History Series / ReadingRainbow

28th Oct '15 11:31:08 PM Eagal
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This show was part of PBS' "triple crown" of children's programming in TheEighties and TheNineties, along with ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''. It would be difficult indeed to find an American of a certain age who didn't watch this program at least occasionally, if not regularly. It's in the same DudeNotFunny category as Rogers rarely parodied (but if it is, it's always [[AffectionateParody the positive kind]]), and insulting it will cause [[FlameWar swift and nasty responses]].
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This show was part of PBS' "triple crown" of children's programming in TheEighties and TheNineties, along with ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''. It would be difficult indeed to find an American of a certain age who didn't watch this program at least occasionally, if not regularly. It's in the same DudeNotFunny sacrosanct category as Rogers rarely parodied (but if it is, it's always [[AffectionateParody the positive kind]]), and insulting it will cause [[FlameWar swift and nasty responses]].
9th Sep '15 3:29:51 AM Chris
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Reading Rainbow has a Youtube Page. You can get your Reading Rainbow fix [[https://www.youtube.com/user/readingrainbow/featured here.]] A selection of episodes from the original series is now available on {{Netflix}}, unfortunately with the inferior 2nd title sequence.
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Reading Rainbow has a Youtube Page. You can get your Reading Rainbow fix [[https://www.youtube.com/user/readingrainbow/featured here.]] A selection of episodes from the original series is now available on {{Netflix}}, unfortunately with the inferior 2nd title sequence.{{Netflix}}.
1st Sep '15 3:01:40 AM RAMChYLD
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* {{Uncancelled}}: For a certain value of uncancelled. The brand was relaunched as an Internet outreach project in 2012 with an iPad app, but thanks to the success of the Kickstarter campaign in 2014, the app was ported to other platforms (including web-browser-based), underfunded classrooms were given free access to all the content in the app, and LeVar even have the budget to film new segments for the project.
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* {{Uncancelled}}: For a certain value of uncancelled. The brand was relaunched as an Internet outreach project in 2012 with an iPad app, but thanks to the success of the Kickstarter campaign in 2014, the app was ported to other platforms (including web-browser-based), underfunded classrooms were given free access to all the content in the app, and LeVar [=LeVar=] even have the budget to film new segments for the project.
1st Sep '15 3:01:25 AM RAMChYLD
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* {{Uncancelled}}: For a certain value of uncancelled. The brand was relaunched as an Internet outreach project in 2012 with an iPad app, but thanks to the success of the Kickstarter campaign in 2014, the app was ported to other platforms (including web-browser-based), underfunded classrooms were given free access to all the content in the app, and LeVar even have the budget to film new segments for the project.
1st Sep '15 2:57:13 AM RAMChYLD
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* LongRunners: Spent 26 years on the air before budget cuts killed it in 2009. Funnily enough, ''Reading Rainbow'' outlived ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' by a few years (when you factor in the movies). In 2014, the show came back as an Internet project.
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* LongRunners: Spent 26 years on the air before budget cuts killed it in 2009. Funnily enough, ''Reading Rainbow'' outlived ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' by a few years (when you factor in the movies). In 2014, 2012, the show came back as an Internet project.
1st Sep '15 2:55:30 AM RAMChYLD
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* EdutainmentShow: One of the all-time greats; a TV show encGouraging kids to read is not as hypocritical as it may sound.
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* EdutainmentShow: One of the all-time greats; a TV show encGouraging encouraging kids to read is not as hypocritical as it may sound.
30th Aug '15 11:17:10 AM JMQwilleran
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* EdutainmentShow: One of the all-time greats; a TV show encouraging kids to read is not as hypocritical as it may sound.
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* EdutainmentShow: One of the all-time greats; a TV show encouraging encGouraging kids to read is not as hypocritical as it may sound.

