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Episode Information

"Change of Heart" is the thirty-third episode of the second season and the eighty-fifth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Clyde is desperate to learn how to act normal around Lori, so he enlists Leni's help.

Synopsis

As Lincoln sits in the dining room, reading a book while eating carrot sticks, there's a knock at the door. Lori walks downstairs while talking on the phone, and answers the door. It turns out to be Clyde, and upon seeing Lori, he suffers a massive nosebleed, and passes out, unwittingly getting blood on her shoes. After Lori screams in horror, due to this being the fourth time Clyde's done this to her, Lori wishes for Clyde to act completely normal. When Lori leaves, he regains consciousness, and (apparently having heard Lori while passed out) wishes he too can act normal around Lori. After plugging Clyde's bleeding nostrils with a couple carrot sticks, Lincoln notices Leni talking to Mr. Grouse on how to control his anger, after Charles took a dump on his yard again. Seeing Leni give Mr. Grouse advice that works, Lincoln gets an idea. Later, in the living room, Lincoln explains Clyde's dilemma to Leni, and she says that she knows exactly how to help Clyde.

Later, Lori cautiously comes downstairs, and asks Lincoln if Clyde's still around, because she fears that he will ruin her last best pair of shoes with his nosebleeds. Lincoln states that Clyde will be fine, since he's with Leni. Lori looks in the dining room, and sees Clyde having a nice conversation with Leni. In the backyard, as Lori practices her golfing, she gets hit on by a Frisbee Lynn and Lana are playing with. When Lori goes to pick up her golf ball, he hears Clyde talking to Leni in his robotic voice. When Lori heads into the kitchen to get a snack, she sees Clyde and Leni having another conversation, when suddenly, Lynn and Lana's Frisbee flies in from the window, and hits Clyde squarely on his nose, causing his nose to start bleeding, and some of that blood splashes onto Leni's sandals. When Lori sees Clyde's blood on Leni's sandals, she believes that Clyde loves Leni now, and excitedly heads out to go shoe shopping.

Later, when Lori comes back from shoe shopping, Leni gets a call from Clyde, and Lori overhears their conversation. When she hears Leni call Clyde thoughtful for getting her shoe cleaning supplies, Lori looks over all of the gifts Clyde gave her, she admits that while she doesn't like Clyde's crush on her, he was always pretty thoughtful. As she reminisces of all the thoughtful things Clyde did for her, Lori realizes that what's happening is wrong, and wants his love again.

Lori tries to coax Clyde into liking her again by giving him lemonade, but Clyde suddenly goes frozen, ignoring any of Lori's words. When Lori leaves, it turns out that Clyde was following Leni's advice of doing the ABCs in his head. Later, Lincoln and Clyde are reading comics outside, and Lori comes out, wearing a scarf Clyde made. However, Clyde just stares at her, and slowly heads into the house. It turns out that Clyde was once again following Leni's advice, which was holding his breath. Wish Clyde making good progress, Leni says that he's ready for the final step: having a conversation. However, Leni says that this will take some practice.

At the McBride house, Clyde is practicing on how to have a normal conversation with Lori. Leni arrives, dressed like Lori, and Clyde tries to talk normally. He succeeds, and it is shown that he was able to talk normally because of an ice pack resting on his belly as a distraction. At that moment, Lori arrives with a limited edition Ace Savvy comic as a surefire way to win back Clyde. Unfortunately, she hears Clyde and Leni chatting inside, and hears Clyde say that Leni is beautiful. Now fed up with the attention Clyde is giving Leni, Lori decides to look like Leni herself, thinking that her good looks will win back Clyde. When the remaining siblings question why Lori cares about Clyde loving her, Lori simply tells them to buzz off, claiming she knows what she's doing. However, Lori soon realizes that she should just apologize to Clyde.

With Clyde ready to have a normal conversation with Lori, he begins heading off to the Loud residence. With Lori ready to apologize to Clyde, she's prepared to leave. When Lori opens the door, he sees him in front of her, and apologizes to him, saying that she should accept the fact that he likes Leni, and hugs him. However, Clyde suffers another massive nosebleed, and passes out. When Lori and Lincoln bring Clyde into the house, Lori explains to Lincoln that she was simply apologizing to Clyde because of the fact that he likes Leni now. Lincoln, however, explains that Clyde doesn't like Leni. Lori tries to back her statement by saying that she saw Clyde acting like a robot at Leni, he bled on her shoes, and heard him say Leni was beautiful. Lincoln clears everything up by saying that Clyde acting like a robot was because he was showing Leni what he does when he's near her, the blood on Leni's sandals was because he got hit on the nose, and Clyde calling Leni beautiful was because Leni was dressed like her. When Lori questions why this was happening, Lincoln explains that Leni was just teaching Clyde how to act normal around her, just like she wanted. This causes Lori to become happy, knowing that Clyde never stopped loving her.

