Pop Dream #11: Lisa and Lily

Yep, it’s that time again…time for some more Pop Dreaming.

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First, once again, sorry about the delay. I really wanted to get this one out earlier, but I got hit with a case of writers block that was only augmented by distractions in the real world. I’m not on social media. I’ve retired from message boards/forums. This is what I do now. However, things are starting to settle down and we’re at last beginning to return to normalcy around here, so if things go the way that I hope, I’ll get back into blogging more regularly again and will continue towards our goal of evolving Twinsanity from a mere blog to a full blown website where we can be even more creative with our pointless nonsense.

OK, enough of that, let’s get to Pop Dreaming!

In this Pop Dream, we’re continuing with our look at the family from Nickelodeon’s The Loud House. Today, we’ll be spotlighting the two youngest Loud sisters. That’s right, we’re kicking it pre-school! Today’s Pop Dream is all about Lisa and Lily Loud.

Lisa Loud

“People who think that they know everything can be quite annoying to those of us that actually do.”

Lily Loud

“Goo-goo ga-ga!”


At 4 years old, Lisa is the second-youngest child of the Loud family, and the second-youngest of Lincoln’s five younger sisters. She is often seen working on complex experiments, equations, and formulas.


“I’m presently developing a giant Ritz cracker. If people enjoy eating many small cheese crackers, it’s a given that they would enjoy eating one giant one.”

Though she is still in kindergarten, she is exceedingly smarter than the other kids her age, nonetheless, that she can move up at least six grades. Quite impressive for a little kid.


“I prefer to think of myself as a vertically challenged pre-adult!”

Meanwhile, at 15 months old (1 year and 3 months), Lily is the youngest child of the Loud family, and the youngest of Lincoln’s five younger sisters. She is able to walk independently, and is learning to speak.


“Duh…her name’s not Baby?”

It’s possible that Lisa is named such in reference to this other smart girl?

Lisa Simpson

“I need a catchphrase”

The name also has some personal significance since I have a cousin named Lisa. If you’re reading this, love, ya, cuz!

It was interesting to learn that the youngest Loud sister is named Lily. For many younger viewers, hearing the name Lily conjures thoughts of this lady…

Ms. Frizzle

“Seat belts, everyone!”

…However, the name Lily makes me think of this lady…

Lily Tomlin as Ernestine

There I go showing my age again.


Lisa has brown hair, is short and wears big round glasses. She dresses rather conservatively.


“Hmmm…that description sounds like someone, but I’m not sure who. It’s an enigma.”

As for Lily, her appearance can be described in two words:

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There’s not much to say about Lily’s daily outfit, since she usually just wears her diaper.

The Scream

“By Gadfrey! That child is almost NAKED!! Avert thyne eyes!

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We’re not about to allow that sort of of smut on the television!

Relax, people. It’s an infant. I doubt anyone is losing any sleep over this.



Before the beginning of the series, Lisa, despite her very young age, is a Junior Nobel Prize recipient. Though she is still in kindergarten, she is exceedingly smarter than the other kids her age, nonetheless, that she can move up at least six grades. Because of her big brain, Lisa tends to be egocentric, boorish and more than a little of a know-it-all.

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“We don’t need no education…”

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“Ahem. That’s a double negative. It should be ‘We don’t need ANY education’. You’re undermining your own point.”

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And while Lily’s intelligence isn’t on par with Lisa’s, she seems to be fully aware of her surroundings and for the most part, she’s cognizant of what’s going on around her. Hey, that’s impressive for a baby!


She’ll make a “right on” gesture as soon as she learns how to make a fist.



“Come Sale Away”. I love Lily’s expression here after Lincoln assures her that he and the other sisters will return her lost blanket. That face seems to be saying “Something tells me that I better not hold my breath.”


“A Room With a Feud”. Lincoln convinces his sisters to switch roommates. Lori ends up rooming with Lily and it turns out that both of them enjoy playing with smartphones.


