They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when Sesame Street decided to offer its own version of The Voice, it left out one key ingredient.

No, we’re not talking about social media correspondent Christina Milian — we’re referring to sexy judge Adam Levine!

The preview clip features puppets that appear to be Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton, but our boy Adam is nowhere in sight.

The show even included Voice host Carson Daly as a main character, so what gives?

Maybe the Maroon 5 front man’s tats were too much for the show’s youthful audience. Or maybe it was his modelizer ways that they didn’t approve of.

Either way, the clip is still entertaining — even sans-Adam.

Tell us what you think below!