The blanket ends up falling into the hands of Oscar the Grouch, who immediately throws it in his trash can and walks off). When we come back, we see Elmo's mine cart breaking through the dead end, freeing Elmo from the cave and allowing him to continue on his way, much to Huxley's shock and annoyance). The Grinch vs. Now! NC: Okay, is it me, or did it sound like he said "kill him"? SpongeBob and Elmo launches a basket over Huxley's shoulders, … I feel I've grown far beyond that. When first encountered, Huxley drove an elaborate helicopter and terrorizes the Grouches in Grouchland, randomly stealing items with the use of a vacuum cleaner - when Grizzy refuses to give up her doll, he even went as far as to physically threaten her with the machine until Elmo shouted at him to stop.Huxley was shocked and angered that Elmo had the courage to stand up to him, as the Grouches never did, so emerges from the heli… Oscar convinces all of the Grouches to cooperate, as it is the only way they can stop Huxley from stealing any more of their trash. (The clip of the "Firefly" sequence from Labyrinth is briefly shown), (Elmo performs various dance moves during the song). (Grizzy leaves for home, leaving Elmo to wonder how he's going to get to Huxley's castle, until a talking plant named Stuckweed speaks with him, before he and a group of animals sing "Take the First Step" to him, as Elmo gets the nerve to go on his journey). Guided by fireflies, however, Elmo notices a mine cart in a track, and begins riding on it). Truly, the red-headed (ha!) NC (vo): ...and he orders his henchmen to watch Elmo. The blanket falls into the hands of Oscar the Grouch, who drops it in his trash can. You know, Sesame Street! NC (vo): Elmo says he can bring the zoo to Zoe, and pretends to be different animals. As Elmo trails after glimpses of his beloved Blanket he learns that it may have been captured by the evil and greedy Huxley and held at Huxley's castle atop Mount Pickanose. Elmo needs his blanket back now! Huxley: (stepping into the copter and taunting Elmo in a high voice) Say bye-bye, wooby! (Elmo sends all the rest of the Sesame Street gang away to leave him alone at Oscar's trash can. Huxley declares that both Elmo and his blanket are his and turns on the machine while laughing maniacally), (We cut back to the deleted scene from Alien), (The rest of the Sesame Street gang, having been freed from prison earlier, suddenly arrive, and so do an army of Grouches, led by Oscar). However, upon hearing Elmo sing "I'm a Little Teapot" to prove that he isn't a worm, the Humongous Chicken then thinks that Elmo is a teapot and declares that he … YOU WILL DIE! How can you not shout inappropriate things when they ask you to participate? He steals Elmo's blanket, calling it his "wooby". (Does Elmo's signature laugh, which quickly escalates into maniacal laughter as lightning strikes and thunder is heard). NC: Yeah, forgot there were two, didn't you? I think the symbolism speaks for itself. Bug is then revealed to have Elmo's blanket, but he, tired of Huxley's greediness, gives the blanket back to Elmo). (After the song, Huxley relaxes in his chair and kisses his hands briefly, before speaking with Bug about their next move to stop Elmo). (Gets up and leaves). NC: (as Ernie) You did a lot more in this movie than we did. NC: Fun fact, that's literally what the tunnel to Hell looks like. [citation needed], Angela, Bob, Savion, Celina, Miles, Gabi (Written by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher; produced by Jeff Elmassian and Siedah Garrett). He appeared well past when I stopped watching Sesame Street. NC: (looking weirded out as the caption of what he is saying is shown) Problematic? Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened.". NC (vo): No, the chicken just throws him far away, but back at the prison, Oscar inspires the other Grouches to rise up against Huxley. (Elmo is then shown washing his blanket at the laundromat, where the rest of the gang from Sesame Street are also at, dancing and making music) And it does make more sense to bring his blanket to life than, say, Big Bird's socks. (Elmo eventually finds himself in a new place, which turns out to be Grouchland, populated by Grouches and filled with various amounts of garbage). Elmo successfully washes his blanket, while he and the rest of the gang from Sesame Street sing "Together Forever", then Elmo leaves the laundromat, where he comes across his best friend Zoe). Grizzy: You go there, you might never make it back home again. They're right there. Newspaper grouch: I'd love to, but I don't speak English. I'm so dangerous! Did You Miss the Most Shocking Film in Years? Elmo: (telling Bug he's "very nice") Thank you. NC (vo): Sorry to disappoint some fans, but I was never that big into Elmo. Produced by Jim Henson Pictures and the Children's Television Workshop, the film was released by Columbia Pictures on October 1, 1999. Upon arriving there, Elmo is confronted by Her Majesty's guards, Football Stenchman and Colander Stenchman. It's Elmo's favorite thing in the whole world! [3] This was also the final theatrical Muppet film to feature Caroll Spinney before his death in 2019.[4][5]. He convinces Elmo that he has what it takes to be brave. NC: (as Bert) You mean you won't be sculpting me again today? If I touch it, I own it. NC: I know, boner. NC: So...isn't it a little weird that there's barely any Grouchland in it, especially when it's in the title? In total, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland earned back less than half its $26 million budget, grossing $11,683,047 during its two-and-a-half-month theatrical run. A kind grouch girl named Grizzy tells Elmo that his blanket is in Huxley's castle at the top of the faraway Mount Pickanose, and Elmo begins a journey to get his blanket back. Channel Awesome is a FANDOM TV Community. NC: Not quite as bad, but still... (Bites his hand and groans again). Elmo succeeds with the help of the audience and the Queen allows him to pass through. Bug is revealed to be at the controls of the helicopter, and refuses Huxley's demand for the blanket, instead returning it to Elmo. Huxley sees Elmo escape and he unleashes his biggest weapon: a giant chicken. Trash Guard: You're going to see our queen. Elmo says goodbye to the audience and thanks them for helping and goes to dance with his friends. NC: Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. NC (vo): Huxley instructs his henchmen to take Elmo to the Queen of Trash... (A poster for the Netflix show, "The Goop Lab" with Gwyneth Paltrow, appears onscreen) ...no, the other one...and they once again lead him in a different direction. I feel pretty. (Another clip of a Tickle-Me Elmo is shown, with the doll heard laughing). [6] The set was raised so that puppeteers would be able to stand up instead of squatting below street level like usual. Elmo meets a Grouch girl named Grizzy, who shows Elmo where Huxley's castle is, and Elmo sets off to get back his blanket. NC: Sorry. 1 Cast; 2 Scenes; 3 Movie used; 4 Clip used; 5 Gallery; Cast [edit | edit source] Elmo - Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic X) Blanket - Carpet (Aladdin) Zoe - Cosmo (Sonic X) Telly Monster - Magilla Gorilla; Big Bird - Arlo (The Good Dinosaur) Grover - Jean Bob (The Swan Princess) Ernie and … NC (vo): I think Elmo got on my nerves the same reason Barney or Teletubbies got on my nerves: overexposure. Elmo: No, not in a minute, Zoe! NC (vo; as Elmo): Elmo doesn't even have a tongue. (Huxley sings "Make it Mine", which explains his villainy and his motives). NC (vo): Speaking of characters I hope never change... (An image of Cookie Monster with vegetables is shown) ...nah, we're too late for that one...Oscar the Grouch gets the blanket and tosses it into the garbage. Huxley then has Bug and the Pesties misdirect Elmo into a garbage dump where he is brought before the Queen of Trash for trespassing. (After the song, the Queen of Trash suddenly speaks with Elmo, accusing him of being a spy for Huxley). Elmo: Can you please help Elmo get his blanket back? Meanwhile, the rest of the Sesame Street gang, consisting of Gordon, Maria, Big Bird, Oscar, Zoe, and Cookie Monster, have arrived in Grouchland). Inigo Montoya: I do not think it means what you think it means. NC: (as Zoe) Your puppeteer did too much blow last night? NC (vo): He says he doesn't want to be her friend anymore, but his blanket is put into even more peril. What do they know? (Speaks to the viewers) And thank you all for helping. (Mimics a monkey, getting Zoe in on the fun). Alongside Muppets from Space (which was released the same year), this is the final Muppet feature film to have the involvement of Oz, who retired from being a full-time puppeteer the following year. The film inspired a trilogy of children's books, published in 1999: Happy Grouchy Day, The Grouchiest Lovey, and Unwelcome to Grouchland. She accepts his apology, agreeing that they can resume their friendship. "Make it Mine" is a song from the 1999 live-action Sesame Street movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. He was the most sought after toy in 1996, with fights breaking out and some selling for over a thousand dollars... (Footage of a real-life supermarket fight involving the Tickle-Me Elmo is shown, along with some clips of a Tickle-Me Elmo itself) ...all for this nightmare fuel that looks like he's having a seizure and pleasing himself at the same time. 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