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Title: when will you wear wigs?
Post by: autumnrain on April 30, 2007, 06:05:51 pm

hi,
i'm new here and my english is not very good, but i have got a question:
i saw this funny interview in which dominic monahan interviews elijah; i think you fans know which one i mean.
so my question is: what is so funny about the sentence "when will you wear wigs?"
i mean, i understand the sentences..he asks him, whether we is wearing wigs, or have worn wigs, or will wear wigs and then when he will wear wigs, but i really don't understand what it is so funny about that. is it, because almost all words in this sentence begin with a w?
i'm looking forward to your answers.
greetz

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: JordanRiver12881 on April 30, 2007, 06:12:42 pm

Could you provide a link to the interview? I don't know what interview you're talking about. ???

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: autumnrain on April 30, 2007, 06:32:45 pm

sure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd8jfzN5OkI

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: JordanRiver12881 on April 30, 2007, 07:03:30 pm

I think it's funny because...*thinks* Hmm, I've never thought about comedy like this until now, hahahaha, lol.

Hmm why do I think it's funny...I think the way he says it (ven vill you vear vigs)...and the fact that he asks Elijah those silly questions..

"DO you wear wigs??" "Have you worn them" "Would you" "WHEN would you??"

It's like...asking someone WHEN they would wear wigs is just so silly, lol. It's supposed to be a celebrity interview...what serious journalist asks a celebrity 4 or 5 questions about wigs??? LOL...

I think the absurdity of it is what makes it so funny, and I think absurdity applies to a lot of comedy...which is why comedy is....FUNNY, lol.

I hope that helps. :)

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: autumnrain on April 30, 2007, 07:39:15 pm

:) well, alright.
i just thought it also has another funny connotation, apart from the fact that its paradoxical to ask that silly questions *lol.
i thought that, because after the last question “when will you wear wigs?” elijah first faltered and then nearly died laughing.
I was sure that there is something really funny hidden in this sentence which i don’t understand...maybe an allusion to something or an idiom or whatever.
And i considered whether there could be a word which sounds like “wear” and “wigs” together, with a totally different meaning, you know? *lol* when will you “wearwigs”...
but okay, if you, as someone who has a good command of the english language (i think), say that there is nothing more to laugh about than this paradox about asking such question, then i think i don’t have to muse on the meaning of this part in this interview any longer.
(omg, my english is sh***)
so thanks for answering
greezt

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: JordanRiver12881 on April 30, 2007, 07:43:21 pm

[quote author=autumnrain link=board=1;threadid=32222;start=0#msg1090349 date=1177976355]
:) well, alright.
i just thought it also has another funny connotation, apart from the fact that its paradoxical to ask that silly questions *lol.
i thought that, because after the last question “when will you wear wigs?” elijah first faltered and then nearly died laughing.
I was sure that there is something really funny hidden in this sentence which i don’t understand...maybe an allusion to something or an idiom or whatever.
And i considered whether there could be a word which sounds like “wear” and “wigs” together, with a totally different meaning, you know? *lol* when will you “wearwigs”...
but okay, if you, as someone who has a good command of the english language (i think), say that there is nothing more to laugh about than this paradox about asking such question, then i think i don’t have to muse on the meaning of this part in this interview any longer.
(omg, my english is sh***)
so thanks for answering
greezt
[/quote]

lol, well I'm from the US, and English is my first language, and I've only ever lived in the US, and I'm an English major in college (uni) so yeah, good command of the language, lol. ::) And considering Dom is from the UK/born in germany, and Elijah is from the US like me, I doubt they really have any common idioms or sayings that they both would really know about.

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: autumnrain on April 30, 2007, 07:58:39 pm

well, i'm not such a big fan of them, so i don't know were they are from and so on. i just saw this interview and found it quite funny.
my first language is german, and i'm living in germany, but this summer (or autumn at the latest) i will go to london for one year. one reason for that is to improve my english :)

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: autumnrain on April 30, 2007, 08:07:59 pm

elijah was born in the us? i read he has irish, english, german and polish roots and was born in the uk, and his family moved to iowa even before elijah was one year old.
whatever..

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: maryd on May 01, 2007, 02:15:44 pm

No, he was born in Iowa, I believe he's always lived in America except for things like LOTR.
Anyway, I think what is so funny about it is that Dom expects Elijah to somehow see into the future and realise when he will wear wigs...it just seems like such a specific question and I think thats funny!
It could just be a private joke, also... ::)

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: SolskjaersGirl on May 01, 2007, 02:46:46 pm

I thought this was LOTR related so I moved it over here.

Just to add to questions and comments, this interview was the Easter egg that's found on the Return of the King Extended DVD where Dom Monaghan stages an interview posing as "Hans Jensen" to interview Elijah and he actually thinks its a "real" interview because as the questions get more hilarious and unbelieving, you can see Lij making signs to what could possibly be his publicist off camera.

I remember I was laughing for ten minutes after I finished watching this. Its like the funniest thing I've seen in a long while ;D

About the wig question, I think it could possibly mean that Elijah (as most of us know him to be..) was and is, always changing his hairstyles because in the interview you do hear Dom asking Lij about it. And the fact that he wore a wig as Frodo could be a reason, and as someone mentioned it could be joke between them! :D

Gosh. All this makes me want to watch that again!

