During the opening credits of the show, some guy flips off the camera. There was a young, NYU-looking kid — spiky hair and just real contrary. He was walking with some real “yeah fuck everything” type guy. I was eating the pizza and I saw them, and I already thought ‘Jeeesus.’ I think they saw a camera and they saw people making a sincere effort in something… So one of them went ‘Yeahhhh!’ and he flipped off the camera. And I remember that moment very well because I was eating pizza and I watched him flip off the camera and I could tell by the angle that we caught it. And I thought — when that happened, I knew we were gonna be on TV. Because that was when we were shooting the pilot, and it was a test. For some reason I remember seeing that and thinking, ‘That’s just meant to be. That’s gonna be in the opening credits. It’ll be fuzzy because I fucking know how the camera works. It’s gonna be a little fuzzy because it’s out of the depth of field and people are going to see it.’ I just knew. That was just a sign to me. That we were going to get to be on TV.
Louis C.K. talking about the most common question he gets asked: “what’s up with the middle finger in your opening credits?”