Super Deluxe

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Super Deluxe
SuperDeluxeLogo.jpg
Type of site
Entertainment
Available inEnglish
FoundedJanuary 17, 2007; 14 years ago (2007-01-17)
DissolvedOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U. S.
OwnerTurner Broadcasting System
Founder(s)Wolfgang Hammer
Key people
URLsuperdeluxe.com
Launched
  • Old iteration:
  • (2007-01-17) (2008-12-17)January 17, 2007 – December 17, 2008
    (700 days)
  • New iteration:
  • (2015-12-09) (2018-10-19)December 9, 2015 – October 19, 2018
    (1045 days)
Current statusClosed

Super Deluxe was an entertainment company owned by Turner Broadcasting. The company's main output was in online video, television series, and documentaries.[2] Super Deluxe was headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.

History[edit]

Turner Broadcasting System announced the launch of Super Deluxe, a digital comedy website, in October 2006.[3][4] Super Deluxe was first launched on January 17, 2007 and featured digital shorts by comedians including Bob Odenkirk, Maria Bamford, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.[5] The website was folded into Adult Swim.com on May 7, 2008.[6][7]

Revival[edit]

Super Deluxe was relaunched as a new entity in late 2015.[8] The "new" Super Deluxe was a separate entity from its original incarnation, only connected by name.[9] The network features short form videos including comedic shorts, political satire, animation, and music videos. The Super Deluxe production studio focuses on television series and feature films.[citation needed]

Among these videos are Donald Trump related videos by Vic Berger, a frequent collaborator for the comedy duo Tim & Eric. Each of these videos remixes various debate appearances with air horns and crowds chanting Trump's name.[10][11] During both the 2016 Republican National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention, both Vic Berger and Tim Heidecker covered the events on the Super Deluxe channel.[12][13][14] Vic Berger also created an "Oscar bait" version of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton for Super Deluxe.[15]

In 2017, Vicente Fox, the former President of Mexico, appeared in a series of videos on the channel. In these videos, Fox criticized Trump on a variety of issues including his proposal to build a wall between America and Mexico and his Cinco de Mayo taco bowl tweet.[16][17][18]

In September 2018, it was announced that Super Deluxe, alongside Blink Industries and Conaco, will be producing new episodes of the British web series, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.[19]

On October 19, 2018, Turner Entertainment announced that it would be shutting down Super Deluxe, citing duplication with other WarnerMedia lines of business.[20][21]

On August 9, 2019, American entertainment company Fullscreen acquired the rights to Super Deluxe and has rebranded the company as Tatered, focusing on similar content as its predecessor.[22] The first Tatered video was uploaded on August 26, 2019, announcing the rebrand and future content.[23]

Series produced for Super Deluxe[edit]

Various Super Deluxe programs have featured celebrities such as Billie Eilish, Maria Bamford, Richard Belzer, Norm MacDonald, Bob Odenkirk, Tim & Eric, Chelsea Peretti, Nick Swardson, Nathan Fielder, Oliver Tree and Toby Radloff.

First iteration (2007-2008)[edit]

All listed video series from December 16, 2008.[24] Many of these series have made their way to individual YouTube channels, acquired by other networks, or evolved into larger shows.

  • ["(Layers)"]
  • Adventures With The Ambersons
  • All My Exes
  • Belzervizion
  • Black Supaman
  • Bobby's Beautiful Bed & Breakfast
  • Bobby-Q
  • Boxland
  • Bronx World Travelers
  • Cakey!
  • Can't Sleep
  • Chasing Donovan
  • Children's Guide To Growing Up
  • China, