When Andy Samberg and the rest of The Lonely Island left Saturday Night Live a few years ago (Samberg as a cast member, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone as writers), it signaled the end of the show’s fantastic run of Digital Shorts. While those offbeat, incredibly funny videos are certainly missed, SNL has actually done a swell job of creating different, worthwhile pre-taped content in recent years. Last week’s episode gave us the SNL gang’s take on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, and during last night’s Martin Freeman-hosted episode, we got possibly one of the best pre-taped segments yet: a crossover between The Hobbit and the British version of The Office. Freeman plays Bilbo/Tim in the video, with Bobby Moynihan filling the role of Gandalf/David Brent and Taran Killam giving us an unforgettable portrayal of Gollum/Gareth. This whole thing is executed to perfection, and fans of either The Hobbit or The Office aren’t likely to be disappointed by the results.
Watch the Hobbit/The Office crossover video after the jump.