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


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


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, excuse himself, making Coach Pacowski comment that Lincoln always excuses himself to avoid climbing rope.

After everyone balks on Lincoln's routine, he needs to change things up.

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.

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. But then, Coach Pacowski tells Lincoln that they're doing pole vaulting in gym class, and that Lincoln's gonna wanna go first, putting Lincoln back to square one.


Luna, Luan, Rita, Rusty, Joy, and Lance have no lines in this episode, but they were heard booing, groaning, and cheering. While Lily is credited in the episode, she doesn't speak, although she is heard crying off-screen.

Physical distribution

This episode is available on the "Cooked" and "Saison 3 intégrale" DVDs and will also be available on the "The Complete Third Season" DVD.


  • This is the first episode to air in 2019.
  • This is the lowest viewed episode of Season 3.
  • 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.
  • Some of the outfits Lincoln wears are from previous episodes:
  • According to Zach, Lincoln and Clyde have been working as a team since they were in kindergarten.
  • This episode reveals some of the characters' quirks:
    • 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.
    • Lincoln pees at 7:03 AM every morning, likes breakfast burritos with extra cheese and no potatoes, is always the last one to leave the house in the morning, always chooses Clyde as his study partner, and doesn't like rope climbing.
  • This episode reveals that Pop-Pop used to wear a kilt.
  • If Lincoln's second nightmare is correct, then he has blue eyes.
  • 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 reveals that Lana has apparently toilet trained Hops, as she takes him to the toilet in this episode.


  • Predict Ability - The title is of this episode is a pun of "predictability".
  • Aladdin - The way Lincoln grumpily eats his breakfast burrito is similar to how Abu does the same with some bread he and Aladdin stole in this 1992 animated Disney film.
  • Vertigo - Lincoln falling down the volcano in his second nightmare is a reference to this 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film.


"Lucy isn't comfortable with the position she is in,..."

" that is why she is over here now."

  • When Lincoln is adding syrup to his sushi, a closeup shot shows that the sushi has bay leaves on the sides, which were not visible in the wide shots.
  • 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.
  • In the scene where Lincoln told Luan use the bathroom before him, the cuffs on Luan's night attire around her arms, legs and neck are yellow instead of white.


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