Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Karloff for Christmas
The Grinch movie has gone on to spawning costumes, copyists and remakes (both bad and worse) as well as becoming such a strong cultural icon that photoshopping one's opponent's face onto a Grinch image is routine repartee.
The song: You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, has lived on in the culture, such that you can find the children of parents who were not even born in 1966, know the song and sing it with zeal. Granted, Karloff did not sing the song, but the song itself lends staying power to The Grinch, who will forever have Karloff's voice.
So, as you enjoy your Christmas, and no doubt cross paths with The Grinch somewhere along the line, just remember the legend of classic sci-fi behind that memorable voice.