LeVar Burton -- you know, the guy who took us all along for a trip down the Reading Rainbow back in the day -- is putting his two cents in over at Smosh, literally. The Star Trek actor has invested in the comedy website by purchasing shares, and is now taking his hand at changing some things around, including teaching the two Smosh guys how to rap.
In a video posted today, Burton and his two new partners in crime, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, released their "announcement" about the new takeover, along with some interesting footage of Burton rapping, followed by a scrolling message warning viewers to look forward to the new changes on Smosh.com.
Is it an April Fools joke? Yeah, probably. Is it funny? Eh, maybe not directly, but the thought of our favorite childhood reading partner moving on to teach some white boys to rap, made us laugh all in the same. And hey, if you didn't learn anything productive about the excellence of the ABC's back in the day, at least you can take a few pointers from Burton on what not to do when your career hits rock bottom.