Showtime’s Kidding episode 207 sees Jeff win a major prize.
After being accused of “killing magic” by his son Will (Cole Allen), Jeff “Pickles” Piccirillo (Jim Carrey) tries to distract himself by helping others in episode 7 of Joke. However, he constantly faces his mixed heritage as a host of children’s television shows.
This episode begins with the “Maestro Fermetta” (Dave Holstein) character vibrating toy – a delicious prize contained in Best-Os cereal. However, in this flashback sequence, it is used avidly by women who flock to the supermarket to buy it for their selfish desires.
Yes, that becomes an important feature of the episode. In the present tense, however, Deirdre “Didi” Perera (Catherine Keener) wonders where Jeff is. Will he be there to receive his own Lifetime Achievement Award? Seb (Frank Langella) and Maddy (Juliet Morris) are there (with Maddy’s ax), but Jeff is obviously absent. It doesn’t help that Didi is still mad at Seb for being a bad father (it turns out Seb isn’t responding to him for some medical reason).
Just kidding: What is Jeff doing?
Somewhat inexplicably, the series switches to two characters, Ray (Michael Fairman) and Wally (Ramon Hilario), arguing in a bar with Jeff as the bartender. It turns out that Jeff helps out at a dementia treatment facility that recreates the 1950s and 1960s. We also meet Louise (Annette O’Toole) who thinks she is waiting at a bus stop, thanks to the fancy of her. ‘engineering. Staff member Cornell (Tyler the Creator) speaks of “compassionate deception,” explaining that reality is the disease and fantasy is the pill.
In many ways, this fits with how Joke presents the world. Jeff engages in some fantastic thought for a living and the main characters seem to be lost without it. At the same time, the series suggests that people may stray too far, possibly to the point of never coming back. These nostalgia-based dementia treatment the scenes carry both literal and metaphorical meanings and really play into how the characters have developed so far.
Joke: Didi’s unique urgency
During the awards ceremony, Didi’s phone goes off after the chaplain (Frank Birney) mentions the death of Ginoo Pickles (Glenn Thomas Cruz). After that, she goes to the toilet and uses the Maestro Fermetta toy. Unfortunately, this ends up getting stuck in the process, which means she has to call Jill (Judy Greer) to help her dislodge the object. Before he falls, Didi misses his own acceptance speech and Jill accuses him of being the architect of his own disaster.
Meanwhile (and elsewhere), Maddy encourages Seb to talk to Louise, who he says looks like his first wife. The two hit it off, although she apparently suffered from dementia. Louise later tells Jeff that failure shouldn’t follow you if you “get on the bus.”
This Joke The episode also suggests that Seb will suffer from dementia from his stroke, with his doctor (Ramiz Monsef) referring to his blood tests as a “complicated story of love and loss”. Brilliantly sighted, Jeff shows up for his lifetime award speech
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