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Episode Information

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

Plot

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

Synopsis

Luna meets Chunk at 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.

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 gets 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 depressed. 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 her advice, she 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 of beef jerky, Luna faints. With dental hygiene not working out for her, Luna goes to work with her Dad as a waiter. 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 a 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 how she'll be working in IT instead since she believes she won't make it as a rock star. But then she 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 gave up music a long time ago. She goes to see his band play 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 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.

S3E03A Chunk and Luna playing the guitar

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.

Cast

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

Songs

Trivia

  • This is the first episode, along with "A Fridge Too Far", to air at 6pm (EST.)
  • In broadcast order, this is the first episode of Season 3.
  • This episode and "A Fridge Too Far", are the second pair of episodes to air on Nick, NickToons, and TeenNick at the same time. The first two were "The Crying Dame" and "Anti-Social".
  • 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. One of the bumps on the circle represents his cowlick.
  • This marks the first time that the staff from Royal Woods High School are seen.
  • When Luna cheers Chunk, the guy whose hair covers their eyes is the Ride Operator from "A Fair to Remember".
  • 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" made of beef jerky.
  • When Mrs. Vaporciyan plays the trombone, part of the Nickelodeon theme song is heard.
  • When Luna visits Mr. Grouse work the code that he was working had the name "My.Yard-My.Property" and "Luna.Rockz".
  • So far in the series, Luna makes the most song references in this episode.
Roadie to Nowhere Production Details

Production Details for this episode

  • On Nickelodeon.nl, production details are listed for it just after the intro concludes.
  • This is the first episode in the Latin American dub of the series, where we can hear a character singing an undubbed song. In fact, the Mrs. Johnson few dialogues were undubbed.
  • In the Latin American dub, since there's 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" (reference to Aretha Franklin' song) it is replaced by "Entiendo" (I get it) since the word doesn't have the same meaning in Spanish.

References

  • Roadie to Nowhere - The title of this episode is a parody of the 1985 Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere".
  • 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 happens to be taking place in less than two weeks from this episode's air date.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - One of the Royal Rumble judges wears an attire similar to SpongeBob's.
  • Victorious - The karaoke bar in the episode shares the same name with the one in Victorious.
  • Joan Jett - Luna's song "Crazy Rock 'n' Roll Dream" sounds similar in tune to "Bad Reputation".

Errors

  • When Luna first joins Mr. Grouse in his job, her eyelashes are missing.
  • When Luna's performing at the end, her guitar strap overlaps her body instead of just going over her shoulder.
  • In the credits, Lisa isn't listed in the credits even though she did speak.

Running Gag

  • Luna trying to find a new occupation, and being fired from it after different scenarios.

Clips


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