The genius of “Louie” is that it changes tone on a whim. So after last week’s decidedly muted meditation on aging and masculinity, Louis C.K. lightened the mood with a deliberately uneven but wholly hilarious episode.
Louie and his daughters Lily and Jane told knock-knock jokes over dinner, and his laughter was genuine.
But that sweetness was balanced with another storyline that was shockingly raunchy and straight-up disturbing (but in a good way).
Kelly Ripa has been holding down the "Live!" set quite well since her former co-host, the venerated Regis Philbin, decided to wrap up his long run in November.
The show has used a succession of guest co-hosts since then, but the list of names mentioned as possibilities for a more permanent replacement has apparently shrunk to three.
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