The FX show Baskets stars comedian Zach Galifianakis as a French clown school dropout who has moved back home to Bakersfield, Calif. There, he finds work as a rodeo clown and competes with his twin brother for his mother’s affection.
Galifianakis created Baskets with fellow comic Louis C.K. He tells NPR’s David Greene that the show can be strange and dramatic, but then it’ll undermine that drama with a joke. “It’s just a weird mix,” he says. “It’s not for everybody. … That is the first thing I say to people. Well, firstly I usually say, you know, ‘I’m in it. Don’t watch it.’ And then I say, 'It is an acquired taste.’ And that was the point.”
This is inspired by this post by @ellipsicalelle which posited the crack theory that season 4 might end with Sherlock retiring to Texas to become a rodeo clown who raises heirloom chickens in his spare time.
But I totally agree with the point of the post - that no matter what happens in season 4, fandom will continue to do amazing things.
I had a very confusing dream last night where critical role wasn’t a dnd game but instead the cast in full costume as their characters being rodeo clowns to monster trucks in the empty Roman coliseum, and somehow it ended with Sam Riegal dressed in all leather as Scanlan flipping over the meanest monster truck and ending the episode on a freeze frame of himself making that horrible weird erotique face he makes in the opening credits while the truck exploded, and hey I’m not gonna pretend it wasn’t a good look for him
You're going to the rodeo?! Are there clowns in tiny cars? Do big men ride bucking bulls? Do you wear a cowboy hat? I need details! 🤠😘
Screaming. I love you Melissa.
No tiny cars, but there are some highly trained and fit clowns. I try not to look at their faces, but they are really great. It is their job to protect the vulnerable cowboys who have just been bucked off the bull by distracting the bull from the rider until he can get to safety. They are actually amazing humans.
Yes, lots of men, not always big, ride bucking bulls and horses. They rope, calf tie and the ladies barrel race. It’s glorious. I personally do not wear a cowboy hat, but many, many do, also not an uncommon sight around here everyday. I must say the tight jeans and cute cowboy butt quotient is way up in my town these few weeks.
The rodeo has always been special to me, you know how Niall said cow poo reminds him of home? Well the smell of the rodeo, dirt, smoked meats from the bbq competitions, funnel cakes, animals, and yes poo, just brings me back home. It’s an amazing time, I love it dearly.