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"Fed Up" is the seventieth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Tired of eating the same seven dinners everyday of the week, the Loud kids try to sabotage their father's cooking, so they can order a pizza.

​Synopsis

Lynn Sr. announces that dinner is ready, causing the siblings to quickly rush downstairs with excitement. Suddenly, the footage stops, and Lincoln appears, explaining to the viewers that the siblings would never act like this when dinner is ready. Lincoln enters his room, and explains that every day, Lynn Sr. always cooks up a dish for a specific day, and for same seven days of the week, the Louds are forced to eat the same meals, and they're bored of it. When Lynn Sr. presents tonight's meal, Lincoln tries to hypnotize himself so he can imagine the dish would taste differently. Lola tries to steal his hypnotizing coin, so she could do the trick, but in the process, knocks the dish onto the floor. However, Lynn Sr. saves it just in time. Lynn Sr. claims that if the dish was ruined, he would've had to order pizza instead. This causes Lincoln to get an idea.

Later, when the Louds are getting ready for bed, Lincoln comes in, and explains that he has a plan on how they don't have to eat tomorrow's meal. If tomorrow's dish is ruined, their father will order a pizza instead. Almost immediately, the sisters agree with Lincoln, and begin to devise a plan.

Lynn Sr. arrives back from the store, carrying goulash ingredients (since he makes goulash on Thursdays). The moment he walks in, Lincoln asks him why he always makes goulash on Thursdays. Lynn Sr. proceeds to tell Lincoln why. As Lynn Sr. tells the story, the sisters discretely confiscate the primary ingredients. After stealing enough ingredients, Lincoln leaves. The siblings meet up in Lori and Leni's room, and proceed to look at Lynn Sr. through a security camera hidden in a loaf of bread. Lincoln predicts that without the primary goulash ingredients, Lynn Sr. would order a pizza instead. When Lynn Sr. notices that his ingredients are missing, the siblings anticipate that he'll order a pizza, but instead, he proclaims he'll go back to the store to replace the ingredients, much to everyone's dissatisfaction (even Lisa, who claims that she should've chloroformed him, since "unconscious people can't make goulash"). Lynn Sr. tries to head to the store, only for the steering wheel to break off (due to Lana stealing the wheel's screws). The siblings and Lynn Sr. meet up in the living room, where the siblings await their father's response on what to do. Lynn Sr. announces that he's going to make tomorrow's dish today, much to everyone's annoyance.

Up to this point, the siblings constantly try to sabotage their father's cooking, like stealing his ingredients and kitchenware, putting raccoons in a pot, gluing the oven door shut, and cutting off the power to the house, but no matter how hard they try, Lynn Sr. always finds an alternative way to get the job done. When Lynn Sr. thinks he's finally got it, Lily deliberately throws her rattle on the floor, causing Lynn Sr. to trip, making him drop his dish, which the raccoons quickly devour. Giving up, Lynn Sr. finally decides to order a pizza, much to the kids' happiness.

Later, Rita and Lynn Sr. realize the charade that has been going on when Lynn Sr. discovers his slippers are filled with meat, and robe pockets filled with noodles. Caught red-handed, the siblings admit they sabotaged dinner so they can get pizza because they're tired of eating the same seven meals. Rita tells the kids that their father puts a lot of hard work in preparing those meals, and reminds them that when they have to cook in the future, it's not a simple task. Lincoln gets another idea: he and his sisters will cook tomorrow's meal so their father can take a break. Lynn Sr. doesn't see the harm in it.

The next day, the siblings are in the kitchen, thinking of what to cook. All of them have different ideas on what to make (including Leni suggesting goulash, and Lincoln reminded her they're making their own dinner so they wouldn't eat it), and Lori suggests that they make a potluck: all will make what they want to make. Soon afterwards, it's complete chaos in the kitchen; the siblings are fighting over different ingredients, bumping into each other, and ruining each other's dishes. As the siblings engage in a fight, Rita and Lynn Sr., awaiting for their kids' cooking, ask the kids if they're ready. Immediately, the kids stop fighting, and realize that they got nothing to serve. The siblings then proceed to mash all of their dishes together. After presenting it, the family shakily take a bite of the dish, and as expected, it tastes horrible. The siblings apologize, saying that cooking is a hard task, and promise that they will never complain about their father's cooking (except for Lola, since she claims it'll be a promise she won't keep).

S2E10A Dinner was delicious

For once, dinner was good.

