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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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 Chip Baskets / ... (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Martha (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mrs. Baskets (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Penelope (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Sarah / ... (9 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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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Zach Galifianakis did his own stunts for the rodeo clown scenes with the bulls. See more »

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Referenced in Tosh.0: Pee Lady (2016) See more »

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What? No laugh track?
10 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't help it. I've come to love this show. The characters have grown on me. At first I was a bit taken aback at the style of the show. After about the first four episodes I was hooked. I can't wait to see what happens next to my dear Baskets family. The show is original, there is no laugh track, and it's more true to life than most television these days. Chip is a nice guy, an aspiring natural clown, and Bakersfield is a real town. What's not to love. I'll be rooting for Chip and hoping that the show is successful so that it will continue. Kudos to FX for airing this wonderful, refreshingly unique take on the American family. I think that the Baskets are more true to life than most people would care to admit. I for one have been in dire need of characters that are life like in a show. I hate to over analyze. All I know is that I love it. I hope there will be more.


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