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Recap / The Loud House S 3 E 2 White Hare Insta Gran

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White Hare: When Lincoln tries to come up with a plan to introducing himself to a new girl at school, his sisters catch him, so he tries to avoid them and dreams where he is a rabbit called Warren, trying to impress a new girl with help from his enormous group of 25 sisters (Betty, Beverly, Blair, Brenda 1, Barbara, Bodhi, Bebe, Brenda 2, Bailey, Bella, Bernadette, Beulah, Beatrice, Blanch, Bethany, Brie, Bernice, Bertha, Bianca, Brooke, Belinda, Birdie, Beth, Brandy and Bridget).

Insta-gran: Pop-Pop introduces his new girlfriend to the family, and she seems great until she starts showing up uninvited.

"White Hare"

  • Aesop Amnesia: In "Back in Black", the sisters tried changing Lucy to impress a crush and Lincoln's the one who realized that Lucy needed to be herself. Here, he's the one who learns that lesson and his sisters are the ones who teach it.
  • An Aesop: Just try to Be Yourself when meeting your crush.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: All of the rabbit sisters have names that start with a B, even the ones not mentioned aloud in the episode. Only Warren breaks the rule.
  • Be Yourself: Lincoln plans to impress the new girl by donning a "cool guy" persona, but his sisters show him he doesn't have to change himself to impress others and should, in Lori's words, "just be you".
  • Characterization Marches On: The sisters reveal they were never going to force their own plan onto Lincoln and the only advice they were going to give him was to just be himself, indicating they've gained more respect for him and realized they no longer have to meddle in his personal business.
  • Continuity Nod: The sisters still want to meddle in Lincoln's love life, despite how bad previous attempts to do so went in the Season 1 episode “Heavy Meddle”. There’s even a flashback to that episode. Subverted in that in reality, the sisters only wanted Lincoln to be himself with the new girl instead of trying to impress her with a cool guy persona.
  • Contralto of Danger: One of Warren's sisters, Betty, dresses like a Drill Sergeant Nasty and has a deeper voice than all the other rabbit sisters.
  • Dream Sequence: The majority of the episode is a dream Lincoln has in which he and his family are rabbits.
  • Explosive Breeder: The rabbit version of the Loud family, which the show was originally going to be.
  • Fitness Nut: Lincoln dreams of two anthropomorphic rabbit girls who both spend most of their time playing sports and one of them drinks protein shakes.
  • The Freelance Shame Squad: All the kids on the school bus, except for the new girl, laugh at Lincoln when he misses the bus and has to run after it.
  • Greaser Delinquents: Lincoln’s looks are based on one. Lisa even lampshades it by pointing out he looks like a stereotypical Hollywood representation of a 1950s greaser.
  • KidAnova: Lincoln is really starting to become one, as this episode introduces the fourth girl he has feelings for, the previous ones being Cristina, Ronnie Anne, and Paige.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Lampshaded by Luan, when she retorts to Lincoln asking why he can't wear something new for a change.
  • Look Behind You: Lincoln distracts his sisters by claiming there's free pizza so he can escape.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Poor Warren has this even worse than Lincoln, being the only male rabbit with 25 sisters.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Clyde when trying to give Lincoln advice. First, he makes Lincoln even more nervous by pointing out he only gets one chance. Later, he accidentally reveals to Lincoln's sisters that Lincoln is about to meet a new girl.
  • Odd Name Out: Warren is the only one of the rabbit siblings whose name does not start with a B.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Lincoln when his sisters catch him trying to sneak out of the house.
  • Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females: Warren, Danny and the cool guy at the end only wear clothes on their upper body, but no pants. Meanwhile the sisters, and the new girl, are all either wearing skirts, dresses, or shorts.
  • Punny Name: Lincoln as a rabbit is named Warren, a reference to where rabbits live in the wild.
  • Sequel Episode: Can be viewed as one to "Heavy Meddle", as the episode focuses on Lincoln's lack of trust in his sisters due to the events of the prior episode.
  • Shout-Out: "What's the sitch?"
  • Spit Take: Warren spits out the smoothie one of his sisters gave him to impress his crush, because it tastes like manure.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: While most of the usual tactics are averted (aside from the above Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females), the female bunnies all have pink noses while the males have black ones.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: This is referenced when Brooke fears about the possibility of the world ending tomorrow.
  • The Un-Reveal: The name and face of Lincoln's new crush.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Lincoln is apprehensive towards his sister's helping him approach the new girl, as the last time he took their girl advice, he got a black eye. However, when he sees the female bunnies help their brother, he decides to go to them for help after all.
  • The Voiceless: Of all of Warren's sisters, Bridget only speaks through text messages. The other 24 were all credited for the episode.
  • Wrong Assumption: When Lincoln's sisters find out about the new girl, Lincoln assumes they're going to interfere and force him to follow their own plan on how to approach her, hence why he runs away. When he later decides to come to them for help, they reveal they only wanted him to be himself when talking to her.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Due to his sisters' history of meddling in his business, particularly in "Heavy Meddle", Lincoln assumes they're going to interfere with his plan to meet the new girl and goes out of his way to avoid them. When he does decide to hear their advice, they reveal they just wanted him to be himself when talking to her.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: The sisters explain to Lincoln that he's perfect just the way he and doesn't need to change himself to impress others. They each highlight his positive qualities, culminating in Lily saying, "You Lincoln Loud".


