Advent Calendar House

🎃 The 13th of July means it’s spooky time again in the Advent Calendar House as we wheel our paraphernalia wagon back to 1977 to pay a long-awaited revisit to Who-ville on a Grinch Night we’ll never forget.

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🎙 On This Episode:

Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), fuzzy pink endangered species being chased down a mountain for existing.

James Riley (@yourbuddyspooky), my personal Grinch alarm warden.

Ethan “The Hungry Reader” (@Gtron), the guest of honor at the exclusive Grinch Night ball, from A Special Presentation or ALF Will Not Be Seen Tonight.


💬 Topics & Tangents:

Halloween is Grinch Night on the Dr. Seuss Wiki.

• The worst, non-candy items we’ve gotten while trick-or-treating.

Carlton, Your Doorman.

• Music composer Joe Raposo, whose greatest hits also include the Sesame Street theme, Bein’ Green, and C is for Cookie.

• Hans Conried, the voice of Grinch in this special and Captain Hook in Disney’s Peter Pan, was also the titular character in Dr. Seuss’s The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

• I badly describe the plot of Midnight Madness.

• The Hakken-Kraks in Oh, the Places You’ll Go.

• Is the Grinch’s magic only active on Grinch Night?

• The Euphemism, and other words I thought Dr. Seuss made up.

• An ode to the Whos’ videophone.

Dr. Seuss Goes to War, and other creators of great works doing terrible things.

Bogleech’s gallery of the Grinch’s monsters, and our personal favorites.

• The Vug under the Rug.

• The Jibboo.

• The Birthday Bird.

• Camille Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre.

• Is this a prequel or something else? And where does The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat fit?


📼 Retro Commercial Break:

Franken Berry and Monsters Cereals (1986), preserved by Dinosaur Dracula.


🎤 And Now, These Messages:

Holly Jolly X’masu.

“Halloween is Grinch Night” © 1977 DePatie–Freleng Enterprises.

The Advent Calendar House can also be found following you down a river of mysterious pink ooze on Twitter (@adventcalhouse) and Instagram (@adventcalendarhouse).


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Title: Halloween Is Grinch Night

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