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Canned Carrott was a comedy stand-up and sketch-show by Jasper Carrott. Two of the regular sketches were "Wiggy" and "The Detectives".

The first sketch, "Wiggy", followed the adventures of a man with a bad wig. It was a slapstick comedy in which the characters were silent except for the narrator. It was similar in style to Mr. Bean or The Benny Hill Show.

The second, and the more popular was "The Detectives", starring the police officers Briggs and Louis, who watched too many TV Police dramas, and unsuccessfully tried to emulate them. Such was the popularity of this sketch that it was transformed into its own television series, The Detectives.

Due to their involvement in both Canned Carrott and the contemporary The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis also got their own sketch show, called The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show, which ran for two series.

Series Cast

  1. Jasper Carrott

    Jasper Carrott

    12 Episodes

  2. Hugh Dennis

    Hugh Dennis

    12 Episodes

  3. Steve Punt

    Steve Punt

    12 Episodes

  4. Robert Powell

    Robert Powell

    12 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1991 | 6 Episodes

Season 2 of Canned Carrott premiered on November 21, 1991.

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Canned Carrott
Canned Carrott


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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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