South Park

Season 6 Episode 15

The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 13, 2002 on Comedy Central
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Episode Fan Reviews (21)

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  • perfect

    10
    The boys give their copy of Lord of the Rings to Butters to watch, but Randy accidentally misplaces a porno in the box. Now, Butters has seen a porno, and when the boys see the powers of the film (not knowing it is a porno and believing it to be Lord of the Rings), they attempt to go and return it to the video store. But will a group of middle schoolers beat them for the movie?

    Good episode. Really hilarious. The plot is really good and the episode has a lot of laugh out loud moments, especially the ending. So because of all of this my final grade for this episode is an easy and well deserved A+
  • Hilarious LOTR parody

    10
    In this episode, the boys are playing Lord of the Rings, and when they deliever what they believe to be the Lord of the Rings to Butters, it's actually a porno, and after the parents send them back to get it, and the 6th graders try to steal it from them, they decide to return the video to the two towers video store, from which it came. This episode is truly hilarious throughout with the boys dressed as appropriate LOTR characters, the fact that the story is parody of all the movie's storylines, it's crazy funny. I haven't even seen LOTR, and I couldn't stop laughing the first time I saw this. Overall, fantastic episode. 10/10 A+
  • Best episode i've ever seen. Matt Stone and Trey Park are brilliant!

    10
    The best south park episode i've ever seen!! An amazing episode with an excellent concept. It's South Park gone Lord of the Rings style. If you love Lord of the Rings then you'll definately love this episode! If you haven't seen LOTR then you won't understand a lot of the insider jokes and this episode won't be as funny but you can still get the drift of things and share in the laughter of the all important quest. I especially loved the dig they had at Harry Potter. This episode is truely South Park in its finest form!!! This episode is definately my prescious!! =)
  • not bad.

    9.5
    I'm a fan of The Lord of the Rings but this episode was so funny and the plot was very good. The porn tape that the kids have pretty much represents the ring and their quest was to get it to Butters. Butters watches it and sees that it's a porn not The Lord of the Rings. Once the kids take the tape back, Butters tries to get the tape back and portrays the character, Gollum, who wants his "precious" back. At the end they get the movie to the video store and drop it down the slot where Butters jumps in after it and falls to his "death".
  • Let's play Lord of the Rings!

    10
    Eric, Kyle, and Stan all play The Lord of the Rings and pretend they are wizards. Then Stan's parents gives the video of the movie to the kids to take to Butter's house. However, that's not the only movie the Marsh parents rented. They have a pornographic tape. Unfortunately, the two tapes get mixed up and they have the Lord of the Rings and the boys... uh, oh!

    After giving the tape to Butter's house and Butter's viewing "The Lord of the Rings" porno tape, the boys get the info to get the tape back and Butters is dying to see more of the vid. During the boys' quest, they bump into sixth graders who find out that the tape is actually a porno. So they get chased by not only sixth graders but by their parents who are looking for them with a porno. So the boys gather all the other boys in town about this "powerful thing" so Token takes a look at it but is stunned. Then leaves and tells his parents who are with the other parents. So the boys figure that the video should be taken back to the video store called "Two Towers Video." The boys get to the store to turn in the tape but Butters still wants to see the rest and won't let go of his "precious." So they throw Butters and the tape in a drop box with the sixth graders and the parents arriving too late. Then after hearing a sex explanation from the parents, they all go home, except for Butters and his parents. Note to self: don't play "Lord of the Rings"
  • The boys watch LOTR and play as the characters. Stan's parents rent a porno as well. When they attempt to watch it they find they have given the porno to stan instead of LOTR. The boys take the mistaken movie to Butters, where he turn Gollum like.

