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Episode Information

"Predict Ability" is the fortieth episode of the third season, and the one-hundred-forty-first episode of The Loud House.

Plot

After discovering he has rituals, Lincoln worries he's predictable and vows to change it up.

Synopsis

While waiting for the bathroom, Lincoln is informed by Lisa that the bathroom is all his, commenting how he always goes the bathroom at precisely 7:03 AM. Later on, Lynn Sr. asks the kids what they would like for breakfast this morning, but Lynn Sr. has already made Lincoln's order in advance, where he points out that he always wants a breakfast burrito with extra cheese and no taters in it. Then while combing his hair, Lincoln is told by his sisters to hurry up before they're late for school, and when he jumps into the van, Lucy and Lola tell Lincoln that he's always the last one to leave the house, and comment why he takes so long, despite wearing the same orange polo every day. At school, Mrs. Johnson announces that they're going to study astronomy, and Mrs. Johnson comments that she knows that Lincoln will pick Clyde as his partner, with Zach commenting that Lincoln always chooses Clyde to be his partner. During gym class, Coach Pacowski informs his students that today, they're going to be climbing rope, and Lincoln not wanting to do that, tries to excuse himself, but Coach Pacowski already excuses him, stating how Lincoln always excuses himself to avoid climbing rope.

That night, Lincoln has a nightmare where he can't stop thinking about what everyone has told him (even his teeth fall out and tell him that he's boring because of how predictable he is). This causes Lincoln to wake up in panic, and declares that he is predictable, and decides that he needs a new strategy to change things up a bit.

The next day, Lincoln wakes up an hour early to use the bathroom, tells his father that he would like biscuits and gravy with hot sauce instead, digs through a box of hand-me-down clothes for a new look, and enters the van earlier than everyone else. These sudden changes impress his family, saying that they weren't expecting Lincoln to be so different. At school, Mrs. Johnson announces that they're going to be practicing calligraphy, and Lincoln suddenly states that he wants Stella to be his partner instead of Clyde. This causes Clyde to hyperventilate, since he's aghast to the idea of Lincoln being different. During gym class, Lincoln surprises Coach Pacowski by saying that he volunteers to climb the rope first, and successfully does so, but at the same time, Clyde, fearing Lincoln's new personality, calls up Dr. Lopez, saying that he might have a panic attack.

The next day, Lincoln attempts to copy what he did yesterday, but thinking that the results will be predictable, decides to go with a new look, impressing everyone again. Before long, Lincoln begins wearing a new outfit, and doing a different routine every day, much to everyone's surprise, but to Clyde's distress. Soon enough, Lincoln runs out of hand-me-down clothes to wear, and when he takes a nap in the box, he has another nightmare, this time, his family and classmates tell him that no matter how hard he tries to be unpredictable, they've already seen him do it before. This causes Lincoln to wake up in a panic yet again, and ponder his situation.

S3E22A We don't think you're boring

Lincoln's not the only one who has a daily routine.

When Lincoln and the younger sisters are dropped off at the elementary school, Lincoln announces to them that he was being so unpredictable the past few days because he feared that he was so predictable, nobody wanted to hang out with him anymore. The sisters and classmates, confused at what Lincoln means, tell him that he's not boring, stating that they too have their own daily habits, which relieves Lincoln, now knowing that he's not alone. Suddenly, Clyde runs up to Lincoln and hugs him, wishing him to never change.

Cast

Luna, Luan, Rita, Rusty, and Joy have no lines in this episode. Lily was credited in the episode but doesn't speak.

Trivia

  • This is the first episode to air in 2019.
  • This episode reveals that Lincoln follows a daily routine so much, his family, classmates, and teachers already know what's in his mind even before he can say it.
  • Lincoln was wearing the same deep sea diving gear from "Legends" as one of the different outfits he wore in his school day.
  • According to Zach, Lincoln and Clyde have been working as a team since they were in kindergarten.
  • This episode reveals some of the characters' daily routines:
    • Lori wears the same pair of shorts every day.
    • Lynn always farts when she sneezes.
    • Zach always watches the same alien movie before going to bed.
    • Lana can't pass by the dumpster without checking it to see if she could find something to eat.
  • This episode reveals that Pop-Pop used to wear a kilt.
  • During Lincoln's first nightmare, his teeth fall out and tell him that he's boring. In reality, a dream where one's teeth fall out is a sign of anxiety.
  • This episode is currently the lowest viewed episode of the entire series with 1.03 million viewers.

References

  • Predict Ability - The title is of this episode is a pun of "predictability".

Errors

  • After Clyde bumps into Coach Pacowski, he disappears when the camera zooms out.
  • During Lincoln's second nightmare, Lucy is between Leni and Rita in the crowd. In a wide shot of the crowd, she is next to Lori and Lana while Luan is between Leni and Rita.
    • Also in the wide shot of the crowd, Lola is next to Lisa while in the close up shot, Lola is nowhere to be seen.

Running Gags

  • Lincoln wearing different outfits and doing different routines.
  • Clyde under stress about Lincoln doing different things.

Video

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