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Baskets 

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After failing at a prestigious French clowning college, Chip Baskets looks to keep his dream of becoming a professional clown alive.
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Series cast summary:
Zach Galifianakis ...  Chip Baskets / ... 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Martha Kelly ...  Martha Brooks 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Louie Anderson ...  Mrs. Baskets / ... 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Alex Morris ...  Ken / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2019
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Chip Baskets has a dream: become a classically trained French clown in Paris. Things don't go as well as he'd like, though, largely because of an impenetrable language barrier. With his lack of success overseas and mounting financial problems, Chip moves back home to Bakersfield, Calif., which presents other challenges for the wannabe jester. Going back home means having to confront his past, and compete with his siblings for his mother's approval. Even though he didn't make it as a clown in France, Chip is sort of living his dream -- as a rodeo clown. Written by Jwelch5742

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A clown will rise.

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

21 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Zach Galifianakis originally wanted to cast Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. Baskets, but she wasn't available. See more »

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First two episodes are the best comedy I've seen in years on TV
31 January 2016 | by dflyeSee all my reviews

The writing, casting, acting, timing and "style" of this comedy (first two episodes are only available as I write this) are excellent. I'd seen a couple of the promos, but it pushed no buttons. With that said, it was an impressive 'team' involved. Later, being polite, I agreed to 'watch a few minutes' as my wife had said 'I think you'll like this...'. I was near immediately drawn into it and didn't leave the chair until I'd watched both. I've now watched both episodes twice (adding FX NOW just to watch).

The characters as written and as performed are 'different', creative and truly enjoyable.

I won't go into RTVMP 101 analysis. Just watch, starting with the first episode, and see if it is your 'taste'.

I hope it makes it for a while. It is an excellent effort by all involved. Good luck,


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