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. the artwoolf

    the artwoolf6 hours ago

    Wait... That explains why the grinch was so grumpy at Christmas as a 1 and 2 year old!!! It seems as a child since he was exposed to it he had a higher tolerance but he also left EXACTLY at Christmas times when the noise was loudest so it seems he couldn't bare it any longer!

  2. Beastmaster

    Beastmaster13 hours ago

    Whatever that thing was it was so annoying and that like first two seconds

  3. Low quality Grunt

    Low quality Grunt13 hours ago

    the flute lmao

  4. Eggs Benedict

    Eggs Benedict18 hours ago


  5. Orange imposter

    Orange imposter20 hours ago

    ALMOST 10M!!!

  6. Yasmine Ouédraogo

    Yasmine OuédraogoDay ago

    So it's a thing I thought I was just a weirdo getting upset by certain sounds

  7. Imperfect_star _

    Imperfect_star _Day ago

    Clarinet playing for all of middle school and high school (yes I was in marching band)

  8. Cooking Parker

    Cooking ParkerDay ago

    The plausible blow dentsply program because museum bioinformatically yell an a round condition. obnoxious, noiseless hyena

  9. Prithvi Sachdeva

    Prithvi Sachdeva2 days ago

    Loud chewing is the worst ngl

  10. Curtis Warren BTW STOP BEGGING

    Curtis Warren BTW STOP BEGGING2 days ago

    TIL I have mild misophonia

  11. S.C.P. #[] [] [] [] []

    S.C.P. #[] [] [] [] []2 days ago

    12:11 Editor, I hate you so much for putting this in here. [/hj] I suffer from Misophonia as well and the same sounds as Stephanie does. This was actual torture.

  12. Idk Bc idk

    Idk Bc idk2 days ago

    Wait but isn’t whoville inside a dust thing

  13. Ramanoodle 5

    Ramanoodle 52 days ago

    I have misophonia with metal on aluminum and metal on glass

  14. Idk Bc idk

    Idk Bc idk2 days ago

    I went to the movie theater

  15. LazyBobby240

    LazyBobby2402 days ago

    wait there was a grey's anatomy ep on this

  16. Enimal Kishima

    Enimal Kishima2 days ago

    I was today years old when I figured out my own issues- I get woken up in the middle of the night by my dog cleaning himself, if that doesn't qualify maybe I'm crazy.

  17. Melinda Nook

    Melinda Nook2 days ago

    11:28 you not alone Stephe i have that and more

  18. andrew traver

    andrew traver3 days ago

    Uhhh, in 5th grade, i had an orchestra class, i played a viola, it was better than a violin (i think) i had fun with Ode to Joy (however, it was done by a fifth grader)

  19. Reaper _Madness383

    Reaper _Madness3833 days ago

    How curious since I was like dunno ¿14,15? I started to hate with my soul the crhistmas songs because of that everyone puts the same abnocious, and borring songs and I'm even starting to hate crhistmas for that reason

  20. Millers Creations

    Millers Creations3 days ago

    i still play the guitar

  21. Ywy Ywy

    Ywy Ywy4 days ago

    finally someone talks about Misiphonia, everytime I try mention this to other people they think im crazy and just "reading some fake news" and then proceed to do stuff that THEY KNOW ANNOYS ME. about time someone else reviewed this condition! Thanks Matpat


    CHRISTOPHER VERA4 days ago

    I don't know for sure but when I hear people chewing with there mouth open I ether force them to stop or ask or just go away something when my dog is licking himself but weirdly no when I do it

  23. David Ptáčník

    David Ptáčník5 days ago

    I have misophonia when I hear wood scretching I feel some unplesant wawes going thru my teeth.

  24. Nikolozi Babutsidze

    Nikolozi Babutsidze5 days ago


  25. Nikolozi Babutsidze

    Nikolozi Babutsidze5 days ago


  26. P.j. Supreme

    P.j. Supreme5 days ago

    I have misophonia it’s triggered by loud squeaks like the sound a carton of eggs make. it causes descust, panic, and sum times migraines. I found a way to get rid of the feeling by drinking milk (chocolate strawberry ex included) or mass amounts of water.

  27. Tux_xox 2

    Tux_xox 25 days ago

    My highschool Spanish teacher has this and is super sensitive to repeating noises and i feel so bad for any kids who brought clicks pens or that time the intercom broke and repeated a certain sound

  28. Jennifer Bernal

    Jennifer Bernal5 days ago

    It’s summer for me

  29. Musixex

    Musixex5 days ago

    I think I have one for plastic wrap

  30. Crakeers Hester

    Crakeers Hester6 days ago

    I love your rhyming Mat Pat

  31. Nerd Power

    Nerd Power6 days ago

    Used to play the trumpet, but I have Chiari, so all the pressure went to my head and I almost passed out several times. Don't say no one asked, MatPat did.

  32. Lazy Productions

    Lazy Productions6 days ago

    My dad has misophonia. I don’t have it, I just hate the sound of eating. It just sounds friggin’ nasty. My little sister used to smack all the time, and it would literally drive me insane.

