Friday, December 26


Robbers Allegedly Steal Romper Room Host's Magic Mirror
Host Calls Thiefs 'Bad Bees'

LOS ANGELES -- The former hostess of the Los Angeles version of "Romper Room" was mugged last week -- and she wants her mirror back.

Mary Ann King, who hosted the popular children's show from 1966 to 1976, was mugged near the Hometown Buffet, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Thursday.

King suffered a broken arm and a punctured lung, the paper said.

The assailants got away with King's "magic mirror," which delighted kids of all ages on the show, which ran from 1954 to the late 1980s.

"Like I always said on the television show, do be a good bee and don't be a bad bee," she said. "I guess I ran into a nest of bad bees."