''Pets'' was a British adult puppet sitcom created by Andrew Barclay and Brian West and originally broadcast on ChannelFour from 2001 to 2002. It was shown late at night on Channel 4, and developed a cult following of fans who asked for the show to be released on DVD on the official website. This eventually happened, and the series was for a time made available as a free podcast on iTunes. There was recently some controversy as the creators of ''Pets'' alleged that the Creator/{{BBC}}3 show ''Series/{{Mongrels}}'' had plagiarised ''Pets''.

The situation is similar to a flatshare comedy. The four pets, a red setter dog named Hamish, a bulldog named Trevor, a persian cat named Davina and a featherless parrot named JP, live together in a house. All the events take place within the house, but these events are often supernatural.
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Relevant tropes:
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the Halloween episode, JP has three masks. FrankensteinsMonster, {{Dracula}} and... TonyBlair.
* BigEater: Trevor eats large amounts of food every few minutes, mainly [[TrademarkFavoriteFood sandwiches]]. He justifies it with the fact that he has had tapeworms living in his stomach for decades.
* BigNo: Trevor does one of these when he realizes that he had drug-fuelled sex with JP the night before rather than Davina.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In most episodes, JP monologues to the audience talking about the theme of the episode, and Davina talks directly to the camera about receiving letters from her boyfriend Vince. However, these have both been suggested to be FourthWallPsych in other episodes. In Davina's case that her monologues are actually entries from her diary, and in JP's case he is just talking to nobody because he's, well, weird. It's also common for Hamish to give an AsideGlance and an AsideComment, and generally there is dialogue that is LeaningOnTheFourthWall, usually regarding the show's low budget and strange plots.
* BottleEpisode: More like Bottle Series. The flat is the only location in the entire series. Also includes a MinimalistCast.
* CatsAreMagic: Davina claims this. She frequently says she and all other cats possess psychic powers and advanced knowledge of the Black Arts. It's debatable how much of this is true, however, as one time she tries in vain to reverse an ancient Egyptian mummy curse.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Davina, very much so.
* CatsAreSuperior: Davina, again.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: JP
* ClusterFBomb: Swearing is the norm on this show, but Hamish manages to get one in after getting cut off from a phone call while he has been waiting on hold for days.

--> '''Hamish:''' The fucking line has gone dead and the fucking music has stopped! 93 FUCKING HOURS AND THE FUCKING LINE HAS GONE FUCKING DEAD!!!
* DogsAreDumb: Played with. Hamish and Trevor both do plenty of stupid things, but are fairly intelligent.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: The show has a female cat character and two male dog characters.
* FlatEarthAtheist: The Pets are aware of all the strange things that go on in their house, but whenever any of them suggests that they might be dealing with something supernatural the others dismiss it as nonsense, even though it usually turns out to be true.
* HumanPopsicle: Well, Dog Popsicle really. Hamish tries to freeze himself and wake up in the distant future using an ordinary fridge freezer. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't work.
* InhumanResources: Trevor says that the worst level of Hell is reserved for unrepentant serious sinners "and people who work in H.R departments".
* InterspeciesRomance: Implied with Trevor and Davina, although mostly it's Trevor sleazily propositioning Davina and her violently rejecting him. JP also has [[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited love]] for Davina. Not to mention the Pets have frequently ended up sleeping together under the influence of drink and/or drugs.
* KangarooCourt: The entire episode "Presumed Very Guilty". Hamish is accused of murdering Davina, and Trevor acts as a HangingJudge AND the prosecuter, where he outright makes things up. JP is an incompetent defence, a witness for the prosecution and is on the jury, where he finds Hamish guilty because Trevor bribed him. After Hamish is hung for the crime it is revealed that Davina wasn't dead after all.
* LargeHam: Hamish.
* MinimalistCast: The main four characters are the only character in the series that have ever been seen onscreen.
* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: Subverted in "Hostage" Davina thinks a list of Hamish's demands is going to be this trope. It turns out the list of groceries he gave them really is his list of demands. Played straight in "Reincarnation" when a grocery list is mistaken for Hamish's suicide note.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Trevor tries to dismiss Hamish having a bullet lodged in his brain as this.
* TheyKilledKenny!: The Pets have all died at some point and turn up alive in the next episode. Sometimes, they die and come back in some form in the same episode.
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