The Elf Foreman is a character from the Rankin/Bass television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He is the foreman of Santa Claus's team of elves who wears a goatee styled to resemble popular songleader Mitch Miller. He is outraged at Hermey's persistent disruption of the assembly line with his dentistry studies. He also conducts the elves in their song for Santa, "We Are Santa's Elves," a tune which Santa finds annoying. Towards the end of the special, he finally grants Hermey's wish and allows him to open a dentist's office, which proves fortunate as he complains of a toothache and needs the aid of Hermey to treat it.
Interestingly enough, when he appears in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys, he says in a questionable tone as to whether or not Hermey is a dentist, almost as if the two of them had never had their conversation from the original fim.