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"Surviving in a big family can be challenging, but it's not impossible."
Lincoln Loud
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The Loud House is an animated series created by Chris Savino. It premiered on Nickelodeon on May 2, 2016, and is the 37th cartoon in the Nicktoons brand.

The series follows the adventures of Lincoln Loud, the middle child and only son of eleven kids, and his ten sisters (five older and five younger). Savino has stated that the series was based on his own childhood. Simply put, think Cheaper by the Dozen (or the In Name Only film) AS A CARTOON! The general art direction also brings Newspaper Comics - a big influence on Savino's style - to mind.

The series was chosen from Nickelodeon's 2013 Animated Shorts Program. You can see the pilot for the series here.

In October 2017, Nick fired Savino amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation towards fellow artists, and it was announced that the show will continue to go on without him.note  In March 2018, it was announced that Michael Rubiner would be the new series showrunner, effective in Season 4.

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The series has been renewed through a fourth season, and a spin-off, The Casagrandes, was also announced. A movie based on the series is also in development. It's set to come out on Netflix.

There is a recap page, and a Best Episode Crowner.


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  • Absentee Actor: With the main cast consisting of "one boy and ten girls", this is bound to happen with some sisters (or all of them) absent in some episodes. Lincoln has also been absent in a couple of season 3 episodes, namely "Net Gains", "Fandom Pains", and "Missed Connections".
  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • Clyde starts out as one to Lori, as the latter feels uncomfortable with the former's attempts to win her over; however, it's eventually revealed that she uses his Precocious Crush on her to boost her ego in addition to her relationship with Bobby.
    • Lincoln is seen as this in Christina's eyes, so much so she transferred classes to avoid his pervertedness.
  • Abusive Parents: On rare occasions, the Loud parents of all people can dip into this territory when getting a grasp on the Jerkass Ball:
    • In "April Fools Rules", they lock Luan in a crate as punishment for the havoc she wreaks on April Fool's Day. Granted, Luan did deserve punishment for her actions, but she didn't deserve one that cruel and extreme, as staying in that cage for the rest of the day would have caused her to starve and sleep uncomfortably.
    • In "No Such Luck", they lock Lincoln out of the house for the entire night, forcing him to sleep in the rain.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Leni can never seem to get Clyde's name right, nor Lincoln's, whenever she isn't using his nickname.
  • Actor Allusion:
  • Added Alliterative Appeal:
    • In "Out of the Picture", Coach Pacowski says "tough toenails".
    • There's also a gas station called Flip's Food and Fuel and two restaurants called Gus' Games and Grub and Burpin' Burger.
  • Adorkable: This show is filled to the brim with adorably dorky characters.
    • All of the siblings have some quirk that makes them endearing, but the ones who really stand out are as follows:
      • Lincoln is a sweet, innocent boy who can even come across as fun-loving and awkward at times. Helps that he has freckles, white hair, and chipped buck teeth.
      • Leni's Kindhearted Simpleton status makes her this.
      • Luna is a kind-hearted rocking girl who plays a Cool Big Sis role to Lincoln out of all his sisters. Adding to her adorkable status is her Youthful Freckles and insecure same-sex crush.
      • Lynn has an energetic demeanor and passion for sports, in addition to her cute Youthful Freckles and short height.
      • Luan is a goofy, fun-loving sweetheart with a passion for puns. To boot, she has a buck tooth overbite and wears braces. She also comes off as this when playing with her ventriloquist, Mr. Coconuts.
      • Lisa may be a Child Prodigy genius but she's still a cute and dorky four-year-old whose experiments tend to backfire. Additionally, she wears Nerd Glasses, saggy clothes, talks with a lisp, and sports unkempt hair. She brings this into even more spotlight when her sillier side is exhibited.
    • Mr. Loud, like most cartoon dads, has a quirky and childish personality that makes him charming.
    • Lincoln's best friend Clyde qualifies due to his attempts to win Lori's heart, in addition to his nerdiness, social awkwardness, accident-prone tendencies, glasses, and freckles.
    • A majority of Lincoln's friend circle in fact qualifies, as a lot of them are nerds with mishappen appearances.
    • Lori's boyfriend Bobby, due to how silly and innocently dumb he is.
  • Adults Are Useless: Both Mr. and Mrs. Loud have rules around the house, but they're usually too oblivious to notice when they're being broken, let alone around to see them be broken.
  • An Aesop: Once an Episode, Lincoln or any of his sisters learn their lesson. Lincoln especially offers us advice.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Due to the show's Negative Continuity and usage of the Reset Button, Lincoln has to learn the same lesson over and over again.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Lori calls Bobby "Boo-boo Bear".
  • Agony of the Feet: In "A Fridge Too Far", as a result of a booby trap set up by Lincoln, Luan gets her foot smashed by a watermelon.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Lynn and Lana acted like dogs in "Picture Perfect" and "Undie Pressure", respectively. Taken a step further in "Study Muffin", where Lana drinks from her own dog bowl. Luna literally pants after the titular study assistant.
  • All-Stereotype Cast: The entire cast enforces some sort of stereotype and have little depth beyond their default personalities (although they become less shallow as the series progresses):
  • The Alleged House: Although the house has been in the family since before the start of the series, the Loud family's house still fits this. "Homespun" in particular makes it clear in how severe a state of disrepair it is.
  • Alliterative List: Lincoln, in the pilot, has "three P's to go poo and pee": patience, perseverance, and problem-solving.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Every child in the Loud family's first and last names both start with an L.
    • In "Out of the Picture", there's Marty Malach, who lives behind Liam's barn. He's later referred to as Matty Malach by Clyde then Manny Malach by Lincoln.
  • Alliterative Title: "Back in Black", "Pets Peeved", "Picture Perfect", "Sound of Silence", "Suite and Sour", "The Sweet Spot", "Tale of Two Tables" and "A Tattler's Tale".
  • All Women Love Shoes: Lori and Leni. Leni's shown to have a whole closet of shoes, but mostly wears sandals, while Lori has a whole bunch of shoes under her bed, which she didn't notice due to kicking them off at random times.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming:
    • All the kids' names start with L. In addition, all the girls' names (or nicknames) have four letters in them, whereas Lincoln has seven.note 
    • Mrs. Loud's first name is Rita and she has an aunt named Ruth.
    • In the Show Within a Show “Dream Boat”, the names of the protagonist Karen's love interests start with B.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: In "Driving Miss Hazy", Leni mentions there is a country named after her. There is an actual country that shares her name.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: The Loud family's most commonly seen pets are all smarter than bog standard for their species:
    • Hops the frog understands English and is able to communicate with Lana and Lincoln as seen in:
      • "Toads and Tiaras" where he shames Lincoln for hurting Lana's self esteem,
      • "Frog Wild" where he helps the kids save a bunch of lab frogs destined for dissection and
      • "Snow Way Out" in which he shames Lana for selfishly putting winning a contest over her siblings' health and safety.
    • Charles the dog and Clifford the cat also understand English and can operate human appliances as seen in "Pets Peeved".
    • Geo the hamster can follow instructions as seen in "No Guts, No Glori" despite Lori berating him and the other pets as not being able to understand anything beyond "sit".
  • Anachronism Stew: The series seems to be set in the current day, where smartphones, tablets, laptops and websites like YouTube are used. However, everything else, from the music to the video games and other pop culture items, seem to be set from the '80s-present.
  • Animal Motifs: Due to the original premise for the series, rabbits are commonly associated with the Loud family:
    • Rabbits are known for their explosive breeding, and there are 11 children in the Loud family.
    • Mr. Loud has a tie of a ugly rabbit.
    • Lincoln's most prized possession is a stuffed rabbit he calls "Bun-Bun".
    • Lincoln's very appearance is rabbit-like, with his white hair, buck teeth, and large feet.
    • Luan has a pet rabbit named Gary.
    • Lincoln once referred to quinoa as rabbit food.
    • "White Hare" features the original conceived premise via a dream Lincoln has.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Some of the siblings can be like this:
    • Leni is one to Lori, who she often gets on the nerves of with her stupidity.
    • Luan is this when pranking her older sisters and telling them jokes but inverted when doing the same to her younger siblings.
    • Lola tends to be manipulative and blackmailing, while Lana tends to be messy towards their older siblings.
    • Lincoln, more-so in earlier episodes, is often seen as one by Lori, though she really loves him deep down (and sometimes not so deep down).
