T O P

I think we need to get back to basics. Here's a palate cleanser.

I think we need to get back to basics. Here's a palate cleanser.

RS_Serperior

I'm so paranoid I kept reading it trying to see if there was something hidden...


0Etcetera0

...a secret now that only fire can tell


Harry-S-Hull

Great, now I need a new phone.


Gestrid

Instructions unclear, phone is now on fire.


mas8394

That means instructions were very clear.


DBoaty

The instructions were *quite* cool


zladuric

Instructions cool even after the phone's been on fire? Checks out.


alfredhelix

Huh. My phone wasn't affected by the fire. And I'm getting an incoming call. That's strange, it rang just once. What-? Ohhh, the One Ring.


Gestrid

Does it say anything on the lock screen now?


0Etcetera0

There are markings. It's some form of Elvish... I can't read it


Gestrid

There are few who can. The language is the that of Mordor, which I will not utter here.


5348345T

But he screams them in rivendell.


ProfessorMice

Ash nazg durbatulûk! Ash nazg gimbatul! Ash nazg thrakatulûk! Agh burzum-ishi krimpatul!


BadMachines

Fire extinguisher unavailable, self now on fire


gnenadov

I love how many layers this comment has. I would gold if it I wasn’t broke


kazooboy_official

Same


OliveBoobs

Samewise Gamgee


festeringswine

A little late for trimming the verge, don't you think?


mordeo69

Have my upvote and get out


RecycleYourCats

… Alright, then. Keep your secrets.


sa59

It’s a trap!


Bardockel

Fool of a Took led us right into it!


Shroudroid

I read it, scrolled past, then did a double take - "wait wasn't that just the lines from the movie?" And here I am.


MikeNolanShow

Your love of the hobbits leaf has slowed your mind


eloquentpetrichor

Hahahaha same


bfhurricane

r/antimeme


BED-GANG

Nonsense, no ones seen an actual quote in this subreddit for a thousand yeARS! Edit: normally when something pops in my head that I find hilarious no one else finds it funny, glad you guys found this as funny as I did


sirwaffle7947

Bilbo! Look out for the actual quote!


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RslashPolModsTriggrd

Mmmmm yeah gimme dat cu*cum*ber


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FilaStyle84

^Give ^it ^to ^us raaaw ^and wrrrigling!


JennaSaisQuoi89

So juicy *sweeeeeet*!!!


Twitch92

I like mine with salt.


__M-E-O-W__

*If you're looking for the original quote, I was barely involved. All I did was give Peter Jackson a little... nudge out of the door.*


IameAuhSomme

Well, whatever you did, you’ve now been officially labeled a Disturber of the Quotes.


schnauzzer

I was there 3000 years ago


start_the_joust

Lmao you nailed the voice inflection


BED-GANG

I was quite proud of myself for that 🤣


Kleflis

Let’s get another one


HollowHaze

I'm a personal fan of Duran Durandalf


hefeweizen_

I still wanna see Sandstormdalf by Darude.


Bersherk92

"Hey Duran" by Avicii is also a classic.


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netheroth

Holy shit, bots are now fighting amongst each other. I wonder what Gimli thinks of this.


AnvilOfMisanthropy

We need a bot that collects the bot v. bot battles and posts them in a subreddit.


HemoKhan

Surely it's Sandalfstorm?


Mc_Smack

Gandalf Sandstormcrow?


gandalf-bot

If you’re referring to the incident with the dragon, I was barely involved. All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door.


MauPow

I don't like Sandalf. It's coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere.


JustiFyTheMeansGames

My favorite is Expandalf


TKOfromJohn

My mom actually made my middle name Duran...


Garmaglag

Is your first and/or last name also Duran?


netheroth

He doesn't live in an ordinary world.


DogmaSychroniser

Hungry Like The Warg is a favorite


rickno1

My favourite is Ugandalf.


mlkk22

Link to duran durandalf?


HollowHaze

I'll find you one!


JakeArewood

Literally stared at this looking for the joke. Thank you sir


hefeweizen_

The real meme is the fellowship we created along the way.


Kok_Nikol

What joke, OOTL?


