This page describes all of Clyde McBride's relationships with his family and friends.
Howard and Harold
Clyde loves his parents. They are much too overprotective of Clyde, since he is their only child. They tuck him in every night, are very attentive towards him, and always help him with school projects. As seen in "Roughin' It", they will not let Clyde out of their supervision unless he is at school or with Lincoln.
Clyde is not embarrassed of his dads' helicopter-parent tendencies. He seems to like it, even when they treat him like a baby (for example, Howard always spoon-feeds Clyde his food at dinner). It is revealed in "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru" that Clyde hugs his dads very often, despite how it might seem unmanly to people like Lincoln.
In "Snow Way Down" after a whole day of his dads being overprotective on their winter vacation, Lincoln points this out to Clyde and asks his dads to let go a little, and was irritated when they couldn't even though they said they would. He then planned to ride down the Ramp of Insanity, but backed out after realizing how dangerous it was. When his dads and Lincoln tell him they went to the ramp to stop him, but got stuck, Clyde rescues them using a grappling hook to climb up to them, his sled to ride down the ramp and a parachute to land safely. This experience allowed his dads to see how their son is capable of handling himself and promise not to be so overprotective.
Clyde has a nice relationship with all the Loud family siblings. He is the only boy in Royal Woods that tolerates Lincoln's sisters' antics. Because Clyde is an only child, he feels a little alone. This is why he usually spends his time with the Louds and is considered an honorary member of the family.
Clyde is Lincoln's best friend, so both of the boys are very close with each other like brothers. Clyde is endlessly loyal to Lincoln. The only thing about Clyde that annoys Lincoln is his obsession with Lori, but this never gets in the way of their friendship. Because of their closeness, Clyde has called Lincoln his brother-in-law (in the Polish dub). As often mentioned in various episodes, their friendship name is Clincoln McCloud. The two boys like to cosplay as Ace Savvy and One-Eyed Jack together.
Clyde has a tendency to unnecessarily hug Lincoln when he assumes the worst. As seen in "Making the Case".
In "Changing the Baby", Clyde spies on Lincoln and thinks he is replacing him with Lily. This makes him sad and prompts him to dress up as a baby in an attempt to win Lincoln back. In the end, Lincoln tells Clyde that he will never replace him and that they are friends forever.
In "Overnight Success", Lincoln and Clyde plan a sleepover. Lincoln gets mad when Clyde wants to spend time with his sisters and cancels their slumber party in an outburst. Later on, Lincoln realizes that Clyde is the only person in town who is not scared of the Loud House, so they make up and watch a movie with all the sisters.
In "Two Boys and a Baby", Lincoln's whole life flashes before Clyde's eyes, showing that Clyde knows his best friend so well that he has practically lived the same life.
In "The Waiting Game", Lincoln and Clyde dance the tango together three times. They also hold hands twice.
In "Intern for the Worse", they compete against each other for an unlimited free Flippee cup until they realized Flip was using them.
In "Tricked!", the duo scoped out Huntington Manor to gain full-size candy bars for Halloween and conspire to pose as two boys that strike a very strong resemblance to them both to get in. They accidentally bump into Hank and Hawk while sneaking away and Lincoln tells them they can score the most candy at Franklin Ave., keeping them unaware of the full-size candies in Huntington Manor. Upon trick-or-treating time, they successfully pull off their trick to get inside and score full bags of candy as Ace Savvy and One-Eyed Jack. However, they find their street completely trashed, which they learn was because of Hank and Hawk running rampant on Franklin Avenue. Because of their actions, nobody came to Lucy's corn maze. Lincoln and Clyde set out to make things right by getting the candy back from them. But they were caught before they could get away and are thrown into a dumpster after actually being turned into human pretzels. They then realize that they can get back at the bullies with blood because of how nauseous they got during their first encounter. They lure them both into Lucy's corn maze, where they are terrorized and get a bucket of blood dumped on them. With Hank and Hawk scared out of their street, Lincoln and Clyde give away their full-size candy to trick-or-treaters and declare their Halloween a success by eating half of their last candy bar.
In "Teachers' Union", Lincoln and Clyde worked together to get Mrs. Johnson and Coach Pacowski to go on a date together so that gym class can be better. Unfortunately, due to getting their information about him inaccurate, their date went terribly. They confess to being responsible for the date going wrong and run away from their enraged teacher through the obstacle course. During the chase, Coach suffers a massive blow to his head and he falls for Nurse Patty. The next day, Lincoln and Clyde immediately get to work on getting Mrs. Johnson and the janitor together.
