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post #151 of 242
Quite an episode. The writing is usually always recognizable as his own, yet it manages to be fresh and cover different ground every week.

He could end up like Woody Allen... in that actors could regard being in one of his projects as having arrived amongst the comedy greats. He's already on his way towards this.
post #152 of 242
Louie is in Woody's latest movie which he is shooting in San Francisco.
post #153 of 242
Hilarious, although insane broken people like never and his mom need to die. Christ... lol
post #154 of 242
It was a truly outstanding episode from beginning to end.

"He can't have any carbon - it's made in China!"

"This here dude is getting buried in an Ikea shelf."
post #155 of 242
Is the girl he went out with from the bookstore going to show up again? They left that hanging. The last episode was hilarious and the one with the blind date was very good too.

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post #156 of 242
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Originally Posted by jamieva View Post

Is the girl he went out with from the bookstore going to show up again? They left that hanging.

I doubt she'll be back. I think it was implied that although she seemed like the perfect and most ideal woman on the surface, she is actually too crazy for Louie's lifestyle.

Maybe she'll be back if the show is still around well into the future and Louis has completely run out of ideas. biggrin.gif
post #157 of 242
Parker Posey's character annoyed me. I won't mind if she's done. But I would love to see him go out again with the "strap on the feed bag" woman.
post #158 of 242
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'Louie' Renewed For Season 4
Sunday, July 28, 2012 by the staff via Huffingtonpost.com

"Louie" has been renewed for a 13-episode Season 4, FX president John Landgraf announced
at his Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour executive session Saturday.

“There are not enough superlatives in the English language to bestow on "Louie" or the work Louis C.K. is doing,” Landgraf boasted. “With this series, he has changed the form and is doing truly groundbreaking, landmark work that is inspiring a whole new generation of artists. Simply put, he is making one of the best shows anywhere on television.”

The network also announced it has picked up seven additional episodes of "BrandX With Russell Brand."

Louis C.K.'s critically-acclaimed dark comedy just landed three Emmy nominations last Thursday, even though it was snubbed from the Outstanding Comedy category.

"We're incredibly proud of Louis C.K.'s seven Emmy nominations, more than any individual in Emmy history, and particularly proud of his nominations for best director, best writer and best actor in a comedy series for 'Louie.' We're obviously disappointed that the show 'Louie' was not nominated as best comedy series, but thrilled with the nominations nonetheless," Landgraf said.

"Louie" has seen a jump in the ratings this season as C.K. has taken dating and friendship to new heights of awkwardness.

C.K. appeared via satellite at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on July 27 to share a few thoughts on what's ahead for the rest of the season and his record seven Emmy nominations.

"The record was previously held by David Lynch, who is a big hero of mine, so to take something away from him is bittersweet," C.K. said. Though competition seems more like "an athletic thing" and "kind of silly" when applied to creative arts, he said, "It's nice for the people who work for me and for the network."

Critics were shown a long, typically funny/uncomfortable scene in which F. Murray Abraham played Louie's uncle, and C.K. talked about having the actor guest on the show again (he played a different character in a Season 2 episode).

"When I got a show, like, thought number three was 'I want to get F. Murray Abraham.' I love him," C.K. said. The previous role he gave to the actor was not "that special a role, in terms of how I wrote it. I wanted another crack at it and …. I wrote it for his voice."

C.K. also talked about an upcoming episode with guest star Robin Williams, whom he said he's become friends with over the last year or so. "He's a great actor and a very generous guy," he said, telling a story about how the day of filming outdoors with Williams was like "the siege of Leningrad" due to pouring rain. "We gave him a Town Car to sit in, but he just stood out there in the rain with the rest of us."

The writer-actor-director-producer went on to say that there will be a lot of notable guest stars in Episodes 10, 11 and 12, but he wouldn't say who they were. As for Parker Posey, who guest starred in a two-parter, he said he would be open to her character returning. Guest stars come back "as long as I'm able to write for them," he said.

