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Grinch Production
by LWFC

Rated: G   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ****


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GRINCH PRODUCTION

FADE IN:

INT. SCENE 1 INTRODUCTION TO WHOVILLE - DAY
                                                            
                                         (EVERYONE SHOPPING
AND HAVING FUN.
MAYBE AN OPENING
SONG? WELCOME
CHRISTMAS?)
                                                            
Have this scripture come up on screen at the beginning
before it starts.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I
will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a
heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26
                                                            
Who's come out on stage and mingle around shopping and
chatting. hustle and bustle.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Inside a snow flake like the one
on your sleeve
there happened a story you must
see to believe
Way up in the mountains in the
high range of Pontoos
lay the small town of
Whoville--the home of the Whos!
Ask any who and they'll have this
to say
"there's no place like Whoville
around Christmas Day."
Every window was flocked, every
lamppost was dressed
and the Whoville Band marched in
their Christmas-ybest.
Arbor Day was fine and Easter was
pleasant and
every St. Fizzes Day they ate a
fizz pheasant.
But every Who knew from their 12
toes to their snout
they loved Christmas the most
            (MORE)

2.

                       NARRATOR (cont'd)
without a single Who doubt.
                                                            
                       LOU
      (carrying an
       armload of
       presents)
Got a snoozle phone for your
brother Drew. And a snoozle phone
for your sister Sue. A muncle for
your uncle; A fant for your aunt;
and fampa for your cousin Leon. So
we just need...
      (looks around for
       cindy)
                                                            
                       CLERK
Sale on aisle three!
                                                            
                       SHOPPER
Excuse me.
                                                            
                       LOU
Cindy? Cindy Lou?
      (excusing way
       through crowd to
       get to Cindy Lou)
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas.
Cindy Lou?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Dad?
      (hiding behind an
       armfull of boxes)
                                                            
                       LOU
Yeah?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Doesn't this seem a bit much?
                                                            
                       LOU
This is what Christmas is all
about! Can't you feel it.
                                                            

3.

                       SHOPPER
Another minute closer to
Christmas!
      (sound effect -
       bell dongs)
                                                            
                       SALES CLERK
      (sound effect -
       cash register)
For the next five minutes only, 99
% off.
      (people rush to
       store)
                                                            
                       LOU
Boy, nothings beats Christmas,
right?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
I guess.
                                                            
                       LOU
You guess?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
: Well, it's just I look around at
you and Mom and everyone getting
all kerbobbled. Doesn't this seem
superfluous!
                                                            
                       SUE
      (Running in
       interupting)
Dad! Dad! We saw him!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Every Who down in Who-ville Liked
Christmas a lot
But the Grinch, who lived just
north of Who-ville, did NOT!
                                                            
                       LOU
Saw who?
                                                            

4.

                       DREW
We were in the woods looking for a
christmas tree when out of
nowhere....
                                                            
                       SUE
Yea and he was like GRRRRRRR!
                                                            
                       DREW
Yea, and we were like AHHHHHHHH!
                                                            
                       LOU
Saw Who?
                                                            
                       DREW
      (said growling)
And he was like EEEEEEEEEE!
                                                            
crowd gasps and covers mouths
                                                            
                       SUE
And we were like EEEEEEEKKKK!
                                                            
                       LOU
Saw who?
                                                            
                       DREW
      (runs across stage
       with hands clawed
       up over head)
And he was like AAAAAAAA!
                                                            
                       SUE
And we were like NOOOOOOOO!
      (stumbles on the
       floor and backs
       up quickly on
       hands and feed -
       like a crab walk)
                                                            
                       LOU
Saw who?
                                                            
                       DREW
He was horrible!
                                                            

5.

                       LOU
Who was horrible?
                                                            
                       SUE
He was awful
                                                            
                       LOU
Who was awful?
                                                            
                       DREW
It was the GRINCH!!
                                                            
crowd screaming and everything comes to a hault.
Sound: Record scratch
Music: Stops
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Did someone just say, "Grinch"?
                                                            
                       LOU
Hello, Mayor May-Who, sir
                                                            
                       MAYOR
      (sighs)
Lou? I don't need to remind you
that this Christmas marks the one
thousandth Whobilation.
                                                            
                       ASSISTANT
Whoville's most important
celebration!
                                                            
                       MAYOR
And the book of Who-says, uh, very
clearly-
'' Every size of Who we can
measure
knows that Whobilation is a time
we must treasure.''
Now, Please tell me that your boys
were not out in the woods
provoking the one creature within
a billion bilometers of here- who
hates Christmas!
                                                            

6.

                       STU AND DREW
But it was the Grinch!
                                                            
                       LOU
No, no, no, no, sir. The boys
didn't see any Grinch.
      (boys babbling)
They just—I think they were out in
the woods playing with matches or
defacing public property or—
                                                            
                       MAYOR
      (sighs)
Oh, well. That's a-- That's a
relief. Alright, you heard the
man: there's no Grinch problem
here.
      (relieved
       chattering from
       crowd)
                                                            
Lou Family walks over to thier house while crowd disperses.
)
(lights down in whoville and up on outside of Lou House
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 2. LOU'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Moms decorating in competition with the neighbor. Someone
mentions The Grinch. Cindy asks about The Grinch. Dad
explains to Cindy who and what the Grinch is. Cindy sings
"Where Ae You Christmas."
                                                            
THE LOU HOUSE (OUTSIDE)
                                                            
                       LOU
      (as he walk up to
       the house)
i'm glad you boys are okay but you
should never...
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
      (comes out of the
       house)
Oh, good, I'm so glad you're home.
Oh, I can feel it, Lou. This is
the year. When everybody asks who
            (MORE)

7.

