The Grinch Poster Parodies

The Grinch Poster Parodies

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The Grinch Poster Parodies are series of photoshopped promotional posters for the 2018 animated feature film Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, elevating the gentle trolling of the original posters and making them more explicitly offensive for humorous effect.


In fall 2018, a number of promotional posters for the The Grinch, which attempted to gently troll the area in which they were placed, began gaining notice online. On October 17th, 2018, Twitter [1] user @Yassammez tweeted a series of these posters (shown below, left). The post received more than 10 retweets and 60 likes.

Two days later, Twitter[2] user @bugmanetv tweeted, "I don't like this new grinch." They attached a photograph of one of the trolling posters; however, the tagline has been photoshopped to read "I'm gonna drown you to death in green cum." The post received more than 2,200 retweets and 9,900 likes in four days (shown below, right).

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Over the next several days, others began posting photoshopped versions of the poster. On October 22nd, film critic David Ehrlich tweeted one in which the tagline reads 'Make America Great Again'. The post received more than 60 retweets and 500 likes in 24 hours (shown below).

that new GRINCH movie isn't f------ around Make America Great Again. November 9 #TheGrinch

"Just Like My Nuts" Hoax

On November 9th, 2018, Imgur user Twistable69[4] posted a picture of a poster advertising pistachios featuring The Grinch saying "Green and Salty. Just like me" (shown below).

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On November 12th, Instagram user @jaunty_jenkhead[5] posted a doctored photo which had the advertisement read "Green and Salty. Just like my nuts," gaining 97 likes.

8 @jaunty jenkhead 4m 399 ae Green and salty. Just like my nuts. Won CH PiSTACHIOS

Nevertheless, the image began to spread and some people assumed it was a real advertisement. User @teddybearisms tweeted the image as if it were a real advertisement and gained over 52,000 retweets and 191,000 likes (shown below, left). User @iamalmostlegend did the same (shown below, right).

r Teddy %$#@n Bear @teddybearisms Follow To the marketing executive daring enough to green light this, my hats off to you @jaunty_jenkhead 399 Green and salty. Just like my nuts. 10:31 PM-13 Nov 2018 Mr. Christopher @iamalmostlegend Follow That's a unique way to advertise a movie... Cjaunty jenkhead 399 Green and salty. Just like my nuts 2:36 AM- 15 Nov 2018

The idea that the "Just like my nuts" poster was real became popular enough that Snopes posted a fact check debunking it.[6]

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Walrus the Tree
Walrus the Tree

These ironic takes on the Grinch poster are more of a good thing than you realize. I mean, think about it: Illumination made so much goddamn money off of those yellow pills in overalls, and a big part of that marketability, at least from their perspective, was the moms making Facebook memes. Now they're trying to manufacture that same success with the new Grinch. You tell me one way in which those unedited Grinch posters are any different from the unironic Minion Facebook memes aside from the character they're using.

Illumination is trying to create the second plague. But we've adapted, evolved. These may look like different memes, and in fact, many of us might not even realize it, but the internet has built up an immune system capable of handling this disease. You might think the ironic Grinch poster edits are forgettable, but I'll always remember them as the white blood cells that saved us from the Facebook moms.


I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: two vast and trunkless legs of green
Stand in old Whoville….near them, in the snow
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose smirk
And bushy brow, and fur of brightest green
Tell their sculptor well those presents read
Which yet survive, stamped on these Christmas things
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"I'm a mean one, Grinch of Grinchias,
look upon Santa, ye Whoville, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Grinch, boundless and bare
The lone and level snows stretch far away.


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