The BEST Episodes of Louie (2010)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Network: FX

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

In the Woods (2)

#1 - In the Woods (2)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 9, 2014

Louie Remembers his past.

star 8.32
729 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Late Show (3)

#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.

star 8.31
814 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Halloween / Ellie

#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.

star 8.30
945 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Pamela (3)

#4 - Pamela (3)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 16, 2014

Pamela & Louie

star 8.30
745 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Duckling

#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.

star 8.29
1,016 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Daddy's Girlfriend (1)

#6 - Daddy's Girlfriend (1)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 19, 2012

Louie is looking for a mate.

star 8.22
874 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
So Did the Fat Lady

#7 - So Did the Fat Lady

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 12, 2014

Louie meets somebody new.

star 8.21
882 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Telling Jokes / Set-Up

#8 - Telling Jokes / Set-Up

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 5, 2012

Louie has dinner at a friend's house.

star 8.19
971 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Miami

#9 - Miami

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 12, 2012

Louie goes to Miami.

star 8.18
1,044 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
New Year's Eve

#10 - New Year's Eve

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 27, 2012

Louie struggles through the holidays.

star 8.18
719 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
So Old / Playdate

#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.

star 8.17
1,228 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Barney / Never

#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.

star 8.16
840 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Subway / Pamela

#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.

star 8.12
1,003 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Pamela (2)

#14 - Pamela (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 16, 2014

Louie & Pamela go on a date.

star 8.11
762 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Daddy's Girlfriend (2)

#15 - Daddy's Girlfriend (2)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 26, 2012

Louie goes on a date.

star 8.10
901 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Sleepover

#16 - Sleepover

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired May 14, 2015

Jane has some friends over.

star 8.10
654 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Late Show (2)

#17 - 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.

star 8.09
762 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Bully

#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.

star 8.08
1,246 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Potluck

#19 - Potluck

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2015

Louie goes to a potluck dinner.

star 8.05
796 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Night Out

#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.

star 8.05
1,150 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Come On, God

#21 - 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.

star 8.05
1,117 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Elevator (6)

#22 - Elevator (6)

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 2, 2014

Mother nature takes control of Louie's life.

star 8.05
772 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Model

#23 - Model

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 5, 2014

Louie does a benefit show.

star 8.04
930 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Bummer / Blueberries

#24 - 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.

star 8.04
1,108 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Pregnant

#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.

star 8.03
1,073 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.