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Episode Information

"The Old and the Restless" is the third episode of the second season and the fifty-fifth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

When Lincoln sees how tame Pop-Pop has gotten in his older age, he takes him out for a day to remember, while dealing with the retirement home's restrictive nurse.

Synopsis

Lincoln is dropped off by his mother at Sunset Canyon Retirement Home, so that he can spend the day with his grandfather. As he is entering the building, he notices the nurse evicting one of the residents from the retirement home for disobeying their curfew. He walks up to the front desk and rings the bell. Pop-Pop sneaks up and surprises Lincoln. He explains that it took him months to get into Sunset Canyon, implying that three people were kicked out, before there was room for him to move in. Pop-Pop also explains that the place has a pool, shuffle board, and many of his old friends are also residents. The only downside is that a strict and controlling nurse named Sue runs the place, and has a very strict rule system for the residents. Lincoln tells Pop-Pop he has a fun filled day planned for them, but Sue objects to this, and Pop-Pop agrees to go with Sue's rules, and they hang out there instead.

They decide to go for a swim in the pool, but before they can dive in Sue stops them, and instructs Pop-Pop to use the helper chair to get into the pool. She also makes Lincoln put on a life vest and nose plugs. While he and Pop-Pop are about to have fun in the pool, Sue makes everyone get out to reapply sun block (despite the fact the swimming pool is indoors) and everyone has to get out. Later, Lincoln and Pop-Pop are playing Twister but then Sue instructs them to stop, and then later Pop-Pop is required to take a nap due to Sue's rules. Lincoln convinces Pop-Pop that she is just trying to make him think he's old and helpless so Pop-Pop decides to go out and have a good time. Sue attempts to stop them and informs them of the curfew, but they still decide to go out.

While they are out, they stop at a diner, and at first Pop-Pop doesn't wish to eat anything too heavy, but Lincoln informs him that he can handle it, (due to a flashback of Pop-Pop cleaning out an entire Chinese buffet) and he agrees to eat what Lincoln is having. They later spend their day having fun with dancing, laser tag, a carnival, drinking Flippees to see who can get a brain freeze first, and rock climbing. When Lincoln is getting them some hot dogs, a biker is talking with Pop-Pop and convinces him to come to a bull riding contest at a local bar. Lincoln warns him of the 6 o'clock curfew, but Pop-Pop has had so much fun that he is starting to ignore Sue's warning. Pop-Pop takes off and Lincoln goes after him, missing him every time he arrives where Pop-Pop was last located. He eventually catches up to him after he did some skydiving, and Lincoln finally convinces him to head back to the retirement home. When they arrive however, it is almost 6 and Sue locks the front door prematurely. They now have to find another way into Pop-Pop's room and his friends decide to help out. They make it into Scoots' room while Seymour distracts Sue, but when they finally arrive in Pop-Pop's room, Sue is already there waiting to kick him out.

S2E02B Lincoln hugs Pop-Pop goodbye

Lincoln hugging Pop-Pop before he leaves.

Lincoln feels bad for Pop-Pop, but he tells Lincoln that he had such a fun day and that living in a place that has so many rules isn't worth it. Eventually, his friends all join in and inform Sue that with not many people at the home there's no point, and she angrily allows Pop-Pop to stay. Rita eventually comes to pick up Lincoln, and Pop-Pop tells him he can't wait to have another fun day with him. The two of them hug and Pop-Pop is informed that his friends are going to have a a late night swim in the pool. Pop-Pop says goodbye to Lincoln, and removes his clothes as he goes to have a swim with his friends, while Lincoln just looks on awkwardly.

Cast

Trivia

  • This episode marks Pop-Pop's second major role in the series, with the first being "Cover Girls".
  • This episode reveals two details about Pop-Pop.
    • His real name is Albert.
    • He is the Loud siblings' maternal grandfather.
  • The name of the big biker from "Hand-Me-Downer", "Come Sale Away", and "The Price of Admission" is revealed to be T-Bone.
  • This episode marks the first time Grey Griffin voices a minor character, but doesn't voice either Lola, Lana, or Lily.
  • This marks the third time the Loud House is never seen.
    • This is the first time the Loud House doesn't appear in both episodes.
  • This marks the first time where all ten of Lincoln's sisters are absent in an episode.
    • This also makes the episode that has the smallest amount of main characters, breaking the record of "Save the Date" and "The Waiting Game".
    • Clyde's absence here also makes this the first episode to have only one main character.
    • Episode 2 of Season 2 is the first episode where Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lucy, and Lisa are absent from both of the episode's segments.
      • This also marks the first time that Catherine Taber (Lori) has not done voice work for either segment of an episode.
      • This is also the second time where Lily is absent from both stories.
  • This marks Scoots' second appearance on the show since "For Bros About to Rock", as well as her first time playing a larger role.
  • This is the fifth time Lincoln does not once speak to the viewers.
  • Rita's face is hidden in this episode, meaning that this episode could've likely been produced before "11 Louds a Leapin'", where her face was revealed.
  • A man in the Dine'n' Dance looks just like Lynn Sr.'s grandfather.
  • A cartoon depiction of Alec Schwimmer can be seen when the crowd was exiting the building.
  • Karma: Sue was too strict towards the seniors, so they all rebelled against her.
  • Moral: Just because someone is old, doesn't mean they're helpless.

References

Errors

S2E02B Hi Dad

The missing headlights

  • Albert has a Navy anchor tattoo on his arm despite claiming to have been in the Army.
  • In the last scene, Albert is missing his Navy tattoo.
  • At the end of the episode, Vanzilla is missing its headlights.
  • There is a shot where two of Sue's eyelashes are disconnected from her eyes.
  • When the seniors defend Albert, the stuff that he puts on the floor disappears.

Running Gags

  • Lincoln and Pop-Pop trying to have fun, only for Sue to interrupt them.
  • Someone reminding Pop-Pop about his curfew.
  • Lincoln reminding Pop-Pop about the stuff he did in the past to lift his mood.
  • Sue's sinister grin.
  • Scoot's moments.
  • Pop-Pop removing all of his clothes.
  • The Seniors helping Lincoln and Pop-Pop getting in the retirement home without Sue knowing.
  • Pop-Pop having so much fun, that it goes overboard.
  • Lincoln and Pop-Pop spending time together, while having fun.

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