How Louie Anderson Got The Role Of Zach Galifianakis' Mom On “Baskets” - CONAN on TBS

  • Published on Jun 13, 2019
  • Louie explains how a particular noise landed him his role on "Baskets."
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Comments • 105

  • emilyharwood89
    emilyharwood89 6 days ago

    He does such a great job on that show, he's the mother we all deserve ❤

  • Ann Bertoli
    Ann Bertoli 6 days ago

    One of the best shows out there now..

  • Jeannette Franco
    Jeannette Franco 16 days ago +1

    Baskets is such a great show! Louie Anderson as Christine couldn't have been more perfect!

  • Anthony Ojeda
    Anthony Ojeda 16 days ago

    Louie Anderson is the best!!

  • Malvavisco
    Malvavisco 22 days ago

    The way Louie/Christine says "Chee-up!" is just perfection.

  • Lizz Martinez
    Lizz Martinez 26 days ago +5

    he makes that show. he's absolutely incredible in that role

  • Mr. Person Humanson
    Mr. Person Humanson 26 days ago

    This guys looks like a before and after shot

  • Kohlenstoffisotop12
    Kohlenstoffisotop12 29 days ago

    greetings from a German :D

  • 재형 / ジェイムズ

    louie is a living legend..

  • Pele Simone
    Pele Simone Month ago

    The producer is Louis CK... He paused and didn't use his name on purpose. Why?

  • Homoud S.
    Homoud S. Month ago

    Bring Louis ck back

  • Late Blume
    Late Blume Month ago

    Just say Louis Ck please

  • Erich Von Molder
    Erich Von Molder Month ago

    I would have loved Zach character catching in the act of a full-throated kiss. What happened to the friggin script?

  • Chris GUIS
    Chris GUIS Month ago

    I wish he was my weed dealer

  • Screw The Net
    Screw The Net Month ago +3

    Louie is the MAN!

  • Mark McAllister
    Mark McAllister Month ago +1

    Louie! What a champ

  • mr anderson
    mr anderson Month ago


  • Peter L
    Peter L Month ago

    Amazed that this guy is still alive. Thought he was dead. Prob because he hasn't been in much. Then again I really dont watch tv.

  • The Art of Wade King

    Season four? Literally never heard of the show until watching this clip. The clip also I just did not find funny.

  • Jan Ancukiewicz
    Jan Ancukiewicz Month ago

    and that's how "the producer" tells it:

  • Rain Juice
    Rain Juice Month ago +1


  • Thrustin Von Helmut
    Thrustin Von Helmut Month ago +4

    0:19 The moment you realize it is politically incorrect to say Louis C.K. in Hollywood.

    • Betty
      Betty Month ago +3

      @ToTheWorkshed Agree, I think he made a deliberate choice not to mention LCK to save everybody the awkwardness [including Conan and LCK himself]

    • ToTheWorkshed
      ToTheWorkshed Month ago +1

      I think it’s more that you can’t bring him up without digression and starting a whole other conversation.

  • ricky todd Botelho
    ricky todd Botelho Month ago +13

    It's about time someone found a place for Louie. He's a treasure. Like Marty short, Larry David, Andy Kaufman. One if the best.

  • Ardavan47
    Ardavan47 Month ago

    Conan is the only talk show host who has stuck true to the medium. its about the guests, he doesnt try to be holier than thou or go over political. He has fun and we have fun with him

  • Fintan
    Fintan Month ago

    I need to check this out, is Louie CK involved in the show at all? Like writing or anything?

  • Dominic
    Dominic Month ago +5

    any 90s kids who watched Life as Louie? That was a great show

  • Gerald5000
    Gerald5000 Month ago +15

    **Another comment saying the Producer was Louis CK.**

    • B. Jr.
      B. Jr. 28 days ago +2

      Gerald5000 Louis CK hasn’t jizzed to personal attention this much since the last time he was in a board room meeting.

