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DMotR Deleted Scenes 5:
And Now For Something Completely Cliché

By Shamus
on Wednesday Sep 19, 2007
Filed under:
DM of the Rings


Here it is, the final bonus comic. Gotta end with a song. If you forget the tune, you can hear it here.

I wrote this a while ago, but was never really happy with it. Thanks to the lower standards of these Bonus strips, I can now foist this on you without guilt or shame.


A Song!

A Stupid Song!

It really is a silly place.

Comments (125)

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  1. Doug Williams says:

    If DMoTR were a porno movie, that would be…

  2. Doug Williams says:

    the… you know…

  3. Aaron says:

    That is going to be completely stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Good thing I only work a half day today!

    MoM: GOOOO STILLERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. superfluousk says:

    I put the mp3 of this song on while reading, so I could sing along. :D

  5. thebigkr says:

    the end of the strip… and everyone cheered in happiness.


  6. Ashy says:

    That sooooooo rocked!!! AWESOME!

  7. Medium Dave says:

    I could still hear the music as the camera panned back from Edoras…

    Very funny.

  8. That right there, thats 14.6 kinds of Awesome!
    Really Shamus, very funny indeed :D

  9. Caius says:

    I can only assume that Gollem is chained up somewhere clapping to the beat…

  10. Woosh says:

    ^ lol Caius.

    This is AWESOME. How come it wasn’t included in the original line up? You could have bs’d them going in anway.

    New wallpaper.

  11. John says:

    You know, I absolutely *despise* most “to the tune of” parodies. But this one, it’s got something. I like it.

  12. Aires says:

    Hi, first time poster, long time reader.

    Sir Shamus, your work is the stuff of legend among my social circles.

    Priceless, truely priceless.

  13. Anonymous says:

    First time poster, first time reader.

    I’ve seen some good Camelot parodies, but this is the finest. Nothing could be more appropriate to spork it with than Lord of the Rings. Great rhyming!

  14. Sockii says:

    “Stop that! It’s too silly.”

    And a fantastic end. Thank you Shamus.

  15. Lord ZYRK says:

    You are attacked by a dance number. Roll for tone.

  16. Alyc says:

    You rhymed Edoras and pederast. You are made of win. That is even better than “palantir-im”

  17. Jax says:

    I love the sort of crickets chirping moment where they’re looking at the castle, its so perfect. Ahahaha. I almost wish this had been in their yes, yes, we likes it, yes

  18. Drow64 says:

    ROTFL!!!!!! I KNEW it, I KNEW it, I just KNEW it would happen someday!

  19. Jung says:

    Looks like the link to the song has been removed from the youtube society. But guess most of people know the tune, just thinking of those who haven’t seen the movie or heard the song, like I haven’t seen the Princess Bride yet.

  20. Supertulle says:

    too bad the movie is gone…:(

  21. Sir_Robin says:

    OMG, he actually did it! O0O HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ^-^ Love your comic, man! It’s da bomb! And I don’t even play RPGs! ^-^ Thank you for teaching me what the true meaning of RPGing is! PIZZA!!! AND ANNOYING EACH OTHER!!! ^0^ YAY!

  22. Gerry says:

    Love it! But Gandalf should have had the last line!


  23. Oh, good, last strip. Now I can go back to studying for finals.

    Er, wouldn’t “pederast” mean Wormtongue should have been hitting on Eomer and not Eowyn?

  24. Binky says:

    I think you missed a great thing if you could have found a picture or screen cap of someone clapping, that would have made it brilliant.

  25. Cynder says:

    YES!! The best Monty Python song ever written – I love what you did to the lyrics!! Mwah!! :D

    A perfect way to end a series of perfect comics. *claps* Well done!! :)

  26. nigel says:

    “best comic ever!”
    -the comic guy from the simpsons

  27. SandallE says:

    Ahh, I love the song (both old and new)! If I were creative and had more time, I might do a re-make of “I’m a Lumberjack” for y’all.

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  29. Arilean says:

    Oh my god, i’m practicly crying!
    Best.. evar. like srsly

  30. Wrathan says:

    I think it’s funny the man who rides a horse by having his squire bang coconuts together considers Camelot a ‘Silly Place’.
    Awesome job, I liked this version of the LotR WAY better then the movies. I mean, it’s like 10 hours of WALKING! Even the trees and the dead walk!

