For anyone who has ever read, or watched, the Lord of the Rings series, there may be things that you may be unaware of. Recently, one of Tolkien’s original manuscripts was discovered. After reviewing this manuscript, it was discovered that two characters were left out of both the books and the movies. Since more people have seen the movies, I’ll tell their story in terms of where they would have fit in with the film.
The Fellowship of the Ring was nine people in the movies: an elf (Legolas), a dwarf (Gimli), three humans (Gandalf, Boromir, and Aragorn), and four hobbits (Sam, Merry, Pippin, and Frodo). In the original manuscript, there was actually six hobbits. What they didn’t tell you was that Frodo had a set of twin brothers named Dee and Tee.
Dee Baggins was left out because he was mean to all of the others in the fellowship. He went out of his way to upset and anger the rest of the group. The hobbits didn’t actually fall down the hill when the farmer was chasing them. Dee pushed them. The Nazghul didn’t find them on Weathertop because of the cooking fire. They found them because Dee was calling Sam and Frodo gay at the top of his lungs. Unfortunately for Dee, he didn’t make it out of the first movie. It wasn’t a bucket that Pippen dropped down the well in the Mines of Moria. Now, the name of Dee is legend in the Shire. It is used to keep kids from acting out. After all, no hobbit wants to be told that they’re acting like a Dee Baggins.
Tee Baggins…..well, what kept Tee from being in the movie is something that can’t be said in polite company. In fact, it is now a crime in the Shire to even bring up Tee Baggins, so this tale must end here.
I hope you all learned a little something today. Thank you for reading this week’s episode of Things You May Not Know.