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Episode Information

"Yes Man" is the thirty-seventh episode of the second season and the eighty-ninth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

The sisters enlist the "Master of Convincing" (AKA Lincoln) to teach them how to ask Mom and Dad for money.

Synopsis

As Lori and Leni argue over the fact that their clothes are getting mixed up in their closet, Luna comes in, saying she wants to win a ragged t-shirt once owned by Mick Swagger from an online auction, but doesn't have the money for it. She tries asking Lori and Leni for money, but they're broke, and recommend that she ask their parents, but Luna is unsure how to convince them. At the same time, Lincoln is preparing to go to a SMOOCH concert with Clyde, Liam, and Zach, because it's a VIP concert where the guests get to meet the members of SMOOCH backstage. When Lincoln says he still has to get the money for a ticket, Luna overhears him saying that he's the "Master of Convincing", and can easily convince his parents to give him the money needed. Luna comes into his room, and pleads with him to teach her how to convince the parents to give her money for the shirt she wants. Lincoln tells Luna that in order to convince their parents, she has to "use her strengths". She follows this advice by explaining to Rita and Lynn Sr. why she needs money in the form of a rock song, which convinces them enough to give Luna money.

When Luna tells Lincoln that his plan worked, the other sisters come in, saying that they need money for their own requests. When Lincoln says that he has to convince Mom and Dad for his own request, the sisters pretend to feel downtrodden by saying that Lincoln loves Luna more than the others, convincing Lincoln to help them out. He tells them the advice he gave to Luna, and end up getting the money they wanted. After all his sisters get their money, Lincoln tries to convince Rita and Lynn Sr. to get the money required to get his SMOOCH ticket. Despite liking the presentation, Lincoln is denied any money.

Thinking he went about it the wrong way, Lincoln tries to use other methods of trying to convince his parents to give him some money, such as using statistical data, but they still deny to give him money. Just as Lincoln beings to ponder why his methods aren't working, he suggests on using his sisters' tactics, since they worked. Despite doing all eight methods, Rita and Lynn Sr. still deny, and explain that even though they'd like to give him the money he needed to buy his ticket, they don't have anymore money. They say that if he asked them sooner, they would've given him the money. The sisters, realizing that Lincoln didn't get money because of them, begin to regret their actions.

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Lincoln gets to experience SMOOCH after all.

Later that night, as a despondent Lincoln lays in bed for missing on a VIP experience with his favorite band, a letter slips under his door. He opens up the envelope, and finds a card reading "V.I.B. Very Important Brother". He suddenly hears a guitar riff outside, and peeks out the window. He discovers that his sisters, wearing SMOOCH garb, have set up their own concert for Lincoln to experience. They begin to sing a song that explains Lincoln's generous acts. As Lincoln tells the viewers that seeing this concert really makes it up, Luna announces that SMOOCH has arrived, thanks to the sisters convincing them to visit. In the end, Lincoln, along with his friends, finally gets to experience the SMOOCH concert he has long anticipated for. But the celebration comes to an end, as a giant robotic bug (from Lisa's virtual reality simulation) creeps out of the house, making everyone flee.

