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''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''.

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''Pets'' was a British adult puppet sitcom created by Andrew Barclay and Brian West and originally broadcast on ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 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''.


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the Halloween episode, JP has three masks. FrankensteinsMonster, {{Dracula}} and... TonyBlair.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the Halloween episode, JP has three masks. FrankensteinsMonster, {{Dracula}} and... TonyBlair.UsefulNotes/TonyBlair.


* BigNo: Trevor does one of these when he realizes that he had drug-fuelled sex with JP the night before rather than Davina.

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* BigNo: Trevor does one of these when he realizes that he had drug-fuelled drug-fueled sex with JP the night before rather than Davina.






* MinimalistCast: The main four characters are the only character in the series that have ever been seen onscreen.

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* * MinimalistCast: The main four characters are the only character in the series that have ever been seen onscreen.



* 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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* TheyKilledKenny!: TheyKilledKennyAgain: 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.


''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 BBC3 show ''Series/{{Mongrels}}'' had plagiarised ''Pets''.

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''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 BBC3 Creator/{{BBC}}3 show ''Series/{{Mongrels}}'' had plagiarised ''Pets''.


* BigNo: Trevor does one of these when he realises that he had drug-fuelled sex with JP the night before rather than Davina.

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* BigNo: Trevor does one of these when he realises realizes that he had drug-fuelled sex with JP the night before rather than Davina.


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*BottleEpisode: More like Bottle Series. The flat is the only location in the entire series. Also includes a MinimalistCast.


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* MinimalistCast: The main four characters are the only character in the series that have ever been seen onscreen.


''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 BBC3 show ''Mongrels'' had plagiarised ''Pets''.

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''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 BBC3 show ''Mongrels'' ''Series/{{Mongrels}}'' had plagiarised ''Pets''.

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* InhumanResources: Trevor says that the worst level of Hell is reserved for unrepentant serious sinners "and people who work in H.R departments".


* 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!!!



* PrecisionFStrike: 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!!!


* 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.



* NoFourthWall: 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. Hamish also addresses the audience directly a few times, and there are LeaningOnTheFourthWall comments, usually regarding the show's low budget and strange plots.

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* NoFourthWall: 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. Hamish also addresses the audience directly a few times, and there are LeaningOnTheFourthWall comments, usually regarding the show's low budget and strange plots.LargeHam: Hamish.

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* 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.

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* 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.
* 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.


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* 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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* 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.


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* 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.
* PrecisionFStrike: 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!!!

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* 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.

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