LaVar Burton is well on his way to reaching his $3.4 million goal to bring back the classic children's show that inspires the joy and benefit of reading. He recently teamed up with Funny or Die to give an update to Reading Rainbow's theme song. It turns out, reading may inspire more than we can all handle...but don't take our word for it.
Here's what Will Ferrell has to say:
Hello people of the interwebs, it's Will Ferrell.
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Actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei address how to deal with homophobic neighbors in this delightful parody of the 1961 short propaganda film Boys Beware brought to you by Funny Or Die.
Smooth moves, Bruno.
It's always refreshing to see a celebrity do something goofy for Funny Or Die, even if it's still a little self-aggrandizing.