Lynn Sr., not wanting to go a night dinnerless, decides to use what is left in the kitchen to prepare a meal. With the siblings' help, he manages to cook up something, with the result being a casserole. Later, the kids realize that the dish was delicious, and that things can taste better with a little tweaking. Satisfied with how the kids are appreciating his meals now, Lynn Sr. prepares to head to the store to get some ingredients for newer dishes. However, not long after departing, Lynn Sr. crashes the van, and Lana sheepishly realizes and admits that she forgot to put the brake pads back on.

Cast

Trivia

Timeline
  • This episode currently holds the record for having the shortest title.
  • This is the first episode containing real world photos.
  • This episode was written by newcomer Jacob Fleisher. One of Fleisher's previous writing credits was on the 2013 film, Movie 43, a film that has received universally negative reviews, and has been considered one of the worst films of all time.
  • This episode has been Nominated for Nick Danimals 2017 as well as "Spell It Out".
Luna playing a note comparison

"No Guts, No Glori" (top) and "Fed Up" (bottom)

TLH FU SOL Comparison

"Slice of Life" (top) and "Fed Up" (bottom)

  • The pose of Lincoln and his sisters after fighting resembles the pose from the short "Slice of Life"
Loud children position comparison

Intro (top) and "Fed Up" (bottom)

  • The sisters' positions when telling their father that things are going fine closely resembles their positions in the opening during the "one boy and ten girls" line.
  • This is the first episode to have a title card where the title is only one line.
  • Lynn Sr.'s dinner schedule:
    • Sunday - Salisbury steak
    • Monday - Meatballs
    • Tuesday - Turkey loaf
    • Wednesday - Weinerschnitzel
    • Thursday - Goulash
    • Friday - Fish fry
    • Saturday - Succotash
Loud Sisters in the bathroom comparison

"Space Invader" (top) and "Fed Up" (bottom)

  • How the girls are getting ready for bed is similar to the beginning of "Space Invader", although it has a few differences from that episode:
    • Instead of fighting over the toothpaste, Lynn was picking her nose, and Lucy was flossing her teeth.
    • Leni wasn't brushing her hair and she has her sunglasses on.
    • Luan was in her regular clothes with the others.
    • Lana was in the toilet instead of brushing her teeth.
    • Lisa doesn't have her clipboard.
    • Leni and Luna switch positions.
    • Lori is the only one who stays in the same position in both episodes.
  • The beginning of the episode was copied from "The Sweet Spot", but the difference is Lola using her Princess car.
  • Except for a few exterior shots, this episode takes place only within the Loud House.
  • This is the third episode where Lily fights with her sisters. The first was in "A Tattler's Tale", and the second was in "Brawl in the Family".
  • How Luna provides music is the same way she did in "No Guts, No Glori".
  • This is the first episode where Geo makes an appearance, but not in his hamster ball.
  • This is the first mention of Mick Swagger in Season 2.
  • It is revealed that Lynn Loud Sr. is a Libra, meaning that his birthday falls either on or between September 23, and October 22.
  • Each Loud Sibling's contribution to sabotage dinner:
    • Lincoln - Leading the operation and distracting Lynn Sr.
    • Lori - Sneaking away the knives.
    • Leni - Rating Lynn Sr.'s skating and hiding the meat and noodles.
    • Luna - Cutting a hole in one of the bags, and gluing the oven door shut.
    • Luan - Taking away the can opener.
    • Lynn - Grabbing the tomatoes and using her boomerang to get a can of beans.
    • Lucy - Possibly getting the pot of raccoons.
    • Lana - Using her fishing rod to snatch the noodles, dismantling Vanzilla and using Hops to grab a can of beans.
    • Lola - Using her Princess car to knock out the power.
    • Lisa - Using a drone and a magnet to grab the meat and beans (and Lynn Sr.'s belt).
    • Lily - Carried an onion away in her diaper and tossing her rattle on the floor to make Lynn Sr. trip.
  • Although Lily usually blows raspberries at Luan's jokes, here she smiles at one of her jokes.
  • This is the second episode that features pizza, along with "Slice of Life".
  • This is the first time in the series that live action was depicted. In this case, when Lincoln is listing the meals that his family eats, each food item was represented with live action images.
  • This is the first time that Lincoln stops the show for a fourth wall joke.
  • This is the second episode where hypnosis is shown. The first was in "Changing the Baby".
S2E10A Lynn Sr. holding groceries

Headless doll on the ground.

