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Recap / The Loud House S 3 E 11 Pasture Bedtime Shop Girl

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Pasture Bedtime: The boys struggle with whether to attend Liam's barn sleepover or Girl Jordan's awesome pool party.

Shop Girl: The kids worry that Leni is too weak and they try to teach her how to be more aggressive.

"Pasture Bedtime"

  • Absentee Actor: This is the first Season 3 episode where none of Lincoln's family members make an appearance. In a similar vein to "Back Out There", it's to spotlight Lincoln's other friends, particularly Liam.
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  • Angry Fist-Shake: Clyde does this to the dog that steals his and Lincolns' clothes.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Rusty accidentally mistakes some hot sauce for ketchup and puts it on his sandwich. However, rather than the expected gag wherein a character would suffer intense heat from having ingested hot sauce, Rusty instead turns out to be allergic to the stuff.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Liam is a kind and loving farmer boy, and he forgives the other boys for ditching him for the pool party. Then he makes a morbid joke that the breakfast they're eating was from the pig he beat in a wrestling match. Just when he reveals that he was just kidding, he then right afterwards drops this threatening line right at the audience to finish the episode...
    Liam: But seriously, don't cross me again!
  • Black Comedy Burst: At the end of the episode where Liam and the others make amends over plates of bacon, Liam states that they can thank Virginia, the pig he had wrestled the night before, for the breakfast. Fortunately, Virginia is fine and well and Liam was just kidding, but the joke's still pretty dark.
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  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Since they didn’t bring any swimsuits, Clyde and Lincoln swim in their undies, but only because there are just boys in the pool while the girls are elsewhere. When the girls return, they try their best not to be seen in their undies. It fails.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In addition to Lincoln and Clyde, this episode focuses primarily on Liam, Rusty, and Zach.
  • Constantly Lactating Cow: One of the animals on Liam's farm is a goat. Despite being the only goat on his farm, and therefore not having any kids, she is still able to make milk. This comes in handy when Lincoln and his friends try to make Liam fall asleep with the milk.
  • Discreet Drink Disposal: When the boys trick Liam into drinking fresh goat milk in hopes that it will make him sleepy, they quickly dispose their own glasses of it.
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  • Gone Swimming, Clothes Stolen: When Lincoln, Clyde, Rusty, and Zach go to Girl Jordan's party, Lincoln and Clyde choose to swim in the pool, but because they didn't bring any swimsuits, they strip down to their underwear. Their clothes later get stolen and eventually torn to pieces by a dog.
  • Hamster-Wheel Power: Liam uses a hamster wheel powered by chickens to get electricity in the barn.
  • Humiliation Conga: Clyde, Lincoln, Rusty, and Zach all suffer from this at the pool party. First, Rusty's allergies kick in, Zach loses his hair due to using silver and gold hair dye that causes hair loss in redheads, and Lincoln and Clyde lose their clothes and are thus stranded in their underwear. Then, when they try to sneak out of the party, everyone sees them and begins to photograph/film them. Finally, Liam finds out what they did when he saw the video.
  • Mud Wrestling: Liam does this with a pig as opponent.
  • Plot Allergy: Rusty is allergic to hot sauce, which he accidentally puts on his sandwich after mistaking it for ketchup.
  • Pinocchio Nose: It is revealed in this episode that Clyde gets stomach cramps whenever he lies.
  • Two-Timer Date: The boys try to go both Liam’s barn sleepover and Girl Jordan's pool party.
  • Toilet Humour: The first thing Liam does when his friends arrive at the barn is give them a tour about the various kinds of manure. He mentioned his father landed in a pile of it when he fell of the roof, and later he himself suffers this fate offscreen.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: When Lincoln is leaving her party while only wearing underwear, Girl Jordan looks at him in a blank way, not seemingly phased. She does look a bit startled when he tries to get his and Clyde’s clothes that are next to her, only for the dog to rip them to pieces.
  • Warm Milk Helps You Sleep: To ditch Liam, the other boys trick him into drinking a glass of fresh goat milk, making him sleepy.
  • Watch Out for That Tree!: While swinging on ropes in the barn, Zach crashes into a pole rather than land in the hay.

"Shop Girl"

  • Accidental Misnaming: Leni calls the man who dropped his credit card "American Bank".
    Leni: Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Bank.
    [The wife looks at her husband, who just shrugs.]
  • An Aesop: Being a nice person isn't the same as being a pushover.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Subverted; Leni learns how to be more aggressive from her siblings, but once she gets her clothes, she's back to letting other people have them because she liked being nice better.
  • Between My Legs: Lori framing her siblings and then Leni while she shows how she keeps other away from her stuff.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Leni's damaged clothing at the beginning of the episode exposes part of her panties.*
  • Extreme Doormat: Leni has a tough time standing up for herself and ends up giving her clothes to people who want them, even after her siblings teach her to be more aggressive.
  • Happy Dance: Lynn does one after showing Leni how to get past other shoppers to get the clothes she wants.
  • Karmic Jackpot: When Leni finally succeeds in getting the wardrobe she wanted from Reininger's 25% blowout sale through her siblings' advice on being aggressive, she ultimately decides to give it all away to customers who needed them more than she did (such as an elderly lady who was looking for a polka-dotted swimsuit to give her granddaughter for her birthday, a woman who trying to find a sweater that she wouldn't have a serious allergic reaction to its fabric, or giving up her place in the check-out line in order to help a man find the perfect tie for his 25th wedding anniversary). As a result, Leni gets a box of chocolates (from the grandmother), lunch for herself and her siblings (bought by the woman who got the allergen-free sweater), a fro-yo gift card (from the guy Leni helped pick out a tie for and his wife). Leni's generosity also catches the attention of the store's manager and she offers Leni a part-time job at her store with a 50% employee discount bonus because Leni's actions have proved she's a kind spirit who knows how to help people with fashion.
  • Imagine Spot: The Loud siblings have one about Leni becoming president of a fashion company thanks to all the assertiveness lessons they gave her.
  • It's All About Me: Although they did it to help Leni, Lincoln and the other girls are clearly thinking about themselves when they start wondering how a more successful and assertive Leni would reward them.
    (giving themselves a toast for helping Leni) "To us!"
  • Mondegreen: When demonstrating to Leni how to be aggressive, Lola tackles Lori and yells, "I hope you like the taste of floor!" Later, when Leni repeats the same tactic to an obnoxious man, she turns out to have misheard "floor" as "flan," resulting in her yelling, "I hope you like the taste of flan!"
  • Nice to the Waiter: Leni gives the last piece of clothing she was going to buy to the shop's cashier. This earns her a part-time job.
  • Retail Riot: The blowout sale that Leni goes to results in this, hence why she needs to be more aggressive.
  • Running Gag: The male customer Leni (and later Lola) scared.
  • Series Continuity Error: Other episodes, such as "The Sweet Spot" or "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud House", showed that while Leni is the nicest of the Loud siblings, she's perfectly able to be aggressive. She also often fights with Lori for clothes. It could be a case of her just being naturally nicer to people outside her family.
  • Teach Him Anger: Leni's siblings teach her how to be more aggressive so people will stop walking over her. While they are successful, Leni ends up giving away the clothes she plans to buy to people who needed them more than she did.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Leni ends up getting nice things from the people she gave the clothes she was planning to buy to, including a job as a part-time employee at Ms. Carmichael's store.


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