Louie Recap: The Proposal

Strap in, folks. We're heading into Louie's first-ever three-part episode and then an hour-long season closer. This is the show's final run at making a big mark in 2012 — the kind of impression that could help re-up all those Best Comedy of the Year accolades and Most Original Thing on TV superlatives. This last leg began solidly with the type of installment typically reserved for those series that embrace things like continuity and extended plots: the setup episode.

Let's go straight to the big hypothetical that'll power this arc: Guest star Garry Marshall — the 77-year-old Hollywood fixture and cameo artist who, before flopping out Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, directed Pretty Woman and created Happy Days and The Odd Couple — is a CBS bigwig who wants Louie to try out for David Letterman's Late Night job. (Marshall plays Lars Tardigan, a name certainly conceivable only by C.K., the guy who invented a child called Jizanthapus for his act.) "You're circling failure in a rapidly decaying orbit," Tardigan warns Louie. Read More...



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