General Information

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First Air Date: June 11th, 2006
Last Air Date: September 3rd, 2006
Created By: Louis C.K.
Star Casts: Jerry Minor, Pamela Adlon, Kim Hawthorne, Mike Hagerty, Rick Shapiro, Jim Norton, Louis C.K., Laura Kightlinger, Kelly Gould, Emma Stone, Brandon Smith
Aired On: HBO
Episode Runtime: 30 minutes
Total Seasons: 1 Season
Total Episodes: 13 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: HBO - Lucky Louie

Last Updated: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:55:04 +0000

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Lucky Louie


Lucky Louie is an American television sitcom created by Louis C.K., which aired on HBO for one season in 2006. In addition to being the creator, writer and executive producer of the series, C.K. starred as the eponymous Louie, a part-time mechanic. The show revolves around the life of Louie, who lives with his wife, Kim, who is a full-time nurse, and their four-year-old daughter, Lucy. A first for HBO, Lucky Louie was filmed before a live studio audience, in a multiple-camera setup. HBO ordered 12 episodes of the series which aired during the 2006 summer season. In addition, eight scripts for a second season were ordered. In September 2006, however, HBO announced that the show had been canceled. Creator Louis C.K. has claimed that the show's swift cancellation was not primarily attributed to ratings, and that the show rated higher than Deadwood. In Canada, Lucky Louie was shown on Movie Central, The Movie Network, and on The Comedy Network. Lucky Louie is, at first glance, a classic-style situation comedy inspired by Norman Lear's classic shows. Unlike many of its contemporaries, it features a three-camera shoot in front of a live audience with no artificial laugh track, much like the classic sitcoms of the 1970s such as All in the Family. In premise, Lucky Louie is similar to other classic sitcoms like All in the Family or Roseanne, telling the story of an unsophisticated working-class family. In interviews, Louis C.K. criticized other sitcoms for making the settings too elaborate and decided to have his show's sets look simple, shallow, and spartan. The show deals with serious mature topics like sex and racism, uses adult language, and displays nudity.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (2 Episodes)

1: A Week In The Life of Lucky Louie

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2: Behind The Scenes

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Season 1 (13 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2006-06-11

Louie works part time at the local muffler shop while his wife Kim works works as a nurse at the hospital and runs the household. Louie begins to wonder if his wife wants another baby when she tries to seduce him out of the blue. Meanwhile, Walter is upset at Louie's friendly gestures.

2: Kim's O - Aired: 2006-06-18

Louie is shocked when Kim demands an encore performance in the bedroom. Meanwhile, Walter is surprised by Ellen's latest hobby.

3: A Mugging Story - Aired: 2006-06-25

Kim ends up encountering a mugger and she runs to Louie for defense.

4: Long Weekend - Aired: 2006-07-02

Kim is upset that her 4th of July plans are ruined all because Louie decided to make a horrible impulse purchase with the money she was going to throw the bash with.

5: Control - Aired: 2006-07-09

Louie is none too thrilled when Kim imposes a strict diet plan because she is worried about his health since he is overweight and out of shape.

6: Flowers for Kim - Aired: 2006-07-16

After an argument with Kim, Louie calls his wife a cunt, leading to an abrupt end to what was supposed to be a sex-filled weekend.

7: Discipline - Aired: 2006-07-23

Lucy (who has previously been largely ignored) develops obnoxious behavior. Kim and Louie are at odds as to how to handle it.

8: Get Out - Aired: 2006-07-30

Tina's rebellious daughter Shannon walks out of her mother's life and ends up walking into Louie and Kim's.

9: Drinking - Aired: 2006-08-06

Louie leaves his sick daughter, whom he is supposed to be taking care of, to attend a college basketball game. He soon ends up getting into even more trouble on his ride home with Mike.

10: Confession - Aired: 2006-08-13

Louie has to pay for leaving his sick daughter alone. However, what he confesses to Kim is not what she imagined he would say to her.

11: Louie Quits - Aired: 2006-08-20

Kim ends up getting Louie a raise at the muffler shop, but he is not too happy at the idea of how got it.

12: Kim Moves Out - Aired: 2006-08-27

Louie worries about his marriage when Kim tells him that she hates him and needs some time away from him. Meanwhile, Walter wants to do his Bill Cosby impression but Ellen won't let him.

13: Clowntime Is Over - Aired: 2006-09-03

After Bingo the clown doesn't turn up to Lucy's party, Louie is forced to become "Mr Pizza Box Man" to the enjoyment of all the children. Other families start contracting his services