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  • Helen Fedor
    I ve never heard of Matko before, so I ve learned something new today. What s his shtick ? What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both
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      I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today. What's his "shtick"?

      What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional and contemporary)?

      H



      >>> Lil Junas <povetzlil@...> 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

      On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@...> wrote:

      > > 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.
      >
      > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb
      > one.
      >
      >
      > Martin
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
      >


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      "To be nobody but myself."
      www.ljunas.com


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    • Ben Sorensen
      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,
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        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.
         
        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:
        http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=matko+a+kubko&aq=0&oq=Matko+
         
        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.
         
         


        --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@...> wrote:


        From: Helen Fedor <hfed@...>
        Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
        To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM








        I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today. What's his "shtick"?

        What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional and contemporary) ?

        H

        >>> 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

        On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com> wrote:

        > > 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.
        >
        > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb
        > one.
        >
        >
        > Martin
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------ --------- --------- ------
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
        >

        --
        "To be nobody but myself."
        www.ljunas.com

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      • Lil Junas
        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
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          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@...> 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.
          >
          > 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:
          >
          > http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=matko+a+kubko&aq=0&oq=Matko+
          >
          > 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.
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > 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"?
          >
          > What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional
          > and contemporary) ?
          >
          > H
          >
          > >>> 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
          >
          > On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com>
          > wrote:
          >
          > > > 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.
          > >
          > > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb
          > > one.
          > >
          > >
          > > Martin
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > ------------ --------- --------- ------
          > >
          > > Yahoo! Groups Links
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          >
          > --
          > "To be nobody but myself."
          > www.ljunas.com
          >
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          >
          >
          >
          > ------------------------------------
          >
          > Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
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          >


          --
          "To be nobody but myself."
          www.ljunas.com


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        • Ben Sorensen
          Did anyone watch the clips? Lil, I think you would love them..... Ben ... From: Lil Junas Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
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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.
            >
            > 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:
            >
            > http://www.youtube com/results? search_type= &search_query= matko+a+kubko& aq=0&oq=Matko+
            >
            > 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.
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > From: Helen Fedor <hfed@...>
            > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
            > To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com
            > Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today.
            > What's his "shtick"?
            >
            > What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional
            > and contemporary) ?
            >
            > H
            >
            > >>> 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
            >
            > On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com>
            > wrote:
            >
            > > > 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.
            > >
            > > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb
            > > one.
            > >
            > >
            > > Martin
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > ------------ --------- --------- ------
            > >
            > > Yahoo! Groups Links
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            >
            > --
            > "To be nobody but myself."
            > www.ljunas.com
            >
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            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
            >
            >
            > ------------ --------- --------- ------
            >
            > Yahoo! Groups Links
            >
            >
            >
            >

            --
            "To be nobody but myself."
            www.ljunas.com

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          • Lil Junas
            I m having trouble accessing the clips. Will keep trying cuz I d like to see some of these videos. Lil ... -- To be nobody but myself. www.ljunas.com
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              I'm having trouble accessing the clips. Will keep trying cuz I'd like to see
              some of these videos.
              Lil

              On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@...> wrote:

              > 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.
              > >
              > > 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:
              > >
              > > http://www.youtube com/results? search_type= &search_query=
              > matko+a+kubko& aq=0&oq=Matko+
              > >
              > > 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.
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@...> wrote:
              > >
              > >
              > > From: Helen Fedor <hfed@...>
              > > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
              > > To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com
              > > Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today.
              > > What's his "shtick"?
              > >
              > > What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional
              > > and contemporary) ?
              > >
              > > H
              > >
              > > >>> 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
              > >
              > > On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com>
              > > wrote:
              > >
              > > > > 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.
              > > >
              > > > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a
              > dumb
              > > > one.
              > > >
              > > >
              > > > Martin
              > > >
              > > >
              > > >
              > > >
              > > > ------------ --------- --------- ------
              > > >
              > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
              > > >
              > > >
              > > >
              > > >
              > >
              > > --
              > > "To be nobody but myself."
              > > www.ljunas.com
              > >
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              > > ------------ --------- --------- ------
              > >
              > > Yahoo! Groups Links
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              >
              > --
              > "To be nobody but myself."
              > www.ljunas.com
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              www.ljunas.com


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            • Ben Sorensen
              Hey Lil, Now, they are completely in Slovak, but still cute.  Try going to YouTube and search Matko Kubko. I am sure it will bring full-length cartoons. :-)
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                Hey Lil,
                Now, they are completely in Slovak, but still cute.  Try going to YouTube and search Matko Kubko. I am sure it will bring full-length cartoons. :-)
                Vela stastia!
                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, 8:33 PM








                I'm having trouble accessing the clips. Will keep trying cuz I'd like to see
                some of these videos.
                Lil

                On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@yahoo. com> wrote:

