So you are a human who is looking forward to ‘Star Wars: the Last Jedi’ coming to theaters this week, we continue our march to it with the more demented pieces of the galaxy far, far away.
Say what you want about the fandom of a big sci-fi series like ‘Star Wars’, the nerdy hoards that have made it what it is into such a success, are ripe for parody. That was never more obvious when Triumph the Insult Comic Dog of ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ fame roasted fans waiting outside for the NYC premiere of the ‘Attack of the Clones’ in 2002. It stands the test of time as one of the funniest remote comedy sketches of all time on any late night show.
Robert Smigel, the comedy writer who voices ‘Triumph’ told iO9 about the memorable sketch and why it worked to target Star Wars fans for comedy gold. “It’s still the Triumph sketch I hear the most about and I’d say it’s still the best…The simplest explanation is that it features the funniest straight men Triumph’s ever encountered. So you’re laughing not only at the jokes but the faces, the costumes and commitment. There’s so much to enjoy.” said Smigel.
Here are outtakes that didn’t make the cut of the original that aired on NBC.