In "Deal Me Out", it is revealed that Clyde and Lincoln meet five years earlier when Lincoln was chasing after Lynn, who was separated from their mother. During the chase, Lynn passed by Clyde, and Lincoln ended up crashing into him, giving the latter a nosebleed. Lincoln apologized to him, and offered his cape to wipe his nose.
Lori dislikes Clyde because of his obsession with her. Whenever he is around her, he involuntarily acts like a robot ("Does not compute! Circuit overload!") and bleeds from his nose.
In "Left in the Dark", Lincoln and Clyde decide that it is best to watch the show separately, because Clyde will obsess over Lori if he comes over. Later, Clyde asks Lincoln if his sister will be interested in dating younger men (obviously referring to himself) which Lori overhears and answers directly to him "never gonna happen."
In "Heavy Meddle", Clyde mentions that Lori gives great advice, such as when she told him to "never be himself", which he doesn't seem to mind.
In "Butterfly Effect", Lori dates Clyde after breaking up with Bobby. At the end of the episode, they can be seen riding a bike together, apparently having gotten married. This is used as a gag, happening only in what appears to be Lincoln's imagination, and is not mentioned in further episodes.
In "Chore and Peace", Clyde receives a message from Walt that Lori wrote that was meant for Bobby and broke the news to him, making Clyde confident enough to attempt to woo Lori. Later, he asks if their couple name should be either "Clori" or "Llyde". However, she tells him that she and Bobby are together again, and he loses his confidence immediately with a nosebleed.
In "Two Boys and a Baby", Clyde tells Lily a story in which he is a knight who ends up living happily with "Princess Lori".
In "Save the Date", Clyde attempts to woo Lori while discussed as a waiter at the French-Mex restaurant when she and Bobby attempt to patch up their relationship, and tries to sabotage Bobby so he can get close to her. This plan fails as Lori is oblivious to his presence and ultimately, she makes up with Bobby, much to Clyde's displeasure.
In "A Fair to Remember", Lori tries to make Bobby jealous by spending the day with Clyde. Since he is unable to function around her, he is unconscious for the entire time. Lori ends up having to carry him around like a doll. She reunites with Bobby later on and thanks Clyde by sending him a gift box full of photos from their day out.
In "One Flu Over the Loud House", Clyde cries hysterically after learning that Lori has come down with the flu. He then makes it his mission to bring some of his dads' good food to the sick Louds.
In "11 Louds a Leapin'", Lori willingly kisses Clyde under a mistletoe as an act of good will towards him, once again showing that she does care about him, despite often getting annoyed at his attempts to win her over.
In "Lock 'n' Loud", Lori vouched for Clyde when Bobby was interrogating him, showing that she does care for him.
In "Change of Heart", when it seems that Clyde has become smitten with Leni instead of her, Lori tries to win back his affection after realizing that she actually missed the way he doted on her in the past. Later, after realizing that she should apologize to him, Lori admits that Clyde has made her feel good about herself and that anyone would be lucky to be his crush. Also, it was from that point on that Lori now considers Clyde to be a close friend rather than a nuisance.
Clyde and Leni's relationship seems to be pretty good.
In "Overnight Success", she asks for his help on a new facial cream she needs to test on, before trying it. She also seems to enjoy his company at the sleepover.
In "Along Came a Sister", Clyde recalls one time on Halloween when Leni mistook his spider costume for a real spider and sprayed him with bug spray. Of course, this was just her arachnophobia getting the better of her.
In "The Whole Picture", Leni cools Clyde down, after he passes out from seeing Lori, and tells Lisa not to say Lori's name so loud.
In "Kick the Bucket List", Leni offers to ride on the teeter-totter with Clyde, but he declines, as he wants to do it with Lincoln, by drawing him on a rock.
In "Change of Heart", Leni helps Clyde not to act nervous around Lori, which led Lori to believe that they liked each other.
Luna and Clyde don't have many interactions, but they get along very well. In "Overnight Success", it is shown that he does enjoy listening to her playing rock music.
In "For Bros About to Rock", she teaches him, along with Lincoln, how to have a great first concert experience.
However, Clyde is sometimes annoyed by Luan's jokes like in "Kick the Bucket List".
As seen in "April Fools Rules", Luan has severely pranked Clyde in the past on April Fools' Day.
In "Fool Me Twice", Clyde watches over her to make sure that Luan does not prank her family on April Fools Day.
