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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Louie Anderson mirrored the character of Mrs. Baskets after his own mother. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Louie Anderson/Matt Braunger (2019) See more »

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That's entertainment!
24 June 2019 | by harmonyjb-99997See all my reviews

I'm halfway through the second season of this and I'm really impressed. Zak Galifianikis comes into his own and I can't get enough of Louis Anderson as his mum. He plays the role so well - realistically with the mannerisms and not at all over the top - that you forget it's actually a fella. This series is sad, funny and has substance and the characters are all entertaining. Best thing I've watched for a while. I hope it continues to be so.


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