Is The Loud House a flash in the pan hit, or the next SpongeBob SquarePants?

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Only time will tell the correct answer, but right now anything could happen.

Rugrats and The Fairly OddParents ran for well over a decade and were at this same level of popularity for a long time, but now they've essentially just faded away. They were what you call a flash in the pan hit.

Will The Loud House suffer the same fate, or keep running and being popular indefinitely like SpongeBob?
 

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The show is still popular, but I'm pretty sure there will be some sort of ending. Unlike Spongebob, which runs on negative continuity, The Loud House is more willing to call back and build off of past episodes. Even after it ends, it'll still be popular.
 

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Rugrats and The Fairly OddParents ran for well over a decade and were at this same level of popularity for a long time, but now they've essentially just faded away. They were what you call a flash in the pan hit.
I'm not too familiar with the term, but I'd say flash in a pan refers more to short-lived hypes and popularity, trends that appear and disappear within one or two years. FOP and Rugrats are definitely more than that, and I'd say TLH will probably be similarly popular.

Spongebob is a phenomenom that will probably never truly fade from pop-culture, like Mickey Mouse and Simpsons. That level of popularity will never be reached by TLH.
 

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It won't be the next Spongebob, nor should it try to be, ever.
It just needs to focus on getting better with every new passing episode, which it has for the most part (even if there are still plenty of weaksauce/crappy-tasting episodes that are coming out or already came out, IMHO.).
 
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As of right now, it's still one of Nickelodeon's highest rated shows, next to SpongeBob.

But then in a few years, it could likely end up on the heels of Rugrats, Hey Arnold, TMNT 2012, and FOP as it turns into a flash-in-the-pan type series.
 

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I don't think Rugrats or Fop were flash in the pan, FOP ended when it was popular then they brought back the show and ran it into the ground to make it less appealing. ( I still love the early seasons) Rugrats (my all time favorite Nicktoon) same thing, where they could have ended it on top as popular , but ran it into the ground. I do think the shows still have some love but there's nothing new to talk about them since they ended.

My worry for the Loud House, is that Nick will try to drain every thing out of it and to run it longer than it really should. Personally, I think 5 seasons would be a good amount total.


Spongebob is strangely the only show Nick has run like crazy and hasn't really faded in popularity.
 
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I think it’ll be remembered on the same level as Rugrats or FOP but I wouldn’t call any of those flashes in the pan. Spongebob is just iconic and is a step above anything else Nick has ever made (and most things anyone else has ever made) in terms of lasting popularity.
 

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I've never even seen The Loud House.
I recommend starting at Season 2 if you must even begin at all, as that's where it actually shows signs of being above average to good, IMHO. Otherwise, it's pretty dang mediocre overall and you're really not missing that much, honestly.
 
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I'm not interested in the show at all.
I don't blame you and whether you agree with me or not, Nickelodeon has done so much better (at least IMHO):
* Glitch Techs

* Welcome to the Wayne

* It's Pony!

* Harvey Beaks

* Just about any 90s - early 00s Nicktoon (that isn't Spongebob, Ren & Stimpy, just about anything Butch Hartman, or MLAATR since I'm personally not a fan of any of those.), honestly.
 

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I don't blame you and whether you agree with me or not, Nickelodeon has done so much better (at least IMHO):
* Glitch Techs

* Welcome to the Wayne

* It's Pony!

* Harvey Beaks

* Just about any 90s - early 00s Nicktoon (that isn't Spongebob, Ren & Stimpy, just about anything Butch Hartman, or MLAATR since I'm personally not a fan of any of those.), honestly.
And I thought I was the only person to enjoy It's Pony more than TLH. I think it has more potential to be the type of show I would watch, personally. But I do kinda get why more people enjoy TLH.

To the OP: I don't think any of these are considered "flash in the pan." That term implies something that burns really bright and fades to nothing quickly. This is more akin to, say Frozen, Zootopia, or maybe Avatar (James Cameron). Films that were the biggest thing since sliced bread when they were new, only to fade to nothing after a year or so as far as media buzz and word of mouth. I can't really recall a western TV cartoon to do this. Usually if a cartoon becomes super popular the network holds on to it for a while. Plus it's hard for a cartoon to stand out and get really popular to begin with.

The closest thing I can think of right now is Netflix's She-Ra. It was all over animation news during that dumb costume "controversy." It even had quite a few big artist in the industry drawing fanart to support the show. All of this only to not really be talked about again when the show actually aired. But I'm not sure that this actually counts, since it was a headline that got popular on social media and not the show itself.

I'd say TLH is steadily approaching FOP and Rugrats' status as a Nicktoon. Which is not "flash in the pan" at all, but rather the as popular, long running and culturally significant a show could ever hope to get on this channel. Short of being a smash hit phenomenon like Spongebob or maybe Avatar:TLA.
 
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