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Edited for Syndication: For many years US network broadcasts deleted one of the "You're a Mean One" verses ("You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch...") as well as a genuinely disturbing moment in which the Grinch does his Slasher Smile while leering at several young Whos in their bed.
Later ABC broadcasts cut the special down to the bare minimum, keeping the important story parts, deleting many of the Visual Gags, as well as a shot of the Grinch cracking his whip while Max pulls the sleigh up Mt. Crumpet. Averted with broadcasts on Cartoon Network and TBS, which show the special uncut.