Before the Space Needle, Starbucks, or the 747, there was J.P. Patches – mayor of the city dump and a Northwest icon! Celebrate Puget Sound’s Clown Prince with a broadcast of the most memorable episodes of the J.P. Patches Show. In his official farewell television appearance, J.P. will be live in the KCTS 9 studios to talk about the show, according to the KCTS website. J.P. Patches’ television show delighted kids and grown-ups for 23 years.

KCTS 9 celebrates a Northwest icon and the 50th anniversary of the first Seattle broadcast of JP Patches on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00pm. Pat Cashman hosts the two-hour special, featuring archival material and an in-person appearance from Julius Pierpont Patches himself.

For more information about J.P. Patches, check out his website at


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