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"Chip Baskets, the sad clown that Galifianakis plays in FX’s Baskets, which premieres Thursday, is also myopically self-interested. Co-created with Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, Baskets begins as Chip bombs out of an elite French clown school and heads back to his hometown of Bakersfield, California, broke. He has a green-card wife who doesn't love him and a passion to continue working as a highbrow clown named Renoir. But the only work Chip can find is at the local rodeo, where he attempts the sophisticated clowning he’s not very good at, even though the crowd just wants to see him get stomped by the bulls."


http://www.twincities.com/entertainment/ci_29404385/louie-anderson-st-paul-comedian-baskets
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/television/2016/01/fx_s_baskets_with_zach_galifianakis_reviewed.html

Premieres tomorrow at 9pm on FX

1/20/2016 12:01:32 PM

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I've been seeing the ads for this on FX. Looks funny. Will give it a shot.

1/20/2016 1:49:37 PM

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DVR set. I love the clip of the girl honking the horn and Zach throwing his drink at the car. It's not in the official trailer, but I've seen it in promos.

1/20/2016 2:34:28 PM

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premieres at 10 tomorrow night, not 9 (unless you happen to live in the Central Time Zone)

1/20/2016 3:14:39 PM

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loved it

1/21/2016 11:41:56 PM

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liked it

1/22/2016 12:26:53 AM

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lol tv

1/22/2016 8:41:53 AM

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Thought it was a satire of shows like Louie. Saw Louie was a writer. I love Louie.

1/22/2016 11:50:07 PM

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excited for the payoff of chip & dale

1/22/2016 11:58:11 PM

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loved it

1/23/2016 3:39:48 PM

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i about died when louie anderson spit out that drink. just, why? so random and funny

1/23/2016 11:55:46 PM

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FX/FXX are currently knocking it out of the park between this and man seeking woman

1/24/2016 8:43:51 PM

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Louie Anderson is absolutely killing

1/28/2016 10:36:06 PM

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2/2

show rules

1/29/2016 3:27:08 PM

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Zach's reaction when the juggalo guy tells him his age, best moment so far. Agree Louie Anderson is on his way to a Golden Globe for his performance, or at least a People's Choice Award. Love Zach so I gave it a shot, but don't think I'll be sticking with this one. Maybe it's bc I'm so uber successful in my own personal life now, but there's just something depressing about watching fake shows about unsuccessful people.

[Edited on February 1, 2016 at 7:21 AM. Reason : ...]

2/1/2016 7:20:58 AM

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This just isn't funny.

2/10/2016 1:47:26 PM

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i liked the first two episodes more than the third

2/10/2016 2:01:08 PM

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"Agree Louie Anderson is on his way to a Golden Globe for his performance"


Who are you agreeing with here?

2/10/2016 2:05:07 PM

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Trips me up whenever I become aware Louie Anderson is playing a woman.

2/21/2016 12:59:43 PM

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"This just isn't funny."


a lot of it actually is pretty funny, but if you're not into absurdist/surrealist humor, this isn't the show for you. and i think if you're just looking for laughs then you're missing a lot.

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"i liked the first two episodes more than the third"


weird. the third episode is where it starts to pick up, and it's been very good ever since.

2/21/2016 2:12:41 PM

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last episode was pretty great. hope they make another season

2/21/2016 7:46:33 PM

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the last 2 have been pretty amazing. i love this show

2/21/2016 10:51:36 PM

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I've always considered myself someone that enjoys all forms of humor, but I'm just not seeing it here.

I feel like Baskets is trying too hard to act pathetic, and that woman is awkward as hell.

Louie Anderson is great, but that's about all the accolades I have for what I've seen; I stopped watching after 3 episodes.

2/22/2016 9:30:00 AM

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It really got better. I think the last episode was the best. It is more serious than I think was advertised, but that isn't a bad thing.