HouseOfSteak

There is none. This is the original script.


kaancalmthefuckdown

whats OOTL


Kok_Nikol

Out of the loop


Yetsumari

If I wanted anti memes I'd just watch the movies Shit that sounds like a good idea


TinyManHour

IQ 500 but unironically


DrFrenetic

You know, I recently re-watched the hole trilogy again, and I got surprised by how many memes are in the films. I guess it doesn't help that I frequent this sub a lot lol


PM_Me_An_Ekans

Fellowship of the ring... you haven't aged a day


groenzucht

I just let out a sigh of relief after seeing this.


0Etcetera0

It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple meme


mamouros99

Same


TlRAXxTer

I was confused if I missed something


Lishmi

I believe this format has been used to excess with varies quotes and characters recently (I've only seen a few myself but not been on Reddit much recently).


_i_am_root

I’m still analyzing it to find a joke, nothing is ever that simple around here.


Garinth123

I didn’t realise how much I needed to see this


hefeweizen_

Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.


ssejn

I didn't know how I needed this quote day. Thank you.


Bornstellar

Those are the stories that stay with you, that meant something…


MyNameUsesEverySpace

"Even darkness must pass." Every time that line comes I would get goosebumps. Still do. So I tattooed it on my hand! https://imgur.com/pRX2gvp.jpg


Darkunderlord42

While I usually feel like getting a tattoo is a bad idea lotr quotes is my exception lol


Artair_Wolfe

I thought about getting a tattoo that said Molon Labe, basically “come and take it”. Leonidas said it to the Persians at Thermopylae, and it was repeated in the Texan Revolution. It’s a cry of independence and resistance. A lot of far right groups have coopted it tho, which I found out as I did some research into styles :/


LikeGourds

The problem with Gandalf, is that we don't all live 900 years to see the darkness end. Good for you, sucks for us man.


gandalf-bot

Foreseen and done nothing!


LikeGourds

Exactly. Tsk tsk


AnotherJasonOnReddit

Gandalf's feeling especially sentient today 😄


gandalf-bot

To the Bridge of Khazad-dum!


That_One_Bread_Crumb

It's that Old Toby he and Bilbo smokes. That shits the good stuff. Makes you think without anger


otc108

Good bot.


Jamesy555

It’s Sam’s quote though


LikeGourds

Ah shit


RamaNair

I didn't know how much I needed this quote today. Thank you.


TonyWalker13

Go back to the Shadow. You cannot pass!


TheIrishFrenchman

This quote hits me hard. It always makes me feel happy-sad. It hit even harder when I watched this scene during the pandemic.


pewmungus

Dark have been my dreams of late…


WaywardSachem

I feel like my soul has been renewed. Thank you.


Saimonrlz

Ah.. an anti-meme


afonsoel

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one


ZoeLaMort

It’s an older meme, sir, but it checks out.


dukeof3arl

OP is strong and wise


RequiemForEren

and we are proud of him


afonsoel

But he won't be granted the rank of master


RequiemForEren

What? How can you do this? This is outrageous, it's unfair.


capi1500

Take a sit, young lotrmemer


hefeweizen_

Nah, it's cool. That rank has way too much responsibility attached to it.


SaveThemKillYourself

Responsibility is a pathway to many abilities some would consider... unnatural.


WilliamsJan-87

I mean he was in the movies CMV


ajsayshello-

Is it a meme if it’s just the original content? 🤔


capi1500

The dark side is a pathway to many abilities some consider unnatural


hefeweizen_

The attack on my meme has left me scarred, and deformed.


capi1500

But it brought peace, freedom, justice and security to WhatAboutOldFriends memes


hefeweizen_

My new Memepire


capi1500

Your new Memepire? r/hefeizen_, my allegiance is to the creators, to ocMEMES


[deleted]

“Yes 911? This guy is breaking the law. He seems to have posted a meme that isn’t a meme.”


jzilla11

Need to call in the feds, this is serious


ShitOnAStickXtreme

I imagined the "Gandalf?!" being said in a very high shrill voice... Muppet style!


hefeweizen_

I feel like a Muppet LOTR remake needs to happen.


defy_the_static

You have my sword. And you have my bow. And my GONZO!


