When Louis C.K.'s half-hour comedy, Louie, gets awkward, what happens exactly? You're not always laughing at the stand-up comic's predicament. In fact, more often than not, you're squirming lower in your chair as the dominant emotion on screen reaches out to get you, like water rushing out of a bathtub after something large has crashed in it. (Imagine Louie swan-diving into a small space and splashing you with shame.)

So does this show really qualify as a comedy?  Compared to other shows that get nominated in the Emmy comedy category, Louie has a more balanced laughs-to-cringes ratio. Collected here are the most cringe-worthy moments of discomfort in the show's history. Did you laugh during any of them?

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