Staff disabled them. They had a vote this week, and those who voted in support to disable them outnumbered those who voted to oppose by a couple of votes.
Yes. Cristina Pucelli mentioned this on Twitter back in October, and Kevin Sullivan just recently confirmed it in an an interview that we already have a thread for:
I find Lincoln relatable to a certain degree: like him, I grew up with an older sister who was like a mix of both a little bit of Lori and a little bit of Leni, and when I was his age, I too enjoyed reading comic books.
But, that's just me, personally.
Aside from that, I would say a good hunk of the other sisters are pretty believable: Lori is a classic example of a teenage girl who's obsessed with her boyfriend, being on the phone all the time, and in long-ago cases, using her "first-born rights" to claim superiority and authority over her younger siblings.
I once knew a girl who was almost exactly like Luan, always cracking jokes and puns about everything under the sun, much to the annoyance of those around her . . . thankfully, she just never planned out any elaborate April Fool's pranks that could have fatal consequences in real life.
Lynn would strike me as an ordinary girl down here in football country - I would say she's a bit of an exaggeration (well, they all are, pretty much) in terms of her superstitions and such, but other than that, I too would say she's pretty realistic in terms of girls who are into sports.
Lana is perhaps the most realistic one of the Loud kids, mainly because she's pretty much the only one who actually acts like her age, regardless of gender: her skills with tools and tinkering aside, she loves to play in mud, play with animals, eat lots of snacks, pester her siblings (especially Lola) . . . all very typical for a six-year-old.
I would even say Clyde is fairly realistic to a certain degree as well: lots of kids end up developing a precocious crush on somebody much older than them, as Clyde once did with Lori . . . and, just as well, lots of kids easily develop crushes on others their age as well, much like he did with Emma and then Chloe.
Like I mentioned in other threads, Season 5 would be a good time for one of my episode ideas, in which now that Luna will be of legal driving age, she ends up getting herself involved in a vehicular accident, after she let the radio distract her.
@Dingodingo43 Well, in a way, they kind of already have: we've had an episode where Lincoln and Clyde got a taste of middle school before they begin, meanwhile, Season 4 has had episodes that are building up to Lori's life at college.
Dannit, Leni! Remember to take breaths!
I seriously doubt the characters' already streamlined designs are going to change really drastically either. As I've said many times before: whatever changes are made to their designs, I imagine they would probably be subtle enough that only astute viewers and fans will notice - other, more casual viewers and fans, probably not so much.
The older sisters, and Lincoln, will most likely change the most. Lori's off to college, Leni will be a senior, Luna will be of legal driving age, Lynn will be a freshman in high school, Lincoln and his friends will be starting middle school. Lily could finally be saying more than just "Poo-Poo!"
Aging them up by one year is a way of being able to do a little bit more with the characters so they can expand and grow, but without them changing so drastically that they end up becoming totally different characters.
I do keep forgetting about that one, but yes, I'm very curious if we'll ever seen Lynn, Sr.'s brother, and just what's supposedly so great about him that he was favored by their father.
I still imagine his brother would end up being a ne'er-do-well who never made it far in life, and is actually envious of Lynn, Sr. having a happy family, and a successful business.
Honestly, I really would not like to see any new characters, because with as many characters as this show already has, I foresee it turning into another ARTHUR, where even background characters end up getting episodes in the limelight . . . heck, I'm surprised we haven't gotten episodes yet where one of the already-existing characters suddenly has some kind of medical problem that they've never had before.
That being said, it seems logical to mean that the faculty of Royal Woods Middle, like a principal and such, would probably be the most likely kinds of new characters we'll be seeing in Season 5.
Kind of out of season, but cool nonetheless.
It wouldn't surprise me . . . Nick is a Viacom company, and Viacom is notorious for its very corporate, iron-gripped approach to whatever productions any of its companies put out, and Nick is no exception.
It'd be pointless and inconvenient. If you posted a comment that turned into a thread, you wouldn't be able to respond to the new comments until the next day anyway.
Yeah, unlike Lincoln, they don't seem to recast Clyde as frequently.
Several years ago, I belonged to a simple little ED, EDD N EDDY fan forum, and if you could believe it, we were explicitly forbidden from complaining about anything . . . and that was mainly because, according to the staff, the show's writers and such occasionally lurked on the forum to read our feedback, and the forum staff felt that for anybody to say anything critical of certain episodes or characters was disrespectful to all of the hard work that the show's staff went into making the show for us.
Granted, I don't know of anyone from TLH who actually lurks here on the Wiki and sees what we say (the only exception I can think of being Miguel Puga, since he had to look up who Maggie was, since he had forgotten all about her), but I think @UltimateLoud makes a very sound point. However, again, there is the issue of certain people not being able to respect other people's opinions, or feeling the urge to start up arguments and wars over such differences of opinions.
Even Discussions has that exact same problem, though.
I don't know, Season 3 had a number of good episodes . . . though, I will say that Season 4 was mostly hit or miss.
If complaining is one of the major concerns here, why don't we just take a hint from TV Tropes and just outright ban complaining on this Wiki altogether? Granted, TV Tropes used to be a perfect haven for sarcasm and snark, but somewhere along the line, the staff there felt it became too much to deal with, and implemented a no complaining policy. Though, granted, that may steer a little too much into censorship, but that could solve half of our problems right there.