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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 that premiered on Nickelodeon on May 2, 2016. It was the second Nicktoon to stem from the network's internal shorts program.note 

Based on Savino's own childhood of being the only boy in a large family and influenced by his love of Newspaper Comics, the series follows the adventures of Lincoln Loud, the middle child in a family of eleven kids, having five older sisters and five younger ones, living in the suburban town of Royal Woods, Michigan. Simply put, think Cheaper by the Dozen (or the In Name Only film) as a cartoon. Following the first season, the series would go on to expand past Lincoln and have more stories centered on other members of the family.

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

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A Spin-Off series, The Casagrandes premiered October 14, 2019. Starring the character Ronnie Anne after she moved away from the suburbs, the series follows her adventures in Great Lakes City with her extended family and new friends. Prior to the premiere of The Casagrandes, its cast of characters appeared in scattered episodes of seasons two and three of its home series, in addition to a nine-episode long "...with the Casagrandes" Mini Series that served as The Loud House season four premiere. A movie based on The Loud House is also in development for Netflix, slated for 2021.

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 some Season 3 episodes, namely "Net Gains", "Fandom Pains", "Missed Connection”, “The Write Stuff”, the entire Casagrandes story arc, “Leaders Of The Rack”, “Can’t Hardly Wait”, Good Sports”, “Geriantics” and “Singled Out”.
  • 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 Cristina's eyes, so much so she transferred classes to avoid him.
  • Aborted Declaration of Love: A plot point of "Stage Plight" is Luan repeatedly trying to come up with excuses to avoid the scene in the play where she has to kiss Benny because she's insecure of her crush.
  • 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.
  • Accidental Pervert: Invoked in "Along Came a Sister" when the kids are trying to get the exterminator to leave and Lori does so by pretending to think he was gawking at her in the bathroom.
  • Action Girl: In "Pulp Friction", Lincoln makes a comic involving ten action girls, based on his sisters, who fight off goons.
  • 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 Jr. 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.
    • Lynn Sr., 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 misshapen appearances.
    • Lori's boyfriend Bobby, due to how silly and innocently dumb he is.
  • Adults Are Useless: Both Lynn Sr. and Rita 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: In most episodes, but not every 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. Well, he's eleven after all.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Lori calls Bobby "Boo-boo Bear".
    • Lincoln's sisters sometimes call him "Linky".
  • 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.
    • In "Baby Steps", Lincoln says that the key part of being an older sibling is the three C's: caring, confidence, and cookies. Clyde also comes up with his own three C's for looking after a cat: the first two are the same, but the third is cat treats.
  • 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 Just a Dream: "One of the Boys" turned out to be a nightmare that Lincoln had.
  • 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.
  • Ambiguous Disorder:
    • Some of Leni's behavior suggests that there's more to her than simply being a Dumb Blonde, such as needing instructions presented to her in a very specific way. She can't even walk and chew bubblegum at the same time.
    • Some scenes, especially the episode "April Fools Rules", show that Luan's obsession with pranking can become very extreme to the point where you may wonder if it's not a psychosis. Additionally, she talks with Mr. Coconuts like she would a normal person in "Lock 'n Loud", which may suggest that the puppet isn't alive, but is her Split Personality.
    • Lola tends to lash out at people for the pettiest of offenses and can get riled up to Ax-Crazy extents. Then again, she's six and some kids act that way when they're six.
  • 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 Cliff 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 Lover:
    • Lana is the one who found all their pets when she was a baby, according to Lincoln's vlogs. She also likes to rescue animals.
    • Lincoln has also rescued animals and he likes to play with all the pets.
    • Although Leni is afraid of spiders and rats, she likes other animals. In fact, she apparently has to restrain herself from adopting all the pets from the pet store.
    • Lily knows the words "doggy" and "kitty cat" and likes to play with the pets.
  • 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.
    • Lynn Sr. 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.
  • Artistic License – Biology: In "Linc or Swim", a bee's stinger is sharp enough to puncture the kiddie pool and it stings Lincoln and survives.
  • 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.
  • The Artifact: Lincoln himself has become this by Season 3. The original premise of the show was about Lincoln dealing with the craziness of having 10 sisters, with the plots following his perspective accordingly. Then Season 3 came and Lincoln is now a recurring Absentee Actor, with his sisters being more than capable of starring in their own plots without depending on him. It's to the point that Lincoln-centric episodes now tend to explore his other personality traits and relationships with other people besides his family.
  • Artistic License – Law: Sometimes a Loud sibling aged below 13 can be seen sitting in the passenger seat of the car. In real life, this would be illegal.
  • 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 Jr. remarks to Lincoln that 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.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Interruption:
    • In "No Guts, No Glori", Lincoln says, "In this house, we call Lori the Queen of—-" and is interrupted by Lori saying, "No!".
    • In "Frog Wild", Lincoln says, "That sounds—" then the scene cuts to Lana saying, "Horrible!".
    • In "A Novel Idea", Lincoln is playing astronaut and says, "One giant leap for..." only to hear Lana scream and say, "Lana?!". Then, he says, "Zip" meaning nothing, only to look outside and remark, "Line?!" after seeing his sisters on a zip-line.
  • Attack Backfire: In "Fool Me Twice," Lynn Sr. 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 Jr.'s double: ends a 300 winning streak by wimpishly batting at a tetherball.
