10 Best Episodes of Kidding

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 04, 2023.

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Kidding - S2E7

#15 - The Acceptance Speech (Season 2 - Episode 7)

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

The episode was rated 7.58 from 161 votes.

Kidding - S1E3

#14 - Every Pain Needs a Name (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 7.66 from 473 votes.

Kidding - S2E8

#13 - A Seat on the Rocket (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 7.67 from 155 votes.

Kidding - S2E4

#12 - I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like (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 7.68 from 181 votes.

Kidding - S2E3

#11 - I'm Listening (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 7.69 from 186 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.

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 - 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 - 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.

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 Maddyโ€™s help, Deirdre gets a win for the show.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 164 votes.

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 โ€“ Mr. Pickles-San. The Pickles have Thanksgiving as a family.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 380 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.

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 - 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 - S2E10

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

Jill asks Jeff a question he isnโ€™t sure if he can answer.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 154 votes.

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