History YMMV / Louie

15th Nov '15 7:34:45 PM AHI-3000
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: A meta-example would be DaneCook, a comedian who has been maligned and accused of stealing Louis CK's jokes, agreeing to come do a bit ''about his being maligned and accused of joke stealing''. Talk about a good sport...
** There is also Louie demolishing a heckler at one of his shows in season one. For a good five minutes he insults her for hurting his show with some of the most heinous insults imaginable. Then, when she comes to complain to him backstage, he again rails on her for taking away the small bit of enjoyment comedians get in their crappy lives. This scene probably represents how most comedians feel about people bothering them onstage.
** One of Louie's comedian friends, Todd Barry, recounts to him and their fellow comedians about a perfect day. Nothing particularly flashy happens, just everything happening smoothly and cheaply, pretty much getting everything he wants by knowing how much he's worth. At the end of the day, Todd goes to a show in Poughkeepsie where he finds that they misspelled his name on his dressing room. While owner of the establishment initially thinks it's no big deal, Todd politely convinces him to print out a new sign. Everyone in the bar where Todd is telling this story bursts out in applause.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Any scene where Louie sees his therapist.
-->'''Therapist:''' Have you ever...heard news about somebody dying...and then you got an erection?

-->'''Therapist:''' (Sex is) very simple: the man takes his penis, into the woman's vagina, he ejaculates, and she dies.
-->'''Louie:''' (beat) ...she dies?
-->'''Therapist:''' Oh no, I was thinking of something else.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In the middle of the night Louie's pregnant sister starts screaming in pain, and not knowing what to do he just freaks out. A gay couple who live a few doors down, whom Louis has never talked to before, hear the screaming, knock on his door and without even knowing Louie's name or what's wrong, offer their help.
** "Brother, do not let your sister die from pain or lose her baby because you are awkward with strangers."
** Louie kissing the cop on the lips in the fifth episode. He really, truly is grateful that the cop saved his life and is willing to kiss the dude despite having never done it before.
** Most of Louie's stand-up bits in "Night Out" are about how wiped out he feels after a day of taking care of his kids and how badly he just wants them to sleep when they're supposed to. It doesn't stop him from taking them for pancakes at 4AM at the end of the episode, though.
** The card the girls make for Louie in "Late Show (Part 3)" is adorable.
** Louie's confession of love to Pamela is, in her own words, gorgeous. He pours his heart out to her, telling her how much it pains him not being with her, that he feels guilty for wanting her, and that making her be with him would be greedy. It's gut-wrenching.
** Louie and Pamela watching a meteor shower together.
** Louie and Robin Williams go to a strip club that was frequented by a recently deceased acquaintance whom they have a low opinion of. Upon learning of this man's demise, everyone in the club takes a moment to mourn him, much to Louie and Robin's amusement. Just goes to show how everyone is special to someone.
** Just about any scene involving Louie and his daughters.
** Louie finding Lenny's gun in "Cop Story" and returning it.