                       BETTY LOU WHO (cont'd)
has the most spectacular lights in
Greater Whoville they're going to
cry out "Mrs. Betty Lou Who"
                                                            
                       LOU
Isn't this the chandelier from the
dining room?
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
It's all for the cause, dear. Oh,
and Cindy?
                                                            
                       LOU
Oh, yeah.
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Could you be mommy's little helper
and unscrew the bulb there from
the refrigerator? 'Cause somehow I
missed that one
                                                            
                       LOU
Go on!
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Every year Martha May Whovier has
the best lights. Well, not this
year. This year I'm gonna beat
that prim, perfect little prissy-
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
Betty! Hi!
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Martha!
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
My, I've never seen so many
beautiful Christmas lights, Betty
Lou!
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Well, I'd blow every fuse if I
tried to keep up with you, Martha
May!
                                                            

8.

                       MARTHA MAY
Isn't this antique darling! It's
handcrafted And almost 100 years
old.
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Jeez. I'm really impressed!
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
This, however, is new.
                                                            
                       LOU
Whoa! Hey! Betty, Betty! Sweetie!
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
Well, Good night, Betty.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
But dad. I just don't understand
something. Why won't anyone talk
about the Grinch?
                                                            
                       LOU
You kids and the Grinch! You see,
Cindy, the Grinch is a Who who
always. Actually, not a Who;
he's-he's more of a
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
A what?
                                                            
                       LOU
Exactly, honey. And he's a What
who doesn't like Christmas.
                                                            
Drew and Sue enter scene with one or two friends
                                                            
                       DREW
Whats a what that doesn't like
Christmas?
                                                            
                       LOU
Exactly! See honey? You'll
understand when your older. (Lou
walks away)
                                                            

9.

                       SUE
Whats he talking about?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
The Grinch. Can you tell me about
him? Do you know why he hates
Christmas?
                                                            
                       DREW
All you need to know is
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
But why? Why does he hate
Christmas so much? Something must
of happened to make him be this
way, right?
                                                            
                       SUE
Who cares! He's a freak and no
one wants him around. Why are you
so interested anyways?
                                                            
                       DREW
Look Sue! Shes turning green!
                                                            
                       SUE
Shes turning into one! That would
explain why your not into presents
like the rest of Whoville!
                                                            
                       DREW
She's been hiding among us all
this time! Maybe as a spy!
                                                            
                       SUE
Your real name is Grinchet!
                                                            
The boys and their friends start Chanting "Cindy is a
Grinchet" over and over
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
      (Trying to yell
       over them)
I am not turning green! I am not
a grinchet! I know there is
something more to Christmas than
            (MORE)

10.

                       CINDY LOU WHO (cont'd)
presents and I'll prove it to you!
                                                            
Lou comes back out.
                                                            
                       LOU
What's going on in here!
                                                            
Cindy Lou walks away angry and upset with out making eye
contact with Lou.
                                                            
                       SUE
      (Trying to play
       off the debate)
Oh look at the time! good night
dad. (slaps Lou on the shoulder
while walking past him)
                                                            
                       DREW
yeah, good night dad!
                                                            
                       LOU
      (Stands there for
       a minute trying
       to process what
       just happened)
Kids these days....
      (Shakes his head
       and walks back in
       the house)
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Cindy Lou had some questions in
her curious heart. Why did the
Grinch hate Christmas? Where did
it all start? With her dad's
blabbacorder, she wouldn't give an
inch.
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 3. MARTHA MAYS HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Cindy Lou goes to Martha May's house to ask her everything
she knows about the grinch. The Mayor and Policeman just so
happen to be over there. Cindy interviews all of them

11.

a flash back to their child hood occurs in the middle of the
scene.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Cindy Lou had some questions in
her curious heart. Why did the
Grinch hate Christmas? Where did
it all start?
                                                            
Cindy knocks on Martha May's Door, Mayor answers.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
What? What do you want child?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Mr Mayor, I am hear to ask Martha
May some questions about the
Grinch.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Don't be rediculous my dear. Run
along now and go home.
                                                            
Martha May comes to door and pushes Mayor aside.
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
The Grinch!?! Did some one mention
the Grinch? Oh hello Cindy Lou.
Please, please come inside. Did
you ah.....say you had some
questions for me.....about the
Grinch?
                                                            
Cindy Lou brings in recorder and sits down with it turning
it on.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Yes Mrs Martha May. But since
everyones all here, can I ask you
all something? In your own words
please tell me everything you know
about the Grinch. Why is he so
angry at Christmas?
                                                            

12.

                       MAYOR
      (Under his breath)
This is nonsense.
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
      (Trying to play
       off her interest
       in the subject)
Well, he had no sense of color
coordination. Although I hardly
remember him. I did not have time
to socialize. I was far too busy
with my...studies.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
If the truth be told, he, um-he
liked Martha. Martha was MY
girlfriend. I don't like
discussing this Grinch so very
close to Christmas but maybe if
you hear the truth, you'll
understand why. He had hair. Not
pleasant. He shed. Not right. A
beard in elementary school....not
fair. (in a jealous voice)
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
Did I have a crush on the Grinch?
(laughing)
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Um, I didn't ask you that.
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
Oh, right. Well the last time I
remember seeing him we were in
school. It was almost time for
Whobilation.
                                                            
Lights go out in Martha May's house. Light comes up on
class in the center of Whoville.(Flash Back)
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Alright class! And here we are,
where in a few short days Whoville
will celebrate yet again another
wonderful Whobilation! Now every
            (MORE)

13.

                       TEACHER (cont'd)
Who knows the important part of
Whobilation and Christmas is
gifts. So in honor of the spirit
of Christmas and good Who
practices, let us begin our gift
exchange!
                                                            
Class cheers with excitement
                                                            
                       YOUNG MAYOR
I thought the best part is when
the Mayor is crowned Cheermeister!
                                                            
                       TEACHER
Uh.....no. Ok kids, lets form a
line please.
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
      (Leaning close to
       the Grinch. She
       is wearing a red
       dress)
You know, Christmas is my favorite
time of year. I just love the
colors, red and green.
                                                            
                       SALLY SUE
Sally Sue, why don't you go first.
                                                            
                       SALLY SUE
      (Turns and hands
       gift to Allie May)
Merry Christmas Allie May!
                                                            
                       ALLIE MAY
      (Opens gift with
       excitement which
       turns to frown.)
Hey! This is the gift I gave you
last year!
                                                            

14.

