He was also sued by Pets.com
over remarks he made on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
. Smigel (rightly in my opinion) claimed that Pets.com ripped him off, because they used a sock puppet
dog in their commercials that was very much like Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog
Smigel also now has a very funny show on Comedy Central called TV Funhouse. Today's Christmas episode included animal puppets of all types snorting Christmas spirit off a mirror in the form of a powder.
And as a side note, I think Pets.com is out of business. Smigel laughs last I guess.