    • Most strongly exemplified in "A Tale of Two Tables", where Lincoln is stuck at the kids' table for meals with his younger sisters and wants to sit at the adult table. However, when he gets his wish, he decides that the grass is greener on the other side and persuades his parents to send him back.
  • April Fools' Plot: Some episodes focus on Luan's excessive April Fools pranks.
  • Art Shift: In "Slice of Life", the art style changes to a more Animesque style when Lincoln and his sisters are about to duke it out over who gets the last slice of pizza. It happens again with the pets at the end of the short when they're about to fight over the last slice.
  • Artistic License – Medicine: The flu in "One Flu Over the Loud House" manifested in minutes, if not seconds, spread from humans to a dog, cat, hamster, and canary, and doesn't make the infected tired.
  • Aside Glance: In "Space Invader", after Lynn remarks she notices there's a complete lack of balls in his room, she then rambles on about he doesn't have any balls (as in, sports balls), prompting him to give an uncomfortable look to the audience.
  • Attack Backfire: In "Fool Me Twice," Mr. Loud hires a group of stunt doubles to take their place on April Fools' Day. When Luan locks them in the garage, she tells them them look at the monitors where they see that Luan talked the doubles into:
    • Lincoln's double: professes his love to Mrs. Johnson.
    • Lola's double: she hands her championship tiara to her rival.
    • Leni's double: gets a hideous permanent and vows to show her friends.
    • Luna's double: interrupts her rock recital to play bad polka music.
    • Lana's double: runs away from a worm.
    • Lynn's double: ends a 300 winning streak by wimpishly batting at a tetherball.
    • Mrs. Loud's double: takes her unfinished and unedited book and submits it to her publisher.
    • Lisa's double: ends her physics symposium by saying cats go "meow".
    • Lucy's double: she shows her friends her eyes, which she vowed never to show anyone.
    • Mr. Loud's double: cost his team a trivia challenge by giving an incorrect answer to an easy question.
    • Lori's double: continuously farts on her date with Bobby and blames it on her squeaky shoes.
  • Author Avatar: Chris Savino based Lincoln on himself when he was a kid.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Lincoln and his sisters clash a lot, but at the end of the day they'll always be on each other's side. The theme song makes it clear.
    "Duck, dodge, push and shove
    This is how we show our love"
  • The Baby of the Bunch:
    • Lily is literally this, as she is the only baby in the Loud family.
    • Luan qualifies as this in a more metaphorical sense, as she is the least seriously member of the family, with everyone - even Leni and Lily (who's the literal example of this trope) - mercilessly expressing irritation towards her eccentricity.
  • Baby See Baby Do:
    • Zigzagged in "Potty Mouth". Lily says, "Dannit!" and her older siblings think she meant "dammit" (aka the "D-word"), and think that she is copying them because all of them (except Lucy and Luan) once said the D-word in front of her. They try to recreate the accidents without swearing to have her imitate that instead. Later, it's revealed that she was trying to say, "doughnut" because she wanted a doughnut. She does say a real swear (bleeped) but that's never stated to stem from copying. At one point, she also imitates Lana singing Jingle Bells.
    • In "Room With a Feud", Lily copies Lori's "literally" tic.
    • In "Changing the Baby", Lily's older siblings try and get Lily to copy them so they'll have someone who shares their interests.
  • Baby Talk:
    • Lily, being, well, a baby, uses baby words like "kitty-cat" and "poo-poo".
    • When Lisa soils her diaper pretending to be Lily in "Potty Mouth", Lisa asks, "Did Lily-wily go poo-poo in her diapie-diapie?"
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn:
    • Lori, Leni, Lola, and Lily are the beauties, the first three due to being fashionistas and the latter because she's a baby.
    • Lincoln, Luan, Lucy, and Lisa are the brains: Lisa is a genius, Lincoln is strategic, Luan is good at thinking up pranks, and Lucy is a very talented poet. Lana also has a brainy side because she's good at engineering.
    • Luna, Lynn, and Lana are the brawn; Luna because she's expressive when rocking out, and Lynn and Lana because they roughhouse.
  • Be Yourself: A frequent Aesop on the show; the moral of episodes such as "Back in Black" and "Toads and Tiaras".
  • Bi the Way: Luna is revealed to have a crush on a girl named Sam in "L is for Love" and was attracted to a man in "Study Muffin", confirming that she is indeed bisexual.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Whenever the Loud siblings get into a fight they're seen in a dust cloud. Freeze-Frame Bonus sometimes include a ripped-off eyeball. Sometimes subverted when something cuts the fight abruptly - you can see how they manhandle each other.
  • The Big Damn Kiss:
    • Lincoln undergoes one with Ronnie Anne in "Save the Date".
    • Luan and Benny share a heartwarming First Kiss at the end of "Stage Plight", realizing that they were both nervous to proceed to do so in the play because they've never done it to anyone before.
  • Big Little Sister: Zigzagged with Lola. She'll either be taller than her older twin sister Lana or the same height as her depending on the scene.
  • Big "NO!": Lincoln tends to react this way (i.e. screaming "No!") whenever his plans are foiled.
  • Big Sister Bully:
    • Lori, the oldest of Lincoln's sisters:
      Lori: Beat it, twerp.
      Lincoln: Aw, come on, Lori, no fair! I was here first!
      Lori: Well, I was born first.
    • Sometimes, Lynn acts this way toward Lincoln, calling him names and playing rough.
  • Birds of a Feather: All of the siblings' crushes in "L is for Love" each have something in common with them:
    • Leni and Chaz both like fashion.
    • Luna and Sam ( who is a girl, might we add) both like music.
    • Luan and Benny both like comedy.
    • Lynn and Fransisco both like sports.
    • Lincoln and Paige both like video games.
    • Lucy and Silas are both goths.
    • Lana and Skippy are both mechanics.
    • Lola and Winston both like being fancy.
    • Lisa and David both like chemistry.
  • Bird-Poop Gag:
    • Walt the canary has pooped on Lincoln, in Lincoln's room, and in a dogcatcher's drink.
    • In "Back Out There", Lincoln's friends are wearing tuxedos, which a flock of birds poop on.
    • When Lincoln and Clyde's birdhouse collapses with a bird inside, the bird poops on it.
    • Vanzilla often gets covered in bird poop, so when Lynn Sr. replaces it, he gets obsessive about keeping bird poop off the new van.
    • Flip the huckster once tries to trick the ten older Loud kids out of their garage sale money by claiming that a certain cloth is good at cleaning bird poop.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Several episodes end with Lincoln content with his position, despite being screwed over in some way.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Lincoln. In "Changing the Baby", he's seen eating a peanut butter and sauerkraut sandwich.
  • Black Best Friend: Clyde to Lincoln, although Clyde does have a personality as well.
  • Bland-Name Product: The board games in "Lynner Takes All" are all fictional, but "Settlers of Catland" is a pretty blatant parody of Settlers of Catan.
  • Bottle Episode: There are a bunch of episodes that take place only at and around the titular household.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Luna has short hair and her interest in rock is stereotypically associated with boys, in contrast to her sister-roommate, Luan.
  • Brainy Baby: Lily mostly behaves like a normal baby, but has exhibited several senses of knowledge and skill, as she seems to be aware of what's going on around her, occasionally joins in on the sisters' fights, and knows how to use a cell phone.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Lola is quite bratty, shouting, telling tales, stealing food, etc.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter:
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Lincoln is disciplined in "No Such Luck" to such a ridiculous extent that he's forced to sleep outside in the rain.
    • Luna undergoes a painful image revamp in "Really Loud Music" in which she undergoes a massive Girliness Upgrade and is forced to perform as a materialistic, glamorous pop star because it's more popular than rock, her real aspiration. She suffers a milder case of this in the climax of "Racing Hearts" in which she is left bummed out after she realizes how little she and Sam have in common.
    • Luan becomes so disheartened over her siblings' harsh criticism in "No Laughing Matter" that she decides to retire comedy as a whole and thereafter transitions into a former shell of herself.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Lincoln often teams up with his sisters when they have common goal.
  • Bumbling Dad: Downplayed with Mr. Loud, who while shown to be a bit childish, hasn't really done anything outright stupid.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Lincoln is the quintessence of this trope. Any episode he plays a major role in, he's bound to have his day ruined by his sisters' antics (although that's been toned down after Season One). Aside from that, he's also bullied very often at his school.
    • Clyde is not free from the receiving end of the Amusing Injuries stick either.
    • Leni tends to qualify owing to her klutzy nature, what with her frequently bumping into walls.
    • Luan gets this treatment from her family in regards to her puns.
