These People
June 4, 2002 12:54 PM   Subscribe

These People are not actors - they are actual people waiting to see a movie.
posted by GernBlandston (28 comments total)
woah - that was a 17MB file I couldn't see, almost crashed my glorious mac.
posted by folktrash at 12:56 PM on June 4, 2002

Saw this far, one of the funniest Conan bits I've ever seen. Triumph is such a bastard. I highly recommend everyone take the time to download this. It is definitely worth it.
posted by BlueTrain at 12:57 PM on June 4, 2002

[this is good]

Somebody was going to say it...
posted by turaho at 1:03 PM on June 4, 2002

[this is good]

For me to poop on.

posted by BlueTrain at 1:04 PM on June 4, 2002

I remember a line like that from a Family Guy episode. I assume it didn't start there. Care to enlighten me on the source?

Slow day at the office and all...
posted by Cyrano at 1:09 PM on June 4, 2002

That clip is extremely funny. I do raise my eyebrows at a 17MB file as an FPP, but whatever.

"Now, the most sacred part of the marriage ceremony: the hitting of the plastic toys."
posted by starvingartist at 1:16 PM on June 4, 2002

Cyrano: Triumph is a pooch handpuppet whose schtick is insulting people in man-in-the-street interviews. His catchphrase "for me to poop on" works sorta the way NOT used to: "This is a great place... (NOT!) (for me to poop on!)"
posted by nikzhowz at 1:32 PM on June 4, 2002

Go to Ifilm and do a search on Triumph. They have 2 shorts. The Bon Jovi is highly recommended.
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 1:34 PM on June 4, 2002

best line of the clip:

"it'll be the last time he sees female genitalia"
posted by stifford at 1:36 PM on June 4, 2002

I've never been to one of those MeFi parties. Is it anything like this? Do people act out scenes from old threads?
posted by Faze at 1:37 PM on June 4, 2002

I wasn't able to view this at work, but I did see the Bon Jovi segment at Ifilm and I just about laughed 'til I pooped.

btw, Bon Jovi deserve praise for being such great sports about it. Can't imagine many other rock bands putting up with something like that.
posted by groundhog at 1:41 PM on June 4, 2002

this was definately the most funny conan bit I have ever seen, I always talked about it after I saw it.. it was the best!
posted by yevge at 2:25 PM on June 4, 2002

I still prefer Slim Organbody with Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa from about 8 years ago or so, but that's just me.

Anybody remember when tried to sue Robert Smeigel (creator of Triumph and the TV Funhouse cartoons on SNL), saying that Triumph was a rip-off of their sock puppet? The stench of desperation was heavy in the air. I do have to admit, it was a novel way to try to raise funds...
posted by shecky57 at 2:43 PM on June 4, 2002

Which one of these buttons calls your parents to come pick you up??
posted by uftheory at 2:44 PM on June 4, 2002

For those interested, Something Awful had a bizarre/semi-pathetic phone conversation with the guy who calls himself "Dragon Master" in the Conan clip.

By the way, his site is here. (The google cache, to avoid immediately flooding him to death.)
posted by Danelope at 3:22 PM on June 4, 2002

Um, it's considered polite to point out that you're linking to something streaming or Very, Very Large.
posted by dhartung at 3:41 PM on June 4, 2002

OMG that was funny. I loved the "Seriously, have you ever talked to a woman without giving her a credit card number first?" Bwhahahahaha.
posted by dejah420 at 3:58 PM on June 4, 2002

"Here's a spoiler: You will die alone."

Ohhhh, man...pure comedy.
posted by brittney at 4:38 PM on June 4, 2002

"...and which one of these buttons calls your parents to pick you up?"
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 5:18 PM on June 4, 2002

His bit on Hollywood Squares -- what stoned producer booked him for that one? -- was almost as good:

Triumph (to Kathy Lee Gifford): Hey, Kathy Lee? You know what me and Regis both have in common?

Kathy Lee, with a painfully applied smile that speaks volumes: No, Triumph...

Triumph: Last year, we both got rid of our bitches.

Gold, pure gold...
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 5:24 PM on June 4, 2002

another link, perhaps a bit faster:
posted by grabbingsand at 5:36 PM on June 4, 2002

turaho: Do not forget the first rule.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 5:49 PM on June 4, 2002

[this is good]
posted by tranquileye at 7:06 PM on June 4, 2002

Triumph is pretty much a direct rip-off of 'Ed the Sock Puppet' from some forgotten Canadian show way back when, I reckon.

But he is about 17 million times funnier (no really, I counted). All hail the sock puppet!

(For me to poop on.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:13 PM on June 4, 2002

Ed the Sock is pretty good, but this guy is just amazing in comparison. Wow. How did he get away with that Hollywood Squares bit?? Oy.
posted by Succa at 8:00 PM on June 4, 2002

i thought hollywood squares was scripted? oh well... this was VERY hilarious.. there were very few insults i didn't laugh at, however mean they were.
posted by lotsofno at 10:30 PM on June 4, 2002

i found myself trying to remember what the hell han solo was frozen in, so it was hilarious when he said "no, the correct answer is 'who gives a shit?'"

great clip, and i noticed that the fans took it all in good humor. i think it's fantastic that people dressed up like that. hey, they may be nerds but they're a hell of a lot more interesting than a bunch of brokers at happy hour. well, at least for the first 5 minutes ;-)
posted by witchstone at 8:07 AM on June 5, 2002

Oh dearie me, hilarious stuff - up there with Dennis Pennis or Ali G at his best :)
posted by Mossy at 8:30 AM on June 5, 2002

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