    • Rita'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.
    • Lynn Sr.'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.
  • Aw, 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 appears to be the least seriously treated 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, Lori and Leni sharing a sweater, and Lynn cheering.
    • 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. Lily also copies Clyde's "two thumbs- this guy!" gesture.
    • Carlitos Casagrande's defining character trait is that he is often seen mimicking the movements of the other members of his familynote .
  • Babysitting Episode:
    • In "No Guts, No Glori", Lori babysits her younger siblings.
    • In "Sitting Bull", all the older sisters babysit different families for money.
    • In "Two Boys and a Baby", Lincoln and Clyde look after Lily while the rest are at Aunt Ruth's.
  • 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", Lincoln asks, "Did Lily-wily go poo-poo in her diapie-diapie?"
  • "Balls" Gag: In "Space Invader", Lynn observes a "complete lack of balls" in Lincoln's room. She means sports balls, but Lincoln looks visibly awkward.
  • 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.
    • Luan, Lincoln, 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.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted thoroughly. The Loud sisters burping, farting, using the bathroom, clogging the toilet, etc. is frequently shown or mentioned. Lori farting is a Running Gag. Slapstick humor is also used frequently, and the girls are far from immune.
  • Be Yourself: A frequent Aesop on the show is not to hide your true self; the moral of episodes such as "Toads and Tiaras" and "Back in Black".
  • 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 Friendly Dog: Lalo is very affectionate and he's big enough for little Carlitos to ride on.
  • 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 (most commonly "Stinkoln") and playing rough.
    • Lola can be pretty mean to Lincoln and her other siblings as well with her bratty nature (except maybe Lily), but she's one of the younger Louds, so she inverts this trope, making her a little sister bully.
  • Big Storm Episode: "Homespun" is about the Louds sheltering from a tornado.
  • 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.
  • Birthday Episode: The licensed game "Surprise Party" is about Lori's seventeenth or eighteenth birthday.
  • 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.
  • Black Dot Pupils: Every character is drawn with squash-and-stretch black ovals for eyes.
  • 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.
  • A Bloody Mess:
    • In one of the podcasts, it's revealed that on Lori and Bobby's first date, Bobby thought Lori was bleeding but it was just salsa.
    • In "Homespun", Lori mistakes sauce on Bobby's hands for blood.
    • In "Get the Message", Lincoln's blueprints have ketchup on them, which Clyde mistakes for blood.
  • 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 music is stereotypically associated with boys. Lisa also has a short, scruffy bob cut (which is actually a wig in at least some episodes) and is interested in all manner of physical, hard sciences.
  • Brainy Baby:
    • Lily mostly behaves like a normal baby, but she has also 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.
    • In the comic "It's Just a Phase", Lisa is revealed to have started being a scientist when she was one.
  • 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 a common goal.
  • Bumbling Dad: Downplayed with Lynn Sr., who, while shown to be a bit childish and clumsy, 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 actually starting to lean more towards this direction in the recent seasons. "Selfie Improvement" and "City Slickers" both feature montages of her suffering humiliations.
  • But You Were There, and You, and You:
    • In "One of the Boys", Lincoln dreams that he has ten brothers who are based on his sisters.
    • Invoked in "Pulp Friction", where Lincoln deliberately bases the team of heroines on his sisters, the villain who reforms on Principal Huggins, and the villain who's actually evil on Scoots.
  • 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".
  • Cargo Ship: In-Universe, two of the sisters (Lucy and Leni) have crushes on inanimate objects (a bust of Edwin and a training dummy, respectively).
    • Lily has a crush on her teddy bear, as "L is for Love" shows. Justified, as she's just a baby.
    • Luan refers to her ventriloquist Mr. Coconuts as her "soulmate".
  • Carry the One: In the pilot, Lincoln reminds Lisa to carry a one.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Lincoln tends to say "But in a family as big as mine..." when talking to the audience. He's also said, "Let's do this" on occasion.
    • Luan - "Get it?" or "But seriously..." (the latter when she's actually being serious)
    • 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.
  • Character Tics: Leni walks with her hands drooping down in front of her and her eyes shut.
  • Cheated Angle: Even though Lola's cowlick is combed at the right, it sometimes alters between shots.
  • Cheeky Mouth: This fairly regularly shows up any time someone is talking when viewed from the side.
  • Cheerful Child:
    • Lana is characteristically a happy 6-year-old, especially when in the presence of gross surroundings.
    • 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.
    • Generally, Lily's pretty cheerful.
  • The Chew Toy: Lincoln's Butt-Monkey status is mostly done for laughs, as is Clyde's.
  • Childish Older Sibling:
    • Leni, who is sixteen, is ditsy and uncoordinated, so she comes off as less mature than most of her nine younger siblings, especially Lincoln (who's eleven and he's very strategic and logical) and Lisa (who's four but a genius).
    • Because Lisa is a genius and because she hardly expresses emotion, even the most mature of her older siblings sometimes appear childish in comparison. Lucy, another stoic, sometimes makes her older siblings appear childish in comparison but not as often as Lisa.
