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Episode Information

"Frog Wild" is the fifteenth episode of the second season and the sixty-seventh episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Lincoln's class is going to be dissecting frogs, but when Lana hears about it, she convinces Lincoln that it is wrong, and the two embark on a frog rescue mission.

Synopsis

At school, Mrs. Johnson informs her students that the last thing they'll be doing for their biology course will be dissecting frogs. All of her classmates are intrigued by this, especially Lincoln. However, Lana gets word of this activity, and strongly objects to it. To show Lincoln why he shouldn't dissect frogs, Lana shows him a video she made about how she and her pet frog, Hops, met. While playing in a lake, Lana enjoyed playing with a frog, but when she began to leave, the frog became depressed. Seeing the frog so depressed, Lana offered to take him home with her (which he agreed to), and later names him Hops. Ever since that day, Lana and Hops became virtually inseparable. The video leaves Lincoln in tears, and he agrees to not dissect frogs. Now convinced why he shouldn't dissect frogs, he suggests to Lana that they go on a rescue mission to help the frogs that are soon to be dissected.

Back at school, it's time for lunch, and when the students leave, Mrs. Johnson locks the classroom door. When Lana's lock-picking tactic doesn't work, she and Lincoln resort to climbing through the air vents. After nearly exposing themselves to Principal Huggins, Lincoln and Lana manage to find their way into Mrs. Johnson's classroom. However, before they can escape with the frogs, Mrs. Johnson returns, and to her horror, realizes the frogs are gone. When she sees the classroom window wide open, she assumes that the frogs escaped, and runs out the classroom, as she goes to alert Principal Huggins. In actuality, Lincoln and Lana hid underneath the desk, and used the window as a diversion. With her gone, Lincoln and Lana sneak the frogs out of the school.

Lincoln and Lana bring the frogs to a lake and let them out of their cage, but it almost immediately becomes apparent to the siblings that the frogs they just rescued don't know how to survive in the wild. Because of this, and the factor that numerous predators want to eat them, they're forced to make them take shelter at the house. After bringing the frogs to the house, Lincoln and Lana head back to school due to lunch break ending. At school, Principal Huggins informs the students that the frogs are missing, and comes to conclusion that someone set them free. Because of this, he'll be searching each one of the students' houses after school to see if they're sheltering the frogs.

Lincoln and Lana arrive back home, but to their dissatisfaction, all the frogs are on the loose. To make matters worse, Principal Huggins arrives to inspect the house. As he begins to inspect the house to find the frogs, Lincoln and Lana continuously distract him when he gets close to a frog's hiding place. After searching the first floor, Principal Huggins proceeds to search the second floor. After finding nothing, Principal Huggins concludes that there are no frogs around. However, when he grabs his coat, a bunch of frogs jump out of it, since Lincoln and Lana were using his coat to cover up some frogs. With the big secret out, Lincoln and Lana apologize to the frogs, and wish there was a way to show why frogs are cool. Hops then pulls out the video reel Lincoln looked at earlier, and decides to use that to convince Principal Huggins why the frogs shouldn't be dissected.

Back at the school, Principal Huggins, along with Mrs. Johnson, are left tearing up after seeing the video about Lana and Hops. As a result, Principal Huggins decides not to let the frogs be dissected. However, because of this, nobody knows what to do with the frogs. Lincoln suggests on making a habitat for the frogs for the classroom, which leaves the students impressed.

S2E08B Saving the ducks

Another rescue mission...

As Lincoln and Lana head home from school, it's revealed that Lincoln ultimately ended up getting a detention for setting the frogs free in the first place--Lana, feeling guilty, apologizes to Lincoln for what happened. However, Lincoln assures her that he's fine with it, since he knows that the frogs are safe. Suddenly, he and Lana pass by Jean Juan's French Mex and notice the special they're serving: roasted duck enchiladas. Shocked, the brother and sister run off carrying several boxes of ducks, leading to another rescue mission.

