Postman Pat is a pillar of both the CBeebies community and of the picturesque village of Greendale, where he has been poorly performing his role as postman for 35 excruciating years.
So the question, understandably, on every parents’ lips is — why? Why does everyone love him so much? Why does he continue to reap the adoration of the villagers and the praise of his superiors and WHY was he promoted to Head of Special Delivery Services when he is evidently the least competent postman of the entire north?
It’s been riling us up for decades, and it’s high time someone brought smug Pat down a peg or two. Allow us to say the things you’ve all been thinking…
1. He’s yet to deliver anything on time
He doesn’t seem fazed, and neither does anyone else.
2. He takes credit for other people’s ideas
Because he’s incapable of thinking his way out of the messes he finds himself in every. single. episode.
3. His helicopter is obnoxious
Surely it can’t be cost-effective? Or environmentally friendly?
4. And so is his quad bike
I mean, come on Pat, who do you think you are?
5. He makes the most spectacular mishaps
And it stopped being funny around 1987.
6. He can’t grasp the idea of a ‘special delivery’
There is nothing ‘special’ about delivering something late, broken, or different to what was ordered pal.
7. He regularly opens other peoples’ post
Everyone knows this is illegal.
8. He barges into peoples’ houses
And expects everyone to be happy to see him. (Inexplicably, they often are.)
9. He’s the village gossip
He could give the mums at the school gate a run for their money, that’s for sure.
10. And how do we even know that’s his cat?
We’ve always had our doubts.
11. He always has to be the centre of attention
It’s not all about you, Pat.
12. All the kids in the village look suspiciously like him
There’s a whole load of conspiracy theories about this one, but there’s definitely something dodgy going on there.