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Recap / The Loud House S 2 E 1 Eleven Louds A Leapin

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The Louds are getting ready for Christmas when the unthinkable happens to Lincoln: his sled goes in their neighbor's yard! Lincoln and Clyde attempt to pull off a sled rescue mission and end up finding secrets about Mr. Grouse.

"11 Louds a Leapin'"

  • An Aesop: It’s better to give than to receive.
  • Big "NO!": Lincoln when his sled falls into Mr. Grouse's yard. Clyde also does this when Lincoln tells him about it.
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  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Luan wishes the viewer a Merry Christmas at the end.
  • Brick Joke: Lana has set up various reindeer traps while Luan wears a hairband with reindeer antlers. The episode ends with Luan caught in one of Lana's traps.
  • Christmas Episode: This is also the show's first double-length episode.
  • Curse Cut Short: Luna's third choice for a Christmas song apparently comes out as this:
    Luna: Merry Christmas, honey
    If you don't have a gift, I'd gladly take money
    I wrote it down on my Christmas list
    If I don't get my presents, I'm gonna get—
    Mr. Grouse: LOUDS! Knock off that racket!
  • Dark Reprise: A rather depressing version of the theme song's holiday remix is heard when Mr. Grouse kicks Lincoln out of his house.
  • A Day in the Limelight: After his past few appearances heckling Lincoln, this is Mr. Grouse's first major role.
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  • Defrosting Ice King: Mr. Grouse begins to warm up when the Louds share their holiday with him.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Everybody gets exactly what they wanted.
  • Eureka Moment: Luna finally gets the inspiration for her Christmas song when Lincoln tells his family about Mr. Grouse's situation.
  • Four Lines, All Waiting: The Louds have various arcs going on at once with most of the siblings having a Running Gag:
    • Lincoln trying to retrieve his sled.
    • Lori trying to resist opening presents early.
    • Leni trying to come up with a good Christmas outfit.
    • Luna trying to come up with a Christmas carol.
    • Luan trying to tell "12 puns of Christmas".
    • Lynn and Lucy trying to find their presents.
    • Lana setting up traps for Santa's reindeer.
    • Lola trying to be nice for Santa.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the close-up of Mr. Grouse's bus ticket, a blink-and-you-miss shows the ticket as "one way".
  • Fun-Hating Confiscating Adult: Goes with Property Line, below, along with Grouse's personality identifying name.
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  • Here We Go Again!: Lincoln's sled lands on Mr. Grouse's property.
  • Human Mail: Bobby mails himself to Lori.
  • Irony:
    • Despite his failed attempts to receive a kiss from Lori, Clyde ultimately gets one when she points out that he's unknowingly standing under the mistletoe in Mr. Grouse's house.
    • When Lori decides to resist opening presents before Christmas morning, a large present is brought to the door for her. She decides to wait despite the tag telling her to open the present immediately. She finds out the next morning that the present contains her boyfriend, Bobby, who asks for food and water due to staying in the box for so long.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: A music video on shows Lisa crying over something sad; in the episode itself, she's actually crying tears of joy at that particular moment.
  • Not So Different: Mr. Grouse also comes from a big family.
  • Ocular Gushers: Lisa, of all people, does this after Lincoln tells his sisters about Mr. Grouse's troubles. She does it again when they spend Christmas with him.
  • Oh, Crap!: Lincoln gets a big one when he sees his sled land in Mr. Grouse's yard, then gets an even bigger one when he hears Mr. Grouse about to come inside.
  • Out of Order: This was the first episode produced for Season 2, but was the third aired.
  • Property Line: Mr. Grouse keeps everything that lands on his property.
  • Rule of Three: Leni ends up making dresses out of household objects three times throughout the episode.
  • Running Gag: Mr. Grouse saying, "MY YARD, MY PROPERTY!"
  • Say My Name: Mr. Grouse saying "Louds" throughout the episode.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: By Lincoln at the end when his new sled breaks Mr. Grouse’s window and makes a run for it.
  • Shout-Out: The title is a pun on the “Lords a leaping” line from the famous Christmas Carol “The 12 Days of Christmas”.
  • So Much for Stealth: Lincoln's first attempt to retrieve Big Red from Mr. Grouse’s yard goes wrong because he bumps into a wheelbarrow filled with logs, instantly alerting Mr. Grouse.
  • Special Edition Title: When Lily walks by when the opening goes to the title card, rather then the usual black background. It's a winter setting and she is dressed in snow wear. Likewise, the ending credits are of a snow covered neighborhood rather then the usual neighborhood, accompanied by an instrumental version of the Louds' Christmas song.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: An orchestral holiday remix of the theme song plays during the title card and in a few parts of the episode.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Lori gives Clyde a kiss on the cheek.
  • Trailers Always Spoil:
    • In promotional material, Lincoln's sled is seen flying into Mr. Grouse's shed. This is the last scene of the episode.
    • A music video on Nick's YouTube channel spoiled the reveal of Mr. and Mrs. Loud's faces. It was later edited out.
  • Trapped the Wrong Target: Luan ends up getting trapped by one of Lana's reindeer traps.
  • Triumphant Reprise: The last time the theme song's holiday remix is heard starts during when Lincoln goes to thank Mr. Grouse. It begins quiet, but when Lincoln goes to the backyard it becomes majestic.
  • Under the Mistletoe: Clyde has a mistletoe attached to his hat and hopes to trick Lori into giving him a kiss with it. He ultimately receives one when he stands under the mistletoe in Mr. Grouse's house.
  • Waxing Lyrical:
    Lincoln: Clyde, do you see what I see?
    Clyde: A star, a star, shining in the night?
  • Wham Episode: Mr. Grouse is now friends with Lincoln and the Loud family. On a side note, Mom and Dad's faces are finally revealed, and Word of God said this will be permanent for the rest of the series.


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