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Category: Joe the Cook

Vote for Joe the Cook!

Given that we will be voting for President in a few days, I thought it would be fund to revisit this picture.   I’m pretty sure it dates to 1956, which had Dwight Eisenhower running for a second term against Adlai Stevenson.   The folks at channel 11 felt that Joe the Cook would make a good […]

Chris Wedes – Joe the Cook and J.P. Patches has died.

Broadcasting legend Chris Wedes has passed away at the age of 84.   Twin Cities television viewers best remember him as Joe the Cook on the Lunch with Casey show during the early years of the program.   He took over the character of J.P. Patches on WTCN and moved to Seattle where J.P Patches entertained children […]

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