LeVar Burton Becomes Mad With the Power of Books in ‘Reading Rainbow’ Theme Song Parody (Video)

Burton takes reading very seriously — except when Funny or Die comes calling

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.

See video: LeVar Burton Breaks Down In Tears After Raising $1 Million For ‘Reading Rainbow’ Reboot

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.