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Future Tense: When Mom and Dad meet a new accomplished family, they worry that their kids aren’t doing enough activities to ensure a successful future.

Lynn-er Takes All: Tired of Lynn's poor sportsmanship during board games, the siblings decide to team up to take her down.


"Future Tense"

  • An Aesop: There's a few of these:
    1. Important things can be dealt with in the future.
    2. You're only young once, so enjoy it while you still can.
    3. If someone honestly isn't into something, don't force it on them.
    4. There's lots of different ways to make a person more "well-rounded."
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For/Laser-Guided Karma: Mr. and Mrs. Loud wanted to make their kids more well-rounded, but in their quest to do so, Lincoln and his sisters become so "well-rounded" that they end up losing interest in stuff they previously found fun (like going out for ice cream or going to the movies).
  • Continuity Nod: When the parents take their kids to the opera, Lisa is the only one actually enjoying it. "For Bros About To Rock shows that it wasn't her first time seeing an opera.
  • Covered in Mud: Happens to Leni when a car drives through a mud puddle next to her while the Louds are cleaning up garbage along the highway.
  • A Day in the Limelight: This episodes focuses mostly on Mr. and Mrs. Loud rather than Lincoln and/or any of his sisters.
  • New Neighbours as the Plot Demands: The Yates become the Louds new neighbors in this episode (after moving into a house that had previously belonged to a family with the last name "Crowley"), and it’s their presence that kicks off the plot.
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  • Not So Above It All: Mr. and Mrs. Yates enjoy the same show as Mr. and Mrs. Loud. Their kids are shown enjoying having fun with the Louds at the end of the episode.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The Yates. All of them are always seen with big grins on their faces.
  • Pun: Mr. Loud opens the episode with one in regards to Mrs. Loud complaining she’s covered in dandelions. Later he refers to his lasagna as "Lynnsagna."
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: The Yates-family gives off a very strong Stepford Smiler-vibe at first (as well as Mr. and Mrs. Yates being potential Stage Parents), but in the end, they're proven to be just as nice as they appear to be.
  • Trophy Room: The Yates have one, and it’s filled with the trophies their kids won.
  • Twinkle Smile: The Yates, combined with all of them being perpetual smilers. Lana even lampshades it when she first sees them.
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  • Waxing Lyrical: Luna quotes the line “We don’t need no education” from Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall to express her annoyance at being forced to go to college (as well as showing that she really does need to brush up on her English).

"Lynn-er Takes All"

  • Bowdlerise: An early storyboard of the teethbrushing "contest" scene showed that Lynn was originally going to have her gums bleed out of her teeth from brushing too fast, instead of losing a tooth like what's shown in the actual episode.
  • Brick Joke: Early in the episode, Lynn holds a one-girl celebration for her 300th win, and then her siblings try and fail to break her streak with three unfamiliar games. Later, when her siblings tell her what they think of her gloating:
    Luna: Well, after you win 300 times...
    Lynn: Actually, 303. But who's counting?
  • Competition Freak: Lynn, well-known for her competitive personality, becomes an ever bigger freak when she loses.
  • Face Doodling: Lynn once doodled the word "LOSER" on her siblings' heads while they were asleep. Lincoln says he got out of that one, but then turns around to reveal that she shaved the word in the back of his hair.
  • Foreshadowing: When she is on the verge of losing a game, Lynn steps outside to vent her rage and insult herself. It is later shown just how broken she gets when she actually loses.
  • Human Notepad: Lincoln tells the viewer how, after her victory last week, Lynn wrote “loser” on all her sisters' foreheads while they slept. Lincoln himself apparently escaped this fate, but the viewer gets to see she wrote it on the back of his head instead.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Luan has a field day with puns on the word "gloat".
  • Jerkass Realization: Lynn does this when she discovers that her siblings see her as a sore winner and loser.
  • Literal-Minded: Leni exposes her siblings' ruse to throw the game of by throwing it away. Earlier, her response to Lynn's "Winner, winner, chicken-dinner" was "I thought we were having salmon."
  • Loophole Abuse: At the end, Lynn keeps her promise to stop rubbing her victories in her siblings' faces. Instead, she saves her excitement for when they're not around, which they believe is good enough.
  • Mythology Gag: At one point, Lynn "competes" with Lola in brushing their teeth the fastest. After Lynn wins, she winds up missing a tooth, not unlike her original design.
  • Sanity Slippage: After losing for the first time, Lynn starts to lose it and tries to beat her siblings at everything:
    Lynn: FIRST TO GO TO SLEEP! I CAN ALSO SNORE THE LOUDEST!
  • Shaking the Rump: Lynn does this as part of her Victory Dance.
  • Shout-Out: The game that Lynn loses at is called Settlers of Catland.
  • Sore Loser: Lynn does not take losing well at all.
  • Springtime for Hitler: The kids try to make Lynn lose by having her play games she's never played before, but she manages to win them all on the first go.
  • Stock Scream: Present at the very beginning, when Lincoln gets slammed by his room's door when Lynn opens it.
  • Tempting Fate: While Lisa is mixing chemicals, Lynn does the same and creates an explosion, thus claiming another victory. In response, Lisa states she wasn’t even trying to create an explosion. Guess what happens next.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Lynn LOVES winning and wants to make sure her brother and the rest of their sisters know it—however, once she finds out how it makes them feel, she agrees to stop and be a better sport.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Slightly subverted in that Lynn's siblings think that she's a jerk win or lose. They just think she's a less destructive jerk when she wins. She eventually takes a third option and promises to be a better sport.

Alternative Title(s): The Loud House S 2 E 19 Lynner Takes All Future Tense

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