Th-th-th-that’s all, folks!

Duane Smart- KIRO 7

One slow night at KIRO-TV, the man who directed the 5PM and 11PM Eyewitness News shows asked me if I could make Porky Pig stutter longer. At that time the J.P. Patches show had a large collection of Warner Bros. cartoons. I went to our film library and got one I was sure Porky Pig stutters as he says “That’s All Folks”. The projectionist loaded up the film and I recorded the audio from a 16mm print and proceeded (the hard way, by hand) to edit and loop the stutter. It caused many laughs when I completed it. I did use it on JP’s show from time to time. This was done at least 35 years ago.

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Author: Duane Smart

Duane Smart was Mr. Music Man for the J.P. Patches program at KIRO 7 tv. He also chose music for almost all of the local studio productions at KIRO. Be it a public service show or a new news theme, The Big Money Movie or the theme music for Joe Towey’s “Nightmare Theater”…..these were the days before “packaged” theme music came into being at KIRO. Duane also did freelance work recording commercials. For more than 20 years Duane Smart also did all the music that ran at Enchanted Village and Wild Waves. Once the J.P. Patches show went off the air, Duane decided to retire, after having enjoyed 29 years at KIRO.

2 thoughts on “Th-th-th-that’s all, folks!

  1. DINGBATMAN THEME — I was wondering if there was any way to hear the full theme song. A site on the history of the JP Patches TV show only has 16 seconds of the song. I know Duane was the music guy for that show. And I was wondering if I can find any leads on if at all possible how to locate and hear the full song.

    1. “This is mother” by Neal Hefti and his orchestra. Found on the Jonathan Winters movie “Oh dad, poor dad, mamma’s hung you in the closet and I’m feeling so sad.”

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