  • Killer Germ
    Killer Germ Month ago +1

    Like, omg, a man stealing another role from what should have been a female!?!!! I see Conan just isn't woke enough! Get on the virtue signal bandwagon! Get as woke as you can. Be the wokest person you can be!!! Forgive and excuse nothing!!!! Woke! Woke! Woke!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A. L
    A. L Month ago

    Never realised that Louie is a real person, not just a fictional character from cardboard film :)

  • Chris Damask
    Chris Damask Month ago

    Louis C.K.

  • Lords of Media
    Lords of Media Month ago +1

    Oh WTF now we have to watch Conan sit like a chick? This new format sucks.

    • sublime90
      sublime90 9 days ago

      hes trying to be howard stern

  • Lords of Media
    Lords of Media Month ago

    He's the best part of the show.

  • SmallTownGamer
    SmallTownGamer Month ago +5

    Everyone needs to watch Louis Anderson's story about the Moose Lodge. Search for it, and it's on the show: This is not happening.

  • Vibrant Hues
    Vibrant Hues Month ago +1

    100% will binge watch this show now 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Rishi Parashar
    Rishi Parashar Month ago


  • 乐天
    乐天 Month ago +61

    The producer he was talking about was Louis CK

  • Sean Melinn
    Sean Melinn Month ago +4

    I coulda swore this guy was dead. Must have been another fat dead comedian I’m thinking of

  • Qayray
    Qayray Month ago +1

    haha I‘m just waiting for the first nutcrack to call „manwashing“ on this

    EOIN MURPHY Month ago +75

    If Conan and Andy had a love child it would probably look like Louie.

  • Anıl S
    Anıl S Month ago +5

    This is the first ever conan video that i gave a dislike, although i am a big fan. That producer is louis ck, come on guys, you can say his name, he is not hitler. Stop trying to be overly politically correct. The work that Louis ck has produced is still there and it cannot be ignored.

  • Noah_fraser123
    Noah_fraser123 Month ago +3

    Conan if he was fat

  • Mikey Gaming
    Mikey Gaming Month ago +1

    I forgive “The Producer”. Its not like he raped or drugged anyone. He just kinda forgot you can’t jerk off on coworkers.

  • Fire and Ice
    Fire and Ice Month ago +2

    Thumbs up if Life With Louie is one of your favorite cartoons ever. It is one of the cartoons I grew up with in Turkey. Good old days...

  • The Polly Pickle
    The Polly Pickle Month ago +23

    Louie Anderson is a national treasure and Baskets is a great show where he does an outstanding job!

  • Markus Magnon
    Markus Magnon Month ago

    co-created by Louis C.K. Damn. I wish Louis .C.K. would come back. It is a shame that US folks punish him so hard for what he did. I live in Europe and I´ve seen worse from woman. I did not ask... but I also walked away. Lois masturbated.. so what. The woman walked aways. What´s the big deal. Get over it. Those are just genitals. He did not lock the door or whatever.

  • Martin Hjalmarsson
    Martin Hjalmarsson Month ago +2

    is that ferguson?

    TELEVISIBLE Month ago

    He is great in this !,

  • Liam Campbell
    Liam Campbell Month ago +2

    Another womens job taken by a MAN... disgraceful!

    • aviato287 x
      aviato287 x Month ago +1

      Just goes to show that men are better at everything...

  • Clark c
    Clark c Month ago +3

    He is just so good in that role

  • vera Change
    vera Change Month ago +14

    This mans voice is legendary

  • AxelL No1
    AxelL No1 Month ago

    I like how he played that part as a man.

  • Lawana Grady
    Lawana Grady Month ago +14

    I absolutely love Baskets! Can't wait to see the new season!

    • Recluse Spider
      Recluse Spider Month ago +1

      Oh its tomorrow, didn't hear him say it till i rewatched the video :P

    • Recluse Spider
      Recluse Spider Month ago

      whens the new season?

