Thursday, February 19, 2015

MEMM - Day 09 - Scenes/things you laugh at

These are parts that make me laugh with sheer delight because I love them so.  None of these laughs are mocking or because something is silly or stupid.  Just expressing happy, delirious joy.

The Battle of the Five Armies:
Dain’s “Oh, come on!” and “Good morning, how are we all?” and "faithless woodland sprite" lines
Every time Alfrid is on screen.  (Only in this movie, not Desolation)
Anytime Thranduil smirks.
The cave troll with the battering ram on his head that bashes in Dale’s gates and falls over unconscious
Smaug’s undignified dying noises
"You call that a fair trade?" and Thorin's admonishing look (the whole scene between Bard and Thorin, actually)
Podracer noises
"Except an army of elves, it would seem."
"If I'm not mistaken, this is the hafling that stole the keys to my dungeons from under the nose of my guards." "Yesss."

The Desolation of Smaug:
All the dwarves trying to cross the river at once in Mirkwood and Bilbo’s “Oh.”
Bombur jumping feet first into a new barrel in the river
Thorin’s clothes catching on fire and his immediate roll to his feet as if nothing had happened. 
Gandalf introducing the dwarves to Beorn

An Unexpected Journey:
Bilbo passing out
Bilbo’s reaction to the dwarf home invasion.  “I’m sorry.”  “Apology accepted!”  “Has it been canceled?”  “What?  No, nothing’s been canceled.” “That’s a relief!”  And onwards.  The whole beginning to this movie just cracks up.
Bombur catching the egg in his mouth (even funnier after watching the behind the scenes)
Every time Gandalf awkwardly avoids answering one of Thorin's questions 
"If Baggins loses, we eats it whole."  "Fair enough."

The Return of the King:
Hm, I’m sure I must laugh somewhere in this movie, but I can’t think of any moment off the top of my head.

The Two Towers:
“Shall I describe it to you, or would you like me to find you a box?”
Gollum’s scream that he does more than once
Gollum’s drama-queen reactions to having a rope around his neck
“They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard.”
The ent who ducks his burning head into the flood waters
The way Saruman silently pushes Grima and his torch back from his bomb

The Fellowship of the Ring:
“I like half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
Merry’s “What was that?”
Elrond’s “Men are weak.”


  1. Isn't humor strange? I laugh at maybe half of these. Thirteen, I just counted. Many of them I smile at, but don't laugh. Huh. Just like we don't cry over the same things.

    1. Totally! Humor is the weirdest thing ever. I noticed the same with yours. Except for the ones we overlapped on (mosty BotFA, LOL), those parts just go by me with no reaction. I tend to think my humor is quite off from most people's, though. Sort of how I don't laugh at most comedies, but still think "Signs" is one of the funniest movies ever.

  2. Alfrid was so funny in TBOTFA. I loved "Alfrid…your slip is showing."

    YES when Bilbo does his nose-wrinkle and "yeeersss."

    Gollum is almost adorable in the "Riddles in the Dark" scene--his eyes are so wide and blue XD

    1. Hee. Yes, I love Gollum in that scene. I love his eyes, and all those expressions he makes.