* AccidentalNightmareFuel: A common complaint about TheMovie is the evil Pat and Jess robots are too scary for toddlers, Postman Pat's target audience.
* EarWorm: The {{theme tune}} will not leave you.
* MemeticMutation: ''Postman Pat's Banging Day Out''. A crude overdub video with gratuitous swearing, mild violence, and moderate sex references. Probably one of the earliest forms of YouTubePoop to hit the Internet.
** "He who leads shalt learn!"
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Most people who watched the original as children (or even as parents) are horrified by ''Special Delivery Service''. HELICOPTERS?! AND A TRAIN?! AND ''[[ThatCameOutWrong ETHNIC PEOPLE]]''?! AND WHERE THE '''HELL''' ARE GRANNY DRYDEN AND MISS HUBBARD?!
** Averted with the 1996 episodes, which made people very neutral or just glad.
* UnfortunateImplications: Peter Fogg, George Lancaster (the other farmer) and Miss Hubbard get ChuckCunninghamSyndrome in the new series. The cast does however get a boom in family members and children. All three characters were single and happy living alone.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Jess is a tomcat.
** Jess is not just a girl's name.
* TheWoobie: Katie's doll, Sara Ann. Katie loses her in the pilot, and it's up to Pat to find her.