  31. MisLuck says:

    I rofl to this endlessly. No matter how many time I read it, it’s hilarious.
    There’s nothing better than to mix Monty Python jokes to RPGs. Though some of the DM has forbid it after few games here too. :(

  32. Saihyol says:

    Got directed to this by a friend on the Giant’s forums (http://www.giantitp.com/)- awesome. Brilliantly done and I look forward to seeing more of your humour on CMB. First time the ‘deleted scenes’ have made me laugh at least as hard as the main film – thank you!

  33. Oleyo says:

    Wow, that was a rather impressive tune! I could hear the music in my head. Clever Shamus!

  34. IronDuke says:

    There were 99 posts. I couldn’t resist making it 100.

  35. Renate says:

    Through the whole epic in one sitting! I laughed, I cried!
    Having attempted to play D&D a few times (and sucking at it), I can say this was much more fun!

  36. Rodrigo says:

    oh gods.
    this is fantastic
    beyond fantastic
    oh btw. your webcomic is one of the few that actually made me burst out laughing in the history of ever.
    it was a great run, i wish there was more. its kind of like seeing a friend go away, having such a great story end. it makes me sad.
    well. good show.

  37. Akameji says:

    :snort: Nice! Also, random bonus points for integration of the word ‘pederast.’ Though, to be quite honest, he seemed to be more interested on Eowyn. I hope. Ew.

    I don’t roleplay, but I know enough about it (and enough people who do) that this rang very true. Brilliant work, and a joy to read.

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  39. Lupus_Cruor says:

    oh my god, i love you for this!

  40. ERROR says:

    DM: “What did I say about quoting? Minus 1,000 XP from all of you!”
    Some PC: “So did we run across some wraiths or something? ‘Cause we can’t lose XP just like that.”

  41. Josh W says:


    Absolutely Brilliant!

    You, sir, are amazing!

  42. Max Romaine says:

    Sir, it is with great respect and joyous rapture that I must inform you that this webcomic is without question one of the funniest, cleverest, mind-bustingly, eyeball-poppingly, tear-wipingly hilarious comic I have ever seen on the internet! (Just call me Captain Adverb!) I was feeling really lousy when I ran across this while browsing through Stumble. A couple hours later I was laughing myself stupid and praising the internet gods for leading me here. Thank you so much for making this. You have an awesome sense of humor, made all the more funny since I’m a D&D player myself. Absolutely brilliant! Bravo! And thank you again. (Cool dice, btw. =P )

  43. Kanerou says:

    I am no roleplayer (though not so much by choice), so I couldn’t fully identify, but this has been a most hilarious comic. The humor – for me, anyway – dropped off somewhat in the third movie, but there were strips in the first two that had me in tears (and the Saruman dies series of strips had me telling myself to breathe). I think this is better than the movies you got it from, and I liked those. Job well done. This is going in my bookmarks.

  44. Dan says:

    how about some credit to “monty python and the holy grail”,
    from which you took this scene?

  45. Leyomi the Parodier says:

    Perfect. Just…. perfect.

    That is to say, great idea, great spoof, and wonderful job choosing pictures. Epic win.

  46. Cassy Greyson says:

    The simply brilliant part of this, was that the Edoras you see on that hill was actually built on that hill.

    AND the spoof was MAGNIFICENT!

  47. coconut says:

    in the last frame they actually have HORSES! that’s bad :D

  48. Sir Robin of Camelot says:

    I think “If you want to enter Edoras/You must disarm right in front of us” fits the meter better, but…that was freakin’ awesome.

  49. Rob #2 says:

    That was awesome. Seriously. This deserves an award or something.

  50. Toaadam says:

    You know this webcomic is just like Darth&Droids. Oh wait he based it off of this webcomic.Never mind.

  51. Old Woman #35 says:

    Words cannot describe the awesomeness of a LotR and MP crossover.
    WHY wasn’t this in the original?

  52. Nanorider says:


    *cough* *wheeze* *sputter*

    Oh God,that was so funny! Thanks a bunch for letting us have this one too Shamus. I think it’s the best parody of Monty Python I have ever seen. You rock! :-D

  53. Ara says:

    looooooool. I thought you weren’t allowed referencing the Holy Grail? Shame! xD

  54. Venalitor says:

    memorized the original… the lyrics don’t go so well when actually sung for this one, however…
    Funny… Very funny.

  55. ENC says:

    A tribute to british humour.

  56. LongTimeWatcherFirstTimeWriting says:

    That was perfect. Made me laugh so hard! :-P

    –Onward, to waffles! Waffles ho!

  57. Kothos says:

    Wow, only learned about this last week and just read the whole thing. This was brilliant. Perfect way to recapture the charm of LotR while remembering my gaming days. Lovely!

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