Last night's Louie opened with a nightmarish scene to top the series'many nightmarish scenes: Louie is out shopping with his daughters when he realizes he urgently has to poop. The clock ticks as he races to find a bathroom -- even throwing away the groceries he'd just purchased in a moment of unthinking panic -- as his girls become increasingly worried for their father. Vulture has a fabulous interview about the scene with Louie writer and producer Pamela Aldon (who plays Pamela on the show), who says she's been urging CK to do this scene for four years. A highlight from the Q&A:
We literally called this scene the "Shit Race 2000" because it's like, oh my God, there's so much happening. You have to throw these groceries away! You have to throw them in the garbage can! Because who cares about the groceries? That's how bad you have to go. And I'm so proud of the scene. I feel like the proud mother of a giant turd.Read the rest of the interview here and watch the palm-sweating opening above.