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The Loud House
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One boy and ten girls -
Wouldn't trade it for the world!
Genre: Animated sitcom
Slice of life
Running Time: 22 minutes (episodes)
11 minutes (segments)
Country: United States
Release Date: May 2, 2016 - present (Overall)
May 2, 2016 - March 7, 2019 (Seasons 1-3)
Network(s): Nickelodeon
Created by: Chris Savino
Distributed by: Paramount Domestic Media Networks
Starring: Grant Palmer (Early Season 1)
Collin Dean (Mid-Season 1-Early 3)
Tex Hammond (Mid-Season 3-Late 4)
Catherine Taber
Liliana Mumy
Nika Futterman
Cristina Pucelli
Jessica DiCicco
Grey Delisle Griffin
Lara Jill Miller
Caleel Harris (Season 1-Early 3)
Andre Robinson (Early Season 3-Season 5)
Jill Talley
Brian Stepanek
John DiMaggio
James Arnold Taylor
Dee Bradley Baker
Jeff Bennett
Seasons: 7
Episodes: 52 (Season 1)
49 (Season 2)
48 (Season 3)
10 (Season 7)
Next show: The Casagrandes

The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino. It premiered on Nickelodeon on May 2, 2016, and is still airing new episodes to this day. Since May 17, 2023, the show is currently in its seventh season.


An accident-prone 11-year-old boy named Lincoln Loud struggles to survive the chaos of a huge household, especially as the only boy who lives with ten sisters. His best friend Clyde is an only child and is always willing to take part in his Loud friend's schemes. Lincoln has ten sisters with distinctive personalities consisting of bossy eldest child Lori, ditzy fashionista Leni, musician Luna, comedian Luan, athletic Lynn Jr., gloomy poetic goth Lucy, polar opposite twins Lana and Lola, child genius Lisa, and baby Lily.

To avoid problems and to be loved by his sisters, Lincoln continually devises plans to make his life in the Loud House better, without his parents find out.

Why These Seasons Show Our Love

  1. Incredibly witty humor, jokes, idioms, satire and slapstick.
  2. Likable characters with unique personalities.
  3. Memorable characters, especially the titular Loud siblings themselves (although Lynn Jr is very unlikable out of all the Loud sisters).
    • Lincoln is a extremely cute protagonist. A very joyful, happy-go-lucky, fun-loving little boy, who loves playing video games, jamming to rock music, skateboarding and having a lot more fun. He also had a boyish personality, and his happiness.
    • Lori Loud, a very cute, tomboyish teenage girl and Lincoln' very best sister.
    • Ronnie Anne Santiago, a very lonely little suburban girl with her very big city dreams.
    • Lucy Loud, a gothful girl with a love for darkness.
    • Lana Loud, a joyful, tomboyish little girl with a good nature, and does heartwarming moments.
    • Lily Loud, the baby sister in the family, is very adorable, though as of Season 5, she is now potty trained and she does now indeed wear clothes and also does now go to preschool.
  4. As mentioned a few times, the designs for the characters are adorable.
  5. Great animation from Jam-filled Entertainment with a pretty interesting comic-esque cartoony style, as the art style is the reason why The Loud House resembles perfectly as a 2000s-esque cartoon, rather than being a modern cartoon like other shows, it helps that it's animated using Toon Boom Harmony.
    • On top of that, it makes it really appealing to the audiences, at least in these seasons.
  6. Fabulous soundtrack with a catchy theme song and awesome and touching songs such as "That's What Christmas is All About".
    • Really Loud Music brings this up to eleven, and has Luna sing about her true passions.
    • The Best Dang Brother Anywhere Around brings this up to Lincoln that his sisters forgives him for taking advantage of his selflessness.
  7. Tons of cultural references, including references from Peanuts.
  8. Awesome voice acting, despite Lincoln's last two voice actors making him whiny.
  9. In every title card, the "Skater Dudes" font is used, which looks very cool, as well as having comic book-styled panels.
    • As of season 5, the title cards have a redesign with the three lower boxes being themed around the episode, and it makes them unique from each other.
  10. Some of Lincoln's sisters, including Lori, Leni and Luna, really love him for various best relationships and he has true preferences between them.
  11. Some endings have really funny moments.
  12. Some of the episodes has very heartwarming endings. For example, its gross-out episode, One Flu Over the Loud House, has a very happy ending.
  13. Positive morals and lessons for kids, teenagers, and adults alike.
  14. Lincoln is still grateful for having a large family, which is a positive message for other large families.
  15. It uses the slice-of-life formula very well.
  16. Lincoln's relationship with his sisters is relatable and accurate, even if they sometimes don't get along.
    • The relationship between Lincoln and Lori is very cute, as the most adorable duo of kids enjoys playing video games, jamming to rock music and having fun, and it has a heartwarming chemistry between then for the big sister and little brother bonding.
  17. The moments where Leni's clumsiness is shown are hilarious and memorable.
    • Sadly, in the show's fifth season, her clumsy moments no longer come off as funny and memorable, and they now come off as annoying.
  18. Lynn started to improve in season 3 and is a bit more likable in season 4 (except in the episode: On Thin Ice).
  19. The show got even better in the second half of Season 1 and especially Season 2 and (to a lesser extent) Season 3 due to characters starting to get development and feeling more fleshed out. Most of the episodes and writing got better as well, despite having a few mediocre or bad episodes (thankfully, not as much as the first half of the first season).
  20. Speaking of that, the characters are getting some character development as the show progresses, throughout the years, especially the parents as we get to know more about them. This is especially true to Lori and Lola.
  21. Memorable episodes (see below)
  22. Overall, because of the slice-of-life elements and the protagonist being an 11-year-old boy, it feels like a great spiritual successor to Doug (Another Nickelodeon show)