Cast

Andrew, Girl Jordan, Papa Wheelie, Mollie, and Joy have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • This marks Principal Huggins' physical debut in the series. He was first mentioned in "Making the Grade".
  • There are 52 frogs on the title card.
  • This is the first episode to not be directed by Chris Savino, and the second piece of Loud House media not directed by him. The others were the shorts "Slice of Life" and "Deuces Wild!", and the episodes "Pulp Friction", "Room With a Feud", "Garage Banned","Change of Heart", and "Friend or Faux?".
    • Both the shorts, this episode, "Pulp Friction", "Room With a Feud", "Garage Banned", "Change of Heart", and "Friend or Faux?" were directed by Kyle Marshall, a storyboard artist.
  • This is the third time since "Toads and Tiaras", and "Patching Things Up" that an episode had a small voice cast.
    • Like in the previous two episodes, there are only four voice actors in this episode.
    • In both episodes, Lana has a main focus.
  • This is the third time Lana is seen driving Lola's princess car, the first was "Attention Deficit", and the second was "Intern for the Worse".
  • This is the first time that the Princess Car appears without its owner.
  • Lana is the second sister after Lori to get an episode with just her and Lincoln.
  • This is the second time since "Get the Message" that Lori and Leni's bedroom has a security system to prevent anyone from entering when they're not around.
  • This is the third episode where only Lincoln and one Loud sister appear as the main characters, this time being Lana.
  • This is the second time where Lana appears in an episode, but Lola doesn't. The first was in "Funny Business".
  • This episode reveals how Lana and Hops first met.
  • This is the twelfth time Lincoln does not speak to the viewers.
  • Mrs. Johnson doesn't have her light blue eye shadow in this episode.
  • The Roman numerals at the beginning of Lana's video on how she met Hops spells out "MMXVI", which translates to 2016, the year The Loud House started airing.
S2E08B Leaving the classroom

Girl Jordan still has her wrist device on.

  • When the class is leaving right before Lincoln and Lana go in to free the frogs, Girl Jordan is seen wearing the wrist device from "The Green House".
  • Innuendo: When one of the classmates asks what two of the frogs are doing, Mrs. Johnson quickly covers them with a map of the United States, and yells out "Class dismissed!", which implies they were doing something really inappropriate, perhaps a mating ritual.
  • Irony: Lana and Lincoln tried to free the frogs, which didn't have the slightest idea about freedom, and life outside their terrarium.
  • Karma: Despite his good intentions, Lincoln still committed a crime by stealing the school frogs, and was punished in detention.
  • Moral:
    • Wild animals raised in cages won't adapt easily to their natural environment.
    • If you want to save animals, then do it smart.
    • Do whatever it takes to make the animals happy.

References

  • Frog Wild - The title of this episode is a pun of the phrase "hog wild", which means to lack constraint.
    • The title of the episode is also a pun on the 1930 film, Hog Wild.
  • South Park - This episode has some similarities to the episode "Fun with Veal", as both episodes dealt with the main characters saving a specific group of animals from getting killed (in South Park, baby cows, and in The Loud House, frogs).
  • Hey Arnold! - Lincoln and Lana making a plan to let the frogs escape is similar to how Arnold and his grandmother planned to help a turtle escape from the aquarium in the episode "Field Trip".
  • Mars Attacks! - The title card references the poster of the movie.
  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! - There's an episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! of the same name, where Kirby (and later King Dedede) get possessed by a demonic frog.

Errors

  • Animals that are about to be dissected are usually already dead, instead of being alive.
  • When Lincoln comes to class, where Principal Huggins was looking for the "frog hero", the walls are red, but later in the scene, they're beige.
  • When Lana is showing Lincoln her short film about how she met Hops, during the part where they have there first encounter, Hops smiles, and there's teeth, even though frogs don't have teeth.
  • Lincoln has shown in "Toads and Tiaras", that he's strong enough to lift Lola with ease, but in here, he struggled to hold up Lana by rope.
  • It is unknown why Lana was not punished.
  • Once the duo found out about the ducks, Lincoln has his backpack on. Once they're carrying the ducks, Lincoln's backpack was missing.
  • During Lana's first encounter with Hops, one of her eyes has three eyelashes while her other eye only has two.
    • When she says "I'm gonna name you Hops", both her eyes have 3 eyelashes.
    • This error occurs again in the scene where Lana is hiding a frog in her mouth.
Jordan has the Eco-Meter
S2E08B Students looking at the frog fortress
  • When the classroom has the new frog habitat, Girl Jordan has her Eco-meter, but in the same scene, when everybody turns around to look directly at the frog habitat, the Eco-meter disappears.
  • In the Polish dub, due to a failed translation, Lincoln says Lori and Leni have a lot of alarms, instead of security systems.

Running Gags

  • Mrs. Johnson making frog related puns that her students don't find amusing or funny.
  • Lincoln and Lana trying to hide the frogs from Principal Huggins.
  • Lana and Hops eating food from the trash bin/can.
  • Lincoln warning Principal Huggins about going into his sisters' room. When he actually tries going in, it ends up not what he expected.
  • Hops using his tongue.

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