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Likable ‘Louie’: Can the Show Survive Past an Attempted Rape Scene?

Louis CK is a comedian who obviously thinks a lot about difficult issues before he portrays them in his surrealist New York comedy-ish program, Louie. That’s not to say that he’s always to pull off the trick of showing that Louie (the creator of the show) is different than Louie (the character in it). The episode with Sarah Baker this season, where a plus-sized love interest literally proclaimed that she was speaking on behalf of all fat women, felt particularly preachy and misplaced, even if you could practically see Louie’s good intentions waft through the scene.

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