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rolandofeld19

Shut up and take my money!


ShitOnAStickXtreme

It definitely does!


gandalf-bot

There are few who can. The language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here. In the common tongue it says One Ring to Rule Them All One Ring to find them One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them! This is the One Ring. Forged by the Dark Lord Sauron in the fires of Mount Doom. Taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.


Elrond_Bot

CAST IT INTO THE FIRE!!!


hefeweizen_

Oooo spicy bot-fight incoming.


lordhoth09

Came out of left field too


Crowbrah_

No... 😏


TaraEff

I imagine Fozzie saying it for some reason and it just made sense. I read that Jim Henson was a Tolkein fan and that part of the inspiration for some of his darker fantasy movies!


hefeweizen_

Fozzie gets tasked to waka waka to Mordor. Edit: I just realized I should've commented, "one does not simply waka waka into Mordor."


duggybubby

He actually broke his toe in this scene


TheNantucketRed

And he loved that toe so much he adopted it after filming was over


ElCaptain358

This is my favorite version of this meme. Well done, keep up the good work!!!!


I_need_bigger_boobs

What’s the joke? Isn’t this just the dialogue?


Sophockless

> A palate cleanser is a neutral-flavored food or drink that removes food residue from the tongue allowing one to more accurately assess a new flavor. It's a 'neutral image' to help us appreciate other versions of this meme format


I_need_bigger_boobs

What even *is* neutral anymore.


ElCaptain358

That’s the joke...


I_need_bigger_boobs

But it’s a meme? I’m scared and confused.


ConiferousMedusa

I'm also confused. My guess is maybe the sub has been flooded with derivative memes that have strayed far far away from this scene and so this person just posted the original as a reset of sorts.


rabbiskittles

Yes, it’s a meta-meme, a meme commenting on the overall state of memes. There were tons of variations of this scene (“What about highly developed island nations?” “Japandalf!”). So this “meme” is making a joke by taking us all back full circle. It’s kind of like the joke about how, when you’ve spent too long on the meme Internet, Mike Wazowski with 1 eye starts to look funnier than the 2-eyed Sully crossover photoshop version I’ve become so used to.


cvnvr

does this qualify as a meta meme? it’s just the scene as is. i guess the title kinda provides that context? but the image itself isn’t “self-aware”


Crowbrah_

Do not let your heart be troubled. Go now and rest, for you are weary with sorrow and much toil.


hefeweizen_

https://youtu.be/2e_NeF3d5Ew


Papsmeear

Did you know: This was Ian McKellen’s first scene in the movie, and his first time working with Ian Holms. Which was a treat for Mr. Holms due to the stature and prestige of McKellen. According to people who were in set. Holms embodied the role of Bilbo so perfectly, (he also did book readings of LOTR and The Hobbit before the Jackson Films), that he could actually change the characters personality with every take. Every single take they did for his scenes were genuine and different than the last.


Roscoe_King

Damnit, I had so many good ones lined up. But I feel like this is a great way to “end” it.


hefeweizen_

End? No, the journey doesn't end here.


FierySoldier123

Thank ye


theundercoverpapist

This feels wrong somehow.


Carrollmusician

As refreshing as first light on the fifth day.


colthax

Can't believe I read this as a meme... Definitely needed a cleansing


gyllenhjelm

It’s like when you’re hiking to a volcano because your friend had some brilliant idea, you loose all your gear, and the volcano starts to spew lava after you managed to get a glimpse of the crater. Then you’re so tired that you both pass out on the slopes, and all you remember is seeing something in the air above you coming at you before all turns dark. Then you wake up in a comfy bed with white sheets in a nice room with a good view. Birds chatter outside and you wonder where the hell you are, and then you see some old dude with white garments sitting next to the bed staring at you. You say his name in confusion because why is he here, you remember the dude falling towards his death some time ago. He should be dead. It was horrible. But he’s sitting there, doesn’t say anything, and starts laughing. But then you laugh too. You’re both joyfully laughing at the situation and just what the hell, let’s just be glad and then comes other people you haven’t seen in a while and starts to jump in your bed. You have no idea what’s happening still, but then your hiking friend shows up and you both give each other a glare without saying a word and things feel like it’s in slow motion. And now you have this brilliant idea for a payback. You’re going across an entire ocean in a wooden small boat with just a sail just to mess with your friend. And you’ll tell him you’re leaving at the day of departure, because why not.


redbaron9753

This just makes me want to watch the trilogy again… see you guys tomorrow


WishboneStreet4839

Feels refreshing to see this


rolandofeld19

I legit feared this was going to replace the word 'friends' with 'memes' and the facial swap would be a mini frame version of this meme. That's how far we've went down the rabbit hole.


