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If You Like Christmas And The Goo Goo Dolls, Then Their New Music Video Is Going To Be Your Cup Of Egg Nog

Goo Goo Dolls Released A Christmas Music Video That Pays Tribute To Old School Cartoons

“You’re a mean one, Little Johnny.”

So if you grew up in the ’90s, then there is probably no doubt that the Goo Goo Dolls were a huge part of your youth.

From “Name”…

GIF of John Rzeznik singing "I won't tell no one your name"

…to “Iris,” the group had a ton of hits that were part of the soundtrack to your childhood.

GIF of John Rzeznik looking through a telescope in the Iris music video

Well, the band is back with a new Christmas song, “You Ain’t Getting Nothin,'” and the music video for it is a great throwback to Chuck Jones–style cartoons, particularly the 1966 cartoon classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Which I’m kinda nerding out over.)

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The Chuck Jones references start at the very beginning, when the music video is presented as an old school cartoon short, called A Johnny Cartoon (which is in doubt named after the Goo’s lead singer, John Rzeznik).

A Johnny Cartoon logo featuring Johnny Smiling

A Johnny Cartoon logo featuring Johnny Smiling


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I am a big fan of Chuck Jones and cartoons in general, so I appreciate homages that get the little details right. The animation in the music video also has a bit of the style of animation from The Ren & Stimpy Show, which I also really love.

But, unlike cartoons like the Grinch, there’s a twist! The real villain here is Johnny.

Johnny in bed making a devil face with devil tail poking out of the blankets

Johnny in bed making a devil face with devil tail poking out of the blankets


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The face here is definitely is pulling from the Grinch.

Who — in addition to drinking and stealing Santa’s sleigh — is an overall brat who drives Santa mad.

Johnny driving the sleigh while drinking a beer

Johnny driving the sleigh while drinking a beer

And if you like the song, then check out their new Christmas album, It’s Christmas All Over, which is out now on streaming platforms.

GIF that says Merry Christmas from Goo Goo Dolls

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