Lincoln, wearing a trench coat and a fake mustache, is seen wandering around town. Sneaking to an underpass, Lincoln calls for his family, who are also wearing disguises. Upon meeting up together, the family tries to figure out how to stop Luan, since it's April Fools' Day tomorrow. When several ideas are shot down, they are told to move out of the way, revealing that they're actually on a movie set. Upon getting out of the way, they witness a stuntman pulling off a dangerous stunt, and not getting hurt at all. To their surprise, the actor looks exactly like Lynn Sr. Getting an idea, the family hires actors that look exactly like them to take place as them for tomorrow, as well as teach them how they should act. At night, the family sneakily get out of the house, while the stunt doubles sneak in to take their place. Upon entering the house, the family takes shelter in the garage.
The next day, Lisa reveals that she had set up security cameras around the house to monitor the action. However, the family discovers that the stunt doubles are casually leaving their rooms, and leaving the house, while nothing is happening. Initially, the family believes that they're not getting pranked since Luan would think they'd go crazy defending themselves. Suddenly, Luan appears on the monitor and reveals that she knew that her family hired stunt doubles, so she planned something even more elaborate. Realizing they got duped, the family attempts to escape, but the door and windows are welded shut, and Luan has the garage remote. Luan tells her family to look at the monitors since she mounted cameras everywhere around town to make them witness what's about to come. Upon leaving, the monitor shows what's currently happening:
Lincoln's lookalike approaches Mrs. Johnson's house, and professes his love to her, which makes her feel uncomfortable.
Lola's lookalike expresses admiration for Lindsay Sweetwater, and gives her one of Lola's pageant crowns.
Leni's lookalike gets a perm (a hairstyle Leni detests) and is prepared to show it to Leni's friends.
Luna's lookalike interrupts a concert being held by Sam and her friends to play some polka music (which Luna states isn't the "good" kind).
Lana's lookalike being grossed out by a worm in front of Lana's friends.
Lynn's lookalike acting like a wimp during a game of tetherball against Zach.
Rita's lookalike publishing Rita's novel, despite not having a proper ending.
Lisa's lookalike, attending a scientific presentation, states she made a "breakthrough" by saying that a cat goes "meow".
Lucy's lookalike revealing her eyes to Lucy's friends.
Lynn Sr.'s lookalike making an incorrect answer to a question at Banger's & Mosh.
Lori's lookalike is going on a date with Bobby and is continuously farting and passing it off as her shoe that's making the noise.
Humiliated beyond all belief, Lori rips the monitor off the wall and passes out (just like the rest of her family when they got humiliated).
Sometime later, Lana reveals that she had dug a tunnel to escape the garage, but the family states that it doesn't matter anymore since they've become laughingstocks all over town. Realizing the damage can't be undone, the family states that there's only one thing to do.
Later, Luan arrives home via unicycle to see her family's reaction, she discovers that the family has sold the house. Luan asks what's happening, and the parents reveal that they're moving since she basically ruined their lives in Royal Woods already. Luan initially believes that they're pranking her back, but a moving truck pulls up, and the siblings begin putting their stuff in. Realizing they're not kidding, Luan pleads with her family that she can fix the damage, but Lincoln reassures her that it's not going to make any difference. In tears, Luan begs them not to leave Royal Woods, and promises to never prank them ever again. Suddenly, the family reveals that it was a prank, and Luan, regaining her senses, applauds her family for finally getting the hang of her pranks. When the moving truck leaves, Luan suggests to her family to stop the moving truck, since it has their stuff, but Lincoln reveals that most of the boxes were empty, and the ones that actually have stuff in them contain all of Luan's stuff. Horrified, Luan chases after the truck while her family looks on with wide grins, knowing they got her good.
Like those two episodes, Sammie Crowley and Whitney Wetta are the writers, and Miguel Puga is the storyboard artist. However, unlike those two, this episode is directed by Kyle Marshall, instead of Chris Savino.
This is the only April Fools' Day episode to be the second segment of an episode.
Lincoln appears on the title card as Luan's squirt flower.
This episode has a very similar plot to the Season 1 episode "Making the Case", as both episodes involve a certain group of Loud characters being humiliated, and tell the one who embarrassed them that what they have done cannot be undone.
The noticeable features the stunt doubles have that make them stand out from the family:
Lincoln - Older, wrinklier, different voice, paler skin, and some moles.
Lori - Longer, more outward nose.
Leni - Bigger, rounder, more downward nose.
Luna - Bigger, rounder nose, and more freckles.
Lynn - Rounder nose.
Lucy - Bigger, rounder nose.
Lana - Pointier nose, and only one missing tooth.
Lola - Pointier nose, only one missing tooth, and freckles.
Lisa - Rounder nose, and freckles.
Lily - Rounder nose, and eyebrows.
Rita - Pointier, more downward nose, and a mole on her right cheek.
Lynn Sr. - Longer, pointier nose, more hair, and more muscular body.
Lily is the only family member not to get pranked/humiliated by Luan.
The "This Home for Sale" sign Rita puts up is modeled after the show's logo.
This episode reveals that Leni hates the perm hairstyle.
When the family was collapsing one by one, Lincoln was the only one who didn't make the screen shake.
One of the episode's storyboards by Miguel Puga reveals that the costumes worn by the family at the beginning were supposed to make them represent characters from either newspaper comics or older Nickelodeon cartoons. For example, Rita was disguised as Didi Pickles from Rugrats, Luna was disguised as Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim, Lana was disguised as Dennis Mitchell from Dennis the Menace, and Lola was disguised as Sally Brown from Peanuts.
There was a deleted scene that involved Clyde peeing in a bag while he was watching Luan. According to Miguel Puga, the scene was removed for "obvious reasons".
The smile emoticon mask Lucy wore at the beginning resembles Rusty's face.
Sunset Boulevard - Lola's line "I'm ready for my close-up" is based on Norma Desmond's famous line from the movie.
Saw - Luan explains her prank on a TV with a green tint, which is how Jigsaw sometimes explains his traps to his victims.
'Dennis the Menace - Lana TBA
Plot hole: It is unknown how Luan knew about the stunt doubles, let alone how she was able to manipulate them into doing what she wanted.
Lily's high chair is shown to be in the center of the garage, but when the family was fainting one by one, Lily appears to be missing.
The white van used to transport the doubles doesn't appear in the camera footage when it is parked in front of the house.
Lynn suggests to Lincoln that his plan of going to a secluded island off of Guam won't work because they don't have passports. However, as the region of Guam is a United States territory, they wouldn't need passports since they are United States citizens as long as it was a direct trip.
It was shown in "Garage Banned" that there's a switch in the garage that opens and closes the garage door, so it's unknown why the family didn't use it.
Although, it is most likely that Luan might have tampered with the switch, but she never told them.
When they Loud family see their doubles not getting pranked through the monitor, Luna's right paperclip earring disappeared and reappeared.
When Luna said, "What's the dealio? Why aren't they getting pranked?", as she turned her head, her earring appeared, but disappeared when she turned her head again.
After Rita said, "What is she doing at my publisher's?" Lisa moves up slightly one frame before the camera switches back to the monitor.
In YTV airings, when Luan asked her parents "Uh, Mom, what's going on?" The Closed-Captions say "Uh, Mom what's going on here?"
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