Take Your Pick! was a United Kingdom game show originally broadcast by Radio Luxembourg in the early 1950s. The show transferred to television in 1955 with the launch of ITV, where it continued until 1968. As it was the first game show broadcast on commercial television in the UK (and the BBC did not at that point offer monetary prizes on its game shows),
It was also by default the first British game show to offer cash prizes.
The programme was later revived from 24 February 1992 to 28 August 1998.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Take Your Pick! - Figwit - Netflix
Figwit is a fan-created name for a then-unnamed Elven escort in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, played by actor and musician Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords fame. The name Figwit derives from an acronym for “Frodo is grea...who is THAT?!?” [sic]. The character would later be identified in the film version of The Hobbit, as Lindir, an elf of Rivendell who appeared briefly in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, The Fellowship of the Ring.
Take Your Pick! - Background - Netflix
Bret McKenzie, half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords and a Wellington native, first landed a small role as an extra in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He appears sitting next to Aragorn during the council in Rivendell scene. When it is decided that the Ring must be destroyed, Frodo offers to take the Ring to Mordor, and Elrond proclaims the formation of the Fellowship of the Ring. The elf was dubbed “Figwit” by Tolkien fan Iris Hadad; after seeing Frodo agree to take the ring, saying “I will take it”, the film switches to a shot where Figwit can be seen standing on the far right, and Hadad's initial reaction was “Frodo is grea...who is THAT?!?” Later, Hadad corresponded with her university friend Sherry de Andres, and the two created the first Figwit fan website, www.figwitlives.net, calling him “Legolas for the thinking woman”. McKenzie appeared as Figwit again in the third film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, where he was credited as “Elf Escort”. He appears in the scene where Arwen is leaving for the Grey Havens and has a vision of her future son, Eldarion, this time with two lines warning her to not delay and then exclaiming as she turns around. Director Peter Jackson stated in the DVD commentary for The Return of the King that Figwit was called back and given dialogue in the third film “just for fun for the fans” because “so much fuss has been made about him over the last couple of years”.
Take Your Pick! - References - Netflix