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The Louie Show — Intro and Theme

The call went out a week ago, and now, here it is, the opening theme to The Louie Show.

There isn’t really any Duluth footage in the opening, other than the big “Duluth” sweatshirt Louie sports. When I get a chance to go through the rest of the tape, I’ll pull out some of the establishing shots of Duluth and Duluth references.

Thanks to Waferdog for passing along this essential archival VHS treasure from 1996.

10 Comment(s)

  1. An interesting/funny comment from Facebook:

    Indeed, it struck me while watching a bit of this show that, while it is cheesy, it’s not nearly as bad as many sitcoms that have been picked up for years and years. Duluth references aside, I’d watch five episodes of The Louie Show if it kept me from watching one episode of The Nanny.

    Paul Lundgren | Nov 15, 2013 | New Comment
  2. With Anderson’s own legal troubles there’s a Kerry Gauthier joke here somewhere.

    Daniel Golden | Nov 15, 2013 | New Comment
  3. The Nanny vs. The Louie Show might just be the sitcom Kobayashi Maru.

    edgeways | Nov 15, 2013 | New Comment
  4. You probably have a good list of Duluth references in the media, but let me add to it one, “The Cutting Edge.” I knew that there were small hints that one of our protagonists was from Minnesota, but in watching the other day, they specifically mention in the dialogues Duluth.

    They also mention Duluth in “Sleepless in Seattle” and a bunch of others, but that one stuck out.

    The Louie story is good, though, because his sense of humor sort of matched Keillor’s.

    huitz | Nov 16, 2013 | New Comment
  5. By the way, the “Louie House” is on the upper east corner of 16th Avenue East and Fifth Street.

    baci | Nov 16, 2013 | New Comment
  6. This montage of movie clips with Duluth references, compiled by Mark Ryan, has been posted on PDD numerous times over the years, but I’ll drop it in here since Huitz brought up the subject.

    Sleepless in Seattle, Garden State, Leatherheads, The Big Year, The Cutting Edge and probably a few others will have to be added when Mr. Ryan gets around to version two.

    Paul Lundgren | Nov 16, 2013 | New Comment
  7. I think The Duck Factory (Jim Carrey’s first lead) involved him moving from Duluth to Hollywood. I could be wrong, as I’m not able to find any evidence to back that up (though there is not exactly a lot of Duck Factory webpages out there).

    Also, I like parenthesis (a lot).

    BadCat! | Nov 16, 2013 | New Comment
  8. Here’s the News Tribune Attic’s contribution to the discussion -- everything I could find in the archives related to The Louie Show, including details on the Duluth-filmed opening sequence that never aired:

    The Louie Show, 1996

    akjuneau | Nov 17, 2013 | New Comment
  9. The Duck Factory is on the YouTubes. Three minutes in, Jim Carrey mentions Duluth. That Jim Carrey is A-OK with me!

    Keith Nelson | Nov 18, 2013 | New Comment
  10. As coincidence would have it, I was at an estate sale on Sunday and there were maybe four movies on VHS available. The Cutting Edge happened to be one of them. So for the discount price of $1 I’ll be able to upload that clip soon.

    And way to kick ass, News Tribune Attic. That’s all the information a Duluth geek could ever hope for.

    Paul Lundgren | Nov 18, 2013 | New Comment

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