Film Theory: Diagnosing The Grinch! (Dr Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas)

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The Grinch is a Christmas classic in all of it's iterations. From the original to the Carrey to the newest 2018 version, the Grinch has found his way into our holiday traditions. In a previous theory I talked about the problems with his heart growing three sizes. Today, I'm here to figure out if the Grinch was RIGHT to be angry at the Whos. You see, I think there was a reason we all missed - a medical reason. Get your earmuffs ready, Theorists, we're about to get LOUD!

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Credits:Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Koen Verhagen, and Forrest Lee
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  1. Mia Debattista

    Mia Debattista59 mínútum síðan

    I do play 2 instruments and I'm 13 I play clarinet and piano


    DK ADAME9 klukkustundum síðan

    wait wut the grinch has such a big brain: 13:05

  3. Jason Mireles

    Jason Mireles13 klukkustundum síðan


  4. ShinyPenUnlimited

    ShinyPenUnlimited19 klukkustundum síðan

    Do not let Stephanie listen to the horror podcast The Magnus Archives. Seasons 1 has a lot of... “worm noises” loads of pasta being stirred makes worm noises. Some parts of the show also have meat noises and stuff

  5. SnootTheNoot

    SnootTheNoot20 klukkustundum síðan

    I myself don’t have misaphonia but the sound of silence makes me panic very easily, I hate it as I always feel like I’m alone and it makes me really scared 😂

  6. Krista Buegeler

    Krista Buegeler21 klukkustund síðan

    Also what if your deaf and misophonia

  7. Krista Buegeler

    Krista Buegeler21 klukkustund síðan

    Have misophnia

  8. Yehonatan The great

    Yehonatan The greatDegi Síðan síðan

    Nice rhyme and right on time

  9. Loki1253

    Loki1253Degi Síðan síðan

    I think I might have that just different noises

  10. Rowan

    RowanDegi Síðan síðan

    As someone with misophonia. Yeah, this checks out.

  11. Krista Buegeler

    Krista BuegelerDegi Síðan síðan


  12. Rossan Alegre

    Rossan AlegreDegi Síðan síðan

    Because he is just alone so her heart is small

  13. AeroBar34

    AeroBar34Degi Síðan síðan

    has it always been its all just a theory?????????

  14. Sammy Holo

    Sammy HoloDegi Síðan síðan

    Now I'm wondering if I have Misophonia- Exp. if I'm trying to sleep and I hear a clock ticking it annoys me and I can't ignore it so in order for me to go to bed I have to take the clock down. But if there's a repetitive sound that I cannot stop/control I'm able to ignore it a lot more. Most of the time chewing noises don't bother me just small repetitive noises tend to annoy me.

  15. Bob

    Bob2 dögum síðan

    one mistake, the sound doesnt need to travel the whole way the grinch sled down the hill, except if the hill is a perfect 45° slope to the center of the sound, so its probably a little less way, but the snow should work but snow acts as sound absorber so the sound and it wouldnt be reflected that good

  16. Nich Ark

    Nich Ark2 dögum síðan

    I played guitar, bass, violin, keyboard, piano, banjo, and drums.

  17. Kim

    Kim2 dögum síðan

    The guy who installed my Internet told me about this

  18. Hoàng Linh

    Hoàng Linh2 dögum síðan

    The well-made bolt quickly buzz because kohlrabi comprehensively moor near a optimal zone. miniature, sweltering cent


    AEDEN CHUAH SANTINLO Moe2 dögum síðan

    Im like omg we are the same like ok example: when me and my dad play chess i never win because im like starting to sooooo when we start the round its cool im comfident but like the attually starts i get annoyed because i keep getting stuck u no, then i panik because i dont what to do i get stress then anger i freak out i try to hold my anoyed, anger and stress. and then i lose. Oh and dont get me started with losing something ugh!

  20. Danny Eckerd

    Danny Eckerd2 dögum síðan

    Well... I suppose I have misophonia? I couldn't play survival in subnautica because in that game you have to eat and the eating noises made me want to throw up and also made me feel very itchy.