                       SALLY SUE
      (Quickly takes
       gift back.)
Well I didn't think you would
notice!
                                                            
                       TEACHER
      (Jumps in to break
       up tension.)
Oh! Wasn't that lovely? Next!
(Pushing Little Mayor forward)
                                                            
                       YOUNG MAYOR
This year I decided to give my
self a gift! After all I have
been working so hard in my studies
because one day, I'm going to be
the Mayor of Whoville! (Opens a
gift resembling the Cheermeister
Crown.)
                                                            
                       YOUNG GRINCH
      (Steps out and
       puts his arm
       around Young
       Mayor.)
Yeah, keep dreaming fat boy, next!
I'm next! (turns to Martha May
and hands her gift) Merry
Christmas Martha May.
                                                            
                       YOUNG MARTHA MAY
      (Acting all
       bashful.)
Why Grinch, you didn't have to get
me anything.
                                                            
Class starts snickering. Martha May opens an ornament
shaped like a heart. Whole class starts laughing.
                                                            
                       YOUNG MAYOR
      (Bellows in
       laughter.)
Are you serious! Your gift is a
stupid "heart" ornament!?!
(laughing) What in all of
Whoville makes you think anyone
            (MORE)

15.

                       YOUNG MAYOR (cont'd)
could ever like you!?! (Continues
laughing)
                                                            
                       YOUNG GRINCH
      (Charges Young
       Mayor and knocks
       him over.)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
                                                            
Lights go out as soon as Young Grinch attacks Young Mayor.
Lights go back up on Martha May's house. (Present day.)
                                                            
                       MAYOR
The Anger!
                                                            
                       POLICEMAN
The furry!
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
      (Fanning herself.)
The muscles!
                                                            
                       MAYOR
      (Turns to
       Policeman.)
You didn't go to school here!
                                                            
Policeman shrinks back.
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
It was a horrible day, when they
were so cruel to him. And-I could
hardly bear it.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Well, now that I am fully matured
I can see how we may have been
just a hair to honest with him.
But he didn't really hurt me, he
didn't win the fight!
                                                            
                       POLICEMAN
      (Under his breath.)
Thats not how it looked on
WhoTube.
                                                            

16.

                       MARTHA MAY
And that was the last time we ever
saw him,....the very last time.
                                                            
Lights go out, scene is changing.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
And after the young Who's had
their laughs and their way, the
Grinches heart shrunk 2 sizes that
day.
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 4. GRINCH'S LAIR - DAY
                                                            
prank phone call from Grinch (using video?) first two Grinch
lair scenes. Cindy goes to see the Grinch. Grinch grouchily
helps save Cindy somehow.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (Grinch and Max
       Returning to Lair
       with bags that
       say (toxic waste)
Whoo! Uck! What's that stench?
It's fantastic!
                                                            
                       MAX
Bark
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Don't worry, We'll go back for the
rest. Of course when I say
''we,''....I mean ''you.''
      (looking through
       bags)
It's amazing what these Whos can
throw away. Oh, well. One man's
toxic sludge is another man's
potpourri.
                                                            
                       MAX
Barks
                                                            

17.

                       GRINCH
I don't know. It's some kind of
soap.
      (sits in his chair
       and grabs a
       bottle out of the
       bag and bites
       down on it)
                                                            
sound effect - glass cruching
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (CREATE ECHO SOUND
       EFFECT)
Mm. Excellent year. I'll tell you
Max. I don't know why I ever leave
this place. I've got all the
company I need-right here.
      (yells)
Hello!
      (echoing hello)
How are you?
      (echoing how are
       you?)
I asked you first.
      (echoing I asked
       you first)
Oh, that's really mature, saying
exactly what I say.
      (echoes)
I'm an idiot!
      (echos You're an
       idiot!)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (softly)
All right, fine. I'm not talking
to you anymore. In fact, I'm going
to whisper so that by the time my
voice reverberates off the walls
and gets back to me I won't be
able to hear it!
                                                            
                       ECHOE
You're an idiot!
                                                            

18.

begins to eat an onion
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Am I just eating because I'm
bored?
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Get the stick, Max! Get the stick.
      (chuckles)
There's no stick!
                                                            
                       MAX
      (max runs off
       chasing invisible
       stick)
Bark!
                                                            
grinch pushes button on answering machine
                                                            
(CREATE ANSWERING MACHINE SOUND EFFECTS)
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
You have no messages
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Odd. Better check the outgoing.
                                                            
                       COMPUTER
      (grinch's voice)
if you utter so much as one
syllable-I'll hunt you down and
gut you like a fish! If you'd like
to fax me, press the star key.
      (beeping)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Hmm. Hmm. Oh, well.
      (screaming and
       yelling)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
That's more like it.
      (humming nonsense
       syllables)**BITES
       THE END OFF A
       BOTTLE**)
                                                            

19.

(PICKS UP THE PHONE AND DIALS) (PHONE RINGS AT LOU'S HOUSE)
                                                            
(CREATE RINGING SOUND EFFECT)
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Oh! I got it!
                                                            
                       LOU
Honey, honey, I've got it
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
I got it. I got
                                                            
                       LOU
Hello?
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Yes, Is your sub-zero chilabrator
running?
                                                            
                       LOU
Uh, Yes. I suppose.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Well, you better go catch it!
      (laughs)
                                                            
                       MAX
Bark
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Ah, that's a good one! (to Max)
That is rich.
                                                            
children's scramble onto stage left and begin caroling.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (hears the singing)
Nutcrackers? I can here them all
the way down there.
      (jumps up)
It's their Whobilation--
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
He snarled with a sneer.
                                                            

20.