  • There's a headless doll on the ground when Lynn Sr. exits Vanzilla.
  • This is the second episode where Lucy cries; the first was "The Green House".
    • Unlike in that episode, Lucy cries with joy instead of sadness.
    • Additionally, she cries a single tear instead of a river of tears.
  • The music that plays on the title card can be heard in the scene where the kids are making a mess in the kitchen.
  • This episode reveals that Lola has baking skills.
  • There was a Flipee in the fridge.
  • The individual dishes the kids made:
    • Lori - Quinoa
    • Leni - Goulash
    • Luna - Meatloaf
    • Luan - Turkey
    • Lynn - Bologna
    • Lincoln - Cereal
    • Lucy - Chicken
    • Lana - Barf
    • Lola - Frosting
    • Lisa - Potatoes
  • Karma: The kids sabotaged their dad's cooking, so in the end they were without anything good to eat, because they lacked proper cooking abilities.
  • Moral:
    • Reinventing something will make the results look better.
    • Too many cooks spoil the broth.
    • If you want a balanced diet, use variety instead of the same old things.

​References

  • Fed Up - The title is a reference to the phrase "fed up", which means being annoyed, or upset at a situation or treatment.
S2E10A Kids stop fighting

Lily has bread around her head.

  • Cat Breading - When the kids stopped fighting, Lily was briefly seen sticking her face out of a slice of bread. This seems to be an allusion to the infamous meme of a cat sticking its face out of a slice of bread.
  • Hudson Dairy - The milk carton inside the refrigerator is a parody of the real life milk company.
  • Budweiser - Two black cans with a bowtie appear in the refrigerator.
  • Click - Lincoln pauses his sisters with a TV remote, similar to Adam Sandler's character in the film.

Errors

S2E10A Lincoln's calendar

What kind of company makes this kind of calendar?

  • In the beginning, when everybody is running, the window in Lynn and Lucy's room shows that it's daytime, instead of night.
  • Possible Errors:
    • In the beginning, the calendar has 37 days. It may have been possible this was done to show exaggeration.
    • Lynn Sr. said he had to cut 20 hotdogs, but he was holding six pack of four, meaning he had to cut 24 hotdogs. It could be possible he was estimating.
    • When the family is going to eat the food the kids made, Luan's spoon is upside down, but once she eats the food, it's right-side up. It's possible that the spoon was upside-down to show how tacky the food was.
    • After the kids fight, they are messy and bruised, but when they are asked if it is okay, they are fine. This could be just to say they are determined to be believed.
    • In "A Tale of Two Tables", there was a grown up table and a kiddie table, but in this episode, they all sit at the same table. It is possible they did a bit of re-arranging, and removed the kiddie table.
    • After the kids finish stealing the goulash ingredients, there are still several items sticking out of the bag, but when Lynn Sr. puts the bags down, they're empty (save for one orange).
    • When Lynn Sr. announced that he was making franks and beans, everyone was frowning, but Lily was smiling.
    • In this episode, Luna says that Mick Swagger's favorite food is shepherd's pie, but in her bio, she has claimed that his favorite food is bangers and mash. Then again, this show often goes against Q&As it creates.
  • When Lola was making her cake, the topper was the same color as her hair, but when it got smashed, it was pink like the rest of the cake.
  • When Lily walks through the kitchen, she's walking slow, but when the egg yolk falls on her head, she's walking faster.
  • When Lily purposely drops her rattle to make Lynn Sr. slip, if you look closely, Leni's sandals are the same color as the bows on them.
  • Lincoln says their dad makes fish fry on Fridays, but when he couldn't make the goulash, he decides to make Friday's dish, which he says is franks and beans.
  • In one scene, Luan was taller than Luna.
  • When the siblings promise not to complain about Lynn Sr.'s cooking, Lola's mouth is missing.
  • When everybody was in the bathroom, Luna was on the left side and Leni was in the right side in the scene, but later when Lincoln explains his plan they swap places.

Running Gags

  • The Loud kids sabotaging/destroying dinner.
  • Lynn Sr. making puns with his name.
  • The Louds expecting Lynn Sr. to order pizza, but he has unexpected backup plans, leaving them disappointed.
  • Characters mentioning goulash and pizza.
  • Lucy's "Dinner" poem.
  • Lynn singing songs about the dinners he cooks.