When Louis takes a trip to Afghanistan to entertain the soldiers, he gets an unexpected gift from one of their daughters, a baby duck. He keeps this duck in his bag as a secret while he goes to different parts of Afghanistan to bring entertainment to the soldiers and at the same time makes friends with an ex soldier now musician. Written by
Louis C.K.'s production deal with FX involved him taking on a small per-episode budget (starting at $200,000 and being raised to $250,000 for Season 2) in exchange for total creative freedom. FX does not submit script notes or other production suggestions, and the cable network does not see the episodes until CK brings them finished copies. However, CK does provide episode information to the network when he will need some extra funding in order to do location filming; this was the case when he had Texas and California stand in for Afghanistan in a Season 2 story based on CK's real life USO tour there, and when Season 3 episodes took place partly in Miami, Boston, and even China. See more »
The iconic Huey helicopters used haven't flown in Afghanistan as they were being used for stateside training and were officially retired from the military in January of 2011. See more »
Idea for this episode by: Mary Louise Szekely My six year old daughter See more »
This episode really inspired me to write a review. Based on Louie's USO experience it has everything it should have: parts of the field performances, emotions such as scare and awkwardness, bird's-eye view of Afghanistan and of course the US troops and the scenes from that military life. Oh, and a fluffy yellow duckling, for the love of Jesus! All together it creates that special spirit, if you know what I mean. The spirit so not typical for the TV comedy show. But either way it's 'Louie' which is much deeper. So Louis C.K. once again made us laugh and made us think. This is what we as the fans of this show appreciate so much. More than that it was 100% cute, sentimental and adorable which is new for the cynic Louie, but is OK if is rare:) So I believe this episode has to be highly appreciated. Thanks to Louis and the crew and FX in whole.
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