    • Downplayed for Lynn, who's older than Lincoln, Lucy, the twins, Lisa, and Lily. She can sometimes act childish (like being a bad winner and riding her bike indoors) but usually acts her age, and again, she more only seems childish in contrast to Lincoln, Lucy, and Lisa.
  • Child Prodigy:
    • Lisa—she's only four 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.
    • David is in Lisa's kindergarten but he can do chemistry. He's not into biology like Lisa, but it's still pretty impressive.
  • Children Are Innocent:
    • Lana. She has a playful outlook on unsanitary nature.
    • Darcy is a typical Cheerful Child who's always up for fun.
  • Christmas Episode: "11 Louds a Leapin'" takes place on Christmas Eve and Christmas.
  • Civilised Animal: The promotional videos "The Pug House" shows the Louds and Clyde (and presumably Bobby since he and Lori are still dating) as pugs. They're played by live-action pugs, eat dog food, and play fetch, but they still wear clothes and live in a house.
  • 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.
  • Cold Ham: Lucy talks very dramatically but is stoic.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: In "Deal Me Out", Lincoln and Clyde try to give up Ace Savvy because they're afraid they're too old, but then they see kids playing with Ace Savvy toys or watching it, a man dressed as Ace, and the comic store selling Ace Savvy comics.
  • Color-Coded Characters: The opening shades each of the Loud girls in a specific color, which is reflected in their character design:
    • Lori is light blue.
    • Leni is seafoam.
    • Luna is purple.
    • Luan is yellow.
    • Lynn is red.
    • Lucy is gray.
    • Lana is blue.
    • Lola is pink.
    • Lisa is green.
    • Lily is lavender.
    • 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 and eyeshadow, Leni a seafoam dress, Lucy wears black and white 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".
    • The parents also have associated colors too. In this case, it's dark green for Lynn Sr. and coral for Rita.
  • 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 beginning 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 whenever they are in need of support. She also has a reputation as being popular with children, courtesy of performing for their birthday parties.
  • Cool Old Guy: All the kids love Pop-Pop and he's very active in his old age, even skydiving in "The Old and the Restless".
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Ruth is a bit eccentric and has a lot of cats.
  • 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!
    • In "Potty Mouth", the siblings almost say the 'D' word but change it to "Dashing through the snow", "Da da da", or "Daniel Day Lewis is a wonderful actor."
  • 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.
    • Lana also qualifies owing to her naive and cheerful disposition in addition to her Childish Tooth Gap. However, it's downplayed due to her slobbish hygiene and association with unsanitary particles.
  • 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 Rights" 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 (who's very dumb), but averted with the other blondes in the family (who are average intelligence to smart).
  • 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.
    • In episodes where Lincoln would break the fourth wall, and the stories were played out from his perspective, each of his sisters' default personalities were far more exaggerated, making them seem far more one-dimensional and stereotypical.
    • Two early episodes show Lincoln reading comic books in his underwear as he claims reading them with clothes on would be uncomfortable. However, in multiple episodes after this, he reads comics while dressed with no problem.
    • Rusty Spokes was introduced as one of the members of a bratty biker gang in "Hand-Me-Downer". In later episodes after this, he becomes a part of Lincoln's friendship circle along with Clyde, Liam and Zach.
    • When we first see the family at dinner, there were two sets of tables, the adult or "grown-up" table for the five eldest sisters and parents, and the kids or "kiddie" table for the five youngest sisters and Lincoln. Since "Fed-Up", all the family members sit at the dining room table together.
    • Clyde's Precocious Crush on Lori was a Running Gag of his character throughout Season 1 and 2. It was quietly dropped in Season 3, and Clyde has since seen himself falling in love with girls closer to his age, such as in Be Stella My Heart (Stella) and Brave the Last Dance (Emma).
  • 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 Tagline:
    • In "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru", Lincoln and his best friend Clyde say, "How hard could it be?" several times before realizing that it can actually be pretty hard.
    • In "Not a Loud", Lincoln and Clyde say, "Field test!" before testing to see if Lincoln has strange powers or was swapped at birth.
    • In "Potty Mouth", Lily keeps saying, "Dannit" which is thought to be a mispronunciation of "Dammit". It turns out to actually be a mispronunciation of "Doughnut".
    • In "Racing Hearts", whenever Luna or Sam fails at something she's not interested in, she describes it as "not really my thing".
    • In "Attention Deficit", both the Loud parents and Clyde's dads tell the Loud children to wait for specifically five minutes several times.
    • In "Linc or Swim", whenever the Loud family gets banned from the pool, someone says, "Loud family, out!" to which they reply, "We were just having fun", to which the person replies, "[Infraction] is/are not fun!". The phrase "fecal incident" (referring to Lily pooping in the pool) is also used several times.
    • In "Washed Up", the Loud family is marooned on an uninhabited island and they frequently say, "Louds never quit!". This is relatively true, since the Loud family has displayed Determinator tendencies in past episodes.
  • Episode Title Card: It's done in the style of comic strips. Lincoln always appears somewhere in the top photo next to the title, whether he is the focus or not.
  • 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.
  • Exposition Fairy:
    • In the licensed games "Germ Squirmish" and "Summer School", Lisa sits in the corner of the screen giving the player advice.
    • In the game "Lincoln's List", Clyde gives the player advice.
  • 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. He's also eaten money in "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud House".
