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One boy and ten girls, wouldn't trade it for the world!

The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud, who is the only boy and the middle child in a family of eleven children residing in the fictional town of Royal Woods, Michigan. He has ten sisters with distinctive personalities consisting of bossy eldest child Lori, ditzy fashionista Leni, musician Luna, comedian Luan, athletic Lynn Jr., gloomy poetic goth Lucy, polar opposite twins Lana and Lola, child genius Lisa, and baby Lily. Lincoln occasionally breaks the fourth wall to explain to the viewers the chaotic conditions and sibling relationships of the household, and continually devises plans to make his life in the Loud House better.

The Loud House first premiered on May 2, 2016.

Tropes used in The Loud House include:
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Loud family's pets, Charles, Cliff, Walt, and Geo, are the stars of the episodes "Pets Peeved" and "Love Birds."
  • Agony of the Feet: Luan breaks her foot after a watermelon crushes it in "A Fridge Too Far". Later, Lisa's mobile whiteboard runs over her still-broken foot.
  • Alliterative Name: With the exception of Rita, all of the Louds have first and last names that start with L.
  • Almost Kiss: In "Save the Date", Lori and Bobby lean in to kiss, but the envious Clyde (who is pretending to be a waiter) jumps in between them with a plate of frog tamales.
  • An Aesop: The Loud siblings often learn something at the end of episodes.
  • Artistic License: Biology: In "Linc or Swim", a bee stings Lincoln, but it doesn't die, even though stinging someone automatically kills a bee.
  • Big Sister Bully: Lori was originally one to her sisters and Lincoln in the first season, but, despite still having some Jerkass moments, Lori became nicer as the series went on.
  • Black Best Friend: Clyde to Lincoln.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: At the very end of "Cover Girls", Lincoln utters, "Oh, poo-poo..." when his classmates catch him dressed as Lily.
  • Calling Your Bathroom Breaks: In "Stage Plight", Luan is too nervous to kiss her crush Benny, so she pulls back and says she needs to pee as an excuse to get out of it.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure:
    • Lincoln often reads his comics in his underwear, much to Lola's annoyance. Apparently, he doesn't feel comfortable reading comics while fully clothed.
    • In "Making the Case", Lincoln and Clyde film Luna accidentally tearing her pants, exposing her underwear.
    • In "Snow Bored", Lana runs out of the bathroom after Lisa pelts her with snowballs and we briefly see her underpants.
  • Curse Cut Short: In "11 Louds A-Leapin'", Luna almost says "pissed" to rhyme with "list", but Mr. Grouse cuts her off.
  • The Diaper Change: Lily would often get this in the first four seasons (well, she was a baby back then). An example would be in "Two Boys and a Baby", wherein Lincoln and Clyde attempt to change her and it culminates in her soiled diaper hitting a ceiling fan.
  • Double Entendre: In "Space Invader", Lynn comments that there is "a complete lack of balls" in Lincoln's room. She then takes out a bunch of sports balls, clarifying what she meant.
  • The Faceless: Lynn Sr. and Rita Loud's faces were not shown until the second season.
  • The Face of the Sun: At the end of "The Crying Dame", the sun has the face of Fenton the Feel-Better Fox.
  • Face Palm:
    • At the end of "Cover Girls", Lori (disguised as Lincoln) puts a hand on her face in annoyance when Lily (who is dressed as her) vomits in front of Bobby.
    • In "Changing the Baby", Lincoln facepalms when Leni wails about being stuck in Lily's crib.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: How everyone's hands are drawn.
  • Gender Bender: "One of the Boys" is about Lincoln going to an alternate dimension where all the sisters are boys. This turns out to be All Just a Dream, and then Lincoln wakes up to find out that he has turned into a girl named Linka (which also turns out to be a dream).
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • In "Making the Case", Lynn has a trophy that has "Kicks A+" written on it.
    • In "Space Invader", Lynn notes that there is "a complete lack of balls in {Lincoln's} room". She then takes several sports balls out of her pillowcase, so she didn't mean those kinds of balls.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "No Such Luck", Lincoln lets the rest of the Louds think he's a jinx so that he can have more time to himself. At first, he doesn't have to attend events he'd rather not join, but then his family starts to get rid of his belongings and they make him eat breakfast outside.
  • Groin Attack: In "Hand-Me-Downer", Lincoln gets on Lynn's old bicycle, which obviously hits him between the legs.
  • Growling Gut:
    • In "Undie Pressure", Lori's stomach gurgles after she drinks a bad smoothie, and she promptly runs to the bathroom.
    • At the end of "Sleuth or Consequences", Lynn's stomach grumbles after she's won a game, so she walks into the bathroom.
    • In "Intern for the Worse", Margo's stomach growls after Lynn refuses to let her use the bathroom.
    • In "The Mad Scientist", Lisa's stomach gurgles while she's working in the lab, which she briefly mistakes for a chemical reaction.
    • In "Tripped!", Luna and the rest of the Louds get gut feelings after they've eaten very old egg salad sandwiches. Later on, Lana's stomach grumbles before she goes behind a bush to take a dump.
    • Subverted and lampshaded in "All Washed Up". A growl is heard and Leni says it was her stomach since she didn't have much for breakfast, but then it turns out that it was the boat's engine.
  • Heroic BSOD: After the siblings get rid of Fenton the singing fox toy in "The Crying Dame", Lily doesn't even cry. She just sits there and she even refuses to eat at one point.
  • Hot Mom: Rita Loud.
  • High-Pressure Emotion:
    • In the episode "Potty Mouth", whenever a character is getting ready to blurt out "dammit" (or the "D-word", as they call it), they get a Luminescent Blush with a teakettle sound effect. The only exception to this is Lisa, who was just singing along to lyrics in a song she was listening to.
    • A variant in "Feast or Family". Luan's face turns red and steam appears to come out of her ears, but then it's revealed that the steam was actually bursting out of a teakettle.
    • In one episode, Lincoln's face reddens as steam bursts out of his cowlick and a train whistle is heard.
  • "I Am" Song:
    • Possibly deconstructed with "We Got This" from "Schooled!". Not only is it a group number (thus more of a "We Are" song), but Lincoln and his friends have very opposing views of the transition to middle school. Eh, it's more of a Disney Acid Sequence anyway.
    • "I'm Gonna Be the Duke" from the movie is a straighter example.
  • "I Want" Song:
    • Luna has "Crazy Rock 'n' Roll Dream" in "Roadie to Nowhere" and "Play it Loud" in "Really Loud Music."
    • In the movie, Lincoln gets a song called "Ordinary Me."
  • Incessant Music Madness: In "The Crying Dame", Lily keeps playing Fenton's catchy song over and over again, much to her siblings' annoyance. This leads them to get rid of him.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: When Lori cries, she's often an unpleasant sight, complete with her makeup running. Notable examples include when Bobby broke up with her in "Save the Date" and when she has to say goodbye to Bobby in "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos".
  • Jar Potty: In "Brawl in the Family", Lana says anyone who has to use the bathroom has to use a bucket because Leni is moping in the bathroom.
  • The Jinx: Averted, but invoked in "No Such Luck". Lynn accuses Lincoln of being a jinx when she loses a game the one time he attended said game, and Lincoln goes along with this so that he can have some alone time. This backfires quite badly once the family starts excluding Lincoln from fun activities and even makes him eat breakfast outside.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Lynn's Freudian Excuse (as revealed in "Middle Men") comes from all the students pranking and bullying her.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films: In "The Price of Admission", Lincoln secretly watches a horror movie called The Harvester and becomes paranoid of everything around him.
  • Last-Second Word Swap:
    • In "Butterfly Effect", Luna very nearly name-drops AC/DC's "Highway to Hell", but she says, "Hello!" upon the last word.
    • In "Potty Mouth", the Loud siblings almost say, "damn it" several times in front of Lily, but they switch it with other words that begin with D.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: It's right there in the theme song:
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One boy, ten girls!

