...is the UK's first puppet-sitcom for adults, originally produced as 26 episodes
for Channel 4, and subsequently sold world-wide.
"...the superior PETS followed a collection of animals around their semi-derelict
council flat. The show revelled in violent surrealism (exorcisms, urine-drinking,
entering Stars In Their Eyes) but the novelty was trumped by consistently superb
writing." (Justin Quirk, May 2008)
Since 2007, the original series has appeared online, thanks to the efforts of a serious
core of die-hard fans.
This has led to an astonishing 2,000,000 downloads in the
last eighteen months!
You can watch a couple of complete episodes - plus an Italian
pop video in which the puppets appeared! - by clicking here.
The show follows the every-day lives of four, foul-mouthed animals trapped in the
house-share from hell, and features two barking mad dogs, a drug-crazed cat and a
featherless parrot (who thinks he is Captain Picard, from Star Trek...). And who
lost all his feathers in a card game...
Over the course of two series and twenty-six episodes, the pets undertake a series
of bizarre adventures - from discovering a parallel universe in the airing cupboard,
through falling under the Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, and on to revealing finally
the true identity of Jack The Ripper...
The show has been reviewed in The Guardian:
A spin-off production, Petshow, has gone to a third series on MTV Italy