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Recap / The Loud House S 3 E 3 Roadie To Nowhere A Fridge Too Far

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Roadie to Nowhere: Luna learns Chunk was like her in high school, and worries her ambition to be a rocker is unrealistic.

A Fridge Too Far: Lincoln wages war after his food is filched from the refrigerator.

"Roadie to Nowhere"

  • Absentee Actor: Of the main characters, only Luna, Lisa, Mr. and Mrs. Loud have speaking roles. The other Loud siblings appear in the audience at the end, but have no lines.
  • An Aesop: Just follow your dreams. Also, you don't have to make it big to be successful at what you do.
    Chunk: Who says I didn't make it? I may not be playing for sold-out arenas, but I'm doing what I love. That's my definition of making it.
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  • The Bus Came Back: This episode marks Chunk's first appearance since "Roughin' It" back in Season 1.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Luna tells Chunk that her father studied in England for a semester.
    • Lisa's Nobel Prize is mentioned again.
    • Mr. Loud still works at the Aloha Comrade restaurant.
    • Mr. Grouse is still working as an IT, despite previously smashing one of the computers with a small log.
  • Crowd Surfing: Luna finishes her audition with this, but since the audience only consists of the three judges, one of which being her music teacher Mrs. Vaporciyan, who is an old lady, they can't support her and she crushes them.
  • A Day in the Limelight: This is a Luna-centric episode, and to a lesser degree a Chunk-centric episode.
  • Dual Wielding: Non-weapons example. During her audition, Luna plays two guitars at once.
  • Fainting: Luna does this after her mother examines Flip's mouth.
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  • Given Name Reveal: It's revealed that Chunk's real name is Chester Monk.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: The inside of Flip's mouth when he visits the dentist.
  • Hard-Work Montage: Played with. None of Luna's would-be career choices are hard labor, but the hard part for her is keeping her composure and keeping from getting carried away with her love of music.
  • Lives in a Van: Chunk apparently. Luna fears this might be her future too if she fails as a rock star and can't find another job. This is later subverted when Chunk reveals that he only sleeps in his van the night before a big gig with his band.
  • Nausea Fuel: The scene where Flip gets his teeth cleaned by Mrs. Loud is this, both In-Universe and out since Luna is so grossed out by the sight that she faints.
  • New Job Episode: Luna tries her hands at several new jobs when she fears her dreams of becoming a rock star will never come true. Her enthusiasm for her hobby ends up making her lose her first few jobs, and she flubs almost the rest of the jobs Lisa suggested to her.
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  • The Reveal: It's revealed that Chunk used to be an upcoming rock star himself, but never made it big. He doesn't mind though since he and his band still get to play small gigs.
  • Rule of Three: Actually subverted. You would think that after backing out of dentistry and waiting tables that Luna would be lined up to fail at IT consulting as well, but it turns out she picked up some decent coding skills from the times she edited music on her computer.
  • Squick: invoked This is Luna's reaction when Flip reveals that he replaced one of his molars with some beef jerky, to the point where she faints.
  • Unsatisfiable Customer: While at the Aloha Comrade restaurant, Scoots keeps complaining about the Cobb salad Luna brings her.

"A Fridge Too Far"

  • Agony of the Feet: Luan takes a watermelon to the foot due to a booby trap Lincoln installed to protect his mac and cheese bites.
  • Booby Trap: The Louds resort to these to protect their leftovers from being eaten. They range from paint bombs, getting electrocuted, and even being exposed to radiation.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: When dividing the fridge in sections for each sibling, the sections are each given a color to make it clear what section belongs to who.
  • Didn't Think This Through: While the kids' idea to attribute one zone of the fridge to each of the eleven siblings so they wouldn’t steal each other’s leftovers was actually a pretty good compromise (and even Mr. Loud admits it was a great idea), they forgot two essential things:
    • 1.) They forgot to include their parents in the arrangement.
    • 2.) They forgot to actually tell their parents about it.
  • Exact Words: Luan didn't eat Lola's pie... she smashed it in Lynn's face! Lynn confirms that this is true.
  • The Inspector Is Coming: Mr. Loud expects a visit from a food critic/restaurant investor named Timothy McCole, whom he wants to impress with his cooking so hopefully the latter will give him an investment to let him open his own restaurant.
  • Malaproper: Subverted example when Leni calls dibs on the leftover minestrone:
    Leni: I get Dad's mine-strone!
    Lisa: Leni, it's pronounced "min-e-stron-ee".
    Leni: I call it "mine-strone" because it's mine!
  • Meat-O-Vision: Lincoln suffers from this while in class, where he imagines the clock on the wall as mac and cheese bites.
  • Mundane Luxury: Since he can't cook the fancy meal he originally planned due to his children throwing away the ingredients, Mr. Loud gives McCole the leftovers from his usual dishes. However, McCole ends up really liking the food Mr. Loud gives him, partly because he had grown tired of the fancy food that people would usually give him, and eagerly accepts Mr. Loud's more mundane, down-to-earth food as a welcome change.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The kids accidentally throw away all the ingredients Mr. Loud had bought to cook his meal for McCole, because they believed those are from one of the other siblings.
  • Not So Above It All: Rita reveals that she hid some leftover cake near the end of the episode. She also booby trapped it with a color bomb, which Lynn finds out the hard way.
  • This Means War!: Lincoln protecting his leftovers with a booby trap sets off a chain reaction where all the kids start doing the same thing.


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