Friday Funnies: Watch Levar Burton’s ‘Tweeting Rainbow’ + Sesame Street’s Muppet Kirk


Star Trek: TNG’s LeVar Burton is branching out from Reading Rainbow to "Tweeting Rainbow," courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch LeVar read celebrity tweets to kids below. Plus, in other kids TV/Trek news, William Shatner is happy that Kirk is on Sesame Street.

LeVar Burton’s ‘Tweeting Rainbow’

From last night’s Jimmy Kimmel live, LeVar Burton’s "Tweeting Raingow" – featuring LeVar reading celebrity tweets to kids.

Sesame Street Features ‘Kirk’ Muppet – Shatner Approves

The fine folks at Sesame Street turned Comic-Con into "Numeric Con," complete with genre icons Doctor Who, Wolverine, Batman, Princess Leia, and Captain Kirk.

This got the attention of William Shatner, who tweeted out his approval.


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August 8, 2014 4:32 pm

OH, it is taking all my willpower not to type that the muppet’s rug looks better than the Shat’s…

O, crap. I typed it. Soooorrryyyy….

Captain Dunsel
August 8, 2014 5:41 pm

“Look at the wee puppet man!”

Elias Javalis
August 9, 2014 5:44 am

World needs more Men like Levar!

I Salute you Sir!

August 9, 2014 8:20 am

Wow, it’s crazy how that Muppet looks just like Shat!

Curious Cadet
August 9, 2014 8:24 am

What’s with the selfies with people sticking their tongues out? I don’t get it, and they’re popping up everywhere now. Is it just ‘hey I’m whacky’? Or does it signify something? I have to admit seeing Burton do it is disconcerting because it’s usually something I see from kids and teens (and he’s a role model, right?). I feel like ‘that old guy’ right now, but honestly, what happened to a smile? Keep your tongues in your mouths kids, and keep your pants pulled up!

Curious Cadet
August 9, 2014 8:27 am

@5 MORE,

Oh, it’s a parody. Should have watched the video first. So that explains Burton, but not the phenomenon.

August 9, 2014 2:51 pm

If the tongue is purple, they’re at least part Chow.

Nice to see LeVar having fun!! Nicer to see Reading Rainbow living on.

Keachick (Rose)
August 9, 2014 2:59 pm

Lots of tongue poking here as well…:)

LT Bailey
August 9, 2014 6:44 pm

Now that CPT Kirk is a Muppet, I wonder if Disneyland or rather California Adventure will work this Muppet into the Muppet Theater show.

August 10, 2014 7:17 am

Looks slightly related to Guy Smiley.

August 10, 2014 6:43 pm

Please tell me that wasn’t Vic Mignogna doing the voice of the Kirk Muppet… -_-

August 11, 2014 2:41 pm

2. Captain Dunsel – August 8, 2014

“I do not have puppet cancer!”

August 12, 2014 11:40 am

That’s because the muppet’s hair is its real hair . . . not a toupee . . . LOL!