    9.9
    This is one of my favorite episodes and well written. It was smart of them to pit LOTR against Harry Potter, which are 2 of my fave movies ever! They should do an episode where they pit Gandalf versus Dumbledore and Frodo versus Harry. That would be awesome! But I spose since LOTR is no longer popular they won't do it. I like how Butter's turns into Gollum after his porno is snatched away. Pornos in the hands of 9 year old boys is a scary thought. I also enjoy all the weird noises the writers install in the series, such as when Cartman pretends to hoard off the 'dragon' car. These noises noises can also be heard in te episode '2 days before the day after tomorrow' when the town guy is running from the global warming.
  • You Shall Not Pass!!!

    9.0
    I love Lord of the Rings and South Park, so this episode was pure heaven. My favorite scene in the whole episode was when they're having the council and the camera pans to the kid in the stormtrooper costume. Then, when they see the kids playing Harry Potter and Cartman makes fun of them. Good stuff. It was also nice to see Butters getting a fairly prominent role. He's quickly becoming one of my favorite characters the more I watch South Park.

    And poor Jimmy, trying to say video store... that scene felt like it lasted forever, but it was funny.
  • One of the best parodies ever created by the South Park team.

    10
    This is definitely one of the most (if not THE most) clever parody episodes of South Park that I have seen. The parody of Lord of the Rings is done so well that I can't think of anything that they could have done to improve upon it. Butters as Gollum is hysterical, the scene with the 6th graders trying to smell them out is a brilliant recreation of the original scene, and Cartman's taunt at the kids playing Harry Potter is the icing on the cake. It is because of episodes like this one that South Park continues to be one of the smartest, funniest shows even after 10 seasons.
  • I never liked this episode.

    4.7
    This is probably the most overrated South Park episode ever! I just didn't think it very funny or interesting. The boys (with Kenny's soul still trapped in Cartman) try to copy Lord of the Rings and they accidently switch the Lord of the Rings movie with a porno called "Backdoor Sluts 9". Butters thinks Backdoor Sluts 9 is actually Lord of the Rings and he fights the boys from taking it back to the video store. And 6th graders are also chasing the boys on the way.

    Overall, this episode is just lame. It's nothing, but the Butters trying to save his "precious", the adults worrying about the porno. and 6th graders chasing the boys. Like I said, I just didn't think this episode was interesting or funny. It just lacked something.
  • A Classic example of just the right mix of social relevance, satire, wit and toilet humor that makes South Park the single most important television show of the last 25 years.

    9.7
    This episode\\\'s title says it all. It is a combination of the three Lord of the Rings titles and the episode is a loose parody of the movies set in modern day South Park. The part of Golem is played particularly well by Butters. The boys are pressed with the task of returning the “one tape” to the video store, by Stan’s parents. The Marsh’s think it is the Lord of the Rings tape, but it’s actually Back Door Sluts 9. This tape traumatizes Butters, who becomes obsessed and also Token who simply decides “I’m not playing anymore” Eventually the Marsh’s realize what they have done and recruit the other parents to help put the video into context for the children.
    Some classic moments: Craig as the high elf briefly arguing with Cartman, Jimmy telling the Fifth Graders “you shall not p-a-p-ass” Finding out fifth graders are afraid of water.
    While not the most socially relevant, it is just so pure, well written and enjoyable it has to join the other classic episodes.
  • 92nd Episode

    9.6
    I haven't seen LOTR and probably missed a lot of jokes because of it but that doesn't mean I didn't find the episode hilarious, especially Butters being that mutant that calls the porno his "precious" (I have seen the previews) and Randy giving the schoolkids a lecture on the facts of life that I think may help future parents describe the birds and the bees later in life (thought it may send their kids to an asylum).

