Baskets: Season 1 (2016)

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Season 1
Baskets

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Though its themes may be unpleasant for some and LOL moments are few and far between, Baskets succeeds on the strength of its deadpan delivery and terrific cast.

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Critic Ratings: 42

87%

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User Ratings: 298

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 21, 2016

A strong command of French is needed to really excel in French Clown School, which Chip Baskets finds out the hard way.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2016

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

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Air date: Feb 4, 2016

When one of Martha's best friend is murdered by another one of her friends, Chip comes to Martha's aid.

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Air date: Feb 11, 2016

As the Baskets family celebrates Easter over brunch, drama erupts.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2016

Dale, more concerned with a good deal on furniture, leaves his daughters in Chip's care.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2016

No amount of free bottled water can soften the sting of rejection during a family evening together.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2016

Eddie heads out on a road trip for some old fashioned cowboy justice, dragging Chip and Martha along.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2016

Chip brings a sugar pie to a book club meeting.

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Air date: Mar 17, 2016

As Chip follows a turtle around Paris, he meets Penelope.

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Air date: Mar 24, 2016

Chip's mom adjusts to her new life as a diabetic; Dale learns cacti only need to be watered once a year; Chip hits rock bottom.

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Cast & Crew

Zach Galifianakis
Chip Baskets

Actor
Louie Anderson
Christine Baskets

Actor
Martha Kelly
Martha

Actor
Sabina Sciubba
Penelope

Guest Star
Ernest Adams
Eddie

Guest Star
Zach Galifianakis
Executive Producer
Louis C.K.
Executive Producer
Jonathan Krisel
Executive Producer
M. Blair Breard
Executive Producer
Dave Becky
Executive Producer
Marc Gurvitz
Executive Producer
Andrea Pett-Joseph
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Audience Reviews for Baskets: Season 1

  • Apr 27, 2020
    Baskets is certainly off-putting at first, but stick with it. This show is unique and hilarious, and surprisingly poignant.
  • Mar 21, 2020
    Love the show. Zach is a huge, gifted talent. Not to be missed. Excellent cast.
  • Mar 19, 2020
    A beautifully clever series that can make you laugh, cry and ponder the intricacies of human nature all at the same time.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    This show is not really a comedy. It is funny, absurd, and slap-stick, though, and has a sweetness to it that makes it not a drama. It's not like anything you've ever seen before. But you want the characters to succeed somehow. You can relate — especially if you know the California culture from whence they come.
  • Jul 09, 2019
    Enjoyed the weird, unpredictable behavior of the characters. Quite a fun ride.
  • Oct 07, 2018
    Funny and original I can’t recommend this show enough.
  • Feb 09, 2018
    While Zach Galifianakis has become a household name thanks to his Hollywood success, his true talents have always came out more through his idiosyncratic stand-up, and Baskets is the closest he's come to capturing that in a histrionic sense. Co-creator Louis C.K.'s fingerprints are all over the project with its somberly-comic tone, and arthouse-inspired filmmaking, but it's less self-deprecating than Louie, and also more serialized. Over the course of this first season's ten episodes, the main cast is all developed to a rich degree, with Galiafianakis finding pathos in his dual role, and Louie Anderson proving to be a brilliant casting choice for Baskets' overbearing-yet-complex mother. It perhaps could have been a bit more uproarious at parts (it's not as hilarious as Louie or Master of None), but it's a firmly impressive debut season that knows exactly how a droll American comedy should function.
  • Apr 18, 2017
    I love it! Wonderful story of a terribly flawed, but genuinely soulful clown played by the brilliant Galifianakis. Zack plays two hilarious roles as equally idiotic twins blumbering through life in opposite crash courses. The show has heart, and embraces dark sides of life and celebrates its humor with brilliant writing, and performances. This show is a joy. Anderson as the menaposal mother Christine is a stroke of genius. Bravo all!
  • Apr 15, 2017
    A fantastic show. Acting, characters, writing. No doubt the humor is specific. But the story line and entertainment progression is unique.
  • Jun 23, 2016
    Deadpan. Dry. Full of heart and deep emotion. An amazing show that I recommend to anyone with a good sense of humor, crippling depression, and who wants to see a terrible person go through terrible things and STILL feel for him.

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