"Tricked!" (originally titled Trick or Treachery) is the forty-fifth episode of the second season, the ninety-seventh episode, as well as the third full-length episode, of The Loud House.
For Halloween, Lincoln and Clyde have scoped out a fancy neighborhood to make their dreams of scoring full-size candy bars a reality. Meanwhile, Lucy puts on a haunted maze, and the younger girls scheme to get maximum candy.
It's Halloween today, and the siblings, under Lucy's guidance, help prep up for the big day, because she finally gets the chance to set up her haunted corn maze. With everything set up, Lincoln gets a call from Clyde, saying to meet him at a rendezvous point in fifteen minutes. Later, Lincoln, going incognito mode, meets up with Clyde, and Lincoln explains to the viewers that he and Clyde have successfully located a place called Huntington Manor, where the people who live there give out full-size candy bars instead of tiny bite-sized ones. Just when the two begin to figure out how to sneak in without getting caught, two boys who look strikingly similar to Lincoln and Clyde, respectively named Alistair and Nigel, walk out, and leave. Realizing that they can pose as the two, Lincoln and Clyde try to sneak away, but they accidentally bump into Hank and Hawk (from "The Loudest Yard"). Clyde, scared of their hulking appearances, suffers a massive nosebleed, making the big kids nauseous. When Clyde stops his nosebleed, the big kids ask the boys where they can score the most candy, and Lincoln, not wanting to tell them about the full-size candies in Huntington Manor, instead tells them Franklin Ave. Falling for the trick, the big kids leave.
When sundown comes near, the younger sisters show off their costumes. Lana and Lola want to try to get maximum candy, so they decide to wear three costumes at once (Lana as Abraham Lincoln, a pepper shaker, and a pirate, and Lola as Lady Liberty, a saltshaker, and a mermaid). Lisa decides to go as a kangaroo, so she can have Lily as the joey, resulting in maximum cuteness. Lincoln and Clyde arrive, dressed up as Alistair and Nigel, instead of Ace Savvy and One-Eyed Jack. Lincoln and Clyde fib that they're Ace Savvy and One-Eyed Jack in disguise. Lana, Lola, and Lisa drag a spineless Lynn Sr. out of the house, since he's supposed to guide them. After exiting the house, the younger sisters and Lynn Sr. head off in one direction, while Lincoln and Clyde head the other direction. Moments later, Hank and Hawk arrive, donning baby masks. At the same time, Lucy orders her family to get into position in the maze.
Lincoln and Clyde arrive to Huntington Manor, and successfully manage to trick Wyatt, the gatekeeper, into letting them in. Once in, they strip off their disguises, and begin trick-or-treating. Meanwhile, the younger sisters begin trick-or-treating. At one house, Lana and Lola manage to get six pieces of candy by using their alternative costumes. Lisa and Lily manage to get over 70 pieces of candy with their kangaroo and joey costume. Sometime later, Lincoln and Clyde, with their sacks full of full-size candy bars, begin heading home, but need to figure out where to put it. They decide to bury it, because if it's brought to the Loud House, the sisters will eat through it all, but if it's brought to the McBride House, Howard and Harold will lock the candy up, and only bring it out one small piece at a time. After burying it, Lincoln and Clyde arrive back to Franklin Avenue, but to their horror, pieces of pumpkin and candy wrappers litter the ground, and all the trees and lampposts are coated in toilet paper, leaving the whole street completely desolate.
Lincoln and Clyde arrive to the Loud House, and discover the family taking down their corn maze, saying that nobody came after two big kids ran rampant, causing chaos and stealing everyone's candy. Realizing that the hooligans that caused this were the big kids they fooled earlier, Lincoln and Clyde begin to devise a plan on getting the candy back.
Lincoln and Clyde find a trail of candy wrappers, and manage to track Hank and Hawk to a treehouse in the middle of the woods. While trying to figure out how to get in, the bullies, having eaten too much candy, pass out. Seizing this opportunity, Lincoln and Clyde sneak in and try to get the bag of candy back. Unfortunately, Hank and Hawk catch them, and pummel them. After Hank and Hawk leave the boys in the dumpster, Lincoln and Clyde realize that they can get back at the bullies with blood because of how nauseous they got during their first encounter. Lincoln calls up Lucy, and tells her to get her maze ready.
Lincoln and Clyde don their British costumes, and fill up a couple of bags with leaves to fake that they have bag loads of candy. The two pass by the bullies' treehouse, and attempt to lure them out by saying that they've got lots of candy, and milk chocolate (which Hank and Hawk like most). Hank and Hawk begin to chase them down, and successfully trick them into entering the maze at the Loud House. Once inside the maze, Luna begins to sing a song that goes along with the maze, as well as the remaining family members terrifying the big kids, up to the point where their screams catch the attention of the kids on Franklin Avenue. Upon arriving to the exit of the maze, Lucy dumps a bucket of fake blood onto Hank and Hawk, grossing them out, and declaring that they're never coming back to Franklin Ave. again.
Happy with how the maze scared the big kids, the kids line up so they can go through the maze. Realizing that nobody got candy, Lincoln and Clyde decide to dig up their bags of full-size candy bars, and proceed to give them to the trick-or-treaters (and promise to take his younger sisters to Huntington Manor next year), saying that it's better to give than to receive. When Lincoln and Clyde declare their Halloween a success by eating half of their last candy bar, Lynn Sr., who fell unconscious, wakes up, relieved that Halloween is finally over, but when Geo arrives, still piloting Marie Antoinette's severed head, Lynn Sr., scared out of his wits again, screams "I HATE HALLOWEEN!!" one last time.
