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Episode Information

"Scales of Justice" is the twenty-sixth episode of the third season, and the one-hundred-twenty-seventh episode of The Loud House.

Plot

Lana springs into action when she learns her favorite fish are in jeopardy of losing their home to construction.

Synopsis

Lana is hanging out with her favorite fish at Tall Timbers Park, the Fishmans, who also have happened to lay hundreds of eggs. As she plays with them, a bulldozer suddenly arrives. When Lana asks the bulldozer driver what the big deal is, he states that the park had been sold and is going to be the location of a new Mustard Warehouse. Realizing the danger the Fishmans are in, Lana has Hops secretly dismantle the bulldozer, prompting the driver to leave so he can get the tools to fix it.

Heading home, Lana learns from Rita and Lynn Sr. that in order for her to save the Fishmans from getting killed, she has to get people to sign a petition. However, when she needs to collect 10,000 signatures, and the petition doesn't actually stop the construction of the warehouse (but instead delays the construction), Lana decides to go an easier route by disguising herself as a lake monster (after Leni mistook Lana for a monster due to being covered completely in mud). Recruiting the animals, Lana, Hops, and the animals successfully scare off the construction worker from the day before to stop him from doing any damage by posing as a menacing swamp monster, but not before taking a screenshot of the "monster" he's seeing. With the construction worker gone, Lana believes she has successfully saved the Fishmans.

Sometime later, Lana arrives back home and learns from the news that because of the construction worker's sighting of a "monster", the construction of the Mustard Warehouse will be relocated, much to Lana's joy. Unfortunately, when Lana heads back to the lake the next day, she's shocked to discover dozens of people surrounding the lake, waiting for the monster to reappear. Clearly annoyed at this turn of events, Lana and the animals bring out their monster disguise and scare a bunch of people at a different park. Although the plan succeeds in getting rid of everyone at Tall Timbers Park, karma rears its ugly head when it is revealed that the park Lana just scared a bunch of people at was going to be the new location of the Mustard Warehouse, but because of the "monster's" new sighting, construction at Tall Timbers has resumed. Realizing that she can't do the same stunt again, Lana eventually goes the hard route by trying to collect 10,000 signatures. Despite her efforts, Lana barely manages to make 10,000 signatures and admits defeat. Suddenly, Lisa discovers one of Lana's photos of her with the Fishmans, and realizes that the Fishmans are an endangered species of sturgeon, and are therefore protected by law.

S3E14A All of the Fishmans are protected

The fish are safe and sound in their new home. Thanks to Lana.

With the lake now protected from any construction, Lana is happy to know that the Fishmans can raise their babies without any harm whatsoever.

Cast

Lincoln, Lori, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lola, Lily, Dana, Renee, and Teen Girl have no lines in this episode.

Trivia

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the fact that fish have scales.
  • Lincoln appears on the title card as the mudball on the left scale; this is supported by his hairline being visible, and the lily pad's flower resembling his cowlick.
  • This episode reveals the following:
    • Leni and Lana weren't aware that 10,000 was a real number.
    • The population of Royal Woods is approximately 20,000 people.
    • The News Reporter's name is Katherine Mulligan.
    • Mustard makes Mr. Grouse gassy.
  • In the original storyboards, the robot in Lisa's room was going to be a robot version of herself.
  • When this episode first aired, it came on after its sister episode, "Crimes of Fashion".
  • This, and its sister episode, aired the same day as the 2018 Kids' Choice Sports Awards.
  • Irony: Katherine Mulligan states her name over and over, yet no one, aside from her crew, remembers her name.
  • Innuendo: The worker's exclamation "Cheese and rice!" is a play on an expletive involving the name of a prominent religious figure.

References

  • Scales of Justice - The title of this episode relates to fairness in the judicial process. They indicate that each side of a case will be considered in a court case. It also refers to the astrological sign Libra.
  • Peanuts - Whenever someone rambles about something towards Lana, their talking transforms into a playing trumpet, similar to how the adults talk in this comic series.
    • It is later revealed to be Luna playing a trumpet, which is similar to The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XIX" (whose third segment parodies Peanuts), during which Marge plays the trombone to produce the same sound effect.
  • Astro Boy - Lisa's robot resembles the famous manga/anime character, Astro Boy.
  • Nirvana - One of the TV cameraman is shown wearing a shirt with a yellow smiley face similar to the logo of the band.
S3E14A Darth Vader-like helmet

It really does looks like Darth Vader's helmet.

  • Star Wars - A helmet Lana finds in the attic resembles the helmet of Darth Vader, one of the major antagonists of the franchise.
  • Joni Mitchell - Lana and Luna reference the song "Big Yellow Taxi" at one point.

Errors

S3E14A Monster

"AHH! A little monster just made me disconnected my eyelashes by scaring me!"

  • While Leni was screaming at Lana when she mistaken her as a monster in the bathroom, her eyelashes were disconnected.
    • Same thing happened when she was running away from Lana as she head out of the bathroom, to the stairs.
    • Also, when Lana enters the bathroom disguised as a mud monster, her eyelashes are missing.
  • When Lana grabs a helmet in the attic, her eyelashes were missing.

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