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

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (2502 of them)

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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

this show is so awesome that it deserves 40 threads tbh

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:42 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

why yes i can!

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Such a great show. Louis CK is the SHIT

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:49 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

so is this gonna be the new louie thread now?

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:57 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think the shrink is an amazing recurring character

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:05 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

the couple that LOLs together...

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:20 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

variations on*

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

lovable prick vs. lovable loser

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:19 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Finale is not until Sept. 7 I believe.

Jouster, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sweet deal.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

what a weird fuckin show

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:29 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

switching channels from this to colbert is very jarring

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:37 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

i luv this show

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

if you didn't like that i don't see how you can like this. feels like a facebook macro on tv.

Saul Goodberg (by Musket and Pup Tent) (s.clover), Saturday, 21 September 2013 03:28 (6 months ago) Permalink

otm

6 Tuesdays on every Tuesday. This is called dumpy pants. (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 21 September 2013 03:38 (6 months ago) Permalink

louis "p. gay"

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Saturday, 21 September 2013 04:17 (6 months ago) Permalink

the one and only time that i ever saw louis in person in public, he was frantically checking a blackberry

I’m a sophisticated guy, I like sophisticated music (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 21 September 2013 05:03 (6 months ago) Permalink

JF and aero otm. Feel like there is a group of Internet people ready to agree with whatever Louis or Patton say. They are funny. They are not necessarily otm.

No, I think the bit works when you focus on the part about kids being desensitized to the consequences of their own words irl. That shit is a real thing and the point of the bit afaict.

Darin, Saturday, 21 September 2013 07:03 (6 months ago) Permalink

the facebook thing is when he says he's raising the adults they are going to be which i think he stole directly from a momblog. a momblog like the momastery or the momzone or the harriedmom or something.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 September 2013 11:34 (6 months ago) Permalink

fortunately i don't know what a FB macro is

not bad, but typical Conan derail; nothin good comedically can ever come from a Springsteen riff

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 21 September 2013 14:45 (6 months ago) Permalink

i tend to think that

a) it doesn't matter if louis ck actually is wedded to his iphone or not

b) it doesn't matter where he took stuff from if he builds satisfyingly on it

i mean he's a performer, and a great one, do you really care if in his personal life lines up precisely with his routines?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 September 2013 16:18 (6 months ago) Permalink

yeah it's kinda like "HEY THAT BIT ABOUT HIM BEING ON AN AIRPLANE YESTERDAY WAS PATENTLY FALSE, I SAW HIM ON ANOTHER L.A.-BASED TALK SHOW THREE DAYS PRIOR"

Jean-Claude Brand Ambassador (some dude), Saturday, 21 September 2013 16:20 (6 months ago) Permalink

right but i think that by contrast with other comics people tend to treat ck as if he's actually using his routine to express beliefs he feels strongly about and wants other people to hold. whereas in fact he's just trying to say stuff that's funny, as far as i can tell. e.g. i'm sure lots of comics are actually totally fine with airplane food! but that shouldn't stop you from making fun of it in public if you can make it funny.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 21 September 2013 16:27 (6 months ago) Permalink

he probably DOES feel strongly about it!

i feel strongly that I should get off my butt and exercise but does that mean I'm doing a 2k run this morning?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 September 2013 16:43 (6 months ago) Permalink

I think people tend to forget that half of what Louis says is about how much of an idiot he is himself. I do believe he wants people to think about what he is saying, but everything should be taken with a grain of salt.

Frederik B, Saturday, 21 September 2013 16:44 (6 months ago) Permalink

i don't think anybody is totally fine with airplane food

Saul Goodberg (by Musket and Pup Tent) (s.clover), Saturday, 21 September 2013 16:57 (6 months ago) Permalink

i tend to think that

a) it doesn't matter if louis ck actually is wedded to his iphone or not

b) it doesn't matter where he took stuff from if he builds satisfyingly on it

i mean he's a performer, and a great one, do you really care if in his personal life lines up precisely with his routines?

― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:18 PM (45 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ya that's nonsensical... wouldnt somebody who's actually addicted to smartphones have more insight into that phenomenon

socki (s1ocki), Saturday, 21 September 2013 17:04 (6 months ago) Permalink

Season 3 now streaming

LinkedIn Beef (Eazy), Thursday, 26 September 2013 20:51 (6 months ago) Permalink

also Extreme Christmas Trees if that's your thing

erect, sporadic, notorious, genitals (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 September 2013 21:17 (6 months ago) Permalink

Loving season 3. Those kids are amazing actors. And love the Community Bookstore.

