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Baskets 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2016– )
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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 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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21 January 2016 (USA)  »

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Zach Galifianakis did his own stunts for the rodeo clown scenes with the bulls. See more »

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First two episodes are the best comedy I've seen in years on TV
31 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

The writing, casting, acting, timing and "style" of this comedy (first two episodes are only available as I write this) are excellent. I'd seen a couple of the promos, but it pushed no buttons. With that said, it was an impressive 'team' involved. Later, being polite, I agreed to 'watch a few minutes' as my wife had said 'I think you'll like this...'. I was near immediately drawn into it and didn't leave the chair until I'd watched both. I've now watched both episodes twice (adding FX NOW just to watch).

The characters as written and as performed are 'different', creative and truly enjoyable.

I won't go into RTVMP 101 analysis. Just watch, starting with the first episode, and see if it is your 'taste'.

I hope it makes it for a while. It is an excellent effort by all involved. Good luck,


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