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Conspiracy Theory Soapbox: ‘Louie’ Edition

By Vivian Kane | Industry | April 21, 2014 |

By Vivian Kane | Industry | April 21, 2014 |

In anticipation of the premiere of the new season of Louie, FX has been releasing a steady stream of promos and teaser clips. And they all have something in common.

First there was this semi-suicidal commercial.

Then the visit with the doctor.

And then this weekend, they released this longer piece dealing with death and all manner of malady.

After this train of death-centered promos, I was ready to go full Dustin with my theories and speculations. Could Louie die at the end of this season? That would be the ultimate cap on the hilariously morbid bent of the show. Not that that idea is overt or even remotely likely, of course, but for a show so meticulously crafted, I doubt it’s mere coincidence that every teaser thus far has had to do with injury or death.

But then a few hours ago FX put out this new promo clip.

Nevermind! It’s not all about death. There are vibrators too! Everyone back to your day.

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