[quote]elijah was born in the us? i read he has irish, english, german and polish roots and was born in the uk, and his family moved to iowa even before elijah was one year old.
whatever.. [/quote]

I believe this is his decent, like his ancestors were from those countries. He wasn't born in the UK, he's American. I suppose he's spent so much time in New Zealand and some time in the UK filming, it isn't suprising that he's mistaken for coming from either one of those countries. He sometimes even sounds English.. he mentioned that "My accent is a sort of sponge for whatever I'm around" so that could explain it!

I hope everything makes sense now oh and welcome to A+F! :)

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: overlithe on May 03, 2007, 02:05:05 pm

I don't think it was a private joke...i don't think Elijah realized it was Dom at that time..though it oculd have been one of the question lines that set him to wondering.

one thing for sure the discussion has made me want to watch it again. but Elijahs reaction made me feel like he was laughing at the absurdity of the questions not the questions themselves. And in all honesty who cares WHY he was laughing so hard and genuinely....it warms my heart, and thrills me to see him so hysterical. ;D

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: frodofrito81 on May 03, 2007, 09:10:17 pm

OMGGG I loved this interview....I was laughing so hard I swear my stomach was gonna burst....tis very awesome ;D

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: JordanRiver12881 on May 04, 2007, 01:58:14 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=3;threadid=32222;start=0#msg1090484 date=1178043344]
I think what is so funny about it is that Dom expects Elijah to somehow see into the future and realise when he will wear wigs.
[/quote]

lmfao...I didn't even think about that...now I wanna watch it again, lol.... ::)

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: ElijahWoodx3 on May 04, 2007, 03:39:11 pm

Absolute favorite Youtube video!!!!! :-* :-* Bless Lijah for dealing with that.

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: Lorienel on May 04, 2007, 10:04:45 pm

The quote that Dom reads from Frodo actually does'nt exist. ;D In the page 720 you can find Pippin's adventures instead. :P Or was is Merry? ;D

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: maryd on May 07, 2007, 06:03:06 am

i did have a feeling that that quote didn;t exist...it sounded made-up, though poor Lijah was trying to analyse it like no ones business - so funi! thanks!

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: raquel19 on May 31, 2008, 01:19:44 pm

OMG I seen this interview soo many times on youtube.
I showed it to my friends,wow.
When I seen the interview I was laughing soo much.
The best interview I ever seen.

Dominic Monghan+Elijah Wood= HILARIOUS people. lol

Dom: ' from all the photos shoots you do, your hair changes dramatically.
Do you wear wings?

Elijah: No I do not.
Dom: Have you worn wigs?
Elijah: No I have not
Dom: Will you where wigs?
Elijah: Maybe..
Dom: When will you where wigs* all seriously*
Elijah hahaHA!

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 01, 2008, 02:45:27 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=3;threadid=32222;start=15#msg1091077 date=1178532186]
i did have a feeling that that quote didn;t exist...it sounded made-up, though poor Lijah was trying to analyse it like no ones business - so funi! thanks!
[/quote]

Yeah, haha, the fake quote that Dom asks Elijah about is one of the funniest parts of this interview...

Because as most fans now know, Elijah never actually finished reading LOTR. The poor guy obviously felt too embarrassed to admit that he was unfamiliar with the book to this 'German' interviewer who appeared to be taking the subject so seriously. LOL! :D ;)

Dom knew that Elijah would feel obliged to answer the question seriously, and he duly gets himself tied up in knots trying to figure out what the non-existent quote might mean!!! LMFAO! ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: elijah fan on January 25, 2010, 03:27:10 pm

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this interview! It's SO hilarious! I was laughing so hard when he said the "when will you wear wigs" thing, and then also about the dolphin dying in a car accident. I just thought it was so awesome, Elijah must've been thinking "this interviewer is kinda weird..." asking all those weird questions. And he had no idea... it was SO funny. :D And then the other part that made me laugh was when he admitted he thought why he was so famous was because of his eyes. That was awesome. ;D

Yeah, but I had no idea for the longest time that it was on the Easter Egg of ROTK, I just watched it on Youtube, and then when I found out, I was like "I owned this the whole time and didn't even know it?" lol!

Oh yeah, and I looked for the quote too, but couldn't find it. I don't remember it either, so I think Dom just made it up. I don't know.

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on January 27, 2010, 07:04:30 pm

[quote]Oh yeah, and I looked for the quote too, but couldn't find it. I don't remember it either, so I think Dom just made it up. I don't know.
[/quote]

^ elijah fan:

Check out the post just above yours. I reiterate - Dom made up the LOTR quote! It doesn't exist. I'm pretty sure Dom did it just to watch Elijah squirm, knowing full well that he hadn't ever finished reading the books. ;D

Title: Re:when will you wear wigs?
Post by: elijah fan on January 27, 2010, 08:01:02 pm

Aha! I get it... xD That is hilarious! ;D I had never thought of that before... but I did know he hadn't finished reading the books. Sorry, I forgot to read your post above, xD Haha, that's so funny. Dom's good at practical jokes like that.


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