I think we need to get back to basics. Here's a palate cleanser.
By - hefeweizen_
I'm so paranoid I kept reading it trying to see if there was something hidden...
...a secret now that only fire can tell
Great, now I need a new phone.
Instructions unclear, phone is now on fire.
That means instructions were very clear.
The instructions were *quite* cool
Instructions cool even after the phone's been on fire? Checks out.
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.
Does it say anything on the lock screen now?
There are markings. It's some form of Elvish... I can't read it
There are few who can. The language is the that of Mordor, which I will not utter here.
But he screams them in rivendell.
Ash nazg durbatulûk! Ash nazg gimbatul! Ash nazg thrakatulûk! Agh burzum-ishi krimpatul!
Fire extinguisher unavailable, self now on fire
I love how many layers this comment has. I would gold if it I wasn’t broke
A little late for trimming the verge, don't you think?
Have my upvote and get out
Alright, then. Keep your secrets.
It’s a trap!
Fool of a Took led us right into it!
I read it, scrolled past, then did a double take - "wait wasn't that just the lines from the movie?"
And here I am.
Your love of the hobbits leaf has slowed your mind
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
Bilbo! Look out for the actual quote!
Mmmmm yeah gimme dat cu*cum*ber
^Give ^it ^to ^us raaaw ^and wrrrigling!
So juicy *sweeeeeet*!!!
I like mine with salt.
*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.*
Well, whatever you did, you’ve now been officially labeled a Disturber of the Quotes.
I was there 3000 years ago
Lmao you nailed the voice inflection
I was quite proud of myself for that 🤣
Let’s get another one
I'm a personal fan of Duran Durandalf
I still wanna see Sandstormdalf by Darude.
"Hey Duran" by Avicii is also a classic.
The above comment was stolen from [this one](http://np.reddit.com/r/lotrmemes/comments/nxg6tt/i_think_we_need_to_get_back_to_basics_heres_a/h1eqh0y/) elsewhere in this comment section.
It is probably not a coincidence; here is some more evidence against this user:
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[I hate you... take my upvote](http://np.reddit.com/r/PrequelMemes/comments/nxawks/its_not_a_repostright/h1ecnfn/) | [I hate you... take my upvote](http://np.reddit.com/r/PrequelMemes/comments/nxawks/its_not_a_repostright/h1f2d6l/)
[Venysaur was very cute](http://np.reddit.com/r/pokemon/comments/nxdd79/kanto_starters/h1el5g9/) | [Venysaur was very cute](http://np.reddit.com/r/pokemon/comments/nxdd79/kanto_starters/h1f28fm/)
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Surely it's Sandalfstorm?
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.
I don't like Sandalf. It's coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere.
My favorite is Expandalf
My mom actually made my middle name Duran...
Is your first and/or last name also Duran?
He doesn't live in an ordinary world.
Hungry Like The Warg is a favorite
My favourite is Ugandalf.
Link to duran durandalf?
I'll find you one!
Literally stared at this looking for the joke. Thank you sir
The real meme is the fellowship we created along the way.
What joke, OOTL?
There is none. This is the original script.
Out of the loop
If I wanted anti memes I'd just watch the movies
Shit that sounds like a good idea
IQ 500 but unironically
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
Fellowship of the ring... you haven't aged a day
I just let out a sigh of relief after seeing this.
It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple meme
I was confused if I missed something
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’m still analyzing it to find a joke, nothing is ever that simple around here.
I didn’t realise how much I needed to see this
Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
I didn't know how I needed this quote day. Thank you.
Those are the stories that stay with you, that meant something…
"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
While I usually feel like getting a tattoo is a bad idea lotr quotes is my exception lol
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 :/
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.
Foreseen and done nothing!
Exactly. Tsk tsk
Gandalf's feeling especially sentient today 😄
To the Bridge of Khazad-dum!
It's that Old Toby he and Bilbo smokes. That shits the good stuff. Makes you think without anger
It’s Sam’s quote though
I didn't know how much I needed this quote today. Thank you.
Go back to the Shadow. You cannot pass!