2/22/2016 10:17:20 AM

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"that woman is awkward as hell"


that's the bit

2/22/2016 10:25:40 AM

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I think I like this show better than Louis' show.

Louis also has a drama he's hocking from his website too.

2/22/2016 11:18:09 AM

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It is the bit, but it is also a bit of Martha in real life. She has never been an actress. She never took any lessons (which is pretty obvious), and that is exactly the way Zach wanted it.

2/22/2016 11:45:43 AM

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"that's the bit"


yeah I get that, and I don't consider it the least bit funny.

2/22/2016 12:20:05 PM

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what's funny (and also sad) is that she's this awkward dope who chip treats as his punching bag for taking out all of his anger and frustration due to his failures. it's the dynamic between their characters that's funny. it's not "hey here's an awkward lady. laugh."

and anyway, the show has moved above and beyond just being a comedy, so to criticize it for not being funny at this point is dumb.

the music also started getting better and added a lot to the more poignant scenes. it's all just really well done right now and I hope the rest of the season maintains the same level of quality.

[Edited on February 22, 2016 at 2:40 PM. Reason : .]

2/22/2016 2:34:15 PM

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"what's funny (and also sad) is that she's this awkward dope who chip treats as his punching bag for taking out all of his anger and frustration due to his failures."


Yeah...that's pretty fucking obvious.

2/22/2016 3:17:17 PM

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the absurdity behind it apparently isn't

all you had to say was that she's just awkward, so excuse me for assuming you didn't have a firm grasp of what's going on. what were you even expecting from people known for making oddball comedy?

[Edited on February 22, 2016 at 4:11 PM. Reason : .]

2/22/2016 4:03:57 PM

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picked up for another season

http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/baskets-renewed-season-2-fx-zach-galifianakis-1201712324/

2/24/2016 10:49:27 PM

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Got caught up last night. Great show, and Louie Anderson is perfect and hilarious.

2/26/2016 12:14:56 PM

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i never would've guessed when this show started that it would end up striking so many emotional chords. i understand it's not for everybody, but i hate how few people are talking about it.

3/15/2016 9:31:37 PM

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first two episodes were okay, was a bit worried about how it was gonna last

and then the third episode gets real and we're off to the races

it's a fantastic show

3/16/2016 1:55:43 AM

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Yeah, it has gotten pretty deep. I really like it, as well. Nothing else like it on television.

3/16/2016 9:34:07 AM

dingus
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So happy Louie Anderson won a couple Emmys the other night

9/20/2016 10:20:35 AM

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just one

I involuntary yelled when they announced his name

9/20/2016 11:10:05 AM

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Ah whoops. Third Emmy total for him I guess

9/20/2016 1:21:32 PM

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season 2 ep 1 is out! yay!

1/22/2017 1:50:07 PM

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bummed louie anderson wasnt in ep1

1/25/2017 11:45:52 AM

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he was, but briefly

1/25/2017 11:55:26 AM

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mischief ? were your chasing a mouse around?

2/6/2017 7:34:29 PM

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This show is a sad clown just like Chip, and I love it.

2/7/2017 1:09:13 PM

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Louie Anderson has stepped his game up this season

he's been so damn great

3/1/2017 1:44:43 PM

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^agreed. this show is still very good.

(and I saw Louis CK will be on SNL again soon (April 8th, maybe?))

[Edited on March 17, 2017 at 12:26 PM. Reason : ]

3/17/2017 12:26:00 PM

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Finally finished this season, really good

4/18/2017 8:04:03 PM

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https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-louie-anderson-2

6/12/2017 12:35:47 PM

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I'd seen that earlier. Is his stand-up any good? I wasn't a big fan of him before this show (although he's been pretty awesome in it), I seem to remember seeing some of his stand-up and family feud and not thinking it was very funny.

6/12/2017 12:48:56 PM

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He's a clean comic. It's family stuff. It's funny, but not the least bit edgy. He's a great storyteller. Make of that what you will.

6/14/2017 6:42:32 PM

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