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* EdutainmentShow: One GreenAesop: The episode "Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message" has one about appreciating nature and taking care of the all-time greats; a TV show encouraging kids to read is not as hypocritical as it may sound.Earth.
30th Aug '15 10:56:35 AM JMQwilleran
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* PieInTheFace: In "Ludlow Laughs," [=LeVar=] is given a "comedy makeover." The pie-in-the-face is part of his routine.
30th Aug '15 10:33:58 AM JMQwilleran
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* GoodAngelBadAngel: In the show's take on ''The Tortoise and the Hare'', this happens to Levar as he struggles to pedal a bike up a hill in a race. The angel on the left wearing all white waves pom-poms and encourages him not give up and keep trying. The devil on the right, dressed in black and floating on a cloud of red, tells him to stop and smell the flowers and relax. When Levar rejects this idea, the angel gives a cheer of "L-E-V-A-R, pedal that bike and we'll go far!" The devil doesn't give up, though, telling him that by the time he gets up the hill, everyone else will have crossed the finish line. Levar rejects that too, saying that even if he loses, he'll feel like a winner for trying. The two later make a brief reappearance as Levar trains on an obstacle course. Once again, Levar listens to the angel. At the end, when Levar finishes the race, the angel tells him that he knew he could do it.
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* GoodAngelBadAngel: In the show's take on ''The Tortoise and the Hare'', this happens to Levar [=LeVar=] as he struggles to pedal a bike up a hill in a race. The angel on the left wearing all white waves pom-poms and encourages him not give up and keep trying. The devil on the right, dressed in black and floating on a cloud of red, tells him to stop and smell the flowers and relax. When Levar [=LeVar=] rejects this idea, the angel gives a cheer of "L-E-V-A-R, pedal that bike and we'll go far!" The devil doesn't give up, though, telling him that by the time he gets up the hill, everyone else will have crossed the finish line. Levar [=LeVar=] rejects that too, saying that even if he loses, he'll feel like a winner for trying. The two later make a brief reappearance as Levar [=LeVar=] trains on an obstacle course. Once again, Levar [=LeVar=] listens to the angel. At the end, when Levar [=LeVar=] finishes the race, the angel tells him that he knew he could do it.

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* GoodAngelBadAngel: In NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Some outtakes shown at the show's take on ''The Tortoise and the Hare'', this happens to Levar as he struggles to pedal a bike up a hill in a race. The angel on the left wearing all white waves pom-poms and encourages him not give up and keep trying. The devil on the right, dressed in black and floating on a cloud beginning of red, tells him to stop and smell the flowers and relax. When Levar rejects this idea, the angel gives a cheer of "L-E-V-A-R, pedal "Ludlow Laughs" show that bike and we'll go far!" The devil doesn't give up, though, telling him that by [=LeVar=] had some very painful / embarrassing episodes involving animals in making the time show. But, at least, looking back, he gets up the hill, everyone else will have crossed the finish line. Levar rejects that too, saying that even if he loses, he'll feel like a winner for trying. The two later make a brief reappearance as Levar trains on an obstacle course. Once again, Levar listens to the angel. At the end, when Levar finishes the race, the angel tells him that he knew he could do it.can laugh about them.
29th Aug '15 7:45:44 PM JMQwilleran
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* GoodAngelBadAngel: In the show's take on ''The Tortoise and the Hare'', this happens to Levar as he struggles to pedal a bike up a hill in a race. The angel on the left wearing all white waves pom-poms and encourages him not give up and keep trying. The devil on the right, dressed in black and floating on a cloud of red, tells him to stop and smell the flowers and relax. When Levar rejects this idea, the angel gives a cheer of "L-E-V-A-R, pedal that bike and we'll go far!" The devil doesn't give up, though, telling him that by the time he gets up the hill, everyone else will have crossed the finish line. Levar rejects that too, saying that even if he loses, he'll feel like a winner for trying. The two later make a brief reappearance as Levar trains on an obstacle course. Once again, Levar listens to the angel.
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* GoodAngelBadAngel: In the show's take on ''The Tortoise and the Hare'', this happens to Levar as he struggles to pedal a bike up a hill in a race. The angel on the left wearing all white waves pom-poms and encourages him not give up and keep trying. The devil on the right, dressed in black and floating on a cloud of red, tells him to stop and smell the flowers and relax. When Levar rejects this idea, the angel gives a cheer of "L-E-V-A-R, pedal that bike and we'll go far!" The devil doesn't give up, though, telling him that by the time he gets up the hill, everyone else will have crossed the finish line. Levar rejects that too, saying that even if he loses, he'll feel like a winner for trying. The two later make a brief reappearance as Levar trains on an obstacle course. Once again, Levar listens to the angel. At the end, when Levar finishes the race, the angel tells him that he knew he could do it.
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