10 ‘Louie’ Facts to Dampen Life’s Cruel, Hilarious Misery
FX’s Louie auteur Louis C.K. famously handles most aspects of the Emmy-winning series himself on a minuscule budget, but did you know the comedian even provides his own cameras? Or that it only shoots three days a week, to accommodate custody of his real kids? Reload your morning misery with the 31st episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ which hits the Comedy Cellar for ten misanthropic facts of FX’s Louie.
C.K. initially low-balled FX for a budget of $200,000 per season in order to maintain creative control, at first telling executives to simply let him make a pilot, with no interference, or insight into what the show would be. Said creative control also includes C.K.’s disinterest in continuity, as the Louie character’s mother has been portrayed by several actresses, and had varying brothers and sisters (including Amy Poehler), none of whom ever appear in childhood flashbacks.
‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for Charlie Brown, Tales From the Crypt, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone, American Horror Story, The Sopranos, Vikings, Twin Peaks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, LOST, Seinfeld, Batman: The Animated Series, House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad (x2!), True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom to Reservoir Dogs, but now we’re grabbing a slice and going out in style, because Louie, Louie, you’re gonna die …
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