                       GRINCH
Tomorrow is Christmas. It's
practically here. Max! Fetch the
phone book
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
The Grinch hated Christmas! The
whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one
quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps that his
shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn't
screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely
reason of all
may have been that his heart was
two sizes too small.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (looking at his
       heart)
Yes! Down a size and a half. And
this time, I'll keep it off.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
So, whatever the reason, his heart
or his shoes
he stood outside his cave, hating
the Whos.
Alphabetically.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
''Aadvarkian AbakenezerWho.''
I...hate you! Aaron B. Benson
Who, I hate you. Hate, hate, hate.
Hate, hate, hate. Double hate.
Loathe entirely!
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 5. WHOVILLE - DAY
                                                            
Cindy mentions making Grinch the chair myster. everyone
freaks out. Mayor corrects Lou. Mayor agrees if he comes
down.
                                                            

21.

Singing: Whobilation, plentiful with candy canes and pies-I
can't wait to get there to eat some google
fries-whobilation, whobilation uh, uh.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Dad?
                                                            
                       LOU
yeah?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
I've been thinking about the
whobilation.
                                                            
                       LOU
uh-huh?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
And I may do something drastic.
                                                            
                       LOU
That's fine, dear. Ask your
mother.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Where did she go?
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Honey! Honey. Hi! Ooh. Look, I
just found the cutest light for my
Christmas display.
Hurry up, we're gonna be late.
Come on.
      (crowd applauds)
                                                            
                       MAYOR
And now the nominations: for that
Who among us who best typifies the
qualities of Who-dom and
Who-dery-the Whoville Holiday
Cheermeister!
      (cheering)
Do I hear a nomination?
                                                            

22.

                       CINDY LOU WHO
I nominate the Grinch!
      (sound effect -car
       crashing, etc)
                                                            
                       CROWD
Huh?! The Grinch? The Grinch? The
Grinch?
                                                            
                       MAYOR
My, my, my. What an altruistic
daughter you have there, Lou!
                                                            
                       LOU
Thank you.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Cindy! Let me-uh-quote a verse
from The Book of Who. Thank you.
Ah, "the term 'grinchy' shall
apply when Christmas Spirit is in
short supply." Now, I ask you:
does that sound like our Holiday
Cheermeister?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
True, Mr. May-Who. But The book of
Who says this too: ''No matter
how different a Who may appear he
will always be welcomed with
holiday cheer."
//change to actual scripture about
Christ accepting all who come to
him?//
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Whoa. Yes, well, th-the Book also
says the, uh--''The award cannot
go—to the Grinch, because
sometimes things get the lead pipe
cinch."
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
You made that up! It doesn't say
that.
                                                            

23.

                       CROWD
huh?
                                                            
                       MAYOR
no, no, no it does.
                                                            
                       CROWD
      (Gasps!)
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
What page?
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Uh, oops! Lost my, uh my-my place,
but it's-It's in here!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
But the Book does say, ''The
Cheermeister is the one who
deserves a back slap or a toast.
And it goes to the soul at
Christmas who needs it most." And
I believe that soul is the Grinch.
And if you're the Whos I hope you
are, you will too.
                                                            
                       CROWD
She's right!
      (cheering)
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Fine. Fine. Y-you people want to
waste a perfectly good nomination,
why, it's up to you. But I am
telling you the Grinch will never
come down.
                                                            
                       ASSISTANT
And when he doesn't,the Mayor will
wear the crown.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Well, more or less.
                                                            
(Who's begin singing and celebrating and (DURING TRANSITION)
lights down - music continues
                                                            
 

24.

INT. SCENE 6. GRINCH'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
GRINCH HEARS GRINCH CELEBRATIONS AND IS TRYING NOT TO HEAR.
                                                            
background music of who's celebrating
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (holding his ears
       screaming)
Blast this Christmas music! It's
joy ful and triumphant. Must
drown them out!
      (bangs head with
       symbols)
Not working!
      (cindy begins
       climbing up to
       the grinches lair)
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
The whipperwinds whipped high
above the Who town.
A trip or a slip You'd slide all
the way down.
But this girl had a mission. She
knew what to do.
She'd invite the Grinch herself
that brave Cindy Lou.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (making all kinds
       of noise to drown
       out the sound.)
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Mr. Grinch?
      (knocks)
Mr. Grinch? Hello? Excuse me.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Hello, little girl. How dare you
enter the Grinch's Lair! The
impudence! The audacity! The
unmitigated gall! You've called
down the thunder, now get
ready-for the boom! Gaze into the
face of fear.
            (MORE)

25.

                       GRINCH (cont'd)
      (blubbering)
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Mr. Grinch, my name is Cindy Lou
Who.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
You see, even now the terror is
welling up inside you.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
I'm not scared.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Denial is to be expected in the
face of pure evil.
      (roaring)
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
I don't think so.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Doubt? Another unmistakable sign
of the heebie-jeebies! Now you're
doomed!
      (screaming and
       shrieking)
Run for your life before I kill
again! I'm a psycho!
      (growling)
Danger! Danger!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
um, maybe you need a time-out
      (giggles)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (turns to crowd)
Kids today. So desensitized by
movies and television.
      (yells)
What do you want?
                                                            

26.

                       CINDY LOU WHO
Mr. Grinch? I came to invite you
to be Holiday Cheermeister.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Un, "holiday Whoobie-what-y"?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
      (laughs)
Cheermeister.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
huh? "Cheermeister--Celebrate with
friends.''
      (aughing)
That's a good one.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
: I know you hate Christmas but
what if it's all just a
misunderstanding?
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (turning away and
       walks up to the
       baptistry
       platform)
Don't care.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
      (following the
       grinch)
I mean, I myself am having some
yuletide doubts. But maybe if you
can reunite with the Whos and be a
part of Christmas-
                                                            
                       GRINCH
"Maybe if you can reunite with the
Whos and be a part of Christmas"
GROW UP!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Then maybe it'll be all right for
me, too!
                                                            

27.