Lori: Ha ha…Literally!

Lily: Ha ha…Lil-all-lee!


“Party Down” For Lori’s party, Lisa makes a chocolate fountain. (It started out as a nuclear fusion device, but she accidentally dropped her chocolate bar in it.) It turns out that she and Lily like chocolate…


…I mean, like, a lot!

Lisa: Oh, mama! This Theobroma Cacao, street name: chocolate, is working wonders on my serotonin levels!

Lily: (pouring some into her bottle) Goo-goo! (They giggle)

“Making The Grade”. Lisa gets bumped up from kindergarten to Lincoln’s class, where she proceeds to smoke her new classmates with her superior intellect. At Lincoln’s requests, she attempts to dumb herself down and try to be a “cool” kid, complete with a Fonzie impression.

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I’m not surprised that I ended up enjoying Lisa on the show. Being something of a nerd myself, I often find myself identifying with the brainy characters. It was Lily who caught me off guard. I ended up enjoying her scenes/bits more than I expected to, as I’m normally not a fan of baby characters or of baby humor. In any case, these little ankle biters can be quite amusing in some scenes, but ultimately, they’re harmless.


“I’m also developing a computer virus that, when activated, will scramble all of YouTube’s videos, and can only be reversed if they agree to stop taking advantage of the content creators and reward virus solving computer experts with a room full of ice cream sandwiches…

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…but I’ve already said too much.”

She Blinded Me with Science!

“She blinded me….with SCIENCE!”

Next time, Damon steps in as we wrap up our Loud House character breakdown with the Loud parents, Lynn Sr. and Rita. Keep Pop Dreaming.

Pop Dream #10: Lola & Lana

Are you still there? Good, because it’s time for the next Pop Dream!

Looks like we’ve made it, folks. Here we are at THE BIG TEN!!

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Before we start, I’d like to once again apologize for delay. We’re not happy about it either. I planned to do this Pop Dream last month, but it was delayed due to distractions. November and December are notoriously bad months for blogging, since you have major holidays constantly vying for your attention. Nonetheless, better late than never. On with the fun and frivolity.

As previously stated, this is Pop Dream #10, and it’s very appropriate that we’ll be spotlighting a pair of twins on the first two digit Pop Dream. Our look at characters from Nickelodeon’s The Loud House continues with a look at the house’s set of twins. One of them is a princess while the other one is a mud bug. Today’s Pop Dream looks at Lola & Lana Loud!


They’re 2.. 2…2 brats in one!


By now, it’s no secret that we love our twins on this site. When I first learned about The Loud House, my interest was immediately peaked when I learned that two of Lincoln’s sisters were twins, and this series didn’t disappoint. As you already know, I’ve chosen to spotlight each of Lincoln’s sisters in pairs in order to save time, but even if I hadn’t done that, I’d still be focusing on these characters collectively regardless because they’re a duo. Opposite sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. Lana & Lola are like the Odd Couple of The Loud House.

The Odd Couple

“Oh, Oscar, Oscar, Oscar…”

At 6 years old, Lola is the third-youngest child of the Loud family, and the middle child of Lincoln’s five younger sisters. She is also Lana’s younger twin sister, with whom she attends the 1st grade at Royal Woods Elementary School. Yes, that’s right. Lola is the younger twin. Initially, I assumed that she was the older twin due to her having more of an alpha personality, but no, Lola is the younger twin by a couple of minutes.

Lola & Lana

Lana: Yeah, that’s right, Lola. Sometimes I forget that you’re younger than me.

Lola: I’m only two minutes younger!!

Lana: Then maybe in two minutes, you’ll understand!

Meanwhile, At 6 years old, Lana is the fourth-youngest child of the Loud family, and the second-oldest of Lincoln’s five younger sisters. She is also Lola’s older twin sister, with whom she attends the 1st grade at Royal Woods Elementary School.

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Two sets of matching bookends, different as night and day…


Lola’s appearance is fancy, frilly and very, very, very pink. She wears a princess dress and a tiara daily.


