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Finally watched last week's show. Tamer than the last few episodes. A true comedian's comedian. He might be in the same league as Mark Twain or Will Rogers or Richard Pryor.

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Another sublime episode tonight. The refusal to exit prematurely out of the Who bit showed great timing. The scene with the great aunt - what can you say. The interaction with the kids. Then, the Huck Finn bit - remarkable. Louis CK is just on another comedic level right now.

During the credits, it was wonderful to see how the actress really talked in comparison to her character. She was funnier as herself. "Will you give me a cigarette on the way home?"
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FX Renews Comedies 'Wilfred,' 'Louie,' 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - August 6th, 2011

FX has renewed Wilfred, Louie and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Network topper John Landgraf on Saturday announced the pickups at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills. Landgraff touted the series' ratings success -- and growth -- of the trio of comedies in making the announcement

Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann and based on the Australian format, has been picked up for a second season of 13 episodes.

Louie starring stand-up coming Louis C.K., with its 13-episode order, will head into its third season.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, from Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, will become basic cable's longest-running comedy.
Landgraf on Saturday picked up the comedy for two additional seasons, with an option for what would become the show's 10th season.

In making the two-season renewal, Landgraf touted Philadelphia as the cornerstone of FX's production brand, before announcing a three-year overall deal with McElhenney, Day and Howerton's production company RCH.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia not only became a hit, but the cornerstone of FX's successful comedy brand and we're thrilled to be able to extend our partnership with Rob, Charlie and Glenn, Landgraf said.

"The exclusive television overall production deal with RCG marks the first overall television deal for FX Productions and it's a huge step forward for the studio," he added. "The opportunity for them and FXP to develop shows for FX and other networks is very exciting."

In addition to the renewals, FX announced that Landgraf has renewed his contract with the cable network for three years.

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I haven't watched any of the show since the first episodes of season one but heard about the Dane Cook thing and watched it tonight.

That was a great scene. Really ballsy and pretty cool to see Dane Cook regain some credibility as a comedian by agreeing to do it.


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Last night's episodes were certainly... interesting.
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Never did I think anyone would ever touch the...'Fart at Climax' phenomena.

Brilliant Louie!
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Never did I think anyone would ever touch the...'Fart at Climax' phenomena.

Brilliant Louie!

The last two episodes of Rescue Me have explored the phenomenon also. Not loud though, just rank.
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I decided to give it another shot since I heard good things. Having my Tivo grab all eps, so I saw the CAM ep (awesome) and now I'm watching Moving - the changing of the homeless man killed me.

ETA - do they put in a continuity error every ep on purpose? In the CAM ep he turns the radio on and it's on 90.1, when he goes to change it it's then on 91.1. In Moving, when he looks at the apartment with the old man in it, his friend has a green coat on that moves onto a chair in the middle of their talking.
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ETA - do they put in a continuity error every ep on purpose? In the CAM ep he turns the radio on and it's on 90.1, when he goes to change it it's then on 91.1. In Moving, when he looks at the apartment with the old man in it, his friend has a green coat on that moves onto a chair in the middle of their talking.

I've noticed quite a few myself. I just assumed that the low budget nature of the show partly entails not caring much about those kinds of things in the end.

This show is still much better than an Ed Wood film in that regard.
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I've noticed quite a few myself. I just assumed that the low budget nature of the show partly entails not caring much about those kinds of things in the end.

This show is still much better than an Ed Wood film in that regard.

Didn't really bother me, just the radio one seems like something they'd notice when filming, since they must be setting the station for each take. The coat one I could see just happening during a day of filming as the coat gets set aside, but is really obvious during the final scene.
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Tonight's episode was tremendous. Does anybody know where those scenes were filmed? I know he did a Middle East tour before.
http://www.louisck.net/2009/03/uso-t...t-iraq-af.html
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Not sure why he gave them the duck.

They are going to eat it eventually.
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Not sure why he gave them the duck.

