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Episode Information

"House of Lies" is the thirty-third episode of the third season, and the one-hundred-thirty-fourth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

After witnessing an excess of lying in the family, Lisa invents lie-detecting glasses to try and curb the fibs.

Synopsis

At the house, Lana requests to be driven to the dumpster by Lori, and Lori, not wanting to do that, lies by saying that she has homework to do. When Lana heads back up, Lori reveals that she's going to the mall. This act catches Lisa's attention. Later, Leni arrives home, her hair dyed orange. The siblings pretend to love her new hair color, when they actually hate it. At dinner time, Lynn Sr. presents a cabbage casserole, and while he gets fish sauce, the family, who secretly hate the dish, discretely dispose of it all. These acts provoke Lisa, who, while in her room, realizes that if she wants the house to be a better place, she must come up with a way to stop her family's constant lying. Soon enough, she begins working on a new invention, which is revealed to be a new pair of glasses.

The next day, while everyone is eating breakfast, Luna and Luan are arguing over instrument use, when suddenly, Lisa, wearing her new pair of glasses, says that Luan has told a lie, and reveals that her new pair of glasses are built to detect lies. Throughout the day, Lisa uses her glasses to force her siblings to tell the truth, such as Lynn saying she trashed the bathroom, Lucy telling Rita that her novel isn't great, Luan telling Lily that her drawing is terrible, and Leni telling Lori that she used up all the hot water while showering. While getting a box of juice, Lisa is encountered by her enraged family members, where they demand her to stop using her lie-detecting glasses. Lisa denies, saying that she's "doing what's best for this family", and disagrees with Rita's statement that a little white lie can help smoothen things out. Realizing she won't stop, the family realizes there's one thing to do: destroy the glasses. At night, as Lisa sleeps, the family members sneakily get the glasses and manage to destroy them, as well as toss the remains out.

The next day, Lisa discovers the destroyed remains of her lie-detecting glasses, and the family feigns concern over its destruction. Lisa, knowing that they're lying, and because they want her to stop with the truths, reveals that she had a backup plan: she installed lie-detecting cameras all over the house that are protected from any sort of contact with protective shields. Throughout the day, the family is forced to tell the truth in any given situation, ranging from Lincoln telling Leni that her new haircut is awful, Lucy telling Rita once again that her addition to her novel is terrible, and Lori forcing to take Lana to the dump. At dinner time, Lynn Sr. once again presents cabbage casserole topped with fish sauce. However, the family, upset at having the tell the truth all day, tell Lynn Sr. that the dish is terrible, prompting him to toss the dish out the window in frustration, and instead gives them cereal. As the family eat their cereal in a huff, Lisa attempts to lighten the mood by asking Luan, Rita, and Lori for some interesting anecdotes, but because of how everyone feels about what they talk about, they all decline and leave, leaving Lisa all alone. Eventually, Lisa realizes that she has caused more harm than good, and realizes that there's only one way to fix it.

S3E18A Louds beat the system

Lisa has finally learn that lies can be kept in the Loud House.

In the living room, Lisa calls for her family, and when they arrive, she says that while she still sees the truth as a good thing, she accepts that a little white lie can be good as well, seeing how it makes thing smooth. The family is happy that Lisa has accepted lies, and Lisa is prepared to have the cameras disabled. However, the cameras still have their protective shields, making Lisa get another idea. She instructs the family to go into different locations in the house, and orders them to tell various lies. Eventually, the family tells so many lies, the system overloads, and explodes, successfully disabling the cameras. Lynn Sr. decides to celebrate by making squid ink surprise, and Lisa, not wanting to tell her father that it's a bad dish, fibs that she approves. When Lynn Sr. heads to the kitchen, the other commend Lisa on getting used to telling lies.

Cast

Trivia

  • This is the first episode directed by Darin McGowan.
  • This episode marked the last time where Collin Dean provided the voice of Lincoln, due to his stages of puberty, and was later succeeded by Tex Hammond in the next episode.
  • Leni dyes her hair red in this episode, despite the fact that she thought she was "totes not a redhead" in "Anti-Social", though this could've been a ploy to keep Lynn Sr. out of the washroom.
  • Lynn wears her ninja outfit from "Insta-gran", while the family were trying to destroy the glasses.
  • Leni was able to unlock a padlock, like she did in "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud, House".
  • The lies told by the family:
    • Lincoln
      • Telling Leni her new haircut is great.
    • Lori:
      • Telling Lana she has homework to do instead of taking Lana to the dump.
    • Leni:
      • Telling Lori she took a five minute shower.
    • Luna:
      • Telling Leni her orange hair is great.
    • Luan:
      • Telling Luna she didn't take her drum cymbal.
      • Telling Lily her drawing is great.
    • Lynn:
      • Telling Leni her orange hair is great.
      • Denying she trashed the bathroom.
      • Saying she lost her appetite.
    • Lucy:
      • Telling Leni her orange hair is great.
      • Telling Rita her writing is great.
    • Lana:
    • Lola:
      • Saying Lynn Sr.'s cabbage smells great.
    • Lisa:
      • Saying that her experiment is best for her family.
    • Lily:
    • Rita:
    • Lynn Sr.:
  • Leni doesn’t wear her trademark sunglasses in this episode.
  • On the episode's promotional image, the three notes on Lisa's chalkboard reference some of her past activities:
    • "Won the Junior Nobel Prize" - "Making the Case"
    • "Invented gravity shoes" - "Ties That Bind"
    • "Discovered an owl/deer hybrid" - "Raw Deal"
      • Also, the subtitle points out that one of the three facts is fake. The owl/deer hybrid fact is the fake fact, as it was revealed to be a hoax.
  • This episode reveals that Leni has a widow's peak hairline, just like Lori.
  • This episode shows that Lisa spies on her siblings, all around the house.
  • Irony: Lisa thought that enforcing the truth on her family would bring them closer, but it only drove them apart.
    • The security system even acknowledges this by saying "Talk about irony." when Lisa admits that her experiment was a failure.

References

  • House of Lies - The title is of this episode shares it name with the TV series of the same name.
  • Regular Show - This premise of this episode is similar to the episode, "Peeps".
  • Speed Racer - Lana's toy car resembles the Mach 5.
  • The Moon is made of green cheese - Lana saying the moon is made of blue cheese is reference to the statement based on the fanciful belief.
  • Flat Earth - Lori’s line, “The Earth is literally flat”, is based on an obsolete scientific theory.
    • Kyrie Irving - It is also a reference to one of the beliefs of the famous basketball player.

Errors

  • In one scene when Luna is arguing with Luan in the kitchen, her right paperclip earring is missing.

Running Gags

  • Every time someone tells a lie, the lie-detector blares.
  • Lisa tattling on her siblings whenever they lie.

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