    • In "Funny Business", Gary the rabbit eats part of Lincoln's comic.
  • The Faceless:
    • Lynn Sr. and Rita during the first season, although Lynn's eyes were occasionally seen. They get fully revealed at the climax of "11 Louds a Leapin'", and remain revealed through the rest of the show.
    • The Season 4 pets-focused episode "Love Birds" brings this back, hiding the faces of every named human character that appears, if not outright making them The Voice (Mr. Loud, Lincoln, Lola, Lana, Leni, Lisa, and Mr. Grouse).
  • Fainting:
    • Luna faints in "Roadie to Nowhere" when she sees Flip's meat molar.
    • In "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud House", Luan passes out from being made dizzy due to Luna banging on the furnace which she was hiding in.
    • In "Not a Loud", it's revealed that the First Lady delivered Lincoln because Lynn Sr. and the President had blacked out.
    • In "Tricked!", Lynn Sr.'s fear makes him unconscious for most of the episode.
    • In "Get the Message", Clyde passes out because of Lori.
    • Referenced in the song the Louds sing in "Tripped!", which has the lyric, "Mom passed out!". Rita doesn't actually pass out, though.
  • The Fashionista: Leni and Carlotta are very into fashion, and to a lesser extent, so are Lori and Lola.
  • Fight for the Last Bite:
    • In "Slice of Life", Lincoln and his sisters argue over the last slice of pizza.
    • Downplayed in "Spell it Out" where Lola and Lucy both want the last piece of pie but they don't argue.
  • Filthy Fun:
    • Lana likes playing in the mud, along with other gross things such as unclogging toilets, Nature Tinkling and eating spoiled food.
    • Some of the twins' classmates also play in the mud.
    • In "Undie Pressure", Charles and Cliff play in the mud.
  • Foil: Many characters are seemingly similar at a first glance yet have key differences to one another when looked at more closely in this show.
    • Lincoln and Ronnie Anne. Both are the protagonists of their own shows. Both are 11 year old pre-teens who can communciate their thoughts with the audience. Both are part of large families where there are conflicts left, right and centre and both often end up outnumbered in any given debate or argument. Both are capable of using their brains and cunning to scheme and plan in order to get what they want. They also both love video games. However, Lincoln is a Nice Guy who is not particularly strong and is more of a comic book geek. Ronnie Anne is a rough and tumble girl who is a bit more physically inclined, as she loves skateboarding and is a fan of Mexican wrestling. Ronnie Anne isn't really a violent Jerkass, especially after Character Development and becoming somewhat less bullying and more friendly by the time season 4 came along, but she is still a bit rough and abrasive compared to Lincoln.
    • Lori and Leni, since they are the two oldest siblings, but while Lori uses her status as the oldest to dominate and discipline her younger siblings (sometimes out of necessity, to be fair), Leni is completely friendly and passive and does not use her status as second oldest to try and take control of the other Loud kids.
    • Lynn and Lola, the two most aggressive, competitive, hot-headed and somewhat hostile acting sisters of the Loud family. Both of them have violent tendencies and a drive to beat others at any given challenge, but they're both on complete opposite ends of the femininity spectrum. Lola is a Girly Girl who engages in pageant competitions, dresses in a pink dress and a tiara, and loves to look pretty and stay clean. Meanwhile, Lynn is a tomboyish sports nut who has an unkempt and sporty appearance and loves to get her hands dirty.
    • Luna and Sam. They're a couple bonded together by their mutual love for rock music and aspirations of being rockstars. They both hang around in the same group of friends and often rock out together. But they have many key differences as shown in "Racing Hearts". Sam is an Outdoorsy Gal who enjoys sailing, rock climbing, farm animals and kale smoothies, while Luna seems to prefer indoor activities like laser tag and dancing. On the other hand, they both have a disdain for baking.
    • Luan and Lucy. Both sisters are interested in pantomine and the performance arts (Luan in comedy and Lucy in poetry), and both having inanimate objects they like to talk to (Mr Coconuts and Edwin, respectively). But quite obviously, they differ greatly when it comes to their general mood and how they like to portray themselves to the outside world. Lucy is a near emotionless goth who dresses in all black, sighs and feels down a lot, and keeps quiet most of the time, complaining most people forget she is there. Luan is as happy as can be, wears bright yellow and white so as to make herself easily seen, and is very loud, boisterous and likes being at the centre of attention. Lucy is also surprisingly level-headed despite her superstitions and morbid interests, while Luan borders on crazed psychopath on her worst days (which are usually April Fools days).
    • Lynn and Margo. Lynn's best friend Margo shares her love of all kinds of sports and the two often hang around together both in and outside of sporting activities. But while Margo is obviously quite competitive and rowdy herself, she is actually the Straight Man of sorts compared to Lynn's more eccentric character. Lynn is competitive to the point where even Margo can get annoyed by it. She's also more modest and soft spoken while Lynn is a lot louder and more boastful about her skills and accomplishments. Additionally, Margo seems to dislike Lynn's superstitions, not liking it when Lynn stops her from going "number two" before a big game. Margo is also probably a little more passive, while Lynn is more aggressive.
