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Episode Information

"No Laughing Matter" is the thirty-ninth episode of the second season and the ninety-first episode of The Loud House.

Plot

When Luan overhears her siblings complaining about her comedy, she decides to give it up.

Synopsis

As the siblings go about their day, Luan arrives, and begins pulling pranks on them, such as hitting Lincoln in the face with a boxing glove on a spring before shocking him with a joy buzzer, making makeup-related puns with Lori and Leni, flushing the toilet while Luna's in the middle of taking a shower, giving a pie in the face to Lisa, doing a knock-knock joke with Lucy, use a whoopee cushion on Lynn, making a tofu-related joke with Lola, and making an egg-related joke with Lana (offscreen), all while also announcing her upcoming comedy gig at The Chortle Portal. After pranking every one of her siblings, Lincoln and the rest of the sisters start venting on how annoying Luan can be with her jokes and pranks. Unfortunately, Luan, who was heading downstairs, overhears them venting, and immediately becomes heartbroken, and sadly heads back up.

The next day, Luan begins acting normal towards her siblings, such as giving Lincoln a glass of punch, asking Lori and Leni if they know where her hairbrush, asking Lynn and Lucy for a dollar (which they don't respond to), and asking Lola for a dollar (which she actually responds to). The remaining siblings are weirded out at Luan's new attitude, but eventually decide to celebrate by eating pie, since it means they can get a break from the pranks.

Later, as Lincoln begins to collect everyone's trash, he discovers that Luan has thrown away her Chortle Portal flyers. When Lincoln informs Luan of this, she says that she threw them away on purpose, saying that she's giving up on comedy after hearing their venting the previous day. Lincoln tries to apologize, but Luan beings tossing out all of her props, even Mr. Coconuts. This causes Lincoln to break the news towards the rest of his sisters, who are shocked, especially with how excited Luan was to partake in her gig at The Chortle Portal. As a result, they begin to devise a plan on how to get Luan into comedy again.

The next day, the siblings attempt make Luan get into comedy by setting up jokes so Luan can finish the punchline, but Luan just simply gives them rational answers instead of making jokes about them. Realizing that plan didn't work, they go with a second plan, which involves doing a spit takes at anything Luan says, even if it's not a joke. Luan, getting fed up with her siblings after realizing their intentions, calls them out on it, saying that no matter how hard they try, she's not going to go back to comedy.

Later, Lisa has revealed that she has made a time machine to transport themselves to the past two minutes before Luan overheard them venting about her. At the same time, Lincoln arrives with all of Luan's thrown away props, saying that he has a plan of his own. When Lisa explains that one of the side effects would be their butts switching places with their faces, the rest of the sisters, after hearing Lincoln explain his plan to them, decide to go along with Lincoln's idea.

At The Chortle Portal, the sisters have offered to let Luan come with them, saying that even if she's given up on comedy, she can still at least enjoy the presentation. The host announces that the first comedian to appear on stage is Lincoln, much to Luan's befuddlement. Lincoln appears onstage, holding one of Luan's comedy journals. As Lincoln begins to recite the jokes written in the journal, he suddenly starts screwing up on the punchlines. Luan, getting more and more stressed out at Lincoln's failures, rushes onstage, and corrects Lincoln's slip-ups. Suddenly, the audience begins laughing, finding Luan's humor funny. Pleased with the reception, Luan begins doing her gig, while Lincoln sits down with the rest of his sisters, happy that the plan worked.

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Luan is back to doing what she likes best: being funny.

The next day, as the siblings get their breakfast, Luan arrives, happy and content. The siblings congratulate her on a successful gig last night, and apologize for making her lose interest in her favorite thing. Luan forgives her siblings and promises to tone down her pranks. Suddenly, Luan trips over Lana, and tries to resist the urge to make jokes, but the siblings tell her that she can go ahead and crack a few. As Luan beings making breakfast related puns, the siblings leave, happy that Luan is back to doing what she loves most, while Luan couldn't be any happier to do what she likes.

