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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.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The Nozdrul are riding pigs, which seemed to be pretty ridiculous at that time. In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the dwarven king Dain Ironfoot rides a large boar.
- 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.