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Episode Information

"Homespun" (also known as "Home-Spun") is the fifty-second episode, as well as the Season 1 finale of The Loud House.

Plot

The kids complain about their house, but when a tornado threatens to destroy it, they start to feel differently.

Synopsis

As Lincoln takes out the garbage, he hears Lori screaming from upstairs. It turns out that the doorknob to the bathroom door broke off, and now Lori is trapped inside. Lori tries to break out, but slips on a puddle, and causes the shower pole to bonk her on the head. Upset at all the misfortune she's receiving, Lori yells out that the house is literally falling apart. Lincoln points out that Lori's right, and explains that between them and the rest of their sisters, all their pets, and their parents (who insist on fixing everything themselves), the house is a disaster.

Lincoln proves his point when he explains that the house suffers from faulty water pressure, creaky floorboards, rotting wood, clunky furnace, crummy TV signals, the numerous times that doorknobs and handles have broken off from stuff, and the malfunctioning mailbox, which falls on Lincoln's foot. When Lincoln complains that there wasn't even a breeze strong enough to knock the mailbox off of its post, his sister, Lisa, proves him wrong when she explains (through some meteorological instruments) that the wind is significantly starting to pick up, claiming that a big storm is coming--possibly a tornado. Lincoln's skeptical at first, but then he and the rest of their sisters (along with their parents) discover that Lisa's right when a meteorologist announces that a tornado watch has just been issued for the Royal Woods-area. Mr. and Mrs. Loud tell the kids to wait in the basement while they go to secure the TV antenna.

While waiting in the basement, the kids are scared, but Lisa assures her siblings that just because there's a tornado watch, that doesn't mean an actual tornado is going to happen--she also adds that most housing structures can withstand wind speeds of at least eighty miles an hour (though Luan makes a joking statement that contradicts Lisa's last statement). Pretty soon, the kids begin remarking all the times when the house began falling apart. Those include:

  • The first time Bobby came over after he and Lori first started dating and began experiencing all the flaws of the house.
  • The house walls being so thin, the whole house can hear whenever other people are talking about stuff.
  • Water leaking from the walls because someone flushed the toilet.

When Lisa gets new information that wind speeds have greatly decreased, the kids are relieved, yet go into another series of flashbacks that explains all the good times they had living in their house which include:

  • The basement being flooded when the last big storm hit them and the dumped out water resulting in their own personal swimming hole.
  • Possums chewing up their wiring, cutting off all Internet access and TV signals, though they entertain themselves by acting like pioneers after reading a series of books owned by their father.
  • The air conditioner malfunctioning, resulting in the living room freezing over and the kids turning it into their personal winter wonderland.
  • Slanting floors, which allows items to slide from one room to another without anyone having to get up to grab them.
  • A hole in the bathroom floor, allowing Lynn (or anyone else) to get more toilet paper from the first floor (courtesy of someone).
  • The broken doorbell, resulting in the kids getting free pizza.
  • The kids repainting the house as a gift for their parents' wedding anniversary. When it turns out disastrous, they respectfully repaint it back to normal. When they finished, they put their handprints (all in their respective theme colors) on the side of the house.

As the kids laugh at all the good times, Lisa's equipment begins acting up again. Lisa examines the information that's provided, stating that the wind speed has greatly increased, meaning that the tornado watch has now become a tornado warning. The tornado strikes down, causing the thunder to begin roaring uncontrollably and the electricity to begin flickering. As the kids huddle in fear, they admit they were too harsh on the house and take back everything bad they said about it. As the kids shiver in fear at the impending doom, the storm suddenly ceases. When Lisa says it's clear, they all exit the basement to check on how the house looks.

S1E26B Final dang it

The doorknob breaks again...

Outside, the kids and parents look at their house with concern and a passing bicyclist comments that their house looks pretty beat up. The house turns out to be just the same and Lincoln tells the bicyclist that's the way the house always is, and they like it just the way it is. The family is about to head back inside, but the doorknob to the front door breaks off, resulting in everybody saying "Dang it."

