Baskets: Season 2 (2017)



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Air date: Jan 19, 2017
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The second season of this FX original comedy series finds the titular Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis), a struggling clown, in the midst of an unraveling marriage and a failing career. As his chances of making it as a professional clown look increasingly unlikely, Chip persists in his shaky attempts at pursuing his dream and finding romance along the way. This season, Chip's mother, Christine (Louie Anderson), also embarks on her own journey as she seeks personal fulfillment and focuses on her own happiness instead of that of her children. Also starring Martha Kelly and Sabina Sciubba.


Zach Galifianakis
as Chip Baskets
Martha Kelly
as Martha
Sabina Sciubba
as Penelope
Ernest Adams
as Eddie
Louie Anderson
as Christine Baskets

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Critic Reviews for Baskets Season 2

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

This is about Baskets, a show that made enough of an impact that Louie Anderson won a very much deserved Emmy but that not too many people are writing think pieces about. But maybe they should be

Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Baskets will never be a walk in the park. And it no doubt remains too dark for many. Some rays of light are showing, though... Nothing overly warm and toasty, mind you. But some welcome little thaws.

Jan 18, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

FX's beautifully melancholy Baskets only gets more solemn, sad, strange, sympathetic and singular with its richly poignant second season. In our clownish world, Zach Galifianakis continues to provide the laughter and pain in equal measures.

Jan 19, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The shallowness of the American Dreams in Baskets are a direct function of the bland comfort a corporate suburban existence makes possible.

Aug 28, 2017 | Full Review…

So lovely. So strange. So happy FX continues to make a place for it on my TV.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Baskets is full of the kind of people whom pop culture rarely bothers to humanize: the elderly, the obese, the destitute. It's simultaneously wondrous and heartbreaking.

Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The chemistry between Anderson and Galifianakis drives the best parts of the new season, but it's not at the expense of sharp humor, biting irony and plummeting self worth rendered funny by its sheer hopelessness.

Jan 19, 2017 | Full Review…

As before, Anderson is something beyond brilliant. Making tender a role that could easily become grotesque, he is completely alive as Christine. There isn't a line that comes from his mouth that doesn't seem to have been born in the moment he speaks it.

Jan 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Lots of the laughs come from the kind of physical comedy that used to appear in silent movies.

Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Baskets: Season 2

FX's dark comedy Baskets continues to clown around in Season 2. After leaving home Chip Baskets joins a homeless group of street performers, but is forced to seek help from his mother when tragedy strikes. And while helping her son, Mrs. Baskets strikes up an unlikely friendship that leads to something more. This season Louie Anderson steps up and takes on a bigger role, and Zach Galifianakis stretches himself a bit, doing more switches between twin brothers Chip and Dale; further developing each of them. Yet the writing is still pretty weak, letting some of the sketches go on too long and leaving several story threads undeveloped. Still, Season 2 of Baskets, while it has problems, delivers some laughs and has some poignant things to say about family.


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