Singer and songwriter Willie Nelson made a surprise appearance on Monday night’s episode of “Conan” for a quick spoof of “The Hobbit,” featuring Nelson as “Stoned Gandalf” in a hilarious audition tape for the film’s upcoming sequel.
“Hey, Peter Jackson!” the 80-year-old music legand began. “My name’s Willie Nelson, and I want to audition for the role of Gonduf an’ the wizard in that upcoming movie you’ve got, ‘The Hobbit.’”
The reel features Nelson wearing a pointy hat, holding a cane and smoking a spliff while dropping lines like: “You shall not pass… an unlit joint, man”; “You know, that giant flaming eye is just freaking me the fu*k out”; and, “The smoke is white! We have a new wizard!”
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