Sergio Casagrande is a minor recurring character from the Nickelodeon series The Loud House, and one of the main characters, and anti-hero of the (2019-2022) spinoff series The Casagrandes. He is the Casagrandes’ pet parrot and appears to be kind of a smart beak, as he seems to tease the members of the family.
He's constantly causing trouble by stealing stuff, destroying things, antagonizing people, invading privacy, pulling pranks, insulting others, etc. His unfriendly actions range from being mildly obnoxious to downright villainous whenever he does something bad.
Why He Should Fly Away and Never Come Back
- He is narcissistic, greedy, annoying, one-dimensional, and only cares about himself, and barely shows that he cares for his own family.
- He undermines the down-to-earth tone of The Loud House and The Casagrandes by making both series less realistic and more cartoony by acting as an anthropomorphic parrot. Granted, The Loud House/The Casagrandes does have exaggerated cartoonish and unrealistic moments, such as Lisa's intelligence and her room exploding from her experiments, Lynn Jr.'s strength to pull a car and knock down a tree, etc. But these moments only work as throwaway jokes best used in small doses, in real life parrots don't actually talk, they repeat sounds that make it appear as if they are talking, but Sergio speaks full sentences throughout the series.
- Unlike the voices of the humans, his voice can be annoying and grating to listen to.
- It doesn’t help that his voice actor Carlos Alazraqui recycled Paco's voice from Maya & Miguel, which wasted Carlos's talent at all.
- He always makes a snarky comment and makes fun of his family.
- He is a karma houdini as he almost never gets punished for his actions.
- Despite being one of the main characters, he acts as the main antagonist of some episodes, and even make the situations even worse, as there are many episodes where he is arguably at his worst:
- In "Power Play with the Casagrandes", he was responsible for causing the family's power bill to go up even higher by having an all-night party at the mercado and says "sorry not sorry" for nearly preventing Hector and Rosa's anniversary dinner.
- In "Snack Pact", he blackmails the Casagrande family that if they don't buy him or do anything he wants, he'll rat them out to Rosa (who gets jealous when her family eat someone else's cooking) that they're eating tamales from a food truck behind her back, then he enslaved his family into his own personal servants.
- In "This Bird Has Flown", where he was arguably at his most unlikable.
- He relentlessly bullies Bobby by interrupting his video call with his girlfriend Lori and messed up his hair, and embarrasses him in front of Lori by pantsing him, kept Bobby up all night by playing loud music, and when he asks to turn down the music, Sergio turns it up louder just to be spiteful to him, and molted his feathers on Bobby’s breakfast.
- When Bobby desperately wants to win the employee of the month at the mercado, he ends up losing to Sergio (which isn’t an official employee) and he smugly rubs it in Bobby’s face and says he likes to thank him for losing and poops on his head, which is just mean.
- This causes Bobby to snap at Sergio and tell him to fly away and never come back, which makes Sergio storm out of the mercado. The next day, the Casagrande family was put in distress due to Sergio suddenly going missing which makes Bobby feel guilty for what he said to him and Rosa called the police to help find Sergio which made Bobby even more guilty and kept him from telling them the truth until near the end of the episode where Bobby finally confessed that Sergio is missing because of him, the Casagrande family got initially angry at Bobby, and at that moment Sergio revealed himself and that he pretended to go missing just to get back at Bobby, meaning that Sergio put the entire Casagrande family in distress to teach Bobby a contrived lesson not to get annoyed when Sergio bullies him.
- The episode tried to put Bobby in the wrong for snapping at Sergio, but Sergio abused Bobby and emotionally manipulated the Casagrande family by putting them in distress over him, guilt-tripped Bobby when he had every reason to be upset at Sergio, made Rosa involved the police when Sergio was fine the whole time and got off scot-free.
- He was pointlessly shoehorned in The Loud House episode "Don't You Fore-Get About Me", and appeared multiple times throughout the episode despite serving no purpose to the plot.
