|Not to be confused with Making the Grade.|
"Making the Case" is the fourth episode of The Loud House.
Lincoln secretly records his sisters' most embarrassing moments in order to win a video contest at school.
Lincoln explains that all his sisters have won a number of awards and acknowledgements, like Lynn's soccer trophies, Lola's pageant crowns, Lisa's Nobel Peace Prize, and even Lily won trophies by simply sucking her thumb. Lincoln feels overshadowed by his sisters, as he is the only one without a trophy, award, certificate, plaque, medal nor an accolade. He had already tried everything to get a trophy, and three flashbacks are shown. The first one shows Lincoln running a marathon, only to come in dead last, the second one shows Lincoln at a karate tournament trying to chop three planks of woods but he breaks his hand and gains a cast, and the third and final one shows Lincoln in a kid pageant, only to be runner-up.
Lincoln says he finally has his chance, because there is a video contest he is entering. He explains whoever's video gets the most votes will win a trophy. Clyde asks if Lincoln thinks he can win, and the latter says yes, but the former mentions the results of the pageant from earlier. Angered, Lincoln says he was robbed, then tells Clyde to get his camera. Later at Lincoln's house, Clyde is filming Lincoln, who is covered in breath mints, and attempts to skateboard into a kiddie pool full of soda, and succeeds forming a geyser with it. Clyde thinks it is good, and claims everyone is going to vote for Lincoln, but when they upload the video he gets no votes at all.
Clyde says the reason nobody is voting for Lincoln is because of a video called "Hamstacam", which got 50 votes. Annoyed, Lincoln wonders what's so great about a simple hamster, which offends Geo. Lincoln then states he's awesome. A comment appears asking him to check out Lincoln's sister's website. They click the link to see it is Luan's website. Lincoln is shocked to see that Luan has 50,000 followers, and hopes Luan can help them win. Upstairs, in her room, Luan examines the video, but doesn't think it is good. She states that stunts aren't gonna cut it. Desperate to know how to make an entertaining video, he asks her how and she says to follow her number #1 rule: to always keep your camera on you, as you never know when you'll find "Comedy gold".
Outside, Lincoln and Clyde are trying to find humorous stuff to film. Clyde spots Lynn repeatedly bouncing a soccer ball on her head counting how many times she can do so near a rake and Clyde wonders if she will get hit by the rake. Lincoln gets an idea and both of them hide in a bush. While Lynn is counting, she accidentally stumbles backwards and gets hit by the rake, stumbles backwards and trips on the soccer ball, falls backwards onto the trampoline and is bounced into the soda-filled pool, getting drenched.
Lincoln is astonished by this and thinks the only way to beat Hamstacam is by filming his ten sisters. A montage plays of the duo filming Lincoln's sisters doing embarrassing and funny things. Once the video is uploaded, his classmates are impressed and vote for him. Once they make fun of his sisters, he regrets this. As Clyde and Lincoln walk home, the latter says his sisters will never know about it. Unfortunately for him, as he opens the door, he reveals his sisters standing irrationally enraged, that Lincoln embarrassed them and he explains that he wanted to win a trophy like the girls, but they are too furious at him. They all disown him and pretend to get rid of their brother.
Lori is known to be the most angry at him because when she farts, she lies by saying it's her shoes. He tries to apologize by showing respect to them, but to no avail, which they disrespect him. He turns to Luan because she was the one who told him to do it, but she says that he broke the rule to never upload the video without anyone's permission before shutting the door on him. Lincoln, devastated and heartbroken, is so upset that all his sisters hate him, and it worked so well they believed it and expelled him from his siblings because they were scared that he could hurt any of their lives, and they told him to never return to them. The sisters, disrespecting him was the worst abuse they ever did.
He immediately deletes the video, thus disqualifying himself. Lincoln gets an idea of how he can make it up to his sisters. He runs to Luan to help him and she opens her closet to show him many video tapes from Lincoln's past. He then uploads a new video of him doing embarrassing and funny things to himself this time, but to Lincoln's dismay his classmates tease him (with one named Cristina, who is shocked that Lincoln has a crush on her) and say that his new video isn't going to help him win the contest.
He sadly walks home, and before walking in, he hopes his sisters will reconcile with him. However, when he opens the door his sisters are still irrationally enraged, like in the previous scene. He is mortified that it didn't work, causing himself to confess the truth, explaining that he embarrassed himself to make it up to them. However, instead of being angry, they are happy and joyful that he embarrassed himself to get even, and they walk up to him, and forgive him. They are also happy that Lincoln did the right thing by confessing to what he did instead of lying to her or just not telling them about it. Luan consoles Lincoln about not winning the trophy, and Lori says they appreciate what he did and give him a small trophy. Grateful, Lincoln thanks them. After Luna, Lynn and Lola embrace him, he runs to the trophy case and puts it in his empty spot.
The trophy has a #1 on the top, and says "Most Improved Brother" on the bottom. Lincoln is glad that he finally won a trophy. He then awkwardly says Cristina is switching classes, but is even more glad that his sisters no longer disrespect and hate him and that he finally made the case. A fart can be heard, much to Lincoln's confusion. It turns out it was Lori who farted, and she still lies by angrily stating it was her shoes, as her siblings just stare at her in disbelief.