7.7
867 votes
Kidding

Kidding

Showtime 2018

Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's TV. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Kidding

Kidding - S2E10

#1 - The Puppet Dalai Lama (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Jill asks Jeff a question he isn’t sure if he can answer.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 154 votes.

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Kidding - S1E10

#2 - Some Day (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Everyone in Jeffs life deals with the results of the speech Jeff made on national television.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 356 votes.

Kidding - S1E8

#3 - Philliam (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Jeff meets the son of his pen pal, an inmate on death row, and decides to help him.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 376 votes.

Kidding - S1E9

#4 - Lt. Pickles (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Jeff wonders if he's having a breakdown or a breakthrough. Will gets into trouble at school. Scott confronts Deirdre about her feelings for Mr. Pickles-San. Seb decides to make a last-minute change to Pickles on Ice while Jeff is away.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 352 votes.

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Kidding - S1E7

#5 - Kintsugi (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Jeff goes off script and starts to speak more honestly to children on Puppet Time as Seb panics that Jeff will soon have to appear on live television for the National Tree Lighting Ceremony. Deirdre and Scott get a new visitor from Japan – Mr. Pickles-San. The Pickles have Thanksgiving as a family.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 380 votes.

Kidding - S2E9

#6 - The Nightingale Pledge (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Jeff learns the safest place for him is far away from everyone. Will talks to a mysterious visitor at his school. With Maddy’s help, Deirdre gets a win for the show.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 164 votes.

Kidding - S1E4

#7 - Bye, Mom (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Jeff deals with a one-night stand. Jill learns that Jeff has been sending money to someone behind her back and confronts him.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 441 votes.

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Kidding - S2E5

#8 - Episode 3101 (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Jeff tries to teach children about change in the first episode of the 31st season of Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 178 votes.

Kidding - S1E6

#9 - The Cookie (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Will tries to honor his brother in a unique way. Jeff decides to make some changes to Pickles on Ice. Deirdre lets her anger out on Maddy. Jeff tries to convince Vivian to continue with her treatment.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 381 votes.

Kidding - S2E2

#10 - Up, Down and Everything in Between (Season 2 - Episode 2)

While Jill, Deirdre and Seb debate over who is to blame for Jeff's recent behavior, Jeff finds himself in the real-world version of Pickle Barrel Falls.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 204 votes.

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Kidding - S2E3
#11 - I'm Listening
7.69
Season 2 - Episode 3

Jeff has an idea for how he can speak directly to the children of the world while Seb hands over the reins of the Pickle empire to Deirdre. After finding a book of magic spells, Will finds himself face to face with the past.

The episode was rated from 186 votes.
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Kidding - S2E4
#12 - I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like
7.68
Season 2 - Episode 4

After realizing that he might not have any real friends, Jeff makes a new best friend. Deirdre tries to get Puppet Time back on the air.

The episode was rated from 181 votes.
Kidding - S2E8
#13 - A Seat on the Rocket
7.67
Season 2 - Episode 8

Jeff decides to start a new Pickles family while Deirdre tries to get some good PR for the show.

The episode was rated from 155 votes.
Kidding - S1E3
#14 - Every Pain Needs a Name
7.66
Season 1 - Episode 3

Jeff tries to fix his heartbreak. Deirdre deals with her daughter's developing medical condition. Seb outlines the future of Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time without Jeff. Jeff tries to get Will off pot by giving him a hobby.

The episode was rated from 473 votes.
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Kidding - S2E7
#15 - The Acceptance Speech
7.58
Season 2 - Episode 7

Deirdre deals with a medical issue while attending Jeff’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. Jeff tries to be anyone but himself. Seb meets someone old and someone new.

The episode was rated from 161 votes.
Kidding - S1E5
#16 - The New You
7.55
Season 1 - Episode 5

Jeff decides to step out of his comfort zone. Seb tries to get Jeff on board with new changes for Puppet Time, as well as his ice skating show – Pickles On Ice, starring Tara Lipinski.

The episode was rated from 421 votes.
Kidding - S2E1
#17 - The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio
7.54
Season 2 - Episode 1

Jeff realizes that if he can tell a lie for the first time in his life he'll get everything he's ever wanted.

The episode was rated from 231 votes.
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Kidding - S1E2
#18 - Pusillanimous
7.46
Season 1 - Episode 2

Jeff makes a rash decision that could affect the ability of the show to continue. Seb strategizes how to rebuild Jeff's image. The two disagree about how Jeff can repair his family. Deirdre tries to learn more about what's happening while Maddy is at her piano lesson. Jeff's son Will decides to let loose with his new friends.

The episode was rated from 538 votes.
Kidding - S1E1
#19 - Green Means Go
7.34
Season 1 - Episode 1

Jeff Pickles decides it's time to talk about death on Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time. His executive producer, Seb, warns him that Mr. Pickles the persona and Jeff Pickles the person need to remain separate. Deirdre punishes her daughter Maddy for not eating her veggies.

The episode was rated from 756 votes.
Kidding - S2E6
#20 - The Death of Fil
7.16
Season 2 - Episode 6

After an international incident, Jeff, Deirdre, Will and Seb attend a funeral at sea.

The episode was rated from 180 votes.
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Last updated: sep 08, 2022

Comments

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So, two episodes in, I give it a 'good but not great'. I am, however, cautiously optimistic. I think it really all depends on how far they're willing to go with the characters. For instance, I'll be disappointed if [spoiler]Mr. Pickles doesn't continue to spiral towards complete bats**t crazy and they decide to take a more wholesome approach to the story line.[/spoiler] Jim Carrey is an amazing resource when tapped properly. The question whether they are able to do that or not with this character remains. The supporting cast is competent, but again, I hope they really let the reigns out on the characters and let this show get as darkly funny and dysfunctional as it can. Long overdue edit Things definitely went the way of my hopes in the above spoiler and so much more - including the wholesomeness. Season 1 finished up strong and now, six episodes into season 2, I continue to have my feelers hit in so many ways. So good.

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was about to wait for 1st the season to end before I officially consider it an absolute gem, but I don't see how anything can possibly change my mind in the final two episodes

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i liked the part with the misery

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