  33. super nova suits

    super nova suits6 days ago

    I had 0 idea there what a word for it, I used to leave dinner early and cry in my room because I couldn’t handle it

  34. Mia Debattista

    Mia Debattista7 days ago

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

  35. DK ADAME

    DK ADAME7 days ago

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

  36. Jason Mireles

    Jason Mireles7 days ago


  37. ShinyPenUnlimited

    ShinyPenUnlimited8 days ago

    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

  38. SnootTheNoot

    SnootTheNoot8 days ago

    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 😂

  39. Krista Buegeler

    Krista Buegeler8 days ago

    Also what if your deaf and misophonia

  40. Krista Buegeler

    Krista Buegeler8 days ago

    Have misophnia

  41. Yehonatan The great

    Yehonatan The great8 days ago

    Nice rhyme and right on time

  42. Loki1253

    Loki12538 days ago

    I think I might have that just different noises

  43. Rowan

    Rowan8 days ago

    As someone with misophonia. Yeah, this checks out.

  44. Krista Buegeler

    Krista Buegeler8 days ago


  45. Rossan Alegre

    Rossan Alegre8 days ago

    Because he is just alone so her heart is small

  46. AeroBar34

    AeroBar348 days ago

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

  47. Sammy Holo

    Sammy Holo8 days ago

    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.

  48. Bob

    Bob9 days ago

    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

  49. Nich Ark

    Nich Ark9 days ago

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

  50. Kim

    Kim9 days ago

    The guy who installed my Internet told me about this

  51. Hoàng Linh

    Hoàng Linh9 days ago

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    AEDEN CHUAH SANTINLO Moe9 days ago

    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!

  53. Danny Eckerd

    Danny Eckerd9 days ago

    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.

  54. Levi noneofyourbusiness

    Levi noneofyourbusiness9 days ago

    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?

  55. mitch dorlus

    mitch dorlus9 days ago

    He has sensitive ears

  56. Eshton Dennis

    Eshton Dennis9 days ago

    Yes I played an Instrument before

  57. DankScarab84752 K/C

    DankScarab84752 K/C10 days ago

    Chewing noises are annoying

  58. • !Mari¡ •

    • !Mari¡ •10 days ago

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

  59. Vicki McCoubrey

    Vicki McCoubrey10 days ago

    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

  60. Liftedocean

    Liftedocean10 days ago

    I have Misophonia

  61. Andrew IS A GAMER

    Andrew IS A GAMER10 days ago

    why did this say new

  62. Wasp Man

    Wasp Man10 days ago

    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

  63. MachoLogan

    MachoLogan10 days ago

    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.

  64. Rvk

    Rvk10 days ago

    I Get Triggerd In Loud Noises Like Bells Loud Crying Etc

  65. Ashley Landsberg

    Ashley Landsberg10 days ago

    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.

  66. Miss Story

    Miss Story10 days ago

    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

  67. Miss Story

    Miss Story10 days ago

    Misophonia sounds like school was awful

  68. Miss Story

    Miss Story10 days ago

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

  69. Creep2dj

    Creep2dj10 days ago

    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...

  70. Cake Foon

    Cake Foon10 days ago

    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

  71. StarlightGaze

    StarlightGaze10 days ago

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

  72. Shad0wkill3r

    Shad0wkill3r11 days ago

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

  73. waffler

    waffler11 days ago

    I watched the first 20 seconds I already dislicked

  74. Zedowskyy

    Zedowskyy11 days ago

    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

  75. Logic

    Logic11 days ago


  76. øther_ør_ another_ Not_be_here

    øther_ør_ another_ Not_be_here11 days ago

    #tottalyrelatable #relatable

  77. Koshi Sugawaras Waifu

    Koshi Sugawaras Waifu11 days ago

    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...

  78. RedSoul

    RedSoul11 days ago


  79. Weird_spaceInc

    Weird_spaceInc12 days ago

    It’s the sniffling for 💖me🥰

  80. ziem83

    ziem8312 days ago

    I hear all the things all the time.

  81. Jon Stephenson

    Jon Stephenson12 days ago

    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.

  82. Corbin M

    Corbin M12 days ago

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

  83. Corbin M

    Corbin M12 days ago

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

  84. Sam

    Sam12 days ago

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

  85. The Hallowed

    The Hallowed12 days ago

    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.

  86. Jayden Sonnier

    Jayden Sonnier13 days ago

    I think I might have that a little?

  87. Miraak

    Miraak13 days ago

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

  88. CTheCheese

    CTheCheese14 days ago

    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.

  89. TophKid

    TophKid12 days ago

    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. :)

  90. Gyeong Mi Bae

    Gyeong Mi Bae14 days ago

    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.

  91. botlle

    botlle14 days ago

    yeah the trombone 5:41

  92. Game Myth

    Game Myth14 days ago

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

  93. Terry Fulds

    Terry Fulds14 days ago

    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!!!

  94. Alex Sellers

    Alex Sellers14 days ago

    I have it

  95. Alex Sellers

    Alex Sellers14 days ago

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

  96. Alex Sellers

    Alex Sellers14 days ago

    I have that

  97. Golden speed Guy YT

    Golden speed Guy YT14 days ago


  98. Patrick Shaughnessy III

    Patrick Shaughnessy III15 days ago

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

  99. JupiterKnight

    JupiterKnight15 days ago

    k lol

  100. rae merwin

    rae merwin15 days ago

    my mom hates x mas for RESENABLE reesens

  101. Rogue

    Rogue15 days ago

    watching the old cartoon my first thought was he had phonophobia

  102. That Gator Guy

    That Gator Guy15 days ago

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