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Pop Dream #6: Lincoln

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Pop Dream is back, baby!

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Yes, I was so impressed by Damon’s mini series that I decided to tackle this myself. In this mini series, the show I’ll be covering is….The Loud House!

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Smile for the camera. Think of how great it will be when you’re old enough to leave home.

If you’ve read the previous set of Pop Dreams, you already know how this goes: Pop Dream covers five categories:

  • Overview
  • Appearance
  • Personality
  • Funnier Moments
  • Conclusion

What’s going to make this particular one a little different is the issue of numbers. There are no less than 11 Loud siblings, and as such, I’m going to cover them this way; I’m going to discuss Lincoln first, then each of his sisters will be covered two at a time in descending order by ages and by their sleeping arrangements. This way, there will be 6 segments in total.  If I did each character individually, I’d be doing this well into the end of the year, and keep in mind that I am lazy!

That said, let’s begin Pop Dreaming!

As previously stated, I’m going to start off by discussing the shows’ central character, and also the only Loud brother, Lincoln Loud!

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“Boys rule and girls…aren’t so bad once you get to know them.”

OVERVIEW

Lincoln stands out among his family in a number of ways. He’s the shows’ central character and as such, most of the episodes are shows from his perspective. He’s the most grounded member of the main cast and he sometimes talks directly to the audience in the manner of Clarissa Explains It All. Most notably, Lincoln possesses something that none of his sisters have: a Y chromosome.

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“MANLY!!!”

At 11 years old, Lincoln is the middle child and only son of the Loud family. Lincoln often speaks to the viewers about how he gets around his often-chaotic household, the insane antics of his sisters, and other things he does. Along with Lucy, he’s the quietest of the 11 Loud siblings. He’s also the only Loud sibling who has his own room (actually, a refurbished linen closet, but it still counts).

APPEARANCE

Lincoln seems to have a fondness for the color orange. His daily outfit consists of an orange polo shirt. His pajamas and his swim trunks are also orange.

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However, Lincoln’s most noticeable feature is his white hair. He is the only member of the Loud House who’s hair is this color (save for Lucy, who has black hair). No explanation has been given as to why Lincoln’s hair is white. Some fans have speculated that Lincoln may be an albino, but series creator Chris Savino has stated that this is not the case.

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“It’s probably brought on by stress! You try sharing a house with a bunch of cute girls sometime! It’s hard being the meat in a kawaii sandwich!”

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Also, have you noticed that the cowlick on Lincoln’s hair never moves? It’s always on the same side of his head, regardless of which direction he’s facing. Why? Because cartoons!

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“At least he didn’t have to join the Hair Club For Men at age 8! Yeah, life’s fair!”

PERSONALITY

Lincoln is an enthusiastic and charismatic boy. Although in some occasions he can be selfish, Lincoln is a good-hearted boy, who is always looking for fun, and thinking about the well being of others. Lincoln is an avid fancier of comic books, manga, video games, fantasy and science fiction stories, which are typical interests for a boy his age.

He is known to be “the man with a plan”, as he is usually elaborating plans with a specific objective, most of them for his own benefits. His plans rarely succeed because of his own selfish and reckless decisions or by his sisters’ interference. When he goes too far, he will always find the solution even if that means humiliating himself. One rather peculiar habit of his is reading comic books and manga while in his underwear.

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“I’ve gotta feel the breeze between my knees!”

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“What’s wrong with that? Running around wearing nothing but your shorts is perfectly natural!”

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Here’s a pic of Lincoln hugging his mom. I don’t have a joke here, it just gives me the warm fuzzies.

FUNNIER MOMENTS

“In Tents Debate”. Lincoln is the tiebreaker to decide where to go for the big family vacation, and his sisters try to win him over to their sides.  He allows the girls to collectively butter him up so he’ll decide on their choice. They proceed to wait on him hand and foot.

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It’s…the…good life…

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I don’t know why Lincoln wanted his toenails painted, but who am I to judge?

