How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Grinch is talking to the town after he flips out during the Whobilation,the mayor in the background switches from facing inward to his assistant to facing outwards.

Visible crew/equipment: While The Grinch is returning to his home for the first time that we see and after he says "one man's trash is another one's potpourri" while he's entering you can see the shadow of the machine that holds the camera up high behind him and Max.

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Continuity mistake: In the wide shot that would be a view from the roof of Betty Lou's house, you can see the spool of lights on Martha May's cannon isn't lit up or moving.

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Continuity mistake: When he's talking to Cindy Lou in the Post Office, Lou is riding on the movable ladder, When he says "You kids and the Grinch", he's right at the end of the track when the camera cuts to Cindy Lou. When it cuts back, he's just stopping at the end. The sound while the camera is on Cindy Lou suggested that the track was longer than it was.

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Revealing mistake: As the saw cuts around the Christmas tree, before it falls through the floor, you can see a faint line where the saw tracks around to cut the floor.

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Continuity mistake: When the Grinch goes to wrap Cindy, he grabs the end of the wrap with his right hand and pulls. Suddenly, he has both hands on it, and there was the sound of his left hand grabbing added in.

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Continuity mistake: After the Grinch answers the cop's greeting with "Flatfoot!", two Whos carrying packages pass by him, and he watches them pass. As the Grinch approaches two Who children to give them the hacksaw, the same package-laden Whos pass by again.

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Revealing mistake: After the Grinch burns down the Christmas tree in the middle of town and right before they bring out the new one, the Grinch is about to make his escape in the Dump it to Crumpit. The Grinch makes a wide eyed face and you can see he isn't wearing his green and yellow contacts. (00:59:15)

Continuity mistake: The Grinch holds the electric razor in his palm, then grasps it finger by finger. The next instant cut shot of him shows him holding the razor, but his hand is open.

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Continuity mistake: As Cindy Lou sinks in the sorter, her legs go from sticking up from the knees to only her feet visible in a second.

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Other mistake: When Martha May is getting ready to put up her lights with the cannon, she pulls a charging handle, and starts firing. If you watch closely, you see a lit string of lights come out, but the spool that they're on isn't moving, or lit up. Then after all of the lights are out, it still fires several more times (watch the aiming indicator- it continues to flash with the sound).

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Continuity mistake: The little car the Grinch commandeers and crashes after going on his rampage goes from having a little flame, to fully engulfed, and back before the explosion.

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Continuity mistake: When testing his engines and after he hits the wall, he turns around and is leaning on the wall. He's tilted toward the "HIT HERE" circle. The camera cuts closer in, and he's now standing straighter in relation to the circle.

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Continuity mistake: After Cindy thanks the Grinch for saving her, he stops at the door. He slides his hand down the glass, and it comes off the glass well below his chin level. When he turns around, it's just at his chin height.

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The Grinch: The nerve of those Whos. Inviting me down there - and on such short notice. Even if I wanted to go my schedule wouldn't allow it. Four o'clock, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, jazzercize. 6:30, dinner with me. I can't cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing; I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9 I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?

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Trivia: When the Grinch takes the table cloth from the table, everything on the table was supposed to fall off. When Jim Carrey yanked out the cloth however, everything stayed in place. Jim immediately walked back to the table and improvised knocking everything off and then knocking the table over.

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