Trivia / Elf

  • Adored by the Network: ABC Family often runs this movie during 25 Days of Christmas.
  • Blooper: Michael's skateboard has both trucks facing the same way. Skateboard trucks are supposed to face opposite directions.
  • The Cameo: NY1 is a real TV Network, local to New York City, which features in the film.
  • The Cast Showoff: Zooey Deschanel, the "She" of musical duo She & Him, gets to show off her singing chops.
  • Casting Gag: Edward Asner as Santa Claus, a role he's voiced in numerous other productions.
  • The Danza: Leon Redbone as Leon the Snowman.
  • Harpo Does Something Funny: The scenes of Buddy first arriving in New York City were entirely improvised. Will Ferrell was simply followed by the director and one cameraman as he interacted with passers-by in-character.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Santa is played by Ed Asner, who is Jewish.
  • The Other Darrin: In the animated special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, the only actor to reprise their role from the original film is Ed Asner.
  • Playing Against Type: One of Will Ferrell's few roles that isn't a lecherous, Jerkass Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist, from before that became quite so firmly cemented as his trademark. Also, one of Zooey Deschanel's few roles where she isn't a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (if anything, it's the other way around). Or brunette.
  • Recursive Adaptation: The animated special Buddy's Musical Christmas, which includes elements of the stage musical.
  • Role Reprisal: Ed Asner as Santa in Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas.
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