  • 7Nicklord7
    7Nicklord7 Month ago +17

    I can totally picture Louis CK doing that "eeeeeech" sound lol too bad he can't even say his name

  • PimpTwzt
    PimpTwzt Month ago +3

    Can't even say Louis C.K.'s name anymore. Just "The Producer". :/

  • Anthony Ardillo
    Anthony Ardillo Month ago


  • Quas FM
    Quas FM Month ago

    I wanna see this now🤣

  • The Grass Man
    The Grass Man Month ago +3

    I am The Grass Man and I wish I was Zach's mom

  • bezowashere
    bezowashere Month ago +3

    Don't be unfair to Louis CK! It's not right to ignore a success of people for something they have done a bad thing before in their lives. Especially if this is something they regret and apologize for.

  • Future Imperfect
    Future Imperfect Month ago +16

    That's all I've got.
    Just wow.... 🤣🤣🤣

  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin Month ago

    Louie Anderson lives? Much joy in my house.

  • Natalia Sikora
    Natalia Sikora Month ago +66

    Anyone else was raised on Life with Louie? Cus this man was a big part of my childhood. I watched it in Polish though. I wish I was able to watch it in English instead, so that I could hear his actual voice

    • Natalia Sikora
      Natalia Sikora 16 days ago

      A. L do pewnego stopnia tak. Przynajmniej Ludwiczek wyglada jak ten aktor

    • TheVichernandez
      TheVichernandez 21 day ago

      Just watched the first episode last week on here!

    • Audemosha
      Audemosha Month ago

      Oh damn I completely forgot about that show!

    • A. L
      A. L Month ago

      Czyli co, ten gościu zrobił kreskówke o sobie samym? Zawsze myślałem, se Ludwoczek to postać fikcyjna :P

    • Nikolay Kostov
      Nikolay Kostov Month ago +2

      @Valentine Radushev Same. Back in the days of FoxKids and later on Jetix. Even the cereal commercials that were on at the time bring back fond memories :D

  • Shichibi no Raijuu
    Shichibi no Raijuu Month ago +54

    I like how Conan tapped Louie to draw some attention and bring back eye contact at 2:28

    • Sela Lewis
      Sela Lewis 29 days ago

      I noticed that as well. Throughout the interview Louis seemed to struggle with eye contact. He’s a stand-up who used to host Family Feud, so eye contact should not be an issue for him.

    • greenrobot5
      greenrobot5 Month ago +4

      I thought he did it cause he was falling asleep

  • SeaBass SeaBass
    SeaBass SeaBass Month ago +148

    Favorite Anderson Joke: A homeless man walks up to Anderson at the beach. Homeless man ask Anderson...Can you help me with a sandwich? Anderson replies...Sure, where is it? 😆

  • ms phineypel
    ms phineypel Month ago +3

    I'm too early for this

  • Tony Anthony
    Tony Anthony Month ago +5

    Except for the teeth if Conan weighed about 3 times as much I think I'd have difficulty telling them apart

  • Wayne's Hammer
    Wayne's Hammer Month ago

    Stop flauging

  • PerfectVolt68
    PerfectVolt68 Month ago +27

    So sad that he can't even acknowledge LCK

    • maltygoodness2
      maltygoodness2 Month ago +6

      Louie Anderson faced alot of adversities in life, He's shown himself to be a deep thinker and a sensitive guy in his comedic work and not likely to forget his benefactors. I think he made a deliberate choice not to mention LCK to save everybody the awkwardness [including Conan and LCK himself]

  • J Haydad
    J Haydad Month ago +26

    I love Louie Anderson. He is well respected in the stand up community, and my favorite Louie moment was when he was on Mark Maron's podcast, I think. Louis told the story of how a joke took him 16 years to complete. It started as a joke about how his mom likes to buy dresses on the cheap and it had a good punchline about the low price or how ugly the dress was. Then it finally hits him and the joke morphs into the final form, 16 years later:
    Mom: Guess what I got this dress for?
    Louis: Halloween?!

    It's THAT simple, yet it took so long to work itself out. I love comedy and Louis is so very good at it!

  • DarkAvenger
    DarkAvenger Month ago

    Wow Zach lost weight, good for him.

  • Royce
    Royce Month ago

    3rd comment.