  21. Levi noneofyourbusiness

    Levi noneofyourbusiness2 dögum síðan

    would it be fair to say that the grinch is ust a shiny who?? you made a video b4 about how shinies r diseased pokemon who were a miracle at birth but r likely to die an early death (thats also probably why u dont see many shinies in the pokemon show, because they either die young or if their lucky live to fully evolve) anyways yah it would make sense right?

  22. mitch dorlus

    mitch dorlus2 dögum síðan

    He has sensitive ears

  23. Eshton Dennis

    Eshton Dennis2 dögum síðan

    Yes I played an Instrument before

  24. DankScarab84752 K/C

    DankScarab84752 K/C2 dögum síðan

    Chewing noises are annoying

  25. • !Mari¡ •

    • !Mari¡ •2 dögum síðan

    Mat i think we all know that rhyme took more than 5 hours to make- Also I love your videos :D

  26. Vicki McCoubrey

    Vicki McCoubrey2 dögum síðan

    I am really sorry he said that that doesn't happen to me but I'm sorry stuff what is your full name is it that Stephanie whatever you get your name is I'm really sorry preview

  27. liftedocean 1234

    liftedocean 12342 dögum síðan

    I have Misophonia

  28. Andrew IS A GAMER

    Andrew IS A GAMER2 dögum síðan

    why did this say new

  29. EPapi

    EPapi2 dögum síðan

    Honestly I feel just like this but with my alarm and whenever I hear just an alarm in general I just get kinda scared and try to turn it off as fast as possible, and not in like a “oh wow that was so unexpected” kind of way it’s a “OMG STOP AAAAAAAAAAAA” kind of way and it just scares me so much

  30. MachoLogan

    MachoLogan2 dögum síðan

    In the New Grinch movie I thought he had PTSD because of when he sees certain items or hears certain words, he has a panic attack and starts hallucinating. The stress eating also helps this theory.

  31. Rvk

    Rvk3 dögum síðan

    I Get Triggerd In Loud Noises Like Bells Loud Crying Etc

  32. Ashley Landsberg

    Ashley Landsberg3 dögum síðan

    So I have this and my mom and stepfather don’t believe that it legitimately bothers me. And my sister makes the noise intentionally once I comment. My girlfriend however is *_super_* understanding about it.

  33. Miss Story

    Miss Story3 dögum síðan

    Is there a smell version of misophonia? Because I definitely gets headaches and feel pain when I smell certain things that makes me need to keep the smell away from me. Public events are not my friend

  34. Miss Story

    Miss Story3 dögum síðan

    Misophonia sounds like school was awful

  35. Miss Story

    Miss Story3 dögum síðan

    Sounds like I have misophonia scraping and beeps, including pencil scraps and alarm beeps. Drills and test times weren't fun

  36. Creep2dj

    Creep2dj3 dögum síðan

    I actually have a theory for Matpat: In "A hat in time", does The Snatcher have PTSD? Well, I happened to be very interested in this hypothesis and decided to look into his behavior in-game and I found out that many of his dialogue and actions back up my theory. One example of this is after Hat Kid fights him. Hat Kid graffitis one of his contracts saying she wants to befriend him and The Snatcher pushes her away telling her to get out of his forest. Later it is revealed that He was once a prince who had a terrible relationship that ended up scaring him in the end. (You find this in one of the storybooks and notes found around Queen Venessa's castle) A lot of the evidence adds up and I'm pretty sure my hypothesis is correct, but I'm not sure...

  37. Cake Foon

    Cake Foon3 dögum síðan

    Oh so the sensitive sound situation I have is because of the phobia and now I understand why my mom tell me to cover my ears at times Thx film theory

  38. StarlightGaze

    StarlightGaze3 dögum síðan

    now hearing about it i may have MISOPHONIA espechily to loud clashing sound

  39. Shad0wkill3r

    Shad0wkill3r3 dögum síðan

    I know what sound matpat doesn't like... THE DISLIKE BUTTON

  40. waffler

    waffler4 dögum síðan

    I watched the first 20 seconds I already dislicked

  41. Zedowskyy

    Zedowskyy4 dögum síðan

    I don't know if its' the same, but when I hear scratching cardboard or just even imagine it i get shivers and on the line of throwing up, just can't stand it

