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Chocolate Rain Dude Takes on The Grinch

12/24/2009 5:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tay Zonday -- the dude behind that "Chocolate Rain" song -- is making his triumphant return to relevance .... singing the one song perfect for his deceptively deep voice ... "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch."



It's waaaayyy better than a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce.

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Wickeddoll    

Awesome! It's better to *watch* someone sing a song, IMO - and his voice is nearly a perfect match. I'd like to hear him sing other things; he has a great voice!

1574 days ago
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CHERYL    

He rocks...the song was great. Dr Seuss and Boris would be proud....
Dont know why the negative comments. He did justice to the song and the to spirit of the song.

1574 days ago
18.

d33    

I liked his performance

1574 days ago
19.

Jerry Martin    

That's actually pretty damned good! I like it.

1574 days ago
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ciaben    

Great Job !! For those of you who do not know anything about voice control and expression, you really cannot say anything --- from a person who has done commercials, voice overs, and produces music and sings - he did very, very good job !!!! Hats off to you !!

1574 days ago
21.

iSad    

I can't believe that deep voice comes from such a little guy.

1574 days ago
22.

Kim    

This guy is pretty good! Nice voice with this cartoon!!

1574 days ago
23.

Shock    

Very good. He should be doing voice-over work in Hollywood. Remember folks, looks like this was recorded without any studio work done to it. Excellent rendition considering that fact.

1574 days ago
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janalal4    

Aw, it was good enough to put a smile on my face. I think he has the pitch right but his timing just seems to be 'off' compared to Boris Karloff's. Of course who could do it like Boris? Good for him for giving it a go!

1574 days ago
25.

Lana    

Actually, Boris Karloff did not sing the song in the cartoon. The guy who did the actual singing is the guy who does the voice for Tony the Tiger -- Thurl Ravenscroft.

1574 days ago
26.

tayfan2    

Why the surprise? I thank him for singing this childhood favorite. Only Grinches are narrow minded enough not to recognize a true baritone talent which is lacking right now in the music world. Well. That slot can now be filled. . . . .Tay Zonday

1574 days ago
27.

me    

ha! he does say it like, mr. gwinch! its the same set up from two years ago except with a water jug floating in the background!

Lori

(it always preset it as me no matter what i do! unless i go to window explorer not mozilla)

1574 days ago
28.

Hussie    

To those of you who think this is trivial, or insignificant, or that his "15 minutes" are up, I have only one thing to say; Let's see you do better...
Yes, his "R's" sound like "W's", but who friggin' cares?...If anything, credit should be given there as well because he either suffers from a speech impediment, or it's from an accent...Most people who suffer either wouldn't dare put themselves out there like Tay does, yet he does it with class, dignity, and respect...
Compared to all of the other garbage we're inundated with everyday, this video was very refreshing to see...
Good job, Tay...

1574 days ago
29.

Andrew    

I would like Tay Zonday to sing the John Carradine song "Night Train to Mundo Fine" from the movie "Red Zone Cuba"

1574 days ago
30.

marty    

Dude: your voice is really good but your voice reminds me of this guy in this show in Fox, his name's Smith. anybody thinks the same? close your eyes when you listen to him and your image will be of this guy Smith from Fox. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but if things don't work out for you, you could always go in TV as as Smith does.

1573 days ago
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