December 12, 2014 12:16 PM EST

Over the years The Colbert Report has hosted some pretty stellar guests but few if any rival the awesomeness of Thursday night’s interview with The Last Great Fire Drake of the Third Age, Smaug, the dragon from The Hobbit movies.

Tolkien superfan Colbert, whose show ends Dec. 18, pointed out to his guest that they have a couple things in common.

“We both live in gated communities and we’re both fiscal conservatives who sleep on giant piles of gold,” Colbert said.

Smaug agrees. We also learn Smaug is a Rand Paul supporter—no response yet from the Kentucky Senator and likely presidential candidate on his latest high-profile endorsement.

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