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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Chuck Jones for MGM originally aired with plugs for The Foundation for Full-Service Banks (A Full Service Bank) before the opening and closing credits. The plugs were cut out in subsequent airings at the sponsors request due to the special's message contradicting their services. The accompanying music for the plugs is intact on the soundtrack of the special.

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Title Card of the special

It wasn't seen again until 2013 when Robatsea2009, the same user who posted the sponsor plugs from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" uploaded it on YouTube. It was taken down due to a copyright strike, and hasn't been seen in public since.

Opening Sponsor Plug

The opening plug occurred between the Cat In the Hat productions logo and the opening credits. It was accompanied by this narration: "The Foundation for Full Service Banks representing America's 14,000 national banks, state banks, and trust companies presents "Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"."

Closing Sponsor Plug

The closing plug occurred between the ending of the special and the end credits. It was accompanied by this narration: "From the Grinch, and from Max, and from Cindy-Lou Who, and the thousands of banks, give or take one or two, that care for your savings and checking accounts and provide loans you need in all kinds of ammounts. From the full service banks that serve you all year, may this special season be full of good cheer. May your Christmas Day be so very, very, wonderfully, happily, joyously merry. The Foundation for Full Service Banks representing America's 14,000 national banks, state banks, and trust companies has presented "Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"."

How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Opening

How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Opening

Opening title score with sponsor plug music

How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Finale

How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Finale

Closing score with sponsor plug music

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