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Baskets 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2016– )
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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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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16:9 HD
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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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2 words- Louie Anderson
23 March 2017 | by Movielover1965See all my reviews

When the series started, and I saw that Zach Galifianakis was starring, I set my DVR to record the series. Yes, I started watching for Zack Galifianakis- I now watch it, primarily, for Louis Anderson. During last season I told my husband, If Louis Anderson doesn't win an Emmy I will be physically ill. Louis won the Emmy, I didn't have to get ill. So glad that Zach & Louis CK saw his potential outside of stand-up. The rest of the cast, it goes without saying, is so special, Scripts are so well written. Truly a gem, I feel very lucky to have found it.


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