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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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2019   2018   2017   2016  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The voice and mannerisms that Zach Galifianakis uses for Dale Baskets is the same he's used for his own fictional twin brother, Seth Galifianakis. "Seth" has been a staple of Galifianakis' stand-up for years. See more »

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Not for everyone, but hugely appreciated by some of us
10 February 2016 | by kathimcgrawSee all my reviews

I believe this is another one of those shows people either hate or love - and there is no problem with being on one side or the other - I love it! Just as people have different tastes in decorating, food, etc., there's no need to denigrate the quality of a work because it doesn't suit one's taste. I can't stand marshmallows, but I can understand why many people love them. I've always been a fan of black humor and deadpan, and the cast and writing combination seem to be a perfect fit. Being a huge cynic, and getting worse, I appreciate the overall feeling of bleakness presented. Finding the ironic, absurd or cruel humor in everyday situations helps keep me from going over the deep end! It's a comfort to me that every once in a while I find a show that reveals there are others who feel the way I do. Here's hoping it doesn't get canceled any time soon, due to what may be a limited audience.


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21 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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