// this is a sponsored post. all thoughts and opinions are my own. //
A few months ago, a friend and I were messing around on social media and she jokingly held a bottle of Schweppes Ginger Ale in front of her face and yelled, “SCHWEPPES! DO YOU HAVE SCHWEPPES?!?!” and I died laughing. I had found my people. See, that's the punchline of just one of the many, MANY funny jokes from FX's “Baskets” which is starting it's second season on January 19th at 10PM. The show stars Zach Galifianakis as a hapless wanna-be French clown… in Bakersfield, California. In spite of that achingly funny premise, “Baskets” is really a show about family. Because Chip Baskets's family? Puts the FUN in dysfunctional!
This show has so many funny bits in it – enough to fill a funny gift basket! This one, courtesy of FX Networks, is fantastically delightful because it’s so in line with the show. It was filled with items that are funny and kitschy, such as: a clip-on man bun, a cheeseballs, a Schweppes soda, a Baskets Community College branded notebook and pen, and a holiday ornament with the ‘Baskets' family on it. I was dying laughing as I was opening it and each item reminded my husband and I of a funny scene or gag from the show. Not joke though – I legit love that notebook and pen!
All jokes aside, the absolute best thing about this show is the Baskets family. Sure, they're a dysfunctional bunch but they are still a family. There's a lot of silly absurdity in every episode but also sweet moments that remind you that the ties that bind a family run deep. In season two, you'll get to see Chip deal with some of the lowest moments of his life. You'll get to experience Chip's mom Christine (played by Louie Anderson), begin to seek out a little happiness for herself. And we'll once again fall in love with the sweet and unrequited love affair between Dale and Martha.
Will you be tuning in to watch “Baskets” on FX on January 19th (at 10PM)? Be sure to live tweet it using the hashtags #BasketsFX and #BasketsfromBaskets! And catch up on everything “Baskets” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.