    • Lynn and Ronnie Anne. Both are similar since they are the tough, violent roughhousing girls of their families, and both have very rough ways of showing their affection towards Lincoln or other characters. They both like wrestling and many boyish activities and don't care much for most girly things, as Ronnie Anne dislikes cheesy romances and school dances while Lynn has shown disdain for painting her sister's nails and Lola's pageant shows. However, Ronnie Anne distincts herself from Lynn in that she doesn't take her aggressive bullying ways to the same extremes as Lynn, and has actually mellowed out a little since the early episodes. Lynn is (usually) not a Jerk Jock and has her redeemable qualities, and can be well-intentioned despite her roughness at times, but the sheer extent of her aggression and competitiveness can get the better of her sometimes. Ronnie is better at keeping her aggression and energy in check. Building on this, they also play with the Tomboy and Girly Girl dynamic. While both are tomboys, Lynn is the hard butch tomboy to Ronnie Anne's slightly effeminate tomboy. Ronnie Anne's smaller aggressive streak, sensitivity, knack for nurturing others, and pink highlights in her wardrobe make her seem a little more feminine than Lynn.
    • Lana Loud is a tomboy through and through, but she doesn't dislike girly girls. This can be shown by how she willingly often hangs around with her more feminine twin sister, Lola. In "Cover Girls", Lana's gang of tomboy friends are briefly shown, and they seem to actively dislike girly girls to the point that they won't let them join in their group. One of them even rejected Lana herself when she appeared at their mudhole dressed in her girly sister Leni's clothes. Lana, who's just as big a tomboy herself, seems much more accepting of others who are decidely more girly. This is justified as Lana having a girly twin sister (and many other girly sisters, for that matter) likely influenced her to be more accepting and even friendly towards girlier people than her fellow tomboys are.
    • Clyde and Sid Chang. Both are best friends and sidekicks of sorts to Lincoln and Ronnie Anne respectively. But Clyde is the blue oni to Lincoln's red and is a calm, restricted nerdy boy while Sid is an energetic and excitable Genki Girl who is very much a red oni, both in comparison to Ronnie Anne and to Clyde.
  • 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.
    • In "No Guts, No Glori", two of the sisters throw food at each other.
  • Forced Meme: The show would occasionally try to evoke Left the Background 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".
    • Prior to The Reveal of Luna's Bi the Way, in "Study Muffin" she is the only sister who notes Ms. DiMartino is "smokin'".
  • 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 than four toes like other characters.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Sanguine: Leni, Luna, Luan, and Lana.
    • Choleric: Lori, Lynn, and 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.
  • Fun with Flushing:
    • In "Sleuth or Consequences", it's revealed that Lincoln has tried to flush a sweater, some food he didn't like, and his father's CD's.
    • In "One of the Boys", Luke apparently flushed Bun-Bun.
  • Gasshole:
    • Lori, whose flatulence is a Running Gag.
    • Lynn, who loves giving Dutch ovens.
    • Lincoln, who can fart on cue, as seen in "A Tale of Two Tables," "Space Invader," and "Roughin' It".
    • Lana, who, according to Lola in "Brawl in the Family", often sleep-farts so loudly that it blocks the sound of snoring.
    • Lola won the family burping contest in "Come Sale Away".
    • In the dream universe in "One of the Boys", the boy versions of the sisters like to burp and fart.
    • Lily farts a lot and sometimes burps.
  • 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.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: Lisa is a child prodigy and likes candy.
  • 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. Sid is also very upbeat and energetic and Polly Pain is energetic too.
  • 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.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "No Guts, No Glori" when Lincoln recruits the sisters to lock up Lori when the parents go out, he takes charge and lets the sisters have fun, but they enjoy their freedom so much they're free to make a big mess of the house, leaving Lincoln to free Lori so she can get them under her control.
  • 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 fathers do nothing but dote on him and make him nutritious meals.
  • Goo Goo Getup:
    • In "Cover Girls", Lincoln has to dress as Lily.
    • In "Changing the Baby", Clyde sees Lincoln with Lily and dresses up as a baby to win Clyde back, thinking that Lincoln wants a baby to hang out with.
    • In "Potty Mouth", the siblings pretend Lisa is Lily and dress her in a diaper.
  • 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.
    • Haiku is also a goth, wearing black, liking a vampire, and being all gloomy and pessimistic.
  • Green Around the Gills: People often go green in the face when they feel sick. 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".
    • The whole family in "Tripped!".
  • 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.
  • Hairball Humor: In "Along Came a Sister", Cliff coughs up a hairball that's mistaken for Frank's corpse. When he coughs up another that looks identical, they realise that Frank isn't dead.
  • 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.
  • Has Two Thumbs and...: In "Changing the Baby", Clyde says, "Who has two thumbs and totally wants to hang out with his best pal? This guy!". Later, he says about him and Lily, "Who has four thumbs and likes milk? These guys!".
  • Have a Nice Death: Losing at the game "Germ Squirmish" will result in the phrases "Sneezy diseasey", "You're 'snot' looking so good", "Welcome to bed-and-barf town. Population: you" or "Your new name is Germy McGermface."
  • Hazmat Suit:
    • In "Along Came a Sister", Leni wears a hazmat suit to protect herself from the bug spray.
    • In "The Crying Dame", Lisa wears a hazmat suit to check Lily's diaper.
    • In "One Flu Over the Loud House", Clyde wears a hazmat suit to take care of the sick Louds.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the comic Lincoln makes in "Pulp Friction", the villain turns good.
