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Recap / The Loud House S 3 E 16 Sitting Bull The Spies Who Loved Me

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Sitting Bull: The four oldest sisters reluctantly let Lynn into their babysitting club, but she quickly proves to be too aggressive.

The Spies Who Loved Me: Ronnie Anne wants to go downtown, but her grandparents think it's too dangerous, so they decide to spy on her.

"Sitting Bull"

  • Agony of the Feet: One of the McCauley kids pops something and tells Lynn about it, to which she responds that it's "perfectly normal" and to walk it off.
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  • Babysitter from Hell: Lynn is considered to be this due to her aggressiveness. This causes Lori, Leni, Luna, and Luan to lose their babysitting jobs. This is averted with the other four sisters, who are apparently considered to be the best babysitters in Royal Woods.
  • Babysitting Episode: Lincoln's four oldest sisters are revealed to run a babysitting service together and, according to Leni, the four of them all started taking babysitting jobs when they were 13—Lynn, who's 13, ends up joining their babysitting group when Lori, Leni, Luna and Luan are in need of a babysitter for a fifth family.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Anyone who babysits the Fox quintuplets become this, except for Lynn who is able to handle their rowdiness.
  • Big Sister Bully: Lynn does this to Lincoln three times.
    • First when the older sisters offer their extra babysitting job to Lincoln, Lynn demands the job since she's the next oldest kid.
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    • When the sisters tell Lynn she can't babysit anymore and Lincoln butts in to say he's available, she throws a football at him, knocking him down, which the sisters use as proof she can't babysit.
    • The next day, Lynn picks up a phone call asking Lori to babysit and steals it from her, the phone rings again and Lincoln offers to take the call only for Lynn to yell at him and steal more babysitting jobs from the other sisters.
  • Crying Little Kid: The youngest McCauley kid almost starts crying after Lynn gives them raw eggs to drink, until his sister tells him to "not show weakness".
  • A Day in the Limelight: This episode focuses largely on Lincoln's five elder sisters, especially Lynn.
  • Diving Save: As Lily is about to get hit by Lynn swinging on a tire, Charles dives in to save her in time.
  • Enfante Terrible: The Fox quintuplets. They've did stuff like trapping Leni inside the crawl space or locking her outside in the rain, wrapping Lori in a rug and pushing her downstairs, and throwing a skunk in the bathroom while Luna was using it. Luckily, Lynn herself was one as well, meaning she's able to control the quintuplets by showing them how much worse she can be.
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  • Intellectual Animal: Charles saving Lily from getting hit by a tire swing.
  • Irony: The four older sisters inadvertently give Lynn the perfect babysitting job when they assign her the Fox quintuplets. Her aggressiveness ends up resonating with them.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Lynn calls Lincoln "Stinkin'" throughout the episode, a gag that would continue throughout the rest of the series.
  • Must Make Amends: Lynn makes it up to her older sisters by getting them their babysitting jobs back, after their clients ditched them because of her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The four older sisters begin to feel bad for getting Lynn a babysitting job with the Fox quintuplets.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: The Fox quintuplets enjoy listening to Lynn's tibia story, in contrast to the other kids.
  • Not Helping Your Case:
    • When Lynn objects to her older sisters' complaint that she's not a nursing type, she tries to prove her point by grabbing Lisa and rubbing her hair. However, she's so aggressive that Lisa runs away screaming the moment Lynn lets go.
    • When Lynn's begging her older sisters to give her another chance, Lincoln butts into the conversation and says he's available. Lynn then throws a football at him, knocking him down.
    Lori: This is literally what we're talking about.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: The Fox quintuplets consist of four boys and one girl.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Lynn manages to get the Fox quintuplets to stop throwing food by stripping the table sheets.
  • Raw Eggs Make You Stronger: Lynn gives the McCauley kids some raw eggs to drink to replenish proteins after a workout. They clearly don’t like it.
  • Running Gag:
    • Lynn's aggressive babysitting and apology punches.
    • Lynn rejecting Lincoln as the next babysitter, and calling him "Stinkin'".
  • Springtime for Hitler: The four older sisters trick Lynn into accepting to babysit the Fox quintuplets, knowing how rough they are, in hopes that it will scare her out of babysitting forever. Instead, it becomes a huge success for all involved. Unlike most cases of this trope, the sisters are actually glad their plan failed because it means they don’t have to babysit the quintuplets anymore.
  • Squick: invoked Lynn tells a story about when she fell 20 feet and broke her tibia so bad, it caused the bones to stick out, causing one of the McCauley kids to puke.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: After Lynn's tibia story, one of the McCauley kids pukes.

