Lead article image

YouTube Guide: “Reading Rainbow” remixed

PBS Digital Studios and John "melodysheep" Boswell present a gorgeous, remixed tribute to Reading Rainbow.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Dec 3, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 6:14 am CDT

With over 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. But in YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) PBS Digital Studios, “Reading Rainbow Remixed”

Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton has been teaching children about the power of books and their imagination for years through the show and the iPad app, but now he’s the subject of a fitting tribute from PBS, reminding us that there are still stories everywhere we look.

2) NOC, “Martellus Bennett Saves Fan”

With the help of animation, Giants tight end Martellus Bennett recalls the atmosphere of being in front of a cheering crowd as he saved a fan who fell from the stands with his “superhero instincts.”


FIlmmaker Patrick Peris pulls a Gotye and cuts more than 72 “Gangnam Style” tributes, parodies and videos into one ultimate video (there’s more, but he couldn’t fit them all into the description). Psy himself said he’s getting tired of “Gangnam Style,” so can we cut it out with the Gangnam Style videos for a while?

4) The Hillywood Show, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Parody”

How did Bilbo ever agree to go off on that adventure? Thorin and company are a bunch of party animals who crash Bag End, and it isn’t long before they convince Bilbo to get in on the fun and hand him the contract when he’s least able to comprehend it.

5) Sleepy Skunk, “2012 Movie Trailer Mashup”

Sleep Skunk captures the best clips from every film that came out this year in one giant trailer that portrays three different movements, but this should come as no surprise. They made similar mashups with the films released in 2010 and 2011.

Photo via PBS Digital Studios/YouTube

Share this article
*First Published: Dec 3, 2012, 8:30 pm CST