This is a Halloween special, which makes it the second holiday special after "11 Louds a Leapin'".
This episode shows that Lincoln and Rita can tell when Lucy's happy or excited when no one else can.
Like "11 Louds a Leapin'", this episode has a modified opening. When the title comes up, Lily appears as a ghost, and instead of saying "Poo-poo!", she wails like a ghost instead.
Luna's first line is "Halloween's kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you" while talking to Lucy. This is the second time she says something ending in "with a spooky little girl like you" to Lucy. The first was in the short "Slice of Life".
Lori is dressed as a vampire for Halloween in this episode. In "Dance, Dance Resolution", the crushes of Clyde and Lucy's friend Haiku coincidentally were Lori and a vampire respectively.
This is the second episode to air on a Friday the 13th, with the first being "Linc or Swim".
Although this is the first Halloween special of The Loud House, Halloween was briefly shown in "Along Came a Sister".
The music during the end credits was also used for the title card in "Back in Black".
In the UK, after Lucy says, "If you wanna make it more authentic, he could bite your neck", the scene when Fangs smiles is cut out, so after Lucy says, "he could bite your neck", the scene instantly cuts to Lori saying "No!".
The girl in the hot dog costume has slip-on shoes that resemble Lori's, but they're pink instead of light blue.
This episode was nominated for an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Broadcast Production, for Amanda Rynda, Larry Murphy, Edgar Duncan, Hallie Wilson and Jared Morgan. This is the first time The Loud House was nominated for an Annie.
This is the second time that Lana dresses in Lola's outfit, with the first being "Toads and Tiaras".
Irony: Lana and Lola's alternative costumes managed to fool everyone, except for Lincoln and Clyde.
Lincoln and Clyde fooled Hank and Hawk into trick-or-treating on their street, which resulted in everyone's Halloween getting ruined.
In the "The Loudest Yard", Hank and Hawk sprain Lynn's ankle. In this episode, she gets her revenge by scaring and humiliating both of them in the corn maze. This is also their punishment for stealing candy, ruining Halloween, and beating up Lincoln and Clyde.
Moral: It's better to give than to receive.
This is the second episode to present this moral, with the first being "11 Louds a Leapin'".
Coincidentally, they're both full-length episodes and holiday specials.
After "Spell It Out", because all of the siblings support Lucy's idea for Halloween, and nobody walks all over her.
Scooby-Doo - During the song "You Got Tricked", there are a few moments that resemble the musical montages they had in episodes of this series.
Pac-Man - At the end of the show's opening, Lily turns into a ghost that resembles the Pac-Man ghosts. There are also some Pac-Man-esque ghosts during "You Got Tricked".
Milo Murphy's Law - Lola and Lana switching costumes to receive candy from the same house, is similar to what Cavendish and Dakota did during their Halloween special, "Milo Murphy's Halloween Scream-a-Tourim!".
Sam & Cat - Lincoln and Clyde pretending to be British to fool the guard is similar to Sam and Cat pretending to be British to get a free car ride in the series pilot.
Statue of Liberty - One of Lola's costumes is based on this famous New York landmark.
Abraham Lincoln - One of Lana's costumes is based on a former president of the United States, during the American Civil War.
Marie Antoinette - Leni's costume is based on the infamous Queen of France during the French Revolution, and the fact that she has a decapitated head references her getting beheaded by guillotine in the Reign of Terror.
Home Alone - This whole episode has a similar concept, with two big guys stealing, and some kids luring them into traps.
The Addams Family - When Lucy answers the phone, her hand comes out of the coffin like Thing. She also says "You rang?", just like Lurch the Butler.
Cassandra Peterson - Luna refers to Lucy as the Mistress of the Dark, a reference to Elvira the character Cassandra Peterson has been playing since the 80's.
Jeff Dunham - Mr. Coconuts' Frankenstein costume is a homage to Jeff Dunham's character The Crakenstein (Walter as Frankenstein).
Harry Potter - One of the trick or treaters is dressed as Harry Potter.
In "Along Came a Sister", Lana hates being called adorable, but in both this episode and in "Yes Man", she has no problem with it.
It is possible that she got over it since then.
Or that she is able to tolerate it when she is getting something out of it.
At the start of the epilogue, the girl in the hot dog costume is seen leaving with one of Lincoln and Clyde's full size candy bars, but is later shown as the last kid to get a bar.
When Leni has her costume on, and her head hidden, she is unable to see, and as a result, appears slightly clumsy, as she bumps into the doorframe and falls down the stairs, yet she seems to have no trouble finding her way through the maze.
It's possible that someone guided her.
Before Lynn Sr. wakes up during the epilogue, Lincoln and Clyde are sitting on the front steps of the house, but after Lynn Sr. screams over the severed head, they are gone.
In the UK, when this episode first premiered, the Nickelodeon ending logo appeared after the first part finished.
Someone noting how happy Lucy is by her face.
Lynn Sr. getting scared over menial things, resulting in him screaming "I HATE HALLOWEEN!"
Lincoln and Clyde trying to escape from the big kids.
Lana and Lola trick-or-treating by using their alternative costumes.
Hank and Hawk causing trouble.
Hank saying that if Hawk does something, he's going to do it too.
Lincoln and Clyde pretending to be British.
Hank and Hawk getting stomachaches from eating too much candy.
Hank and Hawk being on the verge of barfing when they see blood.
Clyde mentioning the study guide and Lincoln apologizing for not reading it completely.
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