Monday, November 4, 2013

MEC Day 4: Favorite Scene

"Anyway, you need people of intelligence on this sort of mission... quest... thing."

Most of my all-time favorite scenes from Middle-Earth come from two of my favorite characters: Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took. I cannot watch or read about them without a smile coming to my face. And the following scene is no exception. 


Merry: He doesn't look happy at all, does he, Pip?

Pippin: Not too happy at all, Merry.

Merry: Still, I suppose the view would be quite nice from up there.

Pippin: Oh, yes. It's a quality establishment. I hear the staff are very good. 

(Pippin turns and catches Merry measuring the height of both hobbits)

Pippin: What are you doing?

Merry: Nothing. World's back to normal. That's all.

Pippin: No, it isn't. I'm starving.

Merry: Good luck trying to find something decent to eat around here. Probably only dead rats and moldy bread.

(Pippin finds an apple in the water and plucks it up; both hobbits soon discover a line of food floating from a nearby room, and Pippin drops his apple in favor of a basket of chicken)

Merry: Saruman's storeroom!

(they spot two small barrels sitting on a shelf)

Merry: It can't be!

(Pippin opens a barrel)

Pippin: It is! 

Merry: Longbottom leaf. The finest pipeweed in the South Farthing!

Pippin: It's perfect! One barrel each! Wait... do you think we should share it with Treebeard?

Merry: Share it? Uh... no. No! He might not understand. Dead plant and all that. Could be a distant relative.

Pippin: Ah, I get it. Don't be hasty.

Merry: Exactly. Bar-hum!


Why is this scene a favorite? Because it ties in so many other scenes from the movies, and it's Merry and Pippin at their best. How can you not watch this and laugh?

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  1. This was one of my brother's favorite scenes. :) I loved this scene... "Anyway, you need people of intelligence on this sort of mission... quest... thing." "Well that certainly rules you out." XD I love those two.

  2. *laughing* THIS SCENE IS HILARIOUS!!!

    Pretty much every time Pippin or Merry opens their mouth it is funny.

  3. Och, I love that scene! Those two daft hobbits. Poor Merry and Pippin had been captured by orcs, spent days eating practically nothing - a trial to any man, but these are *hobbits* - gone into to battle with the Ents, and they are now stranded in a flooded fortess, without the slightest idea what has happened to their friends. And there they are, hobbit-fashion - sitting down to supper, as if that were the most natural thing in the world!