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No one goes to the euphemism on a night like this
October 31, 2011 7:10 AM   Subscribe

You've probably all seen or read Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1 2 3). But did you know about its Halloween sequel, Halloween Is Grinch Night? The first Dr. Seuss special to feature music from Joe Raposo, it has finally been released on DVD. Or you can watch it on YouTube (1 2).
posted by Mchelly (14 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yup I did know, and its kick ass!
posted by wheelieman at 7:13 AM on October 31, 2011


I didn't know, and I'm a big fan of the good Dr., so thanks!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:29 AM on October 31, 2011


Whoa, there's another one!
posted by gorgor_balabala at 7:49 AM on October 31, 2011


Wasn't this the plot to The Village?
posted by mazola at 8:23 AM on October 31, 2011


this movie has so many good life lessons in it

like about the power of eyebrows and a wagon with an acid trip inside

and "no wind ever blows forever"
posted by beefetish at 8:34 AM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is really weird. I had absolutely no conscious memory of the program existing, yet I have deep familiarity with the 'bits'.

"I wouldn't go out on a night like this for 'x' dollars and 50 cents" and "I have to go the euphemism" are highly quotable (and lord knows, I've trotted them out in the past 30+ years) yet if you would have told me there was a Grinch Halloween special I'd have argued strongly against.

Though after watching it, I think I still like the bits better than the whole.
posted by mazola at 9:06 AM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dude. Halloween Is Grinch Night is the best Dr. Seuss special, hands-down. I had nightmares for years about it as a kid, but I couldn't stop watching it.
posted by mykescipark at 9:20 AM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I used to get into arguments about it because I remembered it so well, and my friends would insist that I was mistaken or making it up.

I also always swore that if I ever had kids, I would teach them to say "I have to go to the euphemism." My husband unfortunately vetoed this.
posted by Mchelly at 9:22 AM on October 31, 2011


Sadly, no Boris Karloff.
posted by the Real Dan at 9:35 AM on October 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Dude. Halloween Is Grinch Night is the best Dr. Seuss special, hands-down.

Yes it is! It was always my favorite, but then I kind of forgot about it because apparently no one else watched it and TV stopped doing themed programming. Thanks, Mchelly!
posted by byanyothername at 10:33 AM on October 31, 2011


I used to get into arguments about it because I remembered it so well, and my friends would insist that I was mistaken or making it up.
I had the same issue with something which is apparently called The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat. All I could remember about it was "A lighthouse makes light, so, just for a lark, I built me a darkhouse. A darkhouse makes dark." There was a time once where you couldn't just look up on the internet every phrase that ever existed, and nobody believed me about that one. NOBODY BELIEVED ME!
posted by Wolfdog at 11:23 AM on October 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


With a voice cast that includes Henry (Laugh-In) Gibson, and Thurl (Tony The Tiger) Ravenscroft!

Can we just make sure that Jim Carrey never finds out about this? Please?
posted by hippybear at 12:47 PM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sadly, no Boris Karloff.

It does have the greatly underrated Hans Conried though.
posted by JHarris at 12:51 PM on October 31, 2011


I always thought Dr. Seuss wasn't involved in this so I just ignored it. Turns out it's part of an official Grinch series... the second of three!
posted by BiggerJ at 7:57 PM on October 31, 2011


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