J.P. Patches Parodies Comedian Flip Wilson

Before the invention of the internet, before “memes” and the latest trends going “viral”, the equivalent would be people repeating popular comedians’ jokes and catchphrases. While the J.P. Patches Show was notorious for being unscripted and relying on their amazing improvisational skills, Chris was not above referencing popular culture on the show. In a scripted…

The 60th Anniversary of the J.P. Patches Show

On Monday, Feb. 10th, 1958 at 10 o’clock, The J.P. Patches Show went on the air on KIRO-TV as the station’s first live broadcast. It ran for 23 years; twice a day for 13 years (plus Saturdays), 8 years mornings only, 2 years Saturday morning only. When it left the air in 1981, it was…

The Second Meanest Man in the World – New Book by Bryan Johnston

Boris S. Wort finally gets his due (As well as pretty much every other character Bob Newman played on the J.P. Patches show) Somebody finally got around to writing a book that features Boris S. Wort, Gertrude, Ketchikan, Leroy Frump, Ggoorrsstt, Dingbatman, the Swami, Paddy Wagon, Miss Smith, Charlie Can Do, Zenobia (gasp), and Sturdly…

Happy Birthday, Chris Wedes!

We had some fun all around Seattle celebrating J.P. Patches’s (The Clown’s) birthday on April 1st this year. There were events at two Top Pot Doughnuts locations sponsored by PEMCO and a gathering of Patches Pals at the Late for the Interurban statue in Fremont. But let’s not forget that April 3rd is the birthday…

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,…

Happy Birthday, Robert Newman!

Robert Newman turns 84 years young today! Thanks for all the years of entertainment you provided for our impressionable young minds! Have some cake! And as a reminder of just how talented he is (just ask him, he’ll tell you!), click here to take a stroll through all of the characters he played on The…

Merry Christmas, Patches Pals!

I hope all you Patches Pals, Gertrude’s Gang and even Boris Buddies had a magical Christmas and that everyone got a J.P. Patches Ornament to hang on their trees! Watch for some exciting things happening on this website in the next few months, including more historical content added and even some BRAND NEW products from…

J.P. Saves Christmas!

It was 1960, the year we almost didn’t celebrate Christmas, but our hero travels to the North Pole to remind Santa Claus what Christmas is all about. This clip is included on the J.P. Patches Memories DVD, but it originally aired on the J.P. Patches Show Christmas Special in 1960, the first year they had…