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"A Tale of Two Tables" is the eighth episode of the first season of The Loud House.


Lincoln tries to prove he can handle dinner at the adult table.


Dinnertime at a terrible rate for Lincoln.

One evening, Lincoln is annoyed by the messy and annoying antics of his younger sisters at the "kiddie table", and he envies his older sisters, who get to eat with Mom and Dad at the "grownup table". Some time later, he gets Clyde to come over to help him prove that he is mature. After following Clyde's lessons on talking 'adult", learning the individual table utensils, and looking sharp, Lincoln manages to get his parents' approval to get a seat at the grownup table.

However, the experience of being mature proves to be not as exciting as Lincoln had hoped; there's no singing or joke-telling, the family engages in boring small talk, and liver is served rather than chicken nuggets. That night, Lincoln has a nightmare in which he is bound to the grownup table. Upon waking up, Lincoln realizes that it's his fault for wanting to be so mature and devises a plan to get back to the kiddie table.

All 11 siblings at the kiddie table.

The next evening, he arrives at the grownup table and makes a complete fool of himself by imitating his younger sisters' unsavory and crazy table manners. When his parents have enough of his behavior and ask him if he wants to go back to the kiddie table, Lincoln happily obliges and joins an in-progress food fight to celebrate Lincoln's return. As he happily engages in the mess, Lynn asks if she can join them as well. Lincoln agrees and Lynn says she never thought it would be possible to leave the grown up table. The other older sisters join their younger siblings as well, and the 11 children start a big food fight (as well as their parents) as the episode ends.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) The Loud House/The Casagrandes music

  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Title card]
  The Four Seasons (Spring) - Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi [Lincoln imagines himself at the grownup table]
  Wiggin Out - Christian Mondstein, Jo Part [Phase one and two of Clyde's advice]
  Night Talking - Anthony Hymas [Grownup table simulator]
  Wiggin Out - Christian Mondstein, Jo Part [Phase three of Clyde's advice]
  ? [Lincoln goes to the grownup table]
  Robots Don't Cry - David Bergeaud [Lincoln imagines what would happen if he asked to leave the grownup table]
  Emergency Force - Richard Birdsall [Lincoln imagines his escape from the grownup table]
  Vibe Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Lincoln sees Bun Bun]
  ? [Lincoln acts his age]
  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Lincoln returns to the kiddy table]
  ? [Ending]

Physical distribution

This episode is available on the "Welcome to the Loud House", "The Complete First Season", and "L'amour Vache", and "A Very Loud Christmas" DVDs.


  • This episode, along with "The Sweet Spot", was released on and other digital platforms on April 1, 2016, ahead of its television premiere.
    • During that time, the video file had the episodes switched, and this would play before "The Sweet Spot".
  • This episode is probably set after "Any Given Sundae", because in that episode, Lily never had any ice cream before, but Lily is seen in this episode eating ice cream.
  • When Lincoln turns on C-SPAM, the stock ticker on the bottom of the TV screen reads "Morgan Ltd.", a reference to prop designer Jared Morgan.
    • Also, a fictitious callsign "WTOZ" appears in the top-right corner of the TV screen.
  • Bobby's dad, Arturo Santiago, is mentioned in this episode, and according to Lori and Lynn Sr., Dr. Santiago had recently gotten a hernia-operation done.
  • Innuendo: Clyde tells the cardboard cutout of Lori that he will share his buns with her.
  • Irony:
    • The parents require sophisticated behavior at the grown up table, but they themselves aren't above childish behavior.
    • Lincoln could've just asked to return to the kid's table.

International edits

  • In some foreign dubs, the reference to the Republicans is localized:
    • In the Dutch dub, the Republicans are referred to as "the current cabinet".
    • In the Latin American Spanish dub, the Republicans are referred to as politicians.



  • C-SPAN - The channel Lincoln turns on is C-SPAM, a parody of C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network), known for its live broadcasts of the United States Congress in session.
  • Rocky - While preparing Lincoln for the grown-up table, Clyde appears dressed as Mickey.
  • Freaks - The "One of us!" chant from Lincoln's nightmare comes from a scene from this film.
  • Shave and a Haircut - When Lincoln is hit with sausages for the third time at the start, the twins smack him to the beat of this fanfare.
  • Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit - There are several references to this playground song.


I think there are some design flaws on your clothing, Lynn Sr.

  • While Lincoln's parents' faces are turkeys, Lynn Sr.'s pants on the left are not in the right position, and the patch on his left arm is missing.

Lynn Sr.'s back collar is colored wrong.

  • When Lincoln arrived before he goes to the Grownup Table, Lynn Sr.'s checked collar is white instead of light green.

Your eyebrows can never go back, Leni and Lynn.

  • When Luna said "You can never go back", Leni and Lynn's eyebrows were missing.
    • In the scene directly after, when Leni says "You're one of us now," Luna and Lynn's eyebrows are missing.

Luan, what did you do that made you lose your arm? And Lori, what happened to your body?

  • When Lincoln's older sisters asks him to join in the kiddie table, Luan's left arm and Lori's body are missing.
  • When Lana says "What", her mouth isn't moving.
  • When Clyde holds up two fingers after saying "Now comes phase two", his hand has 5 fingers instead of four.
  • When Lincoln imagines his older sisters laughing at his request to join the adult table, Lynn Sr. is missing his hair.
  • In the credits, this episode is listed as "Tale of Two Tables".

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