                       GRINCH
I'm sorry. Your session is over.
Please make another appointment
with the receptionist on the way
out!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Please, please. You have to accept
the award.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (gasps)
Award? You never mentioned an
award.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Yeah, with a trophy and
everything!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
And I won?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
You won!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
That means there were losers.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
I guess. So if you come-
                                                            
                       GRINCH
A town-full of losers! I like it.
Was anyone emotionally shattered?
Come on, a minute ago I couldn't
shut you up! Details! Details!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Well, the Mayor wasn't too happy.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (mocking gasp)
Oh! No.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Martha May will be there.
                                                            

28.

                       GRINCH
Oh, she will?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
mm, hmm.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
And she'll see me. A winner.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Mm-hmm.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
She'll be on me like fleegle flies
on a flat-faced floogle horse.
Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you,
Martha baby. But the ''G'' train
has left the station.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
So, will you come?
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Oh, all right.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
      (giggling)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
I don't know if it's that adorable
twinkle in your eye or that
noncomformist streak that reminds
me of a younger, less hairy me.
But you've convinced me. Who
knows? This Whobilation could
change my entire outlook on life!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Really?
                                                            
                       GRINCH
ummmm. No!
                                                            
(pulls trap door and she disapears giggling and screaming.)
                                                            

29.

                       GRINCH
      (watching her skip
       home)
The nerve of those Whos, inviting
me down there on such short
notice. Even if I wanted to go, my
schedule wouldn't allow it! "4:00,
wallow in self-pity. 4:30, stare
into the abyss. 5:00, solve world
hunger...Tell no one. 5:30,
Jazzercise. 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 bumped the loathing
to 9:00, 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?
      (thows out all
       kinds of clothes)
Stupid. Ugly. Out-of-date! This is
ridiculous. If I can't find
something nice to wear I'm not
going!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Ooh, aah! Mme. That's it! I'm not
going.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
All right. I'll swing by for a
minute, and allow them to envy me,
grab a handful of popcorn shrimp
and blow out of there. But what if
it's a cruel prank? How dare they?
All right, I'll go. But I'll be
fashionably late. No. Yes. No.
Yes-- No! (sucks in breath)
Definitely not! All right. I've
made my decision. I'm going, and
that's that. Ah. Had my fingers
crossed.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Maybe I should flip a coin!
                                                            
 

30.

INT. SCENE 7. WHOVILLE - NIGHT
                                                            
GINCH ACCEPTS THE AWARD GETS UPSET AND CAUSES HAVOC IN WHOVI
                                                            
(cheering)
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Well, it's time for our Holiday
Cheermeister of the Year Award!
                                                            
(cheering)
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Congratulations, Mr. Grinch!
      (Gasping)
Oh, He isn't here! What? He didn't
show? Oh! Who could have predicted
this?
                                                            
                       ASSISTANT
That's right! A man for who
Christmas comes, not once a year,
but every minute of every day. A
handsome, noble man. A man who's
had his tonsils removed twice.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
That's an interesting story. You
see, what happened was—(
      (rumbling)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Hello, Martha.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
He made it!
                                                            
                       LOU
Cindy, wha-wha--
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Honey!
                                                            
                       CROWD
      (lots of gasping)
                                                            

31.

                       GRINCH
Lu-
                                                            
                       CROWD
      (gasps)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Hot crowd. Hot crowd. I believe
I'm here to accept an award of
some kind? And the child mentioned
a check?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
No, I didn't.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
All right, then. Give me the
award. Come on, while I'm young!
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Don't you worry. Mr. Holiday
Cheermeister, you'll get your
award. But first, a who tradition!
the Holiday Cheermeister Sweater!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Sweater? What are you talkin'
about? No!
      (who's surround
       him and put on
       ugly christmas
       sweater)
I can't! I can't do this!
(screams) Don't touch me there!
(screams)
                                                            
                       OLD MAN
Put him in the Chair of Cheer!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Chair of Cheer? What's the Chair
of Cheer? You didn't tell me about
the Chair!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Please, Mr. Grinch. Please?
                                                            

32.

                       GRINCH
No, no, no. I can't do it.
Honestly. I'm not ready. It's too
much, too soon! (screaming)
                                                            
                       MAYOR
that time of year. The
Cheermeister's ride in the Chair
of Cheer!
      (Who's put him in
       a chair and
       prance him across
       the stage
       cheering)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Put me down! I mean it! I've got a
lawyer.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Gee, look at the time. I really
should be getting back. All right!
**CHILDREN'S CHOIR SINGS SONG TO
HIM WHILE HE WRITHES.**
                                                            
                       MAYOR
And now it's time for the moment
we've all been waiting for.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Ah, yes! My award. (whispers)
Write the check.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
There is no check.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
are you sure? Because I really
thought I heard someone mention a
check.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
I said, there's no check. And now,
but before we present the award, I
have a little something for the
love of my life.
(presents her a ring.) Martha May,
            (MORE)

33.

                       MAYOR (cont'd)
Please become Mrs. Augustus
May-Who.
                                                            
                       CROWD
      (gasps)
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
Augustus-
                                                            
                       MAYOR
If you agree to be my wife, along
with a lifetime supply of
happiness, you'll also receive
this: It's a new car! Generously
provided by the tax payers of
Whoville!**HAVE PAUL MAKE CAR OR
THINK OF OTHER GIFT?**
                                                            
                       CROWD
Ahh!
                                                            
                       MAYOR
What do you say, Martha? Ya got 20
seconds on the clock.
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
Well, I—Th-These gifts are quite
dazzling.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (scratches car
       with finger)
Of course they are. That's what
it's all about, isn't it?
(laughing) That's what it's always
been about! Gifts! Gifts, gifts,
gifts, gifts. You wanna know what
happens to your gifts? I find them
all in your garbage. You see what
I'm saying? In your garbage!
                                                            
                       CROWD
      (hattering)
                                                            

34.

