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The Best Episodes of Kidding

Every episode of Kidding ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the 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.

Genres:DramaComedy
Network:Showtime

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The best episode of "Kidding" is "The Puppet Dalai Lama", rated 9/10 from 710 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Puppet Dalai Lama" aired on 3/8/2020 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Some Day".

  • The Puppet Dalai Lama
    9.0/10 710 votes

    #1 - The Puppet Dalai Lama

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-03-08

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Some Day
    8.8/10 902 votes

    #2 - Some Day

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-11-11

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

    Director: Michel Gondry

    Writer: Dave Holstein

  • The Nightingale Pledge
    8.7/10 523 votes

    #3 - The Nightingale Pledge

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-03-08

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Philliam
    8.6/10 888 votes

    #4 - Philliam

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-10-28

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

    Director: Minkie Spiro

    Writer: Roberto Benabib

  • Episode 3101
    8.5/10 726 votes

    #5 - Episode 3101

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-02-23

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bye, Mom
    8.4/10 962 votes

    #6 - Bye, Mom

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-09-30

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

    Director: Jake Schreier

    Writer: Mike Vukadinovich

  • Kintsugi
    8.4/10 851 votes

    #7 - Kintsugi

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-10-21

    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.

    Director: Minkie Spiro

    Writer: Jas Waters

  • Up, Down and Everything in Between
    8.4/10 577 votes

    #8 - Up, Down and Everything in Between

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-02-09

    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.

    Director: Jake Schreier

    Writer: Michael Vukadinovich

  • LT. Pickles
    8.3/10 739 votes

    #9 - LT. Pickles

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-11-04

    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.

    Director: Michel Gondry

    Writer: Dave Holstein, Joey Mazzarino

  • The Cookie
    8.2/10 816 votes

    #10 - The Cookie

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-10-14

    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.

    Director: Michel Gondry

    Writer: Noah Haidle

  • The Acceptance Speech
    8.0/10 451 votes

    #11 - The Acceptance Speech

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-03-01

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio
    7.9/10 545 votes

    #12 - The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-02-09

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

    Director: Jake Schreier

    Writer: Dave Holstein

  • A Seat on the Rocket
    7.9/10 435 votes

    #13 - A Seat on the Rocket

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-03-01

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Every Pain Needs a Name
    7.8/10 925 votes

    #14 - Every Pain Needs a Name

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-09-23

    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.

    Director: Jake Schreier

    Writer: Halley Feiffer

  • I'm Listening
    7.7/10 460 votes

    #15 - I'm Listening

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-02-16

    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.

    Director: Kimberly Peirce

    Writer: Roberto Benabib

  • I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like
    7.7/10 458 votes

    #16 - I Wonder What Grass Tastes Like

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-02-16

    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.

    Director: Kimberly Peirce

    Writer: Hilary Weisman Graham

  • Green Means Go
    7.6/10 1,432 votes

    #17 - Green Means Go

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-09-09

    Jeff Pickles decides it’s time to talk about death on Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time. His executive producer, Seb, feels that Mr. Pickles the persona and Jeff Pickles the person need to remain separate. Deirdre punishes her daughter Maddy for not eating her veggies.

    Director: Michel Gondry

    Writer: Dave Holstein

  • The New You
    7.6/10 772 votes

    #18 - The New You

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-10-07

    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.

    Director: Michel Gondry

    Writer: Cody Heller

  • Pusillanimous
    7.5/10 1,009 votes

    #19 - Pusillanimous

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-09-16

    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.

    Director: Michel Gondry

    Writer: Dave Holstein

  • The Death of Fil
    7.3/10 461 votes

    #20 - The Death of Fil

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-02-23

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A