"Kidding" follows Jeff Pickles, a man who is iconic in children's television. Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is a pillar of kindness and wisdom to the impressionable minds of America's youth and to the parents who grew up with him. When Mr. Pickles' family begins to implode, his life starts to take a downward spiral. He must put the fables and puppets aside to get through this newest crisis in life. As the slow leak of sanity advances faster than he can cope with it, the cruel world breaks his heart.
Julitta Dee Scheel
Everyone in Jeff's life deals with the results of the speech Jeff made on national television.
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 makes a last-minute change to Pickles on Ice while Jeff is away.
Jeff meets the son of his pen pal, an inmate on death row, and decides to help him.
Jeff starts to speak more honestly on "Puppet Time" as Seb panics that Jeff will soon have to appear on live television; Deirdre and Scott meet Mr. Pickles-San, a visitor from Japan; the Pickles have Thanksgiving as a family.
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.
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.
Jeff deals with a one-night stand; Jill learns that Jeff has been sending money to someone behind her back and confronts him.
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.
Jeff makes a rash decision that could affect the ability of the show to continue; Seb strategizes how to rebuild Jeff's image; Deirdre tries to learn more about what's happening while Maddy is at her piano lesson.
Jeff Pickles thinks it's time to talk about death on his show; his producer feels that Mr. Pickles the persona and Jeff Pickles the person should remain separate; Deirdre punishes Maddy for not eating her veggies.