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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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From the sale of her mother's home, Christine buys the rodeo lock, stock, and barrel.


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 Chip Baskets / ... (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Martha (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mrs. Baskets / ... (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Penelope (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Eddie (9 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Sarah / ... (9 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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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Criminally Underrated
7 November 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The writing, acting, production and direction of this black comedy are fantastic. I realise for anyone looking for an uplifting experience it won't be your cup of tea, but for those with a particular sense of humour it'll be thoroughly addictive.

If you're a fan of Louis CK in general and especially if you enjoyed Horace and Pete you'll love this. It's a great tip of the hat to concept of the sad clown. I also think if you'll find something in this if you liked The Office. Zach Galifianakis's character reminds me of Michael Scott in many ways.

As with any TV show, don't rely on a review, check it our for yourself! :)


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