Those of you somewhat younger than me probably won't have heard of him. To those of you somewhat older, he was Clarabell the Clown.
But to me he was Captain Kangaroo, and I loved him even more than Fred Rogers and G-Force put together.
If there are any heavens, as e.e.cummings wrote, may the one that Fred and Bob get be brightly colored and built of geometric shapes. And may there be hot cocoa. And peanut butter. And bananas.
Let's keep Morgan Freeman and Bill Cosby around for a while, all right? My inner child can't handle this.