Top Tens for Tom Bombadil

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Top ten reasons why Tom Bombadil wasn't in the Lord of the Rings films
Ten Favorite Quotes from and about Tom

Top ten reasons why Tom Bombadil wasn't in the Lord of the Rings films

10. Wait... he wasn't?

9. "He would not have come."

8. Fatty Lumpkin would totally have stolen Bill's glory.

7. Those songs would have filled an entire soundtrack by themselves.

6. For some reason, Elijah specifically didn't want anyone in the script that he would have to hand the Ring over to.

5. Who needs Tom's rambling when you can listen to John Rhys-Davies's instead?

4. Treebeard had a restraining order.

3. His costume design gave Ngila nightmares.

2. He annoyed the heck out of Peter Jackson.

and the number one reason why Old Tom isn't there...

1. The film-Hobbits wouldn't have landed in this highly unsafe situation in the first place. They had Sean Astin with them.

- Avondster

Ten Favorite Quotes from and about Tom

1. 'Old grey Willow-man! I'll freeze his marrow cold, if he don't behave himself. I'll sing his roots off. I'll sing a wind up and blow leaf and branch away.'

2. 'Fear nothing! Have peace until the morning! Heed no nightly noises!'

3. 'Eldest, that's what I am. Mark my words, my friends: Tom was here before the river and the trees.'

4. For a second the hobbits had a vision both comical and alarming, of his bright blue eyes gleaming through a circle of gold.

5. 'Hey! Come Frodo, there! Where be you a-going? Old Tom Bombadil's not as blind as that yet. Take off your golden ring! Your hand's more fair without it.'

6. 'Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow.'

7. 'So he sang, running fast, tossing his hat and catching it, until he was hidden by a fold of the ground: but for some time his hey now! hoy now! came floating back down the wind.'

8. 'I've got things to do, my making and my singing, my talking and my walking, and my watching of the country...and Goldberry is waiting!'

9. 'Few now remember them,' Tom murmured, 'yest still some go wandering, sons of forgotten kings walking i the loneliness, guarding from evil things folk that are heedless.'

10.  'Fair was she who long ago wore this on her shoulder.  Goldberry shall wear it now, and we will not forget her!'

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