The BEST Episodes of Kidding

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2020

Network: Showtime

Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is an icon of children's television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him - who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality's family - wife, two sons, sister and father - begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through the 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.

Some Day

#1 - Some Day

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 11, 2018

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

star 8.34
318 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein
Philliam

#2 - Philliam

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 28, 2018

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

star 8.14
334 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Roberto Benabib
Kintsugi

#3 - Kintsugi

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 21, 2018

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.

star 8.05
344 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Jas Waters
Lt. Pickles

#4 - Lt. Pickles

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 4, 2018

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.

star 8.04
313 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein, Joey Mazzarino
Bye, Mom

#5 - Bye, Mom

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 2018

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

star 7.86
397 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Michael Vukadinovich
I'm Listening

#6 - I'm Listening

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 16, 2020

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.

star 7.75
56 votes
Directors: Kimberly Peirce
Writers: Roberto Benabib
The Cookie

#7 - The Cookie

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 14, 2018

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.

star 7.73
343 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Noah Haidle
I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like

#8 - I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 16, 2020

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.

star 7.72
50 votes
Directors: Kimberly Peirce
Writers: Hilary Weisman Graham
Up, Down and Everything in Between

#9 - Up, Down and Everything in Between

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 9, 2020

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.

star 7.72
88 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Mike Vukadinovich
The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio

#10 - The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 9, 2020

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

star 7.71
112 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Dave Holstein
Every Pain Needs a Name

#11 - Every Pain Needs a Name

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 2018

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.

star 7.65
436 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Halley Feiffer
The New You

#12 - The New You

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 7, 2018

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.

star 7.51
378 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Cody Heller
Pusillanimous

#13 - Pusillanimous

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 2018

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.

star 7.48
494 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein
Green Means Go

#14 - Green Means Go

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 2018

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.

star 7.34
702 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein