Does anybody remember Fireman Frank? He had Carl the Carrot as a "side kick"/prop. At the start of each week Carl's top was stiff and perky, but as the week progressed Carl, and his top, sagged noticeably. Carl wore sunglasses and had a speech impediment. One time Carl was carrot-napped. A distraught Fireman Frank received a ransome note demanding some large amount of money which was to be put in a certain parking meter. I guess Fireman Frank complied because Carl returned.