Reading Rainbow

Season 14 Episode 4


Aired Weekdays 2:30 PM Apr 11, 1996 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • In a flashback showing LeVar's first day of school, he proudly shows another student his Superman lunchbox, but the style is the Superman from the Christopher Reeve movie in 1978. By that time in real life, LeVar was 18 and starring in Roots. If the producers wanted accuracy and LeVar did have a Superman lunch box as a child, it would have been George Reeves, not Christopher Reeve.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The portion of this episode containing the flashbacks was released as a bonus segment on the Family Matters DVD.

    • This episode thanks Mountain Lake PBS for permission to use video footage from their series, People Near Here.

    • One of the review books in this program, Ira Sleeps Over, was originally showcased in the second episode of the classic ITV series Tilson's Bookshop, produced over 20 years before by WVIZ in Cleveland.

  • Allusions