-> I thought the movies were brilliant, but they would have been so much better if they'd been a musical. If they'd have considered a sort of Baz Luhrman/Peter Jackson collaboration...
-->-- '''Martin Pearson''' (explaining how he came up with the show)

'''''The Unfinished Spelling Errors of Bolkien''''' is a [[AffectionateParody lovingly irreverent re-telling]] of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', interspersed with songs. The story sections tend to switch among pointing out the [[LampshadeHanging logical inconsistencies]] and {{plot hole}}s of the story, highlighting the [[PragmaticAdaptation differences between the book and the movie]], and sometimes just [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment careening off]] [[NonSequitur the rails]], depending on [[RuleOfFunny what is funniest at the time]].

The show is performed by Martin Pearson: comedian, [[FolkMusic folk singer extraordinaire]] and all-around nerd.

A live recording of the show has been [[http://www.martinpearson.com.au/recordings released on CD]]. The first half of the show is also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKit2iV1fUI up on YouTube]]. Pearson has also [[http://www.howtospotapsychopath.com/2010/04/20/but-some-elves-came-and-helped-them-who-werent-even-in-the-book/ officially stated]] that, given the difficulty of finding the show on CD for a reasonable price, he's OK with fans torrent-downloading the show for free.

A sequel, based on ''Film/TheHobbit'' movies, has been confirmed for release "after they come out".

!!''The Unfinished Spelling Errors of Bolkien'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ActorAllusion: At one point Gandalf refers to Faramir as "Dan", David Wenham's character from ''SeaChange''.
* AndThisIsFor: During Sam's attack on the Tower of Cirith Ungol, he stabs one victim for every name he can remember. The orcs are noted to be relieved he didn't bring his address book.
* AudienceParticipationSong: All of the songs have "a bit in it for" the audience.
** AudienceParticipationFailure: During the ''Fellowship of the Ring'' song, to the tune of ''If You're Happy And You Know It'', the second verse defeats the audience, who attempt to clap at "If you're Gimli and you know it, grab your axe", and then again at "Give those nasty goblins 40 whacks" a full 40 times. Pearson has to pause the song and clarify. Naturally, it all makes the whole thing funnier.
* BigOlEyebrows: Much is made of Gandalf's.
* BornUnlucky: Boromir, apparently, who spent most of his younger years getting lost, and subsequently is the only one ensnared by the Ring's power and KilledOffForReal.
* BlackSpeech: "The Two Towers Song" (and elsewhere)
* BritishAccents: Fun is poked at Sam's and Gimli's accents in particular.
* BulletproofFashionPlate: Legolas.
-->Legolas, meanwhile, still has perfect hair- still braided- and appears remarkably clean, yet he has no backpack. Where does he keep his brush?
* {{Elfeminate}}: Almost any time Legolas is mentioned.
* EndingFatigue: The Loo Break Song.
* EvilLawyerJoke: "The Saruman Blues" has the line "I've got this guy called Grima, he's a slimy troublemaker, more disturbing than a lawyer who's a part-time undertaker."
* FantasticRacism: "What is this inability to put dwarves on screen?! SPECIESIST, THAT'S WHAT IT IS!"
* FluffyTheTerrible: The Witch-King sits on his vast, evil, bat-winged steed...Pookums.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Martin points that the Balrog seems completely unaware of the fact that it has wings.
* IAmXSonOfY: Mocked repeatedly, especially in Rohan.
--> Éowyn and Éomer, son of Éomund; Théoden, son of Thengel; and Gríma, son of a bitch.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The Witch-King ''very carefully'' misses Frodo's heart when he stabs him.
* IncrediblyLamePun: A couple stand out, even by the standards of the show.
--> Merry wants them to go to war, but the Ents consider this a ''moot'' point.
--> *CollectiveGroan from the audience*
* InfantImmortality: Mentioned in reference to, of all things, ''[[BadassArmy the Uruk-Hai army]]''. Sure, they were horrible snarling death-machines, but they were only born a week ago!
* InherentlyFunnyWords: When describing Boromir's nose, Pearson pauses and repeats the word just to savour it.
--> "[Boromir] did, however, inherit his [father's] receding hairline and huge conk. [Beat] Conk.
* InvincibleHero: Aragorn believes he is this, knowing in advance that the third film refers to him with the title. Thus when he falls off a cliff in ''TheTwoTowers'', Pearson notes his astonishment.
* [[KilledMidSentence Killed Mid-Song]]: After the first chorus of Gollum's song (a parody of ''Ring of Fire'' without backing music) begins the second verse:
--> The taste of fish is sweet
--> ''SPLASH. Sizzle.''
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: The Nazgûl in ''Fellowship'' are followed by Sauron's chamber orchestra, playing the appropriately titled tune, "Theme for Loud Unsubtle Bastards".
* MinorInsultMeltdown: The Balrog is pissed because Pippin apparently dropped the dead orc into his mug of cocoa.
* MusicalPastiche: Most of the songs are parodies or use the tunes of other songs. Sometimes it makes sense, such as "Ghost Riders In The Sky" for "The Nazgûl Song"; other times... less so.
* NoBigDeal: Sam never quite found his footing fighting orcs and trolls, but when confronting a rhinoceros-sized spider, he is remarkably calm...because he's a ''gardener'', and "this is just a big bug!"
* ObviouslyEvil: Pearson laments that Gandalf did not pick up on the fact that Saruman was a bad guy, despite living in a tower completely painted black, and even worse, played by ChristopherLee.
* OneOfUs: Martin says he's read the books every year since he was thirteen, and thought the movies were brilliant.
* PluckyComicRelief: "Gimli arrives with his introductory pratfall, and we realise that he has drawn the Comic Relief short straw for the movie."
* PowderGag: Gimli blows on the horn of Helm Hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old Helm left in there as a joke.
* PrecisionFStrike: Perhaps surprisingly, there is only one use of the word "fuck" in the show.
* PrettyFreeloaders: Elrond hangs out in Théoden's tent. Théoden gets a bit tired of it.
* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: Elrond ''tries'' to give Aragorn the sword Andúril, and winds up pulling out two white rabbits and a dove. Aragorn is bemused; Elrond is rather sheepish.
* PuppyDogEyes: Frodo attempts his scary face on Gollum, and "looks about as threatening as a Girl Guide crossed with a Pokemon".
* RunningGag: The second half of the show covers the third movie and has repeated references to Frodo trying to find his way to "Book Three".
* SelfDeprecation: "The Ents are slow and boring, have no social skills, speak a language nobody else understands, and can't remember what women look like. Merry and Pippin immediately grasp the awful truth: ''he's a [[FolkMusic folkie]]''!
* SeriousBusiness
--> "This isn't ''Literature/TheHobbit'' any more, this is serious literature!"
* ShoutOut: Many, including ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''Film/TheSixthSense'', and ''Series/TheQuatermassExperiment''.
* TalkingToHimself: Mostly averted, as the show is largely in third person, but the songs are first-person, so "The Legolas and Gimli Song" requires Martin to switch between the high, soft Legolas voice and the loud, gruff, Scot-ish Gimli voice.
* ThemeNaming: The songs are all called "The [Noun] Song".
* VillainSong: Sauron, Saruman, the Nazgûl and the Balrog all get songs from their perspective.
* WakeUpFighting: Apparently so common in Rohan, the morning buglers have learned to just run away after playing a single note, lest they get hacked to bits by the troops they just woke up.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent:
--> "At this point we are introduced to the other Hobbits: Sam, a Devonshire Hobbit; Pippin, an Irish-Scottish-Gaelic Hobbit; and Merry...your guess is as good as mine."
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