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TikToker Catches Major Editing Flub In Jim Carrey's 'The Grinch'—And Now We Can't Unsee It

TikToker @redcobweb shared the blink-and-you'll-miss-it continuity error in a viral video.

Jim Carrey as The Grinch

There's a lot to keep track of when making a movie. Plot, cinematography, the actors themselves, whether the actors are wearing their contacts—all these are necessary to complete a film.

And Jim Carrey's The Grinch, a beloved Christmas movie, nearly knocks each out of the park, except for those pesky contacts.

As TikTok user @redcobweb pointed out in a recently viral video, at one point in the movie, Carrey didn't have his contact lenses in that transformed his usual human brown eyes into the green slitted ones of the Grinch.

"Every time I watch the Grinch I notice this one little mistake they made whether they forgot to either put his contacts in or to edit them in afterwards. So just Jim Carrey’s brown eyes are just there. And in the next scene, they’re back to that."

See for yourself.


i’m sorry for the way i spoke lol it’s really annoying to me how “matter of factly” i am in this xD #thegrinch#moviemistakes

Being as it's the season for (re)watching Christmas movies, people had some reactions.

Some couldn't believe they hadn't noticed this error before.





There were a couple of competing takes about the effects.

Some found it scary.



However, others just found the editing mistake funny.


People tried to come up with a rational reason for the mistake.




The actual explanation is a bit more practical.

Carrey had a terrible time with the contacts while shooting, so much so that after awhile scenes were edited after filming to include the green slitted eyes instead of him needing to wear the contacts.




On purpose or not, the editing hiccup might drive more people to give the film a rewatch and maybe see if they can catch any other errors.