Life With Louie (1995)

A few weeks ago, we wrote about Rick Moranis at Gravedale High, and KillScreen256 raised the bar with a piece about Camp Candy. The next entry in the early-‘90s-cartoons-based-on-real-life-actors-and-comedians fad: Life With Louie. This Fox cartoon concerned the kiddie Louie Anderson, who was just as self-loathing and embarrassed about being overweight as the real-life adult Louie Anderson. The cheery theme song is a pack of lies—most of the show’s plot dealt with lil’ Louie trying to connect with his distant, disinterested, hateful father. It was based on fact – in real life, Anderson had a frightening, even physically abusive home life. Maybe not the best idea for a cartoon, Louie.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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One thought on “Life With Louie (1995)

  1. SteveB says:

    Funny thing is when my son was little he would call this show “Lie Butt Louie”. When I asked him why he called it that he said “Because, he lies and he’s a butt and it’s Louie”. I guess that’s all the explanation I needed! :D

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