Smaug destroys 'The Colbert Report'

December 12, 2014 7:02 PM

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In its final days, "The Colbert Report" is getting creative with its guest bookings. The Grim Reaper, or "Grimmy," is expected to be the final guest on Dec. 18, but on Thursday, Colbert played host to an even more unusual fictional creation, Smaug the fire-breathing dragon from the "Hobbit" movies.

Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch and animated by the visual-effects people from Weta Digital, the dragon made a dramatic appearance into the "Report" studio, appearing to burst through a wall and intimidate Colbert with his size and fury. He even left the studio in a burning shambles when he departed.

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