Scenes from first film incorporated into flashback scenes
The siege towers, especially the attack ramps which are used to clamp on to the walls, and their movement up to the walls
Samwise's shadow preceding him up the stairs when he rescues Frodo
The famous 'vertigo' reverse-tracking shot is used
Pippin takes the ball of Saruman away from Gandalf in the very same manner as Robin Hood steals away the last bag of coins from Prince John in Disney's Robin Hood
The elephant battle scenes were strikingly similar to the Hoth At-At battles. An elephant is brought down by Legolas, much in the same way that Luke Skywalker brought down the Imperial walker.
Faramir's suicidal horseback charge
Shot of Frodo becoming semi conscious as the eagle carries him from Mount Doom is the same shot as when Max becomes semi-conscious as the Gyro Captain flies him to safety after he is nearly killed.
Theoden and Eowyn exchange lines almost exactly like Luke and Anakin: "I'm going to save you" "You already have."
Just before the seige upon Minas Tirith, Pippin cribs the line "a storm is coming". This is slightly different to its equivalent in "The Terminator" ("There's a storm coming") but in very similar circumstances: an actual storm *is* coming, and so is a genocidal war, waged by engineered / artificial beings (Terminators / Orcs), with the aim of bringing an end to the "age of men".
The Orc captain's head is shaped like the alien's in Bad Taste, an early Peter Jackson film.
Frodo hangs on the edge of doom like Indy does in the last crusade while a rescuer asks for his hand
Gollum's descent into the lava pit
The canyon used leading up to the Paths of the Dead was also used by Peter Jackson in Braindead.
Theoden's and Aragorn's speeches before battles similar to William Wallace's speech before battle
The episode name is a mish-mash of the titles of all 3 Lord of the Rings movies. "The Return of" comes from this film, "The Fellowship" comes from the 1st film and "The Two Towers" comes from the 2nd film.
The films are mentioned.
Peter Jackson says it his favorite movie during its production
topic of the tv-special
the Royal Family attends the premiere of film
The story's characters are guided by an evil, magical arrowhead (similar to the One Ring) and must destroy it to survive.
Will's client Stuart references the Lord of the Rings movies.
Referenced in Spy Glass
Mentioned on Weekend Update
"I just got the new Lord of the Rings boxset."
Azzurro visits this movie in a cinema.
In Raise Your Voice, there's a LOTR:ROTK poster in Paul's room.
the film applies Michael Moore's documentary style to the plot of the "Lord of the Rings" films
The volcano climax was parodied in the preview ending of the episode.
poster in movie theater
Music composed for this movie
Referenced by name
This movie gets mentioned.
A big advertisement for it is shown.
this is a documentary that is about fans of LOTR and the Peter Jackson movie trilogy
in Scotty's 'favorite Peter Jackson films' list
Referenced in Exclusive Connections
Toby is expaining the gay aspects of the 3rd LOTR movie during the beginning of the cross country car trip
Reference to the "Lord of the Rings" films
Mentions the Lord of the Rings trilogy
When Martens is dying he says with a feverish voice "mein böser Schatz" in the same way Gollum says "precious" or "mein schatz" german dubbed version.
Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) : "Don't worry, I saw Lord of the Rings. I'm not going to end this 17 times."
mentioned that the LOTR movies were shot back-to-back
Lennie says he saw the 'Lord of the Rings' (trilogy) on acid
The method they're going to use to contact the Daedalus is compared with the scene where the torches from Gondor are lit, in order to ask Rohan from help
Reference to the trilogy
Makes the countdown, is talked about in detail.
Lord of the Rings Extended Edition DVD box set is discussed
the episode title references the film
The technique Mitchell uses to locate Volnek while one of them is invisible mirrors the technique used by Frodo to find an invisible Gollum.
Shannon compares Callum's mother to Gollum.
Crow refers to Sam in Lord of the Rings when he tells Zoë about him being a sidekick and his membership in the Sidekicks Guild.
Booth sarcastically describes the throwing of the ring into the fires of Mount Doom
The song from this movie was discussed.
discussion about how the LOTR trilogy is a gay commentary
SW vs. LOTR discussion
A room was built into a fairy tale forest, and the children have seen the trilogy
Kevin talks about the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
Mentioned in Elijah Wood interview.
Reference to Ian McKellan as Gandalf
mentioned in dialogue
poster seen at the entrance of the bar Festival escapes from
(Spoiler) At the end, one of the characters says "Mon précieux" before dropping the hellphone container into the sea.
episode title reference
Moore mentions the three Lord of the Rings films as great films.
"It's the 'Return of the King', like 'Lord of the Rings'" (lyrics)
Video case is shown.
Subject of a $500 question
mentioned that Peter Jackson wrote all three Lord of the Rings
Chris and his boss talk about the Lord of the Rings movies.
Frankie Boyle calls an audience member Frodo.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions Christopher Lee's role as Saruman in his review of Scars of Dracula (1970)
a still photograph is shown with Emily in front of an exhibition for the trilogy; Harry Knowles also mentions it
Dwight used the war of the ring as an analogy
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the Lord of the Rings film series in his review of Lord of the Rings: Conquest (2009) (VG)
"It's like in Return of the King, the king doesn't return."
