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Barliman Butterbur

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Butterbur appears to have had a rather bad memory, "One thing drives out another" he says. He forgot to send [[Gandalf]]'s letter to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], leaving Frodo uncertain as to Gandalf's fate and causing him to start his journey much later than the letter indicated. He did not remember it until Frodo and his companions arrived to stay at the inn, and even then it was long before the connection was made. He did, however, remember in time to produce [[Aragorn|Strider]]'s credentials. In ''[[The Return of the King]]'', Butterbur was amazed to learn that [[Aragorn|Strider]], a former patron of the Prancing Pony, had become king of [[Gondor]] and [[Arnor]].
 
Butterbur appears to have had a rather bad memory, "One thing drives out another" he says. He forgot to send [[Gandalf]]'s letter to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], leaving Frodo uncertain as to Gandalf's fate and causing him to start his journey much later than the letter indicated. He did not remember it until Frodo and his companions arrived to stay at the inn, and even then it was long before the connection was made. He did, however, remember in time to produce [[Aragorn|Strider]]'s credentials. In ''[[The Return of the King]]'', Butterbur was amazed to learn that [[Aragorn|Strider]], a former patron of the Prancing Pony, had become king of [[Gondor]] and [[Arnor]].
  
In [[Peter Jackson]]'s film ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (movie)|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', he is played by David Weatherly, although the character is not named and most of his scenes from the book (including the reference to Gandalf's letter) are not in the film.
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In [[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]], he is played by David Weatherly, although the character is not named and most of his scenes from the book (including the reference to Gandalf's letter) are not in the film.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:01, 12 December 2005

Butterbur was the owner of the Inn known as The Prancing Pony in Bree. He was a Man, but as Bree was inhabited by both Men and Hobbits, he had two hobbit employees: Bob, who worked in the stables, and Nob, a servant.

Butterbur appears to have had a rather bad memory, "One thing drives out another" he says. He forgot to send Gandalf's letter to Frodo, leaving Frodo uncertain as to Gandalf's fate and causing him to start his journey much later than the letter indicated. He did not remember it until Frodo and his companions arrived to stay at the inn, and even then it was long before the connection was made. He did, however, remember in time to produce Strider's credentials. In The Return of the King, Butterbur was amazed to learn that Strider, a former patron of the Prancing Pony, had become king of Gondor and Arnor.

In Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring, he is played by David Weatherly, although the character is not named and most of his scenes from the book (including the reference to Gandalf's letter) are not in the film.