History Series / Louie

10th Sep '17 3:14:09 PM BadSplice
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Typically following Louie performing stand up (similarly to ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''), the episode also delves into a fiction version of his real life with his daughters, and is set to a mostly dry soundtrack (or silence) and no LaughTrack. Most episodes [[HalfwayPlotSwitch have two unrelated stories]], and some of the material is either somewhat surreal or similar to his Youtube material, but overall the show gives the impression of being [[TruthInTelevision fairly true to life.]]

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Typically following Louie performing stand up (similarly to ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''), the episode also delves into a fiction version of his real life with his daughters, and is set to a mostly dry soundtrack (or silence) and no LaughTrack. Most Many episodes [[HalfwayPlotSwitch [[QuarterHourShort have two unrelated stories]], and some of the material is either somewhat surreal or similar to his Youtube material, but overall the show gives the impression of being [[TruthInTelevision [[LifeEmbellished fairly true to life.]]
18th Jul '17 2:14:47 PM SinNanna
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* AsHimself: Most of the comedians who apppear on the show, including Louie himself, Creator/JerrySeinfeld, Creator/SarahSilverman, and Creator/DaneCook.


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* DeadpanSnarker: Louie himself, though he's often too socially awkward to really make it work. Jack Dall combines this with CloudCuckoolander.


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* EccentricMentor: Jack Dall, Louie's coach when he's auditioning for David Letterman's spot on The Late Show. Though when you're played by Creator/DavidLynch, eccentricity is inevitable.


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* PapaWolf: Louie's a pretty meek person most of the time, but when he believes his daughters are in danger he manages to grow a spine and steps up to protect them.


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* PottyFailure: Nebar [[spoiler: has diarrhea in Louie's bath tub when he stays over for a day]].


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* SinkOrSwimMentor: Jack Dall, in a JerkWithAHeartOfGold sort of way.


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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Louie, when he gets contracted to replace David Letterman. The whole thing was a scheme by the president of CBS to get Letterman's price for staying on the show down from 60 to 40 million dollars, and Louie never had a chance of getting the job to begin with. Louie does get some consolation in that he performs so well in his audition that Letterman swears to never have him on the show, apparently for fear of being upstaged]].
24th Apr '17 1:16:45 PM twilicorn
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Following the third season, the show went on an extended hiatus so CK could recharge his creative batteries, finally returning for its fourth season in May 2014. Louis recently announced he will take another [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/07/fxs-louie-going-extended-hiatus long hiatus]] between the fifth and sixth seasons, as he is co-producing a new series for FX starring his friend (and ''Louie'' co-star) actress Pamela Aldon.

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Following the third season, the show went on an extended hiatus so CK could recharge his creative batteries, finally returning for its fourth season in May 2014. Louis recently announced he will take another [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/07/fxs-louie-going-extended-hiatus long hiatus]] between the fifth and sixth seasons, as he is co-producing a new series for FX called ''Series/BetterThings'' starring his friend (and ''Louie'' co-star) actress Pamela Aldon.
3rd Sep '16 6:27:44 PM goatguppie
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Liz considers herself this.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Liz considers herself this.is a deconstruction of this trope. Beautiful and lively, she brings Louie to a variety of quirky spots in the city, pushing him out of his comfort zone along the way. Through the episode we begin to see through the cracks of Liz's facade, like when she gets denied a drink at her favorite bar (indicating she might be an alcoholic) and has a distraught expression on her face when looking out on the city.
2nd Aug '16 3:31:12 PM Aquila89
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* UnreliableNarrator: Either that, or the fictional verse the series is set in is where it is O.K. for waste collectors to break your windows and jump around beating on trash cans.
23rd Jun '16 12:19:47 PM abkpark
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* UnreliableNarrator: Either that, or the fictional verse the series is set in is where it is O.K. for waste collectors to break your windows and jump around beating on trash cans.
30th May '16 6:33:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SpiritualSuccessor: The show has often been described as basically being ''{{Seinfeld}}'' [-IF IT WAS ACTUALLY ABOUT NOTHING-]!

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The show has often been described as basically being ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' [-IF IT WAS ACTUALLY ABOUT NOTHING-]!
4th May '16 9:06:34 AM ThatsNotFroot
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''Louie'' is a semi-autobiographic comedy show written by, directed by and starring stand-up comedian Creator/LouisCK, shown on Creator/{{FX}} since 2010. It's the type of show that begs the question of when a show stops being a sitcom,[[MindScrew and starts being a series of unconnected absurdist short films centered around one character.]]

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''Louie'' is a semi-autobiographic comedy show written by, directed by and starring stand-up comedian Creator/LouisCK, shown on Creator/{{FX}} since 2010. It's the type of show that begs the question of when a show stops being a sitcom,[[MindScrew sitcom, and [[MindScrew starts being a series of unconnected absurdist short films centered around one character.]]
4th May '16 9:05:50 AM ThatsNotFroot
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''Louie'' is a semi-autobiographic comedy show written by, directed by and starring stand-up comedian Creator/LouisCK, shown on Creator/{{FX}} since 2010. [[MindScrew It's the type of show that begs the question of when a show stops being a sitcom, and starts being a series of unconnected absurdist short films centered around one character.]]

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''Louie'' is a semi-autobiographic comedy show written by, directed by and starring stand-up comedian Creator/LouisCK, shown on Creator/{{FX}} since 2010. [[MindScrew It's the type of show that begs the question of when a show stops being a sitcom, sitcom,[[MindScrew and starts being a series of unconnected absurdist short films centered around one character.]]
3rd Oct '15 10:02:00 AM nombretomado
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** It's very possible that the episode where he tries to play a cop for an all-Jewish remake of ''Film/TheGodfather'' is a reference to his role in ''ParksAndRecreation''.

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** It's very possible that the episode where he tries to play a cop for an all-Jewish remake of ''Film/TheGodfather'' is a reference to his role in ''ParksAndRecreation''.''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.
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