- In "Cursed!", When the Casagrande's grandmother Rosa becomes paranoid because her favorite celebrity astrologer, Ernesto Estrella, deemed their hometown Great Lake City cursed with bad luck, the kids plan to convince him that Great Lake City isn't cursed by using Sergio's camera to film lucky moments around the city. But Sergio sabotaged the kids' plan in hopes of winning a film award, and gets each one of them hurt instead of getting lucky:
- Ronnie Anne tries to eat some cotton candy at the park, but Sergio orders his pigeon friend Sancho to overpower the cotton candy machine, causing a giant ball of cotton candy to roll over her.
- Bobby tries to show how great it is to visit the mercado, but then Sergio orders Sancho to put a fish into Bobby's pants and cause a bunch of street cats to storm in and attack him.
- The kids try to eat some pizza at a local pizzeria, but then Sergio orders Sancho to kick a sack of pizza dough mix into an oven and cause an explosion of pizza dough all over them.
- And to add insult to injury, Sergio showed Rosa the footage of the kids' mishaps, furthering her superstition of Great Lake City being bad luck and made the family move out of city, and Sergio gets off scot-free.
- In "Bad Cluck", he tried to save his own skin by using Bobby as a human-shield, then later it was revealed that the chicken ghost haunting the Casagrandes was an old friend of Sergio named Alfredo, who is haunting them because Sergio wronged him in the past by pooping on his car, injured him on his birthday party, stole his wallet, and when he went to go apologize for hospitalizing him he stole his sunglasses from his head and takes off, which causes Alfredo to die offscreen as Sergio felt no remorse. In present day, the family forces him to make amends with Alfredo, but he doesn't accept the apology and possess Carlos because he wants his sunglasses back, but Sergio refuses to return them as the Casagrande family demands that he gives them back, but he downplays his actions then selfishly tried to weasel out of returning them and even suggested sacrificing Carl instead of returning them. Then the Casagrande family eventually forced Sergio to give Alfredo back his sunglasses which finally makes Alfredo leave and stop haunting them, then Sergio promised to wrong his friends ever again, only for a ghost cow to haunt the Casagrandes afterwards, meaning that Sergio never learned his lesson.
- In "Meal Ticket", he accidentally made Ronnie Anne and Sid miss their chance of ordering concert tickets from their favorite K-pop band Twelve is Midnight before going sold out and tried to brush it off by saying it wasn't a big deal and mispronounces the lead singers name Yoon Kwan as "Spoon Yan" much to Sid's annoyance. Later on, Sergio and his pigeon friend Sancho secretly had VIP passes to Twelve is Midnight despite Sergio not knowing who the band Twelve is Midnight are or who Yoon Kwan is and most likely did it to rub it in Ronnie Anne and Sid's faces for missing out on the concert. Then, he and Sancho bullies Breakfast Bot and criticizes his cooking skills and Sergio's feud with Breakfast Bot led to him accidentally setting the gearshift of the Cubano truck to drive and roll downhill and nearly drove off a sloped pier and crashed on stage and interrupting the concert, although thankfully no one was hurt, Sergio was responsible for causing Ronnie Anne and Sid's problem in the first place, recklessly endangered the lives of Casey, Breakfast Bot, and Twelve is Midnight, and nearly ruined the concert.
- In "No Egrets", he tried to get rid of the baby egrets chicks that imprinted on him when he fell asleep in their nest and endangered them by dropping them from a tree, not caring that he got them dirty in mud after bathing them, made them eat shoes from a dumpster while he takes the food for himself, and abandons them in an alley to be attacked by street cats so he can go off to a party with his friends. Later on he sees them in danger and out-of-nowhere cares about them and saves the egret chicks, which Sergio suddenly caring about the egret chicks feels forced and a weak attempt at trying to make him sympathetic and likable.
- In "Undivided Attention", when Carlota thinks the tutor her dad hired is going on a date with her, Sergio gives her the idea to be an annoying jerk to make him go away by destroying his calculator, cause a big mess at a restaurant by ordering a massive amount of food, and Sergio stealing his wallet to pay it off.
- In "Gossipy Girl", he pesters Breakfast Bot and uses him to text his girlfriend Priscilla, while unknowingly makes Ronnie Anne and her friends confess their embarrassing secrets to their school, and get picked on by their classmates, and when Ronnie Anne realizes that Sid is about to confess her embarrassing secret to the whole school because of Sergio, he tries to escape instead of owning up for his actions.
