The most unholy of characters from the Conan O’Brien show, this rubber dog has reallytaken on a life of his own. You either love this guy, or you can’t stand him. Me, I’m still laughingas I try to write this review. Included in this compilation are such routines as the controversialQuebec City visit, and Triumph’s appearance on The Hollywood Squares. Extremely rude andnasty, but quite appallingly funny too.
The 2.0 audio is certainly adequate …o getting the job done. There is at least one momentwhere Triumph’s voice goes surround on us, but generally the voices are free of distortion orerrors. Surround is limited, but this isn’t the kind of release that could possibly do much withthat capability.
The fullscreen image is sharp, especially by TV release standards. The colours, blacks andcontrasts are very good. There is a tiny bit of grain now and then, but hardly enough to spoilthings, and there is no visible edge enhancement.
More Triumph bits in the extras. “Extra Poop” has more routines broken down into threecategories: “Triumph at Home” (his first appearance on Conan, a “Guest Insult Montage” [whichsadly leaves out some of the choicer attacks on Fabio], and Triumph’s press conference aboutthe Pets.Com suit against him), “Triumph on Location” (five more remote reports) and “TriumphProductions” (“A Couple of Mutts: The Conan/Triumph Sitcom,” “The Triumph ChristmasSpecial” and “8 Nipples”). “More Poop Than Is Necessary” has four outtakes (including Quebecand Bon Jovi bits), the “Come Poop with Me” TV spot and the “I Keed” music video (whichmust be a classic of its kind). The menu’s main screen and intro are animated and scored.
I can’t think of anything to add that doesn’t involve bad poop jokes. For Conan fans, this isan essential disc.
Special Features List
- Triumph’s First Appearance
- Guest Insult Montage
- Triumph’s Pets.Com Press Conference
- Triumph On Location
- Triumph Productions
- “I Keed” Music Video
- “Come Poop with Me” TV Spot