It looks like we’ve really reached the end of the rainbow. Okay, that sentence was cheesier than RPattz’s dick, but sad news like this makes sentimental (along with UB40 songs, go figure). Cincinatti.com reports that after 26 years, PBS’ Reeeeeeeeeaaaading Raaaaaainboooow is going away this Friday. The show stopped production in 2006, but they were showing the old episodes on PBS. But PBS’ contract with the show expires on Friday and they aren’t renewing it. That means it won’t ever be on the air again unless another network picks it up.
The truth is I haven’t seen an episode of RR in a while, but it was one of those things you knew was always there if you needed to be picked up. You know, like re-runs of The Golden Girls, the on-and-off fuck buddy you’ve had for years, strawberry parfait (the trash kind) and weed. It’s a sad day, because LeVar Burton will no longer be there to gently stroke our soul by reading a story about a flying pony or some shit.
And Reading Rainbow will go down in history for having one of the top 10 theme song/openings of all-time. Watch that trippy shit above and try to tell me that it didn’t take you higher for a quick second. You can thank Reading Rainbow for getting you buzzed for the first time. Oh, shit. RR was a gateway drug. Tears. It will be missed.