The New 'Reading Rainbow' Theme Song Will Really Creep You Out

Bringing "Reading Rainbow" back might not be a good thing after all.

LeVar Burton's Kickstarter campaign to revive his beloved children's show has already exceeded its goal of raising $1 million. The success of the campaign took Burton (and the rest of the world) by surprise, and now the educational show is coming back, this time, by way of the web. But the show's new theme song has us seriously reconsidering if introducing children to Burton and the power of books is the best idea.

Funny or Die reimagined the show's iconic intro and the results were more than disturbing. From Burton manipulating the galaxies of the universe to sitting on a throne of burning books and zapping those innocent butterflies, the new tune may have revealed Burton's true intentions: to keep the power of books to himself and rule the world.



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