March 24, 2005

Elf Off!

Lintenfiniel Freakin' Jen links to an interview with the guys who do those Veggie Tales movies and who, apparently, are planning a "tribute" to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings called...wait for it...Lord of the Beans. If I may be so bold as to filch Jen's quote from an interview they did with

CBN: I understand that one of the projects you have planned for the future is called “Lord of the Beans.” I have to warn you that I am an avid Lord of the Rings fan. Could there be any possible connection?

BOB: Connection? I think the names are purely coincidental. I play a character named “Ear-A-Corn” and Jimmy Gourd plays “Leg-O-Lamb”. If those sound familiar, that’s probably a coincidence too.

CBN: What other videos have you got planned for the future?

LARRY: Well, beside, “Lord of the Bean[s],” which is still a ways out (It’ll take us awhile to hop to New Zealand for the filming). ...

(Emphasis added.)

Personally, I have no problem with this whatsoever - We likes send-ups and spoofs. But I have to warn these guys: "Leg-O-Lamb" has been done before - that was the name of the Legolas character in the Harvard Lampoon parody, Bored of the Ring. (Granted, I recollect that is was spelled "Legolam", but I don't know how much protection this would offer if THL unleashed an army of intellectual property orcs.)

And speaking of orcs, what would the PETA Nazis say?

UPDATE: Jen gently points out my utter ignorance of matters Veggie Talish. Heh. But "Bob" still needs to watch his back.

Posted by Robert at March 24, 2005 10:50 AM

"Aieee!" cried Legolam. "A ballhog!"

Or, from Tim Benzedrine's song about the Goldberry character (whose name I can't remember).

"O slender as a speeding freak,
O freaked out groovy tripper,
O mush-brained maid whose mind decays,
With every pill I slip her."

There is a tribute site here. Annoying popups, though.

Posted by: The Colossus at March 24, 2005 11:42 AM

Not to nitpick...OK, I'm nitpicking. But Bob and Larry are the actual stars of the Veggie Tales stuff - Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber. Just wanted to clarify for those not familiar with the Veggies.

Posted by: jen at March 24, 2005 03:08 PM

With kids, you definitely need to invest in some VeggieTales videos! Good wholesome amusements!

Posted by: Any A. Mouse at March 24, 2005 05:14 PM

Y'know, we've actually got a couple but the Llama-ettes have never really cottoned to them. Dunno why.

Posted by: Robert the LB at March 24, 2005 05:36 PM

The SNL parody of them was pretty classic (The Relig-tables).

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