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Episode Information

"Toads and Tiaras" is the twenty-seventh episode of The Loud House.

Plot

When Lola gets injured, and cannot compete in the "Miss Prim & Perfect" pageant, Lincoln trains Lana to take her place, without her knowledge.

Synopsis

Lincoln is training Lola to compete in the "Little Miss Prim & Perfect" beauty pageant, whose grand prize is two season passes to Dairyland. Unfortunately, while training, Lola slips on a discarded can of perfume, and breaks her leg and hand. Lincoln is devastated, as this means he will have to forget the Dairyland passes, until he realizes that since Lana is Lola's twin, and he can make her look like Lola, to place at the pageant. However, they can't let Lola know, as they don't want to suffer her extreme wrath.

For the next few days, Lincoln trains Lana to look and act girly, following a book by pageant expert Gil DeLily, whilst trying to get her to resist her urges to fix things, and perform gross acts. On the day of the pageant, Lincoln sees that it's going to be televised on the Princess Channel, and he expresses relief that the house doesn't carry it. However, Dad has just bought the Princess Channel for Lola, and she is furious when she sees that her twin is posing as her, prompting her to limp over to the pageant hall.

S1E14A Lana hugs Lincoln

Lana forgives Lincoln for his demanding ways.

During the show, Lana displays some of her un-girlish traits while performing, much to both her embarrassment, and her brother's frustration. After Lincoln blasts her for not letting go of her habits, and potentially costing them the Dairyland tickets, Lana admits to him that she can't help it, and that she can't be like the other girls at the pageant. Feeling guilty about his selfish actions, Lincoln apologizes to Lana, and allows her to be herself, even if it means not winning the tickets.

As Lana goes onstage, and does an act involving armpit farting, Lola shows up backstage, and angrily confronts Lincoln about putting her pageant career on the line. However, the judges and audience respond enthusiastically to Lana's performance, and she wins the pageant. Impressed, Lola allows her twin to keep the tiara she won, and lets her and her brother go to Dairyland, leading to Lincoln and Lana being excited. The episode ends with Lincoln and Lana riding the park's new "Milk Shaker" roller coaster, which causes Lincoln to throw up, and get covered in his own vomit, much to Lincoln's disgust, and Lana's amusement.

Cast

​Trivia

  • This is the first episode to reveal Lola's shoes, which are pink high heels.
  • Lincoln is wearing Lana's victory crown on the title card.
  • This episode aired in South Korea before the U.S.
  • Lola is shown to have an evil side.
  • Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lisa, and Lily are absent in this episode.
    • This is the first time since "Get the Message" that more than one sister is absent from an episode.
    • This is also the first time Lori, Luna, Luan, Lucy, and Lily have been absent from an episode.
    • As of this episode, all five of Lincoln's older sisters have been absent from at least one episode.
    • Due to Lana and Lola being the only sisters to appear in this episode, and most of the sisters not speaking in "Two Boys and a Baby", Episode 14 of Season 1 marks the first time that Liliana Mumy (Leni), Nika Futterman (Luna), Cristina Pucelli (Luan) and Jessica DiCicco (Lynn and Lucy) have not done voice work for either segment of an episode.
  • This episode has had one of the smallest voice casts so far, with only four voice actors in total.
  • This is the second time Lola's pupils go blank when she is enraged, after "Undie Pressure".
  • This is the first time Lana gets a different hairstyle.
  • This is the second time since "In Tents Debate" where Lana doesn't wear her cap for a good amount of the story.
    • This is also the first time Lana is seen bareheaded.
  • In "In Tents Debate", Lincoln would not want to vote for Dairyland if it meant barfing on rollercoasters, but in this episode, he wants to ride a ride that he knows will make him barf.
  • This is the first time where a sibling dresses up as a different sibling.
  • The way Lana's hair is styled when she is in her pageant look, makes it seem like she has more hair than she actually does, with the pompadour, and braided tail.
  • This was Matthew W. Taylor's final voice acting role before he underwent transgender in late 2016, now a woman known as Maddie Taylor.
  • This episode reveals that Lola has worked four years to build her pageant reputation, meaning she's been a pageant queen since she was only two years old.
  • This is the second time in the series that a character (in this case, Lola) looks creepy in a daydream sequence, with fire behind them.
  • Moral:
    • Never try to make someone change who they are.
    • Always be true to who you are.

References

  • Toads and Tiaras - The title is a parody of the TV reality series Toddlers & Tiaras.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - When Lola is a devil, and when Lana is an angel, their backgrounds are similar to Spongebob's portrayal as an angel, and Squidward's portrayal as a devil, in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, "Just One Bite".
  • The cherubs that appear when the Dairyland tickets are mentioned are based on comic strip characters:
  • Gild the Lily - The name Gil DeLily is a pun on the phrase "gild the lily", which means to improve something already beautiful, or excellent.

Errors

  • When the plot of the episode was first announced, all sources claimed that Lola couldn't compete in the pageant because she got sick, but in the actual episode, she actually injures herself.
S1E14A Ribbon dance attempt

Lana missing her gloves.

  • When Lana gets tangled in the ribbon during the training montage, her pink gloves are missing. Also her eyelashes are disconnected from her eyes.
  • While Lincoln is training Lola at the beginning, she is wearing her front teeth retainer as she smiles, but later on when she says "I know how to walk, Lincoln," her retainer is missing.
  • When Lana says there's something wrong with her, Hops shakes his head in anger. When Lincoln changed his mind, Hops disappears.
  • In the backstage when Lincoln warns Lana about not bringing her tools, she appears to be wearing a front teeth retainer, but in the next scene the retainer is missing.
  • When Lana runs and says "Come back here, hops!", the buttons on Lana's suspenders are white instead of light blue.
  • When Lincoln discovers a snow shovel in Lana's pocket, Lana said it was supposed to snow that night, but it was not shown to be snowing during the training montage.
    • It is possible that Lana was wrong about it snowing.

Running Gags

  • Lincoln and Lana gasping, and being surrounded by cherubs while holy music played when the Dairyland tickets are mentioned.
  • Gil DeLily's advice rhyming.
  • Lincoln using Gil DeLily's references.
  • Lana saying the dress is a "sparkly towel".
  • Lincoln trying to prevent Lola from finding out about his plan.
  • Lincoln pointing out Lana's mistakes.

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