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This article is about the Season 1 episode. For the Season 2 episode, see Making the Grade.
Episode Information

"Making the Case" is the fourth episode of the first season of The Loud House.


Lincoln secretly records his sisters' most embarrassing moments in order to win a video contest at school.


Lincoln explains that all his sisters have won a number of awards and acknowledgements, like Lynn's soccer trophies, Lola's pageant crowns, Lisa's Junior Nobel Prize, and even Lily won trophies by simply sucking her thumb. Lincoln feels overshadowed by his sisters, as he is the only one without a trophy, award, certificate, plaque, medal nor an accolade. Despite his attempts to earn an award, from running a marathon to joining a karate tournament to participating in a pageant, he has failed every time.

The only one without a trophy.

Lincoln says he finally has his chance, because there is a video contest he is entering. He explains whoever's video gets the most votes will win a trophy. Clyde asks if Lincoln thinks he can win, and the latter says yes, but the former mentions the results of the pageant from earlier. Angered, Lincoln says he was robbed, then tells Clyde to get his camera. Later at Lincoln's house, Clyde is filming Lincoln, who is covered in breath mints, and attempts to skateboard into a kiddie pool full of soda, and succeeds forming a geyser with it. Clyde thinks it is good, and claims everyone is going to vote for Lincoln, but when they upload the video he gets no votes at all.

Clyde says the reason nobody is voting for Lincoln is because of a video called "Hamstacam", which got 50 votes. Annoyed, Lincoln wonders, "what's so great about a dumb hamster?", which offends Geo. Lincoln then states he's awesome. A comment appears asking him to check out Lincoln's sister's website. They click the link to see it is Luan's website. Lincoln is shocked to see that Luan has 50,000 followers, and hopes Luan can help them win. Upstairs, in her room, Luan examines the video, but doesn't think it is good. She states that stunts aren't gonna cut it. Desperate to know how to make an entertaining video, he asks her how and she says to follow her number #1 rule: to always keep your camera on you, as you never know when you'll find "comedy gold".

Outside, Lincoln and Clyde are trying to find humorous stuff to film. Clyde spots Lynn repeatedly bouncing a soccer ball on her head counting how many times she can do so near a rake and Clyde wonders if she will get hit by the rake. Lincoln gets an idea and both of them hide in a bush. While Lynn is counting, she accidentally stumbles backwards and gets hit by the rake, stumbles backwards and trips on the soccer ball, falls backwards onto the trampoline and is bounced into the soda-filled pool, getting drenched.

Lincoln is astonished by this and thinks the only way to beat Hamstacam is by filming his ten sisters. A montage plays of the duo filming Lincoln's sisters doing embarrassing and funny things. Once the video is uploaded, his classmates are impressed and vote for him. Once they make fun of his sisters, he regrets this. As Clyde and Lincoln walk home, the latter says his sisters will never know about it. Unfortunately for him, as he opens the door, he reveals his sisters standing irrationally enraged, that Lincoln embarrassed them and he explains that he wanted to win a trophy like the girls, only for them to be too furious at him. Upon seeing the humiliating videos of themselves, they all disown him, and pretend to get rid of their brother.

He tries to apologize by showing respect to them, but to no avail. First, he goes to Luna to let him explain the situation but blasts him out with heavy metal frustration. Next, he tries to apologize to Lori and Leni, who refuse to forgive him and state that he disgusts them. He also fails to make Lola and Lana forgive him and the former declares he's no longer invited to her birthday parties. Lisa drops a note under her door, telling Lincoln she'll get revenge. Lynn and Lucy are next and the latter tells Lincoln that she now has no brother. Lastly, he turns to Luan because she was the one who told him to do it, but she says that he broke the rule to never upload the video without anyone's permission before expelling him by closing the door on him.

Upset at the situation, he immediately deletes the video, thus disqualifying himself. Lincoln gets an idea of how he can make it up to his sisters. He runs to Luan to help him, and she opens her closet to show him many video tapes from Lincoln's past. He then uploads a new video of him doing embarrassing and funny things to himself this time, but to Lincoln's dismay his classmates tease him (except for one named Cristina, who is shocked that Lincoln has a crush on her) and say that his new video isn't going to help him win the contest.

Lincoln finally made the case.

