Dealing with daddy issues on 'Louie'
August 17th, 2012
12:41 PM ET

Dealing with daddy issues on 'Louie'

On last night’s episode, Louie finally confronted his father. Or rather, his daddy issues.

Father is the one role Louie always seems comfortable in: He doesn’t hesitate to tell Jane to stop playing the violin and start her homework. Even when she protests, “But it’s beautiful.” (Is there anything Ursula Parker can’t do?)

After an unsuccessful trip to an electronics store, Louie went to lunch with his uncle at the Russian Tea Room. His uncle (F. Murray Abraham) shamed Louie into visiting his lonely father for he first time in two years.

Louie tried to relax at a poker game with some comedian friends. Nick PaPaolo told Sarah Silverman to sell her boobs on eBay for $7. “Yeah but shipping would be like 5 bucks. I’d clear $2. And then I’d also have big bloody holes where my t*** used to be.” Good point. Then Louie vomited on the table.

His reply when his doctor asked if he had any new stress in his life? “Alone in the world, might as well be a maggot sucking a dead cat's face, what's the point, but nothing new.” his physician instructed Louie to contemplate visiting his father in order to quell his stress.

Louie decided to go.

When he failed to accelerate after a light turned green, the “ignoramus” in the car behind Louie got out to “staht something.” (We’re in Boston now. Try and keep up.)

Louie explained that he was stressed about seeing his father for the first time in two years. “I haven’t seen my dad since he died … Why don’t you think about that you queer?” They hugged. (As a native of Massachusetts, I can honestly say this exchange is the most realistic portrayal of Boston I have ever seen.)

Louie ended up bolting after finally making it to his father’s house. He hopped on a three-wheel motorcycle and rode it all the way to the water. He ran down the pier and dove into a speedboat (awesomely named “Cigarette Top Gun”).

As he sped away, sad music began to play. He stopped the boat, let out a sigh of relief and laughed before throwing his arms in the air and yelling “Woo!”

Alone in the Atlantic, he was able to really think about what had happened. And, of course, ponder how he might get back to New York on a stolen boat.

What did you think about last night’s episode?

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