Triumph the Insult Dog - Black,
cigar-smoking Toy Rottweiler hand puppet seen on comedy
spots on the talk show LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN/NBC/1993+.
Host Conan O'Brien described the character as an immigrant with the
voice of a Ukranian woman who made his way to the Borsch Belt in the
Catskills. Initially Triumph insulted Conan, but eventually his
sharp-tongued blue barbs branched out to the guests on the program.
Triumph claims to have been around since the 1950s appearing on such
classic shows as THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW and THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW.
In later years, Triumph appeared on HOLLYWOOD SQUARES and on
the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, where one year he almost came to blows
with Eminem for insulting the white hip-hop rapper star.
Brought to life by puppeteer-writer Robert Smigel, Conan's degrading dog (once identified on the show as a Yugoslavian
mountain hound) first compliments a person and then mocks them with
his trademark put-down "For me to POOP on!" He "pooped on"
(figuratively only) such celebrities as John Tesh, Pauly Shore,
Triumph's father is a Toy Rottweiler who sang in Yiddish
Theaters. His mother is an Afghan who looks exactly like
Celine Dion. Triumph also mentioned that he was part Yugoslavian
In 1999, Triumph conducted a tour of Hollywood by bus and visited
the Hollywood Wax Museumthe sight of many, many stars “for me to
POOP on!” While there, he left a turd at the feet of David
Hasselhoff‘s figure and humped the wax displays of both Benji and
Toto from The Wizard of Oz. He also told one of the Asian
people on the tour “Do you know how I know you’re Chinese?...Because
YOU ATE MY DAD!”
When Triumph reported from the
Westminster Dog Show (WKC) he called all the dog's "bitches" and
humped every canine in sight.
In 2006, Triumph's CD, ''Come Poop With Me,'' was nominated for a
Grammy Award, in the category Best Comedy Album. When asked about
his credibility as a rapper, Triumph said: "Snoop Dogg...Please,
please. I'm the real dog. You know. Snoop Dogg. Triumph. We can both
rap, but only one of us can lick our balls."
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