Wednesday, 4 August 2010

DOUBLE DATE


SEASON 1 EPISODE 7 PART 1 (EPISODE 7)

THIS IS IT:
Louie is at the gym working out with his brother Robbie (Robert Kelly) who tells him about this woman he is dating and that wants to meet Louie as she is a big fan.  His brother asks if he minds he brings her to his gig tomorrow (“a short set at the (Comedy) Cellar”).  Then he pushes it by enquiring what he is doing after, suggesting maybe that they all hang out.  With it being a date Louie points out it would be weird.  Reluctantly he agrees to some kind of introduction but his brother pushes the request creating suspicion.  It turns out the said woman only wants Robbie if it is with another guy (“she can’t get off with anything less than two guys”).  Somewhat inappropriately he asks Louie if he will help out suggesting a scenario whereby Louie begins things and he finishes them off.  Sensibly his reaction is “I’m going to go home now and I’m not going to talk to you for about three weeks.”

IS IT ANY GOOD:
It’s OK, a five minute exchange that leads directly to the second half of the episode “Mom”.

WHAT IT TAUGHT ME:
I’m better off without siblings.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT:
As things become more and more distorted in everyday life, our values and morals are leading us towards thinking about doing depraved things.  Sometimes we even act upon them.  It addresses how casual some people now feel towards having threesomes, how matter of fact it has become.

STANDUP ELEMENT:
Teaching his kids values.  He used to have them but they’re melting away.  He believes that “if you murder somebody and never get caught, its fine.”

EXTERNAL REFERENCES:
None.

BEST LINES:
“It gets hard as a nail.  My dick is swollen.  I mean, my dick is leaking and swollen”, “OK, this is part I didn’t want to hear about.”  “You want to have a threesome with your own brother?  What’s wrong with you?”

BEST JOKES:
Louie’s therapist’s stupidity and confusion.

PERIPHERAL MOMENT:
None.

REALITY CROSSOVER:
In the past I have done friends favours in order to get somewhere with somebody.  I have however never had a threesome with my brother because a) the concept never appealed even though the opportunity was once there and b) I do not have a brother.

MVP:
Louie for remaining sensible in the light of such suggestion.

GUEST APPEARANCES:
David Patrick Kelly returns as Louie’s therapist.

EPISODE LINKS:
This is his brother’s second appearance following his debut in the episode “Divorce”.

PERCULARITIES:
Louie and his brother exercise?

OPENS:
With Louis speaking to his shrink and sometimes how when he is talking to his daughter he’ll be looking down at the little girl and he’ll see his mother.  The therapist takes the observation a little too literal.

CLOSES:
Various takes of the over the top insanity of Louie’s mom crying in the restaurant coupled with him telling her to “shut up.”

OTHER:
Less half an episode and more a quarter episode.

FINAL WORDS:
Why are families such dysfunctional perverts?

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