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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early episodes of the show (from 1979 to 1985) had Mat wearing a gray sweater as opposed to his much more iconic red one. This was due to the Communist government deeming the duo's shirt colors as a tasteless jab at tense Soviet-Chinese relations at the time. Also of note were the fact that Pat & Mat had no names yet, and the characters had (very limited) facial expression changes, something that would be phased out by 1989.
** The very first episode, ''Kuťáci'', does feature the unaltered shirt colors (which in turn got the censors involved in the first place), but has much more vibrant array of expressions for the characters, and depicts Pat and Mat without their beloved hats.



** Other episodes, such as ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6faIzXa9S0 Winegrowers]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPRgrjKcpNY Strawberries]]'', have Pat and Mat working in crop gardens, cultivating fruits, suggesting they may have this as a source of income.



* LaboriousLaziness: The episode with paving stones - if they just carried them in their hands (instead of playing [[RubeGoldbergDevice Rube Goldberg]]), the paving stones would have survived.

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* LaboriousLaziness: The episode with Pat and Mat seem to be prone to this. Often, a lot of their inventions are made to streamline the labor process of an overly specific task.
** In ''Paving Bricks'', the duo construct a conveyor belt to deliver
paving stones - if they just carried them in from the truck to their hands (instead of playing [[RubeGoldbergDevice Rube Goldberg]]), backyard, but it ends up damaging the paving stones would have survived.due to a lack of safe, drop-off.
** ''Painting the Windows'' (Natírají okna) has Pat and Mat build a similar conveyor belt that has various arms that paints, sands, and replaces glass on the windows. It ends similarly.
** ''Stairs'' has this as its focal point--the pair try to make moving books from one room to another quicker by using a rope and carriage, boards and skis, and [[RuleOfThree yet another conveyor belt]] (using a carpet, no less!). [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Unlike the previous attempts of using the conveyor system, however, this one actually succeeds.]]



** Averted with the episode ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5E2APLwK8c Playing Cards]]'', which features David Nykl portraying both Pat and Mat.



* ThePollyanna: Pat and Mat, natch. Very rarely do the duo get angry or sad, usually opting to keep on smiling [[{{Determinator}} while striving towards their goals]], no matter how unlikely their success is.



* SquashedFlat: In "Rocking Chair", Pat suffers this after Mat [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext is sent flying through the door after being flung out of a makeshift rocking chair, rebounds into some power lines, and crashes back in.]] Thankfully, Mat has a bike pump on him and revives Pat.

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* SquashedFlat: In "Rocking Chair", ''Rocking Chair'', Pat suffers this after Mat [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext is sent flying through the door after being flung out of a makeshift rocking chair, rebounds into some power lines, and crashes back in.]] Thankfully, Mat has a bike pump on him and revives Pat.

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* DietEpisode: The ''Slim Figure'' episode, in a rare self-motivated example. After the duo dine on a hefty lunch, they sit down stuffed, only to find some conveniently-placed fitness magazines on their coffee table. After a good look at their guts, they decide to cobble up their own gym equipment made of various household items, [[HilarityEnsues to rather mixed results.]] What ultimately dooms their plan is their secret midnight snacking, which negates all their [[SarcasmMode hard work]].


* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: Although notably changed in the Netherlands, where the show is [[SuddenlyVoiced dubbed over]].

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* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: Although notably changed in In all versions except the Netherlands, Netherlands and South Korean versions, where the show is characters are [[SuddenlyVoiced dubbed over]].dubbed]], to varying degrees of quality.


* {{Earworm}}: The series' musical score went [[MemeticMutation memetic]] in some countries, especially when complicated physical work is being done.


* AwesomeButImpractical: Many of the boys' contraptions qualify under this, such as a window-repairing conveyor belt, or a manual clothes dryer.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Many of the boys' contraptions qualify under this, such as a window-repairing conveyor belt, belt or a manual clothes dryer.large, hand-powered musical device.


* AwesomeButImpractical: Many of the boys' contraptions qualify under this, such as a window-repairing conveyor belt, or a manual clothes dryer.



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Many of the boys' contraptions qualify under this, such as a window-repairing conveyor belt, or a manual clothes dryer.


* CatchPhrase: In the Dutch dubbed version of the show, ''Buurman en Buurman'', the boys will often exclaim "A je to!"[[note]]"And it's done!"[[/note]] after accomplishing the day's task at hand or completing an integral step in it.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Pat & Mat lack any hair whatsoever, and do many awesome things.
* CatchPhrase: In the Dutch dubbed version of the show, ''Buurman en Buurman'', the boys will often exclaim "A je to!"[[note]]"And it's done!"[[/note]] after accomplishing the day's task at hand task, or completing an integral step in it.



** There is a very suble hint (very easy to miss) in Rocking chair. Mat arrives home and throws his briefcase onto the hook.

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** There is a very suble subtle hint (very easy to miss) in Rocking chair. ''Rocking Chair''; Mat arrives home and throws his briefcase onto the hook.hook.
* GeniusDitz: While the duo's ideas are often ill-conceived due to a lack of foresight and common sense, when the going gets tough it's shown they can indeed makes some pretty ingenious (if overly specific) inventions.


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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Many of the boys' contraptions qualify under this, such as a window-repairing conveyor belt, or a manual clothes dryer.

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* CatchPhrase: In the Dutch dubbed version of the show, ''Buurman en Buurman'', the boys will often exclaim "A je to!"[[note]]"And it's done!"[[/note]] after accomplishing the day's task at hand or completing an integral step in it.


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* SquashedFlat: In "Rocking Chair", Pat suffers this after Mat [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext is sent flying through the door after being flung out of a makeshift rocking chair, rebounds into some power lines, and crashes back in.]] Thankfully, Mat has a bike pump on him and revives Pat.


Find it on YouTube.

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Find it on YouTube.Website/YouTube.

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** There is a very suble hint (very easy to miss) in Rocking chair. Mat arrives home and throws his briefcase onto the hook.


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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Like catching a cap for a bottle, parking a car to a garage, or making strawberry preserves.


* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon

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* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoonMimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: Although notably changed in the Netherlands, where the show is [[SuddenlyVoiced dubbed over]].

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