Saturday, July 3, 2010
Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog is a character puppet best known for mocking celebrities.
Triumph was identified in the early appearances as a Yugoslavian Mountain Hound,
hence his distinct Eastern European accent
(although Triumph himself insists it is a regular "dog accent").
As his name indicates, Triumph's comedic style is almost exclusively insult comedy.
Triumph often puffs a cigar, which usually falls out of his mouth when he starts talking.
Triumph is performed by comedian Robert Smigel.
He debuted in 1997 on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien
and also appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien from time to time.
In one memorable segment,
Triumph interviewed Star Wars fans
waiting in line for the theatrical premiere of Attack of the Clones.
In that segment, Triumph met Blackwolf the Dragonmaster
(who calls himself "New York's unofficial wizard").
Originally visiting the lineup to "pay his respect" to the Star Wars fans,
Blackwolf was spotted by Triumph and cited as being "a geek from another dimension".
Approaching Blackwolf, Triumph quickly associated him as being part of
the Lord of the Rings fan base (based on Blackwolf's fantasy costume) and then asked,
"Have you ever talked to a woman without having to give your credit card number?"
Triumph then pitted a Star Wars fan (in full Jedi costume)
in a mock duel against Blackwolf and stated that the winner would be declared the "über-dork". Another moment involved a pregnant Star Wars fan who was also waiting in line.
When told of the baby's expected due date,
Triumph responded, "that's the last time he (the baby) will see female genitalia."
Later, while talking to a fan dressed in full Darth Vader regalia,
Triumph directs his attention to the buttons on his chest and remarked,
"Which one of these calls your parents to pick you up?"
Eventually irritated by the Star Wars cosplay activity,
Triumph concludes his day at the Star Wars lineup
by summoning "Angry" Spock (another Late Night with Conan O'Brien character).
Dressed as the Vulcan character Spock (from the Star Trek franchise)
and possessing a quiet demeanor, "Angry Spock"
promptly and silently proceeds down the lineup and nonchalantly gives everyone the finger.
The segment was shown as part of a series
of Late Night with Conan O'Brien Best-Ofs during the final two weeks of that show's run.
Graff Wars coming to a book store near you September 2010
Weekend fun part 1; Real People With Star Wars -Like Names
Weekend fun part 2; The angry conductor
Weekend fun part 3; Revok is very remorseful
Weekend fun part 4; Product placement
Weekend fun part 5; Jean Claude Van Damme´s scene in Breakin´
Weekend fun part 6; Lorenzo Lamas AKA Chilly D in Body Rock (1984)
Weekend fun part 7; This or that? (Black Sheep KIA Soul commercial)
Weekend fun part 8; Kermit the Frog and Cookie Monster Learn How to Rap
Weekend fun part 9; Darth Vader & Yoda recording voices for TomTom GPS devices
Weekend fun part 10; Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog mocks Star Wars fans.
Weekend fun part 11; Star Wars meets Gangster Rap
Weekend fun part 12; Jabba the fucking HAT!
Weekend fun part 13;
Classic Robot Chicken
(Arkhum Asylum Shawshank Redemption/Batman & Joker)
Weekend fun part 14;
All of Chewbacca's Dialogue from "Star Wars" by Doug Savage
Weekend fun part 15;
Antoine Dodson and his Bed Intruder song
Weekend fun part 16;
If your teacher corrected graffiti (Reas AOK/RIS)
Weekend fun part 17; Tauntaun Sleeping Bag
Weekend fun part 18; Star Wars Halloween costumes
Weekend fun part 19; LEGO® Star Wars™: Bombad Bounty
Weekend fun part 20; Vanilla Ice says...
Weekend fun part 21; Dogs That Look Like Chewbacca
Weekend fun part 22;
Kenny Keil’s; rappers who need to be seen in a comic book
Weekend fun part 23; Kanye West's Most Ridiculous On-Air Moments
Weekend fun part 24; “Family Guy: It’s A Trap!”
Weekend fun part 25; El Barto will never stop writing
Have a nice weekend ;)