LinkedIn Beef (Eazy), Friday, 4 October 2013 04:20 (6 months ago) Permalink

just finished it last night, loved it but man are the female characters even more messed up than usual. the ex-wife character is the only one who acts like a human.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 7 October 2013 16:36 (6 months ago) Permalink

Oh, I've definitely met variants of the Parker Posey character. But the Sevigny character may have been a bridge too far.

Simon H., Monday, 7 October 2013 16:46 (6 months ago) Permalink

yeah agreed that was a little much and made me look back on the other women (delores, parker posey, maria bamford) in the season.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 7 October 2013 16:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

btw i died laughing every time louie's manager stared blankly or the camera revealed that he had been sitting quietly in the room for a whole scene.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 7 October 2013 16:56 (6 months ago) Permalink

Funny how about a third of the stories felt somehow conventional/familiar (though really funny)--especially the bratty kid, the Melissa Leo date--versus a whole other original genre.

I've said it before, but I really like how starting a Louie episode is a lot like reading a new short story by a favorite writer--no clue as to whether it's going to be epic or intimate, light or dark, rather than just comedy or drama.

... (Eazy), Monday, 7 October 2013 17:00 (6 months ago) Permalink

oh yeah, forgot about melissa leo!

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 7 October 2013 17:32 (6 months ago) Permalink

I've said it before, but I really like how starting a Louie episode is a lot like reading a new short story by a favorite writer--no clue as to whether it's going to be epic or intimate, light or dark, rather than just comedy or drama.

And if i've not OTM'd you before, I am OTMing you now. OTM!

Defund Phil Collins (stevie), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 07:27 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

a few funny bits here w/Seinfeld:

http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/louis-c-k-comedy-sex-and-the-blue-numbers

Darin, Sunday, 5 January 2014 06:49 (3 months ago) Permalink

re: the yacht story http://gothamist.com/2012/09/04/photo_louis_cks_yacht_gets_stuck_in.php

Mmm yes hello (crüt), Sunday, 5 January 2014 07:42 (3 months ago) Permalink

I loved the reveal about what he does on his day off: smoke weed, get in a taxi and people-watch, and go to an Imax movie.

calstars, Sunday, 5 January 2014 13:35 (3 months ago) Permalink

steven wright writing for Louie is interesting

mustread guy (schlump), Sunday, 5 January 2014 16:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

^^^ i thought this too

the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Sunday, 5 January 2014 19:35 (3 months ago) Permalink

i always wanted to see those two movies he made

mustread guy (schlump), Sunday, 5 January 2014 19:45 (3 months ago) Permalink

i always wanted to see those two movies he made

― mustread guy (schlump), Sunday, January 5, 2014 2:45 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Pootie Tang is on DVD

lisa 龜 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:08 (3 months ago) Permalink

and streaming on netflix!

this harmless group of nerds and the women that love them (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:13 (3 months ago) Permalink

what's the other one?

calstars, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:25 (3 months ago) Permalink

'tomorrow night' - he's putting it out to buy for $5 in feb

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:29 (3 months ago) Permalink

yeah so hyped

mustread guy (schlump), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:33 (3 months ago) Permalink

oh btw i meant steven wright's two movies! both shorts, one ~won an academy award~

mustread guy (schlump), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:34 (3 months ago) Permalink

is 'tomorrow night' a new project?

calstars, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:39 (3 months ago) Permalink

no, it's an old movie he made that looks terrible.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:40 (3 months ago) Permalink

naw man it looks really good

mustread guy (schlump), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:43 (3 months ago) Permalink

mustread guy (schlump), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:44 (3 months ago) Permalink

wp:
Steven Wright was awarded an Oscar in 1989 for Best Short Live-Action Film for The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, which he co-wrote (with Michael Armstrong) and starred in.[15]

calstars, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 21:11 (3 months ago) Permalink

the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Thursday, 9 January 2014 12:44 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

2 episodes a week!

Number None, Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

yesssss

Simon H., Thursday, 13 March 2014 22:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

Hate how my brain is trained to see "2 episodes a week!" translated to "network with little confidence in product is going to burn it off"

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Thursday, 13 March 2014 22:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

This is p much the only-ever exception to that case, if the FX chief is to be believed.

Simon H., Thursday, 13 March 2014 23:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

Great news!

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Friday, 14 March 2014 01:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

watched the pilot episode of Lucky Louie last night. weird sitcom format. also noticed that he's had that matriarchy/first guy to punch his mom bit that he did on SNL last week for quite some time.

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 April 2014 18:54 (1 week ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.