Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert will do an entire Hobbit-themed week of shows

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15 Responses to “Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert will do an entire Hobbit-themed week of shows”

  1. capnmarrrrk says:

    That is so beyond cool I feel new words need to be coined for it….Wait! I got it… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy0ylOts1tI

  2. Ethan Tucker says:

    Here in NZ we offer visitors a choice of a free elf or hobbit as you exit airport Customs. It’s the least we can do.  

  3. franko says:

    has it been confirmed that he did indeed film a cameo? they’ve all been so coy about it. also, i fully appreciate his level of geekiness over tolkien, but i wish he’d devote some time to discussing the books — it looks like he’s only going on a movie tangent.

    • James Wood says:

      Well, when Neil Gaiman was on, they talked about Tom Bombadil

      • Finnagain says:

         Uber geeky. Good for him!

      • sburns54 says:

        I loved when Tom Bombadil popped up in FELLOWSHIP. So unaffected by the surrounding darkness and such a respite. Since he was totally ignored in the first movies,I’d like to see him in THE HOBBIT, as I understand they are incorporating parts of the mythos from other sources, though I doubt it will happen.

  4. Richard Moore says:

    I’m fine with Colbert doing an occasional movie-themed week.

    Just as long as he doesn’t make a Hobbit of it.

  5. ObeyMyBrain says:

    Well, he already has 2 swords, Sting and Anduril, Flame of the West. So It’s probably going to be an elf. :)

  6. Harvey says:

    I can’t believe the network was willing to give him a whole 24 hours per show, the time it would take to Tolkenize a half hour of programming. I can’t wait for him to describe his guests’ bios for 8 hours straight.

  7. Thorzdad says:

    Is this purely the idea of super-fan Colbert? Or is this an act of “marketing synergy” paid for by the studio?

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