                       GRINCH
I could choke myself with all the
bad Christmas neckties I found at
the dump! And the greed. The greed
never ends! "I want golf clubs." "
I want diamonds." "I want a pony
so I can ride it twice, get bored,
and sell it to make glue!" Look, I
don't wanna make waves. But this
whole Christmas season
is...stupid, stupid, stupid!
                                                            
(grinch does something to cause havac and leaves)**COME UP
WITH HAVOC FOR HIM TO DO**
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Lou? I'm hurt, Lou. I'm hurt, and
I don't hurt easily. But you and
your-your family-- I'm so-- so
disappointed. Can't we get back to
Christmas the way it should be?
Grinch-less?
Merry Christmas!
                                                            
                       CROWD
      (cheering)
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
I just wanted everybody to be
together for Christmas.
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 8. GRINCH'S LAIR - NIGHT
                                                            
GRINCH HEARS WHO'S CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE AND GETS A GREAT ID
                                                            
                                         SONG: YOUR A MEAN ON
MR. GRINCH (WHILE
MAKING THE SANTA
OUTFIT)
                                                            
song goes down in the background**(SOMETHING FROM CHILDREN'S
CHOIR)**
                                                            

35.

                       GRINCH
      (bells jingling))
I quite enjoyed that. I hope I get
another invite soon.
Hee-hee-hee-hee! Ha-ha-ha-ha!
(overhearing celebration from
whoville)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Suffering snorkelblatz! They're
relentless!
                                                            
                       FATHER TIME
Only four hours till Christmas!
(over hearing from whoville)
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Yes, the Grinch knew tomorrow all
the Who girls and boys
would wake bright and early and
rush for their toys.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
And then, oh, the noise! Oh, the
noise, noise, noise, noise!
They'll bang on tong-tinglers.
They'll blow their floo-flounders.
They'll crash on jang-jinjglers
and bounce on bong-bounders!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Then Whos young and old would side
down to a feast and they'll feast
and they'll feast.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
And they'll feast, feast, feast,
feast! They'll eat their
Who-pudding and rare Who roast
beast! But there's something I
just cannot stand in the least.
Oh, no. I'm speaking in rhyme!
Aah!!! Blast you, Whos! (sobbing)
                                                            

36.

                       NARRATOR
And the more the Grinch thought
about what Christmas would bring,
the more the Grinch thought—
                                                            
                       GRINCH
I must stop this whole thing. Why,
for year after year I've put up
with it now! I must stop this
Christmas from coming! But how?
(gasps) I mean, in what way? Aah!
                                                            
                       MAX
      (puts on holly
       jolly Christmas
       record and starts
       to dance)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Are you having a holly, jolly
Christmas?
(record needle skips, song stops)
                                                            
                       MAX
Whines
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Wrong-o! If you're not going to
help me, then you might as well--
(gets ready to kick the dog)
                                                            
max cowers
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Then he got an idea. An awful
idea. The Grinch got a wonderful
awful idea.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
I know just what to do.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
The Grinch laughed in his throat
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Ha!
                                                            

37.

                       NARRATOR
What if he had a Santy Claus hat
and a coat.
And he chuckled and clucked at
this great Grinchy trick.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
If i have a coat and a hat, I'll
look just like St. Nick.
Ho-ho-ho!
                                                            
                       SANTA
Ho! Ho! Ho!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Fat boy should be finishing up
anytime now. Talk about a
recluse. He only comes out once a
year, and he never catches any
flak for it! Probably lives up
there to avoid the taxes.
                                                            
                       SANTA
Merry Christmas!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Oopsie. Forgot about the reindeer.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Did that stop the old Grinch? No!
The Grinch simply said—
                                                            
                       GRINCH
If I can't find a reindeer-- I'll
make one instead. Oh, Max!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
So he called his dog Max--and he
took some red thread and tied a
big horn on top of his head.
                                                            
                                         //SONG: YOUR A MEAN
ONE MR. GRINCH
(WHILE THE GRINCH
TIES ANTLER ON MAXES
HEAD)//
                                                            

38.

                       GRINCH
***RE WRITE HOW THEY GET TO
WHOVILLE**// All right. You're a
reindeer. Oh wait something is
missing. (puts on red nose) There!
Now(starts the sled) That feels good.
(laughs) Here goes nothing hot
dog! (laughs) Wow! This is nuts!
On Crasher! On Thrasher! On Vomit
and Blitzkrieg! AAHH! We're going
to die! We're going to die! I'm
going to throw up and then I'm
going to die. Mommy, tell it to
stop! (laughing) Whew! Ha! Almost
lost my cool there.//
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 9. LOU'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
GRINCH STEALS PRESENTS AND WAKES CINDY WHO THINKS HE'S SANTA
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
All their windows were dark. Quiet
snow filled the air. All the Whos
were all dreaming sweet dreams
without care--when he came to the
first little house on the square.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Welcome to Whoville, Max. Come on,
Max. It's our first stop.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
The old Grinchy Claus hummed and
hissed
and he climbed to the roof, empty
bags in his fist.
He'd slide down the chimney, a
rather tight pinch.
But if Santa could do it, then so
could the Grinch.
He got stuck only once, for a
moment or two.
                                                            

39.

                       GRINCH
Blasted water weight! Goes right
to my hips. (grunts) Ow! Gee!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Then he stuck his head out of the
fire place flue.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Shh! A little more stealth,
please.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
      (whispering)
Where the little Who stockings all
hung in a row.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
These stockings—
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
He grinned—
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Are the first thing to go.
                                                            
(GRINCH THROWS PRESENTS AND SUCH TO MAX WHO BAGS THEM)
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Then he slunk to the ice box.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Slunk? Eee.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
He eyed the Whos' feast. He took
the Who-pudding. He took the roast
beast.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Hike!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
He cleaned out that ice box as
quick as a flash. Why, that
Grinch, he even took their last
can of Who-hash. Then he stuffed
            (MORE)

40.

