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The Grinch takeover was a takeover event in which the Grinch from Illumination's 2018 animated movie The Grinch took over the SiIvaGunner channel.

Most of the rips from this takeover were either Christmas/winter related, or related to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Summary Edit

At the start of December 1, during Winter Holidays 2018, SiIvaGunner's avatar changed to a Christmas-themed edit of SiIvaGunner's original avatar, while The Lighthouse had the Grinch and Max (his dog) faintly hidden in the banner. By December 6, the Grinch had completely taken over the channel, with the Grinch and Max completely replacing the lighthouse, and the channel description changed to:

"The Grinch™ has taken over SiIvaGunner! See Illumination™’s THE GRINCH™ in theaters today!"

Rips uploaded during the takeover had the description:

Please read the channel description, sponsored by Illumination™'s The Grinch™, in theaters now!

This takeover continued on the @GiIvaSunner Twitter account, where the avatar changed to a picture of the Grinch, the display name changed to "The Grinch", the header changed to an image of the Grinch in a Minecraft Christmas landscape, the description changed to the same text as the YouTube channel apart from the email link, the location was changed to "Mount Crumpit", and the account posted Tweets in-character for the Grinch.

Starting on December 19, after the release of The Grand Finale - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, channel uploads were put on hiatus. This hiatus went unexplained until Christmas Day, when a comic posted by the @GiIvaSunner Twitter account explained that the hiatus was caused by the Grinch, who grew envious over the Christmas spirit he saw on display and decided to cancel Christmas by putting a stop to rips for the year. Planted in the comic were details for upcoming events: the first mention of the upcoming King for Another Day Tournament, the date of the MAGFest 2019 SiIvaGunner panel and Q&A, and the names of several upcoming or planned rips.[1]

At the beginning of January 2, 2019, the YouTube channel remained unchanged, but the Grinch seemingly released his grasp on the Twitter account, with the avatar, display name, header, description, and Tweets all changed to be in-character for Wood Man, and the location changed to Maryland, referring to their upcoming MAGFest appearance.

On January 4, 2019, the SiIvaGunner channel was terminated by YouTube due to copyright infringement. On February 28, 2019, the channel returned with the Grinch's avatar, banner, and description still intact, but they were all quickly and unceremoniously changed to normal. It is as of yet unknown if The Grinch will tie into an in-universe explanation for the channel's termination (or if there will be one at all, as done previously) although his final tweet seems to imply such.

Background Edit

The Grinch is a character created by noted children's author "Dr. Seuss", who first appeared in a 1955 poem called "The Hoobub and the Grinch". The character became an American cultural icon after it appeared in Seuss's 1957 story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in the original 1966 animated film of the same name, and later in the 2000 live action movie. The character has since become so popular that it is associated with Christmas in American culture, with "Grinch" becoming a term for a sour person adverse to the holidays. In 2018, animation studio Illumination revived the story in a 3D animated adaptation called The Grinch aimed at younger audiences.

This takeover references an infamous hoax Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "leak", the "Grinch Leak", which got its name because evidence seemed to indicate that the "leaker" made promotional materials for The Grinch. It was supposedly a leak of the as-of-yet unreleased roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but was later proven fake. It also references the Grinch's "takeover" of the @Honda Twitter account, a promotional stunt for the movie.

Types of rips uploaded Edit

Many of the takeover's rips so far either are of or reference Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, referencing the Grinch Leak. Most other rips are Christmas or winter-themed.

Timeline Edit

December 6 Edit

Tweets Edit

Tweet Ref Note

So, you thought the Joker was the most exciting thing tonight, eh?

I guess that's why they call him that.

[2] A reference to the announcement of Joker from Persona 5 as a DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

It's time for me to make myself comfortable...

...because from here on out, I'm calling the shots!

I'm stealing the show!

And best of all... I'm LEAKING THE ROSTER!

Say hello to your new leader of SiIvaGunner... the Grinch!

[3] When he mentions that he'll "LEAK THE ROSTER", it is a reference to the infamous "Grinch Leak" hoax.

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December 15 Edit

Tweets Edit

Tweet Ref Note

I have a brand new leak for all of you beautiful SiIvaGunman fans: Deez Nuts will be taking over the channel in 2019!

Be sure to see Illumination's The Grinch, in theaters now!

[4]

December 16 Edit

Tweets Edit

Tweet Ref Note

I made a visit to the Gunner's warehouse yesterday, and found something he was waiting to reveal at MAGFest! I'll leak the full image in a few days, but for now let's hope you can take a hint.

In the meantime, don't forget to see Illumination's The Grinch, in theaters now!

A Grinch leak!

The photo embedded in the Tweet.

