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Got kicked out, Animal House?
This article contains information about an episode banned in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, South Africa,[note 1] and Germany[citation needed][note 2] due to the presence of Clyde's fathers, and therefore will be unavailable to any user from these localities, with the exception of this specific article.

"Animal House" is the thirty-fifth episode (thirty-sixth in production order) of the fifth season, and the two-hundred-thirty-fourth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Lana struggles to find homes for the exotic pets at the Royal Woods Animal Shelter, before they're moved out.

Synopsis

At the Royal Woods Pet Adoption Center, Lana is playing cards with a penguin named Willy. As they play, Sam arrives with three stray dogs she found, and Lana has Larry, a llama, show them where they're staying. As Larry shows the dogs where they'll be staying, Sam tells Lana that the adoption center is starting to become overcrowded, and that she found a place where the exotic animals (Willy the penguin, Larry the llama, and Squirt the flying squirrel) can stay called the Exotic Pet Playground. However, it's revealed to be in Ohio, much to Lana's dismay. Sam insists that moving the exotic animals there is a good thing, as they need to be in an environment that they can thrive in, but Lana argues that they're her friends, and is afraid of not being able to visit them. Suddenly, Lana gets the idea of having the animals stay at her house, but Rita and Lynn Sr. disagree, saying that the house is already crowded with enough pets. As Lana begins to question what to do, Hops gives her the idea that, if she can't have the animals stay at her house, she can have others take care of them, so that way, she can still see them.

Lana has to find new homes for the pets.

Going around town, Lana asks Mr. Grouse, Liam, and the McBrides if they want to take care of Willy, Larry and Squirt respectively, and they agree when she promises to come in and solve any problem they encounter. When nighttime comes, Lana is prepared to have dinner, but then, Mr. Grouse appears by the window beside her to show her that Willy is taking a bath in his kitchen sink, creating a mess and running his water bill. Lana quickly fixes the problem by bathing Willy outside. The moment she's done, Liam calls to tell her that Virginia and Larry got into a fight involving a sweater, where she quickly gets there to fix the problem. Before long, the task of taking care of the animals begins to take a toll on Lana's sleep, as she wakes up at 3:00 AM to tiredly travels across town and take care of the three animals. Arriving home completely sleep-deprived, Lana remarks that hanging out with the animals was much easier when they were in one place. At Hops' suggestion, Lana decides to go against her parents by letting them stay at the Loud House without their knowledge.

Sometime later, Lana sneaks Willy, Larry and Squirt into the house, and lets them stay in the attic. Later, Lana is prepared to hang out with them, when suddenly, she discovers that the three animals are not there. She quickly races around the house to prevent them from being seen Rita and Lynn Sr., causing some very close calls, up to the point that she had to make up numerous excuses as to why she's in their room in an attempt to catch Squirt. After taking the animals back to the attic, Lana realizes how miserable they are having to stay in the attic, and admits that they deserve to be somewhere they can live freely. Suddenly, the animals bring out the Exotic Pet Playground pamphlet Sam gave her earlier, and Lana realizes that Sam was right about the place being perfect for them.

A new way to talk to the pets.

Later, Sam is at the Loud House with a van heading straight for the Exotic Pet Playground, and Lana offers gifts for her friends before they leave, like a hat for Squirt to sleep in, a spray bottle with a fan for Willy, and one of Lola's sashes for Larry to munch on. Admiring Lana for letting her friends go, Sam reveals that she had contacted the Exotic Pet Playground to come up with a way for her to stay in contact. Later, it's revealed that Lana is capable of contacting her friends via video chat, so that way, they can see each other.

Cast

Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy and Clyde have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • The premise of this episode is similar to:
    • the Listen Out Loud episode "Pet Adoption Day with Lana Loud", as they both involve Lana being at the animal shelter and struggling to find owners for the pets.
    • the Casagrandes episode "Walk Don't Run", as in both stories main characters takes care of too many animals to handle and learns it the hard way by getting overworked.
    • "Coupe Dreams", as they both are about a Loud sister taking more work than she can handle.
  • This is the third episode in Season 5 to use Pop Punk as the title card music, after "No Bus No Fuss" and "Much Ado About Noshing". This is also the first time it is used on an episode not written by Andrew Brooks.
  • Lincoln appears on the title card as the tag on Charles' collar.
  • "Homespun" is referenced when Larry breaks a floorboard on the stairs.
  • This is the first episode where Sam plays a major role without interacting with Luna.
    • In fact, Luna has no lines in this episode.
  • This episode continues Sam's animal care abilities, following "Racing Hearts" and "Purrfect Gig".
  • As of this episode, Lana no longer owns her fox that previously appeared in "The Price of Admission" (which, apparently, nobody knew she had).
  • The only pets not mentioned in Rita and Lynn Sr.'s list are Duncan and Gary.

References

  • Animal House - The title of this episode shares its name with a 1978 comedy film starring John Belushi.
  • Scooby-Doo - One of the three stray dogs Sam brings to the adoption center is brown and has a blue collar, striking a similar appearance to this cartoon dog character.

Errors

  • When Lana rides her bike to the McBride's house to give the flying squirrel milk, she and Hops are seen non-shaded as if light is shining on both of them.
  • When Sam said the animals need to be in an environment where they can thrive, her hands are smaller than usual.

Notes

  1. Banned due to a common African feed, which is shared with several countries where homosexuality is illegal. South Africa is to date the only country in Africa where same-sex marriage is legal.
  2. Likely banned due to a shared feed with Central and Eastern Europe, which is shared with several countries where homosexuality is seen as taboo. Same-sex marriage is legal in Germany.


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