    Overall, this episode is too good not to review and I can see why it is one of the most popular episodes of South Park on this site.
  • This is the Best Episode in the history of South Park

    10
    I remember laughing so hard that my side starting to hurt. Having the 'One Ring' be a dirty porno is pure brilliance. My favorite quote is, "So what are you playing?" (Harry Potter) "HA! F^GS!" And Token's quote, "And when the woman has four p8888s in her at the same time and then stands over the men and pees on them, is that still a part of being in love too? Five midgets, spanking a man covered in 'Thousand Island Dressing', is that making love?" Omg what kinda porno was it? -Backdoor Sluts 9- OMG, Not that one! Pure Awesomeness.
  • A fine parody of "The Lord of the Rings"

    9.2
    Basically the South Park boys use the LOTR theme to make a story about Butter's desperation to watch "The Fellowship of the Ring". However, due to their parents error the boys end up in possession of a porn movie and must return it to the video store before the sixth graders catch them. Yet another fine pop culture parody that makes an impressive ep of South Park. However, to really understand it you should've read the LOTR books or watch the movies.
  • haha

    10
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  • One of the best episodes

    10
    This episode is actually funny. They made fun of The Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter. I think they are pushing to hard on Harry Potter, because they are threating the wovie. Harry Potter is my favorite movie, and it's better than The Lords Of The Rings. Anyway, when they were watching porno, it was a funny scene, and they parents told them about sex and all that kind of stuff.
  • a porn video makes the kids act like the ring of lord of the rings

    10
    a classic episode, which I had to show to my girlfriend, who has overwatched south park and doesn't like it anymore. The effect was as wished, I can now watch south park with her again, because she loved it soo much. There are many many perfect exact spoofs/copies/rips from the LOTR movies, which makes it just so enjoyable.

    This one is even for non south park fans (taken they like lord of the rings)
  • Omg i love this episode!!!Its one of the best!!

    10
    I love this episode!!Lol butter was soo funny!!And also Token was soo in shock after watching the movie!!Oh and its soo funny that Kenny was inside Cartman.Also whats good about this episode is when Kyle said to butter if he wanna join with them, her have to act like the in lord of the ring..
  • The parents give them "Lord of the Rings" tape but inside is really a porno video and the boys find out the tape has evil powers. Butters ends up watching it, thinking it was "LOTR". The 6th graders find out about this and want to see it for themselves. l

    10
    This is like the BEST episode out of the entire series. Very funny, well writen, and just plain silly. The boys dress up as the characters from the movie, and Butters wants the tape back, and the 6th graders wants to see it. The best plot ever writen. THE BEST!!!
  • hilarious

    9.1
    it was cool how they made fun of the lord of the rings, and they all became a certain character in the movie... like cartman was gandalf, kyle legolas, stan aragorn, butters as gollum, jimmy as boromir.. and the sixth graders wee those dudes who couldnt cross the water...i 4get wat their called... anyway it was a great episode
  • Butters acting like Golum from LOTR? Genius!!

    10
    As soon as you read the title of the episode, you know that LOTR is going to feature pretty heavily. Having the entire episode a spoof of that however, is even better.

    After watching LOTR waay too many times and becoming heavily influenced by it, the boys soon start to play it themselves, and make up equally silly names and dialougue. One night Stan's parents decide to lend the video to Butter's household, shortly before finding out that they gave them a porno by mistake. Butters watches it accidentally, and Stan, Kyle and Cartman are sent on a periolous quest to get it back.

    The references to the films are brilliant. For the majority of the whole episode Butters acts just like Golum, including the voice. His craze and desire for what he has just watched is incredibly good fun to watch, as is Jimmy being run over by the teens on bikes.

    Brilliant episode, with a good concept, despite being a spoof/piss take.
  • great episode

    9.1
    this was a great episode, the boys are playing lord of the rings and there quest is to take the lord of the rings tape to butters house, but they accidently give him which acorrding to Randy Marsh is the "hottest porno" ever. Butters watches it but the boys take it back from him which makes him call it "his precious" just like gollum. The boys discover it has mystical evil powers and must return it to the video store. But the Sixth graders want to see this porno badly they representing the orcs from lord of the rings try to get there hands on this tape. I though this episode was funny but a little sick too especially at the end where the parents explain the different ways of sex.
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