BigBeezey

Had me in the first half, not gonna lie. Always great to go back to the origins.


tisha_p_moon

I definitely just glanced to bottom to see what meme it was this time, and did a double-take 😂


CallMeMrCulture

It's done. It's over....


Keyarchan

Seriously, I just rewatched it a couple of weeks ago but this makes me wanna see it again. Hollywood needs to get their act together and make more film series of this quality.


JekPorkinsInMemoriam

This would make a funny template if someone would, for example, photoshop ak-47 on top of Gandalf, he would say "How about famous soviet assault rifles?" and Bilbo would reply "Gundalf", there could be some really funny versions I think :)


gandalf-bot

I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.


AGamerWhoGames

I’d partake Gandalf, my life isn’t worth anything more


gandalf-bot

Hail Denethor son of Ecthelion, Lord and Steward of Gondor. I come with tidings in this dark hour and with counsel.


AGamerWhoGames

Oh really Gandalf? What is your counsel?


gandalf-bot

AGamerWhoGames is right. We cannot use it


AGamerWhoGames

Gandalf are you saying your counsel is useless? :(


gandalf-bot

Riddles in the dark...


AGamerWhoGames

Life is confusing enough without riddles Gandalf…


gandalf-bot

Riddles in the dark...


CaptainVaughan

Literally one of my favorite scenes from The Fellowship. Although that movie is a masterpiece so it's hard to choose just one.


hefeweizen_

The whole thing can be your favorite scene. I think that's fine.


theoldcrow5179

I swished this meme around my mouth and then spat it out. Thanks for the clean palate OP, I'm now ready to resume tasting some of these lovely LotR meme vintages


thatzmine

“Bilbo Baggins!”


redditor100101011101

Mm. Mhmm. That's the good shit.


alphadragoon89

Thank you!


Appropriate-Club-910

Not sure why, but it feels really nice to see this one


milanistadoc

Oh god! Now I have to make a LOTR and the Hobbit marathon. Extended editions, obviously.


domdom023

thank you


Aetryxx

THANK YOU


UncatchableCreatures

This is beautiful to see in its own way. thanks <3


lollyodd

Time for a reeeewaaaatch


Hopeful_Ad8144

Oh, I remember this scene! 🥰


Wh1te_Cr0w

Have we already had too much of Radagascar?


ZippZappZippty

Lets be honest, i think it's perfect


wolfblitzens

Huh, this is nice.


DeltaWhiskey141

Now, as celebration, we need to smoke some of the finest weed in South Farthing.


spiffynid

Father in law died Wednesday and tbh this is such a mood. We haven't had a moment's peace from the well wishers and family. I get folks grieve differently, but there is no polite way to say fuck off.


DrFrenetic

When a meme gets so used that it does the complete loop and goes back to it's original form


Iwasforger03

Thank you.


Lucky_Event

Well fuck now I have to watch the whole movie I guess, thank you OP


jdv23

Thank you! I rewatched the first film the other day and couldn’t get all the memes out of my head during this scene


Modern-Otaku

The fact that it was exactly as it should have been made it the most unexpected


platonicnut

Oh boy, here I go watching the trilogy again!


everyman50

This meme hasn't aged a day...


zstrebeck

Thanks a lot Bland-dalf


syfiarcade

Tired/tipsy me read this 4 times seeing if I somehow missed the meme


fuckkkofff

r/Antimeme


YourOldManJoe

Thank you


charlieefreak

Why did this get 13k upvotes?


haschnack

Rebrandalf?!


sethbob86

Wait this isn’t funny