RED AND YELLOW AND PINK AND GREEN, PURPLE, AND ORANGE, AND BLUE: A sad day for those of us who grew up in the Delaware Valley -- Patricia Merbreier, known to all of us as "Mrs. Noah" of children's tv, has passed away. Starting in 1967, Captain Noah and His Magical Ark aired for 27 years -- at times daily, sometimes on Saturdays only. It was the quintessential local morning kid's show, the kind which simply does not exist anymore.
As Glen Weldon tweeted today, as the puppeteer for and co-star of her husband's show "Mrs. Noah did everything Captain Noah did, only crammed under a table & w/a puppet on her arm. RIP, you classy old broad."