Thurl, Thurl, Thurl

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Ahhh… The joys of Thurl collecting.

If you love old cartoons (or are simply addicted to Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes) then you have to admire the deep baritone voice of Thurl Ravenscroft (“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”).

Music historian Bob Purse has contributed a lengthy post on WFMU’s blog about his obsession with Thurl’s recording career – and posts many grrr-reat examples from his extensive collection.


  • Adam

    I’ve died and gone to audio heaven.

  • Emilie

    As a kid, a morning without Frosted Flakes or Froot Loops wasn’t a good morning… But I always prefered Tony’s commercials :)

    I couldn’t find the Mr Grinch song though… He didn’t get any screen credit for it, but it was Thurl Ravenscroft who sang it! What a voice!

  • tracey

    I’m trying to find these lyrics “Good Morning, Good Morning, a bright and cheery good morning. Lift your head up, pull the shade up. Start your day out with a song.” I’m told they were song by Tony the Tiger advertising cereal. Can you help ?