“Hobbit” Actors Read “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”

Back when Leonard Nimoy first gained fame as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” the actor cashed in on his popularity by recording a campy hit known as “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.” Basically a funny retelling of JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” how cool is it that stars of the film “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” give the old song a new spin? From Martin Freeman to Richard Armitage to Luke Evans to Evangeline Lilly, the funniest part might be Benedict Cumberbatch reading his lines like he would as the titular dragon.

Have a look at Nimoy’s classic performance here.

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