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. SnootTheNoot
    Před 14 minutami

    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 😂

  2. Krista Buegeler
    Krista Buegeler
    Před 53 minutami

    Also what if your deaf and misophonia

    1. Krista Buegeler
      Krista Buegeler
      Před 52 minutami

      Have misophnia

  3. Yehonatan The great
    Yehonatan The great
    Před 5 hodinami

    Nice rhyme and right on time

  4. Loki1253
    Před 10 hodinami

    I think I might have that just different noises

  5. Rowan
    Před 10 hodinami

    As someone with misophonia. Yeah, this checks out.

  6. Krista Buegeler
    Krista Buegeler
    Před 12 hodinami


  7. Rossan Alegre
    Rossan Alegre
    Před 17 hodinami

    Because he is just alone so her heart is small

  8. AeroBar34
    Před 19 hodinami

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

  9. Sammy Holo
    Sammy Holo
    Před 20 hodinami

    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.

  10. Bob
    Před dnem

    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

  11. Nich Ark
    Nich Ark
    Před dnem

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

  12. Kim
    Před dnem

    The guy who installed my Internet told me about this

  13. Hoàng Linh
    Hoàng Linh
    Před dnem

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

    Před dnem

    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!

  15. Danny Eckerd
    Danny Eckerd
    Před dnem

    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.

  16. Levi noneofyourbusiness
    Levi noneofyourbusiness
    Před dnem

    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?

  17. mitch dorlus
    mitch dorlus
    Před dnem

    He has sensitive ears

  18. Eshton Dennis
    Eshton Dennis
    Před dnem

    Yes I played an Instrument before

  19. DankScarab84752 K/C
    DankScarab84752 K/C
    Před dnem

    Chewing noises are annoying

  20. • !Mari¡ •
    • !Mari¡ •
    Před dnem

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

  21. Vicki McCoubrey
    Vicki McCoubrey
    Před dnem

    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

  22. liftedocean 1234
    liftedocean 1234
    Před dnem

    I have Misophonia

  23. Andrew IS A GAMER
    Andrew IS A GAMER
    Před dnem

    why did this say new

  24. EPapi
    Před 2 dny

    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

  25. MachoLogan
    Před 2 dny

    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.

  26. Rvk
    Před 2 dny

    I Get Triggerd In Loud Noises Like Bells Loud Crying Etc

  27. Ashley Landsberg
    Ashley Landsberg
    Před 2 dny

    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.

  28. Miss Story
    Miss Story
    Před 2 dny

    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

  29. Miss Story
    Miss Story
    Před 2 dny

    Misophonia sounds like school was awful

  30. Miss Story
    Miss Story
    Před 2 dny

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

  31. Creep2dj
    Před 2 dny

    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...

  32. Cake Foon
    Cake Foon
    Před 2 dny

    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

  33. StarlightGaze
    Před 2 dny

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

  34. Shad0wkill3r
    Před 3 dny

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

  35. waffler
    Před 3 dny

    I watched the first 20 seconds I already dislicked

  36. Zedowskyy
    Před 3 dny

    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

  37. Logic
    Před 3 dny


  38. øther_ør_ another_ Not_be_here
    øther_ør_ another_ Not_be_here
    Před 3 dny

    #tottalyrelatable #relatable

  39. Koshi Sugawaras Waifu
    Koshi Sugawaras Waifu
    Před 3 dny

    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...

  40. RedSoul
    Před 3 dny


  41. DemonXOSquad INC
    DemonXOSquad INC
    Před 3 dny

    It’s the sniffling for 💖me🥰

  42. ziem83
    Před 4 dny

    I hear all the things all the time.

  43. Jon Stephenson
    Jon Stephenson
    Před 4 dny

    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.

  44. Corbin M
    Corbin M
    Před 4 dny

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

  45. Corbin M
    Corbin M
    Před 4 dny

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

  46. Sam
    Před 4 dny

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

  47. The Hallowed
    The Hallowed
    Před 4 dny

    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.

  48. Jayden Sonnier
    Jayden Sonnier
    Před 4 dny

    I think I might have that a little?

  49. Miraak
    Před 5 dny

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

  50. CTheCheese
    Před 6 dny

    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.

    1. TophKid
      Před 4 dny

      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. :)

  51. Gyeong Mi Bae
    Gyeong Mi Bae
    Před 6 dny

    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.