“The Loudest Yard”. Lincoln’s mother Rita Loud (Get it?) Tries to get Lincoln to get engage in some physical activity. In this episode, Lincoln says “Sports aren’t my thing.” I identify with that.

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In one scene, Rita attempts to show Lincoln that exercise can be fun “Whee!” (Yes, she really said ‘Whee!’)

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It turns out that Lincoln has taped one of his comic books to Rita’s butt. I think that I enjoy this scene more than I should.

“Linc or Swim”. After Lincoln and his sisters get banned from every pool center near their home for various issues, he purchases a kiddie pool for himself without his sisters’ knowledge. Unfortunately, his sisters take over the pool.

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“Family togetherness. We’re full of it!”

CONCLUSION

Lincoln may not be the funniest character on the show. He may not be the most dynamic or charismatic, but he’s a very necessary character. He’s the glue that keeps the show together. The calm at the center of the storm. Lincoln is Alex Reiger (played by Judd Hirsch on Taxi). It’s hard to dislike the kid. When following story, you begin to share Lincoln’s frustration and in turn, you want him to succeed. Lincoln can be eccentric also, but sometimes the show needs to have a grounded character in order to get things accomplished and Lincoln provides that. As the only boy in the Loud House, Lincoln will always stand out among his siblings, and for that, we salute you. Here’s to all the guys forced to live in a house full of girls!

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“OK, so that happened.”

Next time: Lori and Leni. Keep Pop Dreaming.

12 Comments

  1. Do you have a favorite Loud sister?

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  2. I don’t have just one favorite. Often, it’s hard for me to pick just one, and this is no exception. However, I always look forward to seeing Luann, Lola, Lana and Lisa. I’ll be getting to them in future installments.

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  3. silverstar

    Among my favorites are Lori, Luan, Lucy, Lisa and the twins. I’ve gotten some laughs from each of them, so it’s hard for me to pick just one as my favorite. Heck, even Lily has her moments, and normally I can’t stand baby characters on shows.

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  4. Jessica Borutski is one of the new directors for The Loud House. She was a character designer for Adult Party Cartoon and The Looney Tunes Show, a director/storyboard studied for Wabbit, and is showrunner for Bunnicula.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/LoudFamily11/status/1052244870822338560

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    • Has The Loud House really been on for 4 seasons? It doesn’t seem like the show has been on for that long. Mind you, I haven’t been watching the show consistently for the past year or 2.

      I really have to wonder why a series with thirteen central characters feels the need to expand on it’s cast. Let me just say this: the second that The Loud House becomes like The Simpsons, I’m officially done with it. The fact that THL wasn’t like The Simpsons was what attracted me to it in the first place. If spotlighting on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th tier characters is truly the direction in which this show is headed, then I’ll just stop watching it from here on and remember the 1st couple of seasons as being the best.

      It seems that you enjoyed The Casagrandes more then I did. I saw the special/backdoor pilot for The Casagrandes and wasn’t impressed by it. To me, it was just a slight alteration of the same idea as The Loud House, only not nearly as clever, funny or enjoyable. It was basically the same premise, only this time, the lead kid is a girl and she has to contend with her extended family rather than her siblings, and it was lame. I might have been able to overlook how similar it was to The Loud House if the pilot had at least been as good as The Loud House, but it just wasn’t. It also doesn’t help that I’m not now nor was I ever a Ronnie Ann fan. Sure, kudos for spotlighting on an ethnic group for a change, which is fine as long their ethnicity isn’t the gimmick of the show, but I found the characters to be flat and uninspired. Kids might like the spinoff, but personally, I plan to skip it.

      And before anyone asks, no, I won’t be writing a Peeks nor a Cartoon Country for The Casagrandes. I wouldn’t waste my time or typing fingers writing about a weak knock-off show, and I’d rather not dignify that lame Loud House wanna be by giving it any type of promotion here.

