The Complete Season One

DVD - 2017
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"Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown. However, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown--and competing with his siblings for his mother's (Louie Anderson) approval and affection"--Container.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD Bask


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Feb 10, 2018

Ugh- another charmless performance by Zach Galiefackanis- skip this monotone drone of laughless angst.

Feb 02, 2018

At first it seems like a gimmick: a French trained clown, played by Zach Galifianakis, works as a rodeo clown in Bakersfield. Also, he has a twin (also Zach Galifianakis) and his mom is played by comedian Louie Anderson. But it, strangely, works. Much of it has to do with the deadpan tone and the filmmakers' and actors' refusal to turn the characters into jokes. While it has its moments of absurd humor, about half way through the series you realize how existential and depressing it is. The second season may be even better.

Oct 10, 2017

Lameness itself- give this one a pass.

Oct 07, 2017

Pretty overwhelming comedy. Watch and then think about how funny it will be to watch it again

Jul 05, 2017

Pretty underwhelming affair- I guess because I've pretty much soured on Zack Galafanakias as a comedian and actor. Louie Anderson is a genuine surprise as as the mother- he's really good- in fact his performance is the reason I watched the whole season- he's genuinely funny and gives a heartwarming performance- who knew!

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