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A man with dreams of becoming the world's best clown must face the harsh realities of life in the suburban American southwest. After getting kicked out of a world-renowned Parisian clown school, Chip Baskets loses his French girlfriend (who had only dated him for a green card), moves into a motel, and gets a gig as a rodeo clown. He soon learns that Bakersfield locals have little appreciation for clowning as an art form, presumably only amused when the cake-faced loonies get kicked in the teeth by a steer. The world sees Baskets as a delusional loser, penniless and going nowhere. Aside from his Costco-employee friend, Martha, in whom he refuses to acknowledge he is romantically interested, it seems that Baskets' loved ones have forgotten him in much the same way as the world has forgotten clowns. Baskets is the brainchild of acclaimed actor-comedian and "Between Two Ferns" host, Zach Galifinakis, and is produced by Louis CK.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on FX
2 Seasons, 20 Episodes
January 21, 2016
Comedy, Drama
7.5/10
Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson, Sabina Sciubba
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  • Christine turns to Arby's when Chip joins the Russians.

  • Martha learns to haggle. An FX Original Series.

  • Someone trying to punch Logan incidentally punches Cody. Chip tries to sort it out.

  • Christine samples a Denver omelette in Denver, Colorado.

  • Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash. An FX Original Series.

  • Dale's dog days are over when Chip and Christine finally return to Bakersfield.

  • Chip laments Ronald Reagan for giving up his acting career.

  • Chip gets arrested, which upsets Christine's water aerobics schedule.

  • Chip is given an opportunity to pee in the cowboy toilet. An FX Original Series.

  • In the second season premiere, Chip chooses between a tarp and snacks.

  • Mom adjusts to her new life as a diabetic, Dale discovers how little water cacti need and Chip hits rock bottom. Thinking positively, there are curly fries down there.

  • Chip follows a turtle around Paris; meets Penelope.

  • Chip takes a sugar pie to a book club, but nobody wants to eat it because everyone is limiting their sugar consumption.

  • Eddie drags Chip and Martha on a road trip to deliver some cowboy justice.

  • An abundance of free bottled water won't soften the blow of rejection during an evening with the family.

  • Tired of being screwed over, Dale leaves his daughters in the care of Chip, despite the impending consequences.

  • Family drama simmers over Easter brunch in Bakersfield.

  • When one of Martha's best friends is murdered, Chip offers comfort.

  • Chip takes a new clown under his wing at the rodeo.

  • In the series premiere, Chip Baskets struggles to gain a strong command of French to really excel in French Clown School.

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