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      • silverstar

        Yeah, I’m not feeling Los Casagrandes, like, at all. What I’ve seen of it so far just comes off to me like a lame knockoff/wannabe of The Loud House, only not as good. The jokes in the pilot weren’t funny and I didn’t find any of the characters especially interesting or likable. I honestly don’t know who was asking for this; was anybody really wishing that Ronnie Ann and Bobby had their own show? ‘Cause I sure wasn’t.

        Of course, I’m well outside of Nick’s target audience demo, so my opinion on the show doesn’t carry the weight of sunlight, it only matters if kids take to it. If Los Casagrandes does well, then great for Nick, but as for me, unless the producers have radically revamped the show from what I saw, I’ve gotta say Pass…adena. Heck, that Wonder Park show Nick is/was planning based on the movie of the same name sounds like a better idea on paper, anyway; if the series doesn’t take the weirdly dark tonal shift that the movie did and just stays dumb fun, it could potentially work, kind of The Jungle Bunch meets Action Point.

        However, it’s probably worth mentioning that I haven’t been following The Loud House itself that closely, ironically since after we finished our Pop Dream on it. I caught 1 or 2 of the specials, and they were OK, but not exceptional. One major letdown for me regarding the newer episodes that I’ve seen concerns Lola & Lana; in these later stories the writers haven’t been twinning them very much; they seem to be treating them each like totally separate characters rather than 2 halves of 1 whole, they seem to be ignoring the fact that they’re twins and haven’t been using them as a pair all that much, which I find HUGELY disappointing and a BIG mistake on their part. The twins were 2 of my favorite characters on the show and their twin-interactions and their playing off their opposite natures was one of my favorite elements on the show (heck Lola and Lana were what got me interested in The Loud House in the first place), so if that’s gone, then so’s a big chunk of my enthusiasm and interest. There’s not much incentive on my part to keep watching the show if my 2 favorite characters are essentially gone.

        As far as toons about big families go, lately I’ve been getting more into Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Street; I hope that show comes to the US soon.

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      • The only reason why it doesn’t feel like much time has passed is because of the more consistent scheduling. There’s never been more than 2-3 months between episodes, and even then, only rarely. Compare that to other Nicktoons, even SpongeBob, which have longer hiatuses.

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      • http://www.animationscoop.com/interview-mike-rubiner-on-producing-nicks-the-loud-house/
        Michael Rubiner, the current showrunner, mentioned how the show is moving beyond its basic premise by focusing more on other characters instead of Lincoln. There was also a sneak peek of season 4. Syd Chang has already gotten loads of fanart despite the episode not being out yet.

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  5. silverstar

    Hmm, I don’t like the sound of that. To me that translates to “the show is about to jump the shark”, so I guess I haven’t been missing much. The plots involving the siblings, the family and the household were the only ones which I was really interested in; I really don’t care about the other stuff like the school stories and the romances. I started watching this show because it was different; I don’t want to see a bunch of generic plots you can see on any show. This basically reinforces my opinion that no scripted show should go beyond 4 seasons.

    So yeah, this looks like a good jumping off point for me.

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    • I don’t know. There’s still potential here. The show isn’t abandoning its premise. It’s expanding beyond that to be more on personal relationships, whether romantic, platonic, or familial. That is the theme of the show after all, the relationships with others and sticking through together . This new style is just a different way of approaching it.

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  6. OK, compadres. We’re straying further and further away from the post’s topic. No more comments regarding the new season of The Loud House or about the spinoff series. The Pop Dream segments are meant to spotlight specific characters. If the comment isn’t specifically about the character that’s being profiled, it’s basically off-topic and those comments won’t be approved. Thank you. 🙂

    We’re currently exploring the possibility of having a general discussion section for this site (as you probably know, we’ve been wanting to “evolve” Twinsianity beyond being just a blog for some time now) so that posts like the above can go on uninterrupted. Thanks for staying with us while we’re in the process of figuring just where this site is going.

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