Cast

Trivia

  • When Lori said, "This house is literally falling apart," it's one of the few times where she uses the word "literally" in a grammatically correct way.
  • This is the last episode produced for Season 1, but was aired midway through the season.
  • This is the first episode to have a one word title.
  • The tornado warning lasted for a total of 37 seconds.
  • This is another one of the few times where the rest of the Loud siblings actually finds one of Luan's jokes/puns to be funny.
  • The Loud siblings don't argue with each other in this episode.
  • This is the third time Lincoln had a too-long name for an operation, after "The Sweet Spot" and "Come Sale Away".
  • Lincoln is sitting at the adult table again in Luna's flashback, which he tried to get to in "A Tale of Two Tables".
  • Luan, Lana, and Lisa are the only siblings not to share any flashbacks about the house.
    • Technically, however, Luan did share a flashback from Lily's babbling.
  • It is revealed that Luan has the ability to translate Lily's babbling.
  • It is revealed that Lori's earrings were a gift from Bobby.
  • It may seem that this episode could be chronologically before or after "April Fools Rules", as the period when tornadoes often occur is between March and May in the middle of the United States.
  • "Dang it" is said a total of 12 times in this episode, the most times so far.
  • This is the first time Luan groans at one of her father's jokes.
  • It's been confirmed that a flashback of Clyde McBride's backstory was cut from this episode so that it could be used as the focus of a currently unknown future episode.
  • Patchy Drizzle made his first aired appearance in this episode, but "Snow Bored" was his actual debut in production order.
  • The color of the handprints each Loud sibling places on the house, all match the colors they appear in the show's theme song (except for Lincoln):
    S1E26B Loud sibling handprints

    The Loud siblings' anniversary present for their parents.

    • Lincoln - Orange
    • Lori - Light blue
    • Leni - Turquoise
    • Luna - Purple
    • Luan - Yellow
    • Lynn - Red
    • Lucy - Black
    • Lana - Blue
    • Lola - Pink
    • Lisa - Green
    • Lily - Lavender
  • Moral: Even if your house is not perfect, it's still your house.

References

S1E26B Hooray

"Peanuts" reference.

  • Homespun - The title is a reference to the term "homespun" means simple and unsophisticated.
  • Jared Morgan - Lincoln's model ship box that says "Morgan Models ship" is a reference to the staff member of the show.
  • The Love Boat - During the scene where Lynn Sr. tries to fix the TV antenna, the show "The Dream Boat" from the episode "Roughin' It" can be seen on the screen.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas - During the scene where Lynn Sr. tries to fix the TV antenna, one of the programs that comes on is a parody of the film's opening scene.
  • Duran Duran - Lucy's book shown in her flashback is titled "Hungry Like a...", along with a picture of a wolf, referencing the band's 1982 song "Hungry Like the Wolf".
  • The Mona Lisa - In Lynn Sr.'s book, there is a picture that resembles this painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Rita's book from Lucy's flashback, "The Mom Jeans Ultimatum", is a spoof on the novel.
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown - When Leni was covering the leaks on the walls, this seems to be a parody of the opening scene where Scrat was covering the leaks on the wall of ice.
  • Starship Troopers - During one flashback, a makeshift covered wagon has a "Starship Groupers" blanket, which is a parody of the 1997 film. The film was parodied before in "Changing the Baby".
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - The episode is similar to the "Truth or Square" special, where the characters reveal flashbacks.

Errors

  • During the montage of doorknobs breaking off, when Lynn and Luna's scenes are featured, their voices are swapped when they each say "dang it."
  • In the flashback of the slanting floors, Lincoln is shown eating at the grown-up table with his older sisters, yet in "A Tale of Two Tables", he wasn't ready for it yet. This likely means that the flashback took place after that episode.
  • When Lynn tried to tell another "hole in the bathroom floor" story, some of her hair is missing.
  • After Lynn's flashback, Lincoln is far away from Lori. However, when the scene zooms in, Lincoln is closer to her.
    • Also, Lynn, Lana, and Lola changes places during that scene.
  • When the Loud kids were painting the house back to normal in Lily's flashback, Lori was holding onto Lily while she was painting the house, but in the very next scene, Lily is out of Lori's grasp.
  • When Lynn Sr. tells a joke in the flashback of possums chewing the wires, Luan sighs with the others even though she laughs at his other jokes.
  • The thing about the walls being very thin contradicts "A Tattler's Tale", because if that is the case, Lola could have just listened in from outside the room, and wouldn't have needed a hidden microphone.

Running Gags

  • Someone saying "dang it" when a doorknob/door handle breaks off.
  • Lisa forecasting the "tornado watch".
  • The Loud kids having bad and good flashbacks about the events of their house.
    • Bad flashbacks:
      • Faulty water pressure, featuring the Twins.
      • Luna and the creaky floorboards, with the rotten wood.
      • Lincoln's ship being destroyed by the furnace.
      • The TV signal not going right.
      • Broken doorknobs.
      • The mailbox. (Reality)
      • Bobby coming over, only for accidents to lay on him.
      • Characters listening to Lucy through the thin walls.
      • Leni trying to block leaks from the walls.
    • Good flashbacks:
      • The basement being flooding, which leads to receiving a big pool of water outside for taking care of the water.
      • The kids pasting the time of no electricity in the house, due to possums eating the wires, with Pioneer Books, that they're using in real life.
      • The living room being all snowy and icy due to the air conditioner going crazy.
      • The slanting floors.
      • Getting fresh rolls of T.P. (toilet paper) through a hole.
      • The broken doorbell.
      • The Loud siblings painting their house, for their parents' anniversary.