Louie (Louis C.K.'s show on FX)

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i just watched 6 episodes in a row on the FX website. i couldn't stop laughing. truly amazing. i couldn't find a thread! i searched, i swear.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

ah there is this old thread! sorry. that was kinda hard to find, to be honest. anyway, i will let others decide if the new show deserves its own thread. it really is so good.

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

i totally spelled the show wrong. i should go to bed...

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

this show is so awesome that it deserves 40 threads tbh

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

can you change the thread title to louie? i hate when i do things like that. this show waa made for me. lots of shows are. the t.v. knows what i like. he's such a good writer.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

why yes i can!

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Such a great show. Louis CK is the SHIT

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

so is this gonna be the new louie thread now?

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's pretty amazing. i always think i'm beyond amazement cuz i'm so old and jaded but then something comes along and amazes me. i like that.

x-post

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

it doesn't have to be! i just needed to testify and i couldn't find the old one fast enough.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think the shrink is an amazing recurring character

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

from wiki:

He was married to New York artist and painter Alix Bailey in 1995; they divorced in 2009. He has two daughters from the marriage[9] and shares joint custody of them with Bailey.[10]

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

I already went all over the moon about the poker scene on the first thread, but that was also amazing

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

I will be trying this in a few minutes. I don't know this guy!

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm about to watch the new one. exciting!

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

he likes the helicopter idea:

http://www.youtube.com/louisck#p/u/30/AO1KsU1rG7s

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed. lots of stuff made me laugh. out loud. loudly. maria laughed a lot too. we laughed together.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

first episode is kinda clunky, but the instasmile date thing is so fucking brilliant that it makes up for it

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

the couple that LOLs together...

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

just posted this on the other louie thread, but the coffee shop routine from last night was the cinematic equivalent of how I feel on ILM

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

And yeah, as disjointed/clunky/whatever this show is, I totally look forward to it every week. I love that Louie just says 'fuck it' to any real story lines or what have you.

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

If we're posting things in both threads: that ice cream scene was just brutally real for me.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

Liked the first ep, was pretty good. I'm trying to get over my reservations about the production "style". It isn't exactly like CYE, although some of the acting pushes it in that direction.

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm trying to think of another show about a guy who is basically sensible and lovable but hates himself. seinfeld: sensible, he loves himself. CYE: hates/loves himself, is in no way sensible.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed.

seriously, i could watch him doing variations "your father is dead" for an entire episode

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

variations on*

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Scott, post this stuff in the actual Louie thread, for fucks sake

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

that's actually the thread for HBO's LUCKY LOUIE

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

and we've been talking about LOUIE in it for like three months now.

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

just becuz whiney wants people to post in th other thread i am posting in this thread..may they join in a golden tapestry.....i heard him talkin about this show and now watch it on th boot legz tube idea/.//its so good...it makes people run away from th room..then run back when they hear sumthin funny..search also th npr interview he did recently...hes in town alot bxing/training and playin guitar..i dont feel like bothering him..i dont want to become th "annoying fan upstate" character in hz routine...love himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

there is a piece sumwhere where he talks about other male characters who basically love themselves versus those that hate themselves...th ep w th kid and th single mom was awesome

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

really? it came off as flat for me

the bit he was doing in the beginning about feeling full was funny, but the whole heckler thing, including when he runs into the woman later on in the bar seemed pointless to me, and i guess confusing in tone, as well. like, at first i thought the whole thing hinged upon tension between him and his balding schlubby comic cronies and the heckler gal, and there would be some huge satisfying blowup, but the whole thing just sort of fizzled out. or was that the point?? i'm confused. what was i supposed to be laughing at or pondering over?

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

like larry david's cye character is pretty horrible, but somehow likeable. louis' character in that scene seemed completely devoid of even the tiniest shards of charisma or intersting-ness

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

David's character deals with social anxiety by trying to dominate it and the show climaxes when he fails.

Louis's character deals with social anxiety by being completely overwhelmed and bewildered by it and the show climaxes when he breaks the whole thing down in one very intense, cathartic conversation

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

lovable prick vs. lovable loser

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

i refuse to make that choice because i love all of ilx equally

gg eileen (jjjusten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

great episode tonight - really kept wondering where this was all going. once again, loved the attitude of the ending

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow, great ep. Wonder how he'll cap the season off...is the finale next week?

