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Kidding

Kidding

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  • Premiered: 
    September 9, 2018
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Dave Holstein 
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  • Season 1
    • Amazon
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
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Plot Synopsis

Created and executive produced by Dave Holstein, KIDDING is a half-hour comedy series that stars Jim Carrey as Jeff (aka Mr. Pickles), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. When this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet can 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. Throughout the season, Jeff pushes back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time and its executive producer Seb. Fearing Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, Seb begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while head puppet maker Deirdre grapples with her own personal and professional issues. In the series opener, "Green Means Go," Jeff Pickles thinks it's time to talk about death on his show, but his producer feels that Mr. Pickles the persona and Jeff Pickles the person should remain separate; meanwhile, Deirdre punishes Maddy for not eating her veggies.
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On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 CBS Home Entertainment released KIDDING Season 1 on DVD with all 10 fabulous episodes on two discs plus engrossing behind-the-scenes special features. In his first series regular role in more than two decades, Jim Carrey plays Jeff (aka Mr. Pickles), a beloved icon and host of a children's television show and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, 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. Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," and of his executive producer, Seb. Seb fears Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff. Features guest appearances by Conan O'Brien, Danny Trejo, Betty Thomas, Justin Kirk, Ginger Gonzaga and Tara Lipinski. No Kidding, this is a must-see series. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

Special Features:

- Meet Mr. Pickles: Jim Carrey discusses his role as Mr. Pickles

- Meet the Pickles Family: Go behind-the scenes with the cast

- Shooting Shaina's Sequence

- How Kidding Came to Be

Three months earlier -- on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -- Showtime renewed KIDDING for a second season.

Cast