Sam the Snowman narrates the story of Rudolph, a reindeer who is born with a glowing red nose. His father, Santa's lead reindeer Donner, feels ashamed and uses a special cover to hide Rudolph's nose so Donner and his wife can send Rudolph to take-off practice a year later without Rudolph being ridiculed by the other yearlings. Meanwhile, an elf named Hermey has his own problem - he wishes to be a dentist instead of making toys. The elf foreman scolds him and tries to get Hermey to obey, but the young elf refuses to change his interests.
(Voiced by Paul Soles) Hermey is one of Santa's elves who doesn't like to make toys, he wants to be a dentist instead. He runs away and crosses paths with Rudolph, and they decide to be independent together. Poor Hermey has had so many variations of his name in the media and memorabilia (Herbey, Herbie, Hermy...).
Foreman Elf The head elf is one we quickly grow to hate. He is furious that Hermey would rather be a dentist than make toys. As a result, Hermey decides to run away. In the end, the head elf agrees to let Hermey open a dentist office. Wonder why his voice changes as he's ready to conduct the elves in We are Santa's Elves? There's no for-sure answer, but it is assumed that the Canadian voice talent that was used for the special was not available for last minute changes when it was redubbed in the US.