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Grover/F-Bomb Debacle Update: Frank Oz Wants You to Stop Projecting Onto Muppets

UPDATE: At a time when the nation finds itself hopelessly adrift in a moral quandry caused by the alleged foul-mouthness of Grover aka Grover Kent (see original reporting below), a voice filled with (appropriately enough) Yoda-like wisdom offered his ruling on the matter – which we can now classify "Case Closed" (for now). That's right, […]

Fallout From Grover/F-Bomb Debacle: Will Sesame Street Get 7 Second Delay?

And after all these years, we thought it was Oscar who had the trash mouth… Apparently nostalgic for the good old days of debating dress colors (don't act like you weren't a part of that, too), an already embattled nation found themselves at both a moral and existential crossroads (not sure if that's even possible, […]

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 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 […]