Inside Amy Schumer: I'm Sorry
May 14, 2015 8:50 PM - Season 3, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Amy says sorry, gets interviewed, directs a pizza commercial, interviews a gigolo, and continues to crush it.
posted by bleep (9 comments total)
I could have sworn the thing with Bill Hader's suit jacket riding up was a reference to the story arc in Louie Season 3 about him auditioning to be the new host of Late Night and his suit jacket kept riding up. But that didn't actually happen, I guess my brain just wanted it to be.
posted by bleep at 8:50 PM on May 14, 2015

Actually I was thinking of this scene from Broadcast News with Albert Brooks (starting a minute in).
posted by bleep at 8:57 PM on May 14, 2015

I didn't think this episode was so funny - her first miss of the season, I thought. And, I thought the "I'm Sorry" sketch was a retread of the sketch from last season about none of the women who meet on the street being able to accept a compliment.
posted by wittgenstein at 4:06 AM on May 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

It wasn't so much a "miss" as more like a return to the form of her previous seasons. And, really, any episode is going to look weak coming right after the 12 Angry Men homage. If I had to guess, this is probably the weakest of the season, and was sacrificed to the giant shadow cast by the previous ep.

But, yeah...I seem to think I've seen the "I'm Sorry" gag elsewhere. The interview with the gigolo was kind of fun. Dude had way too much personality. I sometimes wish they'd do longer interviews, though. I'm sure the outtakes from her interviews are comedy gold...and probably wouldn't get past the censors, even today. I mean, how could she interview a gigolo and not go fluorescent blue?

Bill Hader runs hot and cold for me, so I'm undecided whether he was a plus in this ep.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:04 AM on May 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

Gosh, I could watch a whole episode of "Amy goes deep".
posted by Pendragon at 6:36 AM on May 15, 2015 [3 favorites]

I really liked a lot of this episode. I liked "I'm sorry" because it portrayed the men just as at fault as the women, unlike the compliments sketch. The interview segment was okay but I usually find them the most boring part of any episode.
posted by bleep at 10:34 AM on May 15, 2015

I thought the "I'm sorry" episode was another perfect commentary one, the kind that seems like it is almost more true than funny, or funny incidentally but really just exactly clearly showing something. Like, women, we don't have to be like this. Men, don't just sit there and shrug while women are chopping their legs off to get you a coffee.

I've really been enjoying the interview segments. She's good at just letting people get comfortable.
posted by mdn at 12:32 PM on May 15, 2015 [2 favorites]

Gosh, I could watch a whole episode of "Amy goes deep".

The funny thing is, as I understand it, that is essentially what Schumer sold Comedy Central. She then took their pilot money and went out and did whatever the hell she wanted anyway, making the sketch/interview/standup show we all know and love. It was a risk on her part, but when CC saw it, they loved it and greenlit it, just the way she wanted it to be. So it paid off.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:39 PM on May 15, 2015

I loved Amy's legs during the talk show segment. First they were oily. Then they were spray painted gold. Hilarious.
posted by bq at 8:38 PM on May 15, 2015 [3 favorites]

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