ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
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Alisha Grauso

If you've been following news of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug here on Moviepilot, then you know that beloved satirist and famous Tolkien nerd Stephen Colbert had a cameo in the film, as he revealed in an interview with David Letterman a few weeks ago.

The cameo was of the blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind, but managed to pack some Colbert-esque humor into the brief appearance. If you didn't spot him, you're in luck: Imgur user leonis89u uploaded a gif of the clip:

The gif doesn't show the whole clip, but Colbert, his wife, and his boys showed up in Lake Town as spies. Yes, all of them. Five bucks says he makes a claim on The Colbert Report that this is the reason The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is kicking ass and taking names at the box office. It must have been an awesome moment for , though, who earlier this year reasserted himself as King of the Tolkien Fanclub in an epic nerd battle where he basically annihilated .

So, great cameo, or greatest cameo? You be the judge.

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(Source: Imgur via io9)


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