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Finale is not until Sept. 7 I believe.

Jouster, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sweet deal.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

what a weird fuckin show

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

heh the kid's look at the end

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

switching channels from this to colbert is very jarring

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

watching the next episode of louie, he has an alcohol hangover from smoking marihuana. have neglected these thanks to dvr

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

he's kind of cute in a ginger divorcee kinda way when he has facial hair and looks like a giant child molester when he doesn't

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

i luv this show

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

This is def. shaping up to be one of the strongest first seasons of any show in recent memory - lots of memorable scenes and odd touches, but still feels like it has room to grow and change. The fact that this last ep was suspenseful and touching as well as being funny as hell is a testament to its unique malleability - people call it CK's Curb, but that show is so much more traditional.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking the exact same thing, Simon (about it being a really strong first season), tho I immediately thought that Community's first season is still stronger.

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's got potential.

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 8 August 2015 18:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

Was surprised how little chatter this season generated

Οὖτις, Sunday, 9 August 2015 00:21 (6 months ago) Permalink

It was kind of a blah season; not as funny as the earlier ones, not as interestingly experimental as the most recent.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 10 August 2015 16:06 (6 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, not that great a season, and it sounds like it was created under less-than-ideal circumstances.

Those Jorts Are Upsetting (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 August 2015 16:13 (6 months ago) Permalink

I liked the nightmare episode a lot, but it seems like it was pretty divisive.

Those Jorts Are Upsetting (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 August 2015 16:14 (6 months ago) Permalink

that one and the pamela roleplay sex episode prob the most memorable

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Monday, 10 August 2015 16:18 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

simon otm abt how louie seems perceptive abt issues of masculinity in his show and that this, if true, would be a kick in the teeth. i don't know that this is more likely to be true than not. i suspect j0rdan probably has some better sources up his sleeve but i really have no idea. i have seen people make shit up before, especially when they are protected by anonymity. it's not like this is a victim talking, it's just this bro goes by the name of "jason"

UYD: Oxys, Percs, Vics, Addys, Rit-Dogs and Xannys (sunny successor), Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:24 (5 months ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

so there's a new show huh

jason waterfalls (gbx), Saturday, 30 January 2016 16:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

o baskets u mean? first ep was funny def

johnny crunch, Saturday, 30 January 2016 16:26 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

horace and pete

i got an email about it like an hour ago

jason waterfalls (gbx), Saturday, 30 January 2016 16:29 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, no fanfare and no press and apparently an insane guest lineup. filmed in the past week based on news items referenced in the screenplay.
https://louisck.net/show/horace-and-pete
$5 for the first episode. i may try this.

ulysses, Saturday, 30 January 2016 16:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

http://gothamist.com/2016/01/30/louis_ck_releases_surprise_new_web.php

C.K. stars as Horace and Steve Buscemi is Pete, who run a bar together; Alan Alda is their grizzled, racist uncle (also named Pete), and other comedians, actors, and Louie friends such as Nick DiPaolo, Kurt Metzger, Steven Wright, Jessica Lange (as C.K.'s father's former lover), Edie Falco (as C.K.'s sister), Rebecca Hall (as C.K.'s girlfriend), Aidy Bryant (as C.K.'s daughter) and more show up throughout the episode. It also must have been filmed in the last week or so, since the characters touch on topical hot button issues, including Donald Trump's candidacy and Super Bowl quarterbacks. There's also an intermission.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 30 January 2016 18:29 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

ken tucker review.

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/louis-ck-horace-and-pete-review-steve-buscemi-180857513.html

scott seward, Saturday, 30 January 2016 22:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

not really a review as such

jason waterfalls (gbx), Saturday, 30 January 2016 22:49 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I thought this was great but $5 was a little steep. Also what is with Buscemi sweeping all the time?

calstars, Sunday, 31 January 2016 22:49 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Steven Wright was great in this as well

calstars, Sunday, 31 January 2016 22:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

And Alda is the dramatic glue that makes it work.

calstars, Sunday, 31 January 2016 22:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Some of you are aware that, last Saturday, I launched a new series on my site louisck.net called “Horace and Pete”. I’m writing now to tell you some stuff about it….

Horace and Pete is a new show that I am producing, directing, writing, distributing and financing on my own. I have an amazing cast: Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Alan Alda, Jessica Lange, Aidy Bryant, Steven Wright, Kurt Metzger and other guest stars. Also Paul Simon wrote and performed the theme song which is beautiful.