    • Lori is starting to lean more towards this direction in the recent seasons. "Selfie Improvement" and "City Slickers" both feature montages of her suffering humiliations.
  • Call-Back: Leni exploits the fact that every sibling has the clothing, wigs and accessories necessary to dress up as any of the others, first shown in "Cover Girls", for her plan to help Clyde in "Change of Heart". In the same episode, after complaining repeatedly throughout the series about Leni stealing her clothes, Lori steals Leni's clothes to dress up as her.
  • Calling Your Bathroom Breaks:
    • Lana says she has to take a leak in one of the podcasts, and Lola says she needs to tinkle in another.
    • Lana says she has to pee in "Mall of Duty".
    • Luan says she has to pee in "Room with a Feud", which prompts an uncontrollably hysterical response from Leni. She uses it again as an excuse to not have to kiss Benny in the play in "Stage Plight".
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • Lincoln tends to say "But in a family as big as mine..." when talking to the audience.
    • Luan - "Get it?" or "But seriously..."
    • Lily - "Poo-poo!"
  • Cats Are Mean: Zigzagged. Cliff sometimes acts mean, but he's mainly nice. Cleopawtra (Clyde's cat) is feisty, but nice deep down, and Nepurrtiti (his other cat) is not mean at all.
  • Cheated Angle: Even though Lola's cowlick is combed at the right, it sometimes alters between shots.
  • Cheerful Child:
    • Lana is characteristically a happy 6-year-old, especially when in the presence of gross surroundings.
    • Luan is quite one too (despite being 14), what with her intuitive and playful demeanor.
    • Darcy, one of Lisa's classmates, is a typical playful Girly Girl.
    • Lincoln himself is a quick-witted imaginative kid, which especially adds up when he roleplays as Ace Savvy.
  • The Chew Toy: Lincoln's Butt-Monkey status is mostly done for laughs, as is Clyde's.
  • Child Prodigy: Lisa—she's only 4 and she's already finished school up through getting a PhD. She's also constantly running experiments, cures strep throat and does the family's taxes.
  • Children Are Innocent:
  • Cloudcuckoolander:
    • Leni, while mostly The Ditz, is also pretty eccentric too, with Lincoln even having to resort to using "Leni speak" to make her cooperate.
    • Luan is a huge goofball who unleashes many pranks at the most unexpected of times.
    • Even for a girl her age, Lana's obsession with unsanitary particles and bringing home animals is a bit too strange. It gets to the point where she even collects poop.
  • Color-Coded Characters: The opening shades each of the Loud girls in a specific color:
    • Lori is blue.
    • Leni is seafoam.
    • Luna is dark purple.
    • Luan is yellow.
    • Lynn is red.
    • Lucy is gray.
    • Lola is pink.
    • Lana is a slightly darker blue.
    • Lisa is green.
    • Lily is light purple.
    • Lincoln himself is linked to orange.
    • These colors also correspond with the clothes the siblings usually wear (e.g. Lori wears a light blue shirt, Leni a turquoise green dress, Lucy wears black clothes, Lana wears grayish blue overalls, Luan a yellow skirt, etc). Lily's the only one whose color doesn't match with what she usually wears (a single white diaper), but she does often carry a lilac blanket and is seen wearing a purple shirt in "Project Loud House".
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure:
    • Lincoln gets his pants pulled down by a bully at school in "Heavy Meddle". There's also the Running Gag of him reading comic books in his undies.
    • Luna splits her pants in "Making the Case".
    • Lana is forced to flee the bathroom with her overalls down after being ambushed by Lisa in "Snow Bored".
    • In the beggining of "Shop Girl", Leni is wearing a messed-up dress that exposes a part of her underwear.
  • Cool Big Sis:
    • Luna is established as one in her first appearance in the pilot. She's very mellow and has a good grip on reality, essentially cementing her as the sister with whom Lincoln gets along the most.
    • Lori has shown herself to be incredibly loving and caring of all ten of her siblings whenever she lets go of her irrational selfishness and egotism. She's in fact gradually veering out of her default Big Sister Bully role and more into this one as the series progresses.
    • Leni is incredibly helpful and kind to her siblings in spite of her ditzy nature.
    • Luan, despite behaving like a candy-riddled child most of the time, can very much be this to her younger siblings, Lincoln especially, whenever they are in need of support. She also has a reputation as being popular with children, courtesy of performing for their birthday parties.
  • Creating Life: Lisa once creates a sentient trash monster.
  • Creepy Child: Lucy, especially when compared to the rest of her siblings. While a good character, she occasionally appears creepy due to her suddenly appearing, her gothic tastes, and (as a baby) her creepy stares and the fact that she hardly ever cried.
  • Company Cross References: In one episode, the kids are fighting over the TV remote and constantly switching channels. One of the programs that pops up on the TV for a split second features a yellow sponge and a pink starfish, representing another Nickelodeon cartoon.
  • Cruel Twist Ending: Surprisingly common:
    • In "Two Boys and a Baby", Lincoln and Clyde babysit Lily so that the former doesn't have to visit Aunt Ruth, who he finds to be repulsive. Though Lincoln and Clyde succeed in their job, they end up being exposed to chickenpox along with Lily. Since Aunt Ruth is immune, as she had it once before, Lincoln, Clyde, and Lily are all sent to her house to recover, though in Lily's case, she enjoys it.
    • "Cover Girls" ends with Lincoln forced to dress as Lily, and getting photographed by his classmates.
  • Crush Filter: Clyde is madly in love with Lori, and regularly envisions her running in slow motion across the beach.
  • Curse Cut Short:
    • From "Butterfly Effect":
    Luna: Check it, bro. I uploaded this song I wrote about our family going down the highway to — hello! I just got fifty more hits!
    • Happens to Luna again in "11 Louds a Leapin'", although it's not so much a curse as much as it is a word that's typically not allowed in a TV-Y7 show:
    Luna: Merry Christmas, honey/If you don't have a gift I'll gladly take money/I wrote it down on my Christmas list/If I don't get my prezzies I'm gonna get—
    Mr. Grouse: Louds! Knock off that racket!
  • The Cutie:
    • Leni is a naïve and idealistic Ingenue who's without a doubt the sweetest of the Loud kids, rarely if ever waltzing into Big Sister Bully or Alpha Bitch territory.
    • Luan is another innocent goody-two shoes who spreads happiness in the form of comedy and is generally naïve and sweet-natured.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Each of the sisters gets an episode that focuses primarily on them. The vast majority of the episodes are told from Lincoln's perspective, commonly alongside one of his sisters. However, some episodes place Lincoln in a supporting role while one of his sisters takes the limelight, the first instance being "House Music", which focuses on Luna.
    • The Loud parents also have their episodes, such as "Rita Her Heights" for Rita, "Breaking Dad" for Lynn Sr., and "Suite and Sour" for both.
    • The Loud pets also received their own episodes, too, with "Pets Peeved" and the Hebrew-only short "So Long, Sucker".
    • "Clyde and His Dads", also a short exclusive to Hebrew, focuses on...well, Clyde and his dads.
    • Even Lisa's robots from previous episodes have their spotlight, the German-exclusive short "Robot Sitcom".
  • Daydream Surprise: "Butterfly Effect" is revealed at the end to be Lincoln imagining what could happen if after he accidentally breaks Lisa's lab. Naturally with someone of his age, it's pretty outlandish.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Lori's personality tends to switch with each episode she stars in; she can either be a Big Sister Bully, an actual kindhearted sibling, or even a bit of both. One could say that she's a complex character.
    • Leni is exactly as stupid as a joke or the plot needs her to be. The same girl who's confused about which sister is the "dumb one" is also keenly aware the others see her as a brainless airhead.
  • The Diaper Change: Lily, being a baby, occasionally has her diaper changed.
  • Diaper Check: Lily's basic schtick. It's justified since she is a baby and is too young to be potty-trained yet. While most people can smell it and don't need to check, sometimes they need to check.
  • Disembodied Eyebrows: Most of the characters' eyebrows can be seen through their hair.
  • Distinctive Appearances:
    • The youngsters of the family have circular heads, while the teenage sisters have bean-shaped heads.
    • The sisters' hair color is a good indication of their varying masculinity and femininity. The brunettes are the tomboys, while the blondes are the Girly Girls. The only exception to the latter case is blonde tomboy Lana, while the only exception to either of these is Lucy, who has gothic black hair and is shown to be rather in-between.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In "Study Muffin", the Loud sisters can't get even get a sentence out when in Hugh's presence. And it turns out Lincoln has been flunking his exams because he gets distracted by his sexy substitute teacher.
