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R.I.P. Maurice Sendak: Let’s Look Back at the Best Interview He Ever Gave

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Maurice Sendak, writer and illustrator of beloved 1963 children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are, died Tuesday. He was 83.

Now let’s all sit down and re-watch our favorite interview with the author here: It’s Grim Colberty, a.k.a. Stephen Colbert, bringing out the man’s incredible sense of humor.


The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1
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The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 2
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And here’s Christopher Walken reading Sendak’s classic:

Via Letters of Note, here’s a Sendak-decorated envelope for some return fan mail:

Rest in peace, Maurice. Sad to see you go. We’ll eat you up, we love you so.

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