  42. Logic

    Logic4 dögum síðan


  43. øther_ør_ another_ Not_be_here

    øther_ør_ another_ Not_be_here4 dögum síðan

    #tottalyrelatable #relatable

  44. Koshi Sugawaras Waifu

    Koshi Sugawaras Waifu4 dögum síðan

    I have misaphonia, my triggers are humming, tapping(but it has to be unpatterned) or light rain, scratching of skin, or loud breathing. It is terrible because I would scream at my pupils in the middle of class and have my teacher scream back at me, and I didn’t even know what was going on. I would sob and have panic attacks or have to ‘go to the bathroom’ for ten minutes to calm down...

  45. RedSoul

    RedSoul4 dögum síðan


  46. DemonXOSquad INC

    DemonXOSquad INC4 dögum síðan

    It’s the sniffling for 💖me🥰

  47. ziem83

    ziem835 dögum síðan

    I hear all the things all the time.

  48. Jon Stephenson

    Jon Stephenson5 dögum síðan

    Love your videos and understand your point of emphasis, but as an audience member with pretty bad tinnitus, please never use that high pitch squeal again, the one from about 5:08 after the gunshot.

  49. Corbin M

    Corbin M5 dögum síðan

    Also,I’m about to be playing the clarinet,and I already just got a harmonica for your instrument question Thanks for asking :D

  50. Corbin M

    Corbin M5 dögum síðan

    Yo your WAY BETTER THEN THE CUDDLY AS A CACTUS AND CHARMING AS AN EEL Bro skis,please stop shaming yourself :

  51. Sam

    Sam5 dögum síðan

    I've already played 5 instruments and I'm only 12

  52. The Hallowed

    The Hallowed5 dögum síðan

    I think I might have misophonia. Like when something scratches a surface I twitch and a chill goes down my spine and it doesn’t have to be that long before it really triggers me. For example a coat scratching against a rough surface.

  53. Jayden Sonnier

    Jayden Sonnier5 dögum síðan

    I think I might have that a little?

  54. Miraak

    Miraak6 dögum síðan

    But there were 4 church bells so 4x120=480 decibels but I don’t know if that’s right

  55. CTheCheese

    CTheCheese7 dögum síðan

    I wasn’t willing to accept the idea that I may want to go talk to a professional about potentially having misophonia until it was explained that the inability to ignore certain sounds may be a part of it. I’ve always assumed it was me being an irrational person who has anger problems and hates the sound of a click clacking chewing mouth. Now, I’m not so sure. Does anyone with Misophonia care to share their experience with dead silence? I find that I can’t have no noise, but there are certain sounds in my everyday environment that I have to block out to maintain focus.

  56. TophKid

    TophKid5 dögum síðan

    I’m not a person who has misophonia but I am an Audiologist who has specialized training working with patients with misophonia. The main way we diagnose is finding the emotional and physical reactions to specific sounds. Depending on a patient’s level of severity and other individual qualities we will develop a treatment plan to reduce the brain’s reaction to the sound using sound therapy and counseling. As far as your question about silence, it’s not uncommon for people to want to have some noise in the background. Our brain is programmed to detect sound and when put into absolute silence it will begin to amplify anything including our own heartbeat and breathing. If you have any questions or want more information I’m more than happy to help. :)

