Pat & Mat (1976) DVD 1/6
DVD5 | Silent | 3.7GB + 3% recovery record
Genre: Animation | Short | Family
IMDB rating: 8.9*
Bumbling handymen Pat and Mat get into more mischief in this collection of episodes from the long-running, much-loved series. Constantly finding themselves in problematic situations, usually due to their own misuse of their handyman gadgets, Pat and Mat never give up and always find an ingenious solution to save the day. A children's classic!
The show features the two characters facing mostly a self-made problem, trying to solve it using any possible and impossible tools and constructing gadgets, which leads to more problems. Yet, eventually, the two manage to get a working result with a mostly surprising solution.
According to the authors, it is the manual ineptitude that inspires the stories. The humour is not the only feature of the show, but also the optimistic approach to life. The two characters always get into problematic situations but they never give up, until they solve the problem in imaginative ways.
The show is also memorable for its soundtrack, composed by Petr Skoumal, of which the main parts consist of the theme song and a harmonica tune.