Chip Baskets 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 approval and affection.
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.
Chip follows a turtle around Paris and meets Penelope.
If you bring a sugar pie to book club, nobody will eat it. This day and age, almost everyone’s watching their sugar consumption.
Eddie drags Chip and Martha on a road trip to deliver some cowboy justice.
All the free bottled water in the world can’t soften the sting of rejection during an evening with the family.
Dale, sick of getting screwed out of a good deal on hutches, leaves his daughters in the care of Chip, consequences be damned.
Family drama brews over Easter brunch in Bakersfield.
One of Martha's best friends is murdered and Chip comes to her aid.
Chip takes a new clown under his wing at the rodeo.
A strong command of French is needed to really excel in French Clown School, which Chip Baskets finds out the hard way.