YMMV / Bored of the Rings

  • Cliché Storm: Presciently presented, as the conversion of Tolkien's original creativity into the cliches of heroic fantasy had barely begun at that point.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: We reiterate: they started off by changing 'Bilbo Baggins' into Dildo Bugger. And they started as they meant to go on.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Nozdrul are riding pigs and the Riders of Roi-tan ride sheep, both of which seemed to be pretty ridiculous at that time. In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the dwarf Dain Ironfoot rides a large boar, and the extended version of the film features a dwarven cavalry on rams.
  • Memetic Mutation: Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: An interesting variation — while LOTR itself is still familiar to the point that nobody past Middle School age can call themselves a geek unless they've read it, many of the sources drawn on for the Parody Names and such are all but forgotten. A working knowledge of 1950s and 1960s politics, pop culture and advertising adds a lot to the experience.