The BEST Episodes of Kidding

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2021

Network: Showtime

Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart.

The Puppet Dalai Lama

#1 - The Puppet Dalai Lama

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 8, 2020

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

star 8.49
191 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Dave Holstein
Some Day

#2 - Some Day

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 11, 2018

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

star 8.37
371 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein
Philliam

#3 - 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 8.18
389 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Roberto Benabib
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 8.09
365 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein, Joey Mazzarino
Kintsugi

#5 - Kintsugi

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 21, 2018

Jeff starts to speak more honestly on Puppet Time as Seb panics that Jeff will soon have to appear on live television. Deirdre and Scott get a visitor from Japan - Mr. Pickles-San. The Pickles have Thanksgiving as a family.

star 8.04
395 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Jas Waters
The Nightingale Pledge

#6 - The Nightingale Pledge

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 8, 2020

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.

star 7.97
201 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Dave Holstein, Dylan Tanous
Bye, Mom

#7 - 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 7.88
457 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Michael Vukadinovich
Episode 3101

#8 - Episode 3101

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 23, 2020

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

star 7.85
218 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Joey Mazzarino
The Cookie

#9 - 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 7.79
396 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Noah Haidle
Up, Down and Everything in Between

#10 - 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 7.78
237 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Mike Vukadinovich
I'm Listening

#11 - 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 7.74
220 votes
Directors: Kimberly Peirce
Writers: Roberto Benabib
A Seat on the Rocket

#12 - A Seat on the Rocket

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 1, 2020

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

star 7.73
191 votes
Writers: Jas Waters
I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like

#13 - 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
215 votes
Directors: Kimberly Peirce
Writers: Hilary Weisman Graham
The Acceptance Speech

#14 - The Acceptance Speech

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 2020

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.

star 7.68
196 votes
Writers: Mike Vukadinovich
Every Pain Needs a Name

#15 - 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
491 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Halley Feiffer
The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio

#16 - 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 7.56
265 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Dave Holstein
The New You

#17 - 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 7.55
438 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Cody Heller
Pusillanimous

#18 - 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. Deirdre tries to learn more about what's happening while Maddy is at her piano lesson.

star 7.45
558 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein
Green Means Go

#19 - Green Means Go

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 2018

Jeff Pickles thinks it's time to talk about death on his show. His producer feels that Mr. Pickles the persona and Jeff Pickles the person should remain separate. Deirdre punishes Maddy for not eating her veggies.

star 7.34
777 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein
The Death of Fil

#20 - The Death of Fil

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 23, 2020

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

star 7.25
215 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein