“Greeg! Dud you hear thet?”

22 05 2008

Today’s useless trivia concerns “Figwit,” a long-forgotten phenomenon of the Peter Jackson-directed Lord of the Rings movies.

“Figwit” was an extra–just a chair-filler at the Council of Elrond with no speaking role–but such was his popularity back in the day that Jackson decided to give him a few lines in Return of the King:

“Figwit,” by the way, stands for “Frodo Is Great . . . Who Is That?” So, who is he?

He’s Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords.

HT: The commenter named “Julie” at Friendly Atheist.

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