* NightmareFuel:
** The crucifixion description and demonstration.
** Sean the bully describes a recent fight from the appropriately titled segment Bully.
---> '''Sean''': So what if I just decided to kick your ass right now? What would you do then? Huh?! D'you want that? I'm serious, I can hurt you really bad -- right now. (Pushes his freshly scabbed knuckles into Louie's face) Y'see this, huh?! This was just two days ago, destroyed this guys face, must've hit him like 40 times. Teeth all over the place, just left him there bleeding. Probably sent him to the hospital. Are you ready for that? I'm kinda feeling like doing that to you right now -- gonna be honest.
** Two somewhat deranged men dressed as zombies accost Louie and his daughters on Halloween. It's a genuinely tense scene as Louie desperately tries to keep the two men from hurting his little girls.
** Also the puddle of what looks like blood on the subway seat in "Subway".
* TearJerker:
** The second season finale is incredibly heartwrenching. [[spoiler:Pamela leaves for Paris to try and patch things up with her son's father, and implores Louie to not pine for her while she's away. She makes this as clear as possible. Then, after she's crossed the turnstile at the airport, she yells at Louie to "wave at me!", only for him to mishear it as "wait for me!". Louie leaves the airport in high spirits.]]
** A lot of the season 3 finale isn't too chipper, either, dealing with [[spoiler:the aftermath of Louie failing to get the Late Show gig]]. Also, [[spoiler:Liz's Death, especially seeing as it happens while the rest of the hospital is celebrating the New Year's countdown]].
** Sort of a meta-example, but during an interview with NationalPublicRadio, listening to audio from "Eddie" of Louie failing to convince his friend not to kill himself actually caused Louis to cry, as he felt that much of the emotion in that scene now applied to the then-recent death of fellow comedian Patrice O'Neal, who Louis' special "Live at the Beacon Theater" is dedicated to.
*** Eddie's explanation for why he wants to kill himself is a heartwrencher, laying out matter-of-factly and with no self-pity or melodrama.
---> '''Eddie''': Listen, man, I'm cashing in. I'm done. I'm forty-shit years old. I got nothing. I got nobody. And I don't want anything. I don't want anybody. And that's the worst part, when the want goes. That's bad. Suffering is one thing or not having is one thing, but when you just don't care anymore..."
** The episode with Robin Williams is a retroactive tearjerker in the light of Robin William's death.
*** Now the same with Joan Rivers.
** Louie's reaction to learning that Amia is going back to Hungary just as he's starting to have feelings for her, going back to his apartment and banging on the keyboard of his piano with a baseball bat, barely able to contain his distress.
6th Oct '15 4:17:06 PM BanjoTCat
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** Louie and Robin Williams go to a strip club that was frequented by a recently deceased acquaintance whom they have a low opinion of. Upon learning of this man's demise, everyone in the club takes a moment to mourn him, much to Louie and Robin's amusement. Just goes to show how everyone is special to someone.
4th May '15 3:05:39 PM Gergich42
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** In the cold open of "Cop Story," while Louie is shopping at a cooking ware store and had a mild argument with the owner, he turns around and makes out with a bust.
29th Apr '15 9:52:45 PM haloinsider
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** Louie finding Lenny's gun in "Cop Story" and returning it.
29th Apr '15 9:51:55 PM haloinsider
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* JerkassWoobie: Lenny (played by Michael Rapaport) in "Cop Story". He's a police patrolman who uses what little power he has to bully Louie into spending more time with him, and then aggressively belittles him the whole time that they're hanging out together. It's understood that he has a history of boorish behavior, and things get so bad that Louie actually blows back at him. However, it soon becomes apparent that Lenny is both aware of his alienating faults and is plagued by self-loathing as a result. It's also implied that this is why he's never risen beyond the duty of patrolman in the last 19 years. Eventually, when it's discovered that he misplaced his gun at some point during the episode, Lenny breaks down, decrying himself as a failure. It's what drives Louie back into empathizing with his former friend, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to the point of finding his gun and returning it]].
29th Apr '15 1:52:41 PM worldbreaker
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** Just about any scene involving Louie and his daughters.
13th Apr '15 7:52:11 PM BanjoTCat
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** Louie's reaction to learning that Amia is going back to Hungary just as he's starting to have feelings for her, going back to his apartment and banging on keyboard of his piano with a baseball bat, barely able to contain his distress.

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** Louie's reaction to learning that Amia is going back to Hungary just as he's starting to have feelings for her, going back to his apartment and banging on the keyboard of his piano with a baseball bat, barely able to contain his distress.
13th Apr '15 4:34:39 PM BanjoTCat
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* Louie's reaction to learning that Amia is going back to Hungary just as he's starting to have feelings for her, going back to his apartment and banging on keyboard of his piano with a baseball bat, barely able to contain his distress.

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* ** Louie's reaction to learning that Amia is going back to Hungary just as he's starting to have feelings for her, going back to his apartment and banging on keyboard of his piano with a baseball bat, barely able to contain his distress.
13th Apr '15 4:34:07 PM BanjoTCat
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* Louie's reaction to learning that Amia is going back to Hungary just as he's starting to have feelings for her, going back to his apartment and banging on keyboard of his piano with a baseball bat, barely able to contain his distress.
5th Apr '15 2:46:56 AM Aquila89
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** "Elevator Part 4 and 5" both start with a news broadcast about Hurricane Jasmine Forsythe, which destroyed Cuba and Florida. The newscasters talk about it so casually that the whole thing sounds like something from TheOnion. None of this is mentioned afterwards.

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** "Elevator Part 4 and 5" both start with a news broadcast about Hurricane Jasmine Forsythe, which destroyed Cuba and Florida. The newscasters talk about it so casually that the whole thing sounds like something from TheOnion. None of this is mentioned afterwards.afterwards (in that episode).
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