  • The Ditz: Leni is the least intelligent of the Loud family, being the Dumb Blonde and all.
  • Double Entendre: This line from Lana in "Get the Message":
    Lincoln: Okay. Okay. I'll walk within the speed limit. I swear.
    Lana: NO SWEARING!
  • Dumb Blonde: Played straight with Leni, but averted with the other blondes in the family.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • The animation in "Left in the Dark" is different than in later episodes. Examples include:
      • Lisa's shirt is dark green instead of chartreuse.
      • Lucy's hairline is raised up a little.
      • Clyde's hair and face are shaped differently.
      • Leni's dress appears with a slightly more de-saturated shade than usual.
    • Up until "11 Louds a Leapin'", Mr. and Mrs. Loud's faces weren't seen.
  • Ensemble Cast: Back in season 1 the show began with Lincoln as the main character and central focus of pretty much every episode, but starting with season 2 the show has gradually shifted to this format, with Lincoln's role being toned down to give other characters their Day in the Limelight and an opportunity to show them outside their interactions with Lincoln.
  • Episode Title Card: It's done in the style of comic strips.
  • Escalating War: In "Friendzy," Lincoln figures out that having Clyde over activates the "Friend Card," which allows him to get what he wants because he has a friend over. When the sisters figure it out, they invite one of their friends before Clyde shows up. Lincoln retaliates by inviting two of his friends over, and his sisters retaliate by each inviting one more friend than the other, until several dozen kids start a fight over the TV, and the Loud siblings start a fight over whose fault it is.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Every one of the sisters gets one in the pilot, all in under two minutes. It also happens in the first minute of "Left in the Dark".
  • Establishing Series Moment: The pilot which shows what a huge ordeal it is in a huge family simply to get to the bathroom.
  • Eureka Moment: Lincoln in the pilot; after Lori beats him to the bathroom and starts to panic about holding it in, he gets distracted by the smell of Lily's dirty diaper:
    Lincoln: Ugh, could clear a room. (realization) Could clear a room!
  • Everybody Cries:
    • All of Lincoln's sisters cry in "The Green House", when Lincoln convinces them to lower their energy use, by using a poster of an adorable polar bear to arouse their sympathies.
    • All of the Loud kids cry in "Pets Peeved" when the pets go missing.
  • Expository Theme Tune: Like the show, the theme song is about being the only boy among ten sisters.
  • Extreme Omnivore:
    • Lana eats bugs and pet food sometimes.
    • Charles ate Lincoln's bag once.
  • The Faceless: Mr. and Mrs. Loud. Mr. Loud's eyes are seen periodically, though. They get fully revealed at the climax of "11 Louds a Leapin'".
  • Fainting: Luna faints in "Roadie to Nowhere" when she sees Flip's meat molar.
  • The Fashionista: Leni is very into fashion, and to a lesser extent, so are Lola and Lori.
  • Fight for the Last Bite: In "Slice of Life", Lincoln and his sisters argue over the last slice of pizza.
  • Filthy Fun: Lana likes playing in the mud, along with other gross things such as unclogging toilets, Nature Tinkling and eating spoiled food.
  • Foodfight!:
    • The younger sisters have several food fights in "A Tale of Two Tables", with their older siblings and, to a lesser extent, Rita, eventually joining in.
    • One licensed game involves a food fight: Lincoln vs. all the sisters except Lily.
  • Forced Meme: The show would occasionally try to evoke Left The Back Ground Music On repeatedly in a few episodes.
  • Foreshadowing: Up until they finally appeared in person, Clyde would always refer to his dads as "my parents" and never "my mom and dad".
  • Four-Fingered Hands: The show's default style; however, the animesque versions of the characters in the "Slice of Life" short have five fingers. Aunt Ruth apparently has an extra toe so she's depicted with five-toed (and six-toed) feet rather then four toes like other characters.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Sanguine: Leni, Luna, Luan, Lana.
    • Choleric: Lori, Lynn, Lola.
    • Melancholic: Lucy and Lisa.
    • Phlegmatic: Lincoln and Lily.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Lincoln will often monologue to the camera about some aspect of his life to set up the episode's events. This was dropped throughout most of Season 2, however, to focus on the "slice of life" aspect a little more.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: During "Driving Miss Hazy", the Louds' address can be seen on Lori's driver's license, showing that they live in Royal Woods, Michigan. This is a Shout-Out to creator Chris Savino's hometown of Royal Oak, Michigan.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's revealed in "Middle Men" that the reason Lynn acts like such a jerkass is because she had a tough time in middle school in that she was mercilessly bullied and the school staff were of no help, so she put on an abrasive façade to survive the rest of the year without being targeted anymore.
  • Gender Flip: The entire premise of "One of the Boys" involves Lincoln imagining what it would be like if his sisters were boys à la Malcolm in the Middle. Interestingly, the episode also gives a small glimpse of what the Loud-family would be like if Lincoln was a girl (named "Linka") with ten brothers—it's more or less exactly the same as Lincoln's current life.
  • Genki Girl: Leni, Luan and Lily are very happy-go-lucky, Lynn is energetic enough to do many sports at once, and Luna is a rocker. Darcy also seems quite cheery, although she does cry when Lisa rejects her.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Enough to warrant its own page.
  • The Ghost: The McBrides' therapist Dr. Lopez. All we can gather is that she's a woman.
  • Girls Love Chocolate: "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru" shows us that the sisters really love chocolate. Lincoln even calls them "chocoholics" for it. Provided the page image, too.
  • Good Parents:
    • Mr. and Mrs. Loud are shown to be caring and nurturing parents to their eleven children, although, due to how frequently they go out or flat-out don't appear, we only ever so often get to see this side to them.
    • Clyde's adoptive gay parents do nothing but dote on him and make him nutritious meals.
  • Goth:
    • Lucy is a goth; she wears black, likes the occult, and writes dark poetry.
    • Lucy's crush from "L is For Love" seemed to have the same dark interests as Lucy.
  • Green Around the Gills: Happens to...
    • Lincoln and Lana in "Toads and Tiaras".
    • Clyde in "Dance, Dance Resolution".
    • Lola in "Patching Things Up".
    • Lincoln suffers it alone in "Not a Loud".
  • Gross-Out Show: Downplayed as the show focuses more on its slice-of-life aspect, but a handful of episodes contain toilet humor in one way or another that is sometimes even the center of the plot, from Lori's Gasshole tendencies to the house's bathroom. Heck, the pilot for the series focused on Lincoln attempting to use the bathroom, followed by him using Lily's dirty diaper to chase Lori out.
  • Group Hug: Lincoln is often the victim of claustrophobic group hugs from his sisters.
  • Gym Class Rope Climb: In "Predict Ability", Lincoln tries to get out of having to climb a rope by asking to go see the nurse, apparently having done so many times before, since Coach Pacowski immediately knew what Lincoln was going to say. As part of his attempts to break his predictability, next time he volunteers first for the rope climb and actually makes it to the top.
  • Has Two Mommies: Clyde's the (adopted) son of same-sex male couple. This is notable for being the first Nick show to feature same-sex couples,note  and got complaints for using such in a kids' show.
  • Hidden Eyes:
    • Lucy's eyes are hidden behind her Blinding Bangs.
    • Infected Mrs. Loud in "One Flu Over the Loud House".
  • How We Got Here: "Friendzy" starts with the Loud siblings fighting each other, until Lincoln pauses the action and starts explaining what happened. He goes on to explain that fights in the house are common because he and his sisters can't agree on anything, and as a result their parents make all the decisions, until Lincoln figured out the "Friend Card," which allows Lincoln to get what he wants so long as Clyde comes over. When the girls figure out his scheme, they invite a friend over before Clyde shows up and they get what they want. Lincoln retaliates by inviting over two friends, and the sisters counter by inviting one more friend than their siblings. As several dozen kids fight over what to watch on TV, the Loud siblings start a fight over whose group of friends started the riot, and Lincoln informs the audience that's how it all began.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Despite their annoyance at Luan's puns, this doesn't stop the others from making their own puns.
    • In "A Tale of Two Tables", the Loud parents prohibit Lincoln from eating at the grown-up table on account of immature behavior, when they themselves are not above said behavior.
  • Iconic Item: Most of the sisters own an object or more that they are closely associated with and practically define their personality:
    • Lori - Her phone.
    • Luan - Mr. Coconuts, her Whoopee Cushion, pies, and her microphone.
    • Lana - Her frog and wrench.
    • Lola - Her tiara.
    • Luna - Her guitar.
