If you’ve never heard Leonard Nimoy’s spectacular song “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,” you’re missing out. It’s spectacular and so is the video that was made to go with the song – like Star Wars Holiday Special spectacular. IGN managed to get the cast of The Desolation of Smaug to perform a dramatic reading of the catchy and weird tune and somehow, they make it work. Listening to Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and others say the lyrics so seriously that they turn the ballad into an engaging story – it’s kinda perfect.
See the readings and the original song after the break.