This article is about the Season 3 episode. For the Season 1 episode, see House Music. For the Season 4 episode, see House Flip.
Episode Information

"House of Lies" is the thirty-third episode of the third season, and the one-hundred-thirty-fourth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

After witnessing an excess of lying in the family, Lisa invents lie-detecting glasses to try and curb the fibs.

Synopsis

At the Loud House, Lana requests to be driven to the dumpster by Lori, and Lori, not wanting to do that, lies by saying that she has homework to do. When Lana heads back up, Lori reveals that she's going to the mall. This act catches Lisa's attention. Later, Leni arrives home, her hair dyed orange. The siblings pretend to love her new hair color to her face, but then express that they actually hate it behind her back. At dinner time, Lynn Sr. presents a cabbage casserole, and while he gets fish sauce for the topping, the family, who secretly hate the dish, discretely dispose of it all. These acts provoke Lisa, who, while in her room, theorizes that if she wants the house to be a better place, she must come up with a way to stop her family's constant lying. Soon enough, she begins working on a new invention.

With her new glasses, Lisa can detect any lie within her presence...

The next day, while everyone is eating breakfast, Luna and Luan are arguing over the latter borrowing the former's gong without permission, which Luan denies. However, Lisa, with her new invention, says that Luan is lying, and reveals that her invention is a pair of glasses that are built to detect lies. Throughout the day, Lisa uses her glasses to call out her siblings' dishonesty, such as Lynn denying that she trashed the bathroom, Lucy telling Rita that the newest addition to her novel is good when it's not, Luan telling Lily that her drawing is nice when it's just scribbles, and Leni denying to Lori that she used up all the hot water while showering. While getting a box of juice, Lisa is encountered by her enraged family members, who demand her to stop using her lie-detecting glasses. Lisa refuses, saying that she's "doing what's best for this family," and disagrees with Rita's statement that a little white lie can sometimes help smoothen things out. Realizing she won't stop, the family realizes there's one thing to do: destroy the glasses. At night, as Lisa sleeps, the family members sneakily get the glasses and manage to destroy them, tossing the remains in the trash.

The next day, Lisa discovers the destroyed remains of her lie-detecting glasses, and the family feigns concern over their destruction. However, an alarm sounds and a computerized voice calls them out on their lies; it turns out that Lisa, having anticipated that her family might resist her attempt to enforce total honesty, had a backup plan: she installed lie-detecting cameras all over the house that are protected from any sort of contact with protective shields. Throughout the day, the family is forced to tell the truth in any given situation, ranging from Lincoln telling Leni that her new haircut is awful, Lucy telling Rita once again that her addition to her novel is terrible, and Lori being forced to take Lana to the dump among other things. At dinner time, Lynn Sr. once again presents his cabbage casserole with fish sauce. However, the family, upset and grumpy at having to tell each other the truth all day, tell Lynn Sr. what they really think of his dish, prompting him to toss the dish out the window in frustration, and instead give them cereal. As the family eats their cereal in a huff, Lisa attempts to lighten the mood by asking Luan, Rita, and Lori for some interesting anecdotes, but because of how everyone feels about what they talk about, they all refuse. Eventually, tensions boil over to the point where everyone leaves to eat in their rooms, leaving Lisa all alone. Lisa still thinks that her family being angry at each other is worth them no longer being dishonest, but the cameras call her out for lying to herself. Eventually, Lisa concedes that she has caused more harm than good, and realizes that there's only one way to fix it.

Lisa has finally learned that lies can be kept in the Loud House.

In the living room, Lisa calls for her family, and when they arrive, she admits that while she still sees the truth as a good thing, she had accepted that a little white lie can be good as well, seeing how it makes things smooth. The family is happy that Lisa has accepted lies, and Lisa is prepared to have the cameras disabled. However, the cameras still have their protective shields, making Lisa get another idea. She instructs the family to go into different locations in the house and orders them to tell various lies. Eventually, the family tells so many lies, the system overloads, and explodes, successfully disabling the cameras. Lynn Sr. decides to celebrate by making squid ink surprise, and Lisa, not wanting to tell her father that it's a bad dish, fibs that she approves. When Lynn Sr. heads to the kitchen, the others commend Lisa for getting used to telling lies.

