7.7
735 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

8.48

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

The episode was rated from 154 votes.

Kidding - S1E10

#2 - Some Day

8.35

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

The episode was rated from 356 votes.

Kidding - S1E8

#3 - Philliam

8.16

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 from 376 votes.

Kidding - S1E9

#4 - Lt. Pickles

8.08

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 from 352 votes.

Kidding - S1E7

#5 - Kintsugi

8.06

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 from 380 votes.

Kidding - S2E9
#6 - The Nightingale Pledge
7.93
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 from 164 votes.
Kidding - S1E4
#7 - Bye, Mom
7.86
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 from 441 votes.
Kidding - S2E5
#8 - Episode 3101
7.78
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 from 178 votes.
Kidding - S1E6
#9 - The Cookie
7.77
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 from 381 votes.
Kidding - S2E2
#10 - Up, Down and Everything in Between
7.73
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 from 204 votes.

Last updated: jul 14, 2021

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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Not what I was expecting at all...Jim Carrey is either a genius or certifiably insane...either way I'm hooked

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Why is nobody talking about this show? Jim Carrey’s big return has to be my favourite TV show of 2018. I have never seen a show quite like Kidding before it’s unique visual style transformers what could be a mildly interesting concept into a masterwork about a damaged artist. Michel Gondry, who previously worked with Carrey on 2004′s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, directed 6 of the 10 episodes and his music video inspired aesthetic can been seen in every inch of this show. The cast is absolutely fantastic with Judy Greer finely being given the chance to deliver a performance as good as her scene at the end of “The Descendants”. Of course the star is Jim Carey who gives what might be the best performance of his career as a children’s entertainer dealing with depression after a traumatic event. I have tried to keep this a vague as possible because I cannot recommend going into this show blind enough. Kidding is a show that has to be experienced, a show that is truly pushing the television medium forward. If you are looking for an artistic yet poignant depiction of mental health, sexuality and grief then this might just be what you need to see.

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First season: absolutely great, loved it.... Second season: well, started out great, and than became quickly boring and insuperior to season one.... no third season for me....

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This show is 100% worth watching. Funny, heartfelt, and emotional. Amazing performances all around.

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This show is absolutely delightful. There's a vibe to it which I can't describe but I love it. There are some moments where you'll just pause it and laugh continuously. I really hope Showtime doesn't cancel it

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The first season was okay, maybe a little better than just okay. Season two though, in my opinion does not even deserve one star. Absolutely without any target, idea or usefull ideas.

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This show is superb! Disagree with the mediocre reviews completely. I think the writing is clever, the topic of handling grief well handled. The interesting perspective of the Mr. Rogers-like character played by Carrey is so well done, I can overlook the lesser done acting of other cast. I watched this completely ignorant of its premise on a long flight, and found myself devouring every episode by landing. I'll just advise you that the plane version is HEAVILY EDITED, which annoyed me when I re-watched it at home. Get the 'adult' version, much better!

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