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YMMV / Postman Pat

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  • 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.
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  • Heartwarming Moments: Aside from the theme tune, there are a few songs used in the episodes themselves, such as Looking at Life.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The episode "Pat's Rainy Day" has Pat joke about swapping his van for a helicopter. He later uses a helicopter in Special Delivery Service.
  • Idiot Plot: The Special Delivery Service series has an alarming number of episodes fueled by this. A few examples:
    • Pat knows that the bats he's delivering will be easily awoken by noises. After hearing a loud noise, he opens their cage to check on them, allowing them to promptly escape.
    • Dorothy Thompson sells eggs from her stand that she haven't seen before, are clearly different from the other eggs, and are clearly marked with a big warning label.
    • Unable to fit a long projector screen in his van (after trying only once, not even placing it diagonally), Pat leaves the rear door open and is surprised when the movie reel has fallen out.
    • Pat and Ben goof around with precious and fragile equipment on a forklift in the mail centre. They are surprised when it is damaged and needs repair.
    • Pat and Arthur park a large round item on the top of a hill, virtually guaranteeing that it will roll down.
  • 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!"
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    • 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.
    • For some reason, Pat, especially his flying detached head, got a memetic status in Russian YouTube Poop as a bringer of doom: if his head ever appears onscreen to his Theme Tune, there will be a massive explosion. Or not, and it will be lampshaded.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Most people who watched the original as children (or even as parents) are horrified by Special Delivery Service, with the helicopters, the train, and the absence of 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.
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  • 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.

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