Cast

Trivia

  • This is the first episode directed by Darin McGowan.
  • This is the last episode in which Collin Dean voices Lincoln, although he would voice Lincoln in the short "Speaking Sibling" two years later.
  • Lynn wears her ninja outfit from "Insta-gran" when the family was trying to destroy Lisa's lie-detecting glasses.
  • Leni was able to unlock a padlock with a hairpin as she did in "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud, House."
  • The lies told by the family:
    • Lincoln
      • Telling Leni her new haircut is great.
      • Saying he feels bad about Lisa's glasses breaking.
    • Lori:
      • Telling Lana she has homework to do instead of taking her to the dump.
      • Saying the Earth is flat.
      • Claiming to feel bad about Lisa's glasses breaking.
    • Leni:
      • Telling Lori she took a five-minute shower.
      • (In the past) Pretending to have gotten a joke.
      • Saying that she's sorry Lisa's glasses broke.
    • Luna:
      • Telling Leni her red hair is great.
      • Telling Lisa she's sorry her glasses broke.
    • Luan:
      • Telling Luna she didn't take her gong.
      • Telling Lily her drawing is great.
      • (In the past) Pretending to accept a present when she actually re-gifted it to Pop-Pop.
      • Saying she feels sorry about Lisa's glasses breaking.
    • Lynn:
      • Telling Leni her orange hair is great.
      • Denying she trashed the bathroom.
      • Saying she lost her appetite.
      • Saying that 1 + 1 = 6.
      • (In the past) Telling Lucy she likes her poems.
      • Pretending to feel bad that Lisa's glasses broke.
    • Lucy:
      • Telling Leni her orange hair is great.
      • Telling Rita her newest addition to her novel is great.
      • (In the past) Pretending someone doesn't have bad breath.
      • Telling Lisa that she feels bad about the latter's glasses breaking.
    • Lana:
      • Saying that the moon is made of blue cheese.
      • Saying she feels sorry about Lisa's glasses breaking.
    • Lola:
      • Saying Lynn Sr.'s cabbage casserole smells great.
      • (In the past) Pretending to like someone's bedtime stories.
      • Saying she feels bad about Lisa's glasses breaking.
    • Lisa:
      • Saying that her experiment is best for her family.
      • Telling Lynn Sr. that his squid ink dish sounds delightful.
    • Rita:
      • Telling Lynn Sr. that his cabbage casserole was some of his best work.
      • (In the past) Saying she was at work when really she was in the laundry room eating pudding.
      • Saying she feels bad about Lisa's glasses breaking.
    • Lynn Sr.:
      • (In the past) Claiming he can remember someone's middle name.
      • Claiming he feels bad about Lisa's glasses breaking.
  • On this episode's promotional image, the three notes on Lisa's chalkboard reference some of her past activities:
    • "Won the Junior Nobel Prize" - "Making the Case"
    • "Invented gravity shoes" - "Ties That Bind"
    • "Discovered an owl/deer hybrid" - "Raw Deal"
      • Also, the subtitle points out that one of the three facts is fake. The owl/deer hybrid fact is the fake fact, as it was revealed to be a hoax.
  • Leni came home from the hair salon as a redhead, which is a callback from "Anti-Social" when she tries different hair colors in the bathroom.
  • This episode reveals that Leni has a widow's peak hairline, just like Luan.
  • According to Lana, Vanzilla once had carpeting, when she states that Leni's red hair looks like "the old carpeting in Vanzilla."
  • This episode reveals that Lisa takes her nap at noon. Seeing as it was dinnertime when she woke up, it is implied that she slept for about 5-7 hours.
  • Lily was the only member of the Loud family not to tell a lie, though she does participate in non-verbal deception by throwing away her casserole along with the rest of the family.
  • Leni doesn't have her normal hairstyle for the entirety of the episode. At the beginning, she has red hair, but as the episode continued, she has Bart Simpson-like hair.
  • Irony:
    • Lisa thought that enforcing the truth on her family would bring them closer, but it only drove them apart.
      • The security system even acknowledges this by saying "talk about irony" when Lisa admits that her experiment was a failure.
    • Lisa thought that lying was wrong; but, in the end, she lies to herself.

References

  • House of Lies - The title is of this episode shares its name with the television series of the same name.
  • The Moon is made of green cheese - Lana saying the moon is made of blue cheese references this fanciful belief.
  • Flat Earth - Lori's line, "The Earth is literally flat," is based on this obsolete scientific theory.
  • Mullet - Leni's spiky haircut could reference this haircut that was popular in the 1980s.
  • Spy vs. Spy - According to Darin McGowan, the "V for Victory" pose the family did after destroying the lie-detecting glasses pays homage to this recurring Mad comic strip.[1]

Errors

"Dude, where's my paper-clip earring? I know you took that too!"

  • During Luna and Luan's argument in the kitchen, the paperclip on Luna's right ear is missing. She doesn't even have a pierced ear.
  • During Lynn's lines, "Do you guys smell something nasty?" and "Ditch it before we have to eat the fish sauce!", her bottom hair is missing.

Videos

Sources


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