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 […]

Shock Theater debuts February 1958

Most of us fondly remember Horror Incorporated on Channel 5, which started in 1969.   However, the classic monster movies first appeared in the Twin Cities back in 1958.   Shock Theater started on February 1, 1958 with the original 1931 Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. Shock Theater was  a collection of 52 Universal Horror movies packaged for […]

Minnesota Kid Vid Updates – July 2015

Greetings to everyone that has found their way to the Minnesota Kid Vid site.     We’ve seen a lot more traffic over here recently thanks to all the visitors to the Lunch with Casey page on Facebook.   I appreciate all the kind emails and all the wonderful comments.   Thank you! As you can tell, I don’t […]