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Louie Season 3

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jilter, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I think it shows how respected Louis is in the comedy community that these comedians are willing to come on his show and play versions of themselves that are conniving and cutthroat (Leno telling Louie not to take the gig, Chris Rock going behind Louie's back to get the gig, Seinfeld lying to Louie to throw him off his game). I wonder if Louis approached Letterman about appearing on the show. I also wonder if the "you're dead to the Late Show" bit at the end reflects anything in real life with respect to Dave and Louis.
  2. sonnik

    sonnik Innovations.

    Jul 7, 2000
    Apparently - Louis was a former writer on Letterman (I believe he wrote on Conan as well).

    When we started doing stand up - he did a bit in 1995, but wasn't invited back until 2011.

    If you do a Google search, you'll find a reference to an Esquire interview (though not the actual article itself). Louis C.K. seemed to infer that there was something going on that he (Louis) didn't fully understand, or at least that's what the excerpt from the article leads you to believe.
  3. wouldworker

    wouldworker _

    Sep 7, 2004
    MA, USA
    Louis worked on Letterman and hated it. Most shows have a writers' room where the writers sit around and bounce jokes off each other. Letterman's writers sit in cubicles and get assignments like "Write three items for a Top Ten list about how boring Al Gore is". They write jokes on their own and submit them to the head writer. The writers never talk to each other. Louis couldn't stand it and started submitting crazy stuff (or, as it is otherwise known, standard Louis CK material). He eventually got booted and Letterman wouldn't have him on the show to do his stand-up for years. When Letterman finally did have him on, Letterman treated Louis like crap.

    Everyone hates Letterman but they go on his show because they are promoting stuff. I'm guessing that the entire trilogy was conceived so that Louis could yell "F you, David Letterman" on his show. He just needed to get that out.
  4. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2001
    Oakland, CA
    I don't usually find myself unable to stop laughing when it comes to TV shows, but man, that opening scene of Louie working on fixing the doll's face had me laughing uncontrollably!

    I've soooooo been there in the past when trying to fix things you open a new can of worms, etc., and the editing was just perfect. A quick cut to him chopping off the top of the doll's head, or drilling right into her head in frustration was freakin' hilarious!!

    Best cold open ever.
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    I'm glad it wasn't just me. I was laughing so hard my dogs ran from the room. And every time I would finally get my shyte together and calm down, Louie would take it to another level (drilling into the doll's head!!) and I would bust out laughing all over again.

    This has turned into a Community, in the sense that it no longer even remotely fits into a "box". It is its own brand and sense of humor.
  6. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Louis and the doll was literally LOL hilarious throughout. And it kept getting crazier with each scene. After scrubbing the head in the toilet, he wound up peeing all over it. And to think that his sweet, innocent daughter would probably be hugging and kissing her doll -- EWWWW!

    I also loved the way he immediately pulled off the Xmas tree ornaments and just threw the tree out the window and went to bed as soon as the kids left. Oh, Louis!

    And did you catch the names of the news anchors? Reporter Jim Kollosonofinako, and co-anchors Fanny Chapcranter and Flappy Howserton. ROFLMAO!

  7. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    We had David Lynch as a guest and then the ending was like something out of a Lynch movie. It didn't fit the premise but if Louis had bothered to check a map he would have known that the Yangtze River is at least 500 miles away from Beijing.
  8. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    There was a news story about a woman who had a Christmas surprise when she discovered her two neighbors were gay men. Was that a reference to Louie's neighbors?

    I liked how Seinfeld, Chris Rock ... they play themselves. Amy Pohler gets to be Louie's sister. :)
  9. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    Back in the days when Louis CK was a writer for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Amy Poehler appeared as a recurring character as "Andy's little sister," who had a crush on Conan.

    So I wonder if Andy Richter is ever going to appear on "Louie" as Louie's brother. :D
  10. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

    Oct 4, 2002
    I have been falling asleep so quickly at night when I watch television.
    It has taken me 2 weeks to get through the last episode, but after reading the latest posts here, I watched it during the day when I am more awake. Wow. Sheer brilliance. One of the finest seasons of television I have ever seen.
    Bravo Louie. Bravo.
  11. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    The doll scene was great but the rest of the episode sucked. A day in the life of Louie through his comedy is great. A day in the life of Louie all serious doesn't do it for me.
  12. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Really weird finale.

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