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"The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos" (often abbreviated to just "Relative Chaos") is a Season 2 episode of The Loud House. It is the first television appearance of The Casagrande Family.

Plot

When Ronnie Anne and Bobby visit their crazy extended family, Bobby fits in great, but Ronnie Anne struggles with the smothering nature of their relatives.

Synopsis

Act I

Lincoln and Lori are seen leaving the Loud House in a rush. It turns out that Bobby, Ronnie Anne, and their mother, Maria, are visiting their relatives in Great Lakes City for two days. When they get to the Santiago House, Lori and Bobby continuously tell each other that they'll miss each other, while Lincoln and Ronnie Anne couldn't care any less, since they're not actually boyfriend and girlfriend. After twenty minutes of waiting for Lori and Bobby to finish, Lincoln and Ronnie Anne proceed to split the two apart, much to their despair. Once Lincoln and Lori leave, Maria arrives, and Ronnie Anne tells her that she went ahead and packed all of their stuff.

Sometime later, Bobby, Ronnie Anne and Maria arrive at the Casagrande apartment. Inside, the Casagrandes go about their day, which feature family members:

Bobby, Ronnie Anne, and Maria arrive inside, and the family members quickly greet them. As the family goes along with their day, and while Bobby and Ronnie Anne try to make themselves feel like home, Frida asks Maria if she ever told her kids the big secret yet. Maria explains to her sister-in-law that she hasn't told her kids yet, but it turns that Frida already blabbed it to at least Hector, Rosa, and CJ. Maria explains to them that she is planning on telling Bobby and Ronnie Anne, she's just waiting for the right time to do it. Maria asks them to not tell them yet, figuring that it will be best if they hear it from her.

Hector proceeds to show Bobby, Ronnie Anne, CJ, Carl, and Carlos the changes he made to the bodega, but Carlota drags Ronnie Anne away, not wanting her to visit that part of the house. Before the guys can exit the building, Hector tosses a container of fish onto the front steps, causing a swarm of homeless cats to fight over the fish. With the cats distracted, the boys make a run for it. Inside Carlota's room, Carlota presents Ronnie Anne with an outfit for her to wear, which leads to Frida snapping a photo of them. Inside the bodega, Bobby gives Hector a unique tactic on how to make some more money. Back inside the apartment, Ronnie Anne tries to get a snack, but Rosa catches her and proceeds to give Ronnie Anne a surplus of food for her to eat. When Frida, Carlota, and Rosa begin arguing on who needs Ronnie Anne most, Ronnie Anne excuses herself so she can get some time to herself. She sits on the couch, wanting to read a magazine, but the rest of the family arrives, because "The Dream Boat" is on. She then tries to get some privacy in the bathroom, but even there she is not safe from the overcrowding family.

At night, Ronnie Anne tries to get some sleep, but no matter where she sleeps, someone or something would get in the way, such as Maria rolling onto her, a passing train making a lot of noise, the black alley cats meowing loudly, Lalo taking her sleeping spot, Bobby being too noisy to sleep with, the contents of the closet falling onto her, and Sergio sleeping in the shower. Ronnie Anne's last resort is to sleep under the table.

The next day, as the family begins eating breakfast, Bobby says he's gonna miss everyone since the weekend's almost over, but CJ reveals the big secret to Bobby and Ronnie Anne. With this information revealed, Maria confesses to her kids that she's been thinking about this for a long time and goes into detail: With how often and how busy she works as a nurse, Maria feels bad that she has to leave her kids home alone so much of the time. But recently, she discovered that she could get a job at the Great Lakes City hospital, which would enable Maria, Bobby and Ronnie Anne to live closer to them. That way, even when Maria still gets busy with her job as a nurse, Bobby and Ronnie Anne will at least be much closer to relatives who can look after them while she's gone.

Bobby and the Casangrandes are really happy and excited to hear this, and the Casagrandes even offer to let Maria and her kids move in with them, claiming they have plenty of room (and at least that, Maria and the kids don't have to buy a new house). Maria and Bobby don't mind the idea of moving in with their extended family, but Ronnie Anne's clearly distraught by what has just happened.

Act II

Ronnie Anne breaks the news to Lincoln, who in turn, is shocked. Lincoln points out that Ronnie Anne could just tell her family how she really feels about the decision, but Ronnie Anne rebuffs that no one else will listen to her, as she's the only one who disagrees with it. Ronnie Anne requests to see Lori, who then tells her the announcement. Lori, furious at this revelation, quickly drives off to the apartment with Lincoln in tow.

