Louie Recap: Heads Will Roll

The title of last night’s Louie was "Bummer/Blueberries," but perhaps a more fitting name would be "That Shit Was Insane," which is likely how you’ll be referring to it for the rest of the summer. How else would you describe an episode in which a homeless guy is decapitated by a garbage truck? There you were, settling in for a half-hour’s worth of pathos-bathed comedy, still doo-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-wahh-ing the theme song to yourself, when all of a sudden, some guy’s head goes bobbing down the street like a deflated kickball. Doo-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-whaaaaaaaaa?!

But let’s start at the beginning. Last night’s two-parter started with Louie onstage, discussing his boinkability — or lack thereof. "When I fuck, I gross myself out," he says, comparing his jiggling belly to that of a "fourteen-nippled mother dog." We then watch him at home, phone in hand, looking anxious before finally calling a non-excitable yuppie named Janice and asking her on a date. Despite the fact that the two know each other in a "professional capacity" — and that she clearly has something going with the young stud behind her in the bedroom — she agrees to see a movie. Read More...



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