To make matters worse, after he sadly walks home, hoping his sisters will reconcile with him, he opens the door to reveal that his sisters are still irrationally enraged, like in the previous scene. He is mortified that it didn't work, causing himself to confess the truth, explaining that he embarrassed himself to make it up to them. However, instead of being angry, they are happy and joyful that he embarrassed himself to get even, and they walk up to him, and forgive him, especially since Lincoln's video was much worse than theirs. Luan consoles Lincoln about not winning the trophy, and Lori says they appreciate what he did and give him a small trophy. Grateful, Lincoln thanks them. After Luna, Lynn and Lola embrace him, he runs to the trophy case and puts it in his empty spot.

The trophy has a #1 on the top, and says "Most Improved Brother" on the bottom. Lincoln is glad that he finally receive a trophy. He then awkwardly says Cristina is switching classes, but is even more glad that his sisters no longer disrespect and hate him and that he finally made the case. Someone can be heard passing gas, much to Lincoln's confusion. It turns out it was Lori who let it out, and she lies by angrily stating it was her shoes, as her siblings just stare at her in disbelief.


Lisa, Artie, Lindsay, Penelope, and Cristina have no lines in this episode.


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

  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Title card, opening]
  Olympic Triumph A - Brian Brasher, Cody Westheimer [Lincoln running a marathon]
  ? [Lincoln trying to do karate]
  ? ["And the winner of the Little Miss Cutie Pie Pageant is..."]
  The Loud House Theme Song - Michelle Lewis, Doug Rockwell, Chris Savino [Lincoln shooting a video]
  ? [Luan making a joke about Clyde picking his nose]
  ? [Lynn counting]
  Brattish Empire - Ben Standage, Peter Fraser [Montage of Lincoln shooting videos of his sisters]
  Night Talking - Anthony Hymas [Lincoln realizing his sisters would pulverize him]
  Another Big Surprise - Andrew Pearce [Lincoln opening the door to see his sisters know]
  Eye Spy (a) - Justin Nicholls ["Lori, I'm sorry! Wait!"]
  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Luna playing guitar]
  ? ["Vengeance shall be mine"]
  Magic By Candlelight - Marian McPartland [Lincoln deleting his video]
  E for Effort - Lorne Balfe [Lincoln comes up with an idea]
  The Evil Twins - Gregor Narholz [Comedy Fort Knox]
  E for Effort - Lorne Balfe [Lincoln shooting a video]
  Brattish Empire - Ben Standage, Peter Fraser [Montage of Lincoln's recorded videos]
  Shortz 'N' Sneakaz - Kully B, Gussy G [Lincoln dancing]
  Brattish Empire - Ben Standage, Peter Fraser [Montage returns]
  Old Sleepy Head (a) - Clem Clempson, Hugh Burns [Lincoln going home]
  Another Big Surprise - Andrew Pearce [Lincoln sees his sisters still upset]
  Pop Punk - Doug Rockwell [Lincoln's sisters give him a trophy]

Physical distribution

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


  • It is revealed that Lincoln and Clyde were in 5th Grade prior to Season 5.[1]
  • Edwin is a character from The Vampires of Melancholia,[2] which was said to be Lucy's favorite show in "Left in the Dark."[3]
  • Luan says that the unspoken rule is never post a video without their permission. She said she never a video without their permission earlier ago.
  • Though Lily is an infant, she realizes what Lincoln has done when Lori shows her the humiliating video involving her and her sisters, but Lincoln recorded no videos of her.

Five sisters have trophies, while the remaining five have none.

  • Lincoln wasn't the only sibling without a trophy in the case; Lori, Leni, Luan, Lucy, and Lana didn't have trophies as well.
    • However, Lana later won the tiara from the Little Miss Prim and Perfect Pageant in "Toads and Tiaras."
  • Things Lincoln recorded his sisters doing:
    • Lori - Checking if the coast is clear so she can break wind.
    • Leni and Lisa - Walking/running into the wall.
    • Luna - Ripping her pants after doing a split, exposing her underwear.
    • Lynn - Walking into a rake, and falling into a pool of soda and breath mints.
    • Lucy - Kissing her bust of Edwin.
    • Lana - Chewing gum from the trash.
    • Lola - Photos of her from numerous pageants, and showing her sleeping with a brace, and with very messy hair.
      • Luan and Lily were the only sisters not seen being recorded by Lincoln.
  • This is the first episode to not have Lincoln's physical appearance on the title card. He instead appears as the golden statuette on a trophy.
  • If one looks closely on Lisa's certificate in the trophy case, it reads: "In recognition of her accomplishments in the field of science, most notably the creation of ketchup mixed with mustard."
  • This is the first episode to use Pop Punk as the title card music. However, this episode uses a different portion of the track in the title card than most others do.

