It’s not exactly front page news to say that Showtime Kidding‘s Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues to work through: a year after his son Phil’s tragic death, Jeff finds his personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives playing not-so-nicely with each other and everyone – especially dad/producer Seb (Frank Langella) – is getting concerned. But for Jeff to reclaim his life, it might be time for Jeff Piccirillo and “Mr. Pickles” to work together.
So after the long-running sibling rivalry between Tara Lipinski (Tara Lipinski) and her sister Sara (Jennie Pierson) coming to what appears to be a shockingly ironic end, it’s understandable that Showtime would be a bit cautious about giving away anything about the season finale ‘Some Day.’ So instead of the regular trailer and preview clip, we have the images you see in this article (above and below) as well as a new/old video – one that puts a sweet, heartfelt song into a much more ominous context heading into the season wrap-up:
Kidding Season 1, Episode 10 ‘Some Day’: Everyone in Jeff’s life deals with the results of the speech Jeff made on national television.
Kidding centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), 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. 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. 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 (Frank Langella). 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, while Deirdre (Catherine Keener), the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues. Judy Greer stars as Jeff’s estranged wife, and Cole Allen plays their son.
Directed by Gondry, Kidding also stars Judy Greer (I’m Sorry), Catherine Keener (Get Out, Death to Smoochy), Frank Langella (The Americans, Frost/Nixon), Justin Kirk (Weeds), Ginger Gonzaga (I’m Dying Up Here), and Bernard White (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Carrey, Gondry, Dave Holstein, Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Ozark), Jim Garavente, Raffi Adlan, and Michael Aguilar will serve as executive producers.