History Film / HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas

18th Aug '17 12:02:28 AM SymBionicFan
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--> '''Grinch:''' That's what it's all about, isn't it? That's what it's ''always'' been ''about''! Gifts, gifts, ''giftsgiftsgiftsgiftsgiftsgifts!'' You wanna know what happens to your gifts? They all come to me. In your garbage. You see what I'm saying? In your ''garbage!'' I could ''hang'' myself with all the bad Christmas neckties I found at the dump. And the avarice. ''The avarice never ends!'' "I want golf clubs!" "I want diamonds!" "I want a pony so I can ride it twice, get bored with it and sell it to make ''glue!''" Look, [[BlatantLies I don't wanna make waves, but]] this whole Christmas season is ''stupid!'' ''Stupid!'' ''Stupid!'' There is, however, one teeny-tiny Christmas tradition that I find quite... meaningful. Mistletoe. Now pucker up and ''kiss it, Whoville!''

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--> '''Grinch:''' Of course, [gifts] are. That's what it's all about, isn't it? That's what it's ''always'' been ''about''! Gifts, gifts, ''giftsgiftsgiftsgiftsgiftsgifts!'' You wanna know what happens to your gifts? They all come to me. In your garbage. You see what I'm saying? In your ''garbage!'' I could ''hang'' myself with all the bad Christmas neckties I found at the dump. And the avarice. ''The avarice never ends!'' "I want golf clubs!" "I want diamonds!" "I want a pony so I can ride it twice, get bored with it and sell it to make ''glue!''" Look, [[BlatantLies I don't wanna make waves, but]] this whole Christmas season is ''stupid!'' ''Stupid!'' ''Stupid!'' There is, however, one teeny-tiny Christmas tradition that I find quite... meaningful. Mistletoe. Now pucker up and ''kiss it, Whoville!''
18th Aug '17 12:00:27 AM SymBionicFan
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* EvilOverlooker: As seen in the poster above, the Grinch can be seen with a menacing look on his face above Whoville.
7th Jun '17 2:09:37 PM BlindJustice-2515
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Read more at: http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=150&t=15068



* QuoteToQuoteCombat: After Cindy Lou nominates the Grinch to be the Holiday Cheermeister, both she and the Mayor take turns quoting from the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Book of Who]] to argue their positions. The Mayor loses badly.

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* QuoteToQuoteCombat: After Cindy Lou nominates the Grinch to be the Holiday Cheermeister, both she and the Mayor take turns quoting from the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Book of Who]] to argue their positions. The Mayor loses badly.tries to BS his way out halfway through, and Cindy still wins.
31st May '17 12:24:30 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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** Cindy's father exhibits more subtle racism at the beginning of the movie.
--> '''Lou Lou Who:''' Actually, not a Who. He's more of a...
--> '''Cindy Lou Who:''' A what?
--> '''Lou Lou Who:''' Exactly, honey. And he's a What who doesn't like Christmas.
Read more at: http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=150&t=15068
18th May '17 7:10:18 AM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalUgliness: In the original book, all of the Whos are small creatures with antennae who look rather cute. In the film, all of the background Whos are regular people with prosthetic noses and buck teeth that make them look [[UncannyValley rather strange and creepy]]. They're also given ugly and gaudy outfits to match them being portrayed as more greedy and materialistic.
16th May '17 12:06:47 AM gjjones
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** The Whos when the Grinch causes chaos in the Whobilation and later when the Grinch can't stop the sleigh after returning to Whoville.

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** The Whos when the Grinch causes chaos in the Whobilation Whobilation.
** Towards the end of the film, the Whos are similarly shocked when they realize that the Grinch stole Christmas
and later when the Grinch can't stop the sleigh after returning to Whoville.
16th May '17 12:04:46 AM gjjones
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* MassOhCrap:
** Augustus and his classmates when the Grinch hurls a Christmas tree at them.
** The Whos when the Grinch causes chaos in the Whobilation and later when the Grinch can't stop the sleigh after returning to Whoville.



* OhCrap: The Grinch when he realizes that the sleigh is about to fall off Mount Crumpit.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** Cindy's brothers when they get scared out of the Grinch's home in Mount Crumpit.
** Cindy when she first encounters the Grinch.
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The Grinch himself is shocked when Cindy sees him attempting to steal her Christmas tree, and leter when he discovers a cat in his sleigh and another cat when he is stealing some gifts in one of the Whos' cupboards.
** The Grinch has a similar one when his sleigh runs out of fuel.
** The Grinch again
when he realizes that the sleigh is about to fall off Mount Crumpit.



* VillainousBreakdown: The Grinch when his plan to ruin Christmas is foiled.

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* VillainousBreakdown: The Grinch when his plan to ruin Christmas is foiled.foiled until he experiences a HeelFaceTurn.
15th May '17 11:54:45 PM gjjones
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[[Film/TheCatInTheHat A second live-action film based on Dr. Seuss' stories]] was released in 2003.

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[[Film/TheCatInTheHat A second live-action film based on Dr. Seuss' stories]] was released in 2003.
2003. However, it turned out to be a FranchiseKiller, putting the kibosh on any of Seuss's live-action adaptations.



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Grinch was isolated from his peers (excluding Martha), especially from the Mayor. At least until the end of the film.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Grinch was isolated from his peers (excluding Martha), especially from Augustus. He later snaps and hurls a Christmas tree at them before running off to live alone in Mount Crumpit for the Mayor. At least until the end of the film.next 53 years.



* BreakTheCutie: After enduring abuse in his childhood, it's little wonder that the Grinch was turned from a nice person to a reclusive jerk.



* BrokenBird: The Grinch was mocked at by his classmates and most of Whoville and his life was a miserable one to say the least.



* DidNotGetTheGirl: The Mayor loses Martha to the Grinch.

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: DidNotGetTheGirl:
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The Mayor loses Martha to the Grinch.



* TheDogBitesBack: After enduring enough of his bullying in school, the Grinch destroys his gift, his presents and hurls a tree at the classmates saying that he hates Christmas.



* LateToThePunchline: [[spoiler: In the climax, Martha May Whovier rejects Mayor Augustus' marriage proposal, saying she's in love with someone else. The Grinch looks around at the assembled crows wondering who it is, before realizing it's ''him''.]]

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* LateToThePunchline: [[spoiler: In the climax, Martha May Whovier [[spoiler: rejects Mayor Augustus' marriage proposal, saying she's in love with someone else. else]]. The Grinch looks around at the assembled crows wondering who it is, before realizing it's [[spoiler:it's ''him''.]]


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* VillainousBreakdown: The Grinch when his plan to ruin Christmas is foiled.
15th May '17 11:45:45 PM gjjones
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* KidsAreCruel: When the Grinch was a child, Augustus and most of his classmates mock him for his looks, which led to his StartOfDarkness.
15th May '17 11:43:06 PM gjjones
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* MuggingTheMonster: The kids at the Grinch's school didn't know who they were messing with when he snapped and hurled a Christmas tree at them.
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