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Oaths & Pledges - Government

"Neither snow, nor rain..." - The postal pledge dates back to Herodotus (484-425 B.C.) who said: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat nor gloom of night stays these Couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

John Ratzenberger as Cliff Claven - CHEERS

The Postal Carrier oath was often mentioned by Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger), the verbose Boston postal carrier from the sitcom CHEERS/NBC/1982-93 who devoted his life's work to upholding the principles of the oath in between sipping beers at Cheers, his favorite tavern hangout.

Other Postmen seen on TV, Ads, and Comics
Postman for the ADDAMS FAMILY Postman Pat - BBC
Lovable Truly the Alpha-Bits Mascot The Addams Family Postman Pat the Postman - A BBC character
Mr. McFeely the Postman - MR ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD Newman the Postal Worker - SEINFELD
Mr. McFeely from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Newman, the evil postal worker on Seinfeld Reba the Mail Lady on Pee Wee's Playhouse
Chic Young's Postman from the BLONDIE COMICS
Postman from the Blondie Comics

TRIVIA NOTE: On the sitcom THE ROYAL FAMILY/CBS/1991-92 retired mailman Alfonso "Al" Royal (Redd Foxx) had his own motto for cold days: "Be it rain, sleet or snow, the people on my route can wait another day for their mail 'cause I'm freezing my stamps off."

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