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Martin Freeman mashes up ‘The Office’ and ‘The Hobbit’ in hilarious SNL parody

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On last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, host Martin Freeman reprised two of his most ironic roles — Tim Canterbury on the BBC version of The Office, and Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit films — for “The Office: Middle Earth.”

It begins with Bilbo Baggins speaking directly to the camera, informing the interviewers what he’s been up to.

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“I went on a quest, saved Middle Earth,” he said, “became a bit of a hero, then did the noble thing and turned down loads of treasure. So, the brave Bilbo Baggins now works at a paper company. And I drive a Jetta, now.”

After that brief update as to his post-Battle of the Five Armies life, the skit recapitulated some of the greatest moments from the BBC version of The Office — many of which also appeared in the American adaptation — including the infamous staple-in-jello prank and the inappropriately racist penis jokes.

Watch the entire skit below via Saturday Night Live.


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Trump gets busted for shamelessly lying about wanting to meet with Iran without preconditions

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President Donald Trump this week denied that he wants to meet with Iranian government officials without any preconditions -- but a quick fact check has revealed this to be a shameless lie.

In a tweet sent out on Sunday night, the president wrote that "The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)."

The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, “No Conditions.” That is an incorrect statement (as usual!).

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019

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Trump used to play Elton John at ‘eardrum-rupturing decibels’ on campaign plane for a bizarre reason: AP reporter

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski mocked President Donald Trump's fixation on singer Elton John.

The rock legend reportedly rejected his longtime fan's invitation to perform at his January 2017 inauguration, and Trump has bitterly fixated on breaking John's attendance records at arenas where he holds campaign rallies.

"The saddest part of this story was when Donald Trump asked his staff members had anybody been writing about the Elton John attendance records that he supposedly broke," Scarborough said. "They said no, and he was angry and upset for days about that, also claiming that it was one more example of how, in the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield, he don't get no respect."

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‘RIP GOP’: Polling expert predicts devastating Trump 2020 electoral wipeout

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Democratic pollster and strategist Stanley Greenberg went on CNN Monday to explain why he believes President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are headed toward a historic and humiliating defeat in the 2020 elections.

In an interview with CNN's John Berman, Greenberg discussed his new book called "RIP GOP" in which he makes a case that Trump's presidency has shifted public opinion in Democrats' favor while repelling moderate voters from the Republican Party.

"I think what happened going into 2016 is Donald Trump took over the Tea Party base of the party, allied it with evangelicals and took the party to a very extreme end," he said. "I believe... Donald Trump's election will speed the defeat of the Republican Party because of its dominance by the Tea Party and evangelicals, which won't consider compromise, which won't consider a multicultural America in a part of our future. And I also thought it would speed up the resistance and also people's consciousness of what they believe and their values, and all of that has happened."

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