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Weird Hobbit credits

thorinoakenshield
Rivendell


Apr 23 2013, 1:54am

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I just watched the Hobbit on DVD for the millionth time. For some reason, I decided to wait after the credits. This is kind of random, but after they were over, a weird commercial from 2003 came on about tobacco. I thought this was just weird, so I thought I would share it with you.Does this happen to anyone else?


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


Apr 23 2013, 2:01am

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The bungee jumping "Splode" commercial?

'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


Barrow-Wight
Rohan


Apr 23 2013, 2:18am

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confused me too [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought there'd possiby be a hidden trailer or something for DOS at the end but instead that's what we got lol they should have tricked you into thinking it was a preview for DOS then played a Hobbit version of that commercial lol


sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Apr 23 2013, 2:38am

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And it's only on the dvd, [In reply to] Can't Post

not on the blu-ray. I never would have seen it if someone here hadn't joked about it a month or so ago. It's kind of wierd.


Padfoot
Bree


Apr 23 2013, 6:31am

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Definitely not on the Blu-Ray. [In reply to] Can't Post

I watched the credits, too, and there was no tobacco commercial. Smile


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Starling
Half-elven


Apr 23 2013, 7:54am

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So it is true [In reply to] Can't Post

They are using The Hobbit to try and recruit smokers. I knew it. Laugh


Padfoot
Bree


Apr 23 2013, 10:21am

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Recruiting... [In reply to] Can't Post

So kids beware, you're not allowed to watch! Wink


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Kimtc
Rohan


Apr 23 2013, 1:47pm

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They need to push the Old Toby... [In reply to] Can't Post

Not enough kids are doing it these days. Damned whippersnappers with their fancy organic health products and all.


Ziggy Stardust
Gondor


Apr 24 2013, 12:13am

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So it's not just me [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I saw it too. I don't think they needed it, it has nothing to do with the film.


Ziggy Stardust
Gondor


Apr 24 2013, 12:15am

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I'm one of those [In reply to] Can't Post

whippersnappers with fancy organic health products. I eat fruit for snacks, PBJ sandwiches for lunch, and I love me some tender beef. And I drink alot of tea.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Apr 24 2013, 4:21pm

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There has been some controversy over the glorified portrayal of smoking in Middle-earth movies. They must've put the advert in there as some sort of weird easter egg/joke Crazy

I didn't even realise they did adverts for tobacco anymore?


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thorinoakenshield
Rivendell


Apr 24 2013, 8:49pm

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I should have specified. [In reply to] Can't Post

The commercial was PREVENTING tobacco. It said something like, the main thing that kills people, is tobacco. Sorry for the confusion.

 
 

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