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Episode Information

"No Such Luck" is the fourteenth episode of the second season and the sixty-sixth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Lincoln finds himself with unexpected free time after his family worries that he is bad luck, but soon it goes too far, and he is banned from all the family's activities.

Synopsis

While eating breakfast, Lincoln learns from his sisters that they have planned activities later in the day. Because of this, Lincoln sneaks his way out of the kitchen, and next to the staircase. Lincoln then explains to the viewers that with ten sisters, his schedule is always filled up, and he never gets a day to himself. After heading upstairs, he runs into Lynn, who informs him that her softball game is coming up, and she needs the whole family to support her. Although Lincoln tries to evade out of this, he's forced into coming by Lynn. At the game, the whole family cheers for Lynn, while Lincoln looks on with boredom. Lynn's team, the Squirrels, is leading 3-0, unfortunately, the next four pitches causes the rival team to score four runs, causing the Squirrels to lose 3-4. As the family heads home, Lynn overreacts and chastises Lincoln because her team was on a winning streak, but ever since he came, the streak broke. Because of this, Lynn declares Lincoln as "bad luck", and bans him from coming to her activities.

The next day, Leni wants to invite Lincoln to her activity, but Lynn interferes, and tells Leni not to bring Lincoln, since he's just "bad luck". This causes Lincoln to get an idea. He convinces Leni that his presence might cause something to go wrong, and Leni immediately believes him. Pretty soon, Lincoln's little white lie spreads to the rest of the Louds, and they proceed to ban him from their activities. As a result, Lincoln now has all the time to himself. Lincoln spends his days playing video games, reading comics, and drinks milk out of the jug.

Eventually, Lincoln's lie goes a little too far. Lincoln is forced into eating his breakfast in the living room, he isn't allowed to join his family going to the movies, his bedroom gets boarded up, forcing him to sleep outside, and he's not allowed to come to the beach to celebrate an achievement Rita and Lynn Sr. received. Lincoln tries to reason with his family, but their superstitious attitudes (mostly Lynn) don't convince them. Realizing his family doesn't believe him, Lincoln resorts to one last tactic.

At Lynn's softball game, Lincoln disguises himself as the mascot of the Squirrels so he can prove that he is not bad luck. However, the Squirrels are struggling to win the game. After Lynn gets two strikes, Lincoln begins to wonder if he really is bad luck. Suddenly, Lynn manages to hit the ball, and the Squirrels end up winning the game. When Lincoln reveals himself to his family, Lynn apologizes to Lincoln for hurting his feelings, and the rest of the family follows suit, with Rita revealing she had sold all of Lincoln's furniture, much to Lincoln's shock.

S2E08A Loud family on the beach

He may have to wear that costume, but at least he's not being excluded from his family.

In the end, Lincoln is happy that his family no longer sees him as bad luck, but only when he's wearing the squirrel costume, much to his annoyance.

Cast

Bobby and Margo have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • This episode aired on March 2017, and by coincidence in this episode, there is a calendar which has 31 days, and starts on a Wednesday. March is the only month in 2017 which matches with that calendar.
  • The music that plays on the title card of the Season 1 episode "The Green House" is played when Lincoln was first left home alone in this episode.
  • Lisa's bunker from "April Fools Rules" is mentioned in this episode.
S2E08A Lincoln tied up

I heard calf roping and alligator wrestling use the same tactics.

  • This is the second time Lana hogties Lincoln, the first being "House Music".
  • This is also the second time that Lincoln uses a megaphone from outside the house, the first being "Brawl in the Family".
  • This is also the second time that Rita and Lynn Sr. are seen in their swimsuits, the first being "Suite and Sour".
    • However, in this episode, Rita wears a different swimsuit.
  • Lily says Lincoln's name for the first time in the show.
  • Starting with this episode, the new Nickelodeon Productions logo is shown.
  • Despite selling his entire furniture and boarding up his room, Lincoln's room is shown to be fine again in the next episode, "Frog Wild".
    • It is possible that after the events of this episode his family was able to get his furniture back and fix his room, or like most cartoons, everything was reset with no continuity whatsoever.
  • This episode was written by Karla Sakas Shropshire, and storyboarded by Darin McGowan, who haven't collaborated on an episode ever since the early Season 1 episode, "Making the Case".
  • The "FIVE MINUTES LATER" time card is similar to the one from "Attention Deficit".
  • This is the second time where Lincoln told a lie to his family that went out of control, the first being "Dance, Dance Resolution".
S2E08A Rita's announcement

Only brainiacs would buy that mug.

