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Episode Information

"The Green House" is the twenty-second episode of The Loud House.

Synopsis

In an effort to be more energy-efficient, Lincoln rallies his family to refrain from using so much electricity.

Plot

Mrs. Johnson's class is taking part in an eco-friendly "Polar Bear Challenge", in which they try to find ways to reduce their carbon footprint, but Lincoln's large family uses an incredible amount of energy for their everyday needs, and Lincoln is in danger of becoming an outcast to his schoolmates for not going green. With his social standing at stake, Lincoln convinces his sisters to lower their energy use, by using a poster of an adorable polar bear to arouse their sympathies, making them cry.

After the Louds manage to reduce their energy output, Clyde calls Lincoln to remind him that he's due to participate in an online Swords & Cyborgs tournament. Not wanting to ruin his efforts, and risk being labelled an outcast, Lincoln cuts off more and more electrical appliances in the house to accommodate plugging in his laptop in the basement, especially when his friends come over with their laptops to join him. With the rest of the house dark, and the girls reduced to wearing potato sacks, they call out Lincoln for his hypocritical actions, saying that they shouldn't go green if he won't.

S1E11B Lincoln showering with a towlette

Lincoln is now a temporary outcast... a really smelly one.

Feeling terribly guilty, Lincoln realizes that he should have been going green for the sake of it rather than for his own selfish desires, and no longer cares about his social standing. He decides to fix everything by powering the house manually via a bicycle while his sisters resume their wasteful activities. At the end of the week, Mrs. Johnson announces that, thanks to Lincoln, the class has won the Polar Bear Challenge, and decides to name the bear after herself, much to the chagrin of her students. Lincoln is not an outcast, but his social life is temporarily out the window... because all that hard work has made him extremely sweaty and stinky, forcing him to stand outside the classroom. Lincoln then begins to use a moist towelette to clean himself.

Cast

Trivia

Timeline
  • One of Lincoln's classmates is his thought-to-be bully from "Heavy Meddle".
S1E11B Awwwwww

Cristina in Lincoln's class.

  • Cristina can be seen in Lincoln's class in the beginning of the episode, which implies that this episode takes place before the events of "Making the Case", since she switched classes at the end of the aforementioned episode.
  • Boyz Will Be Boyz, the boy band Lori likes from "For Bros About to Rock", appears on the TV.
  • This is the first time the sisters cry.
  • This is the first time Leni isn't seen wearing earrings.
  • This is the second time Lincoln becomes an outcast. The first time being "Making the Case", and later in "Lincoln Loud: Girl Guru".
  • The sisters' harmful activities to the environment:
    • Lori - Using multiple devices to look at Bobby.
    • Leni - Running water in the bathroom sink and bathtub for no reason.
    • Luna - Using multiple speakers during jam sessions.
    • Luan - Baking countless pies to toss at herself.
    • Lynn - Filling a backyard pool with water, and using the fridge's freezer to freeze the water.
    • Lucy - Using numerous spray paint cans.
    • Lana - Using a furnace with burning coal to keep herself and her pets warm.
    • Lola - Her princess car releasing smog and toxins.
    • Lisa - Using elaborate inventions that use up a ton of electricity.
    • Lily - Her pile of used up diapers being non-biodegradable.
  • Moral: You need to protect the planet for its sake, not yours.

References

S1E11B Bobby next to the Mona Lisa

Bobby next to the Mona Lisa.

S1E11B video chat with Bobby

Apple devices

  • AFI - The opening title riff strikes resemblance with the melody of "Miss Murder".
  • Leonardo da Vinci - In Bobby's videoconference with Lori, he shows her the Mona Lisa, one of da Vinci's famous paintings.
  • Apple - When Lori is having a videoconference with Bobby, several of her devices somewhat resembles Apple's most recent devices, from those there are reminiscents of an iPad 2, an iMac, an iPhone 5, an iPad Air 2, among others.

Errors

  • Every source describes that "Lincoln needs his family to stop using so much electricity", even though Leni, Lucy, Lana, Lola, Lily, and Dad were actually doing non-electricity consuming activities.
    • Near the end, Lincoln was "powering" all the house by riding a static cycle, even though some of his sisters' activities wouldn't require any power source at all.
  • Clyde says that his house is solar powered and it loses power because of a tree blocking it. However in other episodes such as "Cover Girls", and an earlier episode "Left in the Dark", show that Clyde's house can still have power without the sun, as those episodes show his house at night.
  • When Lincoln's sisters are crying at the sight of the polar bear, Lori and Luna keep their eyeshadows fine and their tears aren't black.
  • When Luan throws a pie at Lincoln's face, her braces are missing.
  • In the Hebrew version, Lana's voice mistakenly comes out of the bathroom instead of Lola's (Aya Shenee instead of Eilla Feldman respectively).
  • Lori appears to have no idea what the Mona Lisa is, despite mentioning it by name in "Sleuth or Consequences".

Running Gags

  • Everyone admiring the polar bear's cuteness.
  • Clyde explaining what circumstances apply to him when hanging out with Lincoln.
  • Lincoln making improvements to get the Eco-meter in the green zone.