One Does Not Simply Parody The Lord of the Rings
Uploaded: November 02, 2018
Three rings for the elven kings under the sky. Seven for the short lords in their halls, and then I think there were nine more rings given, but let's just skip to the important one. The one ring. Forged by the dark lord Sauron to control all the other rings. Didn't work so well; the dwarfs just ignored him and the elves hid, but the ring did allow Sauron to be pretty awesome in battle, so that was something. But some guy killed him and took the ring and then the ring was lost and you know what, this is taking too long. Let's just skip to the part where I, Gandalf, come in. That's what everyone cares about.
Written and directed by Jeremy
Randal as Frodo and Boromir
Jeremy as Gandalf
StickMeister as Aragorn
Noelle as Galadriel
Behind the Receiver
The sketch was what you might call, overambitious. Even though I cut out all but a few characters we ended up short an actor. This is because, on the day that we were to film, the actor who was going to play "Aragorn" texted me that he was sick and wouldn't be able to film the video that day. But the actor who was going to play "Boromir" was already on his was so we couldn't reschedule. So what we decided to do was recast the actor we had for "Boromir" as "Aragorn" and have Randal play both "Frodo" and "Boromir". Fortunately the fourth wall breaking joke Frodo makes when he meets Boromir makes it seem like we did that in purpose. We didn't.
This video also took far longer to film than almost any prior, because it was the second longest, but unlike our longest video, we shot this in one day, rather than two like in the case of "Mount and Blade: Scouting". I did not time how long it took us to film, but I estimate it was somewhere around seven or eight ours in all. Basically, I've worked with some really cool people who have put up with a lot.