This quote hits me hard. It always makes me feel happy-sad. It hit even harder when I watched this scene during the pandemic.
Dark have been my dreams of late…
I feel like my soul has been renewed. Thank you.
Ah.. an anti-meme
A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one
It’s an older meme, sir, but it checks out.
OP is strong and wise
and we are proud of him
But he won't be granted the rank of master
What? How can you do this? This is outrageous, it's unfair.
Take a sit, young lotrmemer
Nah, it's cool. That rank has way too much responsibility attached to it.
Responsibility is a pathway to many abilities some would consider... unnatural.
I mean he was in the movies CMV
Is it a meme if it’s just the original content? 🤔
The dark side is a pathway to many abilities some consider unnatural
The attack on my meme has left me scarred, and deformed.
But it brought peace, freedom, justice and security to WhatAboutOldFriends memes
My new Memepire
Your new Memepire? r/hefeizen_, my allegiance is to the creators, to ocMEMES
“Yes 911? This guy is breaking the law. He seems to have posted a meme that isn’t a meme.”
Need to call in the feds, this is serious
I imagined the "Gandalf?!" being said in a very high shrill voice... Muppet style!
I feel like a Muppet LOTR remake needs to happen.
You have my sword. And you have my bow. And my GONZO!
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Shut up and take my money!
It definitely does!
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.
CAST IT INTO THE FIRE!!!
Oooo spicy bot-fight incoming.
Came out of left field too
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!
Fozzie gets tasked to waka waka to Mordor.
Edit: I just realized I should've commented, "one does not simply waka waka into Mordor."
He actually broke his toe in this scene
And he loved that toe so much he adopted it after filming was over
This is my favorite version of this meme. Well done, keep up the good work!!!!
What’s the joke? Isn’t this just the dialogue?
> 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
What even *is* neutral anymore.
That’s the joke...
But it’s a meme? I’m scared and confused.
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.
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.
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”
Do not let your heart be troubled. Go now and rest, for you are weary with sorrow and much toil.
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.
Damnit, I had so many good ones lined up. But I feel like this is a great way to “end” it.
End? No, the journey doesn't end here.
This feels wrong somehow.
As refreshing as first light on the fifth day.
Can't believe I read this as a meme... Definitely needed a cleansing
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.
This just makes me want to watch the trilogy again… see you guys tomorrow
Feels refreshing to see this
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.
Had me in the first half, not gonna lie. Always great to go back to the origins.
I definitely just glanced to bottom to see what meme it was this time, and did a double-take 😂
It's done. It's over....
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.
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 :)
I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.
I’d partake Gandalf, my life isn’t worth anything more
Hail Denethor son of Ecthelion, Lord and Steward of Gondor. I come with tidings in this dark hour and with counsel.
Oh really Gandalf? What is your counsel?
AGamerWhoGames is right. We cannot use it
Gandalf are you saying your counsel is useless? :(
Riddles in the dark...
Life is confusing enough without riddles Gandalf…
Literally one of my favorite scenes from The Fellowship. Although that movie is a masterpiece so it's hard to choose just one.
The whole thing can be your favorite scene. I think that's fine.
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
Mm. Mhmm. That's the good shit.
Not sure why, but it feels really nice to see this one
Oh god! Now I have to make a LOTR and the Hobbit marathon. Extended editions, obviously.
This is beautiful to see in its own way. thanks <3
Time for a reeeewaaaatch
Oh, I remember this scene! 🥰
Have we already had too much of Radagascar?
Lets be honest, i think it's perfect
Huh, this is nice.
Now, as celebration, we need to smoke some of the finest weed in South Farthing.
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.
When a meme gets so used that it does the complete loop and goes back to it's original form
Well fuck now I have to watch the whole movie I guess, thank you OP
Thank you! I rewatched the first film the other day and couldn’t get all the memes out of my head during this scene
The fact that it was exactly as it should have been made it the most unexpected
Oh boy, here I go watching the trilogy again!
This meme hasn't aged a day...
Thanks a lot Bland-dalf
Tired/tipsy me read this 4 times seeing if I somehow missed the meme
Why did this get 13k upvotes?
Wait this isn’t funny