I never made the connection. I realized how attentive Bofur was to Bilbo, but I never connected it with Bilbo asking for him. This is awesome<<it's in the book that Bofur was the first one to become fond of Bilbo.
"That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!" This was one of my FAVORITE parts of the book and it totally made the movie for me! If the movie had ended there, I would have been happy, because that was hands-down one of the best musical numbers ever done on screen.