“If you got it, flaunt it!”

Shirley Temple

Also, personally, I would have had Lola wear a Shirley Temple type outfit instead of the beauty pageant outfit, but that’s me.

Lana’s look, on the other hand, can best be described as grunge. She prefers overalls to dresses, sneakers to Mary Jane shoes and is rarely seen without her backwards worn red baseball cap.


“Drop it like it’s hot! Actually, I just like making lots of noise!”


Lola is spoiled, arrogant, conceited, bratty, sassy, smart-mouthed and dresses like a princess. Lola’s interests include anything girly – this includes fashion shows, makeup, and posing for photo shoots. She is constantly claiming how beautiful she is, and can’t look away from a mirror for more than five seconds, which gets on everybody’s nerves. Some fans may indeed find Lola annoying, and I can understand why. Yeah, she can be obnoxious at times, but nonetheless, I can’t bring myself to dislike Lola. Partially because during a time where female characters are branching out and many modern women and girls are flatly rejecting pink, it’s a nice change of pace to see a female character who is proudly and unapologetically girly.  One can be feminine and still be feminist. People tend to forget that.


“I like pink, dresses and dollies….Deal with it!”

Meanwhile, Lana is a tomboy, contrasting with her twin’s more girly personality. She loves to play in mud, and enjoys getting her hands dirty. Her pleasures are found in filth of all kinds, and anything unhygienic, from frogs to digging in the trash for chewing gum to doing business outdoors. Despite her tomboyishness, and gross habits, she is a decent enough person, and is loving towards her family. Lana’s interests include mud, dirt, working on cars and generally being gross. She’s also a major animal lover.


It’s like a zoo in there, and smells like one too.

Especially one animal in particular, her pet frog Hops.


“Promise me you’ll never turn into a prince.”

There’s one Lana moment that sticks with me; a scene from the short “Toads and Tiaras”. In it,  Lola gets injured and is unable to compete in a beauty pageant, so Lincoln recruits Lana (who’s identical to Lola) to take her place. Despite Lincoln’s coaching, Lana still proves to be in no way beauty pageant material. Disappointed, she says this:


“Maybe there’s something wrong with me.”

Speaking as a weirdo who spent much of his childhood not giving a crap about the things that most boys my age were supposed to be interested in, I identify with that.

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Stay strong, friends!




Speaking of which, I like little moments like this scene from “Left In the Dark”,

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and this scene from “Baby Steps”. I like moments like these in which the twins act like the 6-year-olds that they are. This being a comedy, there will of course be exaggerations for comedic effect, which is great, but it’s good that The Loud House’s writers never forget that these characters are children and remember to keep their attitudes and their brains very childlike. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Lola and Lana speaking a secret language at some point.




Someone once said that “twins are like a family within the family”, and Lola and Lana are no exception. Ironically, Lola, the younger twin, is the louder and more aggressive sister, despite being pink and “sweet”, whereas Lana, though she’s the grubby tomboy, is the quieter and more compassionate twin.

By the by, peep out this image of the twins brushing their teeth together.



I don’t have a joke for this, I just think it’s super-cute.

Lola and Lana are like most twins (and siblings in general); getting on each other’s nerves one minute, having each other’s backs the next. Speaking of moments, I nearly lost it when I first saw the short “Patching Things Up”. In it, Lana and Lola are trying to become Bluebelles, but neither one wants to join without the other.


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Lana & Lola singing

“Left In the Dark”: We first see the twins marching out of their bedroom to watch TV in the living room, all the while chanting “Cartoons! Cartoons! Cartoons!” That was pretty much the highlight of my day as a kid.

“Picture Perfect”: Lincoln, attempting to take the perfect family portrait, makes Lana and Lola wear marshmallows in their mouths in order to fill in the gaps for their missing front teeth.


“You look silly!”


