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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Episode Summary

3 Mikes review 3 Grinches, from 1966, 2000, and 2018. Guests: Michael DiGiovanni, Michael May. Find show notes at

Episode Notes

It’s time once again to count down to Christmas Eve, starting with 3 versions of Dr. Seuss’s classic Christmas tale from 1966, 2000, and 2018.  


🎙 Guest:  

Michael DiGiovanni (The Atomic Geeks, Classic Film Jerks, Pop Culture Retrofit, @theatomicgeeks).  

Michael May (, Sleigh Bell Cinema, @michaelmaycomix).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T., Dr. Seuss’s first — and last — feature film screenplay.  

2. DiGio discovers Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice behind “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” was also Tony the Tiger.  

3. Grinchmas, the annual Christmas celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood and Islands of Adventure in Orlando.  

4. How Murray Saved Christmas, a 2014 animated TV special starring Jerry Stiller that just made my to-do list.  

5. Mike talks The Muppet Christmas Carol on Sleigh Bell Cinema.  


“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” © 1966  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.  
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” © 2000 LUNI Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  
“The Grinch” © 2018 Universal Studios.  

Full show notes with links at  
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