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Episode Information

"Roughin' It" is the thirty-ninth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Afraid that he has become "one of the girls", due to hanging out with his sisters too much, Lincoln decides to go on a camping with Clyde, to get reacquainted with his masculine side.

Synopsis

The Loud siblings are watching the television show The Dream Boat, with Karen as the main character. They discuss who Karen should choose between her potential partners, as each sibling has their own preference. Lori says to Lincoln she's happy that he's watching The Dream Boat with the sisters. She comments he's like one of them, but Lincoln interprets it as he became too feminine. He has flashbacks of various activities he does with his sisters: mud masks with Lori, painting Lucy's fingernails, making headbands with Luna, and sewing Leni's poncho. After seeing his father bring pink muffins, Lincoln switches to another channel, much to his sisters' annoyance. Watching the survival TV show, Lincoln gets inspired to restore his manliness by a survival test in the wild. The sisters fight with Lincoln for the remote control.

S1E20A You're like...literally one of the girls!

Lincoln is indeed one of the girls.

Lincoln goes camping with Clyde, who asks if he understands correctly what Lincoln is up to, and he replies "Yes". Lincoln suggests to be out of Clyde's dads' eyes, so they could do all by themselves. Lincoln finds a spot for camping, but Clyde informs him about the warning sign that it is extremely dangerous. Lincoln instead says extreme danger is exactly what they need, so he ignores the warning. They try to build a shelter, but it's in bad quality. Clyde offers a frittata for their meal, but Lincoln tells him to eat beans. Lincoln and Clyde try to make a fire, but after many failures, they give up. Suddenly, Clyde farts and feels embarrassed, but Lincoln tells him there is no need for it. Both boys fart and belch for fun, but it causes a bird to fall dead. At night, Clyde offers a mattress to sleep on but Lincoln prefers to sleep on the ground. However, it's inconvenient so they eventually decide to sleep on the mattress.

The next day, both boys wake up on the mattress in water. Lincoln realizes they were taken by a river wave while sleeping. After they see a waterfall, they effortlessly try to paddle. Suddenly, their failed shelter was also taken by the waves and it prevents them from the fall. However, the mattress gets destroyed and the boys are blown away. Clyde lands in a bush and Lincoln on a rock, which is soon revealed to be a moose's butt. The angered moose chases them. They climb on a tree, but the moose makes them fall from it. Lincoln lands on ground and Clyde on a rock, which is soon revealed to be a beehive. After they escape the bees, it starts raining and a mud avalanche pushes them into a cave. Clyde complains about being hungry, wet, cold, and wants to return to his dads. Lincoln agrees and admits he gave himself too much credit as a manly boy. Lincoln tries to take a nap on a rock, but it's actually a bear. Lincoln tells Clyde to play dead and they both do this until the bear ignores them and leaves.

While running away, Clyde compliments Lincoln's idea and he admits he learned it from Lucy. Later, Lincoln makes a poncho from leaves for both himself and Clyde as Leni thought him. Lincoln uses Lisa's teachings to detect the North as moss grows only on the northern sides of trees. They both follow the moss and face a high mountain. Lincoln remembers how Luna thought him to make strands then uses the method to make rope from leaves to climb. After Lincoln and Clyde climb, they rub themselves with mud to sooth poison ivy because Lori told Lincoln mud works that way. The boys encounter a stone on their path, Lincoln remembers Lynn's instructions on how to move heavy and big objects. Later, they see a bridge tree stump. Lincoln remembers how Lola keeps her balance and uses it to pass on a trunk and Clyde follows his example. The boys finally reach Clyde's dads' resort. Clyde decides to rest on a rock. Lincoln, remembering the past events, warns him but it turns out to be an ordinary rock this time.

Back at home, Lincoln realizes that spending time with his sisters taught him a lot of useful things, and if they didn't teach him he wouldn't have survived in the wild. Lincoln decides to no longer care about if he's manly enough or not anymore. He brings strawberry muffins to his father and sisters, much to their joy. They enjoy even more when Lincoln rejoins them in watching The Dream Boat.

Cast

Luan, Lana, and Lily have no lines in this episode, but were heard talking to their other sisters. Howard and Harold also have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • This is the lowest viewed episode of Season 1.
  • Lucy reveals she always messes up her right hand during manicures.
    • She is also afraid of Lola's anger like her other sisters.
  • Similar to the Louds, all of Karen's love interests on "The Dream Boat" have names that start with B (Bronson, Brock, Bram, Bryant, and Blaine).
  • This episode reveals a show called "The Dream Boat", which is something all of the Loud siblings and their father enjoy watching together.
  • Things Lincoln learned from each of his sisters:
    • Lori - Mud masks soothe sunburns, poison ivy, and moderate acne.
    • Leni - How to make a poncho.
    • Luna - How to knit fringes.
    • Lynn - How to move heavy objects using your legs.
    • Lucy - Pretending to be dead.
    • Lola - How to keep balance.
    • Lisa - Tree moss only grows on the north side of trees.
      • Luan, Lana, and Lily were the only sisters not shown to have taught Lincoln something.
        • Coincidentally, they were also the only sisters without dialogue in this episode.
  • For some reason, the episode was shown only once in Poland.
  • This is the first time Clyde says a pun.
  • The episode was skipped in the Russian dub for unknown reasons.
  • Irony: Lincoln went camping to get rid of his femininity, but that's exactly what helped him survive.
  • Karma: Lincoln and Clyde ignored the warning on the sign, so they faced the consequences. They were caught by the river.
  • Moral:
    • With your imagination you can use all your skills to survive.
    • Don't worry about being something you're not.
    • Doing girly stuff doesn't make you a girl.
    • Just be yourself.

References

  • Roughin It - The title is similar to a short of the 2013 series Mickey Mouse with the same name.
  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil - This episode has many similarities with the episode "Those Who Camp, Do" where Kick wants to "become a man", so he and Brad go to a survival test in the woods.
    • We Bare Bears - Lincoln wanting to spending time in the wilderness with Clyde after watching a television program is based off Grizz wanting him, Panda and Ice Bear to be in the wilderness after watching an online ad in the episode "Primal".
  • The Bachelor and The Love Boat - The TV show "The Dream Boat" is a parody of both reality and TV shows.
  • Man vs. Wild - The survival TV program that Lincoln tried to watch could be a parody of the TV series.
  • Milburn - The piano that Chunk pulls to Luna's room during one of Lincoln's flashbacks has the name "Milbun". This could be a parody of the indie rock band.
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - At times, the music is similar to music from combat sections of the game.
  • Hey Arnold! - This episode has the same thing.
    • Coincidentally, Chris Savino worked on Hey Arnold!, as well as the aforementioned Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil.
  • Robotboy - Same name of this episode, both of which involve camping in the wilderness.

Errors

S1E20A Lincoln with cupcakes

If there were originally six…

S1E20A Back to watching The Dream Boat

...where did the extra four come from?

  • In the final scene Lincoln brought 6 muffins, his sisters take them, but in the next shot they have 10 muffins.
  • When Lola says "Someone put her funeral dress in the wash", the captions list "funeral" as "dirty old".
  • Chunk is missing his right arm tattoo when he's in Luna's room.
  • When Clyde wakes Lincoln up, their sleeping bags disappear.
  • When Clyde finds a way to keep warm, when Lincoln shuffles away, the captions mistake it for sniffing.

Running Gags

  • Lincoln and Clyde mistaking hazards for "soft rocks".
  • Lincoln's flashback with his sisters and their activities.
  • Lincoln and Clyde using Lincoln's sisters' advice to get through the forest.
  • The Loud family critiquing the male contestants on "The Dream Boat".