How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Trivia: When the Grinch takes the table cloth from the table, everything on the table was supposed to fall off. When Jim Carrey yanked out the cloth however, everything stayed in place. Jim immediately walked back to the table and improvised knocking everything off and then knocking the table over.

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Trivia: Director Ron Howard eventually decided that he had to experience what the cast was going through (since they all had to spend so much time in makeup, especially Jim Carrey) so Howard wore the Grinch makeup one day and directed all day long as the Grinch.

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Trivia: Jim Carrey's makeup took 2 hours to put on and 1 hour to take off, every day for 92 days of filming.

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Trivia: The Grinch is imitating Ron Howard in the scene in which he is trying to decide what to wear to receive his Cheermeister award. Watch when he puts on the baseball cap.

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Trivia: The widow of the late Dr. Seuss insisted that if the story were made into a movie, no one but Jim Carrey would play the role of the Grinch. Sure enough, she got her wish.

Toolio
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Trivia: Director Ron Howard has a cameo role as one of the startled Whos while the Grinch is ranting in the city square.

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Trivia: When Cindy Lou goes up to the Grinch's lair, before she goes inside you can hear him yell "Owiee." This is exactly what Jim Carrey said in "Liar Liar" when he was hitting his head above the urinal (when he beat himself up in the bathroom).

Piemanmoo
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Trivia: When watching the giant Christmas tree go up in flames, the Grinch says, "Oh, the Whomanity!" This is possibly paying homage to Herbert Morrison, who famously exclaimed, "Oh, the humanity!" during his witnessing the Hindenburg catastrophe.

Movie Nut
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Continuity mistake: After the Grinch unscrews the light bulb in the town Christmas tree, all the lights in the town go dark and the Grinch starts to take off in his sled-thing. When they show a close up of him, the lights are on. Then a few seconds later, the lights are off again.

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Grinch: Fat boy ought to finishing up any time now. Talk about a recluse! He only comes out once a year, and HE never catches any flak for it! Probably lives up there to avoid the taxes! [Notices Santa leaving.] OOOpsy! Forgot about the reindeer. If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead. Max, I'm going to steal Christmas!

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Question: Where exactly is Whoville located? And what year is the movie meant to take place?

Answer: Then why does it appear as a tiny speck in Horton Hears A Who?

In "Horton Hears a Who", both the book and the animated film, the speck of dust lands on a clover. In the 2000 Grinch film, the speck of dust has now landed on a snowflake because it's winter time. It should be noted that it's only the 2000 Grinch film that has Whoville as a speck similar to Whoville in "Horton Hears a Who." In the book and other adaptations, Whoville and the Whos are normal sized and probably located somewhere in Massachusetts.

Bishop73

Where are you getting Massachusetts from?

Brian Katcher

Dr. Suess was born in Springfield, MA and there are some that claim the drawings in the book are similar to Easthampton, MA and Mt. Tom (although others say it's La Jolla and Mt. Soledad in California). Residence of Easthampton put on an annual "Whobalation" to celebrate the legend Whoville is based on them.

Bishop73

Answer: According to the introduction, Whoville is located on a snowflake. Therefore they don't keep time like we do.

Brian Katcher
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