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Reading Rainbow

Season 7 Episode 8

Tooth-Gnasher Superflash

Aired Weekdays 2:30 PM Mar 28, 1990 on PBS
out of 10
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Tooth-Gnasher Superflash
LeVar, the jack of all trades, becomes a garage mechanic for this episode. Much of it fantasizes about dream cars. Then comes a real dream car, which a man has decorated, followed by stock footage of an assembly line and a piece on a solar-powered car named the Sunraycer. Victoria Jackson narrates Tooth-Gnasher Superflash, the story of a family that buys a car that is not like any other.moreless

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  • I don't like the way Victoria Jackson narrated the featured book. I like it more when read by a male narrator.

    The episode centers on cars, but the way Victoria Jackson narrated the featured book would be enough to scare me. How did they ever choose her to narrate the book in the first place? When she does the voice of the screaming little Popsnorkles, her voice sounds so high-pitched, it sounds like she's gone completely off her rocker! Especially in the part of the book where Mr. Popsnorkle decides to buy the car at last, Victoria went totally nuts! Her screaming when voicing the little Popsnorkles is so shockingly loud, even when you crank up the volume all the way, is enough to scare young viewers out of their minds. Her loud "Yeaaaaah!" costs my episode rating big points. That's the reason why I classified it as "painful to watch" because Victoria's narration is a pain in the you-know-where--mainly in the head. One who hears her narrating this book could get a headache.

    On the other hand, the sun-powered car was absolutely incredible. Let's not forget about LeVar's friend's car with the globe and all the other things on it. What a unique way to decorate a car and show your thoughts. So, I'm still giving the episode a "fair" score overall.moreless
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