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'Louie' - 'Duckling': Go, go, USO

A quick review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I put on some sunscreen... 

Had "Duckling" just been a fly-on-the-wall travelogue of Louie going on a USO tour to Afghanistan(*), it would have been a terrific episode, I think. Sometimes, you don't need any kind of story, and where this could have easily been about Louie making a fool of himself in front of the soldiers, or the cheerleaders (well, there was a little of that), or in some other way coming up with a new thing to hate about himself, the simplicity of just seeing him go from base to base to do his act and interact with the soldiers was incredibly compelling on its own.(**) Louie doesn't screw up, and nor does he do anything incredible. He just does his act, works the crowd, gets some laughs and smiles and hopefully brightens some lousy days. And for an episode, that was enough. Read More...


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