The Loud family engages in a reading challenge at the library, but Lola refuses to participate.
In the living room, Lincoln informs his family that the local library is holding a reading challenge, and whoever can read the most books will win an entire night at Spunk E. Pigeon's Pizza Palooza Paradise. Immediately, the family is excited, and prepare to head off to the library to get their books. After checking out a horde of books, the family arrives back home to get ready, but Lola is the only member who hasn't checked out a book, saying that reading is "boring." Realizing that Lola's failure to participate will cost them their chances of winning the challenge, the family suggests on trying to persuade Lola into reading a book.
Sometime later, as Lola get herself ready for a tea party, her family tries to convince her about all the interesting facts they can learn from books, but Lola simply rejects all of their offers. Unhappy with their failures, Lincoln realizes that they can try to persuade her with a book that features a topic she's interested in. Lincoln tries to persuade Lola with books about mysteries, tea party etiquette, fairies, and unicorns, but she just rejects the offers once again. While heading to the bathroom, Lincoln blocks the entrance and puts his foot down, refusing to let Lola in until she decides to read a book. Lola eventually decides to read a princess themed book, just so Lincoln can stop pestering her.
Later on, the family arrives to the library, and tell the librarian about the amount of books they read. Impressed at how many books they've read, the librarian makes them take a quiz to make sure they actually did read the books. The librarian takes a book, asks a question pertaining to a specific plot point, and the family answers the questions. The family manages to complete the quiz with flying colors, but when Lola is asked a question related to the princess book she reluctantly agreed to read, she gives off an incorrect answer, resulting in the entire family getting disqualified. Unhappy with their loss, Lincoln reminds them that the contest deadline is at 5:00, and it's only 3:00. He says that he'll use the next two hours to teach Lola how to read so they can get a second chance at the quiz. Accepting the offer, the family drives off, while Lincoln and Lola stay behind.
Lincoln tries to help Lola, but Lola, not wanting to continue reading, tries to evade Lincoln, eventually getting into a scuffle. During their fighting, Lola reveals that she finds it difficult to read. When Lincoln questions her, Lola explains that though she can read a little, she has trouble with learning how to read more and that was why she didn't want to participate in the reading contest. Feeling sympathetic for Lola, Lincoln decides to help Lola learn how to read, to which she's grateful for. In the study room, Lincoln teaches Lola how to properly pronounce specific words. Two and a half hours later, Lola successfully reads the entire book, but the moment she and Lincoln exit, the family angrily confronts them, saying they missed the deadline. Lincoln attempts to take the blame to spare Lola, but Lola decides to step in, admitting to the rest of the family that she had trouble with reading before, but with Lincoln's help, she realizes that reading is not as hard as she thought it was, and now she has a newfound interest. Now knowing the whole story, the family forgives Lola and apologizes as well for forcing her to read in the first place, and for not helping her to learn either.
Later on, as the family watches TV, they notice that their house smells like pizza. Following the scent, the family discovers that Lola is making pizza with dozens of miniature ovens, because she has learned how to make pizza from a cookbook, and is doing this as a way to make up for missing the contest. Happy with Lola's act of kindness, the family eats the pizza with pleasure. As they eat, the family discovers that Lisa is being chased by the librarian, because she owes the library $50,000 in overdue fines.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - The joke that Wetta quizzes Luan on comes from a "Carnac the Magnificent" sketch. The sketch involved Johnny Carson, as Carnac, divining the answer to a joke that had yet to be told. On August 5, 1981, "Carnac" divined the answer "sis-boom-bah" to the setup: "Describe the sound made when a sheep explodes." The joke was so funny that Carson, his sidekick, Ed McMahon, and the audience burst into hysterical laughter for nearly two minutes.
In the first photographed memory of Lola's love for pizza being shown, her tongue is colored the same as her skin.
In each of the photographed memories of Lola's love for pizza, Lola's eyelashes are disconnected.
It is unlikely that Lisa could have owed $50,000 in late fees to the library. Fines are generally not uncapped, but reach a maximum value related to the replacement cost of the book. At the New York Public Library for example, borrowing fees are suspended once a cardholder owes $15.
And it is unknown why the parents didn't realize Lisa has owed those fines.
Possible: When Lincoln suggests Lola to read Unicorn University, she refuses by stating that she already saw its film adaptation. However, this would be an empty argument, since film adaptations tend to diverge from their source material.
However, this could be dismissed as another excuse.
Possible: Lola said that it's too hard for her to read, But she has no problem reading Lincoln's coffee note that says "World's Best Dad!" in "Ties That Bind".
However, she was probably just talking about reading books.
Lucy's plan to chain Lola and pretend that she and Lana were split personalities would not actually work, since the librarian saw them together at the library.
However, it is possible because the librarian at first forgot to quiz Lola when quizzing the family.
Possible: The Yates Family are seen to be doing the contest for the pizza party, however, the Yates stated in "Future Tense" that they don't do dairy. However, some of the pizza may have not had cheese or had low-lactose cheese.
Possible: Lily is included in the contest despite being too young to read. However, Rita and Lynn Sr. may have been reading to her, which still counted due to her age.