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    Mayor Augustus Maywho

    Augustus Maywho
    Mayor Augustus Maywho.jpg
    "Invite the Grinch, destroy Christmas. INVITE THE GRINCH, DESTROY CHRISTMAS!!!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Corrupt Mayor
    Middle-aged bully (during childhood)
    Species: Who
    Media of origin: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

    Mayor Augustus Maywho is the main antagonist of the 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. He is the greedy and self-serving mayor of Whoville and the archenemy of the Grinch. His main goal is to marry Martha May Whovier and to keep himself popular.

    Why He Intentionally Doesn't Deserve to Be Mayor of Whoville

    1. Just like the villains not exclusive to Dr Seuss’s original books such as Aloysius O'Hare from the animated film adaptation of The Lorax, and Larry Quinn from the live action adaptation of The Cat in the Hat, he mostly exists in this movie to give some more material that one of the books did not have.
    2. He treats The Grinch and the Lou Who family horribly, especially with the former, as when he was a little kid, he bullied The Grinch and told him that he doesn't have a chance with Martha, cause he's 8 years old with a beard, which caused The Grinch to become self-conscious and started to shave, which did not end well for him. He even called the Grinch's bad shaving attempt a HACK JOB, and started to laugh along with the classmates and teacher, except for Martha.
    3. He even called the gift, that The Grinch made for Martha, hideoderous (pronounced with “hideous”), which proves that he has no respect towards other people like The Grinch.
    4. He kept trying to come up with an excuse to not invite The Grinch to the whobilation, by saying "The award cannot go to The Grinch, because sometimes things get the lead pipe cinch." Cindy even calls him out for making that up, but he claims it's in the book of Who, but says that he "lost his place", which proves he's a liar. True, most politicians tend to lie, but still.
    5. The movie doesn’t bother to give a reason why he tormented the Grinch, other than the fact that The Grinch had a crush on Martha May. He is mostly there for being a cliche “spoiled rich brat”.
    6. When the Grinch felt like he was getting all the love from the Whos and won the award, the Mayor out of jealousy purposely gives the Grinch a razor as a present to remind him of his horrible past, which is just cruel.
      • Jeez, even Martha May herself disapproved the mayor’s heinous action.
    7. Not only does he give The Grinch a razor to remind him of his horrible past, he also proposed to the Grinch’s crush Martha right in front of him!
      • It doesn't help that he bribes Martha with a brand new car, if she agrees to be his wife. Proposals don't work like that.
    8. No thanks to him bullying the Grinch, he is the main reason why The Grinch started to become mean, a sociopath and creating his hatred towards Christmas.
    9. He has absolutely no reasoning why he disliked the Grinch, aside him from being hairy and ugly, and even that reasoning isn't good enough to be understandable.
    10. Like most of the people of Whoville in the movie, his design is pretty ugly and awkward to look at, as his face looks more like a dog than a Who (mainly with the nose).
    11. In the extended version, when the judge declared that Betty Lou Who won the Christmas lights contest, he unfairly announced Martha May as the winner, just so he has hopes in proposing to her.
    12. He blamed Cindy Lou Who twice for the Grinch going insane and destroying the whobilation, and stealing Christmas stuff, even though it was Mayor Maywho's own fault.
    13. Even after The Grinch brought everything back and apologized, he ungratefully ordered the officer to arrest him and blind him with the pepper spray, even though the officer accepted the Grinch's apology.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He did get some comeuppances, for example, his hair getting shaved off by The Grinch (the same way that he did in his childhood), getting dragged around while in bed and dragged into the Christmas tree while it was hooked to a police car, getting called out by Lou Lou Who for not realizing the true meaning of Christmas, and getting dumped by Martha May, which is pretty satisfying.
    2. Just like the other actors, Jeffery Tamber did a pretty good job portraying him.
    3. He is clearly meant to be hated for what he did to the Grinch since he is the main antagonist of the movie after all.


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