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Episode Information

"Game Off" is the thirtieth episode of the fourth season, and the one-hundred-seventy-ninth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Desperate to play Lincoln's trash-themed video game, Lana conspires to distract her brother away from the console.

Synopsis

In the living room, Lincoln is playing a video game called Total Trash Takedown, where the objective is to get to the castle and defeat the Trash King. Lana sees Lincoln playing the game and, impressed with the garbage aesthetic of the game, asks if she can play it. Lincoln says that she can't because he had gotten to the final level and doesn't want to lose all of his progress. Lincoln states that Lana can play once he defeats the Trash King.

S4E16B Game Over

Lana accidentally lost Lincoln's final life.

That night, Lana has a nightmare where she's playing the game, but is told that she can't progress any further because of how she'll have to wait. After waking up from her nightmare, she decides to play the game, but not long after unpausing the game, she quickly loses Lincoln's last life, sending his player back to level one. Realizing she messed up, Lana quickly calls a sibling meeting where she explains to her sisters that she needs to fix a mistake before Lincoln finds out. Lana says that she'll need Lynn and Lisa's help to teach her how to play and needs the rest of the sisters to distract Lincoln, and they all agree.

The next day, Lincoln is prepared to get back to playing the game. Almost immediately, the sisters attempt to distract Lincoln away from the console, but with no success. Lucy, on the other hand, manages to distract Lincoln by taking him to a new zombie-themed escape room where the first 20 customers enter for free. With Lincoln now distracted for two whole hours, Lana quickly starts up the game, and starts playing while Lisa reads through the game's guide book and Lynn keeping her energized.

As time goes on, Lana manages to reach the final level. However, the final level's challenging difficulty costs her all but one of her lives. To make matters worse, Lynn is informed that Lincoln is heading back home, since he beat the escape room pretty fast. This prompts Lori to quickly jump into Vanzilla and meet up with Lincoln and Lucy, where she attempts to stall him even more by taking him around town to do errands. However, Lori, realizing that she has no other way to stall Lincoln, tells him that they're heading home. Alarmed by this news, Lana attempts to beat the level as fast as possible, but ends up losing her last life, and at that moment, Lincoln arrives back home. Lincoln sees what Lana has done and tells her to leave him alone with extreme disappointment. Knowing full well she messed up, Lana sadly leaves.

S4E16B You are the best

To Lana's happiness, Lincoln decides to play the game with her.

Sometime later, Lincoln is playing his game, when suddenly, Lana arrives, attempting to make up for her mistakes. Lincoln thanks Lana and expresses some dismay when he says that he can't beat a specific part of a level. Lana gives Lincoln the tip needed to pass it, and realizing that she knows much more than he does, Lincoln asks if she would like to play with him, and Lana happily agrees.

Cast

Luna and Luan have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • The premise of this episode is similar to "Tea Tale Heart", as both episodes involve one of the siblings touching another one of their sibling's possessions without their permission and accidentally damaging them in some way.
    • Coincidentally, both episodes were written by Sammie Crowley.

References

  • Game Off - The title of this episode is most likely a reference to "game on", an expression variously used to kick off a contest, issue a challenge, or express general enthusiasm.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 - The Total Trash Takedown game's elements resemble those from this 1988 Nintendo game (e.g. the level select screen).

Errors

  • When Lana goes downstairs to play Lincoln's game, the game controller Lincoln left on the table is missing. It then reappears when Lana starts playing.
  • When Lynn and Lisa go to hide as Lincoln came back, Lisa drops the game manual. But the manual is nowhere to be seen when Lana tells Lincoln the truth.
  • Lana mentions that Lincoln's favorite Flippee is cherry and blue bonanza. But in "Fool Me Twice", Lincoln said his favorite is watermelon lime.
  • Lincoln is taller than Lucy, but when Lori drives to take them, Lincoln and Lucy have equal heights.


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