One of the things that throws you about 'Louie' (Tuesdays at 11PM ET on FX) is that not every moment on the show is played for laughs. But many of those moments hold harsh emotional truths that can hit home if the circumstances are right.
When Louie's chore of a mother drops by for a surprise visit, barely acknowledging his kids ("Why are they here? I thought you got a divorce.") and complaining the entire time, Louie finally has a meltdown on her, even after she tells him the big news: at 70-plus years old, she's finally decided she's a lesbian.
Of course, Louie couldn't care less. "You invited the girls and I for Christmas, and we arrived to a darkened house. My girls spent Christmas in a Holiday Inn! Their present was a bag of M&Ms!"
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