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Recap / The Loud House S 3 E 1 Tripped

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The Louds have worked hard to save for the family vacation. But as they drive to their destination, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.


  • Ace Pilot: Rita flies the plane that the family finds, and she's shown to be really good at it.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Luan suggests Lori fly the plane they found:
    Luan: She's been crop-dusting us all day!
    The Loud Family (except Lori): (bursts out laughing)
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  • The Alleged Car: Vanzilla, per usual. When the Louds finally make it to the hotel, the tires are busted and the entire top half of Vanzilla is gone.
  • Battle of the Bands: After losing Vanzilla, and both Mr. Loud’s wallet and Mrs. Loud’s purse along with it, the Louds are forced to participate in an open mic contest to try and win some cash for the bus. It works.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Rita borrows her father's once Lily spots Vanzilla in the car hauling truck. "Let's take it to 'em!"
  • Bottomless Fuel Tanks: Averted. After the Louds get Vanzilla back, their biplane is stolen by the prisoner they accidentally helped escape earlier. However, it runs out of fuel and crashes, right into the prison.
  • Chase Scene: Between the Louds in their biplane, and the truck that Vanzilla accidentally ended up on. The reason the driver tries to lose them is because he broke the speed limit and fears the Louds are the police.
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  • Chekhov's Gunman: Lynn Sr., who brought his cowbell, and Luna who is capable of composing on the fly so they could enter the open mic contest.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Even though they are already behind on schedule, Mrs. Loud insists the family stops to help a farmer with a flat tire. This turns out to be a good thing since the farmer was also on his way to the same hotel, and pays back the Louds for their help by letting them stay in the rooms he rented (the entire top floor of the hotel) after they arrive too late to claim their own rooms.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • The jar with loose change from "Suite and Sour" appears again.
    • Mr. Loud’s cowbell playing is seen again.
    • Leni’s talent for lockpicking is seen again.
    • Lori having a flatulence problem.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Just when it seems the Louds are stranded without any form of transportation, Lana finds an abandoned biplane, of all things, on the side of the road, and fixes it up again.
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  • Expansion Pack Past: Mrs. Loud reveals unforeseen piano skills, and later, that Pop Pop taught her to fly a plane.
  • Gasshole: Lori was snacking on low-calorie bean chips during the road trip. She then mentions that her chips were for her diet and contain a high amount of fiber, leading to her slipping a fart inside Vanzilla less than a moment later. Unfortunately for everyone, Lynn Sr. had a rule prior to that to keep Vanzilla's windows closed. He very quickly changes his mind after Lori's flatulence overwhelms the entire family, while Lori tries blaming her seat for it.
  • Gasoline Lasts Forever: The plane that the Louds find after losing Vanzilla has clearly been abandoned for some time, but the fuel in its tank is still perfectly usable.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Lana draws some clothes on the prisoner's tattoo of a naked woman.
  • Good Parents: Played straight and inverted.
    • Inverted: Rita repeatedly forgetting Lily (and in one case, Luna who is old enough to know better).
    • Played straight: Rita insists on helping "Farmer Speedy" because it's kind and she wants to set a better example for her winning-obsessed child Lynn Jr. This ends up working out to the family's advantage when they meet the farmer again at their resort.
  • Green Around the Gills: All the Louds when the egg salad sandwiches, which Leni made weeks before the trip, make them sick.
  • Happy Dance: The Louds collectively form a conga line in order to celebrate having enough money for a vacation.
  • Ignored Expert: Mr. Loud ignores Lisa’s warnings about driving Vanzilla down a hill at top speed, and just like she predicted, they crash.
  • Instant Illness: Inverted. The Louds all simultaneously eat their sandwiches so it's no surprise they all got sick within moments of each other. But all it took was them pulling over at a gas station to throw up, and they were all fine again. Traveling at the Speed of Plot helped here.
  • Lethal Chef: Leni. The family all compliment how tasty the egg salad sandwiches were. Unfortunately, Leni, in her excitement, made them weeks before their trip; so the sandwiches give them food poisoning. The family hastily relieves her of any food related duties going forward.
  • Lots of Luggage: Even for a family of 13. Luna brought a bass drum and high hats, Lucy brings her coffin and Lynn Sr. packs an enormous bag with nothing but puzzles. Lisa's ability to play Luggage Tetris saves the day.
  • Luminescent Blush: Lori is shown with a aggressive one when Vanzilla's windows are opened to air itself out from her overwhelming flatulence.
  • Never Live It Down:
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: When the Louds stop to help a farmer, Mr. Loud accidentally puts Vanzilla in reverse and the car rolls down a hill, onto a truck. By the time the Louds notice their mistake, both the truck and Vanzilla are gone.
  • Oh, Crap!: The Louds' reaction when they realize they are on a prison bus.
  • Overturned Outhouse: Mr. Loud rams a line of portable toilets with Vanzilla, and they topple over like dominoes. Turns out the last one was occupied.
  • Overworked Sleep: Mrs. Loud started working overtime to raise money for the vacation, causing her to fall asleep on top of a patient.
  • Race Against the Clock: The hotel the Louds are going to has a very strict check in policy. If the Louds don’t make it there before 8, they risk their rooms being given to someone else. They fail to make it.
  • Running Gag:
    • Mrs. Loud almost forgetting Lily.
    • One of the Louds fixing a problem in no time, being asked by the others how they did it, and going into a detailed explanation only to be cut off when the others lose interest and get back in Vanzilla.
  • Secretly Wealthy: The farmer the Louds keep running into and at one point even help out is eventually revealed to be Jerry Kling, the Cherry King.
  • Shout-Out/Homage:
    • As a reply to Mr. Grouse paying her to stop playing her music, Luna says "Vacation is all I ever wanted".
    • Home Alone: The youngest child is forgotten in the hubbub of preparing a huge family to leave for vacation. Unlike with Kevin, Rita remembers Lily at the last second.
    • Adventures in Babysitting: The Louds end up singing the blues in order to be able to continue their adventures.
  • Toilet Humour: Mr. Loud rams a line of portable toilets with Vanzilla, and they topple over like dominoes. Turns out the last one was occupied.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: When the family gets sick from eating weeks-old egg salad sandwhiches, they immediately run into some gas station bathrooms to vomit. Luna doesn't make it to the bathroom, so she does it behind the building.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Happens to Lola due to the heat inside Vanzilla.


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