Julius Pierpont Patches debuted on Seattle’s KIRO TV Channel 7 in 1958. The show was live and ran for 23 years until 1981. DARIGOLD is a Seattle-based dairy coop that must have sponsored the J.P. Patches show. Can’t you just see the kids sitting in front of the television drinking their chocolate milk and wearing their J.P. Patches pins.

Here’s the link to the full story of Seattle’s iconic TV clown:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Patches

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