[5]

December 17 Edit

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December 19 Edit

Tweets Edit

Tweet Ref Note
[A retweet of this Tweet by the Calgary Police Service.] [6]
hey guys, did you know
that trees
are made of wood
[7]

December 20 Edit

Tweets Edit

Tweet Ref Note
[A retweet of this Tweet by Sir Spacebar.] [8] This appears to be the Grinch's way of leaking the Christmas Day release of THE SILVAGUNNER CHRISTMAS COMEBACK CRISIS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRAXX: vol. 1.

December 24 Edit

Tweets Edit

Tweet Ref Note
[A retweet of this Tweet by Sir Spacebar.] [9]

December 25Edit

TweetsEdit

Tweet Ref Note
GrinchComic
[1] This comic by thefluffyslipper explains the hiatus in channel uploads starting December 19. In the last panel, The Grinch holds in one hand a "Leaks" list, with the entries "KFAD 2" (referencing King for Another Day Tournament) and "1/5/19" (the date of the MAGFest 2019 SiIvaGunner panel and Q&A) legible, and in the other hand a "Rip Ideas" list, with the entries "Maroon Let's Go Adam" and "Maroon Let's Go Jesse", "Bonus Game Failure", and "Chill (Ver 2.)" legible.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tweet by @GiIvaSunner. 25 Dec 2018.
  2. Tweet. @GiIvaSunner. 6 Dec 2018.
  3. Tweet. @GiIvaSunner. 6 Dec 2018.
  4. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner. 15 Dec 2018.
  5. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner. 16 Dec 2018.
  6. Tweet by @CalgaryPolice. Retweeted by @GiIvaSunner. 19 Dec 2018.
  7. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner. 19 Dec 2018.
  8. Tweet by @SirSpacebar. Retweeted by @GiIvaSunner. 20 Dec 2018.
  9. Tweet by @SirSpacebar. Retweeted by @GiIvaSunner. 24 Dec 2018.
Events
see also: List of channel events

GiIvaSunner (Jan 9, 2016 – Apr 6, 2016)
April Fools' Day 2016 (Apr 1, 2016)


SiIvaGunner Season One (Apr 12, 2016 – Oct 29, 2016)
4/20 2016 (Apr 20, 2016) • Mother's Day (May 8, 2016) • PAC-MAN's 36th Anniversary (May 22, 2016)
Good Night Break (May 30 – Jun 7, 2016)
Nozomi Tojo's Birthday (Jun 9, 2016) • E3 2016 (Jun 12–14, 2016)
SilvaGunner: Rebooted (Jun 17 – Jul 9, 2016)
Satoru Iwata Memorial Day (Jul 11, 2016) • Gangnam Style 4th Anniversary (Jul 15, 2016) • Nico Yazawa's Birthday (Jul 21–22, 2016) • Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary (Jul 22–23, 2016) • Soulja Boy's Birthday (Jul 28, 2016)
Mashup Crusaders Arc (Jul 11 – Sep 29, 2016)
Independence Day of Brazil 2016 (Sep 7, 2016) • Bean Mourning Day (Sep 10, 2016) • 9/11 2016 (Sep 11, 2016)Kotori Minami's Birthday (Sep 12, 2016) • Super Mario Bros. 31st Anniversary (Sep 13, 2016)
We Are Number One - LazyTown: The Video Game (Sep 13, 2016)
Undertale 1st Anniversary (Sep 15–16, 2016) • Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sep 19, 2016) • Animal Crossing: The Movie 10th Anniversary (Sep 25, 2016)

Channel Ending (Sep 27 – Oct 29, 2016)
SiIvaGunner breaks character (Sep 30, 2016)


SiIvaGunner Season Two (Nov 3, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017)
The SilvaGunner Spooktacular Halloween Horror Special (Nov 3–30, 2016)
Beginning of The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis (Dec 14, 2016 – Feb 15, 2017)
Albert Softie's Birthday (Dec 23, 2016) • Hanayo Koizumi's Birthday (Jan 17, 2017) • National Kazoo Day (Jan 28, 2017) • Groundhog Day (Feb 2, 2017) • Groundhog Day (Feb 3, 2017)
Monochrome Pause (Feb 15 – Apr 5, 2017)
Umi Sonoda's Birthday (Mar 15, 2017) • April Fools' Day 2017 (Apr 1, 2017) • GO MY DAY!! (Apr 3–5, 2017)
SiIvaGunner breaks character again (Apr 19, 2017)
Chaze the Chat's Birthday (Apr 24, 2017) • Chain of Memories Day (May 13, 2017)