Bad Qualities

  1. After season 3, the series started to decline in quality.
    • Season 3, while a good season overall, has a handful of problems that were or weren't present in the first two seasons, plus the series is becoming more overly cartoonish than being slice-of-life, which is the show trying to "jump the shark".
    • And speaking of "jump the shark", the series started to go into seasonal rot territory since season 4, but the show started to improve in the middle of season 6. Even then, late season 6 onwards aren't perfect.
  2. Even before season 4 and after season 6, the good seasons do have a fair share of bad episodes, such as:
    • Some of the episodes involve Lincoln being put through hell (either for stupid reasons, or for no reason whatsoever), such as the infamous episode "No Such Luck" where Lincoln gets kicked out of his house and has to sleep in the cold, with him later being to wear a squirrel mascot costume to earn their trust back. After heavy fan backlash, the show's writers had to tone down the mean-spirited vibes in later episodes, though this is brought back in some cases in seasons 4 and 5 and to a worse extent, as if none of them have learned anything from 2017.
    • Some episodes, particularly in seasons 3 and 4, have plots recycled from episodes of the earlier seasons, probably since the writers are running out of ideas after the firing of Chris Savino. For example, the plots of "Scales of Justice" and "Game Boys" are similar to "Frog Wild" and "Shell Shocked" respectively. Often times, it's hit or miss.
    • The Loud sisters are shown taking advantage of Lincoln's generosity in the episodes "In Tents Debate", "Sound of Silence", and "Yes Man".
  3. Some attempts at humor are hit-or-miss:
    • Luan's jokes can be annoying to the easily annoyed.
      • Her pranks or jokes can sometimes get very cruel, including one flashback in "April Fools Rules" where she shaves all the fur of the Loud pets.
        • Speaking of which, Luan's so-called "pranks" come off as harsh, as every April 1st, she pranks everyone in her family, and uses the "April Fools Rules" as an excuse, if anything, she would've been charged with assault and torture.
    • Some hit-or-miss running jokes.
  4. The show sometimed tries to be hip and cool in some cases, there are rather pointless moments during the episodes (notably in the first two seasons) like selfies (even though it was done in a decent and funny way in season 3's "Selfie Improvement"), Lisa Loud rapping, twerking (despite the fact that Lincoln, Lucy, Lana and Lola are kids and Lisa and Lily are toddlers), mentioning internet memes, and dabbing, although those aren't very excessive as most of other modern nick shows thankfully.
  5. Even before season 4, there are still a lot of bad episodes such as:
  6. There are uses of toilet and/or gross-out humor, like the running joke of Lily's stinky diapers. However, Lily's stinky diapers gag came to an end in "Schooled!" where she managed to get potty-trained.
    • On that topic, Lily, while adorable, can be really gross sometimes, especially when she sneezes in Lincoln's shirt in "Potty Mouth".
    • Aside from that, some of the other jokes are dated, repetitive, forced, or unreasonably mean-spirited.
    • Just like Teen Titans Go!, it also shows the Loud siblings doing inappropriate acts like showing off their butts (especially Lily Loud when you look at the first season's picture on the top), twerking, sexual harassment (which Lisa did to Hugh in "Study Muffin") and more.
    • Speaking of which, Luan's pranks come off as harsh, as every April 1st, she pranks everyone in her family, and uses the "April Fools Rules" as an excuse, if anything, in real life, she would be charged with assault and torture.
  7. Lynn can be extremely unlikable at times and overall, she comes off as the most intolerable of the show (and the main cast in general) because of how she was rather flanderized in the episode "No Such Luck" and to her mean-spirited bullying tone towards other characters, especially Lincoln. In fact, she's given no permanent character development whatsoever unlike Lori, Leni, Lincoln himself, Lola, Clyde, and many other characters. Furthermore, she was infamously the one who started Lincoln's bad luck jinx in the above mentioned "No Such Luck". She did, improve a little bit in seasons 3-onward and is a bit more likable in season 4 except for "On Thin Ice".
    • Rita and Lynn Sr. were also a bit unlikable as they were a little neglectful and irresponsible towards their children. Though they were better in the later seasons.
    • Some of the recurring and minor characters also can be or are purely unlikable characters in general.
    • Speaking of Rita and Lynn Sr., they didn't show their faces until "11 Louds a Leapin'", though they also didn't show their faces in some season 2 episodes like "The Old and the Restless", "Making the Grade", and "Brawl in the Family", which means they didn't get much character development, but it's at least forgivable since that was the intention they went back then.
  8. While the voice acting is pretty good, a lot of the voices can get annoying.
    • While they still do a good job voicing Lincoln, Tex Hammond and Asher Bishop's (the two most recent voice actors of Lincoln) sound high pitched to the point where Asher Bishop, the recent voice actor, makes it sound like Lincoln is whining when he's not many times.
    • While Andre Robinson does a great job voicing Clyde, he makes Clyde also sound whiny.
  9. There is an annoying gag of Clyde nosebleeding on Lori in the first two seasons. Not only it was annoying, but can also be inappropriately disturbing as well.
  10. This show really loves to milk self-inserts. Some characters on the show have the exact same names as the people involved with this series.