“Undie Pressure”. Lincoln makes a bet with his sisters that they can’t go through an afternoon without doing their favorite things. Lana has to go without playing in the mud. I love this shot of her forlornly looking out of the window.

Loud Twins as Moniters

“Get The Message”. Lana and Lola are appointed hall monitors in school and use this “power” to hassle Lincoln in the Loud House hallway. This doesn’t seem like something that either of them would be interested in. I guess they just like telling people what to do.


“Vantastic Voyage”. The family’s minivan (nicknamed “Vanzilla”) breaks down (again!).


All of the kids are begrudgingly pushing the van home…


…except for Lola, who stands on the top waving as though she were riding a parade float!

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“Tricked”. Lana & Lola go Trick Or Treating dressed as salt and pepper shakers.


Initially, I was a little apprehensive when I learned that Lola and Lana would have opposite personalities, as I feared that the two of them would have anti-chemistry. Thankfully, Lana and Lola don’t hate each other like The Cramp Twins, and I do understand that if they were both exactly alike, there’d be little to no play among them, so some distinction is necessary. In little time, the twins joined the ranks of my favorite characters on the show. It’s a treat for me whenever either of them is on screen, especially when they’re seen doing twin stuff. I can’t think of a better way to wrap up this twin tribute than this:


Lana & Lola Loud

Lana: Well, that was just gweechy! Wouldn’t you say?

Lola: Oh, yeah! It was absolutely ice box!

It’s a twin thing. You wouldn’t understand.

Next Time: It’s Lisa and Lily. Keep Pop Dreaming.



Pop Dream #9: Lynn and Lucy

Are you still there? Good, ’cause it’s that time again! Time for the next Pop Dream!

Stone Cold Steve Austin - Hell yeah!

Before we start, I’d like to once again apologize for the delay. I didn’t intend for the gap between segments to get this long. I planned to do this last month (September), but real life kept getting in the way.

Also, time for a serious moment (Don’t worry; it’ll be quick)…

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This is my serious face.

Yes, we’re quite aware of the recent events concerning The Loud House series creator, Chris Savino which have led to his being let go from Nickelodeon. I find the actions that have lead to Mr. Savino’s termination to be deplorable and unfortunate for the victims. However, this Pop Dream miniseries will continue as originally planned. The Pop Dream segments are all about the characters and the show, not about the creators, so we’re going to separate the man from his work here. For anyone who wishes to make a comment for this segment, we’d appreciate it if you would only comment on the characters and the show, and not about Chris Savino’s personal life. This isn’t TMZ. Twinsanity is a site for entertainment, cracking jokes and having fun, and we’d like to keep it that way. Any comments regarding the recent news about Chris Savino and his actions will not be published here. Thank you.

OK, enough of that. Now, on with the fun!

Our celebration of The Loud House continues with two more of the Loud sisters. One of them is lives for sports and competition, while the other one lives in perpetual darkness. Today’s Pop Dream spotlights Lynn and Lucy Loud!


“Touchdown! Home run! Goal! Slam dunk! To the max! SPORTS!!”

Lucy with bat

“Staring into the dark abyss. The light is a distant star, forever out of my soul’s reach, but enough about me, how are you doing?”



At 13 years old, Lynn is the fifth-oldest child of the Loud family, and the youngest of Lincoln’s five older sisters. She is named after her father. Lynn attends Royal Woods Middle School. She possesses a habit of turning everything into a sport.




At 8 years old, Lucy is the fifth-youngest child of the Loud family, and the oldest of Lincoln’s five younger sisters. Her most annoying habit is popping up and scaring people, which is a running gag in the series. Along with Lincoln, she’s the quietest out of all the Loud siblings.

Addams Family

She’s creepy and she’s kooky, mysterious and spooky…



Lynn has thick brown hair, which like Luan’s is tied into a pony tail. Unlike Luan, however, Lynn has thick bangs on the front of her head. Lynn also wears a red and white jersey with the number 1 on it.

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Lynn is also the only Loud sibling who wears socks to sleep.


