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This article is about the Season 2 Halloween special. For the Season 3 premiere, see Tripped!.
"Tricked" redirects here. For the song, see Tricked (song).
Episode Information

"Tricked!" (originally titled "Trick or Treachery") is the forty-fifth episode of the second season, the ninety-seventh episode, as well as the third full-length episode, of The Loud House.

Plot

For Halloween, Lincoln and Clyde have scoped out a fancy neighborhood to make their dreams of scoring full-size candy bars a reality. Meanwhile, Lucy puts on a haunted maze, and the younger girls scheme to get maximum candy.

Synopsis

Act I

It's Halloween today, and the siblings, under Lucy's guidance, help prep up for the big day, because she finally gets the chance to set up her haunted corn maze. With everything set up, Lincoln gets a call from Clyde, saying to meet him at a rendezvous point in fifteen minutes. Later, Lincoln, going incognito mode, meets up with Clyde, and Lincoln explains to the viewers that he and Clyde have successfully located a place called Huntington Manor, where the people who live there give out full-size candy bars instead of tiny bite-sized ones. Just when the two begin to figure out how to sneak in without getting caught, two boys who look strikingly similar to Lincoln and Clyde, respectively named Alistair and Nigel, walk out, and leave. Realizing that they can pose as the two, Lincoln and Clyde try to sneak away, but they accidentally bump into Hank and Hawk (from "The Loudest Yard"). Clyde, scared of their hulking appearances, suffers a massive nosebleed, making the big kids nauseous. When Clyde stops his nosebleed, the big kids ask the boys where they can score the most candy, and Lincoln, not wanting to tell them about the full-size candies in Huntington Manor, instead tells them Franklin Ave. Falling for the trick, the big kids leave.

When sundown comes near, the younger sisters show off their costumes. Lana and Lola want to try to get maximum candy, so they decide to wear three costumes at once (Lana as Abraham Lincoln, a pepper shaker, and a pirate, and Lola as Lady Liberty, a saltshaker, and a mermaid). Lisa decides to go as a kangaroo, so she can have Lily as the joey, resulting in maximum cuteness. Lincoln and Clyde arrive, dressed up as Alistair and Nigel, instead of Ace Savvy and One-Eyed Jack. Lincoln and Clyde fib that they're Ace Savvy and One-Eyed Jack in disguise. Lana, Lola, and Lisa drag a spineless Lynn Sr. out of the house, since he's supposed to guide them. After exiting the house, the younger sisters and Lynn Sr. head off in one direction, while Lincoln and Clyde head the other direction. Moments later, Hank and Hawk arrive, donning baby masks. At the same time, Lucy orders her family to get into position in the maze.

Lincoln and Clyde arrive to Huntington Manor, and successfully manage to trick Wyatt, the gatekeeper, into letting them in. Once in, they strip off their disguises, and begin trick-or-treating. Meanwhile, the younger sisters begin trick-or-treating. At one house, Lana and Lola manage to get six pieces of candy by using their alternative costumes. Lisa and Lily manage to get over 70 pieces of candy with their kangaroo and joey costume. Sometime later, Lincoln and Clyde, with their sacks full of full-size candy bars, begin heading home, but need to figure out where to put it. They decide to bury it, because if it's brought to the Loud House, the sisters will eat through it all, but if it's brought to the McBride House, Howard and Harold will lock the candy up, and only bring it out one small piece at a time.

What was once a bustling trick-or-treat street, is now a desolate one.

After burying it, Lincoln and Clyde arrive back to Franklin Avenue, but to their horror, plastic pumpkins and candy wrappers litter the streets, and all the trees and lampposts are coated with toilet paper, leaving the entire street completely desolate.

Act II

Lincoln and Clyde arrive to the Loud House, and discover the family taking down their corn maze, saying that nobody came after two big kids ran rampant, causing chaos and stealing everyone's candy. Realizing that the hooligans that caused this were the big kids they fooled earlier, Lincoln and Clyde begin to devise a plan on getting the candy back.

Lincoln and Clyde find a trail of candy wrappers, and manage to track Hank and Hawk to a treehouse in the middle of the woods. While trying to figure out how to get in, the bullies, having eaten too much candy, pass out. Seizing this opportunity, Lincoln and Clyde sneak in and try to get the bag of candy back. Unfortunately, Hank and Hawk catch them, and pummel them. After Hank and Hawk leave the boys in the dumpster, Lincoln and Clyde realize that they can get back at the bullies with blood because of how nauseous they got during their first encounter. Lincoln calls up Lucy, and tells her to get her maze ready.

Lincoln and Clyde don their British costumes, and fill up a couple of bags with leaves to fake that they have bag loads of candy. The two pass by the bullies' treehouse, and attempt to lure them out by saying that they've got lots of candy, and milk chocolate (which Hank and Hawk like most). Hank and Hawk begin to chase them down, and successfully trick them into entering the maze at the Loud House. Once inside the maze, Luna begins to sing a song that goes along with the maze, as well as the remaining family members terrifying the big kids, up to the point where their screams catch the attention of the kids on Franklin Avenue. Upon arriving to the exit of the maze, Lucy dumps a bucket of fake blood onto Hank and Hawk, grossing them out, and declaring that they're never coming back to Franklin Ave. again.

Best Halloween ever.

Happy with how the maze scared the big kids, the kids line up so they can go through the maze. Realizing that nobody got candy, Lincoln and Clyde decide to dig up their bags of full-size candy bars, and proceed to give them to the trick-or-treaters (and promise to take his younger sisters to Huntington Manor next year), saying that it's better to give than to receive. When Lincoln and Clyde declare their Halloween a complete success by eating half of their last candy bar, Lynn Sr., who fell unconscious, wakes up, relieved that Halloween is finally over, but when Geo arrives, still piloting Marie Antoinette's severed head, Lynn Sr., scared out of his wits again, screams "I hate Halloween!" one last time.

Cast

Songs

Physical distribution

This episode is available on the "Absolute Madness", "The Complete Second Season", "Les vacanes à la neige", and "Intégrale de la Saison 2" DVDs. Additionally, it can also be found as a bonus on the (unrelated) SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom UK DVD.

Smarty Pants Challenge

During reruns of this episode in the week of October 5-9, 2020, the viewers had the chance to answer trivia questions related to the episode with the Nickelodeon Screens Up app or on Nickplay.com for a chance to see their name on screen.

  1. What[sic] makes the fake blood?
    1. Lincoln
    2. Lucy
    3. Lisa
    4. Leni
  2. The name of the neighborhood Lincoln and Clyde found is...
    1. Huntington Manor
    2. Huntington Village
    3. Royal Woods
    4. Great Lakes City
  3. Where does Lincoln tell the bullies to look for candy?
    1. Main St.
    2. Franklin Street
    3. Lou Avenue
    4. Franklin Avenue
  4. How many costumes are Lola and Lana wearing?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
  5. What "case" are Lincoln and Clyde trying to solve?
    1. Case of the Spilled tea
    2. Case of the Missing Crumpets
    3. Case of the Missing Candy
    4. Case of the Full-Size Candy Bars
  6. Where will Clyde tell Dr. Lopez about trick or treating?
    1. Group session
    2. One-on-one session
    3. Phone session
    4. Email session
  7. Lucy's bat is named...
    1. Midnight
    2. Vamps
    3. Batty
    4. Fangs
  8. What did the bullies NOT do?
    1. Steal candy
    2. Throw eggs
    3. Smash jack-o'-lanterns
    4. TP the trees
  9. Clyde hopes the bullies use which sauce?
    1. Ketchup
    2. Honey Mustard
    3. BBQ
    4. Chipotle Mayo
  10. What symbol is on the treehouse flag?
    1. Skull and crossbones
    2. Jack-o'-lantern
    3. Tombstone
    4. Bats
  11. What flavor chocolate do the bullies prefer?
    1. Dark chocolate
    2. White chocolate
    3. Cocoa Powder
    4. Milk chocolate
  12. Where is Lucy laying down?
    1. On the couch
    2. In a grave
    3. In a coffin
    4. Under her bed
  13. Who does Lincoln quote?
    1. Clyde
    2. Winston Churchill
    3. Abe Lincoln
    4. Dr. Lopez
  14. What instrument is Luna playing during "Tricked"?
    1. Guitar
    2. Organ
    3. Drums
    4. Recorder

Trivia

The Halloween-themed logo for the episode.

  • This marks the series' first Halloween episode.
    • "The Price of Admission" / "One Flu Over the Loud House", which focused on a similar theme, is actually set prior to Halloween, as evidenced by the fact that Rita and Lynn Sr. were spreading the fall decorations around the house in the former. Therefore, it does not count.
  • This aired on a Friday the 13th.
  • This episode is omitted from Nickelodeon On-Demand on DirecTV for unknown reasons.
  • As with the season premiere, this episode has a modified opening. When the title comes up, Lily appears as a ghost, and instead of saying "Poo-poo!", she wails like a ghost instead. However, the modified opening is not used on the DVD release.
  • Luna's first line is "Halloween's kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you" while talking to Lucy. This is the second time she references "Spooky" by Classics IV, following the short "Slice of Life."
  • This episode shows that Lincoln and Rita can tell when Lucy's happy or excited when no one else can.
  • The main characters' Halloween costumes:
    • Lincoln - Ace Savvy / British kid (Alistair)
    • Clyde - One-Eyed Jack / British kid (Nigel)
    • Lori - Vampire
    • Leni - Marie Antoinette
    • Luna - Skeleton
    • Luan - Dr. Frankenstein
    • Lynn - Hockey masked killer
    • Lucy - Grim Reaper
    • Lana - Abraham Lincoln / Peppershaker / Pirate / Lola's ghost
    • Lola - Lady Liberty / Saltshaker / Mermaid / Corpse
    • Lisa - Kangaroo
    • Lily - Joey (a baby kangaroo)
    • Rita - Zombie
    • Geo - Marie Antoinette's severed head
    • Mr. Coconuts - Frankenstein's monster
    • Lynn Sr. was the only Loud to not put on a Halloween costume, as he was scared of the holiday.
      • Geo is the only pet to wear a costume.
      • Lincoln, Clyde, Lana and Lola are the only characters who wore more than one costume. The twins took the lead at four each.
      • Lincoln, Clyde, Lana, Lola, Lisa and Lily were the only characters to use their costumes for trick-or-treating.
        • Lana and Lola are the only characters to use different costumes for trick-or-treating and Lucy’s haunted corn maze.
  • There was a deleted scene, a montage of Lincoln and Clyde getting the full-sized candy, but the scene was cut due to time.
  • This is the second episode to have its name changed later on, with the first being "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos."
  • Lynn Sr. panicking is similar to Lincoln panicking in "Raw Deal."
  • The word bubbles in the title card are colored, rather than being white.
  • This episode reveals that Lynn Sr. hates Halloween due to his fearful personality.
  • This is the last episode to be storyboarded by Kyle Marshall.
  • When Luan is wearing the pumpkin head, the pumpkin changes expressions to coincide with what she's saying.

Looks like Hank and Hawk beat Lori to it.

  • In "Get the Message," Lori threatened Lincoln into turning him into a human pretzel. In this episode, Hank and Hawk actually turned Lincoln and Clyde into human pretzels.
  • The music during the end credits was also used for the title card in "Back in Black."
  • In the episode, after Lucy says, "If you wanna make it more authentic, he could bite your neck," the scene when Fangs smiles is cut out, so after Lucy says, "he could bite your neck," the scene instantly cuts to Lori saying "No!" The scene was shown in full in promos.
  • In the Latin American Spanish dub, the term "British accent" is changed to "good manners."
  • This episode was nominated for an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Broadcast Production, for Amanda Rynda, Larry Murphy, Edgar Duncan, Hallie Wilson and Jared Morgan. This is the first time that The Loud House was nominated for an Annie.[2]
  • In the Hebrew dub, "Halloween" is transliterated as האלווין instead of being translated to ליל כל הקדושים.
  • Following "Toads and Tiaras," this is the second episode in which Lana impersonates Lola.
  • Following "11 Louds a Leapin'" and "Yes Man," this is the third episode to feature a song.
  • This episode has the most references of Season 2.
  • In "Fandom Pains," Lori references her vampire teeth in that episode as "Halloween leftovers."
  • In this episode, Lana is given the most screen time in which she is seen not wearing her baseball cap.
  • This is the first Loud House episode to be on a UK DVD.
  • Lincoln would indeed take his sisters trick-or-treating at Huntington Manor in The Loud House: A Very Loud Halloween comic.
  • According to Lincoln & Ronnie Anne's VLOG Episode 14, this episode and The Casagrandes episode "New Haunts" both occur on the same Halloween night.
    • Fittingly, Lori and Bobby Santiago both wore vampire costumes in the two episodes.