Examples of Great Episodes

Season 1 (2016)

  1. "Left in the Dark" (a good start to the series and season 1)
  2. "Driving Miss Hazy"
  3. "A Tale of Two Tables"
  4. "Project Loud House"
  5. "Picture Perfect"
  6. "Undie Pressure"
  7. "Linc or Swim"
  8. "Changing the Baby"
  9. "Overnight Success"
  10. "Along Came A Sister"
  11. "For Bros About to Rock"
  12. "Toads and Tiaras"
  13. "Cover Girls"
  14. "House Music"
  15. "A Novel Idea"
  16. "The Loudest Yard"
  17. "Roughin' It"
  18. "Dance, Dance Resolution"
  19. "A Fair to Remember"
  20. "Funny Business"
  21. "Snow Bored" (a good way to end season 1 in terms of airing order)
  22. "Study Muffin"
  23. "Homespun" (a decent way to end season 1 in terms of production order)

Season 2 (2016-17)

  1. "Suite and Sour"
  2. "Lock 'n' Loud"
  3. "Fed Up"
  4. "Shell Shock"
  5. "Pulp Friction"
  6. "Potty Mouth"
  7. "ARGGH! You For Real?"
  8. "Change of Heart"
  9. "Future Tense"
  10. "Yes Man"
  11. "Tricked!"

Season 3 (2018-19)

  1. "White Hare"
  2. "Insta-gran"
  3. "Selfie Improvement"
  4. "City Slickers"
  5. "Pipe Dreams"
  6. "Shop Girl"
  7. "Be Stella My Heart"
  8. "House of Lies"
  9. "Game Boys"
  10. "The Loudest Thanksgiving"
  11. "Predict Ability"
  12. "Driving Ambition"
  13. "Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow"
  14. "Racing Hearts"
  15. "Cooked!"
  16. "Antiqued Off" (which ended these seasons and Season 3 on a high note)


The Loud House received positive reviews in its first two seasons, seasons 3. Seasons 4 onwards have been met with mainly mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and audiences alike, despite the fanbase praising the show as a whole.