She and Clyde have a good relationship.
In "Making the Case", Clyde was worried about Lynn accidentally stepping on the rake behind her which did result in a series of escalating mishaps.
In "Overnight Success", when Lynn offers Clyde to play with her in a simple game of hackysack, he enthusiastically accepts it and plays with her.
Lucy and Clyde have a good relationship.
As seen in "A Fair to Remember", Lucy often brings messages from Lori to Clyde (in order to keep him from seeing Lori and freaking out).
Despite their friendship, Clyde inadvertently helps expose Lucy as the culprit who clogged the bathroom toilet in "Sleuth or Consequences".
In "Baby Steps", he helps Lucy come up with a rhyme for Lori, but it was a plan by Lincoln.
She and Clyde have a good relationship. In "Overnight Success", it is shown that Clyde enjoys playing with Lana's pets.
In "Kick the Bucket List", she and Lola beat up Clyde after he accidentally destroys their sandcastle.
She and Clyde have a good relationship. In "Overnight Success", it is shown that Clyde enjoys Lola's makeovers.
In "Kick the Bucket List", she and Lana beat up Clyde after he accidentally destroys their sandcastle.
In "Out of the Picture", she thanks Lincoln and Clyde for getting her good photo into the yearbook.
Lisa seems to get along well with Clyde most of the time. She treats him similarly to how she treats her sisters. Lisa has used Clyde as a test subject and called him a fool in the past, but seems to like him nonetheless. Clyde doesn't mind being used as part of her experiments.
In "Baby Steps", he ties her shoelaces and tells him he is a lifesaver, however, it was part of Lincoln's plan.
In "Making the Grade", Lisa takes his seat next to Lincoln, leaving him heartbroken that he couldn't sit next to his best friend anymore.
Clyde and Lily get along very well. Just like Lincoln and his sisters, Clyde can't resist the baby of the family.
In "Changing the Baby", Clyde fears that Lily will replace him as Lincoln's new best friend, and tries to win Lincoln back, by dressing up as a baby. When he realizes how cute Lily is, Clyde admits that he can't stay mad at her, and decides to spend some time with her.
In "Overnight Success", Clyde was playing with Lily for a little while as Leni was shampooing his hair.
In "Two Boys and a Baby", Clyde helps Lincoln babysit Lily, thinking it would be an easy task only to find out that it's much more difficult than intended. Lily at one point tears off strands of Clyde's hair while she throws a tantrum.
In "Baby Steps", Lily goes to Clyde with a storybook and Clyde agrees as he reads to Lily about the story.
Due to his obsession with Lori, Clyde despises her boyfriend Bobby. In "Two Boys and a Baby", Clyde's above-mentioned story ends with Bobby getting eaten by a monster, and in "Attention Deficit", Clyde mentions that on his volcano project, Bobby is inside the volcano boiling in hot lava. In "Save the Date", he repeatedly tries to humiliate Bobby to no avail.
Bobby does not feel the same way towards Clyde, as seen in "For Bros About to Rock" and "A Fair to Remember". In these episodes, Bobby acts kindly around him and also calls him "bro". At the end of the latter episode, Clyde performs a friendly handshake with Bobby, and does not act angrily around him (perhaps because he already fulfilled his dream of going on a date with Lori). This means that they could be on good terms.
However, in "11 Louds a Leapin'", Clyde hoped that Bobby got caught in Mr. Grouse's yard, and taken into his house forever. So, he likely still despises him.
In "Cheater by the Dozen", Clyde thinks that Bobby is cheating on Lori and he was very angry with him.
In "Dance, Dance Resolution", Clyde covers for Lincoln by dancing with one of his four dates: Haiku, a friend of Lucy. Clyde admits to Haiku that he is smitten with "an older woman," Lori. Haiku explains to him that she is also hoping to enter an impossible relationship with a 200-year-old vampire boy. They smile and have a conversation about unrequited love. Haiku tells Lincoln later in the episode that she enjoys Clyde, because they "share the same pain". She and Clyde share a slow dance together at the end, all while looking at photos of their respective crushes.
In "Shell Shock", Clyde is partnered with Penelope to take care of an egg for the week. The two seem to have a good relationship with each other, as they are both willing to work together, and quickly get along well in taking care of their egg, which they name "Calliope".
Clyde apparently sees his beloved pet cat Cleopawtra as a sibling. She is easily angered, and can get dangerous around Clyde, which is why he has a time-out crate for her.