Pop Dream #8: Luna and Luan

Guess what, everybody…

Ben Grimm

“It’s Pop Dream Time!!!”

Before we begin, I’d like to apologize for the delay. I meant to get this one out earlier this month, but I got sidetracked by another creative project that Damon and I are working on which may lead to something significant in the near future. But I don’t want to reveal too much of that until it looks like it’s actually going to happen.

Now, on with the fun!

Today’s look at the siblings from Nickelodeon’s The Loud House continues with the 3rd and 4th eldest sisters. One lives to rock and the other wants to have everyone rolling in the aisles. Today’s Pop Dream spotlights Luna and Luan Loud.

Luna Loud

“Are you ready to ROCK?!?”

Luan Loud

“Not yet. Give me five minutes! Ha-ha-ha-ha!”

OVERVIEW

At 15 years old, Luna is the third-oldest child of the Loud family, and the middle child of Lincoln’s five older sisters. Her most annoying habit is speaking in a British, and sometimes Swedish, accent.

Luna with Guitar

“Rock and roll! Hootchie-Coo!”

At 14 years old, Luan is the fourth-oldest child of the Loud family, and the second-youngest of Lincoln’s five older sisters. Her most annoying habit is telling bad jokes and puns, as well as pulling pranks.

Luan_breaking_fourth_wall_4

“It’s showtime, folks!”

Beetlejuice

“You’re adorable, kid, but that’s MY line!”

APPEARANCE

Luna is slightly taller than Luan, but shorter than Leni. Luna sports a brown pixie cut (nice!) and her daily outfit consists mostly of purple (my favorite color) with a skull decal at the center of it and a plaid skirt. Luna is also the only Loud sister who wears boots.

Luna_nears_chimney

“Prepare for my purple reign, y’all!”

Meanwhile, Luan’s hair is a lighter shade of brown than Luna’s. Like Lynn, she sports a ponytail, except that Luan doesn’t have bangs and she sports a stylin’ yellow scrunchie in her hair. She dresses in a white sleeveless shirt, a yellow skirt with a checkerboard pattern, yellow socks with a line pattern that are worn all the way up, and brown shoes. She also wears three pink flowers, one on her shirt, and one on each shoe, that serve as gag squirt-flowers. Luan also has braces on her teeth.

Luan Juggling

“I’ve got a heart of old gold, and a tin grin!”

PERSONALITY

Luna’s passion is music. Early in life, she gave her soul to rock and roll.

Kiss

“DETROIT ROCK CITY!!”

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She discovered her true self when she attended a rock concert at a young age. Note that she’s wearing purple here as well.

One running gag about Luna that I like is how many of her lines are song titles and lyrics.

Luna with Guitar

“All we want is some peace, love and understanding!”

Luan, meanwhile, lives for comedy. Her favorite habit is injecting groan inducing puns and one-liners into every occasion. Like a cop, Luan is never off duty. In one episode, it’s revealed that she records herself sleeping in case she tells a funny joke so she can use it in her act.

Luan Sleeping

“Zzzzz….I just made a killing at the stock market…I shot my broker!…zzzzzz”

Luan is usually upbeat and easy going with a desire to make people laugh, but this kid has a dark side that surfaces on April 1st. On April Fool’s Day, Luan becomes a prank fiend. When April Fools Day comes, Luan becomes ruthless and crazier than ever to the points of being downright evil and psychotic.

Joker_(DC_Comics_character)

“Hey, I like this kid’s style!”

FUNNIER MOMENTS

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“Get The Picture”. Lincoln, upset that Lori has inadvertently destroyed his game controller and hasn’t apologized for it, Lincoln sends her an angry voice message. At the precise moment when Lincoln begins screaming, Luna busts in, rocking out, rendering Lincoln’s salty language inaudible to us the audience.

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“For Bros About to Rock”. Lola and Lana recall (n flashback) how Luna ruined their first Blarney the Dinosaur concert by attempting a mosh pit in the audience.

 

Luna_squashes_Lola_and_Lana

Hey, those kids are young. They’ll heal quickly.

“Undie Pressure”. Luna (along with the rest of her sisters) has a bet with Lincoln in which they can’t do their favorite things for the afternoon. Luna’s is that she can’t speak with a British accent. Initially, she has a solution…

 

Luna_Swedish_accent

“Herdie, verdie, verdie. Easy peasy, I just svitched to Svedish, ja?”

Luna_closes_mouth

…Unfortunately, she hears a radio contest in which she needs to affect a British accent in order to win. She tries to whisper it, but eventually she screams “GIVE ME TH’ BLOODY TICKETS, MATE!”,  resulting in her winning the contest, but losing the bet.

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“April Fool’s Rules”. On the morning before April Fool’s Day, The Loud Family prepares for chaos while Luan reminds them that “Oooooh! It’s Pranksmas Eve!”

 

Check out Lilly decked out in the watermelon getup. That’s both adorable and twisted at the same time.

Luan’s pranks are quite elaborate. In one, she somehow manages to gift wrap the entire Loud House.

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“I guess that’s a wrap!”

In another, she covers her siblings in red gelatin.

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“Aww, look at the Loud Family gettin’ jiggly with it!”

CONCLUSION

Luna is reportedly series creator Chris Savino’s favorite character on the show. I wouldn’t put Luna on my favorites list, but she definitely has her moments. Luna’s best scenes are usually short, memorable scenes and lines. Admittedly, my opinion on Luan is a tad biased because she is one of my favorite characters on the show. Wacky, comedic jokester characters on TV are almost always male, so it’s a nice change of pace to see a female character who embodies these traits. Luan is rarely the focus of stories, but her scenes are almost always hilarious. Luan is like a female Marx Brother.

Luan 3

“Now that’s the wackiest thing that I ever hoid!”

Next time: Lynn and Lucy. Keep Pop Dreaming.

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3 Comments

  1. Great article! Luna is definitely my favorite Loud House character.

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  2. Luna is probably my favorite of the group. Her usually mellow and laid-back attitude makes her very likeable and a good alternative to some of the more rambunctious characters. Although what really made her stand out was in “L is for Love” when she gave a love letter to her crush Sam, in turn revealing she was bi. As someone who while growing up was confused with my sexuality and coming to the realization I wasn’t completely straight, I appreciate seeing a character that likes to swing both ways.

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  3. Yeah, I saw “L Is For Love” when it premiered on Nickelodeon. I was originally going to mention it here, but it’s a sensitive subject (to some) and I didn’t want it to look like I was making light of it. It’s 2017 and we should all be past the point where showing homosexuality and homosexuals in the media is a big deal.

    While I can see why people would be fans of Luna, I personally prefer Luan. Aside from the reasons that I already mentioned, being a funny guy who tries to see the humor in everything myself, I can kind of relate to Luan in an odd way.

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