'It was the fart heard round the shire'

By Ruth Kinane
April 05, 2017 at 11:32 AM EDT

It seems like Lord of The Rings has a little in common with Blazing Saddles when it comes to flatulence.

In the exclusive clip from the debut of AMC’s upcoming talk show, Talking with Chris Hardwick, Rings star Elijah Wood recalled a particularly memorable day on location in New Zealand when apparently the Dead Marshes weren’t the only thing making a stink.

“Yeah, so, first day of filming Lord of the Rings, it’s the four hobbits rolling down the hill, landing on the wooded road and then hiding behind the tree as the ringwraith came by,” said Wood. “We did that over the course of two days, and the first thing we did was rolling down the hill and, either on a take or a rehearsal, there was an impact fart.”

While host Chris Hardwick laughed, Wood added: “It was loud and everyone laughed. It was the fart heard round the shire.”

Talking with Chris Hardwick is an extension of Hardwick’s The Walking Dead aftershow, The Talking Dead. Watch the clip above and check out the premiere episode featuring Elijah Wood when it airs Sunday, April 9 at 11 p.m.

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