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Superego Sketch Challenge #1

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STETCH MALDONAY: SCISSOR SHARPENER

Edit your own Superego Sketch! Stetch Maldonay: Scissor Sharpener was recorded on December 13, 2012 with Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Ben Zelevansky, and James Bladon. That’s right, it was a real party. So much so that we had way too much fun, recorded way too long, and got way too loose. The running time comes in at just under a ridiculous 40 minutes. We always refer to Stetch as one of the weirdest sketches we’ve ever recorded. Now, it’s time to see if we can make anything out of it. Try your hand at editing this train wreck and if we like it, we may feature it on an episode of Superego. Wouldn’t that be a victory?

EDITING GUIDELINES

Here at the Superego Clinic for Analytical Pscience we strive to put our special stamp on every case study sketch. Since the Stetch Maldonay recording is SO long and goes SO off the rails, here are some helpful things to consider if you would like your edit to be featured in our show. We put no restrictions on ourselves when recording, but in editing certain things almost always apply.

  • Listen all the way through before you start editing. This particular sketch does not go where you think it might. Knowing the full arc will help you choose what might work up front. Then again, maybe not.
  • A lot of people think Superego is vulgar! Actually, it’s not really that vulgar. Whenever possible, we try to swap out a gross bodily function or cheap body part name with something more original and weird. The editing should probably reflect that.
  • We try relatively hard not to go for the obvious joke or overused character. 
  • ‘Keep it tight Dwight, unless some air gets you somewhere.’ That’s from a plaque hanging above the front door of the Superego clinic and just means to keep things moving unless it’s on purpose. If that means taking some space out between words but still having it sound natural, so be it.
  • You’ll need to cut out the other tracks completely when one track is featuring a voice. We use vocal reflectors and super-cardiod microphones to minimize bleed, but as you can hear the other voices still get through. It’s painstaking but hey, think of what Matt goes through on just one episode.
  • All guidelines null and void if the joke in question is funny.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Email us an AAC or MP3 at goSuperego@gmail.com.
  • Make sure your final edit can be exported as individual .aifs or .wav files, including SFX and music tracks.
  • Make sure that all tracks can be exported without any effects or filters. If we choose to include your edit in the show, we may need all of these for final tweaks.
  • All rights reserved and all material copyright Superego, 2015.
  • We reserve the right to make any and all further changes to your edit.
  • DEADLINE: How about May 1, 2015?

THE TRACKS

These are how all Superego tracks start out. Raw, uncompressed, messes.

  • A little pass through Levilator wouldn’t hurt.
  • Some basic EQ and processing will certainly be needed.
  • Just click the little download arrow at the top right of each of the 3 play windows below.

Thank you and good luck. You’re going to need it.


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.

EPISODES: 4:5

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



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SPECIAL GUESTS: Brian Stack from Conan.

CASE STUDIES: Fremont City Council, Celebrity Singles, Reverend Parsimony, The Amtrak Heartland Flyer, G.I. Joe, Rodney Morelli’s International Cloud Registry, and Reverend Leroy Jenkins.

RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2015


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PumpTV

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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!

EPISODES: 4:3

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.

EPISODES: 4:3

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



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SPECIAL GUESTS: Musical Specialist James Bladon.

CASE STUDIES: H.R. Giger, The Swampbucklers Stunt Spectacular, Listening To Looks At Books, Dwight Loomis, and PumpTV.

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2014


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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!

EPISODES: 4:3



Supershorts: Behind The Bonus

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Superego Live: 1/25/14 • SF Sketchfest

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SPECIAL GUESTS: James Urbaniak from The Venture Brothers, Thomas Lennon from The Dark Knight Rises, Paget Brewster from Criminal Minds, and Kevin Murphy from MST3k

CASE STUDIES: Fremont City Council, Shunt McGuppin, with David Bowie, God’s Crazy Monsters, Celebrity Singles, G.I. Joe, Coach Helzevec, The Golden Dusk Assisted Living Bingo Club, and Reverend Leroy Jenkins.

RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2014


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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.

EPISODES: 4:2

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!

EPISODES: 4:2



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SPECIAL GUESTS: Andy Daly from Review and Kristen Schaal from Bob’s Burgers.

CASE STUDIES: Don Dimello, Fremont City Council, The Jagged Stone Forest Rangers, Cardinal Volpe’s Audio Mass, and The Gorsock Murder Tour.

RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2014


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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.

EPISODES: 4:2



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).

EPISODES: 4:1

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



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.

EPISODES: 4:1



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.

EPISODES: 4:1



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SPECIAL GUESTS: Rock Goddess Neko Case, Colin Hanks from Fargo, Timothy Omundson from Galavant, Golden State Warriors fan Michael Sherman, and Thomas Lennon from The State and Reno 911!.

CASE STUDIES: Shunt McGuppin with Neko Case, Pamela Mills Portait Studios, Ian Fleming, The Boys of Cell Block C, and God’s Crazy Monsters!.

RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2014


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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.

SUPEREGO: BEHIND THE BONUS: SEASON 3: PART 2



Roller Coaster Country

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DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Roller Coaster Country is over 7,200 acres of pure American adrenaline and employs over 7,200 pure American high school drop outs! Grab an ice-cold cola and ride roller coasters until your stomach cries uncle like the little bitch it is. Fuck your stomach. Fuck you! Your ticket is a legally binding contract which releases Roller Coaster Country of all responsibility in case of lost limbs, found limbs, lost children, found children, lost lives, or found lives (like finding God and such). Your home for summer fun and year-long nausea: Roller Coaster Country!

SUPEREGO: BEHIND THE BONUS: SEASON 3: PART 2



Sorensen Youth Instructionals

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DIAGNOSIS: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Sorensen Youth Instructionals teaches you everything you need to get by in life as long as your life is really limited. Let us instruct you in the comfort of your own home using the power of high fidelity sound recording. How to tie knots! Probate Law! Windsurfing! What that little piece of skin on your uncle Gary’s neck is all about! Learn it all with Sorensen Youth Instructionals!

SUPEREGO: BEHIND THE BONUS: SEASON 3: PART 2



Keith The Doorman

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DIAGNOSIS: Antisocial Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Keith The Doorman will hold the door for you, hold a package for you, and hold you when that trollop Stephanie tells you she’s been seeing her pottery instructor again and while it’s just a casual thing, you’re pretty sure she’s got a regular punch-card and the boneyard.

SUPEREGO: BEHIND THE BONUS: SEASON 3: PART 2



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SPECIAL GUESTS: Chris Tallman from The Thundermans, Mike Rock from Chelsea Lately, James Urbaniak from The Venture Bros., Erinn Hayes from Childrens Hospital, and John Hodgman from Married, and Paul F. Tompkins from No, You Shut Up!.

CASE STUDIES: Wells Of America, Grandma Jonesy, Grandma Queen Bee, Keith The Doorman, Sorensen Youth Instructionals, Roller Coaster Country, and The Whittwood Branch Public Library.

BONUS: We have dusted off these half-finished bastard sketches to show the world the good, bad, and ugly of The Superego Clinic.

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2014


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Superego: Behind The Bonus: Season 3: Part 1

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SPECIAL GUESTS: Paul F. Tompkins from No, You Shut Up, Mike Rock from Chelsea Lately, Andy Crocker from Adult Swim, Brian Bradley, and Ryan Smith.

CASE STUDIES: Bruce ‘The Throat’ Hume and Ed ‘The Inflection’ Olivas, Grandma Jonesy, Grandma Queen Bee, The Helpton Inn, George Zimmer and My Baby Dreamer.

BONUS: We’ve cracked open the Superego vault and pulled out some sketches that have never seen the light of day. We’ll talk about these sketches, why they didn’t make the cut, and other delightful insights.

RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2014


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The Helpton Inn

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DIAGNOSIS: Borderline Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The Helpton Inn is a national chain of hotels that keeps the savvy business traveler in mind. Free continental dinner, lightning slow wi-fi, beds, and an onslaught of proven methods to make sure you wake up in time for that quarterly sales meeting with Thick Jerry, the Mailroom Slow.

SUPEREGO: BEHIND THE BONUS: SEASON 3: PART 1