Louie

The BEST episodes of Louie

Every episode of Louie ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Louie!

Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself- a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.

Last Updated: 7/19/2022Network: FX
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In the Woods (2)
star
8.31
748 votes

#1 - In the Woods (2)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/9/2014

Louie Remembers his past.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Late Show (3)
star
8.30
831 votes

#2 - Late Show (3)

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/20/2012

Right before Louie shoots his talk show pilot, Jerry Seinfeld comes to him some surprising news.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Halloween / Ellie
star
8.29
958 votes

#3 - Halloween / Ellie

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/18/2011

Louie and his daughters go trick-or-treating on Halloween in New York City. As darkness falls, they are confronted by a pair of costumed punks. Louie's younger daughter Jane confronts the two men and helps scare them away. In the second part of this episode, Louie sits in on a brainstorming session for an upcoming cop movie. Louie's ideas for the script get the attention of a high-powered movie producer named Ellie. Louie is promptly invited to lunch to discuss movie ideas, but ultimately his ideas prove too dark for Hollywood.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Pamela (3)
star
8.28
760 votes

#4 - Pamela (3)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/16/2014

Pamela & Louie

Directors: Louis C.K.
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Duckling
star
8.28
1031 votes

#5 - Duckling

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/25/2011

Louie unwillingly takes home Jane's class ducklings for the evening. The next morning he embarks on a 5-day USO tour in the Middle East, when unbeknownst to him, Lily had hidden one of the ducklings in his suitcase to keep him safe. Louie meets other entertainers (including country western singer Keni Thomas) as well as many various soldiers during his time overseas. The duckling ends up bringing Louie and others good luck in ridiculous and heartwarming fashion.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Daddy's Girlfriend (1)
star
8.22
894 votes

#6 - Daddy's Girlfriend (1)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/19/2012

Louie is looking for a mate.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
So Did the Fat Lady
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8.22
900 votes

#7 - So Did the Fat Lady

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/12/2014

Louie meets somebody new.

Directors: Louis C.K.
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Telling Jokes / Set-Up
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8.19
993 votes

#8 - Telling Jokes / Set-Up

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/5/2012

Louie has dinner at a friend's house.

Directors: Louis C.K.
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Miami
star
8.17
1063 votes

#9 - Miami

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/12/2012

Louie goes to Miami.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
New Year's Eve
star
8.16
735 votes

#10 - New Year's Eve

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/27/2012

Louie struggles through the holidays.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
So Old / Playdate
star
8.16
1265 votes

#11 - So Old / Playdate

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/13/2010

In the first segment, Louie hooks up with a young woman at the Comedy Cellar (Elizabeth Hower) who's attracted to older guys. In the second segment, he bonds with a woman he meets at a PTA meeting while their kids are on a play date. Throughout the episode, Louie has odd interactions with his therapist.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Barney / Never
star
8.15
858 votes

#12 - Barney / Never

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/2/2012

A guy dies, Louie meets a comedian, and has a bad day with a bad kid.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Subway / Pamela
star
8.12
1014 votes

#13 - Subway / Pamela

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/28/2011

Louie starts his evening with a surreal trip on the NYC subway, where he witnesses a busker playing beautiful violin music while a filthy homeless man scrubs himself down with bottled water nearby, has a black-and-white vision of himself saving the riders from a soda-soaked seat, and then heads into the opening credits. Later, he meets his friend Pamela for lunch, and he ends up passionately telling her how he feels about her. And she doesn't respond at first, leaving him to misread a later invitation of hers, and the revelation ends with Louie standing outside her building and screaming in pain and anger.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Pamela (2)
star
8.10
777 votes

#14 - Pamela (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/16/2014

Louie & Pamela go on a date.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Daddy's Girlfriend (2)
star
8.09
920 votes

#15 - Daddy's Girlfriend (2)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/26/2012

Louie goes on a date.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Late Show (2)
star
8.09
777 votes

#16 - Late Show (2)

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/13/2012

Louie's "training" gets off to a rough start as he prepares for his chance to audition for David Letterman's job.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Sleepover
star
8.09
672 votes

#17 - Sleepover

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/14/2015

Jane has some friends over.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Bully
star
8.08
1270 votes

#18 - Bully

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/17/2010

Flashbacks depict Louis learning about sex as a boy from his father and in school. On a date, he is emasculated by a high school student who threatens to beat him up. He secretly follows the bully home to Staten Island and confronts his parents.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Night Out
star
8.06
1177 votes

#19 - Night Out

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/7/2010

On an aimless night out that his babysitter awkwardly talks him out of cancelling, Louie decides to break his rut by hanging out with a couple of black comics. After feeling completely out of place at a club, he ends up going to the Eastville Comedy Club to do a short set, then home to his kids for an early-morning pancake breakfast.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Come On, God
star
8.05
1133 votes

#20 - Come On, God

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/11/2011

The spokeswoman for a group called Christians Against Masturbation, Ellen Farber, and Louie have a debate about the morality of masturbation on a the FOX News program, Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. Louie is the only person they could find willing to openly defend masturbation. After the show Louie goes home and masturbates while imagining a woman he had just seen on the elevator. Then, at Ellen's request, he attends a CAM meeting, and goes out for drinks with her after. She invites him up to her suite, but Louie is denied when he tries to go in for a kiss. Ellen gives a long passionate speech about how nice it would be to talk, date a long time before a kiss (but not "making out"), then finally getting to see her in her underwear on their wedding night. Then he goes to her suite bathroom to masturbate.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Potluck
star
8.04
817 votes

#21 - Potluck

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/9/2015

Louie goes to a potluck dinner.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Model
star
8.04
947 votes

#22 - Model

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/5/2014

Louie does a benefit show.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Bummer / Blueberries
star
8.04
1129 votes

#23 - Bummer / Blueberries

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/30/2011

In the first part of the episode, Louie awkwardly scores a "non-date" with a young woman who has no real interest in him, but a shocking and violent encounter on his way to meet her for a movie leads to a darker, more introspective Louie that appeals to her—until he tells her the specifics of that encounter. In the second part, Louie is approached by his daughter's classmate's mom to have an emotionless sexual encounter; he agrees to do it, and comes to regret that decision every step of the way.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Elevator (6)
star
8.03
788 votes

#24 - Elevator (6)

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/2/2014

Mother nature takes control of Louie's life.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon
Pregnant
star
8.03
1093 votes

#25 - Pregnant

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/23/2011

Louie's pregnant sister visits, and she needs to be taken to the hospital during the night as she is in pain. Upon hearing his sister screaming, Louie's two neighbors arrive. After some indecision, one of them looks after the kids while Louie and the other neighbor bring his sister to the hospital. Though it turns out to be a false alarm, Louie finds a bond with the people who live around him.

Directors: Louis C.K.
Watch Now:Amazon

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