  • Lisa's coffee cup reads "01101100", which is "L" in binary.
  • From this episode onward (in the Hebrew dub of the series), Lori is voiced by Alona Alexander, instead of Eden Gamliel. The reason of why the voice changed is yet unknown.
  • In keeping with the comic theme of the show, there's a "THWACK" onomatopoeia, when the batter during the first game hits the ball.
  • Irony: One of the baseball commentators is named "Pep", but has a very negative personality and doesn't get very excited in the action. The term "pep" means having a lot of energy and being excited.
  • Moral:
    • Don't live off a lie, because you'll eventually run into trouble sooner or later.
    • Use common sense before you assume something and don't believe everything you're told.

References

  • No Such Luck - The title of this episode means "to express disappointment that something has not happened or is unlikely to happen".
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - The "Fight! Fight! Fight!" track (also known as "Now That We're Men") can be heard at the beginning of the first baseball scene.
S2E08A And, the pitch!

In Royal Woods, everything's upside down at McDonald's!

  • McDonald's - In Lynn's first game, there is an advertisement that has a picture of a burger, and has an upside down McDonald's logo.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods - One of the banners at the baseball field reads "Bob's Sporting Goods", which could be a possible reference to this sports store.
  • Risky Business - The scene where Lincoln slides onto the screen in his underwear while sporting shades is a reference to the iconic scene in this 1983 film.
  • Peanuts - In Lynn's second game, she throws the ball, and gets hit by the same ball, and loses her clothes, is a reference to "Peanuts", since that same thing happens to Charlie Brown.
  • The Simpsons - The scene where Lincoln is forced to sleep outside is similar to a scene in the episode On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister, where Bart is forced to sleep outside, due to Lisa's restraining order on him.
  • Conker the Squirrel - The squirrel mascot costume looks really similar to the anthropomorphic squirrel from this M-rated game series.

Errors

  • In the description from Zap2it, it says Lincoln's sisters banned him from their activities, when it was also Lynn Sr. and Rita who banned him.
  • During the scene where Lynn informs Leni to not take Lincoln to her event due to Lincoln's "bad luck", Lynn's eyelashes are missing.
S2E08A Lincoln's calendar

Lincoln might need to get more improved stickers.

  • On Lincoln's calendar, Luan's scrunchie is the color of her hair, instead of yellow, and the hole on Lana's cap is missing.
  • The episode completely contradicts the events of "Ties That Bind", because in that episode, the parents said they would never kick any of their children out the house, but in this episode, they kick Lincoln out of the house out of superstition.
    • Also, in the aforementioned episode, Lincoln experienced what he was afraid of. Interestingly, both episodes were written by same writer.
  • When Lily says Lincoln's name, there are many notes on the fridge, but when Lincoln sends Lily on the skateboard, there are less notes.
  • Before Lynn's second game, when Lincoln was outside, he was in his PJ's, but when he's in the squirrel suit, he has his clothes on (it's possible they unlocked the house before leaving, allowing Lincoln to go inside and change).
  • It should have been impossible to Lynn to turn her cap around while doing her good luck ritual, since her ponytail is in the way.
  • Bobby (Rodrigo Antas) was credited, although he never spoke in this episode.
  • During the scene when Lisa and Lori agree that Lincoln isn't bad luck, Lincoln falls backwards into the bathroom while it was open. Somehow, the door closes after he falls in with his hands full.
  • When Lincoln is telling Lola about his supposed "bad luck", Lola's gown is a different shade of pink, appearing as it looked in "Left in the Dark".

Running Gags

  • Pep, one of the baseball commentators, not being happy.
  • The sisters telling Lincoln what could happen if he was there with them, with his "bad luck".
  • Lincoln getting more free time.
  • Lynn and her team failing at softball.
  • Lincoln being prevented from doing something.
  • Characters mentioning "luck".

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