- In "Skatey Cat", he consistently keeps making fun of Ronnie Anne's fear of skating when she's clearly shaken, including showing Lincoln her fail during her video call without even letting her explain, and even getting his other animal friends to see her fail video and laugh at it.
- He was also pointlessly shoehorned in The Loud House episode "Fashion No Show", where his appearance contributes absolutely nothing to the plot, other than making Carlota's fashion interning situation worse by playing fast music to make the fashion models all leave.
- Most of his annoying behavior is intentional and he is shown to be aware of it and actually takes pride in it, which is evident in some episodes like "This Bird Has Flown" and "Undivided Attention"
- Despite being supposedly a Scarlet Macaw (see the infobox), Sergio looks nothing like a real scarlet macaw (or any other real macaw, for that matter).
- Hypocrisy: In The Loud House episode "The Loudest Thanksgiving", Lori shows Bobby while on video chat that Lynn Loud Sr. is cooking a "Turgoosen" (a pigeon stuffed inside a goose stuffed inside a turkey) as Sergio flies by as expresses his disgust and says "Triple Homicide!". But in The Casagrandes episode "Arrr in the Family", he finds and eats a chicken leg, which is not only hypocritical but also cannibalistic.
- He can't handle criticism, which is evident in "Face the Music with the Casagrandes" where he threatened to scratch Bobby with his talons after he told Sergio he was too sharp.
- His personality is almost exactly the same as Carlino (another Casagrande family member).
- He is often shoehorned into scenes or episodes and has too much screen time to the point where other main characters like Carlitos and Lalo are in the background without speaking lines in episodes.
- His design is good, despite bearing no resemblance to a real-life Scarlet Macaw as mentioned above.
- He doesn’t always get away with his wrongdoings and gets punished for his actions in a few episodes.
- In “Power Play with the Casagrandes”, he got some minor comeuppance when he passes out for chasing a laser pointer for being out of shape.
- In “Snack Pact”, Rosa does find out what the family is doing, but the tamales from the food truck were made from her recipe. As Sergio tried making his escape, he is stopped by Rosa, who calls him out for blackmailing the family and they all decide to punish Sergio by making him their personal waiter in the same manner he treated them.
- In “Meal Ticket”, he does get some minor comeuppance where his feud with Breakfast Bot caused the Cubano truck to crash on-stage during the concert and he passes out.
- In “No Egrets”, despite his bond with the egret chicks feeling out-of-the-blue, he did save their lives and became less selfish, and got attacked by street cats earlier for abandoning them.
- In “Gossipy Girl”, while trying to escape Ronnie Anne, he accidentally flies into a wall and gets stepped on by her, while Breakfast Bot laughs at his misfortune.
- One could argue that Sergio's actions in this episode weren’t intentional, but that still doesn’t make it any less of an embarrassing experience that he put Ronnie Anne and her friends through.
- Although rare, he can have a funny scene/line every once in a while such as "Triple Homicide!" despite its hypocrisy.
- He does have a few moments where he's helpful to the family and does show to care for them, helpful to other people too, and he's sometimes tolerable, or likable in most episodes such as “Just Be Coo” where he helps his friend Sancho become a model pet.
- Carlos Alazraqui does a good job voicing him despite Sergio's voice coming off as grating sometimes.
- The Casagrandes would most likely not be as good as it is without him, since he is one of the show's main characters and is involved in the conflict of multiple episodes.
- He did improve a bit in season 2 and is a bit more likable in season 3.
- Sergio is named after a famous comic artist Sergio Aragonés, who is known for his work on MAD Magazine and a comic called Groo the Wanderer.
- Sergio Aragonés himself later received a guest role in The Casagrandes episode “Mexican Makeover” and “The Golden Curse” as a blue parrot named Paco, who is the pet to Rosa's mother Mama Lupe.
- He not only shares the same voice of Paco from Maya and Miguel, he might also be based off of him due to being an anthropomorphic red parrot that is bilingual and a pet to a Hispanic family. (But Sergio has none of the charm or likability Paco has.)
- His actor also voiced Felipe the Screwdriver, Denzel Crocker, and Rocko Rama, who are much better characters.
- He is implied to be an old parrot because in his debut episode “The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos” Bobby shows surprise when he says that he's still alive.
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