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Kids' Show Host JP Patches Passes Away

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by overedge, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

  2. znachki

    znachki Active Member

    It was a bad day. It was the big story here all day (until the Ichiro trade). The Governor, the Mayor, the King Co. Executive, every local news outlet commented. Everyone my age has a JP story. It will tell you how loved he was, that not one comment in the comments section of the newspaper was bad.

    There was a moment of silence at the Mariners game that night.

    The longest running locally produced kids show ever 1958 - 1981.

    Other big fans include Joel McHale and Rainn Wilson.

    Local newscaster Kent Schram:

  3. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along

    There is a statue of JP Patches dancing with Gertrude in front of the building where I work. The collection of flowers, notes, and decorations left at the statue has grown quite large over the past 3 days. RIP special clown.
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  4. znachki

    znachki Active Member

    The best part of the statue, is the collection box for Children's Hospital in the ICU2TV!
  5. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    I am sure I continued to watch him into high school. Thought this from wikpedia was interesting:

    So that's where I got that from!! :lol: Thanks for everything, J.P.! :)
  6. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    :( Yep, one of my friends who's still in Seattle told me about this. One of my sisters called me Patches because I, too, was a "JP" with my maiden name. :( Gertrude was on the radio the other day.
  7. znachki

    znachki Active Member

    I know I did. I continued to watch him after HS, and I know many others who did.

    The crew used to do things to him too. One time, they were supposed to go to a cartoon or a commercial, and the crew kept shaking the camera "no". JP clearly wanted to duck out to go to the bathroom, but they wouldn't let him. He was crossing his legs before they finally let him off the hook!
  8. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Great clowns are rare and wonderful.
    Thanks for telling me about him.
  9. znachki

    znachki Active Member

  10. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

  11. Anderson2100

    Anderson2100 Banned Member

    Hello friends i am a event planner and i am organizing different shows in every where i have all the facilities for organised every type of event and this is good show for the kids and the show hosts if this party is very talented Caucasus he must be handled to the kids and organised the party in all manners....
  12. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member