LeVar Burton Reads Children’s Book Filled With Profanity for a Good Cause (Video)

“Reading Rainbow” star reads “Go the F–k to Sleep” as part of the Rooster Teeth podcast’s 24-hour Extra Life charity drive

Last Updated: October 26, 2014 @ 6:33 PM

There’s no voice more soothing for storytime than “Reading Rainbow’s” LeVar Burton. He treated the assembled audience to an unexpected book reading at a 24-hour Extra Life stream for the podcast Rooster Teeth.

The charity drive raised money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals with Burton providing a few readings, including Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes’ decidedly more adult children’s book “Go the F–k to Sleep.”

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The original audiobook was recorded by Samuel L. Jackson, who is a perfect choice for the frustrated narrator who desperately wants his child to stop with all the questions and excuses and just go … well, you know.

In keeping with the spirit of the revived “Reading Rainbow,” which also received a huge boost thanks to a monumental Kickstarter campaign that netted it more than $5 million in donations, Burton also endorsed and read from more traditional fare from the world of children’s literature, including his own book “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm.”

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The Extra Life stream was a tremendous success, as touted by Rooster Teet via Twitter, raising $442,389 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Watch LeVar Burton read the story to a delighted audience in the definitely NSFW video above. See him read his own book “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm” below.