                       NARRATOR (cont'd)
all the food up the chimney with
glee.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
And now--
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Grinned the Grinch--
                                                            
                       GRINCH
I'll stuff up the tree.
**BREAKS INTO "GRINCHMAS"?**
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
And the Grinch grabbed the tree,
and he started to shove when he
heard a small sound like the coo
of a dove.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Excuse me.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Eee!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
The Grinch had been caught by this
tiny Who daughter who'd got out of
bed for a cup of cold water.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Santa Claus? What are you doing
with our tree?
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
But you know, that old Grinch was
so smart and so slick, he thought
up a lie and he thought it up
quick.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Why, my sweet little tot.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
The fake Santa Claus lied.
                                                            

41.

                       GRINCH
There's a light on this tree that
won't light on one side. (breaks
the ligth) So I'm taking it home
to my workshop, my dear.
(laughing)
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
      (giggling)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (laughing)
I'll fix it up there and I'll
bring it back here.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Santa, what's Christmas really
about?
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Vengeance! Errrr I
mean...presents...I suppose.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
I was afraid of that.
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
And his fib fooled the child. Then
he patted her head, and he got her
a drink and he sent her to bed.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
      (pauses looking
       down at the
       ground)
Santa
                                                            
                       GRINCH
What?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
"If you see the Grinch, could you
give him this for me?"
      (reaches into
       pocket and pulls
       out a cross with
       tag reading To:
            (MORE)

42.

                       CINDY LOU WHO (cont'd)
       Grinch, Love:
       CindyLou))
I've been praying for his heart.
They say it got hurt. i know he's
mean and hairy and smelly. But I
think he's actually kind of—sweet
                                                            
Grinch looks at cross, shrugs shoulders, puts in pocket.)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Sweet? You think he's sweet?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Merry Christmas, Santa.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Eee!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
And when Cindy Lou went up with
her cup.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (touched by cindy)
Nice kid.
      ((face changes to
       evil))
Bad judge of character.
                                                            
Sound effect - cold breeze as he says "mouse"
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
He went to the chimney and stuff
the tree up. And the last thing he
took was the log for their fire.
On their walls he left nothing but
some hooks and some wire. And the
one speck of food that he'd left
in the house was a crumb that was
even too small for a mouse. Then
he slithered and slunk, with a
smile most unpleasant around each
Who home, and he took every
present.
                                                            

43.

**PUSHES SLEIGH UP ONTO MOUNTAIN**
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
Three thousand feet up, up the
side of Mt. Crumpit, he rode with
his load to the tiptop to dump it.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Yah! Whoa! We did it! We did it!
We did it! That wasn't so bad, was
it, Max? They'll be waking up now.
And i know just what they will do.
All those Whos down in Whoville
will all cry Boo-hoo.coo of a
dove.
                                                            
(Crowd saying boo-hoo.)
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 10. WHOVILLE - DAY
                                                            
Mayor blames Cindy for the Grinch stealing Christmas. Lou
stands up for his daughter for keeping the true meaning of
Christmas.
                                                            
//(Whos running around talking about thier stuff being
stolen)//
                                                            
                       POLICEMAN
What an embarrassment! I've been
robbed! Mayor May-Who? Oh, dear.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Well, I wonder who could've done
this. Tell you people one thing:
Invite the Grinch, destroy
Christmas. Invite the Grinch,
destroy Christmas! But did anyone
listen to me?
                                                            
                       ASSISTANT
I did.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
No! You choose to listen to a
little not-to-be-taken-seriously
girl who hasn't even grown into
            (MORE)

44.

                       MAYOR (cont'd)
her nose yet. Cindy, I hope you're
very proud of what you've done.
                                                            
                       LOU
If she isn't, I am. I'm glad he
took our presents.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
What?
                                                            
                       LOU
I-- Well, I-- I'm glad.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
He's glad. You're glad. You're
glad everything is-is gone. You're
glad that the Grinch virtually
wrecked--No, no, no, not wrecked--
pulverized Christmas. Is that what
I'm hearing from you, Lou?
                                                            
                       LOU
You can't hurt Christmas, Mr.
Mayor because it isn't about
the-the gifts or the contests or
the fancy lights. That-that's
what Cindy's been trying to tell
everyone. And me. She's been
trying to tell me. There is a
reason for this season... the one
ultimate gift that was given to us
all... including the Grinch.
                                                            
                       MAYOR
What is wrong with you? This is a
child.
                                                            
                       LOU
She's my child. And she happens
to be right, by the way. I don't
need anything more for Christmas
than what is right here, my faith,
and my family. Merry Christmas
everybody!
                                                            

45.

                       CROWD
Merry Christmas!
                                                            
                       MAYOR
Oh, give me a break.
                                                            
                       CROWD
Merry Christmas!
                                                            
***CHILDREN'S CHOIR**
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 11. GRINCH'S LAIR - DAY
                                                            
Confused the Grinch begins to hear the who's singing (Noel,
or Angels we have heard on high?) Grinchs heart changes.
                                                            
**WHOVILLE STAYS WHOVILLE-INTRO TO CHILDREN'S SONG**
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (**REWRITE,
       SOMETHING ABOUT
       WANTING TO SEE
       THEIR FACES W/NO
       CHRISTMAS**)
Now for the final note in my
symphony of down right nasty
not-niceness!
The crescendo of my odious opus!
Yes! (grunting) Oh, the wailing
and gnashing of teeth. The
bellowing of the bitterly bummed
out! It'll be like music to my
ears!
      (faint singing -
       well known soft
       christian
       christmas
       carol**BY
       CHILDREN'S CHOIR.
        CHILDREN ON ONE
       SIDE OF STAGE,
       GRINCH/MAX ON
       OTHER**)
                                                            

46.