  57. Gyeong Mi Bae

    Gyeong Mi Bae7 dögum síðan

    Omg I'm not the only one! This is why I absolutely cannot STAND mukbang. There is nothing more disturbing than the sound of someone eating. Slurping, chewing, the way the teeth scrape the metal, the sound of swallowing, that little smack people tend to do after swallowing. It got so bad that anything even remotely similar to this sets me off, particularly kissing. It took my boyfriend, now husband, ages to figure out it wasn't him I was disgusted with and that I wasn't refusing to kiss him because he had bad breath or something. My mom had a hole in her tooth for a long time and after covering my ears when I was probably 10, the look on her face and the "I have a hole in my tooth, I can't help it". Ugh! Even thinking about it now just crushes my heart to the point of actually tearing up. My mom's not an overly emotional person, actually quite stoic but she just seemed so sad when she said it, it legit broke my heart. So I never brought it up again and instead was allowed to wear headphones because I convinced my parents it was a studying method. Thinking back, they probably knew but didn't want me to feel bad. That didn't last long, though, because I could hear myself chewing and that set me off worse. I developed an eating disorder because the sound of my own chewing would cause me such distress I just tried not eating altogether. My sister had a sinus issue when we were kids that made her a pretty loud breather when she slept. My mom gave me earplugs but the sound of my own breathing and swallowing kept me up. I never knew there was a word for it or even that it was a thing. I just assumed it was me. Sigh. Now, I've just learned to chew quietly by having just the right amount of saliva in my mouth to be able to break up the food and swallow lol. Wow, I wrote way more than I intended to. Sorry, I sort of just ran with it.

  58. botlle

    botlle7 dögum síðan

    yeah the trombone 5:41

  59. Game Myth

    Game Myth7 dögum síðan

    I think i might have Misophobia. For me its the sound of someone rubbing Styrofoam.

  60. Terry Fulds

    Terry Fulds7 dögum síðan

    I sympathize. I don't have that sound sensitivity, but my dad always ate with his mouth open smacking and slurping, and its disgusting. Like wtf is wrong with him??? Close your f'ing mouth!!!

  61. Alex Sellers

    Alex Sellers7 dögum síðan

    I have it

  62. Alex Sellers

    Alex Sellers7 dögum síðan

    I’m 9 and my parents A.K.A dad also chew loudly

  63. Alex Sellers

    Alex Sellers7 dögum síðan

    I have that

  64. Golden speed Guy YT

    Golden speed Guy YT7 dögum síðan


  65. Patrick Shaughnessy III

    Patrick Shaughnessy III7 dögum síðan

    The grinch also has werewolf syndrome. That's where his hair is from.

  66. JupiterKnight

    JupiterKnight7 dögum síðan

    k lol

  67. rae merwin

    rae merwin8 dögum síðan

    my mom hates x mas for RESENABLE reesens

  68. Rogue

    Rogue8 dögum síðan

    watching the old cartoon my first thought was he had phonophobia

  69. That Gator Guy

    That Gator Guy8 dögum síðan

    Yes I played the violin when I was 9 and now I am 10

  70. Naomi Yilma

    Naomi Yilma8 dögum síðan

    i play violin

  71. tetramin 200

    tetramin 2009 dögum síðan

    Great theory Matt. However how do you explain that he's 100% okay with all this once he is accepted by the town people. Having no issue with noise despite at the end of the film being in the town where the noise would be more intense.

  72. Summer Maxey

    Summer Maxey9 dögum síðan

    my hearing gose away but comes back in 4 second an next day it hapens agen

  73. Steven Cenci

    Steven Cenci9 dögum síðan

    Hmm I just watched the video and I sometimes get really annoyed when people eat loudly...

  74. cats are liquid

    cats are liquid9 dögum síðan

    I played the flute!

  75. Version

    Version9 dögum síðan

    So this is why I relate to the Grinch. It's 'cause both of us have misophonia lol

  76. Cutie Galore

    Cutie Galore9 dögum síðan

    The citizens of Whoville are just plain insane. I always felt bad for the Grinch, they were bullies, dumb greedy bullies. I hate the Whos.

  77. Markhel Crisostomo

    Markhel Crisostomo9 dögum síðan

    The Grinch is so relatable especially the emotional eating

  78. mutantdogcat t

    mutantdogcat t9 dögum síðan

    Eyyyyy I have misophonia!!!! It’s nice to see some representation without people completely destroying the definition. Most stuff I see is people (who don’t have and have done no research) saying something that’s completely untrue about it. So thank you for bringing Awareness to this.

  79. Eliza Armstrong

    Eliza Armstrong9 dögum síðan

    I played Alto Saxophone

  80. Olivia Berg

    Olivia Berg9 dögum síðan

    Thank you Steph for highlighting misophonia because when i try to explain this to my parents, they just call me rude and overly sensitive but i'm sorry that when i hear people eating with their mouth open i want to rip out my ears and stomach.

