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"Left in the Dark" is the Season 1 premiere, as well as the series premiere, of The Loud House.


When Lincoln wants to watch the finale of his favorite show, he has to beat each sister to get to the couch first.


Lincoln is excited to watch the season finale of his favorite show, ARGGH!. However, he explains to the viewers about how his ten sisters always fight over the TV remote, but he has a plan and uses a walkie-talkie to contact his best friend Clyde. The two decide that it is best to watch the show separately because Clyde will obsess over Lori if he comes over to Lincoln's house. Clyde tells Lincoln that it's almost 8 o'clock. As Lincoln's plan is put into action, the twins Lana and Lola come out of their room chanting "Cartoons!" Lincoln brings a tea party set for Lola and two frogs for Lana.

Right before the season finale, the power goes out.

Lincoln sees Luan about to walk down the stairs. He tells her to get her camera because the twins are fighting, and Luan happily does so, as Lincoln holds Lily up, and gives Lisa milk, salt, sugar, flour, and eggs to keep her from watching television. He gives Lynn her football and fills it with helium, much to her amusement. He sees Leni, and lies to her about a zit on her nose. A happy Luna appears playing her guitar, and Lincoln sends her to her room with a glowing flashlight that creates a light show.

Lori looks for her phone, but Lincoln reveals that he has it and texts her boyfriend Bobby to call her. When he gives her phone to her, she prepares to berate him for stealing it, but Bobby calls, and she goes into her room to talk to him. Lily falls asleep in Lincoln's arms and he lays her on the laundry. He runs downstairs and sits on the couch, only to see Lucy next to him. Lucy says that she wants to watch the season premiere of her favorite show The Vampires of Melancholia. Lincoln cons Lucy by persuading her to use a black-and-white TV. However, the power goes out as he plugs in the television. Everyone panics and Lori asks what happened. The girls blame Lincoln for the power outage even though he didn't mean it.

Luan stops the argument by making a pun. Lisa gives her a cookie, allegedly as a compliment, and Luan starts to glow. Lori scolds Lisa for turning Luan into a test subject while Leni agrees because she had a different predicament. Lisa explains that she fused the ingredients she received earlier with DNA from a jellyfish to create "Gloweos". The group huddles behind Luan.

Lori says that she is in charge, and demands a head count. Lincoln incorrectly counts all eleven of the kids. Lucy appears behind them, scaring Lincoln and informing him that he forgot to count her. Lincoln asks if he can turn the circuit breaker on. Lori then says she'll do it because she is in charge. She then asks where it is. Lincoln tells her that it is in the basement. After seeing how dark the basement it is, Lori asks why she must go down there. Her siblings angrily tell her that she is in charge. Lori tells Luan to lead the way. Unfortunately, Luan's glow wears off. Lori tells Lisa to give Luan one of her cookies, but the intelligent child says she only made one as a prototype. After hearing some moaning, Lori gets scared and an argument turns up. The twins begin to cry, thinking there is a ghost in the basement, and Lincoln calms them down. He states that he will protect them all and calls Clyde for assistance. Clyde breaks down the door and runs to the basement. However, he malfunctions after seeing Lori and runs out of the house, making robot sounds.

Lincoln uses the infrared on Luan's camera to see what is in the basement. He is forced to bring his ten sisters downstairs with him. Once in the basement, the sisters talk about their fear of the dark. Lori hears moaning and Lincoln explains that it is just the pipes settling. Leni hears scratching, but it is just Cliff scratching on his scratching post. Lynn smells something, but it is revealed to be Lily with a full diaper.

The Loud children hear a figure chanting Lincoln's name. They all panic as Lincoln attacks what appears to be a ghost. The lights are turned back on by Lori, it turns out that the "figure" was their laundry. The voice was just Clyde calling Lincoln on the walkie-talkie. Lori says that the first one to reach the TV is "couch commando". Lincoln successfully beats his sisters to the couch, but the episode ends immediately as he sits down, much to Lincoln's distress.

Lucy frightens her siblings.

His sisters watch from the staircase and feel sorry for their brother. Lori hands him a bag of popcorn and shows him sympathy, while Luan points out that he lived it (meaning Lincoln recorded the event), and the kids watch the video Lincoln recorded. Lincoln says that while he may have missed his show, it does not matter, as he is with all of his sisters. Suddenly, Lucy points out that they forgot about her, much to the terror of her siblings.



