The LOTR Movie Site
November 18, 1999Hobbit Featured
on "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?"
Is it my imagination, or have instances of a Lord
of the Rings character being featured on a show like this been increasing lately?
Undoubtedly, it must have something to do with the upcoming films. Exciting things are
While watching the ABC prime-time show "Who Wants To Be
a Millionaire" tonight, the $500,000 question for the first contestant was to pick a
character out of a list of 4 that was not a "Pokémon." The possible
The contestant used his 50/50 lifeline which eliminated the C
and D answers. He then proceeded to stop playing and take home his cash because he
couldn't figure the answer. Undoubtedly, all of the Pokémon and Tolkien fans across the
country were screaming the correct answer!
The good part came, though, when Regis Philbin (the game show
host) walked to his place prepare for the commercial break and stated the following:
"The correct answer, of course, is Frodo
... from The Hobbit."
My brother and I just about died. Honestly, don't these folks
do their research before they air? Regis must not be a big Tolkien fan.