LeVar Burton parodies "Reading Rainbow" opening credits with "Tweeting Rainbow"

It's funny because it's (sadly) true

Published August 8, 2014 1:20PM (EDT)

LeVar Burton has partnered with Jimmy Kimmel to create a 21st century parody of "Reading Rainbow": "Tweeting Rainbow." As you watch Burton inspire kids by thumbing through his Twitter feed, teaching them about hashtags, it's hard not to shudder at how close this is to reality. After you watch this, go pick up a book --you'll feel a lot better (but don't pick up one of these!).

By 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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