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"Surviving in a big family can be challenging, but it's not impossible."
Lincoln Loud

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 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.

The series has been renewed through a fourth season, and a spin-off, Los Casagrandes, was also announced.

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


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     A-L 
  • 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.
  • Actor Allusion: The episode "Legends" has a father son duo voiced by Cooper Barnes and Jace Norman. Now where did the staff get that idea?
  • 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.
  • An Aesop: Once an Episode, Lincoln or any of his sisters would learn their lesson. Lincoln especially offers us advice.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of old sitcom shows where a setting takes place in one area, a character gets put into a situation that may seem humorous, throwing in a bit of slapstick, and Hilarity Ensues.
  • 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.
  • 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 Name:
    • Every child in the Loud family. Lincoln Loud, Luna Loud, Lola Loud, Lori Loud, etc.
    • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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 show 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, are set from the '80s-present.
  • Animal Motifs: Perhaps 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 13 children in the Loud family. Lynn Sr. has a tie of a ugly rabbit. Lincoln's most prized possession is a stuffed bunny he calls Bun-Bun. Luan has a pet rabbit named Gary. Lincoln once referred to quinoa as rabbit food. Also, there's an episode where, matching the original conceived premise, Lincoln dreams of being an anthropomorphic rabbit.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Some sisters can be like this:
    • Luan is this when pranking her older sisters 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Ms. 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 bowed 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.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn:
    • Lori, Leni, Lola, and Lily are the beauties.
    • Lincoln, Luan, Lucy, and Lisa are the brains.
    • Luna, Lynn, and Lana are the brawn.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Whenever the Loud siblings get into a fight. 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.
  • 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 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.
    • Inverted with Lola.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Several episodes end with Lincoln content with his position, despite being screwed over in some way.
  • 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.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Lincoln. In "Changing the Baby", he's seen eating a peanut butter and sauerkraut sandwich.
  • Bottle Episode: There are a bunch of episodes that take place only at and around the titular household.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Luna, in contrast to her roommate Luan.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Lincoln often teams up with his sisters when they have common goal.
  • 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.
  • Child Prodigy: Lisa. She's constantly running experiments, cures strep throat, does the family's taxes. Oh, and she's 4.
  • 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".
    • 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.
  • Creepy Child: Lucy, especially when compared to the rest of her siblings.
  • 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!
  • Cheated Angle: Even though Lola's cowlick is combed at the right, it sometimes alters between shots.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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 kind-hearted 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.
  • Diaper Check: Lily's basic schtick. It's justified since she is a baby.
  • Disembodied Eyebrows: Most of the characters' eyebrows can be seen through their hair.
  • 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.
  • 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 subverted 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 the episode "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.
  • 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 'Leaping".
  • Fainting: Luna faints in "Roadie to Nowhere" when she sees Flip's meat molar.
  • Filthy Fun: Lana likes playing in the mud, along with other gross things such as unclogging toilets, Nature Tinkling and eating spoiled food.
  • Forced Meme: The show would occasionally try to evoke Left The Back Ground Music On repeatedly in a few episodes.
  • Foreshadowing: Clyde would always refer to his dads as "my parents" and never "my mom and dad" before they were seen in person.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: The show's default style; however, the animesque versions of the characters in the "Slice of Life" short have five fingers.
  • 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.
  • 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 into his life if he was "Linka" in the house of boys, which more or less is exactly the same as his life at current.
  • The Ghost: The McBrides' therapist Dr. Lopez.
  • 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.
  • Green Around the Gills: Happens to Lincoln and Lana in "Toads and Tiaras", Clyde in "Dance, Dance Resolution" and Lola in "Patching Things Up". Lincoln suffers it alone in "Not A Loud".
  • Group Hug: Lincoln is often the victim of claustrophobic group hugs from his sisters.
  • Has Two Mommies: Clyde has two fathers. 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".
  • Hypocritical Humor: Despite their annoyance at Luan's puns, this doesn't stop the others from making their own puns.
  • 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.
  • 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 an arm and a leg, so Lincoln trains Lana to sub for her.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Later Installment Weirdness: Lincoln's fourth wall breaks become less frequent in Season 2.
  • 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.
  • Likes Older Women: Clyde, who is eleven, has a crush on Lincoln's oldest sister Lori, who is six years his senior.
  • 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.
  • Living Prop: Lily, which is a given, since she's a baby and can barely talk.
  • 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, Clyde has a thing for lori, and Haiku for Edwin the Vampire.
  • 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.

     M-Z 
  • 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.
  • 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!"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The One Guy: Lincoln is the only boy in his family, not counting his father.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Lucy and Lisa, who are known for being The Stoic, can act very girlish.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Sick Episode: "One Flu Over the Loud House", which is also a zombie parody.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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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