The BEST Episodes of Louie
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
#1 - In the Woods (2)
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 9, 2014
Louie Remembers his past.
#2 - Late Show (3)
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 20, 2012
Right before Louie shoots his talk show pilot, Jerry Seinfeld comes to him some surprising news.
#3 - Halloween / Ellie
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 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.
#4 - Pamela (3)
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 16, 2014
Pamela & Louie
#5 - Duckling
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 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.
#6 - Daddy's Girlfriend (1)
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 19, 2012
Louie is looking for a mate.
#7 - So Did the Fat Lady
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 12, 2014
Louie meets somebody new.
#8 - Telling Jokes / Set-Up
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 5, 2012
Louie has dinner at a friend's house.
#9 - Miami
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 12, 2012
Louie goes to Miami.
#10 - New Year's Eve
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 27, 2012
Louie struggles through the holidays.
#11 - So Old / Playdate
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.
#12 - Barney / Never
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 2, 2012
A guy dies, Louie meets a comedian, and has a bad day with a bad kid.
#13 - Subway / Pamela
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.
#14 - Pamela (2)
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 16, 2014
Louie & Pamela go on a date.
#15 - Daddy's Girlfriend (2)
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 26, 2012
Louie goes on a date.
#16 - Late Show (2)
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 13, 2012
Louie's "training" gets off to a rough start as he prepares for his chance to audition for David Letterman's job.
#17 - Sleepover
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired May 14, 2015
Jane has some friends over.
#18 - Bully
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.
#19 - Come On, God
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 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.
#20 - Night Out
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 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.
#21 - Potluck
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2015
Louie goes to a potluck dinner.
#22 - Model
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 5, 2014
Louie does a benefit show.
#23 - Bummer / Blueberries
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.
#24 - Elevator (6)
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 2, 2014
Mother nature takes control of Louie's life.
#25 - Pregnant
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.