As for Lucy, she’s clearly into the color black. She’s the only member of the Loud family with black hair (and as photos of Lucy as a baby have proven, her black hair is natural, not dyed). She’s also the only Loud sibling besides Lincoln who’s hair color isn’t yellow nor brown.

The Undertaker

“What’s wrong with black? It’s cheery!”

Lucy is also the only Loud sibling who’s eyes have yet to be seen.

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Jeepers, creepers, haven’t seen those peepers…


Lynn is athletic and competitive. She loves to play sports and enjoys roughhousing with her siblings.

She enjoys playing every existing sport, including football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. She is also skilled in various forms of martial arts, such as kickboxing, Mexican wrestling, (or lucha libre) and parkour.

Chris Berman

“She could…go…all…the…way!!”

In addition to sports, Lynn seems to have another hobby: annoying her brother Lincoln!


“Hey, I almost for got something…”


“Ha-ha! You just got pants’d!”

The reason why Lynn chooses Lincoln as her victim often is likely because since Lincoln is the only boy in the house, she would think that he’d be less likely to resist her roughhousing. Also, because of their closeness in age (Lynn is 2 years older than Lincoln).


Lucy is mostly about holding sances, reading and writing dark poetry and dabbling in the dark arts.

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“Oh, spirit of the bratwurst that I ate last night. I just wanted to say ‘Sorry'”.

One gag about Lucy that I find funny is how when she uses an onomatopoeia,  she’ll say the actual word instead making the sound. She says the word “sigh” instead of sighing. She said the word “Gasp!” on a few occasions, and once in the short “Spell It Out”, while eating, she said the words…

TLH - Speel It Out



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“Space Invader”: After an argument with Lucy (whom she shares a bedroom with), Lynn asks Lincoln if she can bunk with him. After some persuasion,

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As well as giving him the old “sad eyes” routine, Lincoln relents.

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Lynn proves to be the roommate from hell. Bouncing a ball against the wall, luchador wrestling with Lincoln and snoring while drooling. When Lincoln tries to subject his sister to the same treatment, hoping that she’ll get fed up and leave…

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…She instead moves all of her stuff into Lincoln’s room, declaring him “The best roommate ever!”

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“Lock ‘n Loud”: Lynn organizes a security squad made up of herself and her rollerball team.

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“The Price of Admission”: Lincoln, freaked out after watching a scary movie, is asked to retrieve something from the attic. Afraid to go there alone, he tries to convince Lucy to accompany him with the promise that “There might be bats up there!”

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Lucy’s reply: “There are, but they’re not vampire bats. What’s the point?”

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Interestingly, Lucy gets her wish in the short “The Butterfly Effect”.

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“I’ve been bitten by a vampire bat!”

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“Best. Day. Ever!”

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“House Music”: Lucy, along with her siblings, are performing as a band in a county fair. Their mom Rita gushes over them before they perform.

Rita: Ooh! Look at my little rock stars!

Lucy: My real genre is death metal.

Rita: SO CUTE!!


Neither Lynn nor Lucy are among my favorite Loud sisters, but each of them have their share of amusing moments. Lucy in particular surprised me, as I ended up enjoying her character more than I thought I would. Usually I find goth characters to be somewhat limited, but TLH managed to get more material from the character than I would have. And that we’re doing Lucy and Lynn near the end of October somehow seems fitting. So let’s end this with a musical trip from the dark side…of fashion!



“Yeah, but I’m five years older than Lucy, so I win!”

Dick Vitale

“That’s awesome, baby, with a capital A!”

Next time, it’s the twins Lola & Lana. Keep Pop Dreaming.


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!”


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.


“It’s showtime, folks!”


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


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.


“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!”


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




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.


“Hey, I like this kid’s style!”



“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.



“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.



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…



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


…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.


“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.


“I guess that’s a wrap!”

In another, she covers her siblings in red gelatin.


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


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.

