Episode Information

"Saved by the Spell" is the tenth episode (eleventh in production order) of the fifth season, and the two-hundred-ninth episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Lincoln's friends try to stop him from performing a magic act at the middle school talent show.

Synopsis

At the Loud House, the siblings are having breakfast. As they eat, Lincoln shows off some magic tricks by making some of their food disappear and pulling eggs from behind their ears. Lincoln explains to his sisters that the middle school is hosting a talent show, as he decides to do a magician's act.

At the middle school, Lincoln and his friends play dodgeball during gym class. As they play, they bring up that the talent show is coming up, and they still haven't decided on what to do so they can come off as cool to their peers. After some thinking, Zach comes up with the idea of having them do a dance number. While everyone is in support of this idea, Lincoln says that he's going solo, because he wants to do a magic act. This causes Lincoln's friends to huddle around him and tell him that he should reconsider, saying that magic is too immature for middle school. However, Lincoln remains adamant at doing his magic act, and his friends now make it their mission to stop Lincoln from doing his act.

Later, the friends try to come up with ways to prevent Lincoln from doing his magic act. First, Liam suggests stealing his magic kit from his locker, but but the endless handkerchief gets tangled around him. Second, Rusty suggests showing off some of the dance moves he has planned in the cafeteria, but accidentally kicks Lincoln into a trash can. Third, Zach decides to use a stopwatch to hypnotize Lincoln with Clyde's help (much to his dismay, as scheming gives him upset stomach), but doesn't succeed (although he does succeed in hypnotizing Meryl, who starts to dance). As the gang meets outside the school, bemoaning that they didn't succeed in getting Lincoln to abandon his magic act, Stella says that she knows someone who can help them.

Later, as Lincoln exits Gus' Games and Grub, he discovers a Swiss yodeler blowing a horn. The yodeler introduces himself as Yodel Boy. When Lincoln questions if that's his real name, Yodel Boy explains that he used to have a real name, but got stuck with his current one because when he tried to do a yodeling performance for his middle school's talent show, he was mocked by the audience, who chanted "Yodel Boy" at him. When Yodel Boy states that his reputation was tarnished throughout his middle school years because of that, Lincoln now fears that magic will ruin his reputation and heads off. Unbeknownst to him, Yodel Boy was actually Stella in disguise, and the others were eavesdropping on the whole conversation. At the middle school, Lincoln meets up with his friends, and tells them about an encounter he had with a yodeler who convinced him to ditch his magic act, and tells them that he's going to join them with their dance number, much to their silent glee.

At night, the talent show is taking place. As the gang gets themselves ready for their dance number, Clyde accidentally opens a locker that reveals the Yodel Boy costume. Despite Stella's lie that they're actually hers, Clyde, after one too many upset stomachs after having to lie to his best friend, admits that they tricked him in order to prevent him from doing his magic act, saying that they were just looking out for him. Upset and angered over this deception, Lincoln proceeds to leave. At that moment, the gang is told that it's their time to perform. They walk onto the stage and start to do their dance number, but only after a few seconds, they state that they can't do it, wracked with guilt after lying to their friend to prevent him from doing something he loves. As the audience begins to laugh at them after confessing what they had done, Lincoln suddenly arrives in his magician's suit, ready to perform some magic. After doing some tricks while using his friends as his assistants, Lincoln puts on a performance that the audience ends up loving. After the performance, the gang apologizes to Lincoln for doubting him, and they all reconcile. As they hug, they hear the audience cheering, even though he was the last act. It turns out the audience is cheering for Meryl, who's still hypnotized and dancing. As she dances, she falls over and regains consciousness, questioning how she got to the stage.

Cast

Lynn Sr., Unnamed Girl #1, and Pat have no lines in this episode. Lisa also has no lines, but she is listed in the credits for briefly yelping when Lincoln shoves her off her seat.

Trivia

References

  • Saved by the Spell - The title of this episode is a pun on the idiom "saved by the bell", which means to be saved at the last possible second.
  • Peaches & Herb - When Clyde tells Lincoln their idea of singing and dancing a number, he mentions this duo's 1978 song "Shake Your Groove Thing".

Errors

  • When "Yodel Boy" took off his wig, parts of it disappears.
  • When Lincoln made his clothes disappear in gym class, the tips of his cowlick and hair strands are trimmed for a second.

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