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Superego Sketch Challenge #1 WINNER

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AND THE STETCH MALDONAY: SCISSOR SHARPENER SKETCH CHALLENGE WINNER IS…

Blake Fawley!

We listened to many, many entries and every one had at least one great moment or interesting take and it was incredibly difficult to choose. For that reason, we’ve included a runner up and an honorable mention. But Blake’s entry just seemed right in our hearts and quite in our parts. Well done, Blake!


RUNNER UP: Jesse Gilsinger.

Jesse made a strong showing as well so we wanted to give his entry its due.


HONORABLE MENTION: by Russell Akerley and Aaron Duffield. (At least we think that’s his name. It’s what it says on his email.)

Now this one’s over 12 minutes so listen at your own peril. It’s so long it’s bold.


Thanks again to all those who entered the fray. We really appreciate the work you did and loved listening.


Superego Live: 1/17/15 • RIOT LA

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SPECIAL GUESTS: James Adomian from Conan, Erinn Hayes from Children’s Hospital, and Steve Agee from Super.

CASE STUDIES: The Orchard Glen High School Faculty, H.R. Giger, The Gorsock Murder Tour, PumpTV, Buffum’s Fragrance Counter, Listening To Looks At Books, The Boys Of Cell Block C,and Reverend Leroy Jenkins.

RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2015


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Superego Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back

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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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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.)

EPISODES: 4:4

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SUPEREGO LIVE: November 11, 2017 • The Bell House NY



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 / 5:2



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SPECIAL GUESTS: Rich Sommer from Mad Men, Chris Tallman from The Thundermans, and Kristen Schaal from Bob’s Burgers.

CASE STUDIES: The Legion of Doom, Janice Caaf, Reverend Leroy Jenkins, Hervé Villechaize, and Antiques Roadsale.

RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2015


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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 / November 11, 2017 • The Bell House NY



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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 / 5:2

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



Superego: Episode 4:3


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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



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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 / 5:4

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



Superego: Episode 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.

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