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Who Knew Dwarves Could Rap? Plus, A Really Brief, Blurry Look At The Hobbit’s Smaug. [VIDEO]

Not all that glitters is gold

A new TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been floating around today. Technically, it includes Smaug but it’s so lacking in actual substance we felt it would be dishonest to give a post to you that presented this as our first look at the famous dragon (though we reserve the right to toy with your geek emotions at a later date). Plus, there’s a chance it could not be Smaug. So we decided to post this incredibly high-production music video from The Hillywood Show called “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Parody,” (because it’s awesome) and place the TV spot after the jump if you want to give it a watch (which you probably will because, Hobbit). It also gives me an excuse to post this gif:

And here’s Maybe-Smaug. Blink and you’ll miss him.

(music video via Gingerhaze, Hobbit spot via io9)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."