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The theory that Postman Pat is the original Pat Mustard is gaining traction on Twitter

He’s a very careful man.


ON THE SURFACE, the characters of Pat Mustard and Postman Pat have little in common.

Sure, they deliver necessary goods on a daily basis in fictional worlds but that should be where the comparison ends.

But Irish Twitter user @AnDuinnineach has stumbled upon a massive similarity that has passed us all by:

The case of the mysterious red-haired babies in Postman Pat

postman Source: @AnDuinnineach Twitter

I think that you would need proof if you were going to make that sort of an accusation.

Well, he has loads of it.

The photographic evidence is damning – here, Pat with his distinctive red locks

postman2 Source: @AnDuinnineach Twitter

And the schoolchildren of Greendale

postman3 Source: @AnDuinnineach Twitter

All of whom share that exact same red hair

postman4 Source: AnDuinnineach Twitter

Good man Pat


No other main character in the show has that hair – LOOK at Jeff Pringle and his son Charlie

postman6 Source: AnDuinnineach Twitter

Could it be a coincidence that all the children happen to have no red-haired parents? Hardly.

The question was posed to Father Ted creator Graham Linehan… was Postman Pat the inspiration for Mustard?

Tweet by @Graham Linehan Source: Graham Linehan/Twitter

No, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been up to the same shenanigans around town

Tweet by @Telor Gwyn Source: Telor Gwyn/Twitter

And it’s gone viral this weekend

Tweet by @Ian Palmer Source: Ian Palmer/Twitter

We’ll need to change the theme tune

Tweet by @Ross Bone Source: Ross Bone/Twitter

Stellar investigative work by @AnDuinnineach.

And now to ride Mrs O’Reilly.

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