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Episode Information

"Attention Deficit" is the thirty-first episode of The Loud House.

Plot

After his parents are too busy with his sisters, Lincoln spends more time at Clyde's house, when his dads give Lincoln more attention.

Synopsis

Lincoln is hard at work making a model volcano. He tries to ask his parents for assistance, but they're too preoccupied trying to help his sisters. Lincoln then tells the viewers that in a family as big as his, he can't get some assistance from his parents.

As Lincoln and Clyde head to school with their model volcanoes (with Lincoln's being messy and clumpy, while Clyde's is well detailed), Lincoln compliments on how well crafted Clyde's model volcano is. Clyde tells him that his dads assisted him in making it the entire weekend. He then suggests that Lincoln come by his house to help him, which he happily obliges to.

After their day of school, Lincoln and Clyde head to Clyde's house. The moment they enter, Clyde's dads, Howard and Harold, quickly pamper to Lincoln, such as fixing a loose button on his polo, fixing the sole on his shoe and evening out his sideburns. Later, they serve dinner and Lincoln is amazed at the fact that they play classical music and eat actual meat instead of foiled packages. After they're done eating, Lincoln, Clyde, Howard and Harold all relax on massaging chairs, with Lincoln telling the viewers that he's finally getting some attention.

Lincoln heads back home, but the moment he walks in Lynn bumps into him and suspiciously asks him what he's been up to. Lincoln tells her all about the excitements of hanging at Clyde's house and she wants to join him, wanting to improve her bat swings.

The next day, after Lincoln and Lynn leave the McBride residence, they arrive back home and encounter Luna who notices subtle changes on Lynn's appearance. Like Lynn yesterday, she gets suspicious about their activity and they tell Luna about their time at Clyde's. After they tell her, Luna promises to keep it a secret.

Lincoln enters Clyde's house and mentions that he can tolerate a couple sisters, when suddenly the other sisters come in one by one. Lincoln chastises Luna, believing that she spilled the beans on everyone else, but she said that she never did. However, she did sing about it in the shower. In a flashback, while Luna was singing about the attention and respect she got at Clyde's house, the other sisters eavesdropped on her and heard every word she said. With that, they all agreed to spend time at Clyde's house. With these turn of events, Lincoln is unable to get any attention and assistance into finishing his model volcano. When Lincoln tries to tell the sisters to quiet down, he's interrupted by his sisters who thank him for introducing them to Clyde's dads. At that moment, Lincoln realizes that all the sisters wanted was some attention but since he's unable to get some help, he heads back to his own house.

When Lincoln arrives back home, Mom and Dad offer their assistance to Lincoln to help him with his project. At that exact moment, the other sisters arrive back home. Lori tells Mom and Dad that Clyde's dads snapped because of their antics. Back at the McBride house, Howard and Harold are so exhausted that they're unable to behave like their normal selves for the night.

As the sisters complain and ask for their assistance, Mom and Dad tell them to stop by saying that they want to help Lincoln first. After a few minutes (provided by a "Five Minutes Later" screen), Lincoln says that the volcano is ready and is prepared to press the button to ignite it. The moment he presses the button, the entire first floor of the house is splattered with lava.

Cast

Flip has no lines in this episode.

Trivia

Timeline
Timecards
  • Five minutes later
  • This is the first time since "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud, House", where Cristina Pucelli is listed in the credits.
  • This is the second appearance of Clyde's dads, and the first episode where they play a major role.
  • A good chunk of the story takes place outside of the Loud House.
  • Lana drives Lola's princess car in this episode.
  • Lana didn't know how to fix the toilet like she did in "Sleuth or Consequences", so this episode may chronologically take place before then.
  • In the English version, Howard's cell phone ringtone is a chorus singing "Hallelujah!". The Latin Spanish version doesn't have the chorus singing, only the background music.
  • In 2017, the episode was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the "Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)" category.
  • Apparently, this episode is no longer broadcast in Latin America.
  • This is the first episode to have the Loud parents be depicted on the title card.
  • Cliff threw a ball at Lynn Sr. without having hands.
  • This episode was skipped airing in the Philippines for unknown reasons.
  • Moral: Parents will eventually find time for each of their kids.

References

S1E16A Linc getting attention from parents

Dudley Puppy approves of this glue.

  • Attention Deficit - The title is a play on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a mental illness that prevents one person from paying attention or standing still.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy - The bottle of glue Lincoln used to make his model volcano is labeled "TUFF", which could possibly be a reference to the Butch Hartman show.

Errors

S1E16A Mom and Dad halts Loud sisters

Where's Luna?

  • Even though Clyde's dads claim Lincoln's sideburns are uneven, his sideburns aren't shown to be uneven nor are they shown to be shaved a bit.
  • When the girls beg their parents to pay attention to them while they're helping Lincoln with his volcano, Luna is nowhere with her sisters.
  • When Leni comes downstairs after another makeup malfunction, we see up past Rita's chin, but her face is blank.
    • The reason for that is revealed in "11 Louds a Leapin'" where it's shown that her chin is up higher than shown in the aforementioned scene.
  • Lisa calls Lola a "Salisbury steak stealer" when Lola snatches her fork, but the Nick.com closed captioning misreads the line as "Her moving style is very safe here."
S1E16A Sisters overheard Luna

Did Lola get a growth spurt?

  • During the flashback where Luna sings in the shower about spending some time with Clyde's dads which the rest of the girls heard, Lola looks a bit taller than she usually is.
  • Lana was able to drive Lola's Princess Car without touching the gas pedal.
  • The sewing tools Howard use to fix Lincoln's shirt appear from nowhere in his hands.
  • In the last scene where everything is covered with fake lava, there's an open window which had lava floating in the air.
  • When Howard is telling Lincoln that he needs to help Lola with her double pageant wave, the closed captions misreads the line as "double pageant wings".

Running Gags

  • Lincoln's sisters saying to him that he looks different.
  • Harold laughing after Lincoln said something about his house.
  • Someone saying "Five more minutes".