This morning, I awoke to learn that my beloved childhood hero, Geoffrey Hayes, had passed away at the age of 76. He was the star of British television show, Rainbow, which aired over 1000 episodes between the years of 1972 and 1995. Rainbow was a show in which Geoffrey would carry out activities and read stories with his three puppet friends: Bungle the bear, George the hippo and Zippy the…. Zippy. There were episodes where the group of friends would go to the funfair to play games, visit the farm, dress up as pirates and go swimming; it was all-round, good, respectable fun.