Monday, August 12, 2013

J.P. Patches (1958-1981)




Awoke this morning thinking I had to get downstairs in time for J.P. Patches, a half-hour TV show that blared through the house before my sister and I left for school. Not sure what brought on this feeling. Was it my recent decision to cancel my cable-provider's package of channels?

The segment above is typical of what "J.P." and "Gertrude" got up to weekday mornings, only this time we have a robot who looks like a Julian Opie. Something else that occurred to me: that the show was improvised, with the actor who played "Gertrude" often losing it, while "J.P." always kept it together.

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