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"You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is a song from the 1966 television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, based off of the book of the same name by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. It is a song sung by the film's narrator about the Grinch. The song was performed by the narrator's singing voice, Thurl Ravenscroft.

In 2000, the special was remade as a live-action feature-length film starring Jim Carrey in the titular villain's role. This one was performed by Carrey himself, as the Grinch.

In 2018, the special was again remade as an animated feature-length film entitled The Grinch starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch. This one was performed by musical artist Tyler, The Creator.

Lyrics

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel,
Mr. Grinch.
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel.

You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders.
You've got garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch.
I wouldn't touch you with a
Thirty-nine and a half foot pole.

You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smile,
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile,
Mr. Grinch.
Given the choice between the two of you,
I'd take the seasick crocodile.

You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You're a nasty wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks.
Your soul is full of gunk,
Mr Grinch.

The three best words that best describe you,
Are as follows, and I quote,
Stink!
Stank!
Stunk!

You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch
You're the king of sinful sots
Your heart's a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots
Mr. Grinch

Your soul is an appalling dump heap
Overflowing with the most disgraceful
Assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots.

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch
With a nauseous super nos
You're a crooked jerky jockey and,
You drive a crooked horse
Mr. Grinch!

You're a three-decker sauerkraut
And toadstool sandwich,
With arsenic sauce!

[With this coat and this hat, I'll look just like St. Nick!]

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch,
You really are a heel,
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
And as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch.
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel!

Just face the music,
You're a monster, Mr. Grinch,
(Yes you are)
Your heart's an empty hole,
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch.
I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine and a half foot pole!

You know, if you ask the Whos who in Whoville,
No one'd deny it!

You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch,
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch.
Given the choice between you
I'd take the seasick crocodile!

You're a mean one
You really are a heel
(You're as charming as an eel)
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel
Mr. Grinch

You're a bad banana
(Mr. Grinch)
With a greasy black peel

You're a vile one
You've got termites in your smile
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile
Mr. Grinch

You're a foul one
Friends, you don't have none
I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine and a half foot pole

You're a monster
You're heart's an empty hole
(You've got garlic in your soul)
You've got garlic, you've got garlic in your soul

Mr. Grinch

All those smiles, homie, I turn 'em frowns
All them decorations, I tear 'em down
You can ask Max, I don't play around
Ayo

(Eww)

Who is this mean fellow
With his skin all green
And his teeth all yellow?

(Eww)

What you so mad for?
Halloween comin' round
And we ain't knockin' at your door

(Mr. Grinch,
You're a bad banana
Here to spoil everything with your bad attitude,
Mr. Grinch)

Who is this mean fellow
With his skin all green
And his teeth all yellow?

(Eww)

What you so mad for?
Halloween comin' round
And we ain't knockin' at your door

Ahh

(Bad banana!)

Other Appearances

  • The song appears in the stage musical adaptation, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.
  • The original was featured on the soundtracks Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but was also featured on the following albums:
    • Country Christmas Greatest Hits
    • Celebrate the Season
    • NOW Christmas
  • The 2000 version was featured on Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
  • The 2018 version was featured on Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
  • Outside of the Grinch franchise, a karaoke arrangement of the song was used in some of Robert Stainton's "Greeny Phatom" videos. Most notably, some of the cancelled episodes. Its usage happens when something diabolical is about to happen. It even plays in the credits of the cancelled episode, "Don't Break The Ice".

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