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SNL explores the Lord of the Reams in The Office: Middle-earth

In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins went on an adventure involving a dragon. Then, when he was done saving the world, he returned home and took a job selling paper.

That's the premise of a Saturday Night Live sketch that aired this weekend when Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office, Sherlock) hosted the long-running sketch comedy show. Press play above to see Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum and the gang freed from the confines of their quest and settling back into what passes for normal life in Middle-earth. The segment is based on the original BBC version of The Office in which Freeman starred.

For more hairy footed Hobbit action, you can watch a trailer for the third and final installment in the series, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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