Flying Solo (The Loud House)

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Clyde being out-of-charater + Lincoln getting hit with the Torture bat + a unfunny running gag = All red crosses across the board!
Series: The Loud House
Part of Season: 5
Episode Number: 12b
Air Date: February 8, 2021
Writer: Whitney Wetta
Director: Kyle Marshall
Previous episode: Zach Attack
Next episode: Hurl, Interrupted


Flying Solo is the 20th episode of the fifth season of The Loud House.

Plot

Clyde thinks he's a shoe-in for the Glee Club solo, until Lincoln accidentally auditions and lands the part.

Why This Episode Hits All Of The Sour Notes

  1. This is one of the very few episodes in the series where Clyde is very unlikeable, which is unacceptable since he is usually a very likeable character, even in some of the show's worst episodes (Brawl in the Family being a notable example).
  2. Clyde is extremely selfish in this episode, as he tries to sabotage Lincoln's solo play out of jealousy. What a way to be a friend, Clyde.
  3. Clyde's method to sabotage Lincoln's play is to have him lose his voice, which involves him trying to speak as loud as he can. Somehow, he succeeds, which is nonsensical.
  4. Annoying running gag of Mr. Budden drinking a flippee and having a brain freeze, which is nonsensically unfunny as well.
  5. The scene where Clyde keeps failing to do his play perfectly is just filler.
  6. The episode ends with one last bad joke; Lincoln and Clyde do their play goodly, but they accidentally crash into each other due to Paula failing to control the ropes.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The song itself, Herky-Jerky World, is pretty good.
  2. Lincoln's singing voice is admittedly great.
  3. Clyde was able to make it up to Lincoln by fixing his voice.
  4. Pretty much every character in this episode except Clyde is likable.
  5. Good ending (despite the bad joke in the end): Lincoln gets his voice back, and he and Clyde do their play perfectly before bumping into each other.

Reception

The episode was met with negative reception from critics and fans. It currently holds a 3.3/10 on IMDb.

Trivia

This, its sister episode, "Season's Cheatings"/"A Flipmas Carol", and "Camped!" are thus so far the only Season 5 episodes to not premiere on a Friday.

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