He also talked a little about how he interacts with the Standards and Practices department at FX. Earlier in the day, FX president John Landgraf said that material had been removed from the Season 2 episode "God." Landgraf wasn't specific about what was removed, but he said that the material might have made the episode quite offensive to Catholics.

C.K. said he had no problem removing the material because he wanted the focus of the episode to remain on the experiences of his character on the show. In general, he views the notes he gets from the Standards and Practices department as "a service."

"If I step too far over the line and piss off a group really terribly, I'm going to get curtailed [more] than I am now," C.K. said. But having worked in the industry for a long time, he said he is generally aware of where the lines are. "I'm like a dog with a shock collar, and you can take off the collar. I know where the fence is."

The most interesting part of the panel was when C.K. talked about the music composition for the show. He said that before he begins writing a season, he and composer Matt Kilmer record music with a band for two days, and then C.K. uses that music to inspire him as he pens episodes.

For instance, they recorded a piece of music called "Angel" that was very haunting, and he wanted to write something that would live up to the mood of that song. He came up with the story of Louie's date with Parker Posey's character, and "Angel" was the soundtrack for their rooftop scene. He said that being part of the music composition process was his "second favorite part of making the show."

C.K. was asked about his favorite TV shows, which include "Project Runway." "I really enjoy fashion, I like looking at it and creating stuff in a competition is really fun," he said. "And I love that Tim Gunn guy. He's got a great work ethic and he's a great teacher." He added that his daughters also love the show.

He said doesn't watch a lot of TV, but "Family Guy" makes him laugh, and he likes "American Idol" and other talent shows. "Deal or No Deal" also gets him. "I'm a real sucker for maudlin emotional stuff. I used to cry like a baby at that show. Watching a working man trying to earn for his family" always got to him, he said.

"Louie" airs Thursdays at 10.30 p.m. ET on FX.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/28/louie-renewed-season-4_n_1713801.html
post #159 of 242
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C.K. was asked about his favorite TV shows, which include "Project Runway." "I really enjoy fashion, I like looking at it and creating stuff in a competition is really fun," he said. "And I love that Tim Gunn guy. He's got a great work ethic and he's a great teacher." He added that his daughters also love the show.
He said doesn't watch a lot of TV, but "Family Guy" makes him laugh, and he likes "American Idol" and other talent shows. "Deal or No Deal" also gets him. "I'm a real sucker for maudlin emotional stuff. I used to cry like a baby at that show. Watching a working man trying to earn for his family" always got to him, he said.

Other than "Family Guy," I absolutely despise the shows that interest him. Does he like the dreck known as "Undercover Boss" as well? biggrin.gif

Anyway, it's great to know about the renewal of "Louie."
post #160 of 242
Yay!
post #161 of 242
"It's fine. That's the amount of passion a rug warrants." "It's not coated with AIDS." biggrin.gif

The entire episode was brilliant and covered a lot of subjects, from crazy pseudo dates and forgetfulness to the ever-important crabs.
post #162 of 242
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Other than "Family Guy," I absolutely despise the shows that interest him. Does he like the dreck known as "Undercover Boss" as well? biggrin.gif

Lighten up. It sounds like a good percentage of the TV he DOES watch-- he watches WITH his daughters.
post #163 of 242
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Lighten up. It sounds like a good percentage of the TV he DOES watch-- he watches WITH his daughters.

I did sound like a bit of a know-it-all. I understand the situation of watching certain shows that also appeal to his daughters. Who knows, he may have even mentioned some of the shows because he's good friends with people who are involved with them.
post #164 of 242
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Good episode. Loved the Ikea scene. The motorcycle "rush" was also good.

