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Recap / The Loud House S 2 E 17 Arggh You For Real Garage Banned

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ARGGH! You For Real?: Lincoln and Clyde find out that ARGGH! is coming to town and decide to go to the taping.

Garage Banned: Tired of her siblings, Lori moves to the garage, but quickly finds that it is more than she bargained.

"ARGGH! You For Real?"

  • Absentee Actor: Lola is the only Loud sister to appear.
  • Agent Scully: The reveal that ARGGH! is staged turns Clyde into one of these. He gets better.
  • An Aesop: Most things you see in TV shows aren’t real and you just have to accept that whether you like it, or not.
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  • Bring My Brown Pants: Clyde admits that the spinning chairs in the episode of ARGGH! they just watched made him pee a little. The same happens to Lincoln when he hears ARGGH! is coming to Royal Woods.
  • Broken Pedestal: Clyde doesn't take it well when he finds out that ARGGH! is staged.
  • Continuity Nod: Clyde mentions that he's afraid of heights when he and Lincoln are sitting on a top of a tree.
  • Costume Evolution: Hunter Spector mentions that at one point he ditched his old uniform for a new all-cotton one. Clyde was apparently the only fan who noticed (or at least bothered to tell him about it).
  • Don't Eat and Swim: Harold warns Clyde about this (even though he’s “swimming” in an inflatable pool he can easily stand in). Due to his new skepticism, Clyde doesn’t believe it. He believes it again at the end of the episode, hence why he and Lincoln decline the snacks Harold and Howard offer them.
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  • Droste Image: Happens with the TV screen outside the haunted house when Hunter is about to go inside.
  • Heroic BSoD: After finding out that the stuff that happens on ARGGH! isn't real, Clyde stops believing in everything and throws out all his childhood possessions.
  • I'm Your Biggest Fan: Lincoln tells Hunter that Clyde is his biggest fan. Considering that Clyde wrote Hunter a fan letter every week, and according to Hunter, he was the only one who noticed when Hunter switched to an all-cotton jumpsuit, he is probably right.
  • Mistaken for Servant: While trying to get a glimpse of Hunter, Clyde and Lincoln are mistaken by a lady as members of the crew. They play along so they can enter the house and get a good view of the ghost hunting, but it’s because of this they are able to see what is really going on behind the scenes.
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  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Subverted with Hunter. While he does stage his ghost encounters, he only does it because of the show's restrictions. He also seems rather polite with his staff (except when they pester him about pay day) and cares about his fans as he takes the time to help Clyde getting over his Heroic BSoD
  • Not-So-Phony Psychic: Hunter has been staging his ghost encounters, until his ghost trap actually caught a real ghost.
  • Real After All: It's implied that the ghost of Groundskeeper Dan really did get sucked up at the end.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Hunter believes in ghosts and wants to be a real ghost hunter, but real paranormal investigation takes time and research. And making a TV show means you are restricted in what you can do in terms of time and budget, forcing him to stage his ghost encounters.
    • Lincoln believed everything on ARGGH! was real; when he learns all of it was just an act, he isn't too happy about it.
  • Split-Screen Phone Call: Between Lincoln and Harold.
  • Waving Signs Around: Several of the fans gathered outside the haunted house in Royal Woods carry signs.

"Garage Banned"

  • A Day in the Limelight: Lori is the main character, and Lincoln isn't involved with her problem.
  • Bad Dreams: Lana has a nightmare about being chased by blood-sucking aliens. When she tells Leni about this, Leni immediately barricades the door to her room, fearing the aliens are real.
  • Bald Women: Lola's hair falls out thanks to Lisa's de-tangling formula.
  • Boredom Montage: While living without her siblings, time seems to go really slow for Lori.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Leni is jealous Lori gets a room of her own, not realizing she will have their room only for herself with Lori leaving. In other words, she comically misses her own point.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Lori talks with Bobby, who is still working in his family's bodega.
    • Lori having a flatulence problem was previously seen in “Making the Case”.
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: Exploited; Lori sets a group of mice loose in the garage to convince her family to let her move out of it, but Lisa uses a hypnotic device to round them up. Played straight with Mr. Loud, who is terrified of them.
  • Empty Nest: Mr. Loud suffers from this when Lori moves into the garage, never mind that she is only living 20 feet from the house and his other 10 kids are still living with them.
  • Eureka Moment: Lori decides to sabotage the garage when Bobby mentions that there might be a mouse inside his family's bodega.
  • Fright-Induced Bunkmate: When the episode begins, Lori wakes up to see that Lana crawled into bed with her after she had a bad dream.
  • Gasshole: According to Lynn, Lori has a flatulence problem. Although she denies it, Lori still farts while trying yoga. Later on, Lucy claims that the ghost in the garage is leaving because of this.
  • "Getting My Own Room" Plot: Lori moves to the garage because she wants her own room, away from her chaotic siblings.
  • Had the Silly Thing in Reverse: Lori bribes Mr. Grouse to run his lawnmower through the garage so she won't have to live in it anymore, but he accidentally puts it in reverse and goes into his own garage instead.
  • Never Live It Down: invoked Lori fears her siblings will rub it in her face if she moves back into the house after she made such a big deal about wanting to live on her own.
  • Organ Theft: Lisa wants to take Lincoln's kidney for an experiment. And according to Lori, she already took his appendix once.
  • Real After All: It's implied that there really is a ghost in the garage. Or rather was, as the ghost decided to leave because of Lori's yoga farts.
  • Recycled Script: This is similar to "A Tale of Two Tables" where both involve one of the kids wanting something only to find out it's not as good as they thought and want to go back but don't think they can after making a big deal about getting what they wanted and try to sabotage their situation.
  • Springtime for Hitler: Lori tries to sabotage the garage to convince her family to let her move out of it, but her sisters come up with solutions.
  • Toilet Humor: Lana warns Lori to go easy on the new toilet she installed in the garage for her; no heavy meals.


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