  • It was the second Nicktoon to receive a backdoor pilot, the first one was Rugrats (1991).
  • The show was based on Chris Savino's own childhood, Peanuts and John Hughes 1980s films (especially Ferris Buller's Day Off).
  • Chris Savino was originally the writer for some of the episodes of Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls (1998), as well as the director of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and the producer of the first season of Johnny Test (2005).
  • Chris Savino was fired in late 2017 after he was revealed to have sexually harassed numerous female Nickelodeon employees, with Kyle Marshall replacing him as the show's lead director and story editor Mike Rubiner replacing him as the show's executive producer and showrunner.
    • Savino was the second Nickelodeon employee to be fired for sexual harassment after John Kricfalusi, the creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, which, coincidentally, was the first Nicktoon that Savino worked on.
  • Lincoln has been voiced by six different voice actors: Sean Ryan Fox voiced Lincoln in the pilot episode "Bathroom Break", Grant Palmer voiced Lincoln in the first season from "Left in the Dark" to "A Fair to Remember", Collin Dean voiced Lincoln from "One of the Boys" to "House of Lies", Tex Hammond (son of series regular Grey Griffin) from "Game Boys" to "Room and Hoard", Asher Bishop from "Wheel and Deal" to "Flip This Flip", and Bentley Griffin from "Save Royal Woods!" onward.
  • The show has high ratings and viewership on Nickelodeon since its debut, and as of June 2016, it surpassed SpongeBob SquarePants as the highest-rated programming on Nickelodeon. Cyma Zarghami, the president of Nickelodeon, announced that it was continuing to draw more viewers than any other program on the channel. The Los Angeles Times cited the show as a major factor in maintaining Nickelodeon's position as the highest-rated children's network in the summer of 2016.
  • The show's highest-rated episode, with 2.28 million viewers upon its premiere, is "Two Boys and a Baby".
  • The first episode of the show shown at prime time, "11 Louds a Leapin'", was the seventh most-viewed telecast across all the U.S. households on November 25, 2016.
  • The show stands as the fourth longest-running Nicktoon next to SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, and Rugrats (1991).
  • The characters of Howard and Harold McBride have received praise for being a positive representation of an interracial gay married couple, and are the first gay couple to ever appear in a Nicktoon. The characters led the series to be nominated for Outstanding Individual Episode at the 28th GLAAD Media Awards and for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming at the 29th, 31st and 32nd GLAAD Media Awards.
  • The Loud Pets are named after real persons. Charles was named after Peanuts' creator, Charles M. Schultz, Cliff was named after Cliff Sterrett, one of Chris Savino's influences and Geo was named after George "Geo" Herriman.
    • Contrary to popular belief, Walt was not named after Walt Disney, but after Walt Kelly.
  • Collin Dean, the second voice actor for Lincoln Loud, is best known for announcing promos for Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang from 2015 and beyond.
  • Grey DeLisle-Griffin and Lara Jill Miller worked together in Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!.
  • A feature-length film titled The Loud House Movie was released on Netflix on August 20, 2021, and a live-action movie titled A Loud House Christmas premiered on Nickelodeon and Paramount+ on November 26, 2021.
  • As of season 4, the animation has gotten slightly thinner. This is due to the show having a new creative director.
  • Season 4 is the last season to have the Loud siblings' original ages and grades (except for Luan who became a freshman in "Rita Her Rights" and stayed in that grade until "Coupe Dreams"). "Coupe Dreams" is the last episode where the siblings have the original grades and ages except for Luan.
    • However, Lana and Lola later became 7 years old in "Strife of the Party".
  • Starting in Season 5 as the change for the Loud characters' roles:
    • Lincoln is still the main protagonist.
    • Clyde is still the deuteragonist.
    • Lori is now one of the main characters.
    • Zach, Rusty, Stella, and Liam are now one of the main characters.
  • The titles of episodes are mainly puns of stuff or other media.
  • Starting in its sixth season, Ronnie Anne, along with the Santiago family, came back to Royal Woods, since her spin-off show called The Casagrandes ended.
  • Even though Lily wears clothes now and Lori is in college as of season 5, the theme song remains unchanged, so it still shows Lori physically at home and Lily is still in her previous design. In The Loud House Movie, Lori is at home and Lily is in her previous design. This is also the same with season 4.
  • Jahzir Bruno, who played Clyde in A Loud House Christmas, became the new voice actor of him in season 6 due to Andre Robinson hitting puberty.
  • The show is big in Asia and Canada. The networks that air the show in those countries tend to air it more than SpongeBob and they even have their own exclusive online games for the show.
  • The show is popular in Southeast Asia, especially in the Philippines and South Korea, as well as in Latin American territories such as Argentina, Panama, Puerto Rico and Brazil. It came in full circle when the Latin American fans of the show got some KCAs over there. The Filipino fanbase of the show grew so large that it resulted in the creation of Stella, and the famous fanfic Requiem for a Loud was even written by an Argentinian. It helps that the South Korean dubbing for the show is pretty close to the original unlike most foreign dubs of Western cartoons and has well-known Korean voice artists doing the voices.
  • Episodes that feature Clyde's dads are banned or censored in countries with anti-LGBT laws like Russia and Saudi Arabia. However, in the Arabic dub, one of Clyde's dads, Howard, was lazily changed to a woman by giving him a female voice actress. The same thing could be said for Luna's girlfriend Sam, who was lazily changed to a male in, not only in the Arabic dub, but also in the Korean dub as well.
  • "Overnight Success" aired in Israel, France, Poland, Germany, Latin America and Brazil before it premiered in the United States, as the episode was delayed in order to give publicity to the fact that it features Nickelodeon's first married same-sex couple.
  • In South Korea, the show is named "링컨의 지베서 사라남기" ("Survive at Lincoln's House")
  • The show is slowly starting to become popular in Japan as of 2021, likely due to the good amount of Woolseyism(s) in the Japanese dub and other things that would be good for catering the Japanese fans.



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