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LOUIE ''Dentist/Tarese'' Review


This week's LOUIE returned to the dual storyline format and neither arc in 'Dentist/Tarese' seemed to well represent the possibilities that can come from the brain of Louis C.K.. He opened the show with a comedy set discussing how if we were all a bit less angry over pedophilia and sexual abuse, more children wouldn't die at the hands of the abusers. Now it was definitely more humorous than my description, but that's the general gist. This skit just so happened to be the one that triggered my fight with the comedian, and I didn't find it any funnier this go around. It also fit in awkwardly with the rest of the episode, as the opening comedy sets generally set the tone for the show.


In the first part, Louie visits a dentist, played by the always hilarious and semi-creepy Stephen Root, where the sound of the cleaning instruments were enough for Louie to ask for the gas. His gas-enhanced hallucinations might have been the best part of the episode, where he confronts Osama Bin Laden and crew for being assholes about 9/11. His frank conversation with leader of Al-Quaeda is refreshing, as he moves beyond political and religious ties and explains to Osama and friends that no matter why they did what did, it makes them jerks. It ends with a bizarre sexualization of a banana and a possible altercation with his dentist. Nothing comes of the incident, except the possible sub-text that if you don't know something, it might not affect you.


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