HAPPY BIRTHDAY, J.P.!

Friday, April 1st is Julius Pierpont Patches‘ birthday! No foolin’! You can join other Patches Pals in celebrating the love and laughter at three different locations throughout the city. Top Pot Doughnuts, along with PEMCO Insurance, will be hosting a celebration at both their flagship café at 2124 5th Ave in downtown Seattle and at…

58th Anniversary of the First J.P. Patches Show

On Monday, February 10th, 1958 at 10 o’clock in the morning, The J.P. Patches Show went on the air on KIRO-TV as their first live broadcast. Today marks the 58th anniversary of that first show which continued to run for 23 years and at one time had an viewership of over 100,000. When it left…

J.P. Rocks!

Most Patches Pals would agree that J.P. rocks, but I’ll bet most of you don’t know about The Clown’s connections to Rock ‘N Roll and how he had a strong influence on local musicians. Let’s go back to the beginning, where, in his early radio days in Minneapolis, Chris Wedes got to interview a young,…

The J.P. Patches and Stan Boreson Holiday Special

On Christmas day, the Seattle Channel will be re-showing The J.P. Patches and Stan Boreson Holiday Special a total of four times throughout the day! If you live in Seattle, you can watch it by tuning in to cable channel 21 on Friday, December 25th at 12:00 am, 4:30 am, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm….

Last Night at the City Dump

Today marks the fourth anniversary of KCTS 9’s Special J.P. Patches: Last Night at the City Dump which marked J.P.’s farewell TV performance and the last time Chris would put on the make-up. Pat Cashman hosted the two-hour special, featuring archival material and an in-person appearance from Julius Pierpont Patches himself. It is also the…