1 9 5 1 – 1 9 5 2 (USA)
15 minute episodes
This early puppet series presented the adventures of an orphaned hobo boy named Patches (voiced by Don Messick).
Patches lived a dull and colourless life in the orphanage but escaped his surroundings by using his own fantastic imagination, accompanied by his imaginary friend, Wacky Rabbit (voiced by Larry Harmon).
The 15-minute episodes were broadcast live to air five nights a week from the NBC-owned KNBH studios, with Eddie Baxter providing accompanying organ music.
Producer/writer Charles Shows (who had previously written Time for Beany) worked on storylines with the Parents-Teachers Association and similar organisations.