It was a film called “The Tinkers” (1976) where the characters Pat and Mat appeared for the first time.
For the series “.And that’s it!” the film stars dressed up into T-shirts and got a beret and a bobble hat. While creating these heroes, the authors had in mind especially entertainment for adults, however, today Pat and Mat are entertaining all generations of spectators.
The handymen got their names Pat and Mat in 1989. In this time Mat was also allowed to wear his red T-shirt again.
It is the manual ineptitude that creates the main inspiration for the stories. But important is not only the fun, but also the optimistic approach to life, that these heroes personalise. Although it seams that everything is lost, they never give up hope and are eventually always satisfied with their solution.