The Nostalgia Critic says that the series has "a bunch of midgets fighting each other"
Blu-ray DVD cover
in the opening title brian is dressed as frodo and stewie is golum
The Spiderant Helob refers to the giant spider Shelob from Return of the King
In his stand-up routine, Robin Williams imitates Gollum.
Steven Spielberg says that the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is an example of a modern epic
Jason Gardiner references the film series twice.
Marcus displays various Lord of the Rings figurines from his collection.
The guys believe the have an actual ring used in the movie.
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Lord of the Rings trilogy mentions as the models are introduced to Sarah McLeod while they are standing at the Shire
DVD cover shown.
Poster shown when Hewy discusses threequels
In Death by Death II, there's a LOTR chess set.
Sheldon mentions his LOTR trilogy blu-ray DVD set.
Tom asks Ben if he's going to take "a year-long walking tour of Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings.'"
Appears on the list of DVD & Blu-Ray releases of April/May
Panda says that Orlando Bloom plays "Pirate Legolas" in the Pirates of the Carribean movies
Mentioned while introducing Elija Wood
Conan mentions the Lord of the Rings films while introducing Liv Tyler
"Then there's a big action scene, like in Return of the King."
Mentioned by Andy Serkis.
Title mentioned by James Franco while referencing WETA
Title mentioned and still shown while introducing and during interview with John Noble
Sheldon is disappointed that the comic book store doesn't have "'Lord of the Rings' weaponry."
Peter Jackson's films are discussed
Scenery and tours of the area where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed are shown
Critic is dismayed to learn he's used "every clip" from this movie as jokes
Bret McKenzie talks about appearing as an extra in two Lord of the Rings films as well as the Hobbit
Julie says she's seen The Lord of the Rings "like 40 times" (she means all three parts of the live-action movie).
" For every two dozen Phantom Menaces, there is a Return of the King. "
"...which has more fake endings than Return of the King."
Bill upon seeing a bird is seen getting shot - "I was on my way to save Sam and Frodo"
Galadriel's narration and dialogue from all three films are featured in the game.
mentioned in dialogue
Lord of the Rings films mentioned
Matthew Perry & the rest of the cast of Go On watch Gollum struggle to get his ring back during the climax of this movie.
Quoted by Dean
footage is used in the tv-special
reviewed + footage used
show scenes from the movie.
Shows scenes from the movie.
'Frodo is great who is that' shows a clip from LOTR3 where 'figwit' returns to say the speaking part "Lady Arwen..."
special effects clip shown
DVD release of the Extended Edition reviewed + footage used
Clip shown in Elijah Wood interview.
Featured in Best Picture montage.
Shown on the 2003 episode
Clips of mistakes shown
Clips shown in a segment on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Mentioned when discussing abrupt movie title droppings in the plot
Taking #3 on the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
Clips prior to presentation of Makeup and Costume Design Oscars.
Clips from the 3 movies are shown as Panda "forgets about it"
Movie reviewed in this episode.
a clip is shown
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is the #3 Best Action Film.
Taking #8 for top warrior movies
Honorable mention, clips show
To be reviewed next time
movie is reviewed
movie is reviewed
Spoofed during the monologue
Billy Crystal is Gollum, looking into his reflection on the pond
Human male character tells ironic story about a magic bracelet, which might be well suitable for a movie trilogy; the climatcic conclusiong could be called "Hey, the King's back!"
the fellowship and especially when reaching the surrounded-by-lava-diamond...
Corey Feldman steals the ring as it is about to be destroyed in Mount Doom
"My precious, My precious" one of the character repeatedly said when he was transformed into a cockroach.
In the endbattle ghosts of ancient robber-knight come as reinforcement for the heros
Vaious scenes in Operation F.I.S.H.Y. are spoofing the Peter Jackson movie.
An old man spoofs the Gollum.
The finding of the badge in the stream, including the background music, is suggestive of the finding of the Ring by Smeagol. Also, the badge seduces Earl, Randy and Joy with its power and causes them to turn on each other in order to possess it.
When Randal is showing what the Rings movies were to the Rings fans.
The character of Amy comedically impersonates Gollum/Smeagol "Yes, that's it! My little Pressssioussss"
Spoofs of the scene inside of Mount Doom with lava lake consuming dreaded object. Here it is peanut butter.
Spoofs the siege of Minas Tirith at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields: Bart and Lisa fight a screaching fell beast flying with brown-shirted 'Witch-king' delivery man.
the scene where Travis is carried off by the fly is a direct parody of the scene in this movie where Frodo and Sam are carried off Mount Doom by the Eagles
In the scene with King Harold's funeral, the top of the citadel looks like the top level of Minas Tirith
Scene of Bart fishing with Flanders mirrors opening scene of Return of the King, including replicated shots.
climactic scenes in Mordor and Rivendell spoofed
Many spoofs of this movie can be found.
The episode starts with Timmy spoofing this film as part of a "trilogy wish".
Episode title and elements of plot.
The ring falls into a science fair volcano project.
The "Light the Beacons" sequence spoofs the lighting of the Beacon of Amon Din.
segment with Frodo getting rid of the ring