The Videogum “Louis C.K. Promise”: The Poker Scene From Louie

It is a good time to be in the Louis C.K. Promise business. His new F/X show is one of the best things on TV right now. This scene, which opened the back-to-back second episode from last week’s premiere night features Louis, Nick Diapolo, Jim Norton, Hannibal Buress, Rick Crom, and Eddie Brill shooting some very serious shit at a poker game. It is TBS F/X very funny, obviously, but more than that, it is one of the most thoughtful, concerned, “brave” (which is a cheap word that gets tossed around far too often but in this case I think it is appropriate), interesting and intelligent pieces of social and political commentary I’ve seen in a long time, not to mention a great exploration of the differences between a word’s meaning, its usage, and the intent of the person using it at a time when that is definitely a thing that people seem to struggle with and be unclear about on a constant basis.

All of that after the jump:

Such a good clip. Such a good Videogum Promise! (Via AndrewSullivan via Vulture.)

SIDENOTE: actual etymology of the slur “faggot” here. (Via @danielradosh.)