Overnight Success: Lincoln tries to have the perfect sleepover with Clyde, but his friend would rather hang out with his sisters.
Ties That Bind: Lincoln eavesdrops on his parents, and he comes to the conclusion that they're planning on getting rid of their children.
- An Aesop: A slumber party isn't just for you and the people you invite. Your family members can join in as well.
- Continuity Nod: When Lincoln tries to convince his parents to let him have a sleepover, he wears his "grown-up" suit from "A Tale of Two Tables".
- Failed a Spot Check: Lincoln is so worked up about his slumber party and trying to find a replacement for Clyde, just to rub it in, he never even bothers to check if Clyde actually left the house after Lincoln cancelled their slumber party.
- Note that before this episode, Clyde always referred to his parents as "my parents" and never "mom and dad".
- The last time Clyde is seen prior to Lincoln's Jerkass Realization, he decides to go make up with Lincoln, who decided to end their sleepover over him spending time with Lincoln's sisters, before having another Lori-induced blackout. Take note that at no point does Clyde mention that he's going to leave the house.
- Full-Name Ultimatum: Mr. Loud yells his daughters' full names in various flashbacks to their slumber parties gone wrong. Interestingly, he refers to Lynn as "Lynn Jr." A Q&A reveals Lynn is named after Mr. Loud himself.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: In the third flashback, Mr. Loud yells "What the darn heck?!" before getting kicked out.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Just after Lincoln says "Time to make history!", Nick's first same-sex married couple appears.
- Left the Background Music On: A somber violin tune plays when Clyde explains to Lincoln how lonely he feels being an only child. It turns out Luna was actually playing one.
- Not on the List: In a flashback to Luna's sleepover, her roadie Chunk kicks Mr. Loud out of his own house for not being on the list for her mini concert.
- Out-of-Character Moment: For some reason, Cliff attacks Lincoln twice.
- "Psycho" Strings: When Lincoln tears up his sleepover itinerary near the end.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Lincoln delivers one to Clyde for spending so much time with his sisters, causing him to cancel their sleepover.
- Rule of Three:
- The three flashbacks of Lynn, Leni, and Luna's sleepovers causing problems in the house, respectively.
- In Lincoln's video about wanting to have sleepovers at the house again, he gets attacked by cats three times.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Chad, one of Lincoln's guests who is scared away by Lisa and her brain wave studies, gives off a pretty high pitched scream while fleeing the Loud house.
- Slumber Party: The plot of the episode.
- Speed Stripes: Happens when one of Lincoln's friends dashes out of the house after getting freaked out by Lucy.
"Ties That Bind"
- An Aesop: Don't believe everything you hear; you might be misinterpreting it for what is really going on.
- Aside Glance: Luan gives one when her ventriloquist dummy gives her the evil eye.
- Bindle Stick: Lincoln carries one when he prepares to move out, thinking his parents don't want him.
- Continuity Nod: In Lincoln's Imagine Spot, his parents throws out all their pictures of the girls, including the family portrait from "Picture Perfect".
- Dramatic Irony: Even the audience knows Mom really wanting Dad to get rid of his tie collection, but the kids believe it's them.
- Ear Ache: Lola does this to Lincoln when he tries to bribe their dad with a nice breakfast.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Lincoln hears his father saying he's throwing out "the one with the white hair", adding "I'm not even sure it's mine". He's actually talking about a "white hare" Easter tie.
- Here We Go Again!: At the end, after Lincoln vows never to eavesdrop again, he overhears another argument between his parents:Dad: What do you mean you got a bun in the oven?!(Lincoln screams)Lincoln: You guys!(Lincoln runs out of the bathroom to tell his sisters what he just heard)
- Imagine Spot: When Lincoln thinks that his parents will keep only him, he imagines himself living the high life and turning his sisters' rooms into his own personal theme park.
- Lame Pun Reaction: Luan gives herself an unamused glare using Mr. Coconuts after saying his delivery is "a little wooden".
- Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Not really, but Lynn Sr. says that he's not sure the "one with the white hair/hare" is even his, and Lincoln thinks he's talking about him.
- Oblivious to Her Own Description: While all the other kids take descriptions of the ties as descriptions of themselves, when Mr. and Mrs. Loud get to "the dumb one", Leni doesn't get who that's supposed to be.
- Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: Lincoln and the girls overhear Mom telling Dad go get rid of "all eleven" through the air vents. It turns out the argument was about Dad's novelty neckties.
- Pun: Luan calls Mr. Coconuts's delivery "wooden".
- Single Tear: Luan, while dressed as a mime, cries one teardrop when she hears her parents thinking of getting rid of "the funny one".
- Troubled Fetal Position: Lily curls up when she hears her parents considering getting rid of "the smallest one". Justified since she's literally a baby.