Arriving at the apartment, Ronnie Anne notices them, and lets them in, albeit in scratches due to the homeless cats attacking them. Upon seeing Lori, Carl suddenly starts acting cool. Ronnie Anne introduces the family and Loud's to each other, with Frida thinking that Lincoln is her boyfriend, which they both deny nervously. While Lincoln gets accommodated with the Casagrandes, Ronnie Anne takes Lori over to the bodega, where Bobby's excited to see her, and leaves Lori alone with her brother. Lori lividly questions her boyfriend's decision to move in with the Casagrandes since they would be far apart, but Bobby tells her that he has thought of something and shows her around the bodega, leaving her unable to convince him not to move. So, she and Ronnie Anne try some different tactics to get him to understand:

  • First, they get Carlota to give Lori a makeover to give her more appeal and get Bobby's eyes on her and off the inventory. But when she goes into the bodega, Bobby's "manager" Carl becomes infatuated by the oldest Loud sister's look and asks her out, which she politely declines. Carl loses his balance and knocks over the flour, which ruins Lori's new look.
  • Next, they see a promo for the finale of "The Dream Boat" and make an exact replica of the date in it. But before Bobby can enjoy some time with his girl, his delivery guy gets attacked by the cats and he goes off to save him, much to her annoyance.
  • Then, they make a heart-shaped cookie with Bobby's name written in chocolate chips and add a little extra ingredient to it: Rosa's love potion. Ronnie Anne informs Lori that she has to be the very first person Bobby sees when he eats the cookie. She presents it to him, but before he can eat it, a customer (one that Hector has heard gossip about whitening his teeth) arrives and asks where the milk is. Bobby goes in to show him and while Lori waits impatiently, Sergio swoops down, grabs the cookie, eats it, and sees Bobby the minute he steps out of the bodega. The parrot amorously goes after Lori's boyfriend.

Lori gives up, and decides she and Lincoln should leave since she couldn't get him away from the bodega. Lincoln, not wanting to see all the emotional drama, goes back inside. However, Bobby finally comes and he and Lori talk things over. Ronnie Anne notices them hugging and Lori smiling, thinking that she finally convinced him and thanks Lori for doing that, thinking they can go back to Royal Woods now. But Lori reveals what really happened: after finally talking it over, and ultimately just wanting her boyfriend to be happy, Lori's willing to let Bobby stay with the Casagrandes and keep up a long-distance relationship with him--they can reunite after they get done with high school by enrolling at the college that Bobby and Ronnie Anne's uncle teaches at. Ronnie Anne is displeased that while the older siblings have it figured out, she still can't tell anyone how she feels and tries getting Lincoln to back her up. But Lincoln, who's more accustomed to living with a large family and who also had a lot of fun with the Casagrandes, ends up siding with them, Lori and Bobby.

That night, Ronnie Anne is sitting on the front steps, upset with how things are going to change. Maria comes out to see what's wrong with her daughter, who confesses that she doesn't want to move. Although Ronnie Anne loves the Casagrandes, she doesn't like the idea of living with so many people under one roof and that she really misses her old life back in Royal Woods. Not wanting to force her daughter into something that she doesn't feel comfortable with, Maria tells her they can go home tomorrow. Ronnie Anne's happy that her mother understands her plight and they hug it out. However, when they go back into the building, they forget to close the door, leaving an opportunity for the cats.

Just as Ronnie Anne's getting ready to pack her things, she finds that the closet isn't cluttered anymore and is now converted into her own personal bedroom, much like Lincoln's room back in Royal Woods. Realizing that Ronnie Anne's not used to living with so many people and that she likes to be by herself at times, the Casagrandes decided that she should have her own room and designed it the way that she would like, such as:

  • Putting up skateboarding merchandise, such as posters and skateboards (courtesy of Carl).
  • Hanging up a bunch of purple hoodies (courtesy of Carlota, who's willing to accept the fact that Ronnie Anne's not into conventional girly-stuff like she is).
  • Putting in a mini-fridge with the ice pops that she likes and cleansing the room of evil spirits (courtesy of her grandparents).
  • Aunt Frida hung up a bunch of photographs that she had taken (including one of Ronnie Anne and Lincoln that she put in a heart-shaped frame).
  • CJ also made a "Keep Out" banner for Ronnie Anne to hang on the outside of the door.

Ronnie Anne is touched with what they did for her and changes her mind about moving before Maria tells them that they wouldn't be moving in after all. Her mom's surprised by this and questions her about it. Ronnie Anne acknowledges that her mom was right in that it will be a big change, but they'll at least be surrounded by a family that loves them. But the moment is cut short when they realize that they forgot to close the door outside and the cats barge into the apartment and start attacking everyone. They knock over the cake Rosa had made for the party and Ronnie Anne catches it, but the cats pass by her, making her drop it on herself. When the cats leave, everyone laughs it off.

The next day, the Louds and Santiagos are saying their goodbyes with Lori and Bobby eagerly awaiting the day they'll see each other again, and Carl will be waiting for Lori as well, saying that he'll be there for her should Bobby break her heart and revealing a tattoo of her on his stomach (that he made out of Carlota's eyeliner, which she finds out angrily). Lincoln and Ronnie Anne are about to bid farewell, and Ronnie Anne hugs him instead of playfully punching him, something she's not too keen on. Before he leaves, Lincoln gives Ronnie Anne a little tip on how to deal with the new arrangements in her life.

