Even though Louis C.K. formally announced an extended hiatus from his beloved and critically acclaimed FX series, “Louie,” we all know that the man isn’t the type to lay idle. In fact, just last month, the comedian launched a brand new series available only on his website, titled "Horace and Pete." For $5 for the premiere episode, fans were treated to an incredible ensemble cast led by C.K. himself and joined by the likes of Steve Buscemi, Alan Alda, Edie Falco, Aidy Bryant, Rebecca Hall and Jessica Lange.
But what if the show was a sitcom instead?
Set in Brooklyn, New York, “Horace and Pete” stars C.K. and Buscemi as brothers who operate their family bar. Described by C.K. as "basically the bar from ‘Cheers,’ but in real life, between the hours of 2 and 5 pm," this new take on the show, titled "Horace and Pete's," remixes the original source as what could possibly be the darkest and best-cast sitcom ever — while still in line with true Louis C.K. fashion, of course.
Created by Dominick Nero, the recut pays tribute to the original complete with laugh tracks and applause from a fake studio audience, making for quite possibly the closest we would get to C.K.’s description — without having to fork over five bucks. Check it out above.