Talk:Grinch

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Halloween Template[edit]

Why does this article have the holloween template at the bottom? Holloween has nothing to do with the Grinch. Crashedata (talk) 21:55, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Removed it. Crashedata (talk) 22:01, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
kids do dress up as the Grinch on Halloween.Now I understand what you meant 65.255.147.20 (talk) 15:46, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
The article does reference the 1977 animated TV story "Halloween is Grinch Night" - it's a prequel to "How the Grinch stole Christmas". It's not very well known and it rarely gets rebroadcast anymore; but it was written by Dr. Seuss and it does tie the Grinch to Halloween. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 17:39, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

General Review[edit]

I found this article somewhat colloquial and story-like. Adjectives such as "apparently" and "optimistic" were used, which does not strike me as appropriate language for an encyclopedia entry. Also, under the heading "Character Description," I expected to hear more about who the Grinch was as opposed to the well-known storyline he follows. This is a plot, not a description. In regards to citations, the history portion lacks citation, which invalidates the information. However, brava for writing a neutral article! Most of the citations come from news sources or media. I think in order for this article to be more supported, more citations need to be added from more professional and reliable sources. For example, in my mind "Rotten Tomatoes" is not a reliable source for an encyclopedia entry; however, a study on the Grinch movie might be better. So with all this said, I'd like to pose two questions: 1. If stripped of the Grinch plot line, what is the Grinch's core character and corresponding description? 2. Do media sources really fill out this article or could more be added to provide further reliability? Melyssaeve (talk) 21:58, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Gender of the Grinch?[edit]

An IP has twice changed the gender of the Grinch from "male" to "none"[1][2] without providing any reasoning whatsoever for the change.

This is a very minor issue regarding a fictional character. But, Dr. Seuss repeatedly used the masculine pronoun when referencing the Grinch; for example, the line “And he, he himself...the Grinch...carved the roast-beast!” from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Even the 1966 TV special has music and lyrics for You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - clearly identifying the Grinch as "Mr.". As a result, I view the IP changes as silliness bordering on vandalism ... but I wanted to bring it here to get additional opinions before reverting again. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 17:05, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

This is not "bordering" on vandalism. If an unidentified user knowingly changes the article to contradict the sources, it is textbook vandalism.Dimadick (talk) 22:02, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Other pages[edit]

Why on Earth is there a link to the video game but not the film? This is a bizarre situation. Cwbr77 (talk) 11:06, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

A hatnote is meant to clarify two similarly named articles, not to act as a directory of all articles where the subject is mentioned. The character and the video game are both named "The Grinch", so a hatnote is appropriate for that. The film has several additional words, the article titles are clearly different, so no hatnote is needed to distinguish them. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 17:42, 23 December 2016 (UTC)