17 – The Lord of the Rings

Long ago, in the early year of 1978, the animator Ralph Bakshi forged a questionable adaptation of maybe 50% of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The fellowship of the Why Watch join forces with special guest Faith Johnson to analyze the problems of this dull and poorly-conceived semi-animated misfire. Is there actually a way someone could condense Tolkien’s three dense volumes into two movies? The crew will certainly try to! Curl up with a delicious Mead of Moria and join our quest at facebook.com/whywatchpodcast and rate us on iTunes and Stitcher.


  • 1.5 oz mead
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz honey syrup
  • lemon juice
  • lemon slice garnish

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  1. Jenifer Krieger Johnson

    Thanks for the references to raising Special Guest Faith right, and doing our best not to expose her to this movie; we’re not responsible for what she does now that she’s turned loose. I will follow your advice and not watch it myself — although I may sneak a peek on IMDb. And I’m stealing your cocktail recipe.

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