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'Louie' Review: "Elevator Part 2 / Elevator Part 3"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 19, 2014 10:03 PM
FX
FX's ‘Louie’ season 4 keeps the dramedy rolling with tonight's double-installments "Elevator Part 2" and "Elevator Part 3,"  the first half of which sees Louie navigating a school incident with Jane and spending time with his downstairs neighbor's niece Amia, while the second installment sees Pamela (Pamela Adlon)'s return complicating his new relationship.
Last week’s ‘Louie’ episodes “So Did the Fat Lady / Elevator Part 1" saw Louie confronted by his own hangups about dating a heavyset woman (Sarah Baker), after which an older woman (Ellen Burstyn) became trapped in his building's elevator. So how do "Elevator Part 2" and "Elevator Part 3” continue the cycle of amiable misery?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Louie’ season 4, episodes 5 and 6, “Elevator Part 1” and "Elevator Part 2"!

The 10 Best 'SNL' Sketches of the 2013/2014 Season

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by Mike Ryan May 19, 2014 02:16 PM
NBC
The 39th season of 'Saturday Night Live' is over. From the beginning, it was a strange season -- gone were so many of the show's powerful voices: Hader, Samberg, Wiig, Sudeikis, Armisen -- yet this allowed new voices to be heard. And that's the thing about being new on 'SNL': not everything is going to hit. But, in compiling this list of the ten best sketches from the 2013-2014 season, there were some tough choices to be made (sorry, 'Bugs'). And, sadly, for inclusion, the sketch had to have actually appeared on the live show (sorry, 'Wing').
And, yes, this list is heavy with prerecorded material as opposed to live performances. (Perhaps it's not completely fair to compare, but, this is a testament of just how strong the prerecorded sketches are in a post-'Digital Short' world.) And it's also notable that none of the best sketches were recurring sketches (though, I could see at least one of these coming back next season). So, behold: The ten best sketches from this past season of 'Saturday Night Live.'

'Louie' Review: "So Did the Fat Lady / Elevator Part 1"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 12, 2014 10:04 PM
FX
FX's ‘Louie’ season 4 keeps the dramedy rolling with tonight's double-installments "So Did the Fat Lady" and "Elevator Part 1,"  the first half of which sees Louie confronted by his own hangups about dating a heavyset woman (Sarah Baker), while the second installment finds a frightening subway experience with his daughters taking a toll, after which an older woman (Ellen Burstyn) becomes trapped in his building's elevator.
Last week’s ‘Louie’ premieres “Back / Model” saw Louie dealing with problems of his advancing age, after which the sadsack comedian bombed at a benefit and rebounded with a beautiful model (Yvonne Strahovski), before things went terribly wrong. So how do "So Did the Fat Lady" and "Elevator Part 1” continue the cycle of amiable misery?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Louie’ season 4, episodes 3 and 4, “So Did the Fat Lady” and "Elevator Part 1"!

'Louie' Season Premiere Review: "Back / Model"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 05, 2014 10:05 PM
FX
FX's ‘Louie’’s finally returns from hiatus for its season 4 double-premiere "Back" and "Model,"  the first half of which sees Louie dealing with a few problems of his advancing age, while the second installment finds the sadsack comedian bombing at a benefit, only to rebound with a beautiful model before things go terribly wrong..
Last season’s ‘Louie’ finale “New Years Eve” saw Louie celebrating Christmas with his daughters, until his New Year's loneliness and an invitation from his sister (Amy Poehler) end up taking him to strange new places. So how do "Back" and "Model” begin the cycle of misery anew?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Louie’ season 4 premieres, “Back” and "Model"!

'Louie' Season 4 Premiere Photos Reveal Yvonne Strahovski, Jerry Seinfeld and Charles Grodin

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 01, 2014 10:17 AM
FX
http://youtu.be/QMaek56HN8U
Too long we've waited for Louis C.K. to return to FX for the long-awaited fourth season of Emmy winner 'Louie,' and it seems the beloved comedian brought a few friends with him. Check out photos of '24: Live Another Day' and 'Dexter' star Yvonne Strahovski in Monday's 'Louie' season 4 premiere, along with Jerry Seinfeld and living legend Charles Grodin!

New 'Louie' Season 4 Trailers: Talking Death and Vibrators, The Usual

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 21, 2014 04:01 PM
FX
http://youtu.be/iheLhUYfq-8
Last week saw the long-awaited debut of 'Louie' season 4 releasing its first new footage with surprise guest Charles Grodin, but those hoping for a more involved look at the May 5 premiere are in luck. FX released a full spread of new footage in the latest 'Louie' season 4 trailers, teasing dark times ahead for the misanthropic comedian and a few vibrators, of course.

'Louie' Season 4 Debuts First Footage: Louie's Back is Back!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 17, 2014 06:11 PM
FX
http://youtu.be/j4VOUNDAUX8#aid=P-yH70k8e8o
After 19 long months, FX's Emmy-winning 'Louie' will at long last return for a fourth season of new misanthropic adventures in the coming weeks. The initial spots for Louis C.K.'s FX return kept the comedian mostly obscured (when he wasn't diving off a bridge), but now the first bit of footage from the new season has arrived. Check out the latest 'Louie' life problem with a season 4 sneak peek!

'Louie' Season 4 Trailer: Louis C.K. Falls Head Over Heels

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 15, 2014 08:03 PM
FX
http://youtu.be/AH-yBb3csIY#aid=P-yH70k8e8o
Following a somewhat successful 'SNL' return, Louis C.K. will return to TV this coming May for the long-awaited fourth season of FX's Emmy-winner 'Louie.' Most of the early spots have cryptically avoided the award-winning comedian's face, but 'Louie' himself is at last front and center in the newest promo for the May 5 premiere, despite a dire end teased.

'SNL' Deleted Sketch: Louis C.K. Plays a Klingon With a Very Unusual Poster Collection

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by Jacob Hall March 31, 2014 11:52 AM
When an episode of 'SNL' is produced, countless sketches are pitched, but only a small number of pitches are written, and then even few written sketches are accepted. And then even fewer scripts actually make the finished show with several often being cut during dress rehearsal for a variety of reasons. The video above gives us a look into how the 'SNL' sausage is made -- it's a sketch that was cut before the final airing, starring guest host Louis C.K. as a 'Star Trek' villain who really loves his posters of shirtless humans.

'SNL' Scorecard: Louis C.K. May or May Not Have a Darth Vader Up His Butt

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by Mike Ryan March 30, 2014 10:06 AM
Photos: Getty Images/NBC; Illustration: ScreenCrush
So, yes, welcome to 'SNL' Scorecard’s third official home (we started way back in 2010 at Movieline before moving to HuffPost) and I hope everyone found their way over here okay? There's a new graphic! Anyway, can we dispense with the introductions now because that’s not why you’re here? Great, moving on…
What an interesting show this was! It certainly wasn’t the best show of the season – though it just might have had the best sketch – but there were a lot of oddities last night. And oddities are a good thing, as opposed to just the parade of current popular culture references that seemed to litter the first half of this season. Louis C.K. returns for his second hosting gig – and C.K. is an interesting host because (A) he’s good and (B) he’s been, let’s say, known to give up on a sketch when he knows it’s not working. (Remember when he sandbagged the “Mountain Pass” sketch?) And last night we finally did learn if Louis C.K. has a Darth Vader action figure up his butt. Anyway, let’s get to the Scorecard…