted by her.
  • Sudden Eye Color: Seen with Lola when her eye is shown in the periscope with a blue iris.
  • The Un Reveal: Dad's mouth is finally seen. However, the upper half of his head is blocked by a guard's hat.
  • The Un-Smile: Hugh causes Lisa to make one several times.
  • Wham Line: From Lincoln: "I don't get it! I thought I knew all the answers! Ms. DiMartino's definitely gonna flunk me now!"
  • Your Cheating Heart: Being in a relationship with Bobby doesn’t stop Lori from pursuing Hugh.


  • An Aesop: Home is where the heart is, and it's better just the way it is.
  • Baby Language: Lily shares one of her favorite house memories, with Luan serving as her translator.
  • Brutal Honesty: Lincoln remarks thusly about the house:
    Lincoln: Our house is a bit of a, how do I put this nicely- disaster.
  • Continuity Nod: The grown-up and kiddie tables from "A Tale of Two Tables" are seen again.
  • Doom It Yourself: Lincoln tells the viewer that his parents insist on fixing everything in the house themselves, which is one of the reasons the house is in such a bad state.
  • Dripping Disturbance: Leni talks about how she tries to hold back several leaks at once.
  • Emergency Broadcast: A tornado warning is what kicks off the plot for this episode.
  • Everyone Has Standards: When possums chew up the wired cables, Dad says a pun while holding a stack of books: "I think I know how to possum the time." That seemed to make the Loud kids unamused, even Pungeon Master Luan.
  • Fur Against Fang: Lucy fears that reading a book about a werewolf makes her a cheater in the eyes of her vampire idol Edwin. When Lana and Lola overhear this, they start discussing which is better with Lola choosing the vampire and Lana the werewolf.
  • Ironic Echo: After possums chew up the house's wired cables, Dad brings his kids his old books, which the Loud kids find uninteresting. Come the next scene, not for long. Now they were inspired.
  • Locked in the Bathroom: Lori gets stuck in the bathroom when the doorknob breaks off. Lincoln’s reaction makes it pretty clear this has happened before.
  • Not Hyperbole: While Lori often misuses the word "literally", when she says the house is "literally falling apart", she's actually correct, as Lincoln points out.
  • Not So Dire:
    • Bobby's first time over to the house results in him getting covered in marinara sauce or, as Lori initially thought, blood.
    • At the end of the episode, one of the neighbors remarks on how the Loud's house got hit hard by the storm. It barely got affected by it; the house was just that much in shambles.
  • Pool Scene: When the Loud kids realize all the water they removed from their basement after a flooding has formed a small pond in the backyard, they immediately drop everything they're doing to take a swim. Fully clothed.
  • Running Gag: The doorknobs of the house getting pulled off, accompanied by a "Dang it".
  • Series Continuity Error: In one of the flashbacks, Lincoln is eating at the grown-up table with the eldest sisters, despite him not liking it there and wanting to go back to the kiddie table in "A Tale of Two Tables".
  • Shout Out: In the flashback to Dad's attempt to fix the TV antenna, one of the TV pictures is based on a scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas. In addition, another flashback has Lincoln dress in Charlie Brown's winter attire.
    • Lucy wondering if she has to choose either a vampire or a werewolf is a reference to the Twilight series.
  • Skewed Priorities: Mr. and Mrs. Loud consider securing the TV antenna first more important than retreating into the basement with their kids.
  • So Much for Stealth: In one flashback, Luna tries to sneak into the house way past curfew, but she steps on a loose floorboard and ends up breaking the stairs down instead.
  • Urine Trouble: Referenced in so many words by Luan in response to Leni complaining about the leaks caused by flushing the upstairs toilet.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: The majority of the episode is flashbacks about the house.


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