It’s not an episode about Lord of the Rings slash specifically, but it’s the best image for the shownotes we could find.
There was a time when being a Tolkien fan—and that pretty much means being a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan—was the mark of true nerdery. There were no films (other than the mediocre animated attempts) and no abudance of movie tie-in geekanalia. If you had a poster, it was probably a painting of Gandalf.
Of course, once the movies came out that all changed. It became more likely to see Orlando or Viggo adorning the walls of fans. Arguably fans of Orlando and Viggo more than Lord of the Rings.
Also fans of Sean Astin: