See also How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
In Oh Say Can You Say the narrator unknowingly meets a Jibboo.The Dr. Suess creature from Oh The Thinks You Can Think that terrified countless readers, accompanied by the words, "What would you do if you met a Jibboo?" could well be a silhouetted version of the mysterious "Shnack" that the narrator of Oh Say Can You Say thinks might be lurking in the sack on his back.
Mr. Brown Can Moo! is about comedian Michael Winslow.Like Winslow, Mr. Brown is described as an expert in imitating all sort of noises, from the moo of a cow to the sizzle of bacon. In a subtler detail, while the illustrations seem to portray Mr. Brown as Caucasian, his name can also refer to the skin color of African-American Winslow.
- Jossed. The book was published in 1970, well over a decade before Winslow rose to fame through the Police Academy and, presumably, before Winslow began his professional comedy career.
The Cat in the Hat is one of the Fair Folk.He is mischievous and chaotic, with an apparently limitless supply of wonders for his young friends to "enjoy". He appears as a six-foot-tall cat in top hat and necktie because he chooses to; he could look like anything he wants (and perhaps Thing 1 and Thing 2 are closer to his native shape). However, he has no concept of the boundaries of socially-accepted human behavior, because with a relative snap of his fingers, everything can be put back to normal. The children are nearly-powerless to control him, due to his near-omnnipotence, and it is only good luck that he appears to be at least nominally on their side and willing to put things right.
The Cat in the Hat is a member of the Q Continuum.As above.
The Grinch is Jewish.Why else would he hate Christmas?
- He could be a radical Muslim too. Or an angry Jehovah's Witness.
- Or an atheist who is sick and tired of all of the hoopla.
- Or a Christian who is sick and tired of all the hoopla.
- Or any of the above, and tired of all the Who-pla.
- Technically, he is a Christian who's tired of all the Who-pla... because he's Dr. Seuss! Seuss based the Grinch on his own distain for the cheesy Christmas decorations and shallow capitalism of he'd see every Christmas from his house in Hollywood Hills.
- Or an atheist who is sick and tired of all of the hoopla.
The Grinch is thoroughly sick of the fact that Christmas shopping season starts earlier and earlier every single goddamn year.
- So he decided to deprive the commercialistic Whos of their holiday frippery to teach them a lesson. It worked.
The Grinch is only a few microns high.After all, the other characters in his story are all Who's, who live on a speck of dust, as we know from "Horton Hears a Who." Therefore, the Grinch is another inhabitant of the dust speck.
If we all work together and improve the environment, then maybe the Lorax will come back.Feel motivated yet? Hey, we did clean up Lake Erie. That's a start.
The Cat in the Hat is a god, an angel, or a trickster deityOh come on! It is quite obvious! He can take out all those weird items from his hat, and does things normal cats wouldn't be able to perform.
The kids, trouble makes by nature, really messed up one day. On The Cat & The Hat.They messed up by getting into mom's meds. That resulted in them imagining all of the events of that day. Except the mess, that was real. It never got cleaned up and they were shipped off to Military School.
The kids' mother hired the Cat in the Hat to babysit them.She wanted to be free to go do something, without having to worry about them getting into trouble. Therefore, she hired the Cat to make a mess of things and then clean it up at the last minute, knowing that that would keep the kids busy and out of worse trouble, and probably scare them out of messing around the next few times she went out. This also explains The Cat in the Hat Came Back. By the next winter, however much later that was, the two kids had decided the Cat was just a bizarre, once-in-a-lifetime thing. So the mom puts them to work, shoveling snow, and has the Cat come back, to make it clear it could happen again, at any time, and make them too paranoid to do anything they shouldn't.
Yertle the Turtle is an alternate form of Hitler, and the turtles he stands on are the countries Hitler conquered.Yertle is King of the Turtles and has more turtles stack up one by one, showing the conquest of Europe. At the end, Yertle becomes "King of the Mud," showing the downfall of Nazi Germany and Hitler's death.
The alphabet really does go On Beyond Zebra, but it's too complicated for education majors to understand, so it's not taught in schools.
Dr. Seuss is an alien in disguise.The bizarre, humanoid creatures that he draws when the story isn't about animals are what his actual species looks like. Moreover, the equally bizarre worlds of his that we see is his home world.
The Cat in the Hat represents the father.The kids in the story get so bored staying at home without their mother that they pretend that they are visited by their deceased father, whom they imagine as a cat. As things get out of hand, they imagine the fish saying things that their mother would say. Ultimately, they realize that they have to let go of the Cat in the Hat and accept the fact that their father is gone forever.
The kids in The Cat in the Hat TV special were different from the kids in the book.First of all, the events that take place have almost nothing in common except that the Cat makes a mess and cleans it up again. The kids in this special seem to have a different attitude towards the cat than the ones in the book. Also, the girl's name is never mentioned in the special, so there's no guarantee it's Sally (the boy's name is never mentioned at all). Also, Thing 1 and Thing 2 say "There's always some fish," right when they come out of the box, so this is probably something that happens all the time; the Cat goes to some kids house on a rainy day when they're home alone, pulls some crazy antics, annoys their pet fish, and cleans everything up in the nick of time.
Neefa Feefa is really Mileena.
- A beautiful woman who never shows her mouth through her pink mask? Pontoffel better get the hell out of there!
Sylvester McMonkey McBean is a good guy.He helped the Sneeches see their problem - so he made a few bucks off it, too! He's no different than any other self-help guy!
- Probably Jossed, since in the animated special he clearly says: "Sneetches. They never learn!" in a quite satisfied tone. He can be aware about the problem, yes, but it seems more he wants to take advantage of it, rather than to solve it.
The doorman of Solla Sollew is the same person as Mr. Hooberbloob.After he failed in his job as guardian of paradise, the powers that be reassigned him to baby dispatcher, the cosmic equivalent of Reassigned to Antarctica.
Clark from "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish"The proper spelling is Cthl'arq.