Improvised & Analyzed

Dr. Tompkins’ Case Studies

Brown Snow Speeder Squadron


DIAGNOSIS: Avoidant Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: With the Empire searching the universe to quash any sign of rebellion, the Brown Snowspeeder Squadron has been deployed to a remote and seemingly insignificant frozen planet called Hoth, but pronounced Hoth. Their defense of this communications outpost is allegedly super important, but there don’t seem to be any consequences when the base is destroyed in the movie. Anyway, The Force ain’t strong with these guys, so bear with them as they try their best to fend off the Imperial onslaught with whatever stuff they’ve got in the glove compartments of their snowspeeders.

SEE ALSO:

Brown X-Wing Squadron
Brown B-Wing Squadron
Brown Resistance Squadron

EPISODES: 3:13



The Hollywood Motion Picture Press Association


DIAGNOSIS: Schizoid Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Hollywood Motion Picture Press Association is an international media conglomerate designed to promote, peruse, and provoke the films of today. This assemblage of correspondents use their dubious credentials to ask Hollywood’s biggest stars about their most recent projects as well as their latest poon-tanging partners. Many of them have been trained at the prestigious Dicks Out University! These films aren’t going to promote themselves you worthless bumps!

EPISODES: 3:11



Furniture Dick’s


DIAGNOSIS: Schizotypal Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Furniture Dick’s is the Quad-state area’s first and only place to get sofas, ottomans, sofamans, and ottowomans. And also Sofia, some woman from Ottawa. But wait, you’ll also get dirty looks from the counter girl that is probably wearing too much cheek make-up. Deep discounts, free delivery, and scratch-and-dent deals are common at Furniture Dick’s, where you the customer, gets to barely get out of the store with a shred of your sanity. Let Furniture Dick talk you out of some fine Corinthian leather!

EPISODES: 3:10 / 3:17



The Family Feud


DIAGNOSIS: Histrionic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Premiering in 1976, The Family Feud remains America’s fourth favorite game show! For decades, the Feud has surveyed 100 people, put the top answers on the board, and let family members who can’t stand to look at each other pool their collective knowledge and instinct to win some really semi-fabulous prizes. Catch the Family Feud Fever! (Currently, there is no cure for Family Feud Fever.)

EPISODES: 3:10 / 3:12 / 3:17

EPISODES: The Family Feud



The Leffingwell Grocers


DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Since 1942 BC, your friendly botulism-free food bazaar has been Leffingwell Grocers. Fresh food, reasonable prices, and dick-like customer service are the three reasons people keep coming back to Leffingwell’s. Stop by and try not to lose your damned mind listening to the employees make announcements over the public address system; the one set permanently to a brisk 98db! Thank you for shopping at Leffingwell Grocers!

EPISODES: 3:9 / 3:13

SUPEREGO LIVE: May 3, 2013 • UCB / June 24, 2015 • The Bell House NY

SUPERSHORT: Playlist



Buffum’s Fragrance Counter

Buffum's Fragrance Counter Pic


DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Stroll into Buffum’s. You’ll be greeted by such wonderful smells and aromas and snob-ladies! They will cater to your olfactory bulbs and make catty comments about those horrible shoes you’re wearing, you two-timing, wolf-bearded hussy man. What’s that? You’re a woman? You’ll get no apology, non-shaver.

EPISODES: 3:9 / 3:11 / 3:13 / 3:17 / 4:5

SUPEREGO LIVE: January 17, 2015 • Riot LA



The Amtrak Heartland Flyer


DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Sit back, relax and enjoy the unique scenery unfolding outside the windows of The Amtrak Heartland Flyer, running its 4,618 mile daily round trip between Oklahoma City, Texas and Fort Worth, Texas. With stops along the way in Norman, Purcell, Pauls Valley, Ardmore, and Gainesville, there are thrills and attractions for everyone! The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is the transportation choice for those Americans who are too paranoid to fly, too fat to walk, and too questionable in the credit department to finance a 1993 Mercury Topaz with 179,000 miles on it. Put down your book, turn off your smartphone, and surround yourself in stupid. The Heartland Flyer will have passengers to their destination in just a few hours, but it will feel like a lifetime.

EPISODES: 3:9 / 3:17

SUPEREGO LIVE: May 3, 2013 • UCB / September 27, 2014 • LA Podfest



The Cobblefax Abbey Busalong Ghost Tour


DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: New England’s premiere Yelp-ignored paranormal ghost tour and only winter-operating open-air double-decker bus, Doc Jimmy and Paolo Tibbets have been running this macabre descent into the darker side of New England’s history for the last eight weeks. From young girls buried alive to young boys buried in young girls, Doc and Paolo have a love for all things supernatural. Their shared interests end there. Doc and Paolo began the Cobblefax Abbey Busalong Ghost tour in an attempt to renew their own friendship, and pay off the mountains of debt accrued from the purchase of double-decker busses and paying locals to use their apartments as haunted mansions.