    • Lucy - Her poetry.
    • Lily - Her blanket.
  • Illness Blanket: Downplayed in "One Flu Over the Loud House", where all the Louds have the flu, but only Mrs. Loud is wrapped in a blanket.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Lincoln has "Linc".
    • Bobby has "Boo-boo Bear".
    • Lisa has "Lis" (pronounced like the word lease).
  • Incompetent Guard Animal: In "Lock 'n Loud", Lana trains Charles to be an attack dog, but his laziness interferes. This subverted at the end of the episode when Charles does attack a burglar, who's actually Mr. Loud, only because he saw some strips of bacon on the backside of the latter's pants.
  • Infernal Background:
    • In the episode "Toads and Tiaras", Lincoln has Lola's twin sister Lana fill in for her at a pageant while Lola's out with an injury. When Lola finds out, she is absolutely livid, leading to a scene where the background briefly turns into a raging fire behind her.
    • In "Butterfly Effect", Lincoln's Imagine Spot of Lisa getting angry with him over wrecking her experiments has flames appear behind her.
  • Injured Limb Episode: In "Toads and Tiaras", Lola trips over a can of hair spray before a beauty pageant and breaks both an arm and a leg, so Lincoln trains Lana to sub for her.
  • Innocent Swearing: In "Potty Mouth", the siblings think that they heard Lily say the "D" word (dammit). Double-subverted, as she was actually saying, "dannit" and trying to say, "donut". However, at the end of the episode, she says a bleeped swear.
  • Instant Illness: In "One Flu Over the Loud House", the flu took seconds (for the twins, Lynn, Luna, Lucy, and Leni) or minutes (for Lincoln and possibly Luan) to manifest.
  • Ironic Echo: In "Net Gains," when Lynn is forced to join the worst team in the local basketball league, she comes up with the strategy that the other girls should pass her the ball whenever they get a chance. After winning their first game, Lynn is ecstatic, but the other girls lament that they barely got a chance to play, to which Lynn says "a win's a win, no matter who plays." After their following game ends in defeat, Lynn brings some older girls to help her win. When they win that game, Lynn calls out the older girls for hogging the ball, and not letting her play, to which one of them replies "a win's a win, no matter who plays."
  • Irony: Lucy hilariously lampshades in "Fool Me Twice" when she says, "Oh, sweet irony! We may have handed her the perfect weapons with which to destroy us."
  • Jar Potty: In one episode, Lana pees in a bucket she calls "Old Sloshy".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Aside from Leni, Lily, and Luna who are naturally nice (with extreme limitations), the other girls have good qualities to balance out their not so good moments like helping Lincoln with his oral report after he accidentally destroyed his diorama.
  • Jumping-to-Conclusions Diagnosis: In "One Flu Over the Loud House", Lincoln suspects Lucy to be infected twice because she looks pale, even though she always does.
  • Kick the Dog: Luan does this every April Fool's Days, where she sets pranks across the household that are downright malicious and fatal.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Towards the end of "Fool's Paradise", Mr. and Mrs. Loud sell the house and pack their bags to move with the rest of the children to Florida, leaving Luan behind in a distraught state. Until they reveal this as an April Fool's prank to get back at her for pulling much more fatal ones. Granted, this could be considered child neglect, but Luan admittedly deserved it due to the amount of horrific pranks she'd been making her family suffer over the years.
  • Kiddie Kid: The more mature and older Loud siblings can venture into this territory when their Not So Above It All side is shown. The ending of "A Tale of Two Tables" is a good example of this, where all eleven children participate in a foodfight. However, the ones who can be seen as this on a regular basis are:
    • Lincoln, in a Downplayed sense. He behaves like an average 11-year-old kid, yet still owns a stuffed rabbit toy named "Bun-Bun", which he cares deeply for.
    • Luan. Despite being 14 years old, she has a passion for puns, clowns, pulling pranks, and childlike comedy in general. She also owns and plays with several toys of the novelty variety, most notably her ventriloquist, Mr. Coconuts.
    • Lastly, 13-year-old Lynn. She rides on a shopping cart and wrecks many aisles in "Cereal Offender" and plays on a tire swing in "Sitting Bull". She's also prone to throwing tantrums if things don't go her way and exhibits poor sportamanship.
  • Kids Are Cruel:
    • Most of Lincoln's classmates are portrayed as immature monstrous bullies who frequently pick on him and pull cruel pranks. This is played up to its epitome in "Heavy Meddle".
    • Lola has an explosive temper and is not above threatening anyone who dares messes with her. She knows how to intimidate even her older siblings.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films: Lincoln sneaks into one in "The Price of Admission" against his parents' wishes and is scared of the dark once he gets home. When his parents decide he can go after all, they almost take him back to see it before he admits he already saw it and never wants to see it again.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton:
    • Leni's usually a nice girl despite not being that smart.
    • Bobby's kindness more than makes up for his stupidity.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Frequently happens when the siblings take things too far:
    • Happens in "The Sweet Spot" when the sisters fight Lincoln for possession of the best seat in the family van; all they succeed in doing is destroying the van and are immediately grounded for it.
    • Happens in "Come Sale Away" where the siblings try to outsell each other and sell everything in the house to do it. When they realize they sold Lily's blanket by accident, they end up losing all of their earnings to Flip when he cons them all with duplicates. They come to find Lily's blanket was actually in the wash, and all of them are grounded yet again. In addition, Flip tries to make a fast buck off of the unstable chemicals he bought from Lisa, and ends up trashing his own gas station when he tampers too much with them.
  • Last-Name Basis:
    • In "One Flu Over the Loud House", Lincoln tries calling himself and his healthy sisters by their surnames, but Lucy points out that "we're all Loud."
    • Mr. Grouse sometimes calls the kids by their surname.
  • Later Installment Weirdness: Lincoln's fourth wall breaks become less frequent in Season 2, but are back in Season 3.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In "Overnight Success", Lincoln says, "Time to make history!" after hearing the doorbell. Immediately after he says this, the first same-gender couple for Nickelodeon appears.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Leni uses the word "like" a lot, which the others find annoying.
  • Likes Older Women: Clyde (who's 11) has a crush on Lincoln's oldest sister, Lori (who's 17).
  • Limited Wardrobe: In Lincoln's bedroom, identical orange polo shirts hanging from a clothes rack can be seen.
  • Literal Metaphor: Lincoln's dad isn't happy with his wife when she tells him that she has a bun in the oven, since he's gluten-free.
  • Literal-Minded: Leni sometimes takes things literally, for example, saying, "I don't know any other Lenis" when Lincoln says, "You're the best, Leni!".
  • Little Professor Dialogue: Lisa says a lot of big, technical words.
  • Living Prop: Lily, which is a given, since she's a baby and can barely talk.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz":
    • Lincoln's toy rabbit is called Bun-Bun.
    • Lana's frog is called Hops.
    • Lucy's bat is called Fangs.
  • Lonely Together: In "Dance Dance Resolution", after Lincoln decides to be with Ronnie Anne, Clyde and Haiku, Lucy's friend, decide to spend the evening together since they both have an unrequited love (Lori for Clyde and Edwin the Vampire for Haiku).
  • Lost Voice Plot: In "Spell It Out", Lucy finds a spell book and casts a spell which appears to take away her siblings' voices, which causes them trouble. She decides to get them back, sacrificing her own voice, but they claim that they just strained their voices shouting for their grandpa. However, the photo of Great Grandma Harriet (who was also into the occult and is a dead ringer for Lucy) smiles, so what took their voices is a mystery.
  • Lovable Jock: Lynn, depending on the episode. She's a Jerk Jock who loves roughhousing and can come off as quite mean-spirited to Lincoln, but at the end of the day she really loves him and her family in general.
  • Love Interests: All the kids have gotten a love interest at least once (if you count Lily's bear in "L is for Love")
  • Love Triangle: Clyde has a crush on Lori, but she's dating Bobby.

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  • Massive Numbered Siblings: The main theme of the show is how the lead character comes a family of eleven kids—and, on top of being the middle child, Lincoln's also the only son.
  • Meaningful Name: In a family of eleven kids, the Louds definitely live up to their name.
  • Medium Blending: The characters are drawn in regular cartoon form, but the backgrounds use a crude style similar to those of newspaper comic strips, especially the outdoor scenes. Also, if you look closely at the background, you can see the paper detailing within.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Lincoln is right smack in the middle of his sisters. While his sisters have actual bedrooms, Lincoln's room is actually a converted linen closet. But while the girls have to share their rooms, Lincoln is the only one who gets his own space.
