troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Funny: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

TV Special

  • The downhill sled ride to Whoville at the beginning.
  • If you can listen to one verse of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" without at least cracking a smile, you must have garlic in your soul.
  • All of the interaction between the Grinch and Max. All of it.
    • Especially when the Grinch whistles to start the trip - Max leaps, mid-whistle, like a flying reindeer and excitedly gazes down at the town, eyes twinkling - cut to the Grinch and the best Aside Glance ever.
  • Most of the visual gags during "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch", especially when the Grinch rounds up a bunch of globe ornaments by playing pool with them.
  • When Max waves before everything goes tumbling down.

Movie

  • The Grinch hating everyone in Whoville in alphabetical order.
    The Grinch: Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. (sees one name in the phonebook) LOATHE ENTIRELY!
  • Crash-testing the Grinch's sled, especially afterward:
    The Grinch: (spending several moments staggering away from what's left of his sled) Airbag's a little slow...(Air bags deploy)...but that's what these tests are for!
  • When the Grinch is debating on whether or not to go to the Whovilation:
    The Grinch: The nerve of those Whos. Inviting me down there - on such short notice! Even if I wanted to go my schedule wouldn't allow it. 4:00, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me - I can't cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing... I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. (Beat) But what would I wear?
    • Made even funnier by the fact Jim Carrey improvised this whole bit.
  • The Grinch arguing with his own echo:
    The Grinch: I tell you Max, I don't know why I ever leave this place. I've got all the company I need right here. (shouts) Hello?
    Echo: Hello, hello, hello...?
    The Grinch: How are you?
    Echo: How are you... how are you... how are you...?
    The Grinch: I asked you first.
    Echo: I asked you first... first... first...
    The Grinch: Oh right, that's REALLY mature, saying exactly what I say.
    Echo: ...Saying exactly what I say... what I say... what I say...
    The Grinch: I'm an idiot!
    Echo: You're an idiot... an idiot... in idiot...!
    The Grinch: (whispering) Alright fine! I'm not talking to you anymore! In fact, I'm going to whisper! So that by the time my voice reverbarates off the walls, and gets back to me, I won't be able to hear it.
    Echo: You're an idiot... an idiot... an idiot!
  • The Grinch's answering machine:
    The Grinch's voice: If you utter so much as one syllable, I'LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND GUT YOU LIKE A FISH!! If you'd like to fax me, press the "star" key.
  • How about when he gets a wake up call by singing the Whobilation song?
    • His efforts to drown them out are even more hilarious. "Play, monkey! PLAY!"
      • And then when Cindy comes in, she discovers him bending over, allowing the monkey to bang his head with the cymbals again and again.
  • And the bit where he's designing an outfit for the Whobilation; he goes to the kitchen and yanks the tablecloth from underneath a pile of metal junk, leaving the pile in place as he leaves. Then he rushes back in and knocks the pile off anyway.
  • "It's not a dress, it's a kilt! Sicko!"
    • And what's under the kilt when he rips it off? A garter.
  • "I'm speaking in RHYME!!!"
    The Grinch: Why, for year after year I've put up with it now. I must stop this Christmas from coming... but how? (Realizes what he just did.) I MEAN... in what way?
  • "WE'RE GONNA DIE! WE'RE GONNA DIE! I'M GOING TO THROW UP, AND THEN I'M GONNA DIE! MOMMY! TELL IT TO STOP!"
    • Once the sled becomes stabilized:
    Grinch: (exhaling; calmly) Almost...lost my cool back there.
  • The opening scene where he knocks people over with a marble and wreaks havoc on Whoville. He does stuff like go into the post office and switching and throwing letters into peoples' mailboxes, mostly notices for "jury duty" but you can also hear "blackmail", "pinkslip", "chain letter", and "eviction notice".
  • The theatrics that the Grinch resorts to trying to scare Cindy Lou Who out of his cave are hilarious. Also, they don't work.
    The Grinch jumps off-screen, and then back in wearing a white T-shirt, which he begins ripping apart while screaming.
    The Grinch: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! BEFORE I KILL AGAIN!
    • And then there's these lines after his theatrics fail:
    Cindy Lou: Um, maybe you need a time out. *cut to the Grinch having a rather priceless look on his face and Cindy giggles, before Grinch turns to the audience*
  • The scene when they sled out of control down Mt. Crumpit, fully detailed on the Heartwarming page.
  • "It's because I'm green, isn't it!?"
  • As the Holiday Cheermeister, the Grinch is being force fed pudding and fudge when:
    Einstein-like character:"This is not pudding."
    Grinch: (Spit Take) "What is it?!"
  • After receiving a razor as a Christmas present from the mayor the Grinch goes on a rampage and Hilarity Ensues.
  • His stealing of Christmas scene is very funny too, like when he saws around a tree then pops up after it falls:
    'The Grinch: Clearance sale, everything must go.
    • Then when he makes the mayor kiss Max's rear end.
  • Hello Martha.
  • The Grinch's insistence that Cindy Lou mentioned a check when he shows up to be named Holiday Cheermeister.

House on Haunted Hill (1959)Funny/FilmHow to be a Serial Killer

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
9205
23