Cast

Zach and two of the SMOOCH bandmates have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • This is the second episode to have SMOOCH play a prominent role. The first was in "For Bros About to Rock".
  • On the title card, Lincoln is wearing his SMOOCH attire from "For Bros About to Rock".
    • Also, the same title card music is used.
  • This is the third episode where money plays a big role in the plot, with the first being "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud, House", and the second being "Cereal Offender".
  • This is the third time, when limited budget plays a big role in the plot, with the first being "Cereal Offender", and the second being "Fed Up".
  • This episode shares a similar concept with "The Waiting Game". Because one sibling helped their sibling(s), and were left unable to do the thing they wanted because of it.
  • This episode has the second shortest title in the series, with "Fed Up" having the shortest title.
  • This is the second time the sisters sans Luna and the twins do something that involves music. The first was in "House Music".
  • This is the second time when all sisters do something selfish against Lincoln and later regret it. The first was in "Cereal Offender".
  • When Lynn was playing basketball with Lynn Sr., the theme of the title card from "Lynner Takes All" can be heard.
  • This is the third time that Lincoln wears the blue suit, with the first two times being "A Tale of Two Tables", and "Overnight Success".
  • This is the first time in the series that Luan sings (as Mr. Coconuts of course).
    • This is also the first time Luan involves Mr. Coconuts in one of their songs.
  • The rest of the siblings are in SMOOCH attire in this episode minus Lucy, possibly for two reasons:
    • Because her black clothes already fit in the band's dark color scheme, or...
    • As she stated during the song, she didn't want to sing.
  • The siblings' requests and methods of convincing Rita and Lynn Sr. to give them money:
    • Lincoln - a SMOOCH ticket; a slideshow / statistical data / his sisters' methods
    • Lori and Leni - a closet organizer; chattering at the same time
    • Luna - a worn out t-shirt worn by Mick Swagger; a rock song
    • Luan - a tuxedo for Mr. Coconuts; a comedy gig with said puppet
    • Lynn - a new basketball hoop; score more baskets than Lynn Sr.
    • Lucy - a real human skeleton; a funeral sermon
    • Lana and Lola - Get new engine for the latter's Jeep (Princess Car) so the former can install it; puppy eyes
    • Lisa - isotopes; a virtual reality simulation
    • Lily - a teddy bear; crying at the top of her lungs
  • Lola's hair is in the same style as it was in "No Such Luck", when she was getting ready for a pageant.
  • Howard and Harold are seen on the McBrides' family photo in the background, when Lincoln talks to Clyde over his laptop.
  • This is the third episode to have Lincoln's cowlick act in response to his emotions, the first two being "No Guts, No Glori" and "Health Kicked".
  • This is the second time Lana is called cute, and doesn't mind it. The first was in "Patching Things Up".
  • It is revealed in this episode that Lucy does not like singing, although she does in other episodes such as "11 Louds a Leapin'".
  • Timeline:
    • After "A Tale of Two Tables", and "Overnight Success" because Lincoln still has his grown up suit.
    • After "For Bros About to Rock", because that was Lincoln and Clyde's FIRST concert ever.
    • After "House Music", because the siblings, sans Luna, actually know how to play music.
  • Irony:
    • Lincoln, the "Master of Convincing", taught his sisters how to convince their parents, but couldn't convince them himself.
    • Like his parents said, if Lincoln asked them for money before his sisters, they would have given it to him sooner.
  • Karma: Lincoln was unable to get money from his parents, due to the fact that he asked them last, while the sisters got money due to them asking first.
  • Moral:
    • When you see someone make a sacrifice, make them feel better by returning the favor.
      • This is the second episode to use this moral, with the first being "Room With a Feud".
    • First come, first served.
    • Try not to be the last.

References

  • Yes Man - The title of this episode is a term that means a person who agrees with everything being said.
  • Teddy Ruxpin - The teddy bear that Lily wants, "Teddy Listen", might be a reference to this 1980s toy.
  • KISS - SMOOCH, the parody of the rock band, returns.
  • The Wolf of Wall Street - Each of the sisters successfully con their parents out of money and spend it lavishly, similar to Jordan Belfort's scheme in the movie.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - The track "Tales from the Swamp (a)" can be heard when Lily cries for money.
  • The Beatles - When Luna comes into Lincoln's room to ask how to convince their parents to give her money, she closes Lincoln's laptop and says "You say goodbye, and I say hello," which is a reference to the titular band's song "Hello, Goodbye".
  • The Temptations - When Luna begs Lincoln to help her convince their parents into giving her money, she says "I ain't too proud to beg," which is the hook from the group's song "Ain't Too Proud to Beg".

Errors

  • After Luna thanks Lincoln for helping, and right before the other sisters enter Lincoln's room, Luna's eyelashes are missing.
  • When Lincoln first tries to convince his parents for money, Rita's eyelashes are disconnected from her left eye.
  • The stage and costumes used by the sisters at the end aren't cheap. After spending money from parents on their stuff, they wouldn't have enough money to make a concert for Lincoln.
    • SMOOCH could have also helped pay for it.
  • Lincoln is wearing his SMOOCH outfit on the title card, despite not wearing it in the actual episode (instead, he was in his PJ's).
S2E20A Lily gets the money

Lily with eyebrows

  • Lily has eyebrows, when she normally doesn't have them.

Running Gags

  • Lincoln being referred to as the "Master of Convincing".
  • The sisters using their own strengths to get money from their parents.
  • Lincoln trying to convince his parents to give him money so he can buy his SMOOCH ticket, but deny every one of his requests.
  • Lincoln's cowlick responding to Lincoln's current emotion.