That was too sentimental of a moment for this show.
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Tonight's episode was tremendous. Does anybody know where those scenes were filmed? I know he did a Middle East tour before.
http://www.louisck.net/2009/03/uso-t...t-iraq-af.html
I assume much of the script was based on his experiences during that war zone tour. In the credits there was a thank you to Fort Bliss. So I assume to episode was filmed there using Army equipment and the terrain of New Mexico and Texas.
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Great episode. I love how every week has a completely different look and feel. I'm guessing they dropped about 80% of the annual series budget on that one hour.
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http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ry?id=14390781 -- this article has many of the details around budget, film locations, etc...
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Thanks for the information, guys.

Last night's episode titled "niece" was wonderful.
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Great episode. I love how every week has a completely different look and feel.

Agreed. Second only to how brave this show is in combining comedy w/ dark topics such as suicide, war, loneliness, etc., the fact that each episode is so unique is my favorite quality of the show. There's just nothing else like it that I've seen on TV.

The Duck episode was a bit maudlin, but it seemed sincere, so I was carried along with the emotion of it.

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Best show on TV right now.

Chuck Klosterman seems to agree:
"Right now, Louie is like the Beatles in '66, or maybe Joe DiMaggio in '41. . . I don't have kids, but if I did I feel like Louie would resonate so deeply I'd almost be afraid of it. The level of insight and weirdness C.K. is jamming into these shows is flat-out unimpeachable, and I somehow get the sense that his entire audience is having the same experience as me. It's a shared recognition of perfection, happening in the present tense."

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http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ry?id=14390781 -- this article has many of the details around budget, film locations, etc...

Thanks for the article. It is amazing that they only spent $500,000 on "Duckling". Also very interesting that Louie edits the show from his apartment. I LOVE the fact that he has full control over this show. Why aren't more people watching?
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Why aren't more people watching?

Because it's very challenging, and requires work on the part of the audience, neither being things most TV watchers want from a half-hour comedy. Or from anything.

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Why aren't more people watching?

I love what he does, but some people are not into the kind of stuff he talks about. I saw somewhere online "Do we need another bold middle age man whining about life?" or something along the line (I must argue he doesn't "whine". That's definitely not what he does.). I guess some people find him too depressing. His take on life is facinating to me, but I get that some people don't care about the subjects he likes to talk about, even if the presentation is this good.
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I just hope enough people keep watching and the critical praise continues. Its nice to see they already renewed for next season.
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I just hope enough people keep watching and the critical praise continues. Its nice to see they already renewed for next season.

It doesn't cost much to make, and it's a prestige show for the network. Plus, as it's a FOX thing, it is a part of Rupert, and I have long speculated that the man appreciates comedy, even edgy and downright wacko stuff.

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What I dont understand is why can't they say f*ck but they can use all other types of bad words. Doesn't make sense to me(probably because I'm used to Canadian television).
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What I dont understand is why can't they say f*ck but they can use all other types of bad words. Doesn't make sense to me(probably because I'm used to Canadian television).

Weren't the lyrics to "Who Are You?" (..."tell me who the f--k are you?") uncensored during the racist aunt episode?

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I thought the season finale went well. Such an interesting show.

I have to admit that I was more of a fan of the first season. The first season was more "generic comedy" maybe.

I'm glad the show is returning.
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That was an interesting combination of guest appearances by Steven Wright, F. Murray Abraham and Chris Rock. The nature of each of their roles was quite random, but highly entertaining.

I'm looking forward to the next season.
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I thought that the show progressed from an average sitcom to possibilities of greatness. Some episodes this year had a depth and nuance to them that year one did not have.
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I just started season 1 yesterday. I ****ing love this guy, he's my new co-mentor right next to Adam Carolla. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R37zkizucPU

It's been hilarious the whole time so far. LOL Sucks season 3 isn't til June, I'm going to blaze though these episodes.

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