Louie – “Halloween”
Louie derives its comedy from taking the surreal absurdity of everyday situations and amplifying it to uncomfortable levels. Case in point: For Halloween, one of Louie’s daughters dressed up as a fairy princess, while the other...dressed up in blackface as Frederick Douglass, because, as Louie helplessly explained to a confused shopkeeper, she read a book about Frederick Douglass.
From the silly sight gags of Lilly’s politically incorrect costume and Louie snagging a piece of candy from Jane’s bucket, the segment took a turn towards genuine menace as the sun went down and Louie and his daughters were backed into a corner by two dangerous-seeming costumed goons. Just as things began to seem oppressively dire, Jane stepped up to let the two ghoulish interlopers know that scaring people isn’t nice, and Halloween is about candy and having a nice time.