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Kidding Season 1, Episode 8/9 ‘Philliam’/’Lt. Pickles’ Stumbles a Bit, Sticks Landing (REVIEW)

Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the freshman series’ eighth and ninth episodes, ‘Philliam’/’Lt. Pickles.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series director Michel Gondry on the 10-episode season. It’s not […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 10 ‘Some Day’: The Pickles Hits the Fan (PREVIEW)

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 […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 9 ‘Lt. Pickles’: Jill Plays Devil’s Advocate (PREVIEW)

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 […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 8 ‘Philliam’: Seb’s Guide to Making Baseball a Full Contact Sport (PREVIEW)

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 […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 7 ‘Kintsugi’: Imperfectly Perfect in Every Way

Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the inaugural run’s seventh episode ‘Kintsugi.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series director Michel […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 7 ‘Kintsugi’: “Mr. Pickles-san” Pays a Visit (PREVIEW)

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) – […]

Kidding s01e06 ‘The Cookie’: Jeff’s Identity Crisis Has Some Company (REVIEW)

Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the freshman season’s sixth episode ‘The Cookie.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series director […]

Kidding: Jeff Meets The Lipinski Sisters and Their…”Tara-keet”??? (PREVIEW)

It’s not exactly front page news to say that Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues: 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 […]

Kidding: Jim Carrey, Michel Gondry’s Showtime Dramedy Renewed for Season 2

Looks like we’re in for an extended stay at Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time, with Showtime giving an official thumbs-up for a second season of Jim Carrey (The Truman Show) and Michel Gondry‘s (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) dramedy Kidding. With the series’ inaugural season set to wrap on November 11, the Dave Holstein-created series will […]


Kidding s01e04 Bye, Mom: “It’s Not a Circle. It’s a Hole.” (REVIEW)

Welcome back to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the inaugural season’s fourth episode ‘Bye, Mom.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series […]

Kidding ‘Bye, Mom’ Preview: Jeff Worries About…Copycat Waterfall-Jumpers?

After his blind date with superfan Shaina (Riki Lindhome) leaves him with a better understanding of the impact Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time has had – and continues to have – on people’s lives, Jeff (Jim Carrey) begins to take a more cautious (???) approach to the show. In the following preview for Showtime‘s Kidding s01e04 ‘Bye, […]


Kidding Season 1 ‘Every Pain Needs a Name’: Just Say “Presto!” to Drugs (PREVIEW)

It’s not exactly front page news to say that Kidding‘s Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) has some serious issues: 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 […]

Kidding Season 1, Episode 2 ‘Pusillanimous’ Review: “Good Night, Big P”

Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly review of the first season of Showtime‘s Kidding as we take a look at the inaugural season’s second episode ‘Pusillanimous.’ The dramedy marks Jim Carrey‘s (The Truman Show) return to television in a series regular role, teaming with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer and series director Michel […]

Kidding Rewind 101: A Look Back at Our Thoughts on ‘Green Means Go’ (REVIEW)

Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s weekly Kidding Rewind, as we look back on our thoughts on Showtime‘s new dramedy series from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind‘s Michel Gondry – and if there’s one clear takeaway from series premiere ‘Green Means Go,’ it’s this: Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives are not […]

Kidding Preview: Jeff and Seb Debate Astron-otter’s “Gender Fluidity”

So there’s one very clear takeaway from the series premiere of Showtime‘s new dramedy series Kidding: Jeff “Mr. Pickles” Piccirillo’s (Jim Carrey) personal and Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time lives are about to seriously collide. A year after his son Phil’s tragic death, Jeff pushes to address the issue of death on the show – much to […]