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Flight of the Conchords Star Bret McKenzie Wanted for The Hobbit

I've been trying to think of an adequate pun. The Hiphobbitopotamus is the best I've got, I think.

New Zealand actor Bret McKenzie is no stranger to J.R.R. Tolkein. Though he's more famous for being part of the comedic folk duo Flight of the Conchords along with Jemaine Clement, McKenzie also had a bit role in the Best Picture-winning final entry of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Return of the King. McKenzie's role, named by internet fans as Figwit (standing for "Frodo is great...who is that?") was an elf with only two lines. That role (pictured below left), however, spawned a large fanbase -- and perhaps inspired this music video from season one of the Conchords' HBO comedy series. Read More...


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