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"Insta-gran" (originally titled "Geri-antics") is the third episode of the third season and one-hundred-fourth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Pop-Pop introduces his new girlfriend to the family, and she seems great until she starts showing up unannounced.

Synopsis

It's a big night at the Loud House, because Pop-Pop has a new girlfriend, and he's about to introduce her to the family. Upon arriving, Pop-Pop introduces his new girlfriend as Myrtle, and she takes an instant liking to the family, especially the children and their individual personalities. When nighttime comes, Pop-Pop decides to call it a day, much to the dismay of Myrtle and the kids.

The next day, the siblings arrive home, and are surprised to see Myrtle at their house, doing some cleaning up. Eventually, Myrtle becomes a nuisance to the siblings, as she begins smothering them with her kind nature. After a whole day of Myrtle making their day a nightmare, the siblings realize that they need to get Pop-Pop to break up with her in order to get her to stop. Lincoln remembers that Seymour (the African-American elder from "The Old and the Restless") had an eye for Myrtle, which gives them an idea on what to do.

At the retirement home, Luan and Lori manage to get Seymour and Myrtle into getting into positions that make it look like they're about to kiss. After taking the photos, they're uploaded onto a computer, and put into a single image to give off the impression that they're kissing. Upon completing the photo, Lynn sneaks it into Pop-Pop's room. The siblings attempt to escape before they get caught, but Myrtle sees them, and reminds them it's her birthday today.

Inside, the siblings ask Myrtle why there aren't many guests. Myrtle reveals that she was a single child, and because of that, she doesn't have much of a family. She also reveals that the reason why she hooked up with Pop-Pop was because she knew that he had a large family, and thought it would help her get the family she has long wanted, which is why she was so smothering towards them. Realizing her pity, the siblings realize that Myrtle is not as bad as she is. Suddenly, they remember the photo they slipped under Pop-Pop's door, so Lynn and Lincoln attempt to retrieve it before Pop-Pop finds it. Unfortunately, it's too late, as Pop-Pop has found the photo, and is starting to chase Seymour around the pool. After a brief scuffle, the siblings reveal that the photo is fake, and tell Pop-Pop what happened prior. After explaining, Pop-Pop forgives his grandchildren, and proceed to the dining area.

S3E02B Happy Birthday, Gran-Gran!

The siblings finally accept Myrtle in their family.

In the dining area, as the siblings and elders celebrate, the siblings decide to head back home, and Myrtle promises to see them tomorrow. Luckily, Pop-Pop, noticing the worry in the siblings, tells Myrtle that they'll meet up with the kids on Sunday, giving the siblings some personal time.

Cast

Trivia

  • Myrtle is based on Darin McGowan's grandmother.[1]
  • Luna, Luan, and Lily were the only siblings not seen being smothered by Myrtle with her kind nature.
  • This is Pop-Pop's first appearance since "No Spoilers".
  • This is the third episode to have a hyphen (-) in the title.
  • This episode is the first episode to reuse a unique title card music.
S3E02B Lynn clarifies

Lincoln's section with more awards.

  • This is the third episode to show the Loud family trophy case, with the first being "Making the Case" and the second being "Attention Deficit".
    • Coincidentally, all 3 episodes have Darin McGowan as the storyboard artist.
    • It's also worth noting that Lincoln's section has more awards/trophies than before. If one looks closely, there's a book with the text "Wild Card Willy" on it, which is assumed to be the comic competition he won in "Pulp Friction".
  • Lucy's dislike of pink is shown in this episode when Myrtle decorated Lynn and Lucy's room pink, and Lucy hissed at it.
  • The title card music for "Patching Things Up" can be heard when the family was eating dinner at the beginning.
  • It's revealed that Sue is still working in the Sunset Canyon Retirement Home.
  • In one scene, Myrtle mentions that there were spiders living in Lucy's cobwebs. In reality, cobwebs are made from dust, and do not house spiders.
  • The music that plays when both Lincoln and Lynn were trying to retrieve the fake photo before Pop-Pop finds out about it, was used as the title card theme in "Cheater by the Dozen".
    • Sammie Crowley and Whitney Wetta have also written that episode as well.
  • This episode reveals that Luan cannot eat corn due to her wearing braces.
  • This is the second time the Loud kids were seen wearing matching sweaters, the first being "Picture Perfect".
  • At one point, Lynn wore her regular clothes in one shot, but then in another shot, her clothes were suddenly changed into her Ninja outfit. When Lincoln asked her how that happened, Lynn asked him how he changed his hairstyle back to normal. This is a gag on the cartoons error where a character's or object's appearance is changed from one shot to another without any explanation.
  • This is the fifth episode that had a title change during production.
S3E02B Board to Final Comparison

Top: Not irritated
Bottom: Irritated

  • If one were to notice, Luna had a somewhat irritated expression when she was wearing the sweater Myrtle made for her. According to Darin McGowan, the storyboard he made for that particular shot didn’t have Luna looking irritated, and claims that the way he drew her hairline may have been responsible for the animators thinking he wanted her to be irritated when wearing the sweater.[2]
  • Innuendo: According to Myrtle, the reason why she deleted Lori and Leni's recordings of "Nail Polish Wars" was because of the foul language in it, which implies that Lori and Leni were watching a show that's out of their age range.
  • Lincoln's bowl cut slightly resembles Liam's hairstyle.
  • Irony: Lucy (and her siblings) got scared by Lynn suddenly popping up inside Vanzilla, even though she is usually the one who scares them with her sudden pop-ups.
  • This is the third episode where a physical fight is not obscured by a dust cloud.

References

  • Insta-gran - The title of this episode is a parody of Instagram.
    • Geri-antics - The original title of this episode is a pun on geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine or social science dealing with the health and care of old people.
  • The Three Stooges - The haircut that Myrtle gives Lincoln is similar to Moe’s hairstyle in this series of short films.
  • Where the Dead Go to Die - When Lincoln wears his ski mask, he resembles the character Ralph from this horror anthology film.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Some of the production tracks including "On Your Bike" can be heard during the title card and the dinner scene.

Sources


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