I wrote previously about the brilliance of Louis C.K.’s dad jokes. But this is on an even higher level.
It seems a little heavy-handed on the script here (it is, after all, a message from CBS), but it’s ridiculously and typically insightful for Louis. He has me pegged in this one.
“You wanna know why your father spends so much time on the toilet? Because he’s not sure he wants to be a father.”
I felt like being a dad was taking away everything I wanted to be, and I was right. But so what? What’s so great about our lives? What the hell are adults without kids? What’s the point?”
So I got off the toilet, I flushed down my personal dreams and I decided: I’m going to be a dad. I’m not going to be mom’s assistant.”
This is everything I’ve stood for in fatherhood said 8 times better than I could ever put together.