We haven’t seen Triumph the Insult Comic Dog for quite a while, but Robert Smigel’s puppet pooch has still got it. The cigar-chomping Rottweiler treated Ted Cruz like a fire hydrant on Monday’s “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
Triumph and Smigel spent some time just before Tuesday’s midterm elections down in Texas, where Republican Cruz is defending his Senate seat against Democrat Beto O’Rourke.
Beto’s supporters got hit with a solid Netflix joke, and then another about “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” But Smigel’s actual ire was (predictably) reserved for Cruz and his voters.
Of particular interest to our readers, the conservatives felt Triumph’s wrath via “Duck Dynasty” and “The Shape of Water” jokes.
And then there was the best slight of the day, which also was rooted in entertainment and media.
“I’m not saying Ted Cruz supports racist policies, but he was just given the 9 a.m. hour of the ‘Today’ show,” Triumph told a group of Texans.
For those who have been hibernating since mid-October, that’s a slight at Megyn Kelly losing her NBC morning show after initially defending wearing blackface on Halloween.
Finally, Triumph made his way to the front of the crowd, where he actually got some face time with Cruz himself.
When Cruz told Triumph that it was the Democrats and not the Republicans who had him fixed, Smigel quickly came up with this comeback: “I support spaying and neutering — just like Trump did to you.”
Ouch. Talk about a kick in the …
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