"The Spies Who Loved Me"

  • Absentee Actor: While Bobby has an unvoiced cameo, his and Ronnie Anne's mother, Maria, is completely absent—according to Hector and Rosa, Maria's apparently gone for the weekend.
  • An Aesop: There's three:
    • Let your kids have their privacy.
    • Let them make their own decisions.
    • You shouldn't be overprotective of your loved ones if you believe they don't know what they're doing.
  • Berserk Button: For Flip, any of his machines breaking down.
  • Brick Joke:
  • Brutal Honesty: When Carlota tries to politely tell her grandparents that they are too old to accompany Ronnie Anne downtown, C.J. simply blurts it out.
  • Butt-Monkey: Carl suffers this role while spying on Ronnie Anne, repeatedly falling victim to the dangers that he tries to save Ronnie Anne from (and that she easily avoids on her own).
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • When Ronnie Anne states that Bobby is the one her grandparents should worry about, due to his habit of getting stuck in the dairy case, her grandmother states that at least he is safe, and has plenty to eat.
    • When the Casagrandes find the tracking device stuck to a rat, Hector concludes that the rats ate Ronnie Anne, while Rosa thinks Ronnie Anne was turned into a rat by dark magic. Carlota calls them out on this and concludes what really must have happened.
    • After Ronnie Anne saves them all from the rats, Carlos states they learned their lesson, to which Hector replies he sure did; from now on, he and Rosa will do all the spying.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: Carlota dresses up in the classic trenchcoat + fedora combo when spying on Ronnie Anne.
  • A Day in the Limelight: For Ronnie Anne and her family.
  • Dumpster Dive: Carl does this to find some leftovers he can use to distract the pigeons surrounding Ronnie Anne.
  • Fainting: Frida faints when she sees Ronnie Anne is walking straight towards an open cellar door, and seemingly doesn't notice.
  • Feathered Fiend: Averted at first; the Casagrandes' fear this will occur when Ronnie Anne is surrounded by pigeons while she's eating a pretzel, but she simply gives the birds some of her pretzel and they leave her alone. This is played straight when Carl tries to distract the pigeons with leftover pizza and popcorn, and they attack him.
  • Good Luck Charm: Rosa has several, including a lucky wishbone and candles. And she repeatedly claims that they are the reason Ronnie Anne doesn't get hurt.
  • Kid Has a Point: As Ronnie Anne notes, Bobby's the one their grandparents should be worrying about—even though Ronnie Anne (who's 11) is much younger than Bobby (who's 17—presumably), she's obviously more capable of taking care of herself and not getting into trouble.
  • Oh, Crap!: Carl when the pigeons are about to attack him.
  • Overprotective Dad: Family in this case as all the Casagrandes want to keep an eye on Ronnie Anne while she goes downtown.
  • Stealth Escort Mission: Carlota and Carl try to keep an eye on Ronnie Anne without her knowing.
  • Tracking Device: Carl plants one in Ronnie Anne's backpack so the Casagrandes can keep an eye on her without her knowing. However, the chip falls out when Ronnie Anne takes her skateboard out of her backpack, and gets stuck to a rat.
  • You Dirty Rat!: The Casagrandes find themselves surrounded by a large pack of violent rats, when they follow the tracking device to an old abandoned house.


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