Matthew Morrison is playing The Grinch and everyone is horrified
27 November 2020, 12:32
"Matthew Morrison as The Grinch in a live Grinch musical on NBC can’t hurt you"
You know him as the probably-should-be-in-jail Glee club teacher Will Schuester, and now he's set to become your new sleep paralysis demon thanks to his role in NBC's new Grinch musical. Please welcome to the stage, Matthew Morrison.
In case you haven't already heard, Morrison will be appearing in NBC's new live musical event, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!, as the titular role but so far, the initial reviews based on his costume have been quite damning.
In the middle of Thanksgiving day in the US yesterday (Nov 26), NBC dropped the first look at Morrison in the role, complete with the full green outfit and classic Grinch scowl – and the reaction was not pretty.
On Wednesday, December 9, we're taking you on a trip to Whoville.— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) November 26, 2020
Don't miss the #GrinchMusical starring @Matt_Morrison at 8/7c — only on NBC. pic.twitter.com/jjuXtRe2wZ
After the promo for the musical event aired, Twitter users shared their reactions on the timeline and the majority were, uhhhh...not! good!
Viewers were absolutely horrified. A war crime? The star of all our nightmares? The "funniest moment in human history"? All of the above by the sounds of it.
therapist: matthew morrison as the grinch in a live grinch musical on nbc can’t hurt you— brie. (@briebxrries) November 26, 2020
matthew morrison as the grinch in a live grinch musical on nbc: pic.twitter.com/rCwCnWTi0r
matthew morrison: pic.twitter.com/wgz8LE856x— dui dretti (@mesirwhosir) November 26, 2020
I’m pretty sure Matthew Morrison as the Grinch is a war crime pic.twitter.com/RhwR5YLb2U— shadowfax 🐴 (@whyangelinawhy) November 26, 2020
just when we thought 2020 couldnt get worse...— out of context will schuester (@oocmrschue) November 26, 2020
matthew morrison as the grinch: pic.twitter.com/2nJBCM1HB9
therapist: matthew morrison as the grinch isnt real he cant hurt you— clo ミ☆ (@crankscolfer) November 26, 2020
matthew morrison as the grinch: pic.twitter.com/lbCRi2CwFp
MY THERAPIST: matthew morrison grinch can't hurt you— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 26, 2020
MATTHEW MORRISON GRINCH: pic.twitter.com/tr3N0HSohc
MATTHEW MORRISON AS THE GRINCH IS THE FUNNIEST MOMENT IN HUMAN HISTORY. pic.twitter.com/FkxNrHrxO2— George Junior 🌈 (@BaraPinkRanger) November 26, 2020
what is joe bidens plan for stopping matthew morrison— agent of chaos (@lexxipro) November 21, 2020
A war crime pic.twitter.com/42Zkg2w3oH— Michael Benjamin (@mfbenji) November 26, 2020
My live authentic reaction to the very first look at Matthew Morrison as the Grinch on the thanksgiving day parade (featuring my 7 year old cousin expressing her disgust) #arrestmatthewmorrison pic.twitter.com/sE0HeGK97k— erin 🐛 (@ems908) November 26, 2020
NBC's Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! is set to air on December 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Troubadour Theatre in London. Other stars joining Matthew Morrison in the production are American Horror Story actor Denis O’Hare, Descendants star Booboo Stewart, and newcomer Amelia Minto.