43 episodes

An Unserious Guide to Lord of the Rings and JRR Tolkien. Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax joins Rifftrax writer / producer Sean Thomason in getting way, way into the LOTR world. They delve too greedily and too deep!

Ringheads Bill Corbett & Sean Thomason

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

An Unserious Guide to Lord of the Rings and JRR Tolkien. Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax joins Rifftrax writer / producer Sean Thomason in getting way, way into the LOTR world. They delve too greedily and too deep!

    Ep. 42: LOTR Return of the King part 16

    Ep. 42: LOTR Return of the King part 16

    “Well, I’m back… with the guys from Ringheads, finishing up the movie trilogy!” Slight paraphrase of Sam’s closing words, we’re sure Ronny Tolkien would approve. The ring’s destroyed, the war is over, Frodo’s back home at Bag End, but he ain’t happy. He’s busy editing and finishing Bilbo’s written work, Christopher Tolkien style. We break down what happens to him and all the other characters after the story concludes, “end credits from Animal House” style. We also discuss the Grey Havens, and our boy Círdan (the Shipwright, not Círdan the Groundskeeper or Círdan the Deli Manager). And we talk about what comes next, for Middle-earth and Ringheads… something about grey rain curtains and silver glass. Thanks for joining us on the journey there and back again, look for us at the turn of the tide!

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 41: LOTR Return of the King part 15

    Ep. 41: LOTR Return of the King part 15

    The ring has been destroyed! And the lads have taken Eagle Express back to Minas Tirith. Now it's time for reunion, celebration, awkward jumping on beds. Then onto the coronation of that king, who, as the title promised, has returned. His first official act: make out in public with his elf fiancé. The Hobbits are honored, and on their way home. Also: we talk about the Scouring of the Shire, not included in the movie but a BIG part of Da Book.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 40: LOTR Return of the King part 14

    Ep. 40: LOTR Return of the King part 14

    Here we are, at the end of all things... almost. Sam and Frodo make the final push up Mount Doom, with a guest appearance from an old pal! Meanwhile, the Captains of the West charge the gates of Mordor, and Aragorn faces off with a troll that was gonna be Sauron but then it wasn’t (it’ll make sense if you listen). And we dig into the old controversy about The Eagles - not the band, though they come up too.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 39 LOTR Return of the King part 13

    Ep. 39 LOTR Return of the King part 13

    Let’s spend some time in beautiful sunny Mordor! This section is all about Sauron’s place. Inside, poor Frodo and Sam practically crawl to the Mount Doom, badly needing some Gatorade. Outside the gate, Aragorn tries to rally the Men o’ the West despite his vocal limitations. But to be fair, he looks great! Special guest star: the Mouth of Sauron, whose skincare routine is NOT working.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 38: LOTR Return of the King part 12

    Ep. 38: LOTR Return of the King part 12

    After the big battle, our heroes spend some time in the Houses of Healing… and Love? Meanwhile Frodo’s a prisoner in the Tower of Cirith Ungol, where there’s very little Healing and even less Love. Samwise the Strong to the rescue! Shagrat and Gorbag fight over clothes and we get into the “politics” of being an Orc in Mordor. Aragorn has a plan and Gimli farts in Denethor’s chair, just as the prophecy foretold.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 37: LOTR Return of the King part 11

    Ep. 37: LOTR Return of the King part 11

    This section begins with an army of unstoppable Mûmakil crushing everything in their path and ends with big mountains of dead Mûmakil. So a lot happens. Including: Gandalf gets all cute about Death; Aragorn finally shows up with his army of pestilential dead guys; Gimli and Legolas resume their whimsical murder contest; plus the Witch King of Angmar gets a bit too cocky and winds up becoming the Bitch King of Angmar. (P.S. justice for the Mûmakil! They never asked for this!!)

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Gmtran ,

Love it - super fun and informative

Amazing hosts, commentary and info - can’t believe im listening to so much LoTR content but can’t stop, won’t stop! Great job fellas!

flooahhjj ,

Theme music

Man, their attempts to find faults and make everything funny get REALLY OLD.

which was the style @ the time ,

Exactly what I want as a casual LOTR fan

Both hosts are great and work together well. They fill in the gaps of what was left out of the movies as they go through them, which is exactly what I want and it also saves me hours of having to flip past Gimli’s many, many (many) songs in the novels. Good show.

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