Behind the scenes of Riki Lindhome’s one-shot long-take scene from Showtime’s “Kidding”

Showtime’s Kidding is a great series, a wonderful blend of comedy, innocence and pathos, as well as a perfect vehicle for Jim Carrey’s return to television.

There’s a scene in episode three of the first season that’s especially fascinating to watch.

It shows Riki Lindhome’s character watching Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time (Carrey’s childrens’ TV show) over the years, a montage illustrating how she grew up and out of depression because of him and his show. It’s also all done in one shot. A long take. No edits!

How’d they do that? Here’s exactly how. Watch side-by-side: On the left, all of the moving parts without the TV musical score, so you can hear the stage direction and cues and watch the magic happen; on the right, what we saw on TV. Roll the clip!

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

View all posts by Sean L. McCarthy →