Although, it wasn't my favorite of the season. To be fair, I enjoyed a large margarita with my family. A little "drunk" while watching eek.gif
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post #165 of 242
Lmao! Soooo not a Dolores kinda guy either. Man Louie knows how to pick em.
post #166 of 242
Good episode, I guess, but anything was going to feel like a letdown after last week's brilliant episode. I think the only standout part for me this week was his bit about the rug. It was cool seeing Maron, though.
post #167 of 242
I'm still in shock at his appearance in the 80's stand up routine; if he hadn't been identified on the show, I never would have guessed that guy was our Louis.
post #168 of 242
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My house just suffered a power outage. I am missing 7 minutes of Louie!
He just got assaulted at the grocery store. Total downer frown.gif
DBS is almost powered up at least.
post #169 of 242
A little bad parenting though with the very talented daughter. Better to ask if she felt she should be doing homework and get back to playing violin later. Guess because I was a music teacher I'm a bit sensitive to those things.
post #170 of 242
I think the violin scene was primarily showing just how ignorant parents can be to the impressive talent that their kid possesses.

The "avoidance" part of the episode was some of the most abstract stuff I've seen on this show, which says a lot given just how surreal it has been in the past.
post #171 of 242
That was a great scene. Louie again showing that he's not afraid to make his character look bad. I'm pretty sure that Louie, both the character and the real person, has a good idea how talented that kid is. Sure, maybe it was a moment of 'bad parenting' but I think the point of that scene was to show how even the most caring and sensitive of parents can have moments of frustration, short-sightedness, and, even real genuine anger with their children. He has many stand up bits that address this issue.

Who knows how long the kid had been practicing? How long had she been avoiding her homework?
post #172 of 242
Good points.

The security camera footage just came to mind as another standout of the episode. I still insist that I look much different on video. biggrin.gif
post #173 of 242
Great episode, hilarious. Yeah, the Violin scene was bad. I can see parents doing that too...
post #174 of 242
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Originally Posted by dylan24 View Post

That was a great scene. Louie again showing that he's not afraid to make his character look bad. I'm pretty sure that Louie, both the character and the real person, has a good idea how talented that kid is. Sure, maybe it was a moment of 'bad parenting' but I think the point of that scene was to show how even the most caring and sensitive of parents can have moments of frustration, short-sightedness, and, even real genuine anger with their children. He has many stand up bits that address this issue.
Who knows how long the kid had been practicing? How long had she been avoiding her homework?

the girl (the actress) has played at Carnegie Hall. pretty awesome.
post #175 of 242
WTH?? I didn't see any "bad parenting" in the least. Obviously, she knew that that time was not the time to be practicing her violin -- but she kept going on anyway.

I think the scene was just showing that parenting is always a tough job --- even when you have generally very well behaved and talented children.

I don't look at Louie (the character in the show in this case) as any worse of a person based on that scene.
post #176 of 242
It's possible you may have missed that the kid was exhibiting true prodigy-level ability on the violin, that she is extraordinarily gifted.
post #177 of 242
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It's possible you may have missed that the kid was exhibiting true prodigy-level ability on the violin, that she is extraordinarily gifted.

I think the idea of that scene is: a) even prodigies still gotta do their homework. b) live with a miracle every day and it becomes commonplace. Yes, you're awesome, but after 3 hours, that beautiful song makes me want to shoot somebody.
post #178 of 242
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

A little bad parenting though with the very talented daughter. Better to ask if she felt she should be doing homework and get back to playing violin later. Guess because I was a music teacher I'm a bit sensitive to those things.

 

 I like to think my kids are generally well behaved and listen well, but I had to laugh at your suggestion.    I know what my daughter's answer would be:  "Honey, do you feel like you should be doing your homework now and get back to playing violin later?    My daughter:  "Ummm, nope."   What's next?   Maybe ask again in a nice manner.   What's next?   Exactly what Louis did.  

 

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I think the idea of that scene is: a) even prodigies still gotta do their homework. b) live with a miracle every day and it becomes commonplace. Yes, you're awesome, but after 3 hours, that beautiful song makes me want to shoot somebody.

+1

post #179 of 242
My impression of the scene was that being a parent turns you into a bitter, soulless shell of a person who has no time for "beautiful" things.
post #180 of 242
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The orgasm scene last night was wild! I laughed eek.gif
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