The BEST Episodes of Kidding

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 26, 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.

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 8.53
148 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Dave Holstein
Some Day

#2 - 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 8.35
355 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 8.16
374 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 8.07
351 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein, Joey Mazzarino
Kintsugi

#5 - 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
379 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 7.94
160 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 7.85
439 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 7.81
173 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 7.77
379 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 7.74
197 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 7.69
180 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 7.69
150 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 7.68
176 votes
Directors: Kimberly Peirce
Writers: Hilary Weisman Graham
Every Pain Needs a Name

#14 - 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
472 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Halley Feiffer
The Acceptance Speech

#15 - 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 7.60
156 votes
Writers: Mike Vukadinovich
The New You

#16 - 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 7.54
419 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Cody Heller
The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio

#17 - 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 7.53
226 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Dave Holstein
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. 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 7.46
536 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein
Green Means Go

#19 - 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
754 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 7.18
177 votes
Directors: Michel Gondry
Writers: Dave Holstein