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Episode Information

"Anti-Social" is the forty-seventh episode of the second season and the ninety-ninth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

The kids try to convince their Dad of the wonders of modern technology after he declares war on their electronic devices.

Synopsis

Lynn Sr. arrives home, and greets his family. However, all of the family members have their faces glued to their phone screens. Realizing that his family is not listening to them, he opens the front door and slams it shut, catching everyone's attention. When Lynn Sr. says that they need to take their faces off their phones for at least a few moments, they deny, saying that their whole lives depend on their phones. Because of this, Lynn Sr. threatens to shut off the Internet supply if they don't comply with his demands. Fearing on losing their Internet, Lori suggests that they show Lynn Sr. the marvels of technology, and how it makes life more beneficial.

Sometime later, Lynn Sr. arrives back from the grocery store and goes through a list of chores for his kids to do. Lori steps in to help by sending them text messages to remind them. Lynn Sr. amazed that Lori was able to remind them so quickly, asks her if she can teach him how to text. Although the process is slow, Lynn Sr. manages to get texting down, but not entirely. Later, when Lynn Sr. needs to use the bathroom, the line ends up being long, and the twins propose that Lynn Sr. play a freemium type game, and Lynn Sr. becomes so invested with the game, he neglects using the restroom like he intended. Later, Lynn Sr. wants to upload an old photo of himself onto social media, but none of them seem good enough to his preferences. Leni comes in, and tells him about photo filters, which Lynn Sr. highly appreciates. Later, Lynn Sr. is in the garage, playing his cowbell with Kotaro playing a keyboard. When Lynn Sr. requests Luna and Luan to hang up flyers around town, they instead suggest that they livestream their concert, so that way, they can play their music without having to go anywhere. By now, Lynn Sr. is invested into all the wonders of technology, and when he texts his kids if they would like faster Internet as thanks for showing him how amazing technology is, the kids begin cheering with excitement.

Unfortunately, at this point, Lynn Sr. has become too attached to his devices, as he refuses to help out Lincoln with his social studies homework, uploads embarrassing images of Lori and Lincoln when they were younger, puts too much focus on livestreaming his cooking, taking photos of dinner, and tossing said dinner out the window when he becomes dissatisfied with how it looks. The next day, the family arrives home, but when Lynn Sr. doesn't say hi to them due to his attachment to his devices, Lori slams the front door to get his attention. When the siblings want their father to take a break from his devices, he barks at them like a dog, not wanting to give up his devices.

S2E25B Lincoln and Lynn Sr. playing chess

Proof that you don't need technology to have fun.

The siblings hold a meeting, and realize that Lynn Sr. has become them earlier. They realize that the only way to fully get his attention is cut off the Internet. The moment the siblings do so, Lynn Sr. runs up to Lori and Leni's room, saying that he feels weak without the Internet. When the siblings reveal that he has become them, Lynn Sr. apologizes, and promises to spend more time with them. To help him, the siblings proceed to shut off their devices, and do fun activities together, such as playing chess with Lincoln, jam out with Luna, do laundry with Lori, playing with Lucy's tarot cards, play blocks with Lily, build a model molecule with Lisa, play hockey with Lynn, play duck, duck, goose with Lola and Lana, and juggling with Luan. With Lynn Sr. now happy without the use of modern technology, Lisa suggests that they turn the Internet back on, but Lori insists they can wait another day. As the siblings request to be with their father, Lynn Sr. insists that they can do all of their requests together.

Cast

Mr. Grouse has no lines in this episode.

Trivia

S2E25B SOCKIT2ME

Sock innuendo.

  • This is the ninth time that the full episode premiered, rather than airing the two parts of the episode separately. The other episodes to do this were "Left in the Dark"/"Get the Message", "Heavy Meddle"/"Making the Case", "Along Came a Sister"/"Chore and Peace", "Project Loud House"/"In Tents Debate", "The Sweet Spot"/"A Tale of Two Tables", "The Price of Admission"/"One Flu Over the Loud House", "ARGGH! You For Real?"/"Garage Banned", and "Legends"/"Mall of Duty".
  • This episode, along with its sister episode, "The Crying Dame", premiered on Black Friday 2017, before the premiere of Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie.
  • When Lynn Sr. started a social media account, his username is "Chef_Cowbell_92".
    • The "Chef" in his username is an obvious reference to him being the house cook, as shown in "Making the Grade" and "Fed Up".
    • The "Cowbell" in his username could be a callback to him using one in "House Music" and "Friend or Faux?".
    • It may be entirely possible that the "92" in his username could allude to the birth year of the episode's storyboard artist, Jordan Rosato, who was born in 1992.
  • According to Lori in this episode, she refers to her preteen or tween years as her "awkward stage".
    • It is also revealed that Lori used to wear glasses or it's quite possible Lori wears contacts.
    • The bead necklace Lori is wearing spells "L-U-V"
    • The bead necklace Lori is working on spells "B-E-A-D-S".
    • This is the second episode Lori was seen with her braces with the first being "Come Sale Away".
  • This is the thirty-third episode where Lincoln doesn’t speak to the viewers.
  • This is the first time Lori takes a lead in the situation of the episode.
  • This marks Mr. Grouse's first non-speaking appearance.
  • This twentieth time Lincoln is not the head main focus (instead Lynn Sr. is).
    • This is the third (excluding the main focuses with Lincoln) that Lynn Sr. is the main focus.
      • As of this episode, Lynn Sr. is second the third character besides Lincoln to be the main focus (excluding the main focuses with Lincoln).
  • Timeline:
    • After "Sleuth or Consequences", because Lisa uses the family lavatory.
    • After "House Music", because Lynn Sr. knows how to play a cowbell.
    • After "Raw Deal", because Lucy still has her tarot cards.
    • After "Vantastic Voyage", because Lynn Sr. became friends with Kotaro.
    • After "Out of the Picture", because Leni knows how to use the back camera on her cell phone.
    • After "Job Insecurity", because Mr. Grouse is aware on how to use a laptop.
      • Also Lynn Sr. is seen returning home wearing an apron, meaning he was returning from his chef's job.
    • After "Friend or Faux?", because Lynn Sr. and Kotaro have started a band.
  • Moral: You must take a break from your favorite things from time to time.

References

  • Anti-Social - The title is a reference to being anti-social, which means to lack any consideration for the well-being of others.
  • The Tom & Jerry Show - This episode title is similar from the 2014 reboot called "Auntie Social".
  • The Fairly OddParents - The title card of this episode is similar to "App Trap".
  • Duran Duran - Luna mentions the group's song, "Hungry Like the Wolf".
  • Britney Spears - Luna also mentions this pop singer's song, "Oops! I Did it Again".
  • The Clash - The picture Luan and Luna used for The Clang's webpage is a takeoff of the album London Calling by The Clash.
    • Furthermore, The Clang is a reference to The Clash.
  • Friends - When Lynn Sr. is looking at his "gym-bod" selfie and he says, "How you doin'?" which is Joey Tribbiani's, a character from the WB sitcom, pick-up line.
  • François Parisi - The song "Ballad du Paris" plays when Lynn Sr. tries to make pizza.

Errors

  • Plot hole: This episode seems to imply that Lynn Sr. is completely clueless on how technology is used, even though his former occupation was an IT, which requires some knowledge on how technology works.
    • It could be that Lynn Sr. forgot how to use technology (such as phones and laptops) works after he got his chef's job.
  • When Lincoln's "Potty Champ" photo is shown, he is on the toilet, but in "The Whole Picture", he is using an actual potty.
    • His expression in the photo is similar to the one he made in his childhood photo of bathing with Lynn (probably due to the same storyboard artist, Jordan Rosato).
  • When Lynn Sr. takes pictures of the pizza, some parts of the plates are eaten off.
  • During the scene when Lori is showing Lynn Sr. how to text, Lori's eyelashes are missing.
  • In the scene where the Loud Kids are celebrating their father giving them faster internet, Lisa's hand is shown on Lily's tongue, having gone through the back of Lily's head.

Running Gags

  • The siblings showing Lynn Sr. what makes technology so amazing.
  • Lynn Sr. becoming too attached to his devices.
  • Someone slamming a door to get everyone's attention.
  • When someone says that they're cutting off the Internet, someone would insist on cutting off the oxygen supply in response.


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