'Louie': How not to become like Barney
August 3rd, 2012
12:21 PM ET

'Louie': How not to become like Barney

Last night’s episode of “Louie” was the first of the season to include two separate short films and no stand-up.

In the first half, Louie attended a burial on a dreary day. He stood alone, until another man arrived - Robin Williams. (Wasn’t it wonderful to see him?)

After, Robin joined Louie in a diner. They each expectantly asked how the other knew the deceased, Barney.

Finally, Louie said, “I’m pretty sure that Barney was the biggest piece of s*** I ever knew.” They both hated the guy, but showed up because the thought of Barney heading to his final resting place alone gave them nightmares.

They went to Barney’s favorite place, the Brooklyn strip club Sweet Charity. To their surprise, the staff was devastated to learn that their favorite patron had passed. They wept as Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian” blared.

Louie and Robin stumbled out into seemingly glaring sunlight and laughed. Before they parted ways, they agreed that when one of them died, the other would attend his funeral.

In the second part of the episode, Louie was picking Lily up from school when a mother asked him to watch her son Never. She had a very important consultation appointment for her elective surgery. “I want to get rid of my vagina before Easter.” (Me too girl, me…wait, what!?)

Lily told her dad she didn’t like Never just as her classmate pushed a baby stroller into oncoming traffic. Two trucks collided, and Artie Lange jumped out of one screaming, “Run!” This is what happens when you never tell your child no.

Back at Louie’s apartment, Never claimed he could only eat raw meat. When the kid asked if he could play with Lily, Louie replied simply, “she’s not into it.” Then Never asked if Louie would bathe him. Umm....

Louie called into a Kansas radio station in an attempt to boost ticket sales for his upcoming show. When he said Kansas City was the worst town he’d ever been to, they hung up on him. Then Never got diarrhea in the tub. Disgusting!

Louie offered the kid some advice. “You eat raw meat, and you s*** in the tub, and you wreck everything. And as long as you act like that, no one’s going to like you.” While Barney went to the grave a jerk, Never still had a chance to change course and ensure that more than two people would attend his burial.

At the end, Robin and Louie watched two gravediggers clear a space for Barney. J.B. Smoove (!) reprimanded his co-worker for speaking “African.” “You want to talk to me, talk to me with useful stuff. Oops, I farted. See how cool that is?”

What did you think of last night’s episode?

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  2. sarah

    Louie is one of the few things on T.V. worth watching.The shows today are mostly crap.Thank god for MeTV for a few laughs. American Horror story is good, Wilfred is funny,but Louie rules. If you don't thimk it's funny,or if you don't get it,please try again

    August 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Brad

    BRILLIANT.....it was about strangers asking you to watch their insane children with every part of it gloriously embellished. Robin Williams was a treat too!

    August 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Felix Thomas Clauss

    Frex is on correct.

    August 4, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Frex

    I thought it was funny at the end how JB Smoove was chastising his co-worker for talking that "African" language, and the guy was actually speaking French. Ha!

    August 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |

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