We’re talking about Levar Burton.
(20:38) Pipere: When I was a kid, I referred to him as “Reading Rainbow.”
(20:38) Pipere: Like.. that was his name to me.
(20:39) Pipere: I remember the episode where he took the viewers on the set of Star Trek and showed them how tv shows are made.
(20:40) Keith: I saw that one!
(20:40) Keith: I remember it vividly because Picard kept sneering at Geordi and yelling that the children should all die in a fire.
(20:40) Pipere: I DON’T REMEMBER THAT
(20:41) Keith: “I hate children. I think they should all catch on fire and die.”
(20:41) Keith: Let me see if I can find a youtube link.
(20:45) Pipere: I can’t find anything on this supposed ‘Picard telling kids to die in a fire’ on the Reading Rainbow show.
(20:46) Keith: Oh, I couldn’t find it either.
(20:46) Keith: dang the ol’ DMCA
(20:46) Keith: It was great, it ended with him tearing off his Starfleet shirt and pounding at his bare chest with his fists.
(20:46) Keith: His face was like SUPER red, too.
(20:47) Pipere: NOWAY. Full of lies. There would be some blog about if that happened.
(20:47) Keith: Yeah! I read somewhere that he actually collapsed on the set after that, and he had to go to the ER for exhaustion and dehydration.
(20:48) Keith: He issued a watery apologetic press-release, but you could tell his heart wasn’t in it.
(20:48) Pipere: LOL. was it a blooper?
(20:49) Pipere: “Most notably, the episode included a set of Star Trek: The Next Generation bloopers – the only legal release of such material.”
(20:49) Keith: Well, they left it in the episode I saw, so I don’t think so. It was this really weird shift in tone where LeVar was keeping it calm and cool and kind of patronizing, for children, and then Picard just starts screaming about killing children and ripping off his clothes.
(20:49) Keith: Maybe they didn’t have enough footage to stretch and they HAD to use it or something.
(20:50) Pipere: BUTTERFLY IN THE SKYYYYY
(20:50) Keith: I THINK THE KIDS SHOULD DIIIIE
(20:50) Keith: SO TAKE A LOOK
(20:50) Keith: GO FUCK YOURSELF
(20:50) Keith: I’M FALLING OVER
(20:50) Pipere: the entire episode is on youtube