  52. botlle
    Před 6 dny

    yeah the trombone 5:41

  53. Game Myth
    Game Myth
    Před 6 dny

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

  54. Terry Fulds
    Terry Fulds
    Před 6 dny

    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!!!

  55. Alex Sellers
    Alex Sellers
    Před 6 dny

    I have it

  56. Alex Sellers
    Alex Sellers
    Před 6 dny

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

  57. Alex Sellers
    Alex Sellers
    Před 6 dny

    I have that

  58. Golden speed Guy YT
    Golden speed Guy YT
    Před 6 dny


  59. Patrick Shaughnessy III
    Patrick Shaughnessy III
    Před 7 dny

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

  60. JupiterKnight
    Před 7 dny

    k lol

  61. rae merwin
    rae merwin
    Před 7 dny

    my mom hates x mas for RESENABLE reesens

  62. Rogue
    Před 7 dny

    watching the old cartoon my first thought was he had phonophobia

  63. That Gator Guy
    That Gator Guy
    Před 7 dny

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

  64. Naomi Yilma
    Naomi Yilma
    Před 8 dny

    i play violin

  65. tetramin 200
    tetramin 200
    Před 8 dny

    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.

  66. Summer Maxey
    Summer Maxey
    Před 8 dny

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

  67. Steven Cenci
    Steven Cenci
    Před 8 dny

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

  68. cats are liquid
    cats are liquid
    Před 8 dny

    I played the flute!

  69. Version
    Před 8 dny

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

  70. Cutie Galore
    Cutie Galore
    Před 8 dny

    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.

  71. Markhel Crisostomo
    Markhel Crisostomo
    Před 8 dny

    The Grinch is so relatable especially the emotional eating

  72. mutantdogcat t
    mutantdogcat t
    Před 8 dny

    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.

  73. Eliza Armstrong
    Eliza Armstrong
    Před 8 dny

    I played Alto Saxophone

  74. Olivia Berg
    Olivia Berg
    Před 8 dny

    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.

  75. Avery Leverett
    Avery Leverett
    Před 8 dny

    Mat pat always makes the best rhymes for these Videos

  76. Minnie
    Před 8 dny

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

  77. Marzena Wilkowiecka
    Marzena Wilkowiecka
    Před 8 dny


    1. Mia Lynn
      Mia Lynn
      Před 8 dny

      Yes what?

  78. Anhbaatar Baasanjargal
    Anhbaatar Baasanjargal
    Před 9 dny

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

  79. Ward Abyad
    Ward Abyad
    Před 9 dny

    I actually have that condition

  80. Eitrtine
    Před 9 dny

    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.

  81. nitin282632
    Před 9 dny

    Why u milking this

  82. Pika Zacian
    Pika Zacian
    Před 9 dny

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

  83. Sarah Vanderveen
    Sarah Vanderveen
    Před 9 dny

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

  84. CosArtist
    Před 9 dny

    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.

  85. Loan Ngo Thi Kim
    Loan Ngo Thi Kim
    Před 10 dny

    I play piano

  86. The Gay Witch
    The Gay Witch
    Před 10 dny

    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

  87. Riley Foster
    Riley Foster
    Před 10 dny

    Ngl he’s a pretty good rhymer

  88. That one girl who comments on things sometimes
    That one girl who comments on things sometimes
    Před 10 dny

    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?

  89. Ryleigh McIntyre
    Ryleigh McIntyre
    Před 10 dny

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

  90. Joaquin Arellano
    Joaquin Arellano
    Před 10 dny

    I used to play the piano

  91. Zazycat 1000
    Zazycat 1000
    Před 11 dny

    4:28 me: *quiet recorder noises*

  92. RainBowVN 2909
    RainBowVN 2909
    Před 11 dny

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

  93. xxLove_Rosexx
    Před 11 dny

    Nope no Intrments

  94. All The Peas
    All The Peas
    Před 11 dny

    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.

  95. Jack Giese
    Jack Giese
    Před 11 dny

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

  96. Gio Materia
    Gio Materia
    Před 12 dny

    What if you have misophonyay and you were dead?

  97. Mr.brain.
    Před 13 dny

    mat wanna be my friend?

  98. Aaron Yandell
    Aaron Yandell
    Před 13 dny

    Country music triggers feelings of disgust in me. Does that count?

  99. Shay S
    Shay S
    Před 13 dny