A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
The show plays up the headaches and minor crises that are routine in a big household, including personality clashes and sibling rivalry. Lincoln and his sisters are forever trying to outdo, outsmart, and outwit each other, which creates some problems and a lot of mayhem, but even when they disagree, they always find common ground and a heartwarming lesson in their experiences. Strong themes of empathy and communication.
Positive Role Models
The Louds' parents are mostly absent from the show, which leaves Lincoln and his sisters to their own devices most of the time. They argue and cause chaos, but every story ends with an affirmation of their concern for each other and their ability to empathize with his plight.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoon skirmishes and many boisterous arguments among siblings, but no injuries.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A couple of Lincoln's teen sisters are mildly boy crazy, and one is often on the phone with her boyfriend.
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Name-calling such as "twerp" and "jerk."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Loud House is a very funny cartoon that looks at the dynamics of a large family as told from the perspective of the long-suffering middle child and only boy. Issues such as sibling rivalry are at the heart of the show's laughs, and there's always some kind of personality conflict or other cause for bickering at play. The characters' distinctly different personas inspire laughs, as does the occasional instance of bathroom humor (strange odors and poopy diapers, for instance). Parents are absent from the show, so there's little responsible supervision throughout, but every story winds up with a heartwarming effort on Lincoln's sisters' part to help him in some way. Expect some name-calling ("twerp" and "jerk") but otherwise funny, heartwarming content kids will love.
Is It Any Good?
Inspired by personal experience, creator Chris Savino does a great job presenting the ups and downs of life in a big family as seen by the story's indomitable hero, Lincoln. Crucial to the story's appeal are the many distinct personalities of his sisters -- from demanding first child Lori (Catherine Taber) to gloomy emo Lucy (Jessica Di Cicco) -- who always manage to throw a wrench into their brother's plans. Sometimes it's on purpose; other times it's by accident, but in every case, it sends Lincoln on a comically desperate mission of self-advocacy to carve out his own place in a house that's overrun by girls.
Kids will come to The Loud House for the laughs, but they'll return for the excellent ensemble cast and the surprisingly heartwarming themes that dominate every story. Sibling rivalry and personality clashes have their rightful place in this show (it's not a fantasy, after all), but each time Lincoln seems ready to throw in the towel on his needs being met, one or more of his sisters come to his rescue in ways that would make any parent proud.
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