The response to episode one has been great so far and there are more coming. We are making them now and having a lot of fun doing it.
Part of the idea behind launching it on the site was to create a show in a new way and to provide it to you directly and immediately, without the usual promotion, banner ads, billboards and clips that tell you what the show feels and looks like before you get to see it for yourself. As a writer, there’s always a weird feeing that as you unfold the story and reveal the characters and the tone, you always know that the audience will never get the benefit of seeing it the way you wrote it because they always know so much before they watch it. And as a TV watcher I’m always delighted when I can see a thing without knowing anything about it because of the promotion. So making this show and just posting it out of the blue gave me the rare opportunity to give you that experience of discovery.

Also because we are shooting this show in a multi-camera format with an emphasis on a live feeling, we are able to post it very soon after each episode is shot. So I’m making this show as you’re watching it.

Okay so let’s talk for a minute about the five dollars of it all. If you’re on this email list then you’re probably aware that I always make an effort to make the work I do on my own as cheap as possible and as painless as possible to get. That’s why my specials are five dollars and that’s why I sold tickets to my last big tour here on the site, with our own ticketing service at a flat price with no ticket charges and we have worked hard to keep my tickets out of the hands of scalpers.

So why the dirty fuckballs did I charge you five dollars for Horace and Pete, where most TV shows you buy online are 3 dollars or less? Well, the dirty unmovable fact is that this show is fucking expensive.

The standup specials are much more containable. It’s one guy on a stage in a theater and in most cases, the cost of the tickets that the live audience paid, was enough to finance the filming.

But Horace and Pete is a full on TV production with four broadcast cameras, two beautiful sets and a state of the art control room and a very talented and skilled crew and a hall-of-fame cast. Every second the cameras are rolling, money is shooting out of my asshole like your mother’s worst diarrhea. (Yes there are less upsetting metaphors I could be using but I just think that one is the sharpest and most concise). Basically this is a hand-made, one guy paid for it version of a thing that is usually made by a giant corporation.

Now, I’m not complaining about this at all. I’m just telling you the facts. I charged five dollars because I need to recoup some of the cost in order for us to stay in production.

Also, it’s interesting. The value of any set amount of money is mercurial (I’m showing off because i just learned that word. It means it changes and shifts a lot). Some people say “Five dollars is a cup of coffee”. Some people say “Hey! Five dollars?? What the fuck!” Some people say “What are you guys talking about?” Some people say “Nothing. don’t enter a conversation in the middle”.

Anyway, I’m leaving the first episode at 5 dollars. I'm lowering the next episode to 2 dollars and the rest will be 3 dollars after that. I hope you feel that’s fair. If you don’t, please tell everyone in the world.

Meanwhile, we’re going to keep making Horace and Pete. We’re going to keep telling you the story.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy it. I’ll write you again later and tell you more about it. It’s fun to talk about. But for now I want to shut up and not ruin the experience of you just watching the show.

Enjoy episode 2 of Horace and Pete. We’re shooting it now. You’ll get it on Saturday morning.

ulysses, Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

The first episode of Horace and Pete was really hard to get through

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 8 February 2016 22:01 (6 days ago) Permalink

I've been watching all of these in order over the last couple months and man this show is really erratic. And not in a purposeful, interesting way just in retrospect a lot of it feels really sloppy and half-assed, interspersed with moments of greatness and genuine inspiration. Also Louie more and more seems like a terrible person. Like, the character is just kind of gross and loathsome.

Οὖτις, Monday, 8 February 2016 22:07 (6 days ago) Permalink

But the high points are amazing - the Tonight Show/David Lynch episodes, the Parker Posey/Chloe Sevigny arc, a bunch of the one off episodes like when he does the benefit for Seinfeld in the Hamptons. Still can't stand Pamela Adlon's character and their relationship, things just grind to a really unpleasant halt when that takes over.

