Louie Fall Down Go Boom
Louie (Louis C.K.) goes to a big box electronics store, where, just like in real life, none of the employees are interested in helping him find the equipment he needs. In fact, when Louie gets distracted by a phone call from his wealthy, eccentric and powerful Uncle Excelsior (F. Murray Abraham, another Oscar winner), the employee (Sean Phillips) puts a big box behind Louie so he'll trip over it (Kids these days). A complaint to the manager offers only further humiliation.
Russian Tea Room on Lockdown
Louie meets Uncle X at the Russian Tea Room, and X, apparently some kind of Mexican diplomat, has the place shut down for it. After a long-winded preamble, X finally gets to the point: Louie hasn't visited his poor father in ages, and shame on him and shame on him again. And go see your father, Louie. Louie seems mildly annoyed, nothing more, but the idea of visiting his dad starts to gnaw at him.
Comics Playing Poker
Louie has a poker game with his comedian friends, and this time Sarah shows up, and is funny. Jim Norton gets humiliated (it has to happen to someone) when the others discover a crude drawing he made of a woman performing a sex act. For some reason, he lets them all know that he masturbates to his own childlike erotic artwork. I mean, it's not like this sensitive group would make fun of him or anything. It's all interrupted when Louie unexpectedly vomits.
Louie Goes to Boston
After a consultation with his doctor (Lee Shepherd), Louie decides that his unresolved feelings about visiting his dad are the cause of his rash and vomiting. A nightmarish trip to Boston ensues, during which he throws up on his rental car, is accosted by a fatherless goon and has his manhood questioned by his GPS. There's a tense walk to his dad's front door, but then Louie must flee by any means available. I liked that crazy three-wheel ATV thing he stole, but that was kind of a weird, flat ending.
The opening bit with Jane (Ursula Parker) playing the violin was classic parenting humor. Abraham was odd and great, and it was a pretty funny episode all the way through to that weird anticlimax.
"Stop it! It's not time to do that right now!"
--Louie yells at Jane for playing the violin beautifully.
"Is that me? That's not me. That's what I look like?"
--Louie questions his visage on the electronics store surveillance camera.
"Louie, let me ask you something: When a man has intercourse with a prostitute, and he covers his organ with protection so he won't catch her wretchedness, he is acting in the interest of his family, that he won't take it home to his wife."
--Uncle X asks Louie a question(?).
"Yeah, but shipping would be like five bucks. I'd clear two dollars and then I'd also have big bloody holes where my t__s used to be."
--Sarah responds to Nick DiPaolo's suggestion that she sell her breasts on eBay for seven dollars to raise money for poker.
"Boilerplate misery: Alone in the world, might as well be a maggot sucking on a dead cat's face, what's the point? But nothing new."
--Louie responds to his doctor asking if anything special is bothering him.