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Who the 'Ell Is Tauriel? (2013)

Tolkien nerds grumble in song about characters in The Hobbit.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Winchester Christopher Winchester ... Himself - Lead Singer / Ukulele
Carlton McRae Carlton McRae ... Himself - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lizzie Ash Lizzie Ash ... Herself - Singer
Meg Winchester Meg Winchester ... The Librarian (as Megan Winchester)
Paul Craze Paul Craze ... Tolkien Geek (as Paul 'Crazy' Craze)
Simon McArthur Simon McArthur ... Tolkien Geek
Shirley McGregor Shirley McGregor ... Tolkien Geek (as Shirley McGregor Howes)
Gabriela Roque López Gabriela Roque López ... Tolkien Geek
Derek Price Derek Price ... Tolkien Geek
Linda Murrell Linda Murrell ... Tolkien Geek
Dianne Smith ... Tolkien Geek (as Dianne Cotgrove Smith)
Lise Perichon Lise Perichon ... Tolkien Geek
Chris Hewer Chris Hewer ... Tolkien Geek
Liz Merton Liz Merton ... Tolkien Geek
Jim Baltaxe Jim Baltaxe ... Tolkien Geek


Tolkien nerds grumble in song about characters in The Hobbit.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Short | Comedy | Music




New Zealand



Release Date:

13 December 2013 (New Zealand) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Esgaroth Three See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The cast in the short (except for Meg Winchester) were Lake-town extras for the second and third movies of The Hobbit trilogy. See more »


References The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) See more »

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Musical send up of Tolkien Purists
19 January 2014 | by JimB17See all my reviews

A lighthearted look at the "additions" Peter Jackson developed for The Hobbit and the responses they generated among the Tolkien Purists. While they might be initially hostile, they are easily led down the garden path by PJ's talent.

The clip owes as much to English music hall as to Middle Earth. Perhaps the next project for the Esgaroth 3 would be a full scale performance of some of the dwarfs' songs from the film (and the book!) itself.

One of the joys of the video is that all of the people who appear in it are extras in The Hobbit, so it reflects the family spirit that developed on set (the real one). This is another indirect tribute to Jackson's approach and love for his matauriel, err, material.

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