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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Louie  

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There are so many good episodes of Louie, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "In the Woods, Part 2" the best, or is "New Year's Eve" the funniest episode of Louie? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Louie are, let's rank every Louie episode from best to worst. This series is only lightly serialized at times, so don't be afraid to skip around and watch whichever episodes of Louie you think sound interesting.

Louie was a comedy-drama on FX created by Louis C.K. and loosely based on the comic's life. The series focused on Louie offstage, where he was a newly single father. Louie aired for five seasons from June 29, 2010 to May 28, 2015 and was nominated for multiple awards for acting, writing, and direction.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Louie, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Louie episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Duckling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 11: Louie has an adventure in Afghanistan.

2
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Eddie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 9: Louie reunites with an old friend.

3
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Late Show Part 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 12: The final in a 3 Episode story.

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New Years Eve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 13: Louie struggles through the holidays.

5
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Bully is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 1 Episode 9: Louis remembers his sexual education.

6
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In the Woods Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 11: Louie remembers his past.

7
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In the Woods Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 12: Louie Remembers his past.

8
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Sleepover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 5 Episode 6: Jane has some friends over.

9
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So Did the Fat Lady is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 3: Louie meets somebody new.

10
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Come on, God is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 8: Louie explores one of his lifelong habits.

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Pot Luck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 5 Episode 1: Louie goes to a pot luck dinner.

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Bummer / Blueberries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 2: Louie has two memorable experiences.

13
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Untitled is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 5 Episode 5: Jane visits the doctor.

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Model is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 2: Louie does a benefit show.

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Subway / Pamela is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 6: Louie rides the subway and hangs out with his friend.

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Late Show Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 11: Louie begins a quest.

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Daddy's Girlfriend, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 5: Louie goes on a date.

18
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Barney/Never is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 6: A guy dies, Louie meets a comedian, and has a bad day with a bad kid.

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Daddy's Girlfriend, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 4: Louie is looking for a mate.

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Cop Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 5 Episode 3: Louie runs into an old acquaintance.

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Halloween / Ellie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 10: Louie takes his girls trick-or-treating and meets a Hollywood mogul.

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Heckler/Cop Movie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 1 Episode 6: Louis reluctantly acts in a movie.

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Elevator Part 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 6: Someone from Louie's past pops up again.

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Pamela Part 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 14: Pamela & Louie.

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Back is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 1: Louie has a typical day.

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 3: Louie goes to Miami.

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Country Drive is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 5: Louie takes his kids to visit his great aunt.

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The Road Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 5 Episode 7: Louie goes on the road.

29
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Poker/Divorce is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 1 Episode 2: Louis and friends play poker; his divorce is final.

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Late Show Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 10: Louie gets a break. Maybe.

31
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New Jersey / Airport is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 13: Louie has a pretty bad time in general.

32
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Elevator Part 6 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 9: Mother nature takes control of Louie's life.

33
3 2
Pamela Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 13: Louie & Pamela go on a date.

34
3 2
A La Carte is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 5 Episode 2: Louie hosts an open mic.

35
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Looking for Liz / Lilly Change... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 9: Louie searches for a lost love and then for his daughter.

36
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 1 Episode 1: Louis goes on a date, and a field trip with his daughters. Both go badly.

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Dr. Ben/Nick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 1 Episode 3: Louis goes to the doctor and argues with an old friend.

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Dogpound is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 1 Episode 8: Louie encounters a neighbor.

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Telling Jokes / Set-up is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 2: Louie has dinner at a friend's house.

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Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 2 Episode 1: Louie gets a visit from one of his sisters.

41
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Double Date/Mom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 1 Episode 7: Louis' brother has a weird request. Louis deals with his family.

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Elevator Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 5: Louie takes his new friend to lunch.

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Night Out is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 1 Episode 13: Louis goes out for the night.

44
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The Road Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 5 Episode 8: Louie continues his work on the road.

45
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Bobby's House is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 5 Episode 4: Bobby invites Louie over.

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Elevator Part 5 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 8: Louie and Amia connect.

47
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Dad is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 8: Louie gets a rash.

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Elevator Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 4: Louie helps a neighbor.

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Pamela Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 4 Episode 10: Louie on the rebound.

50
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IKEA/ Piano Lesson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Louie
Season 3 Episode 7: Louie takes an old friend shopping and has a bit of an emergency.