Top Ten Funniest Lord of the Rings Characters

The Top Ten
1 Pippin

"I had the loveliest dream last night! There was a large barrel full of pipe-weed. And we smoked all of it. And then (to Merry), you were sick!"

Peter Jackson hit the center of the board casting Billy for this role. Perfect. Just, I'm starting to tear up. Perfect.

"Oh, that was close!"
"It comes in pints?!?"
"What about breakfast?"
"What about second breakfast?"
"I've always been taller than you! Please Merry, you're what, three foot six? At the most?! Whereas me, I'm pushing three seven!"

Pippin is hilarious! He's always in a good mood, even in the darkest times, and always has a joke in his head. In the darkest, saddest moments of The Lord of the Rings, Pip (and Merry too) will always bring some laughs.

2 Gimli

I'm not a giant fan of how they made him into a comedic relief in the movies, but I'm not complaining. Hilarious!

Throw me. You have to throw me. I'm too short to jump. Just don't tell the elf.

The comic relief of the series. Without him, it's just a bland movie.

3 Gollum Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He was introduced in the 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, and became an important supporting character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings. In Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, he is portrayed via motion... read more

Is he a pretty twisted character with an incredibly sad backstory and death being the only way he can be at peace? Yes. Do I *still* laugh at him a lot? Also yes. Does this make me a twisted psycho? I'm not sure.

I'm not saying I like Gollum, but you have to admit, he is definitely by far the funniest. I HATE Gollum! He's so stupid, but he was the main reason why I was laughing.

Gollum is hilarious! I love the way he speaks and his songs are great! His arguments with himself are also brilliant!

4 Merry

He and Pippin are pretty much Fred and George before Harry Potter was a thing. Though in the books, I always found him smarter, more curious, and funnier. It's a shame that his character wasn't portrayed that way in the movies. I feel like he and Pippin were set as the comic relief.

Yet, even in the book, they shared some laughable times that made me smile. I'm voting for Merry and not Pippin because I feel that Merry is often an overlooked member of the fellowship, even though he is by far one of the bravest. (I mean, come on, he's a little Hobbit in a big war. That bravery.)

5 Legolas Legolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. He has been portrayed by Orlando Bloom in the live action movies.

Look up on YouTube "fifteen times Legolas was the best part of LOTR." You'll see the funny side of him and be cracking up laughing! Have you seen the Return of the King where they demand to see the eye at the Black Gate? Legolas is trying to look around Aragorn, and he looks half camel, half insect with those eyes!

He is calm in battle. It's just so funny. I love when Gimli says, What's happening out there? and Legolas replies, Shall I describe it to you, or would you like me to find you a box?

I love how sometimes he just stands in the background pulling the weirdest faces.

6 Sam Samwise Gamgee, known as Sam, was a Hobbit of the Shire. He was Frodo Baggins' gardener and best friend. Sam proved himself to be Frodo's closest and most dependable companion, the most loyal of the Fellowship of the Ring, and also played a necessary role in protecting Frodo and destroying the One Ring... read more
7 Gandalf Gandalf the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White, is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He was an Istar, sent by the West in the Third Age to combat the threat of Sauron, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring... read more

"Gandalf, where are you going?"
"To seek the company of the only one around here who's got any sense."
"And who is that?"
"MYSELF, Mr. Baggins!"

Gandalf and his insults are just gold. All praise Sir Ian McKellen.

Fly, you fools! I love the way he insults even his closest friends with his last three words.

8 Bilbo Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings. He was the first Hobbit to become famous in the world at large, and was one of the few to visit the The Undying Lands across the ocean. In film,... read more

The way he's kind of awkward yet sweet and obsesses over little things is why I love him - and why I relate to him so much.

"If this is some blockhead's idea of a joke, it is in VERY poor taste!"

9 Frodo Frodo Baggins is a fictional character and is the main protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. He was a Hobbit of the Shire during the Third Age. He was also a Ring-bearer, a best friend to Samwise Gamgee, and one of the three Hobbits who sailed from Middle-earth to the Uttermost... read more

Actually, he's quite hilarious. I mean, all his drama.

10 Denethor

I can't take him seriously whenever he's slobbering or shaking his head, screaming.

The Contenders
11 Grima Wormtongue

He's funny in the book as well as the movie. I can remember reading as a child and imagining a raspy voice saying, "You lie!"

12 Thranduil

Because Elvish kings are the best!

13 Boromir

Yes! For some reason, I just look at him and I laugh! Loved his line in Moria: "They have a cave troll." So funny the way he says it.

One does not simply put Boromir below Frodo in a funniest list.

14 Aragorn Aragorn II, the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium and is one of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings. He was a great ranger and warrior, and as Isildur's heir he bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, in the War... read more
15 Elrond

In 'Fellowship of the Ring' he heals Frodo, and he looks like a squirrel!

16 Alfrid Lickspittle

This man is so pathetic, he's hilarious.

17 Arwen
18 Bombur
19 Kili
20 Mouth Of Sauron
21 Éowyn
22 The Witch King
23 Bofur
24 Morgoth
25 Faramir
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