LeVar Burton Turns Into Evil, Power-Hungry God in "Reading Rainbow" Video Parody

By Brett Malec
|  Thursday, Jun 5, 2014  |  Updated 12:09 PM EDT
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LeVar Burton in Funny or Die's "Reading Rainbow" video parody.

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LeVar Burton is poking fun at his revitalized children's show "Reading Rainbow."

In a new Funny or Die video, Burton parodies the show's signature theme song. "Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high," sings a lady as children are shown reading. "Take a look, it's in a book, a reading rainbow."

Soon enough, things get ugly when Burton turns evil after gaining so much knowledge he gets drunk on power.

"I can do anything/ because I read a book/ I can literally do anything," she sings. "I'll become a god/ because I read a book/ my power grows like no one knows/ I'm mad with power."

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"No one should have power like this," Burton says after he's shown literally holding the universe in his hands.

"I must stop anyone from having reading power/ take a look, there's no more books," the tune goes on.

"What have I become?" Burton asks himself.

Watch the clip for yourself to see how it ends:

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