In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.
Eddie takes part in a road trip for some old fashioned cowboy justice taking Chip and Martha along with him.
No amount of free bottled water can help to soften the feeling of rejection as the family spend an evening together.