Louie Anderson wins Emmy for his role on "Baskets" based in Bakersfield

Posted at 6:20 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 21:20:45-04

Is it possible that Bakersfield could be a muse for Louie Anderson?

On Sunday, the legendary comic won an Emmy for supporting actor in a comedy series for his unorthodox role in the Bakersfield-based "Baskets" on the FX Network.

After his win, Anderson said of "Baskets" to the Los Angeles Times:

This show is all about not fitting in and then fitting in perfectly. We live in a society of exclusion. When I was a kid we lined up in two lines—the projects line, which I was in, and then the rich kids line. I hope Season 2 of 'Baskets' will help people see… different kinds of families and embrace those families instead of calling them ‘those weirdos’.

"Baskets" -- starring Anderson and fellow comic Zach Galifianakis -- is a comedy based in Bakersfield, following the life of Galifianaskis' Chip Baskets, a Bakersfield native who moves in vain to France to become a classically-trained clown. Anderson plays his mother.