Why Weren't You at Elf Practice

Why Weren't You at Elf Practice

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Updated Dec 23, 2022 at 01:48AM EST by Autumn Able.

Added Dec 08, 2017 at 10:51AM EST by Don.

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Why Weren't You at Elf Practice is a series of video and audio remixes based on a scene from the 1964 stop-motion animated film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.


In the film, the Head Elf storms into the character Hermey's room yelling "why weren't you at elf practice?" (shown below). On November 18th, 2005, YTMND user bobby22 submitted a page titled "Practice is Important", featuring a picture of Hermey with a clip of the Head Elf yelling in the background.


On December 19th, 2009, a YTMND page titled "Why weren't you at elf practice?" was created featuring a clip of the scene followed by an NSFW GIF of two puppets having sex. On December 19th, 2014, YouTuber Brett Nelson uploaded a remix of the scene featuring a clip of former professional basketball player Allen Iverson (shown below).

On December 3rd, 2017, Tumblr user drsimetra[1] posted a clip of the scene, gathering more than 22,200 notes over the next two weeks. On December 4th, Tumblr user segagigadrive uploaded an edited audio clip from the scene with added echo, which garnered more than 11,300 notes over the next four days (shown below).


The same day, YouTuber Elliot Jones submitted a deep fried version of the video clip (shown below, left). On December 6th, YouTuber VillagerBoy527 From Vine posted a similar remix of the scene (shown below, right).

Also on December 6th, Tumblr user ambiguouslyevil[2] posted an edit of the "I Will Survive" Zootopia abortion comic with the speech bubble "Why weren't you at elf practice?" (shown below). Within 48 hours, the post gained over 17,800 notes.


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[1] Tumblr – I Love Rudolph

[2] Tumblr – ambiguouslyevil

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