A lot of stand-up comics have material about their mothers. Frankly, a lot of it isn't funny. It is, but it's the kind of funny where you keep a straight face and think to yourself, "Huh, that's funny I guess." Forgettable.
Tonight's episode, though light on the belly laughs, was quite the opposite of forgettable. Louie at first seems to just be mean to his mother, but you soon realize that he has a deep-seeded hatred for her for never being there emotionally. The scene in which Louie and his brother, Robbie, meet their mother's very young and attractive wife is particularly hard to watch. Their mother refuses Robbie's pleas to tell him that she loves him.
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