Category: Other TV Shows

Dave Lee has passed away

Pete the Penguin, Dave Lee, and Omar the Alligator Dave Lee, local Twin Cities television personality passed away on Monday, November 28. To Minnesota children in the 1950’s and 60’s, Dave Lee was a popular puppeteer bringing to life such characters as Pete the Penguin, Fragrant the Skunk, and Omar the Alligator. After Dave left […]

A visit with Chris Wedes

I had the pleasure of visiting Seattle recently and spent an afternoon with Chris Wedes, the legendary J.P. Patches.    Chris was known to viewers in Minneapolis as Joe the Cook on the Casey Jones show.   He also portrayed Captain 11 and J.P. Patches on channel 11, before moving to Seattle in 1958.   The J.P. Patches […]

Captain Ken/Grandpa Ken

Ken Wagner brought the Captain Ken show to KMSP in 1960.  The show started in Davenport Iowa in the early 50’s.    The show changed formats in 1967 becoming Grandpa Ken and continued until the early 70’s. You can read more about Ken Wagner on the Captain Ernie’s Showboat website. Interview with Ken Wagner Jack Kennelly […]