Louie (2010–2015)
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Elevator: Part 1 

Louie freaks out when he loses Jane on the subway; Louie helps out a woman in his building who gets stuck in the elevator.


Louis C.K.


Louis C.K., Louis C.K. (created by)


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Episode cast overview:
Louis C.K. ... Louie
Ellen Burstyn ... Evanka
Eszter Balint ... Amia
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Janet
Hadley Delany ... Lilly
Ursula Parker ... Jane
Gary Wilmes ... Patrick
Pamela Adlon ... Cable Phone Voice (voice)
Alexander Martin Jones ... Concerned Subway Man (as Alexander Jones)
Lucy McMichael ... Young Subway Woman
Clark Middleton ... Tony


When Louis goes to the subway with Jane and Lilly to go to their mom's house, Jane accidentally gets locked out and Louis must get her. And when Louie finds an elderly woman stuck in the elevator, big issues arise when he is asked to do many things by her. Written by James Hake

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Comedy | Drama




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12 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Amia's lines are not subtitled:
  • When Amia first sees Louie, she says: "Who are you? Who? Go! Now! Evanka! There is someone here!"
  • When Amia brings Louie a pie, she says: "Sorry, upstairs, I was so stupid... I brought a pie for you".
  • When Louie eats the pie, she says: "I don't want any".
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Young Subway Woman: You shouldn't curse in front of your daughter.
Louie: Shit!
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Mrs Robinson
Written by Paul Simon (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Performed by Louis C.K.
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is this a dream..
19 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


CK has a sitcom that every stand up comedian doesn't dream of. So many of them came close to their version of authenticity but in here, Louis CK, the creator, floods out every such famous show in one wash. Among many, many other reasons to go through this philosophical journey with CK, is to inspire from the way he films this New York City. As in the world he creates here increases the quality of television that lops off commercial branches and deepens the root through pure essence of the character, fooling you into believing that this is not a TV show. It is no crowd pleaser. And this shouldn't come as a surprise considering CK's image as an edgy comedian.

He pushes the line after every joke. You try and heal yourself and he keeps scratching the wounds harder. Another reason why I am drawn towards his comic style is that the frustration that he embodies- any stand up artist would complain and show his or her anger towards the mundane activities to connect with the audience and mock over the situation- for the laughs doesn't just wing by for the crowd and instead it is weaved out as a philosophical or ethical questions raised and discussed.

The series takes the bar a little low, optimistically, and maybe that is why people find it more sad that it actually is. But if we think about the world CK paints, the characters aren't particularly sad in contrast to the world. It is just that we are set in a dark and comical yet fair world. What's CK doing here is staging a part of life we haven't seen. It is those same streets and familiar character, it's just that we haven't seen them like this, saying things like this, expressing with a notorious behaviour like such. Where the only issue should be is how effortful it sometimes feel to warp into this world, this tedious part of the narration consumes a lot of energy from us, the viewers and Louie, a comedian; nay, a father.

Elevator: Part 1

A perfect example of brilliant idea, smart filmmaking and three dimensional characters honestly and without worrying about or at times even accounting another's perspective. The social visits turns into the most non-social events carving out a perfect chapter that the series, season and viewers wanted and deserved.

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