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Recap / The Loud House S 2 E 6 Patching Things Up Cheater By The Dozen

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Patching Things Up: Lana and Lola try out for Bluebell Scouts, but they soon discover that one of them may be more suited for it than the other.

Cheater by the Dozen: Lincoln and Clyde think that Bobby is cheating on Lori, so they conduct an investigation on him.

"Patching Things Up"

  • Absentee Actor: Lincoln, Clyde and the twins are the only members of the cast to appear in the episode.
  • A Day in the Limelight: For Lana and Lola.
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  • Big "NO!": Lincoln and Clyde do this when they find out that the Bluebell Scouts don't sell cookies anymore, but instead sell health foods.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Lola and Lana deliberately botch their respective final challenges, but get in the Bluebell Scouts anyway when their motives for doing so come to light. And the episode ends with Lincoln and Clyde, after spending most of the episode trying to get cookies, manage to buy a box from Lana and Lola. Much to their chagrin, they find out that the Bluebell Scouts no longer sell cookies, but instead health food.
  • Call-Back: Lola with nausea looks like Lola with the flu.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Lola's wand and Lana's plunger.
  • Green Around the Gills: Lola when she sees the bucket of bait worms, then again as Lana approaches her with a fish and one of the worms.
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  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Lana sings the Bluebell Scouts anthem very off key, doesn't know half the lyrics, and ends with "E-I-E-I-O".
  • Ironic Echo: When Lola complains about all the gross stuff they must do, Lana tells her to step out of her comfort zone. Later, when they get to the tasks that Lola is good at and Lana finds boring, Lola tells her the exact same thing.
  • Perverted Drooling: Lincoln and Clyde drool waterfalls when thinking about Bluebell Scout cookies. The twins end up going under the "salivaracts" with their umbrellas open.
  • The Power of Friendship: Lola and Lana deliberately fail their final badge tests so one of them wouldn't have to be in the Bluebells without the other. This earns both of them the Friendship Badge, allowing them to become Bluebells after all.
  • Scout-Out: The Bluebell Scouts.
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  • Series Continuity Error: Lana sings off-key in this episode, but in "11 Louds a Leapin'", she sang perfectly during the family's Christmas carol to Mr. Grouse.
  • Toilet Humor: One of the things Lana packs for Bluebell Scouts is a spare role of toilet paper, and she gives Lola her lucky plunger, which Lola clearly finds disgusting. Later in the episode, the task for earning the primitive survival patch involves digging a latrine; a hole to defecate in.
    • Ironically, when Lana takes a dump outdoors in "Tripped!", she does not dig a latrine, but rather leaves her droppings out in the open, as she points out, and as is typically done by wild animals (which implies that digging a latrine may not actually fit Lana's character).
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Given their personalities, Lana is the best at all the tomboyish activities, while Lola is the best at all the girlish activities.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: Besides the main plot of Lola and Lana trying to get into the Bluebell Scouts, there is a B-Plot involving Clyde and Lincoln searching the camp ground for Bluebell Scout cookies.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Lola, when she learns that the Bluebells will be rooting for their Rod & Reel patch by using worms as bait. As a matter of fact, she pukes in the backpack twice, and after Lana walks into the shot and eats a worm after catching a fish with her bare hands, she throws up a third time before jumping out of frame.

"Cheater by the Dozen"

  • An Aesop:
    • You can't just go around accusing people of something when you have little to no evidence; you at least need enough evidence to prove it. And even then, the evidence could still be circumstantial at best.
    • Just because two people spend a lot of time together, that doesn't automatically mean that they're dating.
  • Baguette Beatdown: Lynn once found herself on the receiving end of this when she incorrectly told Lori they were out of bread. Near the end of the episode, when Lori tells her siblings she should beat them for almost ruining her and Bobby’s anniversary, Lynn quickly hides the baguettes.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Lincoln believes Bobby's affection towards his friend's dog is romantic.
  • Big Shadow, Little Creature: When installing video surveillance, Lisa is scared away by a shadow that she assumes belongs to a dangerous animal, but is actually cast by Clyde's pet kitten, Nepurrtiti.
  • Call-Back:
    • This is the second time Lori and Bobby has gone on a date to an intercontinental fusion cuisine restaurant, in this case Italian-Chinese.
    • This is the second time Lincoln ends up having to work off a debt after almost ruining Lori's night.
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: The Loud siblings all try to do this to each other when they see a silhouette of what appears to be Bobby and Terri kissing. Clyde does this to himself when a video feed from a spy cam shows Bobby drop his pants.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Clyde per usual. When he suspects that Bobby might be cheating on Lori, it’s enough to get him to exercise so he can beat him and win back her honor.
  • Crazy-Prepared: As it turns out, Bobby put a lot of prep work into his and Lori's date that night.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Lori is known for resorting to these if she is given wrong information, hence why the Loud siblings want to be absolutely sure that Bobby cheating on her before they tell her about it.
  • Easily Forgiven: Downplayed: while Lori states that she should beat up her siblings (and Clyde) for ruining her date, she is touched by their concern over Bobby supposedly cheating on her enough to forgive them.
  • Epic Fail: After Clyde spends the entire episode training to beat up Bobby, the second he actually tries (as in, pulling Bobby by the bowtie) he winds up falling into a cart of linguini dim sum due to the tie coming undone.
  • Follow That Car: Said word for word by Lincoln.
  • For Want of a Nail: Clyde's insistence on abiding by the "20/20" rule is what causes this episode's plot.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: After Lincoln and Clyde see Bobby take his pants off:
    Clyde: (covers eyes) I'm not allowed to watch R-rated movies!
  • Gratuitous Italian: Bobby and Teri greet each other with "Ti Amo", which Lisa recognizes as Italian for "I Love You".
  • Literal-Minded: Leni is under the impression that a "stakeout" actually involves steak, and tries to turn it into a "salmonout".
  • Mistaken for Cheating: The whole premise of the episode.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Everything Bobby does that looks like him cheating on Lori (even going as far as to supposedly propose to someone) is actually something else entirely.
  • Really Gets Around: Before they get context, Lincoln and Clyde assume Bobby is cheating on Lori with other girls (including an adult or two), a male dancer, and a dog.
  • Tandem Parasite: Invoked: when Lincoln and Clyde follow Bobby's car on the tandem, Clyde insists that Lincoln doesn't pedal; Clyde wanted the exercise.
  • Work Off the Debt: The episode ends with Lincoln and Clyde working at the restaurant to pay off the meal they just ruined.


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