Wednesday, April 12, 2006

TBS: occasionally funny

Long-time readers already know how I feel about the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but that doesn't mean I'm above being amused by the TBS commercials promoting them.

In a major mainstream coup for the slash vidding underground subculture, one commercial depicts Frodo and Sam to the tune of "Secret Lovers" by Atlantic Starr. Another features Gandalf riding to "Don't Ride the White Horse" by Laid Back. I'm digging the 1980s vibe, and almost want to give these films another chance.

Almost.

Then I remember why I don't. Over in the TBS forums, there's a fan thread objecting to the "Secret Lovers" commercial. Dull surprise: humorless hobbit fans are incapable of seeing the whole picture.

2 comments:

Thinking Fool said...

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice or more, shame on me. I don't like having myself to blame for being fooled, which is why I never saw the second or third Lord of the Rings films. The first one was dreadful after the initial 45 minutes.

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