I used to watch J.P. Patches every morning before being hustled out the door by my mom to go to school. It was the best part of the day - except for recess and lunch! I loved J.P. and Gertrude because they were silly and they brought laughter into our house.
J.P. Patches was the host of one of the longest running local children’s shows in television history. The J.P Patches Show was shown on KIRO-TV, a local television station in Seattle from 1958 to 1981. Julius Pierpont Patches was the Mayor of the City Dump.
My brothers and I were entertained by J.P. every weekday morning - and Saturdays - by skits, cartoons, and special guests.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the J.P. Patches show, a bronze statue of J.P. and Gertrude was unveiled at the corner of Fremont Avenue North and North 34th Street in the Fremont section of Seattle. The unveiling date was August 17, 2008.