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Category: WTCN

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. […]

The Night Before Christmas special

This is an advertisement for a special program that aired on December 14, 1968.   Dave Lee, along with Casey and Roundhouse, hosted a showing of The Night Before Christmas.    The program is described as a  “cartoon strip.”   It’s not clear exactly what was.   According to the listings in TV Digest for this day. the program […]

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