                       NARRATOR
Then the Grinch heard a sound
rising over the snow. It started
in low, then it started to grow.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Huh? Huh?
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
But the sound wasn't sad. Why,
this sounded merry. But it was
merry. Very. Every Who down in
Whoville, the tall and the small,
were singing without any presents
at all. He hadn't stopped
Christmas from coming. It came.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Somehow or other, it came just the
same!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
And the Grinch, with his Grinch
feet ice-cold in the snow stood
puzzling and puzzling.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
How could it be so? It came
without ribbons! It came without
tags! It came without packages,
boxes or bags!
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
And he puzzled and puzzled--till
his puzzler was sore. Then the
Grinch thought of something--he
hadn't before.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Maybe Christmas—
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
he thought—
                                                            
During next line, Grinch puts hands in pocket and feels the
cross that was given earlier by Cindy Lou, slowly pulls it

47.

out and looks at it. face softens with emotion as he
realizes the meaning of Christmas while speaking lines
looking at cross.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Doesn't come from a store. Maybe
Christmas—perhaps--means a quite a
bit more.
Aah! Oh! Aah! Aah! (shuddering and
groaning)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (**SOUND EFFECT
       HEART BEAT**)
Max! Help me! I'm--feeling!
                                                            
Max cocks his head to the side and whines
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
And what happened then--Well, in
Whoville they say
that the Grinch's small
heart...grew 3 sizes that day.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (sobbing)
What's happening to me? I'm
all--toasty inside. And I'm
leaking. Oh Max. I love ya!
      (crying)
                                                            
(max comes up and licks him in the face)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
All right, that's enough. Knock it
off. Beat it! Get out of here! One
step at a time. Huh?
                                                            
                       GRINCH
(Grinch notices presents teetering
on edge of cliff about to fall)
Look Max! the presents! They will
all be destroyed! And I care!?!
whats the deal!?!?
                                                            
(SOUND OF CINDY LOU GIGGLING)
                                                            

48.

                       GRINCH
      (gasps)
Cindy Lou! What are you doing down
there?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
I came to see you. No one should
be alone on Christmas.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (laughing)
Who-hoo!!
                                                            
//figure out how they arrive at whoville with excitement.//
                                                            
 
INT. SCENE 12. WHOVILLE - DAY
                                                            
Grinch arrives in Whoville and returns Christmas. Martha
returns Mayors ring and unveils her love for Grinch. All
who's sing Welcome Christmas.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
This could be a little more
difficult to negotiate. Heads up,
Whoville!
                                                            
                       CROWD
      (screaming)
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Outta the way! I have no
insurance! Yeah! Run for your
lives! Watch out, I can't stop!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Daddy, move!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Dad, move it!
                                                            
                       LOU
Whoa!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Thanks for the help, Lou.
                                                            

49.

                       CINDY LOU WHO
Hi, Daddy!
                                                            
                       LOU
Hi, Cindy, honey!
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Merry Christmas, one and all.
                                                            
                       BETTY LOU WHO
Cindy!
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Mommy!
                                                            
                       CROWD
Merry Christmas, oh, Cindy!
                                                            
                       POLICEMAN
All right. What do we have here?
                                                            
                       GRINCH
You got me, Officer! I did it! I'm
the Grinch that stole Christmas.
And I'm--sorry.
                                                            
                       CROWD
Awww...
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Aren't you going to cuff me? Put
me in a choke hold? Blind me with
pepper spray?
                                                            
                       MAYOR
You heard him, Officer. He
admitted it. I'd go with the
pepper spray.
                                                            
                       POLICEMAN
Yes, I heard him, all right. He
said he was sorry. Besides, it
looks like everything is all here
and accounted for.
                                                            

50.

                       MAYOR
Help me out here, people. Uh,
Martha?
                                                            
                       MARTHA MAY
Merry Christmas, August May-Who!
I'm afraid I do have something for
you! (chuckles) Your ring back.
Sorry but my heart belongs to
someone else.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
      (laughs while
       saying))
Hmm? No hard feelings? Cheer up,
dud. It's Christmas.
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
Merry Christmas, Mr. Grinch.
(kisses cheek) Your cheek's so--
                                                            
                       GRINCH
I know. Hairy?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
No.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Greasy? Stinky? Do I have a zit?
                                                            
                       CINDY LOU WHO
No. Warm.
                                                            
                                         MUSIC: SING WHO
SONG: WELCOME
CHRISTMAS
                                                            
                       NARRATOR
So he brought back the toys and
the food for the feast. And he--he
himself, the Grinch--carved the
roast beast.
                                                            
                       GRINCH
Yeah!
                                                            

51.

                       CROWD
      (cheering)
                                                            
                                         MUSIC: FINISH
WELCOME CHRISTMAS
**OR WHERE ARE YOU
CHRISTMAS**
                                                            


THE END


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From Donnalynn Davis Date 3/22/2018 ****
How do U obtain the right to produce a script on here???? I see no place where there's an option for that on any play.

From Jennifer Thobe Date 10/10/2016 ****
Has anyone gotten permission to perform this play? Does it cost money to do so?

From Tabitha Date 7/4/2016 ****
Hi, would love to perform this play with the small youth theatre I am involved with. Can you please contact me with royalties and rights information. Regards.

From Tracy Date 10/12/2015 ****
Has anyone gotten permission to perform this play?

From Narelle Allen Date 9/18/2015 ****
Hi, I am interested in using this script for a Christmas production with my community volunteer group. What are the fees and royalty?

From Teresa Bickett Date 9/2/2015 ****
Hi I'm interested in using this script what would be the royalty fees?

From Alexandria Deihl Date 4/13/2015 ****
My school would like to put this play on. How do we purchase this script and what would the royalty fees be? Is this written with permission from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment as it seems to be written with exact words from the movie?

From Kimberlee Sherman Date 11/24/2014 ****
Great job on the script!! If our church wanted to take this script and use it (with edits) what is your procedure?

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If our church wanted to take this script and use it (with edits) what is your procedure? Cori


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