Here's a random tidbit of movie trivia for you. Apparently, Stephen Colbert made an appearance in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Don't feel bad if you missed it, though: According to the eagle-eyed Reddit user who spotted The Colbert Report show host, the cameo was very blink-or-you'll-miss-it, and Colbert is barely recognizable in full costume—but one look at a GIF of his appearance, and it's definitely him. His character is reportedly that of a Laketown spy, and, according to ScreenCrush, Colbert's wife and sons also appear in the film at some point.

And, luckily, thanks to the Internet, no one has to jet over to the theater to rewatch the entire film to check Colbert's cameo—we've got a GIF right here, courtesy of Tumblr:


Image via featuringod/Tumblr

Additionally, here is a clip of Colbert geeking out about The Hobbit on his show back in Dec. 2012, and pointing out that Peter Jackson once said of him to EW: "I have never met a bigger Tolkein geek in my life."

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[via Screencrush]