The best item on last night’s Saturday Night Live menu wasn’t live at all. It was a filmed bit in which freshman host Martin Freeman and Team Michaels mashed up Bilbo Baggins, from The Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings and Tim, from The Office, in an episode of the TV series set in Middle Earth.

The full SNL team — cast, crew, costumes, wigs and make-up — were in top form in this acid-flashback sequence, the highlight of an otherwise mediocre show as the first half of the season winds down.