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


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


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.

To the anger of Lana, construction might come to the Fishmans at Tales Timber Park.

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.

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.


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

Physical distribution

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


  • The title of this episode is a subtle reference to the fact that fish have scales.
  • Lincoln appears on the title card as the mud ball on the left scale; this is supported by his hairline being visible, and the lily pad's flower resembling his cowlick.
  • This episode is omitted from Nickelodeon On-Demand on DirecTV for unknown reasons.
  • 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.
  • Innuendo: The worker's exclamation "Cheese and rice!" is a euphemism for a prominent religious figure.
  • Irony:
    • Katherine Mulligan states her name over and over, yet no one, aside from her crew, remembers her name.
    • When Leni and Becky have their picnic, Becky asks Leni if she brought the baguette. Leni says she doesn't know what that is, so she brought some bread instead, but the bread she brings out is a baguette.


  • Scales of Justice - The title of this episode refers to fairness and balance in the court system.
  • 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.
  • Astro Boy - Lisa's robot resembles this manga/anime character.
  • Nirvana - One of the cameramen is shown to be wearing a shirt with a yellow smiley face, similar to the logo of this band.

Darth Vader's reaction: "I find the reference in this scene disturbing."

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


  • In the Turkish dub, Lynn Sr.'s line "And pants, and shirt, and hat!" was said with Mr. Grouse's voice.
  • At various points, the fish are seen blinking, even though fish in real life don't have eyelids.


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