QuickClick: Gary Busey Reveals Unknown "Secrets" About Hobbits
01.15.13 by Ryan
Even though J.R.R. Tolkien first wrote The Hobbit in 1939 and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, director Peter Jackson's first installment of his three-part adaptation of the novel, opened just last month, there still is plenty of things fans may not know about Hobbits. For instance, you may know that Hobbits like to work in fours, but did you know that Hobbits hail from "Little Earth?" Or that they like to make necklaces out of cockroaches?
These are just a few facts compiled by actor Gary Busey, who made a video (via io9) discussing Tolkien's creation while comfortably resting on a hillside. Busey's insights are interesting, and certainly will be new to Tolkien scholars, who may be able to help Busey better understand male/female Hobbit "apparatuses" — the one area of Hobbit lore that Busey confesses to be confused about.
Before you doubt the accuracy of Busey's statements, we should note that he may have some insider knowledge. After all, Busey's son, Jake Busey, co-starred in Jackson's 1996 comedy-horror movie The Frighteners.