Οὖτις, Monday, 8 February 2016 22:08 (6 days ago) Permalink

woah just wait if you haven't finished the show yet

a (waterface), Monday, 8 February 2016 22:48 (6 days ago) Permalink

you think Pamela's annoying now

a (waterface), Monday, 8 February 2016 22:48 (6 days ago) Permalink

oh she's definitely worse once she returns

I complained about her upthread iirc

Οὖτις, Monday, 8 February 2016 22:52 (6 days ago) Permalink

have you finished the latest season

a (waterface), Monday, 8 February 2016 22:53 (6 days ago) Permalink

I mostly like Pamela idk

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 8 February 2016 22:54 (6 days ago) Permalink

yes I've seen the whole run

Οὖτις, Monday, 8 February 2016 22:55 (6 days ago) Permalink

one thing that bugs me about Louie is how the character deals with his sexuality - he does this thing where he generalizes his own behavior as being universal to men, and then does a lot of self-centered, assholish stuff, subsequently shrugging it off as just being honest. And then there is this tendency within the show for women to throw themselves at him. The sex is often awkward or uncomfortable, but it is crazy how many times he just ends up banging whatever random female character shows up in the episode, whether it's Joan Rivers (which works, and that episode is great), or some rando from the club, or the model(!), or the aggro mom from the PTA meeting. It is a *long* list. After awhile it feels like sloppy writing: "gee, wouldn't it be funny if *this* kind of person had sex with Louie!"

Οὖτις, Monday, 8 February 2016 23:00 (6 days ago) Permalink

totally agree, to the extent that i had to go find my posts to that effect:

in his stand-up there's a lot of stuff that's really self-loathing with regard to heterosexual relationships and put into general women/men terms, i often find myself thinking "nah i think this is just very specific to your issues, dude."

― festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:31 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and i appreciate comedy and art that's vulnerable and specific, but it's precisely because it comes off as not self-aware that it bothers me.

― festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:32 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Monday, 8 February 2016 23:08 (6 days ago) Permalink

yeah. I still think he's very funny and a guy whose work I will follow.

otoh while I'm usually loathe to confuse one's work/public persona with the performer and would hardly convict him in a court of law or anything, in retrospect there's stuff in his work that makes me think hmm, yeah those creepy sex assault rumors seem kind of believable in light of the way he handles sexuality in his work.

Οὖτις, Monday, 8 February 2016 23:13 (6 days ago) Permalink

That is not fair.

Hadrian VIII, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 14:52 (5 days ago) Permalink

Did they ever figure out how many people Hitchcock murdered?

maybe my clam is just more toxic (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:01 (5 days ago) Permalink

Yeah, don't blame Louis, blame his writers.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:10 (5 days ago) Permalink

that's a joke because he writes almost all of it himself, right?

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:21 (5 days ago) Permalink

(yep)

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:43 (5 days ago) Permalink

I mean I get the creepy vibes stuff, but it's tough to write about sex with any specificity in a way that doesn't involve your character having a lot of sex when he is basically the only character

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 15:56 (5 days ago) Permalink

how about just don't "blame" anybody for fictional content?

Hadrian VIII, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 17:13 (5 days ago) Permalink

calm down I made it clear it's my personal impression, no doubt compounded by his own intentional blurring of his fictional/real self in his work. I'm not going to put him in on trial or anything.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 17:33 (5 days ago) Permalink

Are people still not clear why men choose to pursue fame, or..

• (sleepingbag), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 17:38 (5 days ago) Permalink

Understood, sorry.

It does gets tiresome though. This kind of speculation is what it means to be "put on trial" by the public—to the extent such a thing exists.

It's not harmless, and it does damage people.

Hadrian VIII, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 17:46 (5 days ago) Permalink

If you are a single hetero male comedian w your own TV show, you probably will be dating lots of women on your show. Look at Seinfeld.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:24 (5 days ago) Permalink

does his character have a tv show?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:24 (5 days ago) Permalink

oh nm I see what you're saying, it's just the nature of the medium/topic

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:25 (5 days ago) Permalink

I mean what do you want him to write about, doing his taxes?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:26 (5 days ago) Permalink

yup that's all single white guys do, fuck lots of random women + taxes

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:27 (5 days ago) Permalink

yeah, fuck taxes

Evan, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:31 (5 days ago) Permalink

C'mon, man, that's such a stereotype. I hardly ever did taxes when I was single.

maybe my clam is just more toxic (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:32 (5 days ago) Permalink

I mean go to the club, obviously. Fuck the taxes.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:49 (5 days ago) Permalink

Second ep moved at a glacial pace

calstars, Saturday, 13 February 2016 22:43 (Yesterday) Permalink


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