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Episode Information

"Dance, Dance Resolution" is the forty-third episode of The Loud House.

Plot

It’s the Sadie Hawkins dance at school, and Luna, Luan, Lynn, and Lucy have accidentally landed Lincoln four dates.

Synopsis

Tonight is the Sadie Hawkins Dance, and Lincoln is trying to hide from Ronnie Anne, as he wants to go to the arcade for a 2-for-1 deal. Lincoln hides from her by hiding under a table where Zach, Liam, and Rusty Spokes are sitting. Ronnie Anne enters the cafeteria where she asks the three boys where Lincoln is. Lincoln barely manages to escape.

When Lincoln gets home, he is surrounded by his sisters who eagerly ask him if Ronnie Anne asked him out to the Sadie Hawkins Dance, as Lori says is the most important event in a girl's life. Lincoln lies to them by saying that he waited for Ronnie Anne to ask him out, but she never came. The lie seems to have tricked the girls, and Lincoln claims that he got off scot-free.

Later that day, as Lincoln is about to leave to head to the arcade, Luna, Luan, Lynn, and Lucy tell Lincoln that they each found a date for him, because they felt sorry for him. Lincoln is initially shocked, but then he comes clean and tells the truth to his four sisters. Once they find out about this, they sternly force Lincoln into going to the dance, because if he doesn't, the four girls they got will be bummed.

At the dance, Lincoln attempts to date the four girls his sisters got him while Clyde supervises him on what to do. Lincoln's first date is Luna's friend, Tabby, an aspiring musician who speaks in a slight British accent. His second date is Luan's friend, Giggles, who attends clown school. His third date is Lucy's friend, Haiku, who is an upcoming poet. His fourth and last date is Lynn's friend, Polly Pain, a roller derby girl who tends to spin people around and slam them against the wall. Lincoln proves to be successful in dating the four girls without each one of them knowing about the other, while Clyde gets more and more sick from his fear of heights.

Lincoln and Clyde believe they have it... that is until Ronnie Anne unexpectedly arrives, forcing Lincoln to hide again. Lincoln realizes that if Ronnie Anne finds him here, she'll be upset. But he comes up with a backup plan: he tells his friends to cover for him for his four dates while he tries to leave. Liam, Zach, Rusty, and Clyde seem to be doing a great job, getting along with the girls. Rusty and Polly bond over their mutual love of rollerblading, Zach and Giggles clown around, Liam and Tabby bring it up to 11, and Clyde and Haiku both mope over their unrealized love for seniors (Lori and a vampire).

As Lincoln attempts to leave, he bumps into numerous obstacles which give away his hiding place. Mrs. Johnson, who is holding a raffle where the winner gets to have lunch in the Teacher's Lounge, announces the winner: Lincoln. Realizing that he got called on, he attempts to hide again, only to bump into Tabby and the other girls. The girls are initially mad at him for deceiving them, but they openly admit that they had a better time with the boys who hung out with them.

Lincoln says he's completely fine with them hanging out with his friends. Although Lincoln believes he didn't get into major trouble, Ronnie Anne appears behind him where he confesses that he hid from her to avoid attending the dance. Ronnie Anne laughs at this, as she never wanted to go to the dance but wanted to invite him to go to the arcade because of the 2-for-1 deal. Realizing that they both wanted to do the same thing all along, the two are on good terms again.

S1E22A Lincoln and Ronnie Anne at the arcade

Lincoln and Ronnie Anne getting along at the arcade.

The Sadie Hawkins Dance is drawing near its end, and all the couples slow dance together, including Lincoln's friends, and their dates. Lincoln asks Ronnie Anne if she would like to dance and she agrees. The two are then seen at Gus' Games and Grub, where they play on the dance machine.

Cast

Lana, Lola and Lisa have no lines in this episode, but were heard saying "What" when Lincoln tells his sisters what happened with Ronnie Anne. Girl Jordan, Papa Wheelie, Joy, Andrew, and Chad also have no lines.

Trivia

  • The DJ near the end of the episode mentions the Feinstein family when he said that he will be playing at a bar mitzvah in the near future, revealing that Dr. Feinstein and his family is Jewish. Additionally, Charlie Schlatter voices both the DJ and Dr. Feinstein.
  • This is the first time that Lara Jill Miller voices a secondary character, but doesn't voice Lisa.
  • Ronnie Anne appears physically for the third time. The first two times being "Save the Date", and "April Fools Rules".
    • This is also Ronnie Anne's last Season 1 appearance.
  • This episode reveals that Clyde has acrophobia (a fear of heights) and suffers from altitude sickness because of it.
  • Like "The Sweet Spot", Lily is the only Loud sibling to not appear in this episode. However, unlike the aforementioned episode, she is not heard offscreen.
  • Episode 22 of Season 1 marks some firsts with the series:
    • The first where Lily is absent from both episodes.
    • The first where Grey Griffin (Lana, Lola, and Lily) has not done voice work for an entire episode.
    • The first where Ronnie Anne appears or is mentioned in both episodes in an episode.
  • This is the third time someone other than Lucy has a poem.
  • Polly Pain and Haiku are both voiced by the same voice actress, Georgie Kidder. Interestingly, their friends, Lynn and Lucy, are also voiced by the same voice actress, Jessica DiCicco.
  • In the Latin American dub of the episode, Luna is voiced by dub director Betzabé Jara instead of Alicia Barragán because of her absence (she already voiced Ronnie Anne and Rusty in the same episode).
  • In the Brazilian dub of the episode, Ronnie Anne is voiced by Mariana Dondi instead of Maria Fontenelle as difference of her two previous appearances.
  • The candid picture of Lori is the same one seen in "A Tale of Two Tables".
  • Moral: You can't hide from your problems and will have to face them eventually. / Things don't always turn out the way you assume they will.

References

  • Dance, Dance Resolution - The title of the episode is based on the popular Konami game, "Dance Dance Revolution". Additionally, Lincoln and Ronnie Anne battle each other at a Dance Dance Revolution arcade machine parody, "Dance Battle", at the end of the episode.
  • Haiku - The name of the date Lucy recommended to Lincoln, Haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, that only consists of three lines and a set number of syllables. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line also has five syllables.
    • This could be a take on the fact that Lucy and Haiku are avid poets and poetry-readers.
  • Richard Simmons - When Clyde first sends Lincoln over to Tabby, he mentions she loves sweating to the oldies. This could be a reference to Simmons' workout video of the same name.
    • This Is Spinal Tap - When Clyde said Tabby loves "turning it to 11" is a reference to the rock music mockumentary comedy film.
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula - When Haiku tells Clyde her "heart belongs to an older man" the locket she has shows a picture of Dracula from the movie.
  • Michael Jackson - The music played in the first scene of the dance sounds similar to the song "Thriller".

Errors

  • In one scene, Luna is missing the paperclip earring on her right ear. This goof occurred in a previous episode: "For Bros About to Rock".
  • When Lynn talked with Lincoln, she was much shorter than how she really is.
  • When Giggles says she's having a great time with Zach, the closed captioning on Nick.com says "Beck" instead of "Zach".
  • In "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru" Liam has a girlfriend, but in this episode he is dateless, as he doesn't ask her to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. It is possible that the two broke up between "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru" and "Dance, Dance Resolution".


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