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  • Ben Sorensen
    May 4, 2009
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      Did anyone watch the clips? Lil, I think you would love them.....
      Ben

      --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Lil Junas <povetzlil@...> wrote:


      From: Lil Junas <povetzlil@...>
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 7:15 PM








      Right on, Ben. Thanks for the clarification. I think the Slovak who told me
      about these characters did say it was a children's thing.
      Anyway, when I wear my T-shirt, I always get comments.
      Lil

      On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 6:40 PM, Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@yahoo. com> wrote:

      > Ahoj Helen... and others :-)
      > It isn't really the "country's comedians," but more like a Slovak version
      > of "Bugs Bunny" (with very different plots, outcomes, feel...) Matko and
      > Kubko are two bacovia, and their antics and escapades were the stuff that
      > Slovak childhood was made of. They were a mainstay of the "Vecernicek, " a
      > nightly children's programming that is carried on to this day.
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      > The "Matko a Kubko" DVD, with all 13 of their installments, is for sale on
      > stv.sk, under the Zlaty fond. It is considered classic Slovak programming,
      > and, if I may endorse this series, I find the "Matko a Kubko" series to be
      > more wholesome than most of what was being shown in America.
      > Here is a link to a bunch on YouTube:
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      > http://www.youtube com/results? search_type= &search_query= matko+a+kubko& aq=0&oq=Matko+
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      > Oh, on a side note- the voice of the series is none other than Jozef
      > Kroner, who also made the character Kubo (NO relation to the animated
      > baca!) famous in the film of the same name. It is also available on STV's
      > "Zlaty fond," and this Kubo is the one that Martin describes- the village
      > idiot, if you will. Both are brilliantly done, though I felt bad for Kubo-
      > the character is portrayed as obviously mentally retarded, and his
      > mistreatment is definitely sad- and almost condoned in the film.
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      > --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@...> wrote:
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      > From: Helen Fedor <hfed@...>
      > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
      > To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM
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      > I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today.
      > What's his "shtick"?
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      > What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional
      > and contemporary) ?
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      > >>> Lil Junas <povetzlil@gmail. com> 5/4/2009 2:35 PM >>>
      > I have a T-shirt showing Kubo and Matko dancing! Was told they were the
      > coun ry's comedians.
      > Lil
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      > On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com>
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      > > > I know that Kubo is one of the characters in the
      > > > traditional Christmas-time plays, but I don't understand
      > > > his role in this saying.
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      > > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb
      > > one.
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