A trivial phrase used to describe somebody who takes longer than expected to complete a task or objective. Taken from dialogue of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and coined by Owl City frontman Adam Young.
"Plane finally took off after a two hour delay. The pilot was totally taking the hobbits to Isengard."
*in check-out line at the grocery*
CUSTOMER IN FRONT: "Hold on, let me get out my check book. Where did it go?"
YOU: "Why does this lady have to take the hobbits to Isengard?"