J.P. Patches Fanatic!

by Sneakers
(Seattle, WA)

Bronze Statue of J.P. Patches & Gertrude

Bronze Statue of J.P. Patches & Gertrude

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.

Watch, remember, & enjoy!

Comments for J.P. Patches Fanatic!

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
ONCE, BEFORE YOU KIDS WERE BORN, THERE WERE JP AND GERTRUDE. AND ALL WAS WELL.
by: Anonymous

Best television ever. I will always be a Patches Pal.

Thanks so much for so many fond childhood memories. Granted, you did cause me to be late for school pretty much continually as I stood watching your show instead of getting ready, but what the hell.

Thank you!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
love j.p.
by: Anonymous

I grew up with this show and loved every minute of it. The memories I have of my grandpa and me laying on the floor glued to the TV, these will always be priceless. Thanks J.P. for so much love.

Rating
starstarstarstar
Blast from the Past.
by: Anonymous

I had completely forgot about JP Patches until I read this favorite clown article. Thank you for bringing to mind some of my favorite childhood memorys.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Favorite Clown.