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The bronze statue in Fremont of KIRO 7 icon J.P. Patches and his girlfriend, Gertrude.

The J.P. Patches show first aired in 1958. http://www.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2012/07/jp_patches_made_seattle_bands.php

Holy Patches Pals! The entire Met Market staff is dressed as characters from the J.P. Patches show for Halloween: http://www.weeklyvolcano.com/entertainment/spew-blog/2012/10/metropolitan-market-tacoma-staff-dressed-as-jp-patches-characters-for-halloween/

People around the Northwest are remembering Chris Wedes, the iconic J.P. Patches, after learning of his passing on Sunday. http://kiro.tv/NKG7Yz

Chris Wedes, the iconic TV clown J.P. Patches, remembered by thousands

The J.P. Patches show, starring Chris Wedes, aired on KIRO 7 for 23 years, from 1958 to 1981. It's considered the longest-running, locally-produced childrens show in U.S. history.

I'll always be a Patches Pal! You're definitely a Seattle kid if you remember this guy. I ♥ J.P. Patches.