Louie doesn’t exhibit anything resembling classic sitcom structure. You don’t get subplots splitting the characters up so that everybody has something to do. Heck, sometimes there aren’t conclusions or resolutions, and occasionally you get an episode that doesn’t really have any jokes in the traditional sense. Most episodes are made up of two short vignettes, separated by stand-up footage. There’s no three-act structure here. Like life, sometimes things just happen. Louie (The actual guy’s name is spelled “Louis”, but the show is “Louie”. It’s a good way to draw a distinction between the person and the character, I suppose.) goes to the doctor and the doctor makes fun of him for being fat and having weird genitals. (“That’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen, and my father hung himself in front of me. While he was masturbating.”) There isn’t a real story there – it’s a thing that happens to Louie. It feels like he’s just documenting something without commenting on it.