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  • Season 1
  • 10 episodes
  • Comedy
  • Drama
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Episode 1: Green Means Go

Summary

American icon and children's television entertainer Jeff, aka Mr Pickles, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart. Comedy drama, starring Jim Carrey

Review

A tragicomedy about an entertainer longing to show his public a darker side? It sounds tailor-made for Jim Carrey and, sure enough, he’s terrific in the warped tale of a TV puppeteer who is having his strings cut, one by one.

Jeff, aka Mr Pickles, has been a TV institution for 30 years, a sort of one-man Sesame Street. Now he wants to do a show teaching kids about death – having suffered a bereavement of his own. His full circumstances emerge bit by bit in a first episode full of odd tangents and quirky moments, as when his son tells him to smarten up because, “You look like Rosa Parks’s bus driver.”

The first two episodes are directed by Michel Gondry, who made Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Carrey and Kate Winslet. It isn’t quite in that league, but it is winningly weird in a way fans of that film will enjoy.

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Released on
2018-11-29
Languages
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  • Summary

    American icon and children's television entertainer Jeff, aka Mr Pickles, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart. Comedy drama, starring Jim Carrey

    Review

    A tragicomedy about an entertainer longing to show his public a darker side? It sounds tailor-made for Jim Carrey and, sure enough, he’s terrific in the warped tale of a TV puppeteer who is having his strings cut, one by one.

    Jeff, aka Mr Pickles, has been a TV institution for 30 years, a sort of one-man Sesame Street. Now he wants to do a show teaching kids about death – having suffered a bereavement of his own. His full circumstances emerge bit by bit in a first episode full of odd tangents and quirky moments, as when his son tells him to smarten up because, “You look like Rosa Parks’s bus driver.”

    The first two episodes are directed by Michel Gondry, who made Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Carrey and Kate Winslet. It isn’t quite in that league, but it is winningly weird in a way fans of that film will enjoy.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2018-11-29
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour
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