The BEST Episodes of Louie (2010)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2019

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.

Late Show (3)

#1 - Late Show (3)

Season 3 - Episode 12

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

star 8.59
339 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
In the Woods (2)

#2 - In the Woods (2)

Season 4 - Episode 12

Louie Remembers his past.

star 8.39
440 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Duckling

#3 - Duckling

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 8.27
340 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
New Year's Eve

#4 - New Year's Eve

Season 3 - Episode 13

Louie struggles through the holidays.

star 8.26
327 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Barney / Never

#5 - Barney / Never

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 8.24
352 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Model

#6 - Model

Season 4 - Episode 2

Louie does a benefit show.

star 8.22
538 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
So Did the Fat Lady

#7 - So Did the Fat Lady

Season 4 - Episode 3

Louie meets somebody new.

star 8.22
541 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Late Show (2)

#8 - Late Show (2)

Season 3 - Episode 11

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

star 8.22
341 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Pamela (3)

#9 - Pamela (3)

Season 4 - Episode 14

Pamela & Louie

star 8.17
430 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Late Show (1)

#10 - Late Show (1)

Season 3 - Episode 10

Louie takes advantage of an incredible opportunity on The Tonight Show and gets a potential job offer afterwards that could change his life.

star 8.16
326 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Come On, God

#11 - Come On, God

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 8.15
332 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Subway / Pamela

#12 - Subway / Pamela

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 8.15
346 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Daddy's Girlfriend (1)

#13 - Daddy's Girlfriend (1)

Season 3 - Episode 4

Louie is looking for a mate.

star 8.13
359 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Pamela (2)

#14 - Pamela (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13

Louie & Pamela go on a date.

star 8.12
447 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon
Daddy's Girlfriend (2)

#15 - Daddy's Girlfriend (2)

Season 3 - Episode 5

Louie goes on a date.

star 8.11
332 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Back

#16 - Back

Season 4 - Episode 1

Louie has a typical day.

star 8.09
559 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
New Jersey / Airport

#17 - New Jersey / Airport

Season 2 - Episode 13

Louie takes some bad advice from Steven Wright and winds up getting in a car with an attractive but somewhat creepy woman who takes him to New Jersey for a devil's three-way with her husband, which leads to Louie wandering the Jersey 'burbs at night and relying on his pal Chris Rock to rescue him; Louie takes a trip to the airport with Pamela.

star 8.06
324 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Telling Jokes / Set-Up

#18 - Telling Jokes / Set-Up

Season 3 - Episode 2

Louie has dinner at a friend's house.

star 8.03
374 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Elevator (6)

#19 - Elevator (6)

Season 4 - Episode 9

Mother nature takes control of Louie's life.

star 8.01
457 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Elevator (3)

#20 - Elevator (3)

Season 4 - Episode 6

Someone from Louie's past pops up again.

star 8.00
461 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Elevator (2)

#21 - Elevator (2)

Season 4 - Episode 5

Louie takes his new friend to lunch.

star 7.98
470 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Looking for Liz / Lilly Changes

#22 - Looking for Liz / Lilly Changes

Season 3 - Episode 9

Louie searches for a lost love and then for his daughter.

star 7.97
311 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
In the Woods (1)

#23 - In the Woods (1)

Season 4 - Episode 11

Louie Remembers his past.

star 7.97
441 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
Miami

#24 - Miami

Season 3 - Episode 3

Louie goes to Miami.

star 7.95
369 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.
So Old / Playdate

#25 - So Old / Playdate

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.94
442 votes
Directors: Louis C.K.
Writers: Louis C.K.