|This article is about the Season 3 episode. For the Season 2 episode, see Friend or Faux?. For the Season 4 premiere, see Friended!.|
Lincoln discovers that having a friend over means getting special privileges, and he takes advantage of that.
The siblings are having a massive brawl in the house, and the police is alerted by the loud noise. When a policeman bangs on the door, everything freezes, and Lincoln begins to explain to the viewers how he and his sisters ended up in a situation like this.
Lincoln explains that he and his sisters are notorious for fighting over the simplest things, such as deciding what songs to listen to on the radio, what to have for dinner, or suggesting what to watch on TV. He also explains that because of their fighting, the siblings end up losing their privileges to Rita and Lynn Sr. The entire dilemma all began a few days ago. Lincoln wants to watch ARGGH!, but Lynn is watching a game with Margo. Lincoln goes over to his mother to explain what's happening, but Rita tells him that Lynn has a friend over, so she has the right to use the TV. Getting an idea, Lincoln comes with a system called "Playing the Friend Card", which gives him special privileges as long as he has a friend over. Soon enough, Lincoln invites Clyde over for everything he wants, such as the TV, licking the egg beaters, using the badminton rackets, and what to have for dinner. Realizing that Lincoln is up to something, Lisa calls a sibling meeting, and explains that because Lincoln has Clyde over, he's getting numerous special privileges, and says that she has an idea to take Lincoln down.
Sometime later, Lincoln and Clyde are prepared to watch ARGGH!, but discovers that Lola has a friend over, and when he explains this to his mother, Rita says that while he and Lola do have a friend over, Lola got the TV first, so she has the TV rights. Lincoln tries to get a plate of cookies, suggest lunch, and use the badminton court, but Lincoln is prohibited from any of those privileges due to his sisters each having their own individual friend. Rita, Lynn Sr., and Lily, realizing the chaos that's about to come, decide to hide out at the mall for a while.
Lincoln, realizing that his sisters have caught on, decides to put his backup plan into action. When Lynn and Margo attempt to watch a game on TV, Lincoln explains that he has two friends over now, Clyde and Liam, giving Lincoln the right to use the TV. Lynn, not wanting to lose the TV and realizing that Lincoln is playing dirty, invites three of her friends over. When Luna takes note on how Lynn is defecting from their side, she declares that she can play dirty as well. Soon enough, the sisters begin to invite more and more friends over to the house, up to the point where there are now over sixty-five kids present. The siblings begin to blame each other due to their friends stirring up trouble, leading them to fight themselves (where the episode all began). Alerted by the loud noise, a police car pulls over, and the policeman bangs on the door. The siblings stop fighting, and Lincoln (after briefly telling the viewers that they're caught up) answers the door. The policeman breaks up all of the fights and tells the friends to leave the house, just as Rita, Lynn Sr. and Lily arrive back home. The policeman gives Rita and Lynn Sr. a $200 ticket for noise violation, and once he leaves, Lynn Sr. demands an explanation for what just happened. Lincoln steps up to explain the whole situation.
After Lincoln finishes up the story, Rita decides to punish the children by making them all use their allowances to pay off the noise violation fine, and the siblings reassure their parents that they learned their lesson from this experience. They decide that from now on, instead of fighting for privileges, they'll take turns over who gets them; they decide to start with choosing what's for dinner, and they allow Lori to go first since she's the oldest. But before Lori can answer, Rita and Lynn Sr. say that they're having goulash, because they invited a couple of their friends over for dinner that night and they got to choose what to eat, much to the kids' anger.
Lily, Sam, Haiku, Whitney, Andrew, Kotaro, Becky, Chaz, David, Giggles, Darcy, the Muddy Girl, the Morticians Club, Dana, Teen Girl, Roxanne, Cowgirl, Hunter Spector, Mazzy, and Sully have no lines in this episode. Although they were listed in the credits, Margo and Liam also have no lines in this episode either, but they were casted because they were heard screaming and laughing.
This episode is available on the "Road Tripped" DVD.