References

  • Trick or Treachery - This episode's original title is an obvious pun of "trick or treat."
  • Corpse Bride - Luna's costume resembles a skeleton in a hat playing a piano. A similar character appeared in this Tim Burton film.
  • The Princess and the Frog - Luna's painted face resembles Dr. Facilier, the main antagonist of this film.
  • Peanuts - One of the background characters is shown wearing a ghost costume reminiscent of the costumes used in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
  • Scream - One of the trick-or-treaters' mask resembles Ghostface, the main antagonist of this film series.
  • Frankenstein - Luan and Mr. Coconuts' costumes resembles the mad scientist, Victor Frankenstein, and his monster, respectively.
  • The Little Mermaid - Lola's mermaid costume is similar to Ariel's appearance.
  • Lynn's costume is a pastiche of multiple slasher movie villains:
  • Scooby-Doo - During the song "You Got Tricked," there are a few moments that resemble the musical montages they had in episodes of this series.
  • Statue of Liberty - One of Lola's costumes is based on this New York landmark.
  • Abraham Lincoln - One of Lana's costumes is based on the 16th President of the United States.
  • Marie Antoinette - Leni's costume is based on this infamous Queen of France during the French Revolution, and the fact that she has a decapitated head references her getting beheaded by guillotine during the Reign of Terror.
  • Cassandra Peterson - Luna refers to Lucy as the Mistress of the Dark, a reference to Elvira, the character Cassandra Peterson has portrayed since the 1980s.
  • Jeff Dunham - Mr. Coconuts' Frankenstein costume is a homage to this actor's character The Crakenstein (Walter as Frankenstein).
  • Harry Potter - One of the trick or treaters is dressed as the titular character of this fantasy series.
  • Cars 3 - Lisa's wagon has the pattern of star racecar Lightning McQueen's training suit from this 2017 film.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Luna plays a few notes of the "Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565" on her pipe organ.
    • Lucy even instructs Luna to take the chord down to D minor, just as the song suggests.
  • The Bible - Lucy's line, "You reap what you sow.," is a reference to Galatians 6, which says: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows."
  • Halloween Is Grinch Night - The blobs popping up next to Lincoln on the title card and the scenes in the cinematics played during Luna's song depicting monsters startling and chasing Hank and Hawk both seem to parody the sequence in this 1977 television special in which the Grinch opens his paraphanelia wagon, leaving the horrors inside of it to scare Euchariah Who.

Errors

The hot dog girl leaves with a full-size bar...

...and somehow gets another one.

  • When Leni has her costume on, and her head hidden, she is unable to see, and as a result, appears slightly clumsy, as she bumps into the doorframe and falls down the stairs, yet she seems to have no trouble finding her way through the maze.
  • At the start of the epilogue, the girl in the hot dog costume is seen leaving with one of Lincoln and Clyde's full size candy bars, but is later shown as the last kid to get a bar.
  • Before Lynn Sr. wakes up during the epilogue, Lincoln and Clyde are sitting on the front steps of the house, but after Lynn Sr. screams over the severed head, they are gone.
  • In the United Kingdom, when this episode first premiered, the Nickelodeon ending logo appeared after the first part finished.

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Sources


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