Review: The Wobbit – Harvard Lampoon

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Touchstone (November 26, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476763674
ISBN-13: 978-1476763675
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Billy Bagboy – A Wobbit.
Dumbledalf – A Wizard


A Wobbit is called into a special YOLO to stop Puff the Magic Dragon in this parody of The Hobbit.


I had very mixed feeling about this. While some of the jokes I did find myself chuckling over, a lot of the humor seemed very dated. For instance, there was a Kirstie Alley fat joke, Richard Nixon was a character, and other things along those lines. Some of the most up to date cultural references involve more modern movies and stories. There was a lot of Harry Potter jokes, and at times some of the jokes were recycled to the point where they didn’t seem to continue to be humorous.

Perhaps in my old age, I’m losing my sense of humor, but to me it just didn’t strike the right chords on the humor scale. For that I’d recommend it for strong fans of the Tolkien Series, or of movie parodies. This is from the same authors as Nightlight, but for me I expected more. Maybe my expectations were too high, or I was in the wrong mood. Regardless, this isn’t quite one I’d recommend for everyone, but I’m sure there are some who’d love it.

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