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Or step-grandparent in this case. Myrtle interrupts Lisa while she’s giving a live lecture through a video connection.
  • Birthday Episode: The episode features Myrtle’s birthday. It’s during her party the Loud kids learn she has no family other than them.
  • Continuity Nod: The trophy cabinet from "Making the Case" is seen again, and among the trophies is the Most Improved Brother cup Lincoln got from his sisters in that episode. Also among them is the comic that won the writing contest in "Pulp Friction".
  • Didn't Think This Through: The kids didn't realize that their plan to break up Myrtle and Pop Pop by making it look like she was having an affair could lead their grandfather to try to attack his supposed love rival.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Looking closely at Myrtle's schedule reveals that, aside from Lisa's conference in Sweden, all of Lynn's games, and Lori's date with Bobby, her plans also include yet another hair cut for Lincoln, one of Luna's gigs, Lana's dog shows, Lily's baths, and Geo.
  • Homemade Sweater from Hell: Myrtle makes identical, tacky pink sweaters for the kids that say "Life is sweeter with a gran-gran". They are clearly not pleased with this.
  • Key Under the Doormat: The Louds keep a spare key to their house hidden in the thornbushes. Myrtle finds it and uses it to let herself in.
  • Lampshade Hanging: After they attempt to get back the doctored of photo of Seymour and Myrtle, Lincoln notices Lynn suddenly has on her ninja outfit from earlier and asked when she put it on, to which she responds "What happened to your bowl cut?" His response? "Touché."
  • Mistaken for Cheating: The kids deliberately invoke this to try and break up Pop Pop and Myrtle.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • The kids have this reaction when they get hold of Myrtle’s agenda, and realize she’s planning on coming to at least one of their events every single day. This even includes Lisa’s lecture in Sweden and Lori’s next date with Bobby.
    • The entire family get this reaction when Lisa accidentally drops her... fecal research samples down the stairs and on them. Lana is the the only one enthusiastically embracing it.
  • "Open!" Says Me: When Lynn and Lincoln have to get the fake photo of Myrtle “cheating” back, but find Pop Pop’s door locked, Lynn uses an old lady’s walker to break it open.
  • Parent with New Paramour: For Mrs. Loud, and in case of the Loud kids, it’s grandparent with new paramour. They start off on good terms with each other before things turn sour when Myrtle keeps showing up at the house to meddle with the kids' lives. In the end, however, everything works out fine.
  • Pun: Myrtle has a talent for making these, much to Luan’s delight.
  • The Reveal: Myrtle reveals that she has no family due to being an only child. She also reveals that she enjoyed life to the fullest during her adult years. As a result, she wasn't interested in finding love and starting a family until a much later point in her life.
  • Squick: Invoked. Lisa accidentally drops her fecal research down the stairs and on the entire family. Thankfully the outcome of this isn't seen, but notice how Lana is the only one that looks like she actually likes this while everyone else is freaking out before contact...
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Myrtle is this for the kids.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: A minor one, but if you look closely at the trophy cabinet, you see that Lincoln’s section contains more trophies than just the small “most improved brother” trophy his sisters gave him in Season 1, proving he’s no longer the only Loud with no real trophies.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Pop Pop when he thinks Myrtle cheated on him with Seymour.
  • We Will Not Use Photoshop in the Future: Played with. The kids do use photoshop to make a fake photo of Seymour and Myrtle apparently kissing, which Pop Pop doesn't question. It's reasonable to believe that Pop Pop, in his age, might not know about widespread photo editing software, even if he knows how to use a computer for communication.