Improvised & Analyzed

Case Studies

Reach For The Stars with Reid and Ryleigh Cooper

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DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Reid and Ryleigh Cooper are coming to your town! From the opening donut seminar to the closing prayer pyramid, Reid and Ryleigh are going to help you make the changes you need to make to be a better you in just one American long weekend! Straight talk from one of America’s finest motivation duos is what you’re going to get at one of the Reach For The Stars self-reclamation seminars! Stand up and take back the you that you’ve always been but didn’t know you were, and then change that you into a totally different new you full of self-worth, self-esteem, and self-confusion. You’ll long for the you you used to be!

SUPEREGO LIVE: February 7, 2015 • SF Sketchfest

John Hurt

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DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: John Hurt is a wonderful character actor, and has graced many a franchise with his talents; Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin to name a few. Hurt also portrayed The Elephant Man. What more do you need to know?

EPISODES: Superego Cinema: Alien

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott

DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Ridley Scott has directed classic films such as Alien, Blade Runner, and his name is pronounced RAAAAAAAAABlllll SKIiiiinCH.

EPISODES: Superego Cinema: Alien

The Complete Woman


DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: It’s 1962. Do you know where your husband is? The tides are changing for American housewives and divorce is on the rise. Love and marriage expert Marabel May wants to save your marriage! Her acclaimed book ‘The Complete Woman!’ has taken the nation by storm! Now, the audio companion to her #1 best seller is available on vinyl for your listening pleasure. Marabel’s twelve step ‘Complete Woman’ program has already saved over 100 marriages in the continental United States and four in American Samoa! Marabel will improve your marriage or your husband’s money back. She guarantees it!


Shootout at the O.K. Corral Stunt Spectacular

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DIAGNOSIS: Anitsocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Earps, Doc Holiday, and the Clanton gang clash at The O.K. Corral in an less-than-OK stunt experience. Due to the high price of blanks, the show now uses live ammunition! See history sort of unfold right before your eyes!


Brown Resistance Squadron

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DIAGNOSIS: Avoidant Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Try to keep up, Dantari-toucher. After a few decades, The Empire rebranded, called themselves The First Order, decided to put their previous Death Stars under a magnifying glass, and now they have a planet that shoots light or some shit. Because everyone deserves a fresh coat of paint, The Rebellion is now The Resistance and they’re not going to put up with this, which is irrelevant, because the Brown Resistance Squadron is about as useful as a Hutt in a Dagobah pole vaulting contest.


Brown X-Wing Squadron
Brown Snowspeeder Squadron
Brown B-Wing Squadron


The Doom Room

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DIAGNOSIS: Antisocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Doom Room is an interactive horror escape experience that will test your resolve, bend your mind, and touch you gently when no one’s looking. Work as a team to solve mildly complex puzzles and riddles covered in party store cobwebs. Move with purpose through the labyrinth of broken dreams and obviously fake surgery implements. Steel your nerves as your mental stress levels increase because of rubber spiders and a high school dropout in fishnets and an alien mask pointing a strobe light at your group. Deys no exscape from The Doom Room.


Peter Mayhew


DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Man, Peter Mayhew will tell you some stories. And then tell you them again. But one little known fact is that Mayhew himself is actually from the Wookie home world of Kashyyyk. Wow, life is stranger than fiction, man.

EPISODES: Superego Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back

Superego Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back


AVAILABLE ON HOWL.FM. Use promo code SUPEREGO for a free one month trial.

COMMENTARY BY: Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Peter Mayhew, (Chewbacca) and director Irvin Kershner.

WITH: Musical Specialist James Bladon, Dr. Matt Gourley, and Dr. Jeremy Carter.

NOTE: This commentary was done with the original version of The Empire Strikes Back but can still play along nicely with the other special editions and various abominations.

RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2015

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Alec Guinness


DIAGNOSIS: Antisocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Alec Guinness spent years in the theater, learning the finer points of elocution, diction, speech, character-interpretation, fencing, movement, and projection only to squander it all on some space opera nobody saw. Start Wars, or something. I don’t know, it’s a shame.

EPISODES: Superego Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back

Antiques Roadsale

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DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Antiques Roadsale is a harrowing voyage through the junk in America’s trunk. Our show travels the hills and dales of this great country, assessing and appraising marvels of patina-spackled history, Cobweb-covered memories, and things that just look like Civil War commuter mugs or some shit. Join us as we place absolutely arbitrary monetary value on heirlooms, artifacts, and garage sale horsefeathers. The Antiques Roadsale will be in your town soon, peeking under grandpa’s bed for some dusty olds and telling you what you could get for it. (Probably a Victorian claw-job.)


The Legion of Doom

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DIAGNOSIS: Antisocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Led by criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, The Legion of Doom is a criminal syndicate hell-bent on destroying the venerable and beloved Superfriends. Turns out, they’ve tried just about everything. Seriously. They’re open to just about any idea at this point. Membership standards are at an all-time low, so if you’re looking for a fun yet fruitless way to spend a few hours per week trying to end the lives of nearly invincible demigods dedicated to truth and justice with a near certainty of serious personal injury or even death, then The Legion of Doom might just be the ill-managed organization for you! Recruitment sessions happen every Wednesday starting at 5:30pm at the bulbous black metal dome down in the algae-slathered sinkhole behind the hardware store.