  • Hidden Eyes:
    • Lucy's eyes are hidden behind her Blinding Bangs.
    • Infected Mrs. Loud in "One Flu Over the Loud House".
  • Homemade Sweater from Hell:
    • One promotional video is the "Ugly Sweater Guide", which shows sweaters the Louds would either like but everyone else would find ugly or which they would find ugly.
    • In one of the vlogs, Lincoln and Ronnie Anne design intentionally-ugly sweaters.
    • In "Sleuth or Consequences", Lincoln hates a sweater so much he tries to flush it down the toilet.
  • How Can Santa Deliver All Those Toys?: In "11 Louds a Leapin'", Lisa tries to figure out how Santa works and concludes that it's impossible.
  • 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.
  • Human Alien Discovery: Subverted in the episode "Not a Loud". Lincoln finds out that his birth story is missing from his baby book, so he and his friend Clyde try to find out why. They ask Lincoln's four eldest sisters what happened and one of them, Luna, remembers seeing a lot of men in black suits and so the boys wonder if Lincoln is an alien and those guys were The Men in Black, especially because Lincoln has white hair. Eventually, it's revealed that Lincoln is actually human. The guys in black suits were just there because he was delivered by the First Lady.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Despite their annoyance at Luan's puns, this doesn't stop the others from making their own puns. Lincoln also laughs at the puns in 'Ace Savvy'.
    • 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.

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  • 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
    • Leni - Her sunglasses
    • Luna - Her guitar
    • Luan - Mr. Coconuts, her Whoopee Cushion, her pies, and her microphone
    • Lucy - Her poetry, her bust of Edwin the Vampire
    • Lana - Her cap, her pet frog (Hops), and her wrench
    • Lola - Her tiara
    • Lisa - Her experiments
    • Lily - Her blanket
  • Idiot Ball:
    • In "Cover Girls", the Loud kids don't realise they can change back to their regular clothes when Pop Pop wants to see them together.
    • In "No Such Luck", Lincoln manages to convince Lori, Lisa, and the parents that he is bad luck surprisingly quickly. And in the end, once Lincoln convinces them that’s not the case, they assume the (cramped, worn and heated) suit he’s wearing is good luck and make him keep it.
    • In "Brawl in the Family", everyone seems pretty incompetent with their 'Sister Fight Protocol'. While Lincoln is a careless blabbermouth who just can’t resist letting insults loose about the angry sisters.
  • Illness Blanket: Downplayed in "One Flu Over the Loud House", where all the Louds have the flu, but only Rita is wrapped in a blanket.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Lincoln has "Linc" or "Linky". To a lesser extent, he also has "Stinkoln", courtesy of Lynn Jr., but only she calls him that.
    • 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 is subverted at the end of the episode when Charles does attack a burglar, who's actually Lynn Sr., 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: Lisa hilariously lampshades this in "Fool Me Twice" when she says, "Oh, sweet irony! We handed Luan the perfect weapons to destroy us!"
  • Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: In the episode "Roll Model", after witnessing Ronnie Anne save a dog, Carl considers her to be a hero and decides to copy everything she does, much to her annoyance. Later, it is revealed that Ronnie Anne used to copy Bobby when she was younger.
  • Jailed One After Another: In "For Bros About to Rock", Lincoln and Clyde are arrested for buying counterfeit tickets from an undercover cop for a rock concert after the real tickets have been sold out. Luna disguises herself as Lincoln's mom to get him and Clyde out of there, but Bobby doesn't quite understand what's going on and innocently blows her cover, getting her thrown in the same cell.
  • Jar Potty:
    • In one episode, Lana pees in a bucket she calls "Old Sloshy".
    • In "Brawl in the Family", the family has to use a bucket instead of the toilet when the sisters sulk in the bathroom.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kidnapped from Behind: In "Fool's Paradise", one of Luan's pranks at the booby-trapped hotel involves hooking Lily with a fishing line, reeling her from her mother's arms, and lowering a monkey in her place.
  • 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.
  • The Klutz:
    • Leni's pretty clumsy, often bumping into the wall and falling downstairs.
    • Downplayed for Lincoln, who does pratfalls on occasion.
  • Large Ham:
    • Lincoln and Clyde can be dramatic when geeking out and when things don't go their way.
    • Luna is very expressive and excitable. Justified, as she’s an aspiring rock musician.
    • Frida is very dramatic and cries a lot.
    • Lynn Sr. overacts sometimes.
    • Lori is very dramatic when she's angry or lovey-dovey.
    • Lynn often hams it up.
    • Lola overacts all the time, no matter what mood she's in.
  • 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.
  • Lazily Gender Flipped Name: In "Along Came a Sister", the tarantula is named Frank, but then it turns out to be a girl so she's renamed Frances.
  • 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.
    • Ruby from "Stage Plight" also says, "like" a lot.
  • Likes Older Women:
    • Clyde (who's 11) has a crush on Lincoln's oldest sister, Lori (who's 17).
      • Same thing with Carl (who's 6 or 8).
    • All the sisters except Lily get crushes on Hugh, who's in his twenties.
    • Haiku, who's about eleven, likes a centuries-old (fictional) vampire.
