Canned Carrott was a 30 minute pre-recorded slot given to comedy genius Jasper Carrott. It also starred Robert Powell, Steve Punt and
Hugh Dennis. The shows suture was 2 stand up routines with Jasper, Jasper's spoofs of then current TV commericials, A sketch with Punt & Dennis (Jasper guest starred in a couple of their sketches), Jasper's own weekly slapstick Benny Hill style sketch 'Wiggy', and his short sketch 'The Detectives' with Robert Powell. After Canned Carrott ended The Detectives returned to the screen in an expanded form as its own full length 30 minute sitcom (which ran for 5 whole series). As well as that, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis got their own spin off sketch show series 'The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show' which ran for 2 series.
Jasper discusses airports and vasectomies, a couple of actors desperately try to complete a scene, The Detectives get to grips with rhyming slang and Punt & Dennis visit the video rental shop plus Wiggy bakes a birthday cake.
Jasper discusses the youth of today and women's magazines, The Detectives are on the hunt for drug dealers, Punt & Dennis get to grips with fast food and Wiggy becomes a motoring organisation patrolman.
Jasper discusses the things people say and animals, The Detectives have a run in with the Masons, Punt & Dennis discuss the arts, otherwise known as "The Poncy Stuff" and Wiggy learns how to be the best man at a wedding.
Jasper discusses cars and home movies & films, we discover the hidden lives of Subbuteo players, The Detectives prepare for the impending arrival of The Pope, Punt & Dennis catch up on the cross channel ferry and Wiggy experiences the exciting life of the store detective.
Jasper discusses barbecues and holidays, we discover the shocking truth about architects, The Detectives catch up on some paperwork, Punt & Dennis explain why science isn't dull and Wiggy tries his hand at professional photography.
Jasper demonstrates how to make people laugh, reveals the secrets behind British Telecom and discusses the perils of getting older, The Detectives conduct an interrogation, Punt & Dennis reveal the secret world of air traffic controllers and Wiggy finds out how to be a perfect father.