                > Did anyone watch the clips? Lil, I think you would love them.....
                > Ben
                >
                > --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Lil Junas <povetzlil@gmail. com> wrote:
                >
                >
                > From: Lil Junas <povetzlil@gmail. com>
                > 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.
                > >
                > > 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:
                > >
                > > http://www.youtube com/results? search_type= &search_query=
                > matko+a+kubko& aq=0&oq=Matko+
                > >
                > > 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.
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@...> wrote:
                > >
                > >
                > > From: Helen Fedor <hfed@...>
                > > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
                > > To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com
                > > Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today.
                > > What's his "shtick"?
                > >
                > > What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional
                > > and contemporary) ?
                > >
                > > H
                > >
                > > >>> 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
                > >
                > > On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com>
                > > wrote:
                > >
                > > > > 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.
                > > >
                > > > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a
                > dumb
                > > > one.
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > Martin
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > ------------ --------- --------- ------
                > > >
                > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > >
                > > --
                > > "To be nobody but myself."
                > > www.ljunas.com
                > >
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                > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                > >
                > >
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                > >
                >
                > --
                > "To be nobody but myself."
                > www.ljunas.com
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              • Dorothy L Fitts
                Ahoj Ben, You are so right! I went to the you tube site. It is great even if I don t understand what they are saying! Dorothy From:
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                  Ahoj Ben,



                  You are so right! I went to the you tube site. It is great even if I don't
                  understand what they are saying!

                  Dorothy



                  From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On
                  Behalf Of Ben Sorensen
                  Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 6:40 PM
                  To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying








                  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.

                  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:
                  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=
                  <http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=matko+a+kubko&aq=0
                  &oq=Matko+> &search_query=matko+a+kubko&aq=0&oq=Matko+

                  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.



                  --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@... <mailto:hfed%40loc.gov> >
                  wrote:

                  From: Helen Fedor <hfed@... <mailto:hfed%40loc.gov> >
                  Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
                  To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Slovak-World%40yahoogroups.com>
                  Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM

                  I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today.
                  What's his "shtick"?

                  What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional
                  and contemporary) ?

                  H

                  >>> 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

                  On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com> wrote:

                  > > 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.
                  >
                  > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb
                  > one.
                  >
                  >
                  > Martin
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ------------ --------- --------- ------
                  >
                  > Yahoo! Groups Links
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >

                  --
                  "To be nobody but myself."
                  www.ljunas.com

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                • Ben Sorensen
                  Hey Dorothy, There were many of these- Pa a Pi (Pa and Pi), two cats who would travel the universe- and land on earth to learn about animals, gave Slovak
                  Message 8 of 15 , May 4, 2009
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                    Hey Dorothy,
                    There were many of these- Pa a Pi (Pa and Pi), two cats who would travel the universe- and land on earth to learn about animals, gave Slovak children great natural science lessons.  Macko Usko, a teddy bear with a deformed ear, taught children about social norms and politeness.  One of my favorites (available on 3 DVD's on STV Zlaty fond) is Bambulka, a little girl sent to Bratislava (I think... they never outright say it, but the beginning credits and the city looks like Bratislava) from the mythical place Bambulkovo- where children are allowed to run free without discipline or manners- to learn how to be good, swim, and basic social niceties.  These were all popular serials, and still are! Niki, in fact, is telling me that he wants to watch this "hned teraz" before he goes to bed. :-)
                     
                    All of these, with Pa a Pi having the fewest shows, are on YouTube. Just type them in search, and you will LOVE them!
                    Ben

                    --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Dorothy L Fitts <dfitts22@...> wrote:


                    From: Dorothy L Fitts <dfitts22@...>
                    Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
                    To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                    Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 9:24 PM








                    Ahoj Ben,

                    You are so right! I went to the you tube site. It is great even if I don't
                    understand what they are saying!

                    Dorothy

                    From: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com] On
                    Behalf Of Ben Sorensen
                    Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 6:40 PM
                    To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com
                    Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying

                    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.

                    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:
                    http://www.youtube com/results? search_type=
                    <http://www.youtube com/results? search_type= &search_query= matko+a+kubko& aq=0
                    &oq=Matko+> &search_query= matko+a+kubko& aq=0&oq=Matko+

                    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.



                    --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@... <mailto:hfed% 40loc.gov> >
                    wrote:

                    From: Helen Fedor <hfed@... <mailto:hfed% 40loc.gov> >
                    Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
                    To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:Slovak- World%40yahoogro ups.com>
                    Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM

                    I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today.
                    What's his "shtick"?

                    What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional
                    and contemporary) ?

                    H

                    >>> 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

                    On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com> wrote:

                    > > 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.
                    >
                    > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb
                    > one.
                    >
                    >
                    > Martin
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ------------ --------- --------- ------
                    >
                    > Yahoo! Groups Links
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >

                    --
                    "To be nobody but myself."
                    www.ljunas.com

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                  • Ben Sorensen
                    Hey all who are watching Slovak children s programming-   I just wanted to fix something that I said last night- Pa a Pi is now on YouTube- about a week ago
                    Message 9 of 15 , May 5, 2009
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                      Hey all who are watching Slovak children's programming-
                       
                      I just wanted to fix something that I said last night- Pa a Pi is now on YouTube- about a week ago there were only 2 or 3 posts, and last night, Niki was up late watching them. :-) I learned some things about swans and frogs that I didn't know... :-) 
                       
                      norano9 posted them, so you can search for Pa a Pi from that subscriber.  The theme, just for interest, is sung by Marika Gombitova- a great singer know for her haunting yet piercing voice.  She also co-starred in "Neberte nam princeznu (Don't Take Our Princess!)" with Miro Zbirka.  After a tragic accident that has left her in a wheelchair, she has all but disappeared from the public eye.
                      Ben

                      --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Dorothy L Fitts <dfitts22@...> wrote:


                      From: Dorothy L Fitts <dfitts22@...>
                      Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
                      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 9:24 PM








                      Ahoj Ben,

                      You are so right! I went to the you tube site. It is great even if I don't
                      understand what they are saying!

                      Dorothy

                      From: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com] On
                      Behalf Of Ben Sorensen
                      Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 6:40 PM
                      To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying

                      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.

                      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:
                      http://www.youtube com/results? search_type=
                      <http://www.youtube com/results? search_type= &search_query= matko+a+kubko& aq=0
                      &oq=Matko+> &search_query= matko+a+kubko& aq=0&oq=Matko+

                      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.



                      --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@... <mailto:hfed% 40loc.gov> >
                      wrote:

                      From: Helen Fedor <hfed@... <mailto:hfed% 40loc.gov> >
                      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
                      To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:Slovak- World%40yahoogro ups.com>
                      Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM

                      I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today.
                      What's his "shtick"?

                      What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional
                      and contemporary) ?

                      H

                      >>> 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

                      On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com> wrote:

                      > > 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.
                      >
                      > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb
                      > one.
                      >
                      >
                      > Martin
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > ------------ --------- --------- ------
                      >
                      > Yahoo! Groups Links
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >

                      --
                      "To be nobody but myself."
                      www.ljunas.com

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                    • LongJohn Wayne
                      Good music, too. Sort of like Maybery SK. ... From: Ben Sorensen Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying To:
                      Message 10 of 15 , May 6, 2009
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                        Good music, too.

                        Sort of like Maybery SK.

                        --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@...> wrote:

                        From: Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@...>
                        Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying
                        To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
                        Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 6:40 PM

















                        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.

                         

                        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:

                        http://www.youtube com/results? search_type= &search_query= matko+a+kubko& aq=0&oq=Matko+

                         

                        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.

                         

                         



                        --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@...> wrote:



                        From: Helen Fedor <hfed@...>

                        Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying

                        To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com

                        Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM



                        I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today. What's his "shtick"?



                        What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional and contemporary) ?



                        H



                        >>> 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



                        On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com> wrote:



                        > > 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.

                        >

                        > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb

                        > one.

                        >

                        >

                        > Martin

                        >

                        >

                        >

                        >

                        > ------------ --------- --------- ------

                        >

                        > Yahoo! Groups Links

                        >

                        >

                        >

                        >



                        --

                        "To be nobody but myself."

                        www.ljunas.com



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                      • LongJohn Wayne
                        Tshirt? Where pray tell did you get that? ... From: Lil Junas Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying To:
                        Message 11 of 15 , May 11, 2009
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                          Tshirt?

                          Where pray tell did you get that?

                          --- 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.

                          >

                          > 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:

                          >

                          > http://www.youtube com/results? search_type= &search_query= matko+a+kubko& aq=0&oq=Matko+

                          >

                          > 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.

                          >

                          >

                          >

                          >

                          > --- On Mon, 5/4/09, Helen Fedor <hfed@...> wrote:

                          >

                          >

                          > From: Helen Fedor <hfed@...>

                          > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Another saying

                          > To: Slovak-World@ yahoogroups. com

                          > Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM

                          >

                          >

                          >

                          >

                          >

                          >

                          >

                          >

                          > I've never heard of Matko before, so I've learned something new today.

                          > What's his "shtick"?

                          >

                          > What other stock characters are there in Slovak culture (both traditional

                          > and contemporary) ?

                          >

                          > H

                          >

                          > >>> 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

                          >

                          > On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Martin Votruba <votrubam@yahoo. com>

                          > wrote:

                          >

                          > > > 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.

                          > >

                          > > The same as in those plays, folk tales, etc.: "Johnnie," sometimes a dumb

                          > > one.

                          > >

                          > >

                          > > Martin

                          > >

                          > >

                          > >

                          > >

                          > > ------------ --------- --------- ------

                          > >

                          > > Yahoo! Groups Links

                          > >

                          > >

                          > >

                          > >

                          >

                          > --

                          > "To be nobody but myself."

                          > www.ljunas.com

                          >

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                          > ------------ --------- --------- ------

                          >

                          > Yahoo! Groups Links

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                          --

                          "To be nobody but myself."

                          www.ljunas.com



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