S2E18A I'm glad the old Clyde's back

Lori is happy that Clyde is back to his usual obsessive self.

When Leni arrives, still dressed as Lori, Clyde regains consciousness, and sees Lori and Leni in front of him. However, he sees two Loris present, and ends up going full robot mode. Despite getting blood on her shoes again, Lori is happy that the old Clyde is back.

Cast

Luna and Lisa have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • This episode aired on the same day as the death of legendary voice actress, June Foray.
  • This is the sixth piece of Loud House media to depict Clyde on the title card, after "Deuces Wild!", "Two Boys and a Baby", "Roughin' It", "Baby Steps", and "Out of the Picture".
  • This is the fourth episode where one sibling impersonates another. The first episode was "Cover Girls", and the second was "The Loudest Yard", and the third was "Potty Mouth".
  • This is the fifteenth time Lincoln is not the main focus (instead Clyde, Lori, and Leni are).
    • This is also the third episode where Clyde is the main focus, with the first two being "Baby Steps" and "Back Out There".
    • This is the fourth time Lori is the main focus.
    • As of this episode, Clyde is the second person, besides Lincoln, to have more than two episodes focusing on him.
    • This is the first Season 2 episode where Leni has a big role.
    • This the fourth episode that focuses more than one character besides Lincoln. The other three were "Patching Things Up" (the Loud twins), "Pets Peeved" (the Loud pets), and "Back Out There" (Clyde, Zach, Liam, and Rusty).
  • This is the twenty-sixth time Lincoln does not speak to the viewers.
    • Season 2, Episode 18 is the eighth episode where Lincoln does not speak to the viewers in either segment.
  • This is the seventh piece of Loud House media to be directed solely by Kyle Marshall. The others were the shorts "Slice of Life" and "Deuces Wild!", and the episodes "Frog Wild", "Pulp Friction", "Room With a Feud", "Garage Banned", "Friend or Faux?", "Mall of Duty", "The Crying Dame", and "Snow Way Out".
    • This is also the first Kyle Marshall-directed episode not to be boarded by Ari Castleton.
  • This is the third episode where Lori talks about Carol (possibly Carol Pingrey) over the phone. The first was in "Spell It Out", and the second was in "Job Insecurity".
  • Mr. Grouse seems to be unaware of Alaska and Hawaii's existence, since he thinks that there are only 48 states in America.
    • This is proven when he decides to recite the states in alphabetical order. He doesn't say Alaska, which is the second state name in alphabetical order.
  • In this episode, Luan didn't make any jokes.
  • Leni is shown to be playing video games with Lincoln and Clyde. This makes it the second time she was seen playing, as she was playing the first time in "Driving Miss Hazy".
    • It's also ironic, considering she previously stated she doesn't like video games in "Changing the Baby".
  • This is the episode where Lori says "literally" the most times in a single episode, with a total of six times.
  • This episode shows Lori has an inner voice in her head.
  • Innuendo: When Lola heard Lori talking to herself in the bathroom, Lola, who was horrified at what she heard, remarks "I don't think I need to tinkle after all.", which seems to imply that she wet herself.
  • Irony:
    • Lori was annoyed by Clyde's obsession on her, but when he started to be less obsessed, she was worried about it.
    • Clyde tried to learn to act normal around Lori, but she wanted him to stay this way.
  • Moral:

References

  • Change of Heart - The title of this episode is a phrase that means to move to a different opinion or attitude.
  • The Simpsons - The premise of this episode is similar to the subplot of The Simpsons episode Homer Scissorhands, where Lisa spies on Milhouse after he becomes infatuated with a girl named Taffy.
    • The parts where Lori argues with her brain is similar to instances on the show where characters have done the same.
  • Toy Story 3 - The teddy bear from Clyde is similar to Lotso.

Errors

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The voice of Luan played Luna?

S2E18A Get your own

Lincoln, since when you have perfect teeth?

  • Possible: When Clyde got a nosebleed on Lori's shoes for the penultimate time, her shoes get bloody. In the next scene, the blood disappears. She may have quickly changed shoes before then.
  • During the credits, Cristina Pucelli was shown as the voice of Luna in the episode, unfortunately, this was a typo, since Luna doesn't even speak in the episode, and it was meant to be Luan.
  • In the scene where Lincoln is playing video games with Leni and Clyde, Lincoln lacks his chipped tooth.
  • When Lori's hairbrush snapped the broken end was facing forward (Lori's perspective) but when she returned to the mirror the broken end is facing backward.
    • Also the broken end of Lori's reflection is facing the front.

Running Gags

  • Lori's shoes getting ruined by Clyde's nosebleeds.
  • Clyde stuttering whenever he sees Lori.
  • Lori eavesdropping on Clyde and Leni.
  • Lori thinking that Clyde loves Leni, and tries to win him back.
  • Lori's flashbacks about herself and Clyde.
  • Mr. Grouse getting angry and reciting all American states to calm down.