Because it's hard to fit a Great Wyrm on stage, yo.

Seriously, I can't even find the words to describe how much I love this. Smaug was my favorite part of The Hobbit (the book), as well as The Desolation of Smaug. And the fact that uber-Tolkien-nerd Stephen Colbert was able to arrange this interaction is nothing short of amazing. I feel like all of my molecules are going to explode into micro-squees.

And here's the Comedy Central video:

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