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"Driving Miss Hazy" is the fifth episode of the first season of The Loud House.

Plot

Finally tired of doing favors for Lori to get rides, Lincoln decides to help Leni pass her driver's test.

Synopsis

Since Lori is the only one of the Loud children to have a driver's license, she's the only one (aside from their parents) who can drive her siblings to wherever they need/want to go, provided they do her chores and other favors for her in return. Lincoln's tired of doing Lori favors just to get her to give him a ride, and is surprised that Leni has to do it as well, especially considering that she's legally old enough to drive. Leni explains to her brother that she doesn't have an official driver's license yet and that she's failed the road test twelve times before, and nobody's willing to teach her how to drive anymore. Seeing an opportunity, Lincoln decides to help Leni get ready for her next road test, figuring that if Leni had her license, she wouldn't force him and the rest of their sisters to do favors for her in exchange for rides like Lori does.

Lincoln tries to train Leni with a video game that utilizes with a wireless wheel controller. Leni keeps losing at first, but Lincoln gives her motivation by saying that they're going to the mall. This helps Leni win the game, and she feels confident to take her test again, but she is brought home by the police for driving recklessly like in the game.

On Lincoln's next attempt, the rest of the sisters (minus Lori) decide to join in and help their brother get Leni ready for her road test--as it turns out, Leni and Lincoln's eight other sisters are just as tired of doing stuff for Lori in exchange for rides as Lincoln is. Lincoln and the sisters fashion a makeshift car to help Leni learn good driving habits, but Leni doesn't understand the technical names for things, like the wheel and turn signal (calling them the "spinny thingy" and "blinky blink," respectively). Lincoln realizes that he has to talk down to her level to get her to understand. By using simple terms and fashion lingo, Leni's able to drive the fake car, and then the lawnmower, flawlessly, and again feels ready to ace her next road test. But Lori, not wanting her siblings to weasel out of doing stuff for her, wants to make sure that Leni fails her test. Later that night, Lori slips on a pair of headphones onto Leni's ears and plays a tape that teaches bad driving habits.

The next day, after Leni leaves to take her test, Lincoln refuses to do anymore of Lori's laundry for a ride since Leni will give him (and the rest of their sisters) rides without forcing them to do favors for her, but Lori reiterates by saying that Leni won't pass because she assured it, accidentally revealing her treachery. When a suspicious Lincoln threatens to shrink her favorite Bobby-sweater, Lori confesses to her sabotage--ultimately, she claims that she did it because she's worried that Lincoln and the rest of their sisters won't need her for anything if Leni ends up getting her driver's license. Lincoln calls Lori out on her selfishness, pointing out that because of what she did, Leni could get herself and others seriously hurt (or possibly even worse). Realizing the severity of what she did, Lori (now greatly worried about Leni's safety) drives herself and Lincoln to the local DMV to stop/help Leni.

S1E03A Carpool Lane

Driving isn't as easy as it seems, especially when you're Leni.

After arriving there, Leni comes out of the building-- as it turns out, Leni's perfectly fine, but she did fail her driver's test again, this time due to the bad instructions from Lori. After some insistence from Lincoln, Lori confesses to Leni about what she did, and to make it up to her, she agrees to help Leni train for her next test, which proves to be far easier said than done.

Cast

Production

Music

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

  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Title card, opening]
  Vibe Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["Wait, why are you doing chores for Lori?"]
  ? [Total Turbo XXII]
  ? ["If I can help Leni get her license, she'll drive us anywhere! And Lori will have to wash her own jeggings."]
  Night Talking - Anthony Hymas [Lincoln gives Leni a steering wheel]
  ? [Leni puts on her special driving outfit]
  ? [Leni starts playing Total Turbo XXII]
  ? [Leni driving to the mall in Total Turbo XXII]
  ? [Leni gets a new high score in Total Turbo XXII]
  ? [Leni knocks over an old lady in Total Turbo XXII]
  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell ["Now we're getting somewhere!"]
  ? [Leni driving a lawn mower]
  ? [Leni ready to drive]
  Old Sleepy Head (a) - Clem Clempson, Hugh Burns [Lincoln explaining everything about how to drive to Leni]
  ? [Lincoln realizes he hasen't been speaking Leni]
  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell ["Now we're getting somewhere!"]
  ? [Lori looking for everyone]
  ? [Lori putting headphones on Leni]
  Setting the Trap - Dick Walter [Lori says she made sure of Leni not passing]
  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Lincoln and Lori going to the DMV]
  Magic By Candlelight - Marian McPartland [Leni walks down to Vanzilla from the DMV]
  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Lori helped Leni practice for her next test]

Trivia

  • The title card of this episode is similar to "No Spoilers'" title card.
  • The Loud family's address is revealed to be 1216 Franklin Avenue, Royal Woods, Michigan.
    • Royal Woods is a take on Royal Oak, Michigan, the birthplace of show creator Chris Savino.
  • In this episode, Leni had no problem with training to drive by playing a video game, but in "Changing the Baby", she thinks they will "rot your brain".
  • This is the first episode to have one of Lincoln's sisters depicted on the title card.
  • Irony:
    • In the end, Lori tried to teach Leni how to drive, even though she was a threat to her.

References

  • Driving Miss Hazy - The episode's title is a parody of the play and 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy. The title card even parodies its movie poster.
  • Wacky Races and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop - Leni's driving outfit is based on that of Penelope Pitstop.
  • Three Wolf Moon - Bobby's sweater is a take-off of the infamous t-shirt.
  • Comune di Leni - Leni's line, "There's a country named after me?" is a reference to this Italian municipality.
  • Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 64 - Lincoln's steering wheel-shaped gaming peripheral bears a resemblance to the Wii Wheel peripheral used for the Nintendo Wii. A remote that resembles the Wii remote is seen too. Also, the game is inserted just like how you insert a Nintendo 64 game.

Errors

S1E03A Lori pretending to sleep

Leni's eyelashes are missing.

  • Leni's eyelashes are missing when she was saying goodnight to Lori.
    • Also, when Lori says "Click", her earrings are missing, but when she puts the headphones on Leni while she's asleep, Lori's earrings returned.
  • When Lynn says "Ah, you're teaching Leni to drive?", the closed-captions says "Ah, you're teaching Lenny to drive?".
  • When Lori says "It's the least I could do" when she is helping Leni with her driving, her eyelashes are missing.
  • When Leni jumps out of her car in the game, her skirt is white. Also in the orange box, Leni's turtle neck seems to be purple. Lastly, in the end of the game, her leggings are colored like her skin.
Uncolored vanzilla trim

Uncolored features on Vanzilla.

  • When Lori said "I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!", her eyelashes were missing.
  • As Lori and Lincoln arrive at the DMV to pick up Leni from her driver's test, many features on Vanzilla (door handles, bumpers, gas door, mirrors) were left uncolored - appearing completely black, sharply contrasting the rest of the van.
S1E03A Leni stops

The grass is discharging on the wrong side of the lawnmower.

  • When Leni is practicing on the lawn mower, the grass is discharging on the left side of the mower. All lawn mowers discharge from the right side.

Running Gags

  • Leni constantly failing her driver's test.
  • Lori making her siblings do favors and chores for her in order to get a ride.
  • Lincoln trying to teach Leni how to drive.
  • Leni failing to understand basics of driving.
  • Leni getting distracted or scared during her driving lessons.


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