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Classic Minnesota children's shows

Horror Incorporated

Kids grew up watching Casey Jones, Axel, Clancy and Willie, and Grandpa Ken on Minnesota television.  Eventually kids become teenagers and their interests change a bit.    For  me, there were monster movies.    The showcase for classic (and not so classic) horror movies was Horror Incorporated, on KSTP, channel 5.   The program was […]

J.P. Patches Peanut Butter

Chris Wedes played J.P. Patches on Channel 11 until 1958 when he moved to Seattle, WA.   J.P. Patches became a hit show throughout the Northwest, running until 1981.    Over the years, J.P. Patches promoted many products including Adams Peanut Butter.    This rare jar featured J.P. on the label and probably dates to the early 1960’s. […]

Commander Saturn Unmasked!

Commander Saturn appeared briefly on televisions in the spring and summer of 1955.   The show ran weekday afternoons on KSTP-TV, Channel 5, and was off the air by fall.    Commander Saturn was played by Lan Singer, and few details were known about him. David Singer, Lan’s son, recently contacted me and provided some further information […]

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