The Lord Of The Rings : Time to film the parody?

Time to film the parody?

The Harvard Lampoon put out a hilarious parody of the trilogy in the late 1960s called 'Bored of the Rings,' and it's one of the funniest things I've ever read. It's not insulting to the original material, either (at least, I didn't think so).

I think it would make a great animated film. Anybody else familiar with the book? Does anybody think the LoTR fans would turn out to watch it?

- You may have come on no bicycle, but that does not say that you know everything.

Re: Time to film the parody?

With some updates in references I think it could work. For instance, how many today know what a Roi-Tan is?

But I agree it's a hilarious book. I still, like the Nazdrul, laugh until tears roll down my cheeks during Arrowroot, son of Arrowshirt's (Stomper's) confrontation with them.

Re: Time to film the parody?

That's a good point; Bored of the Rings does contain a lot of dated references that modern audiences wouldn't get.

The re-print of the book ruined my favorite joke: Bromosel's foretold death: "Five-eleven's your height, one-ninety's your weight. You cash in your chips around page eighty-eight."

When they put out the re-print, he no longer died on page 88.

- You may have come on no bicycle, but that does not say that you know everything.

Re: Time to film the parody?

A film version of Bored of the Rings would be funny.

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Jeff Hanneman
1964-2013

Re: Time to film the parody?

I see Seth Rogan's next project...

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Re: Time to film the parody?

Maybe Family Guy will parody Lord of the Rings.

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Re: Time to film the parody?

I'd rather see it done as a comedy.

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