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Satire and parody based on The Lord of the Rings

  • An independent film company in South Carolina released this treatment as a college humor project.
  • A soft core porn comedy entitled "The Lord of the G-Strings".
  • The Harvard Lampoon satire Bored of the Rings, and its prequel The Soddit.
  • A little-known BBC Radio series, Hordes of the Things (1980) attempted to parody heroic fantasy in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • A German resynchronization of the Fellowship's first twenty minutes, called Lord of the Weed - Sinnlos in Mittelerde [1], portrays the characters as highly drug addicted.
  • Quickbeam and Bombadil, The Lords of the Rhymes, mix Tolkien's fantasy world with hip-hop.
  • Two New York City based authors, Jessica and Chris, parody Tolkien's work in combination with Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Once More With Hobbits: [2] .
  • Several former members of Mystery Science Theater 3000 created Edward the Less which parodies the trilogy.
  • The episode of South Park entitled "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers" spoofs Peter Jackson's version of the trilogy. A few elements from Jackson's The Return of the King appear in the episode "Best Friends Forever".
  • The first chapter of The Woad To Wuin by Peter David is entitled "Lord of the Thing".
  • The Lord Of The... whatever, a "transcribed electronic text version", written by the Tolkien fans of the rec.arts.books.tolkien newsgroup as a reply to those who ask where can they download an electronic copy of the book. It has lots of fan in-jokes, like whether Balrogs have wings or not, a long-standing debate in the Tolkien fandom.
  • Flight of the Conchords claim that their parody Frodo was rejected as a theme song for Peter Jackson's movies. Incidentally, Bret McKenzie (one half of the band) played an elf in the Fellowship, and his character (now known as Figwit) has become an unusual web celebrity, attracting fan sites and even a hate site.
  • The Ring Thing - a Swiss parody of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy, however it has received mixed reviews.
  • MADtv spoofed the series with The Lords of the Bling, with various actors/actresses portraying characters as Gandalf, Frodo, Legolas, etc.
  • Kingdom O' Magic, by Fergus McNeill. He became famous during the eighties for games such as Bored of the Rings (influenced by, but not adapted from, the Harvard Lampoon book) and The Boggit.
  • Why can't they just lose the ring in the sink?, humour columnist Dave Barry's satire.
  • Dead Ringers, BBC Radio/TV satirical comedy show regularly features Lord of the Rings-themed sketches, usually with the characters of Gandalf, Saruman and Frodo.
  • Bobo, a very popular Serbian voice-over video on scene from the first film, which features Boromir and Frodo as gay lovers. It spawned many other voice-overs.
  • British Comedy duo French & Saunders have also satired and spoofed in detail Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring in a BBC 2002 Easter Special entitled "The Egg".
  • A parody entitled teh l0rd of teh Ringz0r has done the rounds of bulletin boards systems. Based on the Counter-Strike indebted '1337 speak' it retells scenes, primarily from the Peter Jackson films, in the style of a '1337 hax0r' or online gamer.
  • A Spanish voice-over video of Gollum debating about which is the best football (soccer) video game.
  • One Man Lord of the Rings A one man show by Charles Ross, reciting and parodying the three films in an hour.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons, The Simpsons go on a picnic with someone named Cookie. When they have finished, Marge asks Cookie what to do with their garbage. Cookie says to leave it for 'Cleany'. On hearing his name, Cleany comes out and wraps up their garbage in their picnic rug, saying Gollum's tagline 'My Precious'. Cleany was voiced by Andy Serkis.
  • REC Studios' Fellowship of the Ring A parody starring four people portraying multiple characters each and condensing the first third of the story to under a quarter of an hour.
  • In another episode of The Simpsons, Principal Skinner announced to Springfield Elementary School that they are going to have school medieval festival. Class bully Nelson excitedly asks, "You mean like The Lord of the Rings?!", and Skinner replies, "No! Nothing like The Lord of the Rings!"
  • MTV produced the Lord of the Piercing, a parody with Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar about the Council of Elrond, in which Frodo uses the One Ring in a piercing. The 4 minute episode comes as a hidden extra in the first DVD of the 4-disc set of The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • Fellowship! - A musical parody of The Lord of the Rings
  • Worth 1,000 - Comical images related to The Lord of the Rings.
  • 50 Reasons Why Lord of the Rings Sucks - Only to be read if no sharp objects are within reach.
  • Lord of the Rings vs. The Matrix vs. Star Wars - Comical review of the three movies, not to be taken even remotely seriously.
  • The BBC Two sketch show Dead Ringers frequently parodied The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy.

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