EPISODES: 4:4 / 4:5

Reverend Parsimony

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DIAGNOSIS: Paranoid Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Each Sunday, Reverend Parsimony wakes up with the dawn, runs a cold comb through his rich, cloud-white hair, and marches down to the local parish to proselytize to a handful of absolute sinners. Wherever he goes, he warns townsfolk of the dangers of perdition with an awkward turn of phrase and a slight stutter. His fear-based old testament preaching style is the basis of his many self-published religious pamphlets including God Sword, A Guide To Hell’s Hot Wallpapers, and Say Your Prayers and Pray your Stairs.


SUPEREGO LIVE: September 27, 2014 • LA Podfest / February 7, 2015 • SF Sketchfest



DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: PumpTV provides a much not-needed advertainment to gas station patrons around the United States. This is not your father’s gas station monitor garbage! The volume is all the way up and the information is as useless as a possible! Allow us to pollute your mind with short video blasts designed to waste your time, sap your energy, and test your very will to live! Go screw a wall socket!


SUPEREGO LIVE: January 17, 2015 • Riot LA

Listening To Looks At Books

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DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: In 1989, Robert Crouj¢∞¶ᵃ∏ and a small group of friends started a book club which blossomed into the widely lauded National Public Radio program Listening To Looks At Books. What began as a frank discussion of literary releases has slowly atrophied into a tyrannical roundtable of utter nonsense. Authors pray to the paper gods that their books will not be the subject of the next, or any, episode.


SUPEREGO LIVE: January 17, 2015 • Riot LA / February 7, 2015 • SF Sketchfest / June 24, 2015 • The Bell House, Brooklyn, New York

The Swampbucklers Stunt Spectacular

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DIAGNOSIS: Histrionic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Based loosely on the Broadway theatre flop of the same title, The Swampbucklers Stunt Spectacular is the gold standard of theme park stunt entertainment. Now in its 34th fun-filled season, this 8 minute show packs punches, thrills, spills, pyrotechnics and all the reclaimed non-potable water you can catch in your overpriced poncho, into one action-packed fuckfest. 21 Days without an accident!


The Gorsock Murder Tour

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DIAGNOSIS: Schizotypal Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: In 1973, a mysterious, gruesome, and still unsolved murder occurred in the mansion of Harley Gorsock, noted philanthropist and alleged inventor of the bicycle tire. Then again, in 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990-1996, 1997, 2000, 2002 and probably in 2005, more mysterious, gruesome, and still unsolved murders occurred. The Gorsock Mansion, now inhabited by Miss Ursula Mädchen, has attracted unwanted notoriety as the top American tourist destination for people who would like to see a place where countless mysterious, gruesome, and still unsolved murders have occurred. The tours are not sanctioned by the city or state, nor are they allowed by law, as local and federal police are still searching for evidence. Closed Mondays.


SUPEREGO LIVE: January 17, 2015 • Riot LA

Cardinal Volpe’s Audio Mass

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DIAGNOSIS: Histrionic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Too busy to atone for your sins? No problem! With the convenience of Cardinal Volpe’s Audio Mass, you can give glory to God on the go. Praise his holy name while driving, while working out at the gym, or while sinning. Now available for Zune!


The Jagged Stone Forest Rangers

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DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The friendly forest rangers at Jagged Stone National Park are not friendly. They are barely forest rangers. Their training is minimal and their contact with other human beings is purposefully limited. If you are hoping that they’ll lead you to that path where you can hike up to Victory-Slice Point to watch the sunset, you might as well buy a nice picture postcard in the gift shop, send it to yourself COD, and hop back in your Nissan Fuckyou, greenhorn.


The Boys of Cell Block C

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DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: La Follette Federal Penitentiary is one of the toughest and most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, and most certainly Canada so keep your head on a swivel, rook. But only the toughest of the roughest get sent to Cell Block C. These inmates are subject to harsh conditions, brutal over-crowding, and a strict 10pm ‘lights-out’ policy. Watch your back, fresh meat. There’s a sharpened toothbrush handle with your name on it. Literally. Caligraphy-Dan does them for a hobby. But still, snitches get stitches, moochers get sutures, and chiselers get Twizzlers (in exchange for cigarettes).


SUPEREGO LIVE: January 17, 2015 • Riot LA / February 7, 2015 • SF Sketchfest

Ian Fleming

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DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Ian Fleming is a British author best known for his children’s story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He allegedly wrote some spy crap as well.


Pamela Mills Portrait Studios

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DIAGNOSIS: Schizoid Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Pamela Mills Photo Studio is a registered tornado shelter and photography studio for children, adults, and some olds. The team at Pamela Mills can provide photography for proms, weddings, funerals, funeral-weddings, birthdays, baptisms, Tuesdays with Morrie, and just about any occasion you can think up! Closed on Sundays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4 for floor-to-ceiling bleach-downs.


Neko Case

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DIAGNOSIS: Delusional Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Alt-country songstress Neko Case and regular-country songstress Shunt McGuppin once joined forces to make an album of duets entitled (by Shunt) ‘Two-ets.’ They got about this far.


The Whittwood Branch Public Library

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DIAGNOSIS: Antisocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Whittwood Branch Public Library is a fortress of knowledge, held hostage by tyrannical overlord/librarian Galen Tuolomne and his menagerie of homeless minions. They are sworn to protect Whittier’s ancient tomes and hallowed scrippage. Established, 1981.