EPISODES: 3:5

SUPEREGO LIVE: June 24, 2015 • The Bell House NY



The Lavergne Family Dinner


DIAGNOSIS: Schizotypal Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Lavergnes haven’t successfully eaten a dinner in fourteen weeks. Try as they might to thank Jesus Christ for the gifts they are about to receive, they just can’t get through to their Lord and savior.

EPISODES: 3:5 / 3:8



Don Dimello

With past collaborators John C. Reilly and Nick Nolte and Andrew Lloyd Webber and H.R. Giger

DIAGNOSIS: Schizoid Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Don Dimello’s theatrical extravaganzas have delighted audiences of all ages, but mostly Greek, raincoated men on dialysis. Dimello is best known for his edgy reinterpretations of classic theatrical works and for adding scantily clad women to plays that may or may not need them. Past productions include Three Sisters (In Bathing Suits and Later Nothing At All), All My Sons (And The Women They’re Poon-tanging), The Importance of Peeing, Earnest, Noises (and Clothing) Off, A Midsummer Night’s Dream About Two Girls Slathered in Chocolate Sauce Going at Each Other, and The Pajama Game. Last spring (break), Mr. Dimello launched his controversial adaptation of Sam Shepard’s True West starring John C. Reilly and Nick Nolte; which is apparently still running at some god-foresaken, ragged-edge-of-nowhere, hole in the ground. He is currently engaged in developing a neo-sci-fi musical, post-apocalyptic, cyber-bullshit production of Hey, Really Giger! with Andrew Lloyd Webber and H.R. Giger.

EPISODES: 3:4 / 3:7 / 3:8 / 4:2

SUPERSHORT: Playlist



The Orchard Glen High School Faculty


DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Orchard Glen High School for girls and boys is one of the largest public high schools in America. It melds methods of education from all walks of life. The school is known for their commitment to excellence, their diverse student body, and their litany of morning school announcements. At times, these bulletins stretch well into third period mandatory shop class. If information is power, then this facility is a bright burning educational bulb.

In addition to a traditional education, Orchard Glen offers a cornucopia of extra-curricular activities, after-school programs, and a wide variety of alternative learning. There is also a strict hiring criteria at Orchard Glen High School. One must have their own transportation.

EPISODES: 3:1 / 3:6 / 3:14

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



The Brownriver Township Survivor’s Club


DIAGNOSIS: Antisocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Brownriver Township Survivor’s Club was not as organized as you might think. In fact it was really an ad-hoc organization thrown together in the last days of 2018. You know, after the global cooling spiraled out of control.

SUPEREGO: BEHIND THE BONUS: SEASON 2: PART 1



The Thorn Christian Fellowship


DIAGNOSIS: Histrionic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Get salvation. Get saved. Get stuffed.

EPISODES:
2:16



Guillermo Lee


DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Guillermo Lee inappropriately helps people act appropriately.

EPISODES:
2:15 / 3:5



Sir Dame Andrew Lloyd Webber


DIAGNOSIS: Histrionic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera. He sometimes gets in on in a Rum Tum Tugger costume.

EPISODES:
2:14 / 2:17 / 3:7



Smithsonian Audio Tours

Smithsonian Audio Tours Pic

DIAGNOSIS: Histrionic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Why not take an educational guided-tour through the hallowed halls of America’s greatest cultural institution? Experience the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain, the picturesque reflections of Ansel Adams, and the plaintive mating whispers of Danielle Steel.

The annals of the Smithsonian run deep and run wide. This continuing series of audio tours will guide visitors through a variety of rarely seen archives and exhibits. Visitors will leave educated, informed, and confused. You’ll come back time and time again for the Smithsonian Audio Tours celebrated exhibits on history, pop culture, and other American bullshit.

EPISODES: 2:14 / 2:17 / 3:2 / 3:4 / 4:6



The Golden Dusk Assisted Living Bingo Club

The Golden Dusk Assisted Living Bingo Club Pic


DIAGNOSIS: Old Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Welcome to the Thunderdome.

EPISODES: 2:12 / 3:6

SUPEREGO LIVE: January 25, 2014 • SF Sketchfest



The Hollywood Golden Guild Awards

The Hollywood Golden Guild Awards Pic


DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Hollywood Golden Guild Awards is a not-for-profit, profit division of the Hollywood Golden Guild Awards.

EPISODES:
2:12 / 4:5



Bruce And Ed with Kit, Klaus, And Xiong

Bruce, Ed, Kit, Klaus & Xiong


DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Bruce ‘The Throat’ Hume and Ed ‘The Inflection’ Olivas are proud to be joined by Kit ‘The Lullaby’ Le Fevre, Klause ‘The Glottis’ Hergesheimer, and Xiong ‘The Diphthong’ Wong for this very special endtimes commercial.

EPISODES:
2:11



Nathan The Silverback Gorilla

Nathan The Silverback Gorilla


DIAGNOSIS: Antisocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Extracted from the wild jungles of Borneo, Nathan the Silverback Gorilla was thrust into the blinding limelight of celebrity. He resents the world. You would too.

EPISODES:
2:11