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: Implied at the end of "Ties That Bind", when Lynn Sr. mentions Rita having a bun in the oven (a literal bun) and Lincoln is shocked.
  • Mistaken for Thief: In one of the podcasts, Lincoln suspects his sisters (particularly Lynn and the twins) of taking the hammock, when really it was Mr. Grouse.
  • Most Annoying Sound: In-Universe example, Fenton the toy fox's song. "Cheer up, baby, don't you cry! No more tears, it's cheer up time! Laugh with me and we will be happy, happy, happy!"
  • Mr. Fixit: Lana is a Miss Fixit. She likes fixing cars, toilets, sinks, T Vs, and more things besides.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: In "Two Boys and a Baby", both Lincoln and Clyde experience this when Lily farts on them. In the case of the latter, he states that the former's life flashed before his eyes.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Sometimes, jokes are made about Lily taking her diaper off.
  • The Napoleon: Lola seems to be part this, part Spoiled Brat, as is Lynn. Particularly short in height? Yes. Acts big all the time, like being energetic or bossy? Also check. Yup, she qualifies.
  • Narcissist: Lola. In "Undie Pressure," she continuously stared at herself in her compact mirror, and almost lost it while trying to go without looking at herself over the family bet.
  • Negative Continuity: Due to the series being very episodic and not having much of a continuity, episodes can become quite notorious for contradicting previous episodes. See the episode recaps for specific examples.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The trailer where Lynn brings a boy home while the other girls surround and chastise him for bullying Lincoln is from "Heavy Meddle". The boy is innocent since the bully is a girl.
  • Nice Guy: Lincoln, Leni, Luna, Luan, and Lana. Although they have their faults (like Luan's pranks and Lana's gross habits), they're very sweet people.
  • No Antagonist: The Loud House doesn't seem to have a clear-cut central antagonist, with most antagonists being one-off bullies or jerkasses.
  • Nosebleed: A running gag is that Clyde will experience these whenever he's around Lori:
    • He has one in "Get the Message" when Lori is in front of him.
    • He has one in "Chore and Peace" when he finds out Lori is back again with Bobby.
    • He has two in "The Waiting Game" when Lori talks to him and Lincoln at the arcade. He realizes that he can stop the nosebleeds if he doesn't see, hear, or smell Lori.
    • He has four nosebleeds in "A Fair to Remember". He has two when she talks to him, one when she hugs him, and one when he receives a gift from her.
    • He has one in "Baby Steps" when Lori walks into the house just as he's about to leave.
    • He has six in "Change of Heart", though one is from Lynn inadvertently nailing him in the nose with a frisbee.
  • Nose Nuggets:
    • Lana picks her nose.
    • "One Flu Over the Loud House" has Luan say, "It's snot what you think!" and Lucy get infected by Lily's snot bubble.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: So far, there have been three episodes set on separate April Fools' Days, thus proving that at least 2 years have passed in-universe. Yet none of the characters appear any older, or are stated to have aged.
  • Not Me This Time: Lincoln's claim that starts the plot of "Sleuth or Consequences" is that, despite constantly doing it in the past, this particular instance of the toilet being plugged isn't his fault.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Lincoln's older sisters eventually decide to join him at the kids' table and have fun with their younger siblings, starting with the youngest of the five, Lynn. Then, Rita flings peas at Lynn Sr. Lucy and Lisa also join in the food fight and laugh at Lana's armpit farts.
    • According to the pilot, Lincoln, who's normally sensible, once read comics in his underwear... on the roof.
  • Not So Stoic: Though Lucy and Lisa are mostly The Stoic, they can have reactions that are out of character for their personalities, and Lucy once got over-joyed in one scene.
  • Ocular Gushers: Happens whenever a character cries.
  • Official Couple:
    • The parents are married.
    • Luna and Sam are dating.
    • Lori and Bobby are dating.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Lucy has an uncanny ability to do this, often spooking the living daylights of whoever's nearby.
  • Oh, Crap!: When the girls discover Lincoln's sweet spot chart and confront him about it.
  • Older Than They Look: Lynn, Luan, and Luna all seem to have a case of delayed puberty. Despite being 13, 14, and 15 respectively, neither of them have visible breasts. To boot, Lynn is around the same size as Lucy and Lincoln, who are 8 and 11 respectively, and has freckles; Luan wears braces, has a high-pitched, little girl voice, and is a Kiddie Kid, and Luna has Youthful Freckles.
    • It seems to be a general animation technique for the show in that no female under 16 is depicted with breasts, with Maggie from "Funny Business" being a notable exception.
  • The One Guy: Lincoln is the only boy in his family, not counting his father.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Lincoln is usually the show's voice of reason.
    • Lori too, though she is quite condescending.
    • Lisa is probably the second-to-most rational of Lincoln's sisters, for she is also not goofing off with them for the most part.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    • Lucy and Lisa, who are known for being The Stoic, can act very (stereotypically) girlish.
    • In "A Tale of Two Tables", Luan tells Lincoln not to tell jokes at the table.
  • Out-of-Context Eavesdropping:
    • In "Ties That Bind", Lincoln and his sisters hear their parents talking about getting rid of eleven ties and think they're thinking of getting rid of them.
    • In "Baby Steps", Clyde overhears his dads talking about adopting another cat (Nepurrtiti) and thinks that they're adopting a baby.
  • Out of Focus: The Season 3 premiere episode, "Roadie to Nowhere", is the first episode where Lincoln doesn't play a significant role. "Net Gains" furthers this by only have Lynn and her father, with Lincoln only being mentioned by describing Lynn as "Lincoln's sister".
  • Overly Long Name: A running gag is that Lincoln's plans tend to have very long names; something he himself always lampshades.
  • Periphery Demographic: invoked There appears to be one for Blarney the Dinosaur, if Clyde showing up to the Blarney movie in cosplay and referring to himself as a "Blarneydune" is anything to go by.
  • Perpetual Frowner:
    • Lisa is usually seen frowning whenever she appears on-screen.
    • Walt nearly always has an angry expression.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Played straight with Lori, who is often on her phone (usually texting or talking to Bobby; although it's implied that she was like that since she was a baby), downplayed with Leni who likes her phone but isn't extreme with it, averted with the other teens who don't often use phones (despite being shown to individually have them in "Sitting Bull"), and inverted with Lily, who is a baby and sometimes seems to like phones.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Most of Lincoln's friends (sans Clyde) are the same height as toddlers despite being in their pre-teens.
  • Playing Sick: In "One Flu Over the Loud House", Lincoln decides to pretend he's caught the flu to "blend in".
  • Poorly Disguised Pilot: "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos" seems to be set for one with Ronnie Anne as the central character outnumbered 10 to 1 with her brother, mother, and extended family. There are many parallels of Ronnie Anne's position with Lincoln's in his family, including the hall closet being converted into a bedroom and the episode ending with her talking to the audience.
  • Potty Dance:
    • In the pilot, Lincoln squirms a bit while waiting outside the bathroom as Lucy recites her poem.
    • In "Mall of Duty", the twins do a potty dance when they (along with Lisa and Lucy) need to pee. Lisa squints without dancing, and Lucy remains stoic.
  • Potty Emergency:
    • The pilot short involves Lincoln trying to make it to the bathroom at the other end of the hallway to pee, but has to tend to his sisters' mischief. He's briefly deterred when Lori beats him there, but he ends up chasing her out with one of Lily's dirty diapers.
    • In "In Tents Debate", to get Lincoln to see the downsides of spending the Loud Family's summer vacation at the Dairy Land, Team Beach (Lori, Leni, Lucy, Lola, and Lily) stands in front of the bathroom when he has to take a leak to simulate having to wait in long lines at the park. When Lincoln finally gets there, he finds that the toilet is "Out of Order", so he settles for going in the shower.
    • A deleted prank from "April Fools Rules" had Lincoln get up from bed surrounded by numerous cups of water, thanks to Luan. In order to exit his bedroom, he needs to drink all the cups of water. When he finishes all of them, he opens the door to find more cups in the hallway, meaning, he has to drink those as well. By the time he finishes all of them it is clear he is desperate to go and when he finally gets to the bathroom door to use the toilet, the knob comes off, much to his despair.
    • Lynn has one while at the gas station in "Raw Deal" as a result of her fortune being about her patience being tested.
  • The Prankster: Luan loves to prank her family, particularly on April Fool's.
  • Precocious Crush:
    • Clyde has a huge crush on Lori. Due to being 11 years old, though, he is often paralyzed whenever he is around her.
