YMMV / Postman Pat

  • Accidental Nightmare Fuel: A common complaint about The Movie is the evil Pat and Jess robots are too scary for toddlers, Postman Pat's target audience.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Memetic Mutation: 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 YouTube Poop to hit the Internet.
    • "He who leads shalt learn!"
    • It seems that Postman Pat's Banging Day Out has inspired a cottage industry whose sole purpose is editing and overdubbing episodes of Postman Pat to insert profanity and risque references.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Most people who watched the original as children (or even as parents) are horrified by Special Delivery Service. HELICOPTERS?! AND A TRAIN?! AND 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.
    • And then there's the movie, which had parents wound up because of the evil Pat and Jess robots.
  • Toy Ship: Pat's son Julian and his friend Meera.
  • Uncanny Valley This counts if you're not a big fan of stop-motion, particularly for season 1. You might even get caught off-guard by the close-up shot of Postman Pat's face at the beginning of the original intro, which seems to come at you pretty suddenly.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Jess is a tomcat.
  • The Woobie: Katie's doll, Sara Ann. Katie loses her in the pilot, and it's up to Pat to find her.