Better watch out for her.

  • Innuendo:
    • Lynn's sports certificate reads "Kicks A+", a subtle reference to the phrase "kicks a**".
    • One of the tapes of Lincoln's embarrassing moments is titled "[unknown] Murders [...] Lincoln."
  • This episode reveals several things about Lincoln through the labels on Luan's tapes:
    • He once cried for three hours.
    • He has broken his tailbone once.
    • He has ruined Christmas once, Halloween once, and Arbor Day twice.
  • This episode reveals that when Lucy is mad at Lincoln, she sometimes claims he is no longer her brother.[4]
  • Irony:
    • The embarrassing videos of Leni and Lisa both involved them walking into the wall.
    • Lucy angrily tells Lincoln he made her look like a freak despite her morbid and spooky personality which develops in later episodes.
    • As mentioned above, one of the tapes reveals Lincoln once ruined Halloween. Lincoln would end up almost ruining Halloween again.[5]
    • Lori is angry at Lincoln for secretly filming her farting but at the end of the episode, she ends up farting with all of her siblings present.


  • Making the Case - The title of this episode means to make an argument in favor of something/someone.
  • YouTube - The layout of the unnamed video website resembles this video-sharing service.
  • Twilight - Edwin's name is a reference to Edward Cullen, the vampire teen from this novel series.
  • What's Happening!! - One of Lincoln's embarrassing moments from the video has him dancing while dressed up as the character Rerun, even his dancing steps are based on those of him.
  • Minecraft - When Lincoln reads the comment for his 5th grade video contest video, the profile picture references a Creeper, a hostile entity from this 2009 sandbox video game.
  • Diet Coke and Mentos eruption - Lincoln's first attempt for a video uses mints and diet soda as a stunt to attract viewers.
  • LOL - Luan's comedy channel "Luan Out Loud" is based on this Internet Slang acronym, which means laugh out loud or lots of laughs.
  • The Bachelor - One of Lincoln's embarrassing moments from the video has him crying to an episode of this dating game show.

You can tell someone is creative when they name things after movies.


  • When Lincoln is opening the case to put his trophy in, in the top right row of the case is a golden gramophone as Luna's trophy, but after he put the trophy in, the golden gramophone is gone.

Lily only has two trophies in her case.

  • Lily has five trophies in the beginning of the episode, and later, only two are seen.
  • When Lincoln opens the front door to reveal his mad sisters, Luna and Lynn are standing to Lori's right, while Leni, Lisa, and Lily are standing to her left, but in the next shot when they are criticizing Lincoln, their locations are reversed.
    • The same thing happens towards the end, when Lincoln comes home after he made the embarrassing video of himself.
  • When Clyde tells Lincoln "They know", he has a chipped tooth.
  • When Lincoln is sleeping with Bun-Bun, his shirt is blue instead of his trademark color orange. This could be because it is dark, thus changing the color of his clothing; yet in other episodes, his clothes don't change color.
  • When Lana blows a bubble after grabbing her gum from the trash, the buttons on her suspenders are white when her usual color scheme is shown.
  • When Lincoln hits his hand on the wood board his eyes are wide open and his hand is red, but when he gets put in the ambulance it is normal colored and his eyes are half open.
  • It's unknown why Lana would be embarrassed of grabbing gum from the trash since she's known for her gross habits.
  • Possible plot hole: Lincoln walking into Lori's fart would not really be embarrassing for him since he didn't know that Lori farted where he walked.


  1. Loud, Lincoln (May 3, 2016). "Making the Case" (in English). The Loud House. Season 1. Episode 2b. "The 5th Grade Video Contest."
  2. Loud, Lucy (May 2, 2016). "Left in the Dark" (in English). The Loud House. Season 1. Episode 1a. "I can't miss my vampires. Edwin is so cold and tormented and mysterious."
  3. Loud, Lucy (May 2, 2016). "Left in the Dark" (in English). The Loud House. Season 1. Episode 1a. "It's the season premiere of my favorite show, Vampires of Melancholia."
  4. Loud, Lucy (May 3, 2016). "Making the Case" (in English). The Loud House. Season 1. Episode 2b. "I have no brother! I know I say that a lot, but this time...I mean it."
  5. "Tricked" (in English). The Loud House. Season 2. Episode 24. October 13, 2017.

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