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

Next time: Lynn and Lucy. Keep Pop Dreaming.

What The Funny #5: Popcorn Pandemonium


“Hey, kids! What time is it?”

Time for more What The Funny!

Well, this is it, folks. The last of my Rocko’s Modern Life favorite short breakdowns.


Yeah, I know that there are many more Rocko shorts that I could cover here, but as I said back at the very first segment, I don’t want to get bogged down with doing every single episode of RML; I’m only doing my absolute favorite shorts. I’m about ready to move on to another show or franchise to cover, and I think that 5 is a good round number to stop on. Now just so we’re clear, this isn’t the last WTF; it’s just the last one that I’ll be doing for this particular series. We don’t know what the next one will be just yet, although we have some ideas. And it may be myself, or Damon or even both of us doing the next crop of WTFs.

Anyway….on with the merriment. Here’s Popcorn Pandemonium



Synopsis: In this episode Rocko dreams of going to a drive-in movie, but he and Heffer settle on the local movie theater.


The short starts with Rocko and Heffer in the car watching TV through Ed Bighead’s window. Rocko is annoyed because this is not tantamount to watching a movie at a real drive-in. Heffer uses a remote control to change the channel to a scary movie and Bighead changes the channel back to his program. Soon, Heffer and Bighead continuously flicker the TV channels back and forth, which cause Bighead’s TV to explode.

Heffer suggests that he and Rocko should go to Googa Plex Cinemas, a local movie theater that offers numerous amount of movies. The two pay roughly $100 for two tickets and buy their refreshments (while waiting hours in a long line). Heffer is caught sneaking his own snacks into the theater.

The Googa Plex Cinema has many theaters, all of them showing the same movie: “Lethal Odor IX”.


They enter a movie theater, only to find that they mistakenly entered a restroom. I hate it when that happens!

One running gag that I like is that the staff at Googa Plex are all wearing shirts identical to Rocko’s, and because of this, Rocko is continually mistaken for an employee.

Rocko: (to the cashier) Might I say, that’s a very dapper shirt you’re wearing!

Cashier: Yeah, management makes us wear these stupid things!

Rocko and Heffer go to theater #42, where we’re treated to this exchange:

Rocko (to an employee): Excuse me, where’s theater #42?

Employee: You should know, man. You work here!

Rocko: I don’t work here.

Employee: Me neither, unless the boss is watching.

Rocko and Heffer see the a preview of the family movie “The Cuddly Little Poots” Guest starring the super hero Really, Really Big Man.

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Then there’s a preview withing the preview telling the audience to watch for the Cuddly Little Poots on a World War II submarine, in the feature “Das Poot”! This pun is so bad that even the characters in the theater collectively groan at it.

Next, we get a trailer for “Garbage Strike: The Musical”, which is a parody of the Disney feature, Newsies, a 1992 musical about striking paperboys.

There’s also a preview for the movie “Lang Chow: Gerbil of Death” complete with bad dubbing. We also see Lang Chow eating breakfast.


“For a Shaolin monk, you’re Kung-Fu is really lousy!”

After a preview of a movie about Dracula’s demise, the movie blurs out before it shows the feature presentation. Filburt, the movie director, listens to the guests’ complaining and hit his head on the top of the opening of the window, causing his glasses to fall off his face and reflect the light of the movie projector to start a fire, which trails through the carpet and into the popcorn storage room. This causes the popcorn to overflow through the building and Rocko and Heffer run out just in time to make it to the car. But when they find that the overflowing popcorn has caused the building to collapse, they find that it has become a drive-in and stay to watch the film. As the popcorn continues to overflow, the Garbage Rats from the film appear and sing their strike song.

Popcorn Pandemonium wasn’t a complicated plot. Rather, it was mostly a series is spot gags with a continuing theme. This short had an old-school Looney Tunes feel to it, and I’m a big enough Looney Tunes nerd to appreciate that.

My Rating: 4 out of 5.

Next time: A completely different show! Stay funny.