Louie Recap: Lurking for Love

Louie has found a theme. While we'll never know exactly how exaggerated Louis C.K.'s onscreen alter ego's suffering is, it's clear Louie-the-character can't accept his fate as a single dad. He'll feign indifference in his stand-up, but this season's overarching story line has so far been a clear quest for companionship, even if the companion Louie's courting is a male Cuban lifeguard or a motorcycle or a woman who sexually assaults him.

Louie sets the tone with a stage bit about prejudice. "Prejudice is that you ... judge before — pre ... jud-ice. Pre-judge-idice. You judged before." He relates how he stammered through an academically suitable definition for his 10-year-old daughter, then gives the audience his actual understanding of the concept: Prejudice for Louie is being positive he'd die to sleep with Scarlett Johansson, without having ever met or been near her. "I just know. C'mon. I just know that would be the greatest thing that ever happened to me, and the worst thing that ever happened to her." Read More...



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