  • Limited Wardrobe: In Lincoln's bedroom, identical orange polo shirts hanging from a clothes rack can be seen. Also, pretty much everyone always wears the same clothes.
  • 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.
    • Carl has a crush on Lori too.
  • Ludicrous Gift Request: One promotional video has Lana asking for dog biscuits for Christmas.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Fixit: Lana is a Miss Fixit. She likes fixing cars, toilets, sinks, TVs, 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.
    • In "The Old and the Restless", Pop-Pop streaks, then tries to go skinny dipping.
  • 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. Towards the end of Season 2 and onward however, this starts changing.
  • 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: Out of the siblings, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lincoln, Lucy, Lana, and Lily are all usually this. Although they have their faults, like Luan's pranks and Lana's gross habits, they're very sweet people. Most often anyway.
  • No Antagonist: The Loud House doesn't seem to have a clear-cut central antagonist, with most antagonists being one-off bullies or jerkasses.
  • Nightmare Sequence: In "A Tale of Two Tables", Lincoln has a nightmare about staying at the grownup table.
  • 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 two years have passed in-universe. Yet none of the characters appear any older, or are stated to have aged. The staff plans to avert this in Season 4.
  • Not Me This Time: Lincoln's claim that starts the plot of "Sleuth or Consequences" is that, despite usually doing it in the past, this particular instance of the toilet being plugged isn't his fault.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • According to Lola in the pilot, Lincoln, who's normally sensible, once read comics in his underwear on the roof.
    • 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 Jr. Then, Rita flings peas at Lynn Sr. Lucy and Lisa also join in the food fight and laugh at Lana's armpit farts.
  • 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.
  • Not Used to Freedom: In "Frog Wild", Lincoln and Lana set some frogs free. They then realize that the frog don't know how to defend themselves against predators because they were bred in captivity.
  • Obsessive Hobby Episode: In "The Crying Dame", Lily cries a lot and so her siblings give her a singing toy fox which she plays with again and again. The song annoys the siblings, so they take the toy away but Lily gets sad again, so they cheer her up by singing the toy's song and dancing and (in Lincoln's case) dressing up as the toy.
  • Ocular Gushers: Happens whenever a character cries, their tears will spurt out.
  • Official Couple:
    • Lynn Sr. and Rita are married.
    • Lori and Bobby are dating.
    • Clyde's dads.
    • Luna and Sam 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.
  • The One Guy: Lincoln is the only boy in his family, not counting his father.
  • One Steve Limit:
    • Lynn (Jr.) shares her name with her father. It's not a big deal though since everybody refers to the latter as "(Mr.) Loud" most of the time, including his friends. Even Rita prefers using pet names.
    • Girl Jordan is referred as such because there's already a Boy Jordan.
  • Only One Finds It Fun:
    • In "The Crying Dame", only Lily likes the song of Fenton, the singing toy fox. Everyone else finds it annoying, including Lori, who liked him at Lily's age.
    • Most of the Louds find the "Princess Pony" comic too saccharine, even Lola who likes ponies and is in her Princess Phase. However, Lucy, despite being goth, likes it.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Lincoln is usually the show's voice of reason.
    • Lori is often this as well, 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: Starting in Season 3, Lincoln's presence is more downplayed in favor of fleshing out the family and the supporting cast. There are a good chunk of episodes where he either plays a minor role, or is absent completely.
  • 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:
    • Lucy is definitely this, but knowing her, what did you expect? She's a goth girl, after all. She can be happy on several occasions, though.
    • Lisa is also usually seen frowning whenever she appears on-screen. Granted though, she is among the more mature Loud siblings. However, she can also be very happy, albeit more often than Lucy.
    • 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.
  • Plain Palate:
    • Lisa invented "kelp leather" which is tasteless but provides the right nutrients. However, she does like candy (despite worrying that it'll affect her blood sugar) and is disappointed in "The Mad Scientist" when the scientists give her flavourless cubes and draws the line at injecting nutrients into her bloodstream.
    • In "The Old and the Restless", Sue tries to invoke this by telling the residents of the old folks' home to eat plain food because it's easier to digest. When Lincoln reminds Pop-pop that his digestion is perfect, he eats chili instead.
  • Playing Sick:
    • In "One Flu Over the Loud House", Lincoln decides to pretend he's caught the flu to "blend in".
    • In "Gown and Out", Lola pretends to be sick to get out of a pageant because she doesn't want to lose.
  • Plot Allergy:
    • In the licensed game "Summer School", Clyde claims he's allergic to bats, dogs, canaries, hamsters... and cats, which is weird because he's not actually allergic to cats and he has no reason to lie.
    • Lana is allergic to rhubarb.
  • 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.
    • The Season 4 "...With the Casagrandes" miniseries takes this a step further. For example, while there had been two other episodes focusing on the Casagrandes before this, Lincoln and Lori were always visiting in those episodes. In "Friended! With the Casagrandes", Lincoln is reduced to having one scene via a video call. The plot revolves around Ronnie Anne getting a new girl's family to move into her building, who feels a bit like a Clyde to her Lincoln. Even the structure of the episode feels different from a standard Loud House episode.
  • 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 Lucy and Lisa) need to pee. Lisa squints without dancing, and Lucy remains her usual, stoic self.