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

  Dirty Deedz - Nicolas Nolan, Bart Hendrickson, Russell Emanuel, and Dolphin Taylor [Title card and opening]
  Crime Doesn't Pay - Jack Beaver  [Hunter Spector saying he will go down into the basement]
  Dirty Deedz - Nicolas Nolan, Bart Hendrickson, Russell Emanuel, and Dolphin Taylor ["Sunday night at 8 PM!"]
  ? ["The greatest show ever!"]
  ? [Lincoln talking to the audience]
  ? [Lincoln talking to Clyde]
  ? [Clyde looking at a poster of Lori]
  ? ["Operation Distract My Sisters So That I Can Get to the TV First and Watch the Special Live Season Finale of ARGGH and Think of Shorter Name For This Operation"]
  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Lincoln going through the hallway to distract his sisters]
  ? ["Like I said, I might not be the fastest, and I might not be the strongest, but to get all of my sisters out of the way, it pays to have a plan"]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer ["NOOOOOO!"]
  ? [Lincoln scrubs his tongue in disgust]
  ? [Power goes out]
  ? [Flashback to what Lisa did to Leni]
  ? [Lori looks in the basement]
  ? [Something in the basement]
  ? [Lola and Lana screaming]
  ? [Lincoln hugging Lola and Lana]
  ? ["I will protect all of you"]
  Dirty Deedz - Nicolas Nolan, Bart Hendrickson, Russell Emanuel, and Dolphin Taylor [Lincoln calls Clyde]
  ? [Clyde sees Lori]
  ? [Lincoln going into the basement]
  ? ["But fear not, with my official ARGGH! branded night vision goggles, I can see in the dark"]
  ? ["Very well. I'll lead the way"]
  ? ["You may want to stay close. There's no telling what could be lurking down here in the dark"]
  Where Danger Lurks - Ronald Hanmer [Lincoln thinks he sees a ghost]
  Dirty Deedz - Nicolas Nolan, Bart Hendrickson, Russell Emanuel, and Dolphin Taylor [Lincoln thinking he's saving his sisters]
  Olympic Triumph A - Brian Brasher, Cody Westheimer [Lincoln trying to get to the TV first.]
  Dirty Deedz - Nicolas Nolan, Bart Hendrickson, Russell Emanuel, and Dolphin Taylor [End of ARGGH!]
  ? [Lincoln saying it's about being there together]

Physical distribution

This episode is available on the "Welcome to the Loud House", "The Complete First Season", and "L'amour Vache" DVDs.


  • This is the first eleven-minute season premiere.
  • This episode debuted on July 11, 2015 at San Diego Comic-Con. It was also previewed at TV Fest 2016.
    • After the Comic-Con showing, the last two minutes were uploaded onto YouTube.
  • Since this is the first episode produced, the animation is different than that of the rest of the series (the same animation as the pilot short), such as Lisa's sweater being a dark green instead of chartreuse, Lucy's hairline being raised up a little, Lola's dress being more of a shade of magenta/fuchsia than usual, Clyde's skin color being browner than usual, Leni's dress being a slightly more desaturated shade than usual, and Lori's shoes being a lighter shade of blue than usual. This is probably due to Chris Savino's storyboarding of the episode.
  • Not counting the pilot short, Hunter Spector is the first person to speak in the series.
  • Innuendo: Lori orders everybody to back away from a glowing Luan, implying the glowing is from radiation.


  • Left in the Dark - The title of this episode means to not be informed of something usually because of carelessness.

SpongeBob and Patrick.

  • SpongeBob SquarePants - During a flashback of the girls fighting over the remote, the TV briefly shows lookalikes of SpongeBob and Patrick.
  • Oreo - The name "Gloweo" is a portmanteau of "glow" and this brand of sandwich cookies.
  • Twitter - Lori mentions this microblogging service.
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  • Polly and Her Pals - The title card resembles one of Cliff Sterrett's comics.
  • The Human League - The track that plays in the flashback to Leni's swelled up face is similar to this English group's song "Don't You Want Me."

International edits/Localizations

  • In the Latin American Spanish dub, Gloweos are named "Brillotita" (brillo-galletita).


  • If Luan's body was glowing from eating the Gloweos, her clothes should not have been glowing as well.
  • Lucy's line, "Wait!", is said in her roommate's voice.


  • When the twins scream about a ghost being in the basement, Lana's right arm and Lola's left arm are dislocated.
  • When Lincoln sees the "ghost" in the dark, he is holding a camera, but when he and his sisters scream, the camera is gone.

Lincoln's incorrectly drawn buckteeth.

  • When Lincoln jumps in the bucket of laundry, he has buckteeth rather than his chipped tooth.
  • When Lincoln jumps to the couch to grab the remote, his nose is badly drawn.
  • In YTV airings, Lori's line, "Lincoln, are you okay?", is misspelled in closed-captioning as "Lindsay, are you okay?".
  • After Hunter Spector says "Join Me! Hunter Spector.", The text appeared on the screen that says "SPECTRE HUNTER." "Spector Hunter" was misspelled as "SPECTRE Hunter."
  • When holding Lily in the basement, Luna's shirt incorrectly has sleeves.
  • When Lincoln calls Clyde on his walkie-talkie, Clyde's face is different. But in one scene, it shows that Clyde's face wasn't different when he comes inside Lincoln's house for duty.
  • Lori's phone is a different color in this episode.
  • Brian Stepanek is credited in the end credits as the voice of Lynn Sr., who is only mentioned.


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