    • All of the Loud sisters developed a crush on Lincoln's tutor Hugh in "Study Muffin".
    • Lincoln and the rest of his male classmates have a crush on his teacher, Ms. DiMartino.
  • Pretend We're Dead: Parodied in "One Flu Over the Loud House": Lincoln decides to pretend to be sick to avoid his sick sisters, because he's comparing them to zombies and has seen this trope in zombie movies.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: While not a real princess, Lola often pretends to be one, and she wears a pink dress.
  • Prince of Pranksters: More like Princess of Pranksters since she's a girl: Some of Luan's pranks are very elaborate, such as wrapping the whole house like a gift.
  • Princess Phase: Lola seems to be going through one; she's nearly always dressed as a princess.
  • Pun:
    • Luan often makes puns.
    • In "A Tale of Two Tables", Lana and later Lincoln ask, "Do you like seafood?", then opening their mouths with food in their mouths and adding, "See food! Get it?"
    • Some episode titles are puns, such as "Undie Pressure".
  • Pungeon Master: Luan frequently makes puns.
  • Punny Name:
    • In "It's a Loud, Loud Loud House", Sharon DeMonet is a pun on "sharing the money".
    • Mom's full name is Rita Loud; say it quickly, and you'll get the term "read aloud".
  • Puppy Love:
    • In "Study Muffin", Lucy, Lisa, and the twins all fall for Hugh.
    • Lincoln has had crushes on three girls: Paige, Ronnie Anne, and Christina.
    • In "L is For Love", all of Lincoln's younger sisters had crushes on boys, except for Lily, who had a crush on a teddy bear.
      • Luna is shown closing the episode by putting at "secret admirer" card in the locker of a girl in she hangs out with.
    • Clyde is the same age as Lincoln and has a crush on Lori.
    • In "Back in Black", Lucy gets a crush on a boy.
  • Raw Eggs Make You Stronger: We see this trope in the episode "The Loudest Yard". When training Lincoln for football, Lynn prepares the typical raw eggs for him, however all they do is make Lincoln get sick and throw up. Another instance of this trope occurs in "Sitting Bull", where Lynn has a couple of little kids she's babysitting guzzle down some raw eggs after making them do strenuous exercises. One of the kids is seen puking up the egg he swallowed later, to which Lynn remarks that it was a waste of "two perfectly good eggs", implying that the boy's sister likewise threw up her egg off-screen.
  • Reality Ensues: Has its own page here.
  • Rearrange the Song:
    • The theme tune has several different permutations, some of which double as Leitmotifs for some characters.
    • The all piano version of the tune is an Homage to Peanuts.
    • The title card for "Tricked!" has the theme tune played on pipe organ and theremin for Halloween.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: The sting "Vibe Link (b)" is heard often, which was also used in SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • Robot: Lisa has made two robots called Todd and the Friendbot.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: This show has many examples.
    • The twins, Lana and Lola. In an interesting twist, however, the prim and proper, girly Lola is the red oni, while the dirty and rough Lana is the blue oni. Lola has a Hair-Trigger Temper and can be quite the manipulative psychopath on her worst days, while Lana is actually quite calm and relaxed, especially by the standards of the Loud siblings.
    • Of the youngest siblings, the near stoic, scientifically driven Lisa (blue) and the emotional baby Lily (red). Lisa also plays blue oni to her more socially outgoing friend, Darcy.
    • Luan is the red oni to Lucy's blue oni. Both are interested in the performance arts, but Luan is a cheerful comedian while Lucy is a Goth.
    • Luna is also the red to Lucy's blue. Both wear dark clothing and have "edgy" fields of interest. But Luna is an energetic, aspiring rockstar, while Lucy is The Stoic and a gloomy goth girl.
    • Of the middle children, Passionate Sports Girl Lynn is the red oni to both The Everyman Lincoln and The Stoic Lucy.
    • Between the girliest sisters, hot-headed Lola is the red to Nice Girl Leni's blue. Similarly, on the tomboyish side, Competition Freak Lynn is the red to laid-back Lana's blue.
    • To a minor extent, Leni could be considered a red oni relative to Lori's blue out of the oldest sisters. Lori is more rational and level-headed (though she does have a bit of a temper at times, though nowhere near as bad as fellow girly girl Lola's), while Leni is less intelligent and can do some very silly things as a result of this.
    • Even though they've never interacted on-screen, the two rough and tough tomboys Lynn and Ronnie Anne fit this trope. Lynn (hyperactive, energetic, sports nut) is the red, Ronnie Anne (grouchy, snarky, irritable) is the blue. Furthermore, Lynn will often rely on her strength and brute force to solve a problem, while Ronnie Anne in spite of her roughness often resorts to scheming, plotting, cunning and trickery when faced with a challenge, similar to Lincoln.
      • Their methods of babysitting show this, too. Ronnie Anne was shown to be quite a nurturing caretaker for her and Lincoln's egg (not to mention Bobby and Maria) in "Shell Shock" while Lynn struggled with babysitting in "Sitting Bull" because she was too aggressive and destructive.
  • Restaurant-Owning Episode: The episode, "Cooked!" has the Loud family acquire an abandoned seafood restaurant and turn it into a family restaurant called Lynn's Table. On the day of the grand opening, a printing error leads to the kids coming up with their own promotions, but their lack of teamwork and crazy promos lead to an ultimate nightmare in the kitchen for Lynn Sr.
  • Rod-and-Reel Repurposed: In the episode "Two Boys and a Baby", when Lincoln and Clyde change Lily's diaper, Lincoln attempts to dispose of the dirty diaper with a fishing pole. Unfortunately, Lily's dirty diaper accidentally hits the ceiling fan and makes a mess of Lily and Lisa's room (which, thankfully, isn't shown to the viewers).
  • Role Reprisal: The episode "Legends" is a crossover with Legends of the Hidden Temple, with Dee Bradley Baker once again voicing Olmec, and Kirk Fogg playing himself.
  • Rule 63: The episode "One of the Boys" features a canon example involving Lincoln imagining what it would be like if his sisters were boys à la Malcolm in the Middle. Also, the episode briefly shows a dimension that, while more or less exactly the same as Lincoln's original world, has a girl (Lincoln's female counterpart Linka Loud) with ten brothers.
  • Running Gag:
    • Lincoln gives his plans long titles that end in lampshading its length. This is first seen in the debut episode "Left in the Dark," in which Lincoln tells Clyde about Operation: Distract My Sisters so that I Can Get to the TV First and Watch the Special Live Season Finale of AARGH! and Think of a Shorter Name for This Operation.
    • Characters getting attacked by wild raccoons that show up out of nowhere is a frequent occurrence.
    • Lincoln gets so worked up with what he expects of his sisters from previous experiences that he ignores them trying to stop him by saying his name repeatedly only to have his expectations subverted. This happens in "Room with a Feud" and "White Hare" at the least.
    • People unfamiliar with the family mispronounce their name as "La-ood".
    • Anytime the parents come into money, it's gone by the end of the episode, leaving them stretching their shoestring budget again.
  • Santa Ambiguity: In "11 Louds a Leapin'", Lisa does in equation that she thinks proves that Santa Claus doesn't exist. She changes her mind when she thinks she's seen him, but it turns out to be Mr. Grouse in a Santa suit. However, Santa's existence is not outright disproven either.
  • Say My Name: When Luan pranks the family with blue paint, they shout, "Luan!".
  • Season Fluidity: So far, the series is more on the “fluid” side of the scale, with only a small number of episodes having a lasting impact on the continuity (Lincoln getting into a relationship with Ronnie Anne, Ronnie Anne + Bobby moving away from Royal Woods, and Mr. Loud getting a new job being the most prominent examples). No matter what happens in an episode, you can bet everything is back to normal at the start the next episode (like the family car getting destroyed in “The Sweet Spot”, but being back to Vanzilla-normal again in the following episodes, or the Loud siblings selling all the furniture in “Come Sale Away”, but somehow, the family got it all back by the start of the next episode).
  • Series Continuity Error:
    • In "Making the Case", Lincoln posts a video of himself kissing a statue with a picture of his classmate Cristina taped to it. Lincoln mentions that Cristina transferred to a different class. In "The Green House", Cristina is shown in Lincoln's class. However, it's possible that the episodes aren't chronological.
    • According to the official Instagram, all the Loud sisters have the middle name Marie, but in "Driving Miss Hazy" both Lori and Leni had L. as their middle initial on their driver's licenses.
    • There's an episode in which Lynn Sr. asks Lori about how Bobby's dad's surgery went. But the next time we see Bobby's family, they have a single mom...
