Jump Start by Robb Armstrong

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    JoJo needs to be taken to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.
    Some of the exhibits there include an actual SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) bus where the kids can sit and pretend to drive it, and the set from Captain Noah and His Magical Ark, a locally-made children’s television staple from the late 1960s until the mid 1990s.
    Captain Noah (W. Carter Merbreier) was a former Lutheran minister who, with his real-life wife, Pat (Mrs. Noah), told tales, showed cartoons and talked with guest celebrities. Pat was the show’s puppeteer, too. It was wholesome without being religious.
    Carter is still with us, but we lost Pat on June 23, 2011.

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    There was no opening theme to Captain Noah, but the closing theme was “I Can Sing a Rainbow.” Another song that was sung frequently on the show was “Send Your Pictures To Dear Old Captain Noah,” where kids sent their drawings to the show to be televised.
    My best friend parodied the song as “Send Your Sisters….” in the days when boys believed in “girl cooties.”
    Send your sisters to dear old Captain Noah
    Send today, send right away
    Send your sisters to dear old Captain Noah
    We’ll hang them high
    In the TV sky…

  3. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, over 1 year ago

    Jojo’s not making this easy on Sunny is he?

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    He certainly seems bound and determined to end up as mulch for Sunny’s displays.

  5. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    AshburnStadium: Sounds a lot like a Presbyterian minister named Fred Rogers.

  6. JCDaly

    JCDaly said, over 1 year ago

    @hippogriff

    Who is also a PA native(but closer to Pittsburgh, I believe)

  7. AStarofDestiny

    AStarofDestiny said, over 1 year ago

    @hippogriff

    Ahhh. I loved Mr. Rogers as a child. My pediatrician looked like and had the same gentle, ‘grandfatherly’ temperament as Mr. Rogers, never minded going to the doctor as a kid even for shots! He (and the great staff) made many a kid like myself (and many a parent as well) at ease. I miss them both.

  8. tegm

    tegm said, about 1 year ago

    hahahahaha, working overtime!

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