The Best Episodes of Baskets

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2019

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.

Circus

#1 - Circus

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 7.94
422 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Jonathan Krisel
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Yard Sale

#2 - Yard Sale

Season 2 - Episode 9

Martha learns to haggle.

star 7.81
456 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Jonathan Krisel
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Funeral

#3 - Funeral

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.76
454 votes
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Uncle Dad

#4 - Uncle Dad

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.73
543 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Samuel D. Hunter
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Denver

#5 - Denver

Season 2 - Episode 7

Christine tries a Denver omelette in Denver, Colorado.

star 7.68
466 votes
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New Year's Eve

#6 - New Year's Eve

Season 3 - Episode 10

A family game of Hungry Hungry Hippos ends in tragedy.

star 7.68
161 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
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Ronald Reagan Library

#7 - Ronald Reagan Library

Season 2 - Episode 4

Chip laments Ronald Reagan for giving up his acting career.

star 7.68
476 votes
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Fight

#8 - Fight

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 7.65
463 votes
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Family Portrait

#9 - Family Portrait

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 7.63
445 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
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Sugar Pie

#10 - Sugar Pie

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.60
487 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
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Freaks

#11 - Freaks

Season 2 - Episode 1

Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

star 7.60
527 votes
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DJ Twins

#12 - DJ Twins

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.59
516 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
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Bail

#13 - Bail

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 7.59
487 votes
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Easter in Bakersfield

#14 - Easter in Bakersfield

Season 1 - Episode 4

Family drama brews over Easter brunch in Bakersfield.

star 7.59
576 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Samuel D. Hunter
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Cowboys

#15 - Cowboys

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 7.58
472 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
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Marthager

#16 - Marthager

Season 2 - Episode 6

Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash.

star 7.56
473 votes
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Reverie

#17 - Reverie

Season 2 - Episode 2

Chip is given the opportunity to use the cowboy toilet.

star 7.52
515 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Graham Wagner
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Picnic

#18 - Picnic

Season 1 - Episode 9

Chip follows a turtle around Paris and meets Penelope.

star 7.50
466 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers:
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Wild Horses

#19 - Wild Horses

Season 3 - Episode 1

Chip learns how to transfer a call.

star 7.48
235 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Jonathan Krisel
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Strays

#20 - Strays

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.47
646 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Graham Wagner
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A Night at the Opera

#21 - A Night at the Opera

Season 3 - Episode 4

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

star 7.47
189 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal
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Thanksgiving

#22 - Thanksgiving

Season 3 - Episode 6

Martha serves tilapia for Thanksgiving.

star 7.43
177 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Jonathan Krisel
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Trainee

#23 - Trainee

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.42
753 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Rebecca Drysdale
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Commercial

#24 - Commercial

Season 3 - Episode 8

Chip sees a homeless person in a library.

star 7.42
180 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Karen Kilgariff
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Crash

#25 - Crash

Season 3 - Episode 3

Christine brings the celery.

star 7.36
193 votes
Directors: Jonathan Krisel
Writers: Danica Radovanov, Jonathan Krisel
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