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Stephen Colbert Drops Some Dr. Seuss Knowledge

As a reader, you love Dr. Seuss, right? Many of us probably spent our early years reading from one of Dr. Seuss’s 8,000 books.

Then, when you have kids, you get to read them all over again–something I’m experiencing these days.

A few weeks ago, two of my favorite people on earth collided–Stephen Colbert and Dr. Seuss. Colbert took an opportunity on The Colbert Report to poke fun at all of the product tie-ins (more than 70!) in the recent Dr. Seuss movie, The Lorax. He even closed the segment with an outstanding Seussian rhyme.

I’ve done everything within my limited technical expertise to try and embed the video in this post, but it won’t work. So I’m going to have to send you to this Gawker article to watch Colbert drop some mad Seussian rhymes.

Colbert and Dr. Seuss on a Monday…it doesn’t get much better than that, right?

Again: Watch the video here.

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  1. Dan #

    I actually watched this episode. Loved it!

    Too, The Lorax wasn’t that good of a movie.


    March 12, 2012
  2. It definitely doesn’t get much better than that! I love Colbert’s humor. And I am a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. “The Lorax” was assigned reading for a “Politics of Environmental Science” class I took in college. I hope they didn’t tone down Seuss’ message when they made the movie.


    March 12, 2012
    • All the product tie-ins don’t make me confident that they stayed true to the message.


      March 12, 2012
  3. I must be very unfortunate as I had not heard of Dr Suess and lots of other wonderful writers.
    Everything I read my father would see if I could read them but if he didn’t like them I could not read it. I must have caught up to his reading age by the time I was 11 as he let me choose what I wanted but I again tended to stay with the traditional Katy and what Katy did next Little men etc. I will get round to reading them when I shake his rules off me.


    March 12, 2012

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