The joyous return of “Reading Rainbow” just took a dark turn for Funny or Die.
Host LeVar Burton stars in an updated version (above) of the classic educational program’s opening credits and theme song, in which he realizes he “can literally do anything” by taking a look in a book.
Yes, even the most noble men can become mad with power. Look what happened to Don Cheadle’s Captain Planet.
Now Burton has discovered the true power of reading, and it’s not pretty for the future of literature.