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Stephen Colbert Is A LOTR Fanboy

Stephen Colbert is LITERALLY one of my favorite people on television.

The man can talk about the weather and make me laugh. Plus, he’s brilliant. His Colbert character is one of the best forms of satire I’ve ever seen.

Remember that time he dropped some Dr. Seuss knowledge? Or that time he trolled George W. Bush at a correspondent’s dinner?

But recently, Colbert led a panel at Comic Con about the Lord of the Rings, and it’s as good as you would expect it to be. The panel included Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and other stars from the trilogy. When Colbert talks about The Lord of the Rings, two of the best things that ever existed join together in wondrous harmony.

A couple of his quotes from the panel, which I posted a video of below:

“The only problem, as I saw it, was that at a total running time of 11 and a half hours, they were too damn short.”

On Jackson’s adaptation of the novels: “I was worried that somehow he would take away my treasure, my horde of precious Middle-earth stories. It was a very possessive, obsessive, very dragon-y feeling, so I found and followed everything I could about the progress of these movies.”

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lucille #

    He has had a couple LOTR showdowns with James Franco on his show. Guess who won.


    August 4, 2014
  2. Colbert is far, far more than just a LOTR fanboy. Peter Jackson said he’s “never met a bigger Tolkien geek in his life”. When Colbert visited Wellington, Jackson set up a Tolkien trivia quiz between Colbert and Jackson’s own in-house expert, screenwriter Philippa Boyens, and Colbert won.


    August 4, 2014
    • John #

      is there a clip of that anywhere?


      August 14, 2014
      • Unfortunately no, it was not a part of a TV show or anything, just a private party between friends.


        August 14, 2014
  3. This popped up on my Facebook today and I thought of you reading LOTR. My mind was certainly blown, haha.


    August 4, 2014
    • Ha. A lot of thought put into that, but it’s interesting for sure.


      August 5, 2014
  4. He should have been elected President of South Carolina. I don’t care what anybody says. It would create a boom in South Carolina tourism. Just the state was that cool because they elected him.


    August 5, 2014
  5. I love Colbert. He never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing this. I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do when he takes over for Letterman.


    August 10, 2014

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