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Recap / The Loud House S 2 E 8 No Such Luck Frog Wild

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No Such Luck: Lincoln finds himself with unexpected free time after his family worries that he is bad luck, but soon it goes too far, and he is banned from all the family's activities.

Frog Wild: Lincoln and Clyde's class is going to be dissecting frogs. When Lana hears about it, she convinces Lincoln that it is wrong, and the two embark on a frog rescue mission.

"No Such Luck"

  • Abusive Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Loud this time, who even make Lincoln live outside due to his "bad luck". They also sold all of his furniture.
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  • An Aesop: Lying will makes things worse for you.
  • Boredom Montage: Lincoln's second free day is even more boring than the last, now that he realizes he misses his family.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Some of the sisters list things that could go wrong if the family decided to bring Lincoln along for movie night.
    Lola: "The movie could sell out!"
    Luna: "I could get stuck behind some lady with a beehive!"
    Lisa: "Someone could get scalded with molten butter!"
  • Break the Cutie: Poor Lincoln.
  • Downer Ending: Lincoln is let back into the family and his parents and sisters no longer believe him to be bad luck, but they sold all his furniture and now want him to wear a mascot costume all the time for good luck, proving they learned nothing from the ordeal and are still superstitious.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Lincoln's response when even Charles doesn’t want him around.
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  • Eureka Moment: Lincoln decides to attend Lynn's softball game disguised as her team's mascot when he laments that a squirrel stored its nuts in his pants.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Lincoln spreads a rumor that he's bad luck so he can have more free time on his hands. But then he decides it's not worth being alienated by his family and getting kicked out of the house.
  • Good Luck Charm: Lynn has a series of good luck rituals she likes to perform prior to important moments in a game.
  • Goofy Suit: To prove to his family that he's not bad luck, Lincoln sneaks into Lynn's game dressed as her team's mascot. His plan works, and his family now considers him good luck but only with the suit on.
  • Idiot Ball: It's remarkable how easily and quickly Lisa becomes convinced that Lincoln really is bad luck (via him not so subtly tripping and breaking one of Lori's golf clubs). Especially considering not only how skeptical she was to begin with, but how skeptical she's been to anything supernatural in the past.
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  • Jerkass Ball: The whole family holds it really, but especially Mr and Mrs. Loud, who should know better than letting silly superstitions drive them to disregard and mistreat one of their own children.
  • The Jinx: Lynn believes Lincoln to be one after she loses a game with him there, an assumption Lincoln uses to trick his sisters into banning him from their activities, helped further by deliberately acting clumsy at several points to break things of theirs (like one of Lori's golf clubs).
  • Karma Houdini: The Louds face no consequences whatsoever for kicking Lincoln out of the house and selling his furniture.
  • Parental Neglect: The Loud parents along with the rest of the family neglect Lincoln to take him to the movies or go to the beach, as a result to his bad luck. Even the pets, such as Charles, receive this treatment.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Part of Lincoln's free day pays homage to Risky Business.
    • When Lincoln attends Lynn's game disguised as her team's mascot, Lynn gets hit with a softball and her clothes fly off, much like Charlie Brown.
  • Sore Loser: Lynn, who doesn't hesitate to blame her lost game on Lincoln being bad luck.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: This is Lincoln's reaction when Lynn accuses him of being bad luck.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: When Lincoln's at home, the music sounds suspiciously like Green Day's "Holiday".

"Frog Wild"

  • Absentee Actor: Lana is the only one of Lincoln's sisters to appear.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: How Lana and Lincoln get into the locked classroom to free the frogs.
  • Ascended Extra: This is Principal Huggins' first physical appearance.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Double Subverted: When Mrs. Johnson reenters the classroom and notices the frogs are missing, she sees the window is left open, and runs off to get Principal Huggins. Lincoln and Lana proceed to pop out from hiding behind Mrs. Johnson's desk, with the "open window" distraction having been successful. Then they exit through the window.
  • Bat Scare: When Principal Huggins opens the door to Lucy and Lynn's room, despite Lincoln warnings, a large swarm of bats flies out, scaring him.
  • Ceiling Cling: Lana uses spit to hide one of the frogs on the ceiling of the kitchen.
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: While the kids see Lana's new frog sanctuary, one of them asks what two certain frogs are doing. A horrified Mrs. Johnson immediately covers the tank with a map.
  • Eureka Moment: As Lincoln wishes that Principal Huggins saw frogs the same way he does, he hatches an idea to change his mind with Lana's sad film.
  • Free the Frogs: Lana's plan.
  • Here We Go Again!: After the frog debacle is solved, Lincoln and Lana see a poster for roast duck enchiladas at Jean-Juan's, inspiring them to free the ducks.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently, Lana has rescued animals before. Also, Principal Huggins has evidently dealt with students trying to free frogs before since he immediately guesses what happened.
  • Not: Principal Huggins, twice:
    In the classroom: "I guess we can just let it slide. NOT!"
    When inspecting the Loud house: "I don’t see any frogs here, I guess I’ll just be on my way. NOT!"
  • Pun: Mrs. Johnson tries twice to amuse her class with frog-related puns. Nobody's laughs, much to her chagrin.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Animals that are raised in captivity cannot be expected to survive in the wild once they are released, as Lincoln and Lana find out when the frogs refuse to get away from predatory animals.
    • Even if you did it for the animals' sake, stealing animals from a school or restaurant is illegal and will get investigated.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: "This is the saddest thing I've ever seen in my life!"
  • Worth It: Lincoln is okay with getting detention for stealing the frogs since they are safe now.
  • X-Ray Sparks: Principal Huggins when he gets a taste of Lori and Leni's room security system.


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