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Episode Information

"No Spoilers" is the fortieth episode of the second season and the ninety-second episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Knowing Leni's history of spoiling surprises, the children decide not to tell her about their mother's upcoming party.

Synopsis

The siblings are holding a meeting, but Leni isn't present, due to Cliff distracting her. The siblings are discussing about Rita's upcoming surprise party, and Lincoln explains to the viewers that the reason why Leni isn't present is because she's notorious for spoiling surprise parties. After Lori gives a rundown of what each family member's task is (Lori will clean up, Lola and Lynn will make food, Lana and Lucy will decorate, Luna and Luan will provide entertainment, Lisa will handle the guest list, and Lynn Sr. will take Rita out of the house), she informs Lincoln that he has the most important task: distracting Leni while everyone gets the party ready. Without warning, Leni enters the room, and Lincoln tricks Leni into asking him "urgent" fashion questions, while their remaining family members sneak out.

When Lynn Sr. takes a clueless Rita out to go shopping, the sisters get to work prepping everything up. However, when Leni decides to go downstairs to get something to drink, the sisters quickly try to hide their decorations, so Leni doesn't see them. After having shown Lincoln every type of fabric and pattern, Leni prepares to gossip with Cliff, but Lincoln once again distracts her by letting her use him for a model. In the hallway, Luna and Luan attempt to bring their entertainment equipment downstairs without making too much noise, however, Luna trips on a set of wind-up teeth, causing her to drop her drums, catching Leni's attention. Lincoln tries to warn Luna and Luan about Leni, but in the process, accidentally falls down the stairs. When Leni checks up on Lincoln, Lincoln comes up with a way to fully distract Leni: go to the Hazeltucky Party Outlet to get a scratch-and-sniff card that features a camel wearing a spacesuit that says "Happy Birthday from your 11 kids!" Falling for the trick, Leni leaves, thus giving the remaining siblings enough time to set up for the party.

As the siblings prep things up, they soon realize that the party is disastrous, because Lana has to resort to using chewed up gum as an alternative for balloons, Lucy has to use toilet paper when she runs out of streamers, Lisa has invited Flip, Mr. Grouse, and Dr. Feinstein, saying they're the ones who Rita frequently interacts with, Luan's jokes revolve around her making fun of their mom's age, Luna's rocking music is ear-grating, Lola's cake is too sweet, and Lynn's subs are too spicy to handle. As the siblings begin to ponder what they did wrong, they realize that they need Leni, because despite her spoiling the surprise, she actually knows each of her family member's interests. Lori tries to call Leni on her phone, but Leni mistakes her ringtone as music coming from the selection of birthday cards present. Because of this, the siblings proceed to look for their sister themselves.

Several hours later, the siblings, who were unsuccessful at finding Leni, arrive back home. Upon entering, they discover that the entire living room is decorated, and there's a more refined guest list, such as Albert, Pam, Ruth, and a brunette woman It turns out that Leni arrived back home while they were away, and thought even if they were going low-key with their Mom's party, she wanted to decorate away. Suddenly, Rita and Lynn Sr. arrive back, prompting everyone to find a hiding spot. Upon entering, the guests shout out "SURPRISE!", and Rita is happy about everyone's hard work. The siblings apologize for trying to exclude Leni, and decide to make her their official party planner, however, Leni ultimately spoils an upcoming surprise party for Lynn Sr., causing her family and the guests to facepalm out of exasperation.

Cast

Lily, Albert, Dr. Feinstein, Pam, Ruth, Seymour, and the Unnamed Brunette Woman have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • The title shares its name with a mini comic in The Loud House graphic novel, There Will Be Chaos.
  • The plot has a callback to "Room With a Feud", where Leni unknowingly spoiled the winner for Dessert Storm in front of Lincoln.
    • It also has a callback to "No Such Luck", since in that episode, Leni decided to tell Lincoln how a movie ends, which is technically a spoiler.
    • One of the comics in There Will Be Chaos also has Leni saying something to Lincoln that can be a spoiler.
  • This episode marked Flip's second appearance in Season 2. His first was in “Intern for the Worse".
  • This is the first time since "A Novel Idea", that Dr. Feinstein made another appearance.
  • This is the second title card that Lincoln and Leni share together, with the first being "Driving Miss Hazy".
    • Coincidentally, they have near identical title cards, with Leni in the foreground, and Lincoln behind her.
  • Flip has a different shirt in this episode, which resembles his white shirt from the first season, but it's red.
  • This is the first episode since "Health Kicked", to have the standard title card music.
  • This episode reveals that Rita's favorite color is violet.
  • This episode reveals that Mr. Grouse likes to watch sports.
  • This and its sister episode both start with "No".
  • Pam was not originally in Jordan Koch's storyboard for this episode, and was added later on [1]
  • This episode reveals that Lana keeps a stash of chewed up ABC gum underneath the stair banister.
  • This is the second episode to have Lori's hair stylized in a ponytail, the first being "Garage Banned".
  • Irony: The siblings tried to keep Leni away so she wouldn't spoil the surprise party, but she ended up having the most knowledge on Rita's personal interests.
  • Moral: The odd one out might have the best information.

References

  • No Spoilers - The title relates to someone watching a TV show, movie, or playing a video game, without any spoilers, because that person hasn't seen any of it, while others already have.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - The premise of this episode is similar to the Foster's episode "The Big Cheese", since both episodes involve a group of characters trying to accomplish a specific task, but the person they're trying to keep away ends up having the solution to their problems.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - During the flashbacks of Leni ruining surprise parties, the track "Off Broadway" from this FX sitcom can be heard.
  • Peanuts - A shirt that heavily resembles Charlie Brown's can be seen in the pile of clothes that Leni has on her bed.
  • Kamen Rider Faiz - Lola running super fast for a short amount of time after eating a piece of cake similar to the main character, Kamen Rider Faiz/Takumi Inui, running for up to 10 seconds after his Accel Form became complete.

Errors

  • When Lola has a brief sugar rush after tasting her cake, her eyelashes are disconnected from her eyes.
  • When Lori tells Luna and Luan to keep the noise down, she walks through the wall instead of the door.
  • As everyone says "Surprise!", Albert's sideburns are missing.
  • When Flip arrives at the party, he leaves the expired milk by the door and walks to the sofa. But a few moments later, after eating the submarine sandwich with too much hot sauce on it, the milk teleports to nearby the coffee table so he can douse the heat with the milk.
  • When Leni goes to the Hazeltucky Party Outlet, she exits the house through the dining room, but there isn't a door to exit the house in that room.

Running Gags

  • Lincoln trying to keep Leni distracted.
  • Lincoln shouting the code word ("daffodil").
  • The sisters reminding Leni that they're trying to keep Mom's party "low-key".
  • The sisters hiding their decorations whenever Leni appears.