The BEST Episodes of Kidding

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 1, 2019

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

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

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

#2 - Philliam

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.12
315 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Roberto Benabib
Lt. Pickles

#3 - 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.

star 8.05
297 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Joey Mazzarino, Dave Holstein
Kintsugi

#4 - 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.

star 8.04
326 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Jas Waters
Bye, Mom

#5 - 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.

star 7.86
380 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Michael Vukadinovich
The Cookie

#6 - 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.

star 7.74
324 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Noah Haidle
Every Pain Needs a Name

#7 - 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.

star 7.64
414 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Halley Feiffer
The New You

#8 - The New You

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.

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

#9 - Pusillanimous

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.

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

#10 - Green Means Go

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.

star 7.33
670 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein