LeVar Burton is mad with power after "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter success

Watch Funny or Die's parody of the show's opening credits

Prachi Gupta
June 5, 2014 6:13PM (UTC)

LeVar Burton is the King of the Fire Throne in a new promo for his "Reading Rainbow" reboot, brought to you by Funny or Die. High off the success of his Kickstarter, which crowdfunded its goal of $1 million in less than 24 hours, Burton has "become a God" who is "mad with power." The man shoots rainbows out of his hands, then blasted all the books, and now sits atop a firey post-apolyptic barren wasteland of hardbacks and paperbacks. This is America's future.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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