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Reply #105 on: July 20, 2012, 01:10:20 AM
how is it that all of you manage to miss this show every week just like me? GOD DAMNIT!

oh, I remember.. Tv watching has become obsolete. That's right...
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Reply #106 on: July 28, 2012, 10:01:44 AM
if anybody watched this past week's episode, Parkey Posey stole the show.
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Reply #107 on: August 07, 2012, 04:04:56 PM
This just gets better and better.


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Reply #108 on: September 13, 2012, 09:51:05 PM
JB would cream himself over tonights episode
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Reply #109 on: September 13, 2012, 10:03:12 PM
Do tell.

I actually have to get around to starting this series.
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Reply #110 on: September 13, 2012, 10:10:13 PM
THE CAMEOS. OH THE CAMEOS.

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If for some god forsaken reason Louie wasn’t already considered god-tier television programming, it sure as shit better be now. Holy fuck.


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Reply #111 on: September 14, 2012, 03:25:57 AM
as much as i enjoyed that extended cameo, and this ep had its moments, it reminded me a lot of the matthew broderick "acting" episode, which i think is by far the worst ep of the series. i don't find it funny when louie is unbelievably terrible at something. the idea that he had absolutely no innate sense of what hosting a talkshow should look or sound like rang false to me. i understand the idea of him not wanting to host a show or being in over his head, but there's no way he'd be that shitty at reading cards or introducing himself.


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Reply #112 on: September 14, 2012, 09:32:20 PM
I think it was more in response to Lynch giving him almost no direction at all. Louie just didn't know what he was asking him to do. I loved how the boxing match went the same way: "Come back tomorrow". 

I also think Louis sort of overplays the bumbling nature of his character in every episode. He's the straight man and the environments he inhabits are always exaggerated. For instance, the episode where he's in the electronics store and there was actually a different actor playing him on the security monitor when he was complaining about it not being him. For all the emotional honesty the show explores, it's still very much an absurdist comedy show, which is what makes the poignant moments so jarring.
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Reply #113 on: September 16, 2012, 07:19:53 AM
I love how Lynch had that ironic line stating that hosting a talk show was "no big mystery" or something like that.
Oh, Louie.


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Reply #114 on: September 16, 2012, 04:48:03 PM
I think it was more in response to Lynch giving him almost no direction at all. Louie just didn't know what he was asking him to do.
but i knew what he was asking him to do. and i'm not a stand-up. generally people applying to be talk show hosts understand the fundamental idea of being a talk show host. i think the scenes would have been funnier if louie wasn't so idiotic. like if he'd actually tried but failed. i was much more sympathetic towards lynch's character than i was supposed to be because louie was so blatantly non-commital/incompetent.

I also think Louis sort of overplays the bumbling nature of his character in every episode. He's the straight man and the environments he inhabits are always exaggerated.
of course, but there's more to being a straight man than simply not committing to anything.

For instance, the episode where he's in the electronics store and there was actually a different actor playing him on the security monitor when he was complaining about it not being him. For all the emotional honesty the show explores, it's still very much an absurdist comedy show, which is what makes the poignant moments so jarring.
yes. that's the fantastic mixture that makes louie such a groundbreaking/amazing show.


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Reply #115 on: September 19, 2012, 11:33:49 AM
I think it was more in response to Lynch giving him almost no direction at all. Louie just didn't know what he was asking him to do.
but i knew what he was asking him to do. and i'm not a stand-up. generally people applying to be talk show hosts understand the fundamental idea of being a talk show host. i think the scenes would have been funnier if louie wasn't so idiotic. like if he'd actually tried but failed. i was much more sympathetic towards lynch's character than i was supposed to be because louie was so blatantly non-commital/incompetent.

I also think Louis sort of overplays the bumbling nature of his character in every episode. He's the straight man and the environments he inhabits are always exaggerated.
of course, but there's more to being a straight man than simply not committing to anything.

I had the same issue pic, and not just with this episode. He seems particularly incompetent this season. The way he awkwardly fumbles his way through almost every scene now with that puppy dog frown, ugh. Is it meant to garner sympathy? I also don't love how every woman on this show is either a one-dimensional bitch or total nutcase or both.
 




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Reply #116 on: September 20, 2012, 06:40:47 PM

I had the same issue pic, and not just with this episode. He seems particularly incompetent this season. The way he awkwardly fumbles his way through almost every scene now with that puppy dog frown, ugh. Is it meant to garner sympathy? I also don't love how every woman on this show is either a one-dimensional bitch or total nutcase or both.

I don't really think Pamela Adlon's character falls into either of those categories. In fact, that same observation could be applied to most of the male characters as well.
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Reply #117 on: September 20, 2012, 11:16:32 PM

I had the same issue pic, and not just with this episode. He seems particularly incompetent this season. The way he awkwardly fumbles his way through almost every scene now with that puppy dog frown, ugh. Is it meant to garner sympathy? I also don't love how every woman on this show is either a one-dimensional bitch or total nutcase or both.

I don't really think Pamela Adlon's character falls into either of those categories. In fact, that same observation could be applied to most of the male characters as well.

She doesn't. I'm speaking more of the women this season. It's not a big thing really. He's certainly not going full-on Sorkin with them. And you're right they're flawed like everyone in the show, and they definitely have every right to act crazy dealing with someone like Louie. We can move on.



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Reply #118 on: February 28, 2013, 11:56:21 PM
HBO Sets Louis CK Special for April 13
via Deadline

Louis CK: Oh My God is the fourth stand-up special on HBO from the comedian. It will premiere Saturday, April 13 at 10 PM. The last Louis CK special aired in 2007, and of course he created and starred in the network’s Lucky Louie in 2006, marking HBO’s first multi-camera comedy series. Taped in Phoenix, Oh My God takes on topics like the food chain, animals, divorce, strange anecdotes, broken morality, murder and mortality. Louis CK wrote, directed and executive produced the special; Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard and Mike Berkowitz also exec produced.


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Reply #119 on: April 03, 2013, 09:04:14 PM
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