Baskets

2016 • FX
4.6
275 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (11)

1 Pilot (Renoir)
1/21/16
A strong command of French is needed to really excel in French Clown School. Chip Baskets finds this out the hard way.
2 Trainee
1/28/16
Chip takes a new clown at the rodeo under his wing. Mad clown love ensues.
3 Strays
2/4/16
Tragedy strikes when one of Martha’s best friends is murdered by another one of her friends. Chip comes to Martha’s aid in the aftermath.
4 Easter in Bakersfield
2/11/16
Easter in Bakersfield is not all Neil Diamond sings it to be as Baskets family drama brews over brunch.
5 Uncle Dad
2/18/16
Dale, sick of getting screwed out of a good deal on hutches, leaves his daughters in the care of Chip, consequences be damned.
6 Dj Twins
2/25/16
All the free bottled water in the world can’t soften the sting of rejection during an evening with the family.
7 Cowboys
3/3/16
Eddie drags Chip and Martha on a road trip to deliver some cowboy justice.
8 Sugar Pie
3/10/16
If you bring a sugar pie to book club, nobody will eat it. This day and age, almost everyone’s watching their sugar consumption.
9 Picnic
3/17/16
Chip follows a turtle around Paris; meets Penelope.
10 Family Portrait
3/24/16
Mom adjusts to her new life as a diabetic, Dale learns cacti only need to be watered once a year and Chip hits rock bottom. On the plus side, there are curly fries down there.
101 – Sneak Peek
1/3/16
Take a sneak peek at the new comedy series from FX, Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis.

About this show

Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown, but reality keeps interfering. The Baskets family is at its most fragile. After losing his wife and rodeo job, Chip jumps on a train to get out of Bakersfield, but a gang of gutter punks, the police and an unexpected tragedy drag him back into the drama he tried to escape. Baskets is produced by FX productions.
4.6
275 reviews
Dave Hebel
March 28, 2016
So often I'm laughing a different kind laugh when I'm watching this show. Not really a chuckle or a belly laugh, but in-between, a harder and quieter laugh; not painful, yet gut-wrenching glee! Sublime moments during the show, the tragedy is painted so comically, like the ham & cheese party-sub, also fit so well with the theme that Baskets will always be the cloon. Each character is attacked critically by the writers/directors that it shines light on the pessimism that everyone has about our insecurities.
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Jennifer Campbell
August 15, 2019
I love Christine Baskets. She's my all time favorite character. She reminds me of my aunts from southern Indiana. Christine handles life with grace & humor. We can all learn through Christine's trials & errors with self-love, romance & her love for all things - cats, Reagan & curly fries. I will miss her when this show ends. Thank you Louie Anderson for your amazing performance--I only saw Christine. Well done.
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Lisa Hicks
February 27, 2017
Comedy I LOVE MY UNLCE LOUIE ANDERSON xoxo HE HAS REALLY WORKED HARD AND IM PROUD OF HIM!!! HE ALSO HAS TRYED VERY HARD TO KEEP OUR BIG FAMILY IN TOUCH!!! THANKS UNCLE LOVE U LISA H.SAINT PAUL MN
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