‘Gandalf’ Recreates ‘You Shall Not Pass’ Tolkien Scene on Tram Tracks

The tram driver does not appear to get the reference.

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The Associated Press reports that a Polish YouTube comedy channel called “SA Wardega” has posted a video of a prankster dressed like Gandalf blocking a city tram in Warsaw to recreate a famous scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. In the film, the wizard stands in the way of a Balrog demon and booms “You shall not pass” to buy time for Frodo Baggins and his friends to sneak away.

The video of this stunt boasts more than 3.3 million views since it was first uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 15 and is reportedly pegged to the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Poland.