S2E13 Ronnie Anne enjoying her ice pop

Ronnie Anne in her new room.

That night, Ronnie Anne is in her room enjoying an ice pop and starts to talk to the viewers, which is the tip Lincoln gave her, about how she'll have to get used to living with the Casagrandes. She sees that breaking the fourth wall does help after all. Sergio flies in and tells her "Dream Boat", making her think the show is on and she rides off on Lalo to join the others. But Sergio, still under the potion's power, was referring to a picture of Bobby that he snatches with. The episode ends with Rosa looking at her special candle, claiming it never fails, and was the main reason why the Santiagos moved in with them, as she blows out the candle.

Cast

Trivia

Relative Chaos German Dub

Title card in the Russian, Dutch, German, and Latin American dub. Also shown in the UK.

  • This was initially titled Relative Chaos.
    • On YTV and Nicktoons UK airings, the episode is abbreviated to simply "Relative Chaos".
    • In the Dutch, German, Russian, and the Latin American dub, the abbreviated title is used.
    • Coincidentally, both episodes have Sammie Crowley and Whitney Wetta as the writers, and Miguel Puga and Jordan Rosato as the storyboard artists.
  • According to Chris Savino, the decision to have the Santiagos move away from Royal Woods was made before the series even premiered.[1]
  • Starting with this episode, the Santiago family have moved away from Royal Woods, and Lori and Lincoln have established long-distance relationships with Bobby and Ronnie Anne, respectively. It also ends the running gag of Bobby having many jobs, since he found a permanent one in his grandfather's store.
  • Innuendo: When Ronnie Anne lifts the shower curtain, she sees Sergio, who exclaims the words "I'm naked!". Since parrots, such as Sergio, are known to repeat spoken words, it can be implied that Sergio once peeked in on one of the Casagrandes while they were showering and associated that phrase with the moving of a shower curtain.

References

  • Elvis Presley - He made a cameo on Rosa's "special" candle in the dresser. The "Hound Dog" on it is a reference to one of his songs.
  • Home Alone 3 - When Sergio says he's naked, this could be a reference to a scene in the film, where the parrot says "Come in, I'm naked".
  • The Powerpuff Girls - The pulsating hearts used when Sergio falls victim to the love potion are similar to "The Day is Saved" joke used in the ending of every episode of the show.
  • Foe Paws - Rosa resembles Mama Mia from Cartoon Network's classic pilot since Chris Savino previously created this short.

Errors

S2E13 A good laugh

Isn't that chocolate cake?

  • Lynn Sr. was listed in the credits, despite the fact that he didn't appear in this episode.
  • There are several instances between the moment Ronnie Anne and her mother are talking, and when Ronnie Anne decides to stay with their family, that their eyelashes are disconnected from their eyes.
    • Also, when her mother joins her on the steps, she leaves the door she came through open, however, by the next shot, the door is closed.
  • In the Brazilian dub credits, Lily was listed in the credits, despite the fact she didn't appear in the episode.
  • When Lori was crying about losing Bobby, her right arm was dislocated.
  • When Ronnie Anne was introducing Lori and Lincoln to her family, Carlota's eyelashes were disconnected from her eyes.
  • Everyone should've been concerned when Lalo ate the chocolate cake, because he could have gotten sick or even die from eating it.

Running Gags

  • Lori taking Lincoln along with her, even though he always questions her why, with the same answer.
  • Whenever Lincoln tries to defend himself with whatever comment Lori made, Lori would rebuff "Do you really wanna argue with me right now?"
  • The Casagrandes almost revealing the secret plan to Ronnie Anne and Bobby before CJ blabs it to them.
  • The Casagrandes asking Ronnie Anne "Wouldn't it be nice to do this every day?"
  • Homeless black cats attacking, which frightens Lalo.
  • Carl trying to impress Lori.
  • Ronnie Anne and Lori trying to convince Bobby to return to Royal Woods.
  • Ronnie Anne trying to find a place for herself to relax, but always ends up with problems.
  • Some of the Casagrande family members going along with their business.
    • Rosa feeding and serving food to her relatives and guests.
    • Carlos missing the point because of his bibliophilia (reading and learning).
    • Frida taking photos of her family and guests and overreacting by crying afterwards.
    • CJ being himself in his moments.
    • Carlitos mimicking someone.
    • Carl being handsome and selfish.
  • Everyone thinking that Lincoln and Ronnie Anne are a couple, with the two of them denying it.
  • Bobby helping out his grandfather at the bodega.
  • Someone pulling on a character's arm (which is ultimately lampshaded by Lori).

Sources

  1. https://www.facebook.com/FanpageOfTheLoudHouse/videos/vb.1490384344357317/1605903319472085/?type=2&theater
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