TV academy members are in for a treat on Tuesday, May 29 when FX’s comedy series “Baskets” will take over the Hollywood Arby’s located at 5920 Sunset Blvd. “Baskets” showrunner Jonathan Krisel and cast members Zach Galifianakis, Louie Anderson and Martha Kelly will staff the Emmy FYC event during lunch hours, serving combo meals and curly fries for in-house patrons and drive-thru customers. Arby’s is the favorite fast-food restaurant of the Baskets family on the show, so it’s the perfect venue to host the awards shindig.
Emmy voters in attendance will also get to enjoy self-serve frozen yogurt from The Frobot that was featured in the fifth episode of Season 3. TV screens will be set up throughout the restaurant broadcasting a marathon of the 10-episode third season, which aired between January and March of this year. And there will be a photo opportunity with the clown car that’s frequently seen at the Baskets Family Rodeo.
“It’s a very unconventional FYC event,” teases an FX representative. In addition to Galifianakis, Anderson and Kelly, more “Baskets” stars expected to appear at Arby’s are Garry & Jason Clemmons (the DJ Twins), Alex Morris (Ken) and sign-spinner Erik Argote (Sleepy).
Anderson won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actor in 2016 for playing Christine Baskets, the mother of Galifianakis’ twin brothers Chip and Dale. Anderson was nominated again last year, though he lost to Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”). Galifianakis, who’s also a producer on the series, scored a Best Comedy Actor bid last year, losing to Donald Glover (“Atlanta”).
Season 3 of “Baskets” focused on the family’s journey as the new owners of a rodeo in Bakersfield, California. As Chip and Dale struggled working so closely with their overbearing mother, Christine and Ken’s relationship deepened. Galifianakis recently told our sister site Deadline that “We’ll see what happens” when it comes to the plot of next year’s Season 4.
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