Inspector Gadget Takeover (May 14–25, 2017)
Bad Apple!! Day (May 20, 2017)
Beginning of President Haltmann Takeover (May 26 – Dec 31, 2017)
E3 2017 (Jun 11–14, 2017)
SilvaGunner: Rebooted 1st Anniversary (Jun 17, 2017) • 1st Anniversary of the Puzzle Room Rip (Jun 18, 2017)
1st Anniversary of Wood Man's Debut (Jun 21, 2017) • Smooth 18th Anniversary (Jun 29, 2017)
Hot One Break (Jul 1–10, 2017)
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) Day (Jul 11, 2017) • Gangnam Style 5th Anniversary (Jul 15, 2017)
Kazoo Master's Day (Aug 1, 2017)
Hatsune Miku's Birthday (Aug 31, 2017) • Independence Day of Brazil 2017 (Sep 7–8, 2017) • 9/11 2017 (Sep 11, 2017) • Anthony Florey's Birthday (Sep 13, 2017) • John Coltrane's Birthday (Sep 23, 2017) • Naruto Uzumaki's Birthday (Oct 10, 2017)
The SilvaGunner Spooktacular Halloween Horror Special: Part II (Oct 24–31, 2017)
ToME 6th Anniversary (Nov 11, 2017) • Michael Richards's Racist Rant's 11th Anniversary (Nov 17, 2017)
Christmas 2017 (Dec 1–14, 2017)Sinterklaasdag (Dec 5, 2017) • 12 Days of Ripmas (Dec 14–25, 2017)


SiIvaGunner Season Three (Jan 1, 2018 – Mar 25, 2019)
Start of Season 3 (Jan 1 – March 31, 2018)
Ken Ashcorp's Birthday (Jan 3, 2018) • MAGFest 2018 SiIvaGunner Panel (Jan 4–7, 2018) • 2 Day (Feb 2, 2018) • Sean Kingston's Birthday (Feb 3–4, 2018)
April Fools' Day 2018 (Apr 1–8, 2018)
Nostalgia Critic Takeover (Apr 9–15, 2018)
Tax Day 2018 (Apr 17–18, 2018) • Maki Nishikino's Birthday (Apr 19, 2018) • 4/20 2018 (Apr 20, 2018) • Short Pause (May 13–22, 2018) • It's "It's Everyday Bro" Day Bro (May 30, 2018) • Pride Day (Jun 9, 2018)
E3 2018 (Jun 10–14, 2018)
2nd Anniversary of Wood Man's Debut (Jun 21, 2018) • July Break (Jul 1–8, 2018) • King for a Day Tournament Break (Jul 11–27, 2018)

King for a Day Tournament (Jul 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018)
Super Mario Maker 3rd Anniversary (Sep 11, 2018) • OCTOBER FIRST 2018 (Oct 1, 2018)
Unregistered HyperCam 2 Takeover (Oct 9, 2018)
(Snoop) Dog(g) Day (Oct 20, 2018)
Halloween 2018 (Oct 31 – Nov 7, 2018)
Daddy 3rd Anniversary (Nov 30, 2018)
Winter Holidays 2018 (Dec 1–6, 2018)
The Grinch Takeover (Dec 6, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019)
MAGFest 2019 SiIvaGunner Panel (Jan 2–6, 2019)
Termination of the SiIvaGunner Channel (Jan 4, 2019 – Feb 28, 2019)
Season 3 Finale (Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 25, 2019)


SiIvaGunner Season Four (Mar 25, 2019 – present)
April Fools' Day 2019 (Apr 1, 2019)
3 (Apr 3, 2019) • Funny 7 Day (Apr 8, 2019) • Tax Day 2019 (Apr 15, 2019) • Easter 2019 (Apr 21, 2019) • PewDiePie 9th Anniversary (Apr 29, 2019) • "All Star" 20th Anniversary (May 4, 2019) • Minecraft 10th Anniversary (May 17, 2019) • Chip tha Ripper Day (Jun 2, 2019)
E3 2019 (Jun 9–14, 2019)
Father's Day 2019 (Jun 16–17, 2019)
National Fishing Day 2019 (Jun 18–19, 2019)
Grandpa Day (Jul 8, 2019) • Gangnam Style 7th Anniversary (Jul 15, 2019)
EVORE (Aug 8–9, 2019)
National Waddle Day (Aug 10, 2019) • "Revenge" 8th Anniversary (Aug 19–20, 2019) • Studio Trigger 8th Anniversary (Aug 22, 2019) • Chain of Memories II Day (Aug 31, 2019) • Not Funny Didn't Laugh Day (Sep 10, 2019) • Back to the Future Day (Oct 26, 2019)
The SilvaGunner Spooktacular Halloween Horror Special: Part III (Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2019)
King for Another Day Tournament (Nov 23, 2019 – present)

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