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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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….

“Look at the wee puppet man!”

World needs more Men like Levar!

I Salute you Sir!

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

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!

@5 MORE,

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

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

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

Lots of tongue poking here as well…:)

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

Looks slightly related to Guy Smiley.

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

2. Captain Dunsel – August 8, 2014

“I do not have puppet cancer!”

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