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"Roadie to Nowhere" is the fourth episode of the third season and the one-hundred-fifth episode of The Loud House.


Luna learns Chunk was like her in high school, and worries that her ambition to be a rocker is unrealistic.


Luna meets Chunk in the driveway, who was sleeping in his van so he wouldn't be late for her audition for the Royal Rumble. After her performance (and a stage dive), Mrs. Vaporciyan tells her that she passed and Luna excitedly exclaims, "Next stop, rock 'n' roll fame!". Mrs. Vaporciyan then meets Chunk and recognizes him as Chester Monk, since she was his first teacher in his first year after moving from England, and tells Luna that he also headlined the Royal Rumble. During the trip back home, Luna asks him about it and Chunk shows her his yearbook and finds his name, along with the words, "Next stop, rock 'n' roll fame!". He then pulls over to pick up an old washing machine, and Luna begins to worry that she won't make it as a rock star and will end up living in a van, just like Chunk.

Luna and Chunk prepares for the Royal Rumble.

So, she sets out on finding a better career in music. Luna starts off with applying at a record store and is hired, but after scaring off her first customer, she is fired. Then, Luna gets hired to be DJ at a karaoke bar, but then she is fired after interrupting Mrs. Johnson while she was singing. Back at home, Lisa is making her weekly DNA cheek swabs and notices Luna looking despondent. She confides to her little sister how she is worried about her future and can't find any other way to fit into the music business other than being a rock star. Lisa then suggests that she tries careers based on health care, food service, and technology.

Taking Lisa's advice, Luna goes to work with her Mom as a dentist, and Flip comes in for his checkup, which Rita notes that he is ten years overdue. After watching her Mom clean out so much gunk from his teeth and tried to remove a false tooth made from beef jerky, Luna faints. With dental hygiene not working out for her, Luna goes to work with her Dad as a waiter at the Aloha Comrade restaurant. With Scoots as her first customer, she serves her a salad, but she complains that she asked for extra bacon. After Luna adds more bacon, Scoots complains that the cheese smells bad, which Luna removes, but then Scoots complains there's too much bacon, causing Luna to snap and her Dad takes over. She then moves on to work in IT with Mr. Grouse. He tries to debug code on a computer, but then a "Catastrophic Error" pops up. Luna steps in and manages to fix it, stating that she learned about computers from recording music. Satisfied with the results, Mr. Grouse tells her that she has a future in IT.

Back at the high school, Luna tells Mrs. Vaporciyan that she is dropping out of the Royal Rumble, and explains how she'll be working in IT instead since she believes she won't make it as a rock star. Luna then discovers a flyer for Chunk and his band "Chunk & the Pieces", and they're having a concert that night in The Red Herring, much to Luna's surprise since she assumed that Chunk had given up on music a long time ago. She goes to see his band perform and cheers for him in the crowd. He also uses the washing machine as a part of his performance, which explains why he picked it up earlier. After the concert, Luna talks with Chunk backstage and asks if he was upset that he didn't make it as a rock star - but he tells her that despite the fact that his band never made it big, he still enjoys playing with them and he's doing what he loves doing, and that's his definition of 'making it'. He further explains he doesn't live in his van, he only sleeps in it the night before a big gig. Realizing that her love for music is not a hindrance in her life, she no longer feels insecure about her future and decides to continue her dream as a rock star.

Rock star and roadie rock the stage together.

And so, Luna performs at the Royal Rumble for an entire audience, including her family. During her performance, she mixed her lyrics based on what she experienced throughout the day and even welcomes Chunk on the stage as "rumble royalty" and he performs alongside her. The performance was a major success as the crowd cheers for them both.


Lincoln, Lori, Leni, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lana, Lola, Lily, Becky, Teri, Whitney, Mollie, Pam, Mazzy and Girl Jordan have no lines in this episode.


Physical distribution

This episode is available on the "Road Tripped", "The Complete Third Season", and "Saison 3 intégrale" DVDs.


  • This is the first episode aired in 2018.
    • Although this episode premiered in 2018, it was made in 2017 according to the credits.
  • In broadcast order, this is the first episode of Season 3.
  • This episode reveals that Chunk's real name is Chester Monk.
  • Lincoln appears on the title card as the orange sticker on the bottom speaker.
  • This marks the first time that the staff from Royal Woods High School are seen.
  • This episode reveals that Flip doesn't take care of his dental hygiene, stating that running his store is more urgent. As such, he lost one of his molars and made a replacement "tooth" out of beef jerky.
  • This is the first episode where Lincoln appears without dialogue.
  • When Mrs. Vaporciyan plays the trombone, part of the Nickelodeon theme song is heard.
  • When Luna visits Mr. Grouse, some the code that he input read "My.Yard-My.Property" and "Luna.Rockz".
  • So far, Luna makes the most song references in this episode.

Production Details for this episode

  • On, production details are listed for it just after the intro concludes.
  • Luna breaks the fourth wall near the end of the episode by winking at the audience.

International edits

  • In the Hebrew dub, Scoots complains about the tomatoes in her salad rather than the bacon.
  • In the Latin American Spanish dub, since there was no British accent. Lynn Sr. was talking about music equipment with Chunk, and Luna says that he studied one-semester music. Also, when Luna says to Lisa "Respect" (a reference to Aretha Franklin's song) it is replaced by "Entiendo" (I get it) since the word doesn't have the same meaning in Spanish.


  • Roadie to Nowhere - The title of this episode is a parody of the 1985 Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere".
  • The Beatles - After Luna landed on the three people after performing the stage dive, she said to her teacher "Sorry dude, I hope I passed the audition." This is a reference to John Lennon jokingly signing-off "I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition." at the end of the song "Get Back."
  • Eek-A-Mouse - Luna mentions his song "Too Young to Understand."
  • Aretha Franklin - Luna mentions her song "Respect."
  • Billy Ray Cyrus - Luna mentions his song "Achy Breaky Heart."
  • Royal Rumble - The school event at which Luna performs shares a name with an annual WWE pay-per-view event/match type, the Royal Rumble, which happened to take place less than two weeks after this episode premiered.
  • Joan Jett - Luna's song "Crazy Rock 'n' Roll Dream" resembles "Bad Reputation."
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - A man is seen wearing clothes looking similar to SpongeBob's. Also, the music from the Aloha Comrade plays the Hawaiian Breeze theme from the series.


  • During the record store scene, Luna's staff badge switched from her left side to her right side, then back to her left side.

Luna's guitar strap overlaps her body instead of her shoulder.

  • When Luna's performing at the end, her guitar strap overlaps her body instead of going over her shoulder.
  • In the same scene, her shoulder disappears.
    • Also, to make matters worse in the same scene, she is not playing her guitar the accurate way. Instead she is strumming behind it.
  • In the credits, Lisa is not listed despite her having a speaking role.

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