No, we’re not high. We can’t speak for Slate, though:

… long before the release Jackson’s films, there was one musical tribute to rule them all: “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” as performed by Leonard Nimoy on the variety series Malibu U in 1967. In the music video, Nimoy frolics around a beach (presumably located on Spock’s home planet, Vulcan) in full Spock garb, singing lyrics like “Bilbo Baggins / He’s only three feet tall… The bravest little hobbit of them all.”

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