    • In Anti-social, the plot revolves around the kids showing dad how his life could be better with technology, but this implies he's completely unaware of how technology works, despite his former occupation being an IT, which requires some knowledge on modern technology.
  • Share Phrase: "Dang it." Initially mostly used by Lincoln, but later frequently heard from all siblings. Best demonstrated in "Homespun" and again in "Potty Mouth".
  • She's a Man in Japan:
    • The Arabic dub of the show makes one of Clyde's two dads a female, due to homosexuality being a crime in most parts of the Middle East.
    • In some dubs, the McBrides' unseen therapist Dr. Lopez is referred to by male pronouns.
  • Shout-Out: Has its own page.
  • Shown Their Work: Lily is 15 months old and can walk by herself. Most babies can walk independently by that age.
  • Show Within a Show: Lincoln and Clyde are fans of a show called "Argh!".
  • Sibling Rivalry: While they do usually get along, the siblings argue sometimes. The theme even mentions pushing and shoving.
  • Sick Episode: "One Flu Over the Loud House", which is also a zombie parody. The siblings get the flu one by one and it's treated like a zombie apocalypse.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: Used at the end of "Potty Mouth" by Lily, after the siblings realize she hasn't been swearing the whole episode - she was saying "donut". But then Charles comes over and steals her donut, which causes Lily to use another choice word, which is bleeped this time.
  • Soup Is Medicine: Parodied in "One Flu Over the Loud House", when the healthy siblings squirted the sick family members with chicken soup to slow them down.
  • Spell My Name with an "S":
    • It's spelled Luan. Not "Luann" or "Luanne."
    • Lincoln's crush from "Making the Case" is named Cristina, not "Christina."
    • Lola's male counterpart's name is spelled as Lexx, as opposed to being spelt as just "Lex."
    • In one game, Fangs is called "Fang".
  • Spiders Are Scary:
    • Leni definitely thinks so due to her arachnophobia.
    • Mr. Loud, so much so that his scream is even very similar to Leni's.
    • Inverted with Lucy, who is a goth and adores all things creepy, including spiders. She had a family of three living in the cobwebs over her bed who were swept out in "Insta-Gran" whose loss she mourned. She had named them.
  • Spin-Off: On March 6, 2018, Nick announced Los Casagrandes as a companion series to The Loud House, starring the Casagrandes, Ronnie Anne and Bobby's family as seen in "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos" and "City Slickers".
  • Status Quo Is God: A large number of episodes involve Lincoln trying to improve the living conditions in the house, only to realize that things were better before.
  • Stealth Escort Mission: In "The Spies Who Loved Me", the Casagrandes fear for Ronnie Anne's safety when she goes downtown on her own, since she's not used to city life. So Carlota and Carl secretly follow her, while they keep the rest of the family informed through their cell phone. Their worries turn out to be for nothing, since Ronnie Anne can take care of herself and isn't happy when she finds out.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Lucy sometimes appears or disappears without warning.
  • Teens Love Shopping: Played straight for Lori and Leni (Leni even describes the mall as the best place in town), but downplayed for Luna, Luan, and Lynn, who like shopping but have other things they like a lot more.
  • That Poor Cat: In "Ties That Bind", Cliff is heard yowling when Lincoln bumps into him offscreen.
  • Theme Naming: Bobby and Ronnie Anne's cousins are all named some variation of Carlos: Carlota, Carlos Jr., Carl and Carlitos. They are almost certainly named for their father.
  • Title Theme Tune: The theme tune repeats "In the Loud house!".
  • Toilet Humor:
    • The pilot for the series focused on Lincoln attempting to use the bathroom, followed by Lincoln using Lily's dirty diaper to chase Lori out.
    • There is no shortage of poop jokes coming from youngest sister Lily, though the toilet humor in the show is toned down from the pilot.
    • A large number of Lynn's gags involve her bathroom habits, from forbidding herself (and her entire team) from "going number two until we're number one", to repeated jokes about her desperately needing to go.
    • Lana's tomboy habits involve her fondness for unsanitary, smelly things such as collecting feces and eating her own mucus.
  • Token Wizard: Zigzagged for Lucy Loud, a young Goth. She tries to do magic frequently, and while a portrait of her great-grandmother was seen to smile after she attempted a spell, one game has things floating around her, suggesting she's telekinetic, and she sometimes appears as though she's teleported, she's never proven to be magical.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: All the girls have varying degrees of masculinity and femininity, but Lana and Lola are the most obvious and centralized examples. This is showcased in "In Tents Debate" where the girly girls (Lori, Leni, Lola, Lucynote  and Lily) vote to spend their vacation at the beach while the tomboys (Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lisa and Lana) vote for an amusement park.
    • In general, the level of girliest to most tomboyish between the sisters is considered as this: Lola, Leni, Lori, Lily, Lucy, Luan, Lisa, Luna, Lana and then Lynn. Ronnie Anne is usually considered to be probably somewhere around Lana or Lynn's level as well.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Lincoln's tomboy sisters (Lana, Lynn, Luan, and Luna) are not completely devoid of a girly side; they get giddy over the prospect of Lincoln having a girl interested in him and watch a soap opera called The Dream Boat, about which they discuss shippings between the show's characters.
  • Totally Radical: Luna uses words like "dude" and "bro".
  • Tuckerization: Lori, Luan, Lynn, Lana, and Lisa were named for Chris Savino's five sisters, Luna and Lola were named for Dachshunds his family owned, Lucy and Lily were names Savino and his wife planed on giving to a potential daughter (they have three sons), and Leni was named for Lennie from Of Mice and Men.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Inverted with the Loud family—not counting any of the family's pets, Lincoln and his dad are the only men in the house, as everyone else is a girl (Mrs. Loud and her ten daughters).
  • The Undead: Never seen, but ghosts and zombies are sometimes mentioned.
  • Valley Girl: Blonde beauty roommates Lori and Leni both play the teenage girl stereotype straight.
  • Verbal Tic: Three of the sisters have words that they use a lot: Lori has "literally", Leni has "like", and Luna has "dude".
  • Visible Odor: The dirty diapers generally have a green "stench cloud" coming from them.
  • Vocal Evolution:
    • Lincoln's voice sounds noticeably deeper in the "Slice of Life" short, as well as in the later episodes of Season 1. This is due to the fact Grant Palmer hit puberty during production. However, Starting with "One of the Boys", Lincoln's voice has reverted back to its original high pitch (albeit a bit whinier), thanks to Collin Dean taking over.
    • Clyde's voice gets deeper in the early episodes of Season 3 due to Caleel Harris hitting puberty. Starting with "Head Poet's Anixety", he was replaced by Andre Robinson.
  • Vocal Dissonance:
    • Lisa is a 4-year-old, yet has a stoic, lispy voice reminiscent of a young adult or pre-teen nerd. Justified, as she's a Child Prodigy.
    • Luan is 14 years old, yet she has a high-pitched voice reminiscent of a prepubescent girl.
  • Volumetric Mouth: This is occasionally seen whenever a character shouts.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Occurs in "Get the Message", "The Sweet Spot", "In Tents Debate", "Changing the Baby", "Toads and Tiaras", "Two Boys and a Baby", "Cover Girls", "Save the Date", "The Loudest Loud", "Dance, Dance Resolution", "Patching Things Up", "Kick the Bucket List" and "Not A Loud".
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Happens to Lily in "Changing the Baby" and "Cover Girls".
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Lori wears short shorts.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Leni hates spiders.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: In "Overnight Success," Lincoln tells the audience that he had to beg his parents to let Clyde come for a sleepover. The reason for begging them was because Leni and her friends overloaded the power grid, Lynn Jr. turned the living room into an impromptu soccer field, and Luna held a rock concert in the living room and had Lynn Sr. kicked out for not being on the list.
    • In "Pipe Dreams," Lynn Sr. contemplate building a second bathroom, just for him and Rita, only for her to tell him that the kids will take it over as soon as it's built. To illustrate her point, Rita reminds him of the adjustable mattress they bough just for themselves, which the kids wrecked in less then a minute after they used it as an impromptu mechanical bull.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: A typical plot usually involves Lincoln scheming to avoid confronting a rocky situation, only for events to backfire so it ends up happening anyway.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lincoln has white hair, which only occurs if one dyes their hair or is an albino.note  Alternately, it could be considered a reference to Charlie Brown, who famously has hair so fair and blonde that it blends into his skin. He apparently gets it from his grandfather, who Lincoln greatly resembles.
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