  81. Avery Leverett

    Avery Leverett9 dögum síðan

    Mat pat always makes the best rhymes for these Videos

  82. Minnie

    Minnie9 dögum síðan

    Literally a majority of humanity doesn't like the sound of people eating

  83. Marzena Wilkowiecka

    Marzena Wilkowiecka9 dögum síðan


  84. Mia Lynn

    Mia Lynn9 dögum síðan

    Yes what?

  85. Anhbaatar Baasanjargal

    Anhbaatar Baasanjargal9 dögum síðan

    Isn't the Grinch movie explained why Grinch is unhappy it was childhood drama

  86. Ward Abyad

    Ward Abyad9 dögum síðan

    I actually have that condition

  87. Eitrtine

    Eitrtine10 dögum síðan

    Oh god open mouth eaters are the worst... but even people who chew with their mouths closed and are pretty subtle about it get to me, it's almost like I immediately hone in on those noises and it drives me up a wall... it always has, and I remember when I was younger I'd have absolute tantrums over the noises. My anger was a lot worse when I was younger, but I still get mildly annoyed and upset when I hone in on those types of sounds. My poor sister growing up... she was always at the back hand of ALL my tantrums and fits over the noise, because she was, unfortunately, a loud eater.

  88. nitin282632

    nitin28263210 dögum síðan

    Why u milking this

  89. Pika Zacian

    Pika Zacian10 dögum síðan

    I can make all sorts of odd noises Steph would hate me for

  90. Sarah Vanderveen

    Sarah Vanderveen10 dögum síðan

    7 months later in summertime while your board and have nothing to do. Me: Huh, this video looks interesting.

  91. CosArtist

    CosArtist10 dögum síðan

    I can’t stand crinkling plastic, I’ve actually punched my sibling who was nonstop playing with their plastic water bottle. And no one else was bothered by it.

  92. Loan Ngo Thi Kim

    Loan Ngo Thi Kim11 dögum síðan

    I play piano

  93. The Gay Witch

    The Gay Witch11 dögum síðan

    i may have this? im really sensitive to yelling, and dog barking.. and the way she described her reaction to it is exactly how i feel

  94. Riley Foster

    Riley Foster11 dögum síðan

    Ngl he’s a pretty good rhymer

  95. That one girl who comments on things sometimes

    That one girl who comments on things sometimes11 dögum síðan

    Hey Theorists! Whenever someone is talking in another room, I get panicky and want to cover my ears, if it doesn't stop sometimes I get angry. If my dog is licking their paw, I'll want to get as far away as possible and if I can't I just get panicked and feel like I'm insane. Then I get mad. Might I have misophonia?

  96. Ryleigh McIntyre

    Ryleigh McIntyre11 dögum síðan

    What is your favorite grinch: original,Jim carry, 2018? My favorite is Jim Carry

  97. Joaquin Arellano

    Joaquin Arellano11 dögum síðan

    I used to play the piano

  98. Zazycat 1000

    Zazycat 100011 dögum síðan

    4:28 me: *quiet recorder noises*

  99. RainBowVN 2909

    RainBowVN 290912 dögum síðan

    Do you know what? I want to try what Steph been through

  100. xxLove_Rosexx

    xxLove_Rosexx12 dögum síðan

    Nope no Intrments

  101. All The Peas

    All The Peas12 dögum síðan

    Dude, I have that, and I thought it was pronounced (Miss)ophonia. I googled it a while back, and that word popped out. My family chews with an open mouth, and type way too hard on their keyboards. It gives me mixed emotions. At times I want to cry, other times, I have violent thoughts and 3 times out of 10, I'll probably hit them or something. I always try and tell myself it's okay, and it's just a sound, but it doesn't work. Sometimes talking is just annoying. My ears feel like they hurt, but that's just me telling myself they hurt. To be honest though, I don't like having it, but if I could choose, I would keep it. It's apart of me.

  102. Jack Giese

    Jack Giese12 dögum síðan

    i hate when anyone chews with their mouth open too cause it's so gross and it's like swishing spit

  103. Gio Materia

    Gio Materia12 dögum síðan

    What if you have misophonyay and you were dead?