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Episode Information

"The Price of Admission" is the forty-ninth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

After seeing a scary movie his parents told him not to see, Lincoln gets traumatized, and is unable to sleep.

Synopsis

The story begins with Lincoln showing his parents a trailer for a new movie called "The Harvester", where he tries to convince them to let him see it. Rita tells him that the movie is too scary, and refuses to let him see the movie.

That night at the cinema, Lincoln accompanies Clyde to see the movie "Blarney: The Luck of the Cretaceous". But instead of seeing that movie, Lincoln enters to the room where The Harvester is being shown. Approximately ninety-seven minutes later, the movie ends and everybody exits without fear of seeing the film, except Lincoln who has become traumatized. He returns home with Clyde and tells him that his parents can't know that he disobeyed them and saw the movie. When he comes home, his parents are decorating the house with Halloween ornaments. His parents then send him to find some pumpkins that are supposedly in different dark and desolate places of the house.

When it's time for everybody to go to sleep, Lincoln is the only one who can't sleep, as he's too afraid to do it. So he stays awake all night, but not before doing some activities to spend time with his sisters, which include:

  • Asking Lola if she wants to see her pageant videos, but she rejects it and recommends him to go sleep with their parents.
  • Trying to ask Lana something, only to be stopped by her pets who all wake up.
  • Asking Lori for some girl advice until Bobby calls her.
  • Inviting Lynn to play basketball with him in his room until she falls asleep.
  • Waking Leni (making her believe that everything is dark because it's Daylight Savings Time) before she goes to school, believing that it really is the next day.
  • Trying to talk with Clyde, who is too sleepy to talk to him.
  • Calling Bobby, who is working as a pizza delivery man, to bring him pizza.

The next morning, Lincoln is glad that he survived the entire night without sleep, but then Mom tells him that she and Dad have talked, and both agree that he's mature enough to see The Harvester film, so they decide to go with him to watch it, much to his and Dad's horror.

S1E25A Movie theater final shot

Lincoln and his parents are watching the Blarney movie.

When they are at the cinema, Lincoln can't hide it more and finally tells to his parents the truth that he already saw the movie, disobeying them at the process and he was too scared to sleep. His parents forgive him, telling that being awake all night was punishment enough for him. After that, Lincoln begs them to see the Blarney's movie, which they accept. The episode ends with Lincoln and his father singing along one of Blarney's songs during the film.

Cast

Lana, Rusty Spokes, Papa Wheelie, Flat Tire, Agnes Johnson, Chad, and T-Bone have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

Timeline
  • Before "Raw Deal"
  • Friday
    • Around 6:00 PM: Lincoln arrives at the theater
    • Around 7:57 PM: Lincoln exits the theater traumatized
    • 8:00 PM: Lincoln arrives home
    • 9:00 PM: Everyone goes to bed
    • 9:36 PM: Lincoln and Lori talking
  • Saturday
    • 7:00 AM: Lincoln wakes up
    • Around 6:00 PM: Lincoln and his parents arrive at the theater
Timecards
  • 97 Minutes Later
  • 36 Minutes Later
  • For an unknown reason, this episode was never released in Poland.
  • This is the first episode to premiere on a weekend morning, rather than a weekday afternoon.
  • When this episode and "One Flu Over the Loud House" aired, it was the first time a full episode (rather than just an individual story of the episode) had aired since the show's first week.
  • This is the first episode to be directed by two people instead of just Chris Savino himself.
  • The title has a double meaning: it represents the price Lincoln pays for seeing the movie, and the price he'll pay when he admits to his parents that he saw the movie against their wishes.
  • This episode shows that both Lincoln and Lynn Sr. can be affected by seeing a scary movie.
  • Blarney the Dinosaur is mentioned again. He was previously seen in "For Bros About to Rock".
  • Luna, Lisa, and Lily are absent in this episode, although Lisa and Lily's faces were seen carved on a pumpkin.
  • Luan was heard during the episode, but did not appear onscreen.
  • Like in "Get the Message", three sisters are absent, with one of them being Lisa.
  • This episode takes place sometime before Halloween, as Rita and Lynn Sr. were seen putting up decorations for such, when Lincoln returns home from the movie.
  • This is the second time Lincoln stays up all night; the first was in "The Sweet Spot".
  • The title card for this episode is unique, as it uses a film reel background, rather than a solid color background, or an environmental background.
  • This is the first episode to mention a death, in which Lynn Sr. said the dark corner of the basement was where "Lana's snake went to die". This could possibly be El Diablo.
  • This is the second time Leni wanders off, and is not seen again for the remainder of the episode. The first time was in "April Fools Rules".
  • This is the sixth time Lincoln is heard singing something. He and his parents sing a Blarney song at the end of the episode. It's also the second time Clyde sings.
  • Episode 25 of Season 1 is the first episode where Lynn does not have any lines of dialogue in either of the episodes she appears in.
  • This episode marks the first time that Mr. Grouse is seen outside of his house.
  • Karma: Despite Rita's warnings, Lincoln watched the horror film, and like she said, he got traumatized to the point of being unable to sleep.
  • Moral:
    • Kids shouldn't watch horror movies.
    • Listen to your parent's advice.

References

Errors

S1E25A Bobby spelt Lori's name wrong

The error here is Lori not noticing that Bobby misspelled her name.

S1E25A Lana sleeping with animals

Lana's eyelashes are missing.

  • Sheela Shrinivas' name is misspelled on the title card. Shrinivas is spelled as "Shrinavas".
  • In the scene where Lori and Bobby voice chat, Bobby misspelled Lori's name as "Lory" with pepperoni pieces on a pizza. However, Lori doesn't point this out.
  • When Lincoln brings Leni into the kitchen, her nightgown has straps, and doesn't have the frilled collar.
  • During the scene, when Lincoln keeps switching on the hall's light switch, it moves down everytime Rita turns the light off; which is impossible in real life, as light switches don't react whenever another one is either switched on or off (if are ones that turns on one light).
  • Before Lincoln turns off the lights in his bedroom, his poster doesn't have letters, and his clock doesn't have arrows. When he turns off the lights everything returns.
  • When Lincoln is attempting to wake up Lana, her eyelashes are missing.
  • When Lynn Sr drops his soda and popcorn and jumps onto Rita, you can clearly see popcorn fly everywhere, but when they enter the theater, you can see the popcorn on the ground on it's side with nothing spilled from it.

Running Gags

  • Lincoln being too scared to mention the movie's name.
  • Characters singing Blarney songs.
  • Lincoln mistaking Mr. Grouse for the Harvester.
  • Lincoln doing things to prevent himself from sleeping.
  • Lincoln getting scared of dark places.

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