An Elmo cameo was written for the 2011 Muppets film but was stopped by Children’s TV Workshop lawyers. Ironically, the scene featured the Muppets attempting to recruit Elmo but getting stopped by his lawyers.

‘The Muppets’: Where’s Elmo?

Moviegoers might be disappointed to learn that the character does not appear in Disney’s reboot.

This story originally appeared in the Nov. 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Fans of Elmo might be let down to learn that the character does not appear in Disney’s Nov. 23 reboot The Muppets.

Among the disappointed is star and co-writer Jason Segel, who was rebuffed in ironic fashion. “I wrote a scene where we were trying to get Elmo to be the celebrity host of The Muppet Show, anda team of lawyers tells us no,” Segel said Nov. 9 on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. “[Then] that’s what actually happened — a team of lawyers told us Elmo wasn’t available.”

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8 thoughts on “An Elmo cameo was written for the 2011 Muppets film but was stopped by Children’s TV Workshop lawyers. Ironically, the scene featured the Muppets attempting to recruit Elmo but getting stopped by his lawyers.”

  1. ENG-eins

    How come Kermit gets to be in both universes but not Elmo?

  2. jpba1352

    They tried to recruit Big Bird on the Muppet Movie but they were heading to Hollywood as Big Bird was going to NYC.

  3. SauceBossSmokin

    I totally read that as “El Camino” and was very confused for a second or two.

  4. vineyardmike

    Lawyers ruin everything…

  5. Winnapig

    Not really relevant, but as an O.G. Gen X Sesame Street guy, I hate Elmo with all of my heart.

  6. Very_Polite_Vampire

    Coincidental, not ironic.

  7. scrivensB

    That’s not really ironic though. That’s meta.

  8. Pots_And_Pans

    That would be coincidence. Irony is the opposite thing happening.

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