“More Hobbit” on SNL: or Mr. Armitage, when they spoof you there, everyone in the US will know who you are …

Via many tweets at Twitter.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/more-hobbit/1429006/

The spoofer isn’t much like Armitage voice-wise (the one who does Freeman is excellent), but I liked the jokes.

ETA: Thanks, Phylly3, for youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3zHgHaoVko

 

~ by Servetus on January 20, 2013.

42 Responses to ““More Hobbit” on SNL: or Mr. Armitage, when they spoof you there, everyone in the US will know who you are …”

  1. Boyfriend’s been mocked on SNL? I’m so proud. *wipes tear*

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  2. Oh that was great….LOVED it!!!

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  3. That was hilarious! Thanks for pointing it out! I couldn’t play your link though, but I found a copy on YouTube.

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  4. Hilarious!!

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  5. Phylly, thanks for that link. I watched it as best I could but it kept buffering and then losing connection. Still, it was hilarious. You know you’ve made it when your film is featured in an SNL sketch. 😉 Well, looks like Thorin is not quite as handy with DIY as Mr. Armitage is–judging by that IKEA chest of drawers?? 😉

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  6. The bit where Gandalf responds to Thorin by pointing out that he (Gandalf) is not shouting was great. The fireside doo-wop was pretty clever too.

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    • “NO ONE IN THIS REALM IS NAMED TODD!!!” 🙂

      Agreed Northern gal – Gandalf’s understated ‘Am I yelling?’ was comic genius in this sketch. 😀

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  7. SNL always does such an excellent job of pointing out and satirizing the obvious! My favorite joke was the Peter Travers quote where he falls asleep for 45 minutes and wakes to find the characters assembling an Ikea dresser.

    One of my colleagues DID fall asleep during the first 45 minutes of The Hobbit and was snoring quite soundly (trust me, I gave him several sharp elbows to the shoulder!!). When he finally woke up, he was shocked to see the movie was STILL in Bag End! So all the jokes regarding scenes dragging on (two movies devoted to Gandalf’s hat being blown off!) definitely struck a chord. 🙂

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    • and yet, how human, how full of pathos. Who amongst us has not initiated the quest of assembling IKEA furniture only to throw up her arms in despair? 🙂

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      • Something tells me that our proud warrior Thorin is the type who refuses to read directions, too. Just a hunch. 😉

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        • I can’t believe more hasn’t been made of Thorin’s getting lost TWICE on the way to Bilbo’s house!!

          Made me wonder, ‘Hmmm. Did Thorin Oakenshield ask for directions once he realized he was lost?’ Something makes me think – maybe not. But that might have made for a funny sketch. 🙂

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          • That might have been psychological. I saw the same therapist weekly for two years and I would say one out of every three times I took a wrong turn. She said that it was avoidance / reluctance / fear…

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            • So once Thorin realized he was lost (due to psychological avoidance / resistance patterns) – did he ask anyone for help??

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              • No, he did not. He did what I would do, which is to say, I’ll figure this out somehow.

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                • I suppose it takes wisdom and humility to ask for help. A lot of people don’t have it readily accessible – Thorin included it would seem (compare this to Gandalf and Bilbo, who both ask for help in the film – from Elrond and Gollum, respectively).

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                  • Advocatus diaboli — he asked for help at the most crucial possible point and got none: “no help came from the elves that day, nor any day since.” Maybe he doesn’t believe he can get it, or that he deserves it.

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                    • So Thorin clings to one transgression and never seeks to heal??

                      It seems if Thorin is to learn true forgiveness – he must first feel painfully betrayed?? Otherwise it would hardly be a heroic battle.

                      I wonder how many external battles we’ll see before Thorin learns this internal lesson of forgiveness, which finally sets him free. Something tells me the Thorin at the end of The Hobbit wouldn’t have trouble asking for help. 😉

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                    • I think he has a history of being rejected (after all the battle defeats) — see earlier discussions about him here and elsewhere, esp. at susanmesser7 and Heirs of Durin. So it’s not just one incident (and you could ask yourself if he deserved help at that point; his grandfather had apparently been condescending to Thranduil).

                      The Thorin at the end of TH is dead.

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              • I agree whining about it is bad manners, though.

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          • It would have been a fun addition. I just see Thorin, stubborn and proud as he is, not being a guy who wants to stop and ask for help. LOL

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            • Exactly!! I thought this was super funny as an introduction to Thorin – the door opens and Thorin makes this grand sweeping entrance – only what are his actual words?? That he’s gotten lost TWICE on his way there!!

              Which made me think, “That would have been really funny to have witnessed!! When does he realize he’s lost (the first time)? How does he re-trace his path again… and good Lord – did he ASK ANYONE FOR HELP?” 😉

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  8. Reblogged this on the armitage effect and commented:
    Just in case you haven’t seen this clever, funny send-up of The Hobbit from SNL, take a gander. 😀 Seems Thorin doesn’t have the CReAtor’s gift for DIY.

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  9. This was great…in addition to all the bits mentioned, I also loved the one where the ever ethereal Galadriel barks at Bilbo that they WILL NOT be late if she changes. 🙂

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    • Indeed. Esp because I always wonder if Cate Blanchett is really as in control of herself as she seems on film.

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      • Somehow I doubt it…It always seems like those who appear to possess some sort of preternatural calm eventually lose it – hopefully not in front of witnesses! But who knows, there probably is something to this yoga business 🙂

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  10. […] post is reblogged from Mr + Richard Armiatge.  SNL did a good job spoofing The Hobbit.  I found it particular funny because I already think […]

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  11. […] There was a funny Hobbit parody on SNL last year. The vid seems to have disappeared, however. […]

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