The Office meets The Hobbit….and more!


As we have been saying since day one of 2013, telly life is good on both sides of the Atlantic…even if we are still months away from series 3 of Sherlock. Not quite halfway through the third set of Downton Abbey and looking ahead to the premiere of series 2 of Call the Midwife and the premiere of Mr. Selfridge on the PBS side of the pond and halfway through Mr. Selfridge, a Sunday premiere of series 2 of Call the Midwife, Monday premiere of Lewis and the premiere of series 4 of Downton Abbey at least now on the horizon for the other side of the pond, life is good and we haven’t even mentioned comedy yet. As both the US and the UK are pretty much entrenched in good drama, we thought now would be a good time to switch gears to the world of comedy mashups.

We have written, probably more often than the law allows, about how when you start endlessly searching for something on the internet you, ultimately, come to the realization that there are way too many people with too much time on their hands. Thankfully, however, there are those times when moments of video gold are discovered that you are compelled to share. Two such instances occurred late last night that I couldn’t help but share. First up, a couple of Martin Freeman vehicles brilliant blending together the worlds of Middle-Earth and the Wernham Hogg Paper Company in Slough.

The Office: An Unexpected Journey
 

Next, imagine the combination of the British Home Guard during World War II finding themselves in Torquay as Captain Mainwaring, the leader of the town’s contingent of Local Defense Volunteers, crosses paths with Barcelona’s own, Manuel.

Fawlty Dad’s Army
 

 
Thanks to the creators of both of these mashups. I will anxiously await your next bit of brilliance.