(Wouldn't trade it for the world!)

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  • Musical Episode: "Really Loud Music."
  • Never My Fault: Lori never takes responsibility for breaking wind and always tries to blame it on her shoes. No one believes her, though.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In "Brawl in the Family", Lincoln unintentionally reignites the fight between Lori and Leni by casually bringing up the times one of them insulted the other.
  • Ocular Gushers:
    • Lily cries waterfalls occasionally, like when her toy breaks in "Baby Steps".
    • Lisa of all people wails waterfalls in "11 Louds A-Leapin'" when she learns about how much Mr. Grouse misses his family. She cries like this again when the family decides to spend time with Mr. Grouse.
    • All the sisters cry waterfalls at the sight of a polar bear in "The Green House".
  • Odd Name Out:
    • As mentioned above, Rita is the only Loud family member whose first name doesn't start with an L.
    • Lincoln's the only Loud in the main family whose name has more than four letters.
  • The One Guy: Lincoln is the only boy in this family of eleven siblings.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In "The Crying Dame", Lily is so gloomy about Fenton's disappearance that she doesn't even feel like crying.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The Loud siblings dress as each other while they're on a video call with Pop Pop in "Cover Girls". Bobby also falls for Lily's not-so-good Lori disguise (note that Lily was a small baby at the time).
  • Potty Dance:
    • Lincoln jumps up and down in "Bathroom Break!" when Lucy is reading her poem about running water as he is waiting for Lori to come out of the bathroom.
    • Lana and Lola get a bit squirmy after they finish their Flippies in "Mall of Duty".
    • Lincoln paces around and jumps a lot when he's waiting in line for the bathroom in "In Tents Debate".
    • In "Kick the Bucket List", Leni squirms when she asks a rock with Clyde's face on it to watch Lana and Lola so she can use the bathroom.
    • In "Pipe Dreams", all the siblings are in line for the bathroom, and a few (such as Lincoln and Lucy) are visibly squirming.
  • Potty Emergency:
    • This happens to Lincoln quite frequently. Since there are thirteen people living in the house and there's only one bathroom, it's kind of inevitable. Notable examples include the aptly-titled pilot episode "Bathroom Break!", and "In Tents Debate" when Lori, Lucy, Leni, Lola, and Lily intentionally make a long line so that he'll choose the beach over Dairyland.
    • In "Raw Deal", Lynn dashes to the gas station bathroom, only to find out that there's a long line. This is foreshadowed by Lucy saying she'd have her patience tested.
  • Potty Failure: An intentional and offscreen example happens in "Schooled!" when Lily soils herself on purpose to get out of going to preschool.
  • Precocious Crush: Clyde has one on Lori. In the first two seasons, he would frequently get nosebleeds whenever he saw her.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • In "The Loudest Yard", Lynn tells Lincoln that Raw Eggs Make You Stronger. Cut to him having a Vomit Discretion Shot in the bathroom.
    • In "Sitting Bull", Lynn once again gets a few kids to eat raw eggs so they'll be able to work out better, but they only end up throwing up.
    • In "Frog Wild", Lincoln and Lana save several frogs from being dissected and set them free. Since those frogs have spent most of their lives inside, they have no idea how to escape predators.
    • In "Driving Miss Hazy", Lincoln has Leni play a racing game so she can learn to drive. She still fails her driver's test because playing a racing video game is nothing like learning to drive an actual car.
  • Raw Eggs Make You Stronger:
  • Slice of Life: The show is about Lincoln and his ten sisters making their way through life.
  • Sound Effect Bleep:
    • In "Get the Message", Lincoln is furious with Lori for breaking his VR glasses, so he rants at her via voicemail. This is censored by Luna loudly playing the guitar. At the end of the episode after Lori has found Lincoln's "Why _ is the worst sister ever" note, she shouts something that is covered up by Luna playing her guitar (again).
    • In "Potty Mouth", whenever someone says, "Damn it!", it is always censored by a sound in the background (i.e. the TV falling over). By the end of the episode, however, an actual bleep is used when a very angry Lily swears after Charles snatches away her donut.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: In "No Such Luck", Lynn angrily accuses Lincoln of being a jinx after her team loses the one time Lincoln was there. Lincoln initially starts to argue until he realizes he can get some extra alone time.
  • Toilet Humor: Happens often. As an example, Lily would often soil her diaper and frequently say, "Poo-poo!" in the first four seasons prior to becoming toilet-trained in season 5.
  • Took a Level In Jerkass: In "One of the Boys", the male versions of the sisters start off as fun-loving (if crude at times) and cool, but then they all start to bully Lincoln in the second half of the episode.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Each of the sisters are either tomboyish or girly to some extent, but twin sisters Lana and Lola are the most obvious example.
  • T-Word Euphemism: The word "dammit" is referred to as "the D-word" in "Potty Mouth".
  • Villain Song:
    • "Changing Luna", sung by the judges Doug and Michelle in "Really Loud Music."
    • The movie has "The Duchess I Must Be," sung by Morag.
  • Visual Pun: In "Two Boys and a Baby", Lily's dirty diaper hits a ceiling fan (a subtle reference to the phrase "shit hits the fan").
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot:
    • In "Changing the Baby", when Lincoln tries to hypnotize Lily, the latter vomits over his shoulder.
    • Near the end of "Cover Girls", Lily pukes while she's dressed as Lori.
  • Wham! Line: In "L is for Love", Luna is in love with someone named Sam and is seen hanging out with a few people. Then at the end of the episode, one of Luna's friends says to a blonde girl, "See ya later, Sam!", revealing that Luna actually likes girls.
  • Your Makeup Is Running:
    • Lori's makeup tends to run whenever she cries.
    • Lola's makeup gets runny when she wails, like in "Strife of the Party" when she feels remorseful for upsetting Lana.


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