    • In one of the comics, the Loud kids except Leni are waiting in line for the bathroom and the twins, Luan, and Lucy are visibly squirming.
  • 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 younger 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.
  • Prone to Vomiting: Downplayed for Lincoln. He gags a lot when he's grossed out but doesn't generally vomit unless he's riding on the teacup ride (even though more extreme rides don't seem to bother him) or if he swallows something weird (even if it wouldn't generally make someone sick, like when he ate a dusty bagel).
  • 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:
    • Lincoln has had crushes on three girls: Paige, Ronnie Anne, and Cristina.
    • 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.
    • In "Back in Black", Lucy gets a crush on a boy.

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  • Raw Eggs Make You Stronger:
    • In the episode "The Loudest Yard", when training Lincoln for football, Lynn prepares the typical raw eggs for him. All they do is make Lincoln get sick and throw up.
    • In "Sitting Bull", 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.
  • 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's blue.
    • 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.
  • Road Trip Plot: "Tripped!" is about the Louds being unlucky on a road trip.
  • Robot: Lisa has made three robots called Todd, Mr. Reinforced Titanium Alloy Arms, and the Friendbot.
  • Rock is Authentic, Pop is Shallow: In the episode 'Really Loud Music', rocker Luna wants to send her music to a contest but is afraid nobody would like her type of music and and tries to think of a type of music everyone would love. She then decides to create a generic pop music that does make her win the contest but isn't truly her.
  • 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).
  • 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!".
    • In "Funny Business", when Gary poops in Luan's hat, she says, "Gary!".
  • 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.
  • Skinny Dipping:
    • In "Linc or Swim?", Lily takes off her diaper while swimming. Unfortunately, she then poops.
    • In "Suite and Sour", the parents get kicked out of the hotel for skinny dipping.
    • In "The Old and the Restless", Pop-Pop claims he doesn't need his trunks to swim.
  • 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.
  • Speak in Unison:
    • In "One of the Boys", when Lincoln's thumb hurts, his sisters say, "Oh, poor Linky!" in unison.
    • In "Slice of Life", all the kids except Lana (who chants, "Pizza, pizza, pizza"), shout "PIZZA!" in unison.
    • In "Changing the Baby" when the kids wonder who Lily will crawl to and she crawls to Clyde who has her blankie, the kids say in unison, "She chose Clyde?!".
  • 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".
    • The closed captions sometimes spell Lily's name as "Lilly" or "Lili".
  • Spiders Are Scary:
    • Leni definitely thinks so due to her arachnophobia.
    • Lynn Sr., 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.
  • Stock Sound Effects: The "foghorn noise = stinky" trope has been used in one of the podcasts for Lily's poop, "Funny Business" for Gary's poop, and "Brawl in the Family" for dirty laundry.
  • Stylistic Suck: In one of the vlogs, Lincoln and Ronnie Anne design intentionally-ugly sweaters.
  • Swirlie: In "One of the Boys", Luke dunks Lincoln's head in the toilet.
  • Tastes Better Than It Looks: Downplayed in the episode "Friend or Faux?". Lisa invents some "kelp leather" which looks like a greyish-green, slimy lump but it doesn't taste bad. However, it doesn't taste good either; it actually has no taste at all.
  • 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" and "Deal Me Out", 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.
    • Lisa studies poop.
  • 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, Lucynote , Lola, and Lily) vote to spend their vacation at the beach while the tomboys (Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lana and Lisa) 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 (Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lana, and Lisa) 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".
  • Truncated Theme Tune: The Season 4 premiere, "Friended", shortens the theme song and includes an introduction from Ronnie Anne.
  • 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 & Men.
  • Urine Trouble: In a flashback in "Head Poet's Anxiety", Charles pees on Luan.
  • 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". Luan's recurring "Get it?" after laughing at her own puns may also count.
  • Visible Odor: The dirty diapers generally have a green "stench cloud" coming from them, as does any fart and several cases of dirty clothes.
  • Vocal Evolution:
    • For characters who have had their voice actors recast:
      • 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.
    • For character who have retained their voice actors:
      • Lynn's voice has been the most inconsistent, and has been all over the place, ranging from sounding like Summer Penguin note , to sounding like a more charismatic version of Lucy, to even sounding very similar to Luna and Lana.
      • Lucy's emotionless and deadpan monotone inflections have been very consistent, however, the tone of her voice had a more child-like sound in earlier episodes, as opposed to the flatter, wooden, and more mature sound she's known for.
      • Lana's voice has gradually gotten deeper, raspier, and more boyish-sounding.
      • Lola's voice, conversely, has gradually gotten higher, squeakier, and more girly-sounding.
  • 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; she also occasionally has a lisp (possibly due to her braces and bucked teeth), but it's not as frequent or prominent as Lisa's.
  • Volumetric Mouth: This is occasionally seen whenever a character shouts.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: People throw up offscreen 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", where she throws up onscreen.
  • Wedgie:
    • In "Sleuth or Consequences", Lori gives Lincoln a wedgie and puts the underwear on his head.
    • In "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru", a girl threatens a boy who gave her a Dutch oven with an "American wedgie".
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Lori wears short shorts.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Leni hates spiders because she's afraid of them, as does Lynn Sr.
    • Lana, Bitey, and Clyde are all afraid of heights.
  • 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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