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October 22, 2004 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Conan follows John Stewart: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog conducts interviews in Spin Alley.
posted by Tlogmer (26 comments total)
BitTorrent anyone?
posted by Outlawyr at 12:30 PM on October 22, 2004

"I think Bush would appeal more to women. Because he's a douche."

posted by fungible at 12:40 PM on October 22, 2004

"Ralph Reed reeks of Bush more than a k.d. lang mosh pit"

And all the wisecracks on Begala. That was pure gold. Great to see Conan doing good work again (have you seen the tech support movie?)
posted by mathowie at 12:46 PM on October 22, 2004

oh man, I haven't laughed this hard since grandma jammed her tits in the mangle.
"Karl Rove! You're Bush's brain? I would've expected a much smaller man."
posted by mr.marx at 12:47 PM on October 22, 2004

Comedy gold. Any chance of sending Triumph to the UK (if he can bear six months in quarantine)
posted by dodgygeezer at 1:08 PM on October 22, 2004

Brilliant. Are people finally getting the point that the mainstream media is a dismal failure? This vicious (and it is vicious; there's nothing friendly about this) mockery has been richly deserved.

-- You're insulting me and you've got a hand up your butt?
-- And you don't?
posted by mr_roboto at 1:10 PM on October 22, 2004

It's good to laugh.
posted by oncogenesis at 1:17 PM on October 22, 2004

"No self respecting man would come to an event like this and prop up a puppet. Except for Dick Cheney."

Very very funny-thanks.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 1:22 PM on October 22, 2004

It seemed that the crossfire liberal (Begala?) was a pretty good sport - he stood around and guffawed at the insults like Bon Jovi did when Triump attacked them.

But the bashing on Ralph Reed and Karl Rove - classic stuff.
posted by rks404 at 1:23 PM on October 22, 2004

The bit on The Daily Show a couple days ago was hilarious, too, the one where Ed Helms went to Spin Alley.
posted by The God Complex at 1:24 PM on October 22, 2004

I loved it when Helms fell to the floor and lay there, occassionally weakly asking for help. He was completely ignored, except for a camera operator who approached after a bit and began casually filming him.
posted by mr_roboto at 1:37 PM on October 22, 2004

Until I find a working link I'll just keep looking at this thing in a bag. Pretty cool, huh?
posted by ae4rv at 1:42 PM on October 22, 2004

More mirrors here. (via Wonkette)
posted by mr_roboto at 1:48 PM on October 22, 2004

That was hilarious, every second of it. Just to echo praise and astonishment, I can't believe he heckled Rove and made the Pole-up-the-ass joke to Reed.
posted by Peter H at 2:15 PM on October 22, 2004

I haven't gotten any mirrors to work, but there is a torrent of the entire show here. I'm downloading it now, so I can't vouch for its quality yet.
posted by Turd Furguson at 2:39 PM on October 22, 2004

Lovely, thanks.
posted by kavasa at 2:47 PM on October 22, 2004

Actually if you listen closely, I think maybe some jokes were dubbed in at the studio, after the fact.

Is it just me or did Triumph's voice change slightly sometimes? Like the part with the bush woman. The joke about Arafat sounds totally different.

(and I changed the link to a mirror at iFilm, which works)
posted by mathowie at 2:49 PM on October 22, 2004

They may think they can spin Stewart, but everyone knows they can't spin Triumph.

The sheer elegance of calling Rove fat and W stupid in one line was stunning.
posted by psmealey at 2:54 PM on October 22, 2004

You're probably right skallas, I bet they were overdubbed so the audience could hear them. I trust they didn't add jokes in the process.
posted by mathowie at 3:22 PM on October 22, 2004

That one woman was relentless. "Thank you for your time. Have a safe trip back to Stepford."
posted by kirkaracha at 3:52 PM on October 22, 2004

"Bush did well tonight. I liked the strategy of replacing stuttering with stammering."
posted by kirkaracha at 3:56 PM on October 22, 2004

And I thought those guys from Crossfire went straight home after the debates...
posted by romanb at 5:51 PM on October 22, 2004

so no torrent files on this?(ifilm is killing me slowly)
posted by wuakeen at 6:39 PM on October 22, 2004

Here is the Ed Helms clip.
posted by Alison at 7:20 PM on October 22, 2004

Thanks for this. I haven't laughed like that in a while.
posted by bashos_frog at 8:55 AM on October 23, 2004


There were plans for a film involving Triumph roasting RNC attendees and protestors, but I don't think anything's come of it yet. I was the helpless victim of a conversation that started with welfare--"Do you support handouts?"--and ended with "So if this man [my 17-year-old friend] had nothing, would you give him a handjob?"

The guy behind Triumph is just as you'd expect--a grouchy asshole being fed funny lines--but the execution is brilliant. Stepford....
posted by hippugeek at 3:24 PM on October 23, 2004

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