Sometimes, though, Louie gets silly. In one episode, his agent (over Louie’s protests) gets him a small role in all-Jewish remake of The Godfather directed by Matthew Broderick. And Louie, who has one line in his role as a cop, absolutely can not put together a half-decent delivery of “Your father’s dead”. His series of awful reads is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time. Things take a turn when he goes to a gas station while still in costume, but not the turn you expect.
And sometimes, things just get surreal. The pilot had a woman escaping in a helicopter after Louie tried to kiss her. A recent episode had a visual gag where a limousine pulls up to a street corner near a homeless man. Two men force the hobo into the limo, and then pull a different homeless man out. They leave him on the corner and then drive away. There’s no context or explanation, but it’s one of the funniest bits I’ve seen in years.