Cast

Lily and the Unnamed Brunette Woman have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • This episode was confirmed by Collin Dean on Instagram.
  • The title card is designed to look like Luan's clothing. The yellow represents her skirt, the white represents her shirt, and Lincoln's head is in her gag squirt flower.
  • This is the second episode since "Attention Deficit", where Luna is in the shower.
  • This episode reveals Luan has bad handwriting because Lincoln could not read it.
  • A leaked storyboard showed Luan with a broken leg. This scene is not shown in the final aired episode.
  • Luan makes the most jokes in this episode.
  • This is the eighth episode to only feature the main characters. The first was in "Space Invader", the second in "Funny Business", the third in "Intern for the Worse", the fourth in "Patching Things Up", the fifth in "Pulp Friction", the sixth in "Out of the Picture", and the seventh in "Lynner Takes All".
  • Lola apparently keeps money hidden in her teddy bear.
  • This episode brings back Lincoln's chore of collecting trash.
  • Izzy makes a cameo during the sibling meeting.
  • It is revealed that Luan has a diary, and that Lola read(s) it.
  • This is the eighteenth episode not to focus on Lincoln. Instead, it focuses on Luan.
  • This is the second time Luan makes the joke about lettuce and a tomato having a race. The first was in "Overnight Success", where she told it to Clyde.
  • The Dine'n' Dance waitress from "The Old and the Restless" can be seen working at The Chortle Portal.
  • This is the thirtieth episode where Lincoln does not speak to the viewers.
  • This is the second time Leni puts on makeup.
  • The trick were the Louds laugh at Luan despite not telling a joke to get her back is commonly used to stop comedians from delivering the punchline.
  • Even though she gave up comedy, Luan did not remove her gag flower from her outfit, which is used as a comedy prop.
  • Karma: The siblings complained about Luan's pranks and jokes, so she quit comedy, and became more serious with what she says.
  • Irony: Lincoln's poor performance got Luan to return to comedy, though it's obvious his intent was to put on a successful performance so Luan would see the audience laughing at HER jokes, and realize that she was funny.
  • Innuendo: When the Louds attempt to make jokes so Luan can finish with a punchline, Lori and Leni say that its "wet" outside, possibly so Luan can say "That's what she said!", but Luan doesn't comply.
  • Moral:
    • Don't overreact to criticisms and give up your interests; just keep practicing.
    • Just because other people don't believe in you, it doesn't mean you should lack faith in yourself too.
    • Accept people for who they are.

References

  • No Laughing Matter - The title is a reference to the term of the same name, which means something serious is something that should not be joked about.
  • Peanuts - The baby on Luan's invitation looks like Charlie Brown.
  • Regular Show - This episode has a similar premise to the Regular Show episode, "Prankless", as both episodes involve the character with a knack for pranking (Muscle Man and Luan) giving up on their passion out of pity, and the other characters trying to get them into pranking again.
  • Rolling with the Ronks! - There's an episode from this series that shares the same title as this one.
    • Coincidentally, the show stars Jessica DiCicco, the voice of Lynn and Lucy.
  • My Little Pony - Lola has a plush unicorn, that has a star on its flank, which is a reference to the design of the ponies from this popular toy brand.
  • Full House - The ending is the same as in the episode "But Seriously, Folks".
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel Air - Lincoln messing up at the comedy show until Luan does her routine is just like in the episode "Ain't No Business Like Show Business", when Will bombs a comedy routine until his comedian friend Keith saves the day.

Errors

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Luan's arm is disconnected.

  • When Luan is about to open Lucy's coffin to give her a flyer, her right arm is disconnected.
  • Lily has visible eyebrows during the sibling meeting, and when Lisa is explaining how her time machine works.
  • When Luan says "That's the wrong punchline!", the eyelashes on Lori's right eye are disconnected.
  • Luan's face was covered with soda after Leni did a spit take on her, but when she headed downstairs, her face is completely clean, despite not being shown to wipe the soda off of her face.
  • Lincoln's hair tuft disappears after Luan says she's "out of the comedy game", but when he runs over to her, it comes back.

Running Gags

  • Luan cracking jokes.
  • The siblings trying to make Luan get into comedy again.
    • Which also leads to Luan not buying it.
  • The siblings doing spit takes in somebody's face (mostly Luan's face).
  • Someone hurting Luna accidentally by flushing the toilet when Luna was in the shower (happens twice).