Improvised & Analyzed

Case Studies

Princess Pomegranate Singles Cruise


DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: All aboard! The Princess Pomegranate Singles Cruise is a safe place for men and women of legal boning age to go ahead and get funky with a couple strangers out there in Poseidon’s paradise. You’ll enjoy a sumptuous buffet with cuisine from around the world, a casino with exhilarating games of chance, and a smorgasbord of poon and peen. Go ahead, indulge! This summer, we’re dropping our anchor in some strange waters, so why don’t you do the same. Princess Pomegranate!

EPISODES: 3:15



Brown B-Wing Squadron


DIAGNOSIS: Avoidant Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: After striking back, the Empire has rebuilt the Death Star! Kind of. But this time they have surrounded it with a spaceship-proof shield. A band of Rebels consisting of Mon Calamari, Sullustans, and other humanoid species with HORRID deformities unite together to wipe out Emperor Palpatine’s second pet project (third if you count his attempt to make the ‘living room tie together’). Listen in as these poor imbeciles hurdle themselves at a big metal ball like so many bugs to a zapper.

SEE ALSO:

Brown X-Wing Squadron
Brown Snowspeeder Squadron
Brown Resistance Squadron
Brown Bomber Squadron

EPISODES: 3:15



Don Pardo


DIAGNOSIS: Histrionic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: A stalwart of voiceover, announcements, and liquid U’s, Don Pardo has been borderline shouting the names of funny people for 412 years.

EPISODES: 3:14



History Lane with Gale Jerns


DIAGNOSIS: Avoidant Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Sifting and winnowing through the vast gulch of history, Gail Jerns dirties his hands with the fascinating relics of the American past. His keen insights on our nation’s luminaries are revered by historians everywhere. Gail also reeks of butterscotch liqueur and had his last bath when he was digging quarters out of a fountain down by the slap factory.

EPISODES: 3:14



G.I. Joe


DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: When the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, FBI, CIA, ATF, Local Police, Army Reserves, and Boy Scout Troop 140 aren’t enough to stop the impending terror of COBRA, G.I. Joe is there. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle. The other half is experience. The other half after that is luck. And honest to God, the remaining other half is taking a bath with some candles once a week. Can you believe that? Anyway, yo Joe!

EPISODES: 3:14 / 3:17 / 5:1

SUPEREGO LIVE: May 3, 2013 • UCB / January 25, 2014 • SF Sketchfest / September 27, 2014 • LA Podfest / September 14, 2018 • London Podcast Festival

SUPERSHORT: G.I. Joe



Sue Grafton


DIAGNOSIS: Scizoid Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: M is for Master. Master of mystery. Make sure to have a copy of how to play casino written by Sue Grafton to become a master in gambling casino. Sue Grafton has mesmerized readers everywhere with her page turning whodunits. With books widely available in grocery stores and airport giftshops, Sue went and alphabetized crime for everyone! And they said it shouldn’t be done!

EPISODES: 3:14



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
Brown Bomber Squadron

EPISODES: 3:13



Skingloss Magazine


DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Skingloss Magazine is the world’s 307th most recognized beauty magazine. Modern ladies love Skingloss Magazine for articles on beauty tips, gossip quips, and penile grips. Let clap-addled Billy Danoway guide you through the world of beauty and fashion!

EPISODES: 3:12



Brown X-Wing Squadron


DIAGNOSIS: Avoidant Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: When the Empire descends upon the oppressed citizens of the outer rim, a small team of brave rebels rises up to defend the defenseless. The Brown X-Wing Squadron are not these men. They’re no-thumbs and all-dumbs. These nerf-herders are lucky to pull the tits off a Gundark let alone save the universe from the formidable power of the Dark Side. Tip your Bactatenders, I’m outta here.

SEE ALSO:

Brown Snowspeeder Squadron
Brown B-Wing Squadron
Brown Resistance Squadron
Brown Bomber Squadron

EPISODES: 3:11 / 3:17



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 / 5:4



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 / November 11, 2017 • 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



Copeland’s Down Home Health Stop


DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Due to the current economic downturn and rampant southern fatricide™, Copeland’s Truck Stop is going through a bold rebranding process. Once home to the mammoth Lumberjack Pancake Tower™, the Wettest Pork Chop In The West and of course, Mama Copeland’s Famous Milkfed Pie, Copeland’s Down Home Health Stop is now the place to get skinny. With that comes all the lack of excitement and non-thrills you’d expect with drinking breakfast, lunch, and dinner through a straw. Pull up a booth and choose from one of two meals on Copeland’s new anti-expanded menu. Bon appetit!

EPISODES: 3:9



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



Rockstone Investments


DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: When you require a personal investment company that is sound, secure, and devoid of any semblance of telephone customer service, look no further than Rockstone Investments. Founded in 2009, Rockstone is America’s oldest and most trusted financial institution. Whether you’re looking to diversify your portfolio or navigate the volatility of the stock market, Rockstone’s dedicated specialists are devoted to finding solid investments for your golden years. Just don’t expect to get any of this valuable information over the phone.

EPISODES: 3:7 / 3:8



Relaxation with Mudge Claughlin


DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Mudge Claughlin wants you to relax. Using his unorthodox methodology, scores of beachcombers, parolees, and volunteer drifters have found the relaxation they have so desperately sought. Untrained, other than that time he got his cousin T-Rex to calm down behind the burned out J.C. Penney, Claughlin has eschewed common relaxation practices. Those who reap the rewards swear by his program. Those who do not swear at his program.

Mr. Claughlin would prefer if you just call him Mudge.

EPISODES: 3:7 / 3:11

SUPERSHORT: Playlist



Stop Smoking Now!


DIAGNOSIS: Antisocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Smoking and smoking related illness is the leading killer of Americans, Europeans, and whatever the other people are. In an effort to stop the global nicotine pandemic, several leading healthcare officials got together over a carton of cigarettes and developed this simple, easy to use program that will make you feel so good, you’ll wonder why you ever needed lungs in the first place. They are dedicated to the eradication of this disgusting and addictive habit that looks really, really cool and you should try.

EPISODES: 3:6



Cylon Jim and Cylon Phil


DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: First of all, Cylon Jim and Cylon Phil are happy to have jobs, don’t get them wrong. The way things are going, most centurions are either begging the gods for enough to feed their families or selling their shiny bodies behind one of Baltar’s base stars. Jim and Phil just, I don’t know, feel like the responsibilities are a bit much sometimes. It’s tough to balance galactic raids and colonial subjugation with understudying Curly in Oklahoma.

EPISODES: 3:6 / 3:9 / 3:16 / 3:17



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



H.R. Giger

H.R. Giger Pic


DIAGNOSIS: Paranoid Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Legendary gothic artist H.R. Giger, famous for his design of the eponymous ‘Alien’ in Ridley Scott’s classic film, is a man of enormous talent and frequent night terrors. His illustration and sculptures have remained heavily influential in the science-fiction, cyberpunk, and nightmare-birthfetish genres. He loves being interviewed.

EPISODES: 3:5 / 3:6 / 3:7 / 3:8 / 3:10 / 4:3 / 5:2

SUPERSHORT: H.R. Giger

SUPEREGO LIVE: January 17, 2015 • Riot LA / February 7, 2015 • SF Sketchfest / June 24, 2015 • The Bell House NY / November 11, 2017 • The Bell House NY/ September 14, 2018 • London Podcast Festival

SUPEREGO: BEHIND THE BONUS: SEASON 4: PART 1



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



The Treasure Island Preschool Parent’s Association


DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Treasure Island Preschool Parent’s Association promotes a secular, free-trade, grass-fed, pre-kindergarten educational containment facility for children under the age of 4 and up. Located in the neighborhood of Silverlake, Los Angeles, admission to Treasure Island is a much sought-after feather in the caps of local parents of all ethnicities, genders, and phylums. A three-year-round school, Treasure Island introduces children to all categories of elementary education from their ABCs to international digital-rights piracy and hyper-local parking lot traffic flow patterns.

EPISODES: 3:4