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Episode Information

"House Music" is the thirty-third episode of the first season of The Loud House.

Plot

The kids enter a talent show, and Luna suggests they form a band, but her bossy attitude gets her kicked out.

Synopsis

Lincoln and his sisters are trying to decide on an act they can put on for the talent show at the Family Fun Fair later that day. After several of his sisters' ideas are shot down, Luna suggests they form a family band. To motivate them, she quotes her idol, Mick Swagger, by saying that the most important thing about being in a band is having fun, not about being the best. As the kids practice in the garage, Dad asks if he can join the the band, recalling the time he got kicked out a band in his younger years, and Luna allows him to.

However, Luna gets a call from her roadie Chunk who informs her that Mick Swagger will be at the fair scouting for young talent. Luna gets extremely excited and, in hopes of impressing Mick, she goes back on her previous statement and tries to get her family to play as best as they can. However, she is annoyed by their sub par playing, culminating in her kicking her father out of the band, breaking his heart and making him cry. The others call her out on her actions and she kicks them out as well. To spite her, Lincoln announces that they're forming their own band and that she's on her own.

Inside the house, Luna tries to write a song on her own to play at the show but she can't come up with anything, getting distracted by her family's playing outside, and becomes depressed. Thinking a change in scenery is what she needs, she goes to a diner to think but there she also fails to write anything. There, she meets a bearded stranger and she tells him about what had been happening. The stranger reminds her of Mick Swagger's words about having fun playing in a band, causing Luna to remember that the last time she had fun was when she was in the family band. Realizing the error of her ways, Luna leaves the diner and heads for the fair.

S1E17A Loud family band

The family band on stage.

As the family prepares to play at the show, Luna approaches her siblings and apologizes to them for her behavior, and to her father for kicking him out of the band. They accept her apology, and she rejoins the band. On stage, the kids along with their parents play to a receptive audience. After the show, Luna again encounters the stranger from the diner, thanks him for his advice and tells him that she realized how mean she was because she wanted to impress Mick who didn't seem to appear at the show. However, the stranger takes off his beard and glasses to reveal that he was in fact Mick the whole time, causing Luna and her father to get so starstruck that they can't even say his name. When he walks off, they faint.

Cast

Trivia

  • This episode marks some firsts with the series:
    • The first time there's a frontal view of Mr. Loud's face, albeit covered by his hands.
    • The first time Lincoln doesn't once speak to the viewers.
    • The first where Lincoln isn't the main focus of an episode (instead, Luna is).
    • The first time one of the parents plays a big role in a story.
    • The first time Lori isn't seen holding her cellphone once.
  • It's revealed in this episode that Lucy's favorite genre of music is death metal.
  • This episode reveals that Mick Swagger has had a career as a musician for 40 years.
  • This is one of the very rare times where Luan's siblings find one of her jokes funny.
  • Luna can now play both String and Brass instruments.
  • In terms of airing order, this is the first time we see Luna's smartphone. In chronological order, this is the second, after "Cover Girls".
    • However, this is the third time overall (second in airing order) we see Luna's phone, after she was seen using a flip phone in "Undie Pressure".
  • In Lynn Sr.'s flashback, it was revealed that he used to sport a mustache.
  • This is the fourth time Luna sings something.
  • Both Lincoln and Luna are shown to be ambidextrous, as they played their cello and guitar with both hands.
  • This is the second time where Luna is sort of antagonistic, the first being "For Bros About to Rock".
    • However, in "For Bros About to Rock", Luna was not antagonistic on purpose.
  • When Luna says "If you have to pee, hold it", this might have been a callback to "For Bros About to Rock", when she said "You'll be having too much fun to pee".
  • Lincoln's room doesn't appear in this episode.
  • Despite Luna being the focus of the story, Lincoln is still shown on the title card.
  • Episode 17 of Season 1 is the first episode where a voice actor who isn't a part of the show's main cast, did voice work for both stories of the episode.
  • The instruments each member of the Loud family played:
    • Lincoln: Cello
    • Lori: Trumpet
    • Leni: Backup vocals
    • Luna: Electric guitar, lead singer
    • Luan: Whoopee cushion
    • Lynn: Tuba
    • Lucy: Pipe organ
    • Lana: Pots and pans (drums)
    • Lola: Cymbals
    • Lisa: Theremin
    • Lily: Rattles
    • Lynn Sr.: Cowbell
    • Rita: Tambourine
    • Charles: Lead singer (briefly)
  • There was a box in the garage attic labeled "Pregnant clothes".
  • Irony: Despite Luna being the family musical expert, her siblings didn't need her overseeing them to train playing on their instruments well.
  • Karma: Luna first expelled her dad from her band and when she tried to expel her siblings, she was expelled herself instead.
  • Moral: Having fun with family and friends is more satisfying than having fun alone.

References

Errors

S1E17A It is contagious

Heaven help us, it is missing.

S1E17A Lana jumps at Lincoln

Lynn's mouth is gone.

  • Right before the shot changes from Lana leaping at Lincoln to her pinning him to the floor, Lynn's mouth is gone in the last frame.
  • When Lisa says "Heaven help us, it is contagious," Lucy's right hand is missing.
  • When Luan replies to what Lori said, her braces on the bottom teeth are missing.
  • When Luna tosses her last failed lyric sheet into Mick's soup while he's in disguise at the diner, the closed captioning says he yelps at the sheet splashing in his soup. But there's no yelp at all.
  • When the plot of the episode was first announced, all sources claimed that Lincoln signed the family up for the talent show, but in the actual episode, they weren't shown signing up.
  • In the flashback seen at the garage, the microphone Charles is singing into is gone.
  • Lana's eyelashes are suddenly gone after she tied Lincoln up.
  • When the cans roll off carrying Lola, she was in front of Lori and Leni, but later she was far away from Lori and Leni.

Running Gags

  • Luan squeezing her whoopee cushion every time someone bends over, giving the implication that they farted.
  • Dad playing his cowbell nonstop.
  • Luna failing to find a good tune for her next song.
  • The Loud kids screwing up their playing skills, which made Luna mad.