Reading Rainbow (TV Series 1983– ) Poster

(1983– )


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Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) (TV Episode)
Frank mentions it.
Jungle Fever (1991)
Saturday Night Live: Jack Black/The Strokes (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Shift Happens (2002) (TV Episode)
After the spell wears off, Baby K2K tells her secretary's child that she is not LeVar Burton and she is not on the show.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"Either that or they've become part of the Reading Rainbow logo."
Nostalgia Critic: The Pagemaster (2009) (TV Episode)
The theme song is referenced
The Super Hero Squad Show: Tales of Suspense! (2009) (TV Episode)
Iron Man tells James "Rhodey" Rhodes (aka War Machine) to "stop talking like you're on Reading Rainbow". Rhodes is voiced by LeVar Burton, who was the host of Reading Rainbow.
Weeds: A Yippity Sippity (2010) (TV Episode)
Silas is called Reading Rainbow
Community: Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking (2011) (TV Episode)
LeVar Burton asks Troy if he's "more familiar with me from 'Star Trek' or 'Reading Rainbow.'"
Brows Held High: We Are the Strange (2011) (TV Episode)
The book segment jingle is heard
Brows Held High: Prospero's Books (2011) (TV Episode)
The transition sting is played following Prospero's explanation of the Book of Water.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.39 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jimmy Fallon says he heard from LeVar Burton after performing the show's theme on "Late Night" in Jim Morrison style
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: A Word to the Wise (2012) (TV Episode)
The classic theme plays
Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Special (2012) (TV Movie)
Jimmy Fallon plays Jim Morrison singing the show's theme song
Brickleberry: Race Off (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Brows Held High: Vase De Noces (2012) (TV Episode)
a tune on the soundtrack sounds very much like the RR theme, which Kyle then begins to sing.
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Donald Faison mentions this television show by name during the game I Love a Charade
Tosh.0: Prancing Elites (2014) (TV Episode)
Theme song sung
The Big Bang Theory: The Champagne Reflection (2014) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the show.
Hell's Kitchen: 5 Chefs Compete (2014) (TV Episode)
Title appears on-screen when LeVar Burton is shown

Featured in 

I Love the 80's 3-D: 1983 (2005) (TV Episode)
in the 1983 episode
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs (2008) (TV Episode)
Number 10 Spot.
The Super Phelous Angry Reviewing Meta-Show or Something...: Phailaddin and the Adventure of No Time: Part II (2013) (TV Episode)
theme song plays after a rainbow-colored butterfly in the sky appears

Spoofed in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in a host segment, with Joel dressed up as Geordi La Forge and talking about books
Studio C: Episode #4.4 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Tweeting Rainbow"
Studio C: Episode #4.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Tweeting Rainbow"
Studio C: Episode #4.6 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Tweeting Rainbow"
Studio C: Episode #4.7 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Tweeting Rainbow"
Studio C: Episode #4.8 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Tweeting Rainbow"
Studio C: Episode #4.9 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Tweeting Rainbow"

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