The BEST Episodes of Baskets

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Network: FX

In Bakersfield, California, Chip Baskets sets out on following his dream of becoming a professional clown. After failing to get a degree at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, he is stuck with a job at a local rodeo.

Uncle Dad

#1 - Uncle Dad

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 18, 2016

Dale, sick of getting screwed out of a good deal on hutches, leaves his daughters in the care of Chip, consequences be damned.

star 8.00
655 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Samuel D. Hunter
Circus

#2 - Circus

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 23, 2017

Christine turns to Arby's when Chip joins the Russians.

star 7.95
430 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Jonathan Krisel
Cowboys

#3 - Cowboys

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 3, 2016

Eddie drags Chip and Martha on a road trip to deliver some cowboy justice.

star 7.82
556 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
Yard Sale

#4 - Yard Sale

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 16, 2017

Martha learns to haggle.

star 7.81
462 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Jonathan Krisel
DJ Twins

#5 - DJ Twins

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 25, 2016

All the free bottled water in the world can’t soften the sting of rejection during an evening with the family.

star 7.79
651 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
Sugar Pie

#6 - Sugar Pie

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 10, 2016

If you bring a sugar pie to book club, nobody will eat it. This day and age, almost everyone’s watching their sugar consumption.

star 7.72
597 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
Funeral

#7 - Funeral

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 9, 2017

Someone trying to punch Logan in the face accidentally punches Cody. Chip attempts to sort it out.

star 7.71
487 votes
New Year's Eve

#8 - New Year's Eve

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 27, 2018

A family game of Hungry Hungry Hippos ends in tragedy.

star 7.71
177 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
Family Portrait

#9 - Family Portrait

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 24, 2016

Mom adjusts to her new life as a diabetic, Dale learns cacti only need to be watered once a year and Chip hits rock bottom. On the plus side, there are curly fries down there.

star 7.70
555 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
Easter in Bakersfield

#10 - Easter in Bakersfield

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 11, 2016

Family drama brews over Easter brunch in Bakersfield.

star 7.69
685 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Samuel D. Hunter
Reverie

#11 - Reverie

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 26, 2017

Chip is given the opportunity to use the cowboy toilet.

star 7.67
601 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Graham Wagner
Strays

#12 - Strays

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 4, 2016

Martha adopts a dog and Chip tries to win back his wife's affections with a television.

star 7.66
780 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Graham Wagner
Ronald Reagan Library

#13 - Ronald Reagan Library

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 9, 2017

Chip laments Ronald Reagan for giving up his acting career.

star 7.64
508 votes
Denver

#14 - Denver

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 2, 2017

Christine tries a Denver omelette in Denver, Colorado.

star 7.64
500 votes
Freaks

#15 - Freaks

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 19, 2017

Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

star 7.63
638 votes
Bail

#16 - Bail

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 2, 2017

Chip gets arrested, which interrupts Christine's water aerobics schedule.

star 7.60
518 votes
Trainee

#17 - Trainee

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 28, 2016

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

star 7.56
888 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Rebecca Drysdale
Affirmations

#18 - Affirmations

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 11, 2019

Dale orders a cheeseburger at a Chinese restaurant.

star 7.56
122 votes
Picnic

#19 - Picnic

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 17, 2016

Chip follows a turtle around Paris and meets Penelope.

star 7.55
521 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
Marthager

#20 - Marthager

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 23, 2017

Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash.

star 7.52
506 votes
Wild Horses

#21 - Wild Horses

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2018

Chip learns how to transfer a call.

star 7.52
253 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Jonathan Krisel
Mrs. Baskets Goes to Sacramento

#22 - Mrs. Baskets Goes to Sacramento

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 15, 2019

Christine's apple pie is not allowed through security.

star 7.51
113 votes
Fight

#23 - Fight

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 16, 2017

Dale's dog days are over when Chip and Christine finally return to Bakersfield.

star 7.50
496 votes
Moving On

#24 - Moving On

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 2019

Martha removes her cast.

star 7.50
105 votes
A Night at the Opera

#25 - A Night at the Opera

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 13, 2018

Chip incorporates a San Joaquin Valley earthiness into his clown routine.

star 7.49
206 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal