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. 

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3 Responses to Louis C.K. – Turning Farts into Gold

  1. Myndi says:

    Great review…this show is very hard to describe beyond the fleeting Seinfeld similarity and I think you’ve done it well. It really does have to be seen to be believed. I love how Louis doesn’t care to follow any conventions. On a recent talk show appearance, he said that season he had a brother, and now the brother’s just gone, and he now has two sisters, both of whom we’ve already seen this season. Continuity, be damned! He says all the stuff no one will say.

  2. Mrs. Weber says:

    I never thought about the Seinfeld similarity – nice catch. I also love Louie – he definitely can push boundaries on the show at times, but it’s done in such a brilliant manner that you can’t help but giggle. I watched it a ton when my baby girl would get up in the middle of the night – it’s the best thing on at 3 a.m. Great piece, EJ!

  3. EJ says:

    Thanks, Mrs. Weber and Myndi! You know, on the DVD he talks about his TV brother. Basically, he really likes the actor, but since he doesn’t have a brother in real life, he can’t think of any more stories for him. He’s like the 21st Century Chuck Cunningham!

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