"very much in the spirit of Seuss’ extravagant verses."
December 3, 2018 7:05 PM   Subscribe

I Am Eating Everything on IHOP's 'The Grinch' Menu, by Matt Singer

Previous entries in the series:
Denny's Fantastic Four
Denny's Independence Day: Resurgence
White Castle's X-Men: Apocalypse
Johnny Rockets' Kong: Skull Island
Denny's Solo: A Star Wars Story
posted by DevilsAdvocate (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
More like, IHOPsAdvocate, amirite?
posted by J.K. Seazer at 7:17 PM on December 3, 2018

(insert cholesterol-based "heart growing three sizes bigger" joke here)
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:55 PM on December 3, 2018 [14 favorites]

This thing is about as “fluffy” as a cinder block. It’s the length of my forearm and three times as thick.

and now banned on tumblr
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 8:15 PM on December 3, 2018 [30 favorites]

Previously on Metafilter: Nine French Toast Squares for Mortal Men Doomed to Die (The Hobbit Menu at Denny's)
posted by vespabelle at 11:12 PM on December 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

Came in here to note that there was a Fantastic Four menu at Denny's that had a Thing Burger slathered in Thing Sauce but was beaten to it by the author
posted by edeezy at 11:28 PM on December 3, 2018

Worth it for “vomlette”.
posted by lydhre at 4:02 AM on December 4, 2018 [3 favorites]

Is the Grinch getting the Dead President treatment, where all the rotten things he did are ignored, in service of transforming him into a Beloved Icon? Because I don't think that was Geisel's intent.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:06 AM on December 4, 2018 [2 favorites]

Missing: Last can of WhoHash...
posted by blaneyphoto at 5:11 AM on December 4, 2018 [2 favorites]

I would eat that omlette.
posted by glonous keming at 9:29 AM on December 4, 2018

(BBQ instead of “barbecue,” a la whipped “topping” instead of cream)
Are there really tight enough regulations on what constitutes barbecue sauce where this is true? I kind of get the feeling that barbecue is shortened to bbq for ease of spelling/marketing reasons rather than ingredient purity.
posted by The_Vegetables at 9:33 AM on December 4, 2018

There is no reason they couldn't say "barbecue," but the author is working the "ha ha I'm eating at IHOP ha ha" angle. I am willing to overlook the style for the Seuss parody lead-in and trailer (whatever the correct terms of art are). I thought he nailed it.

I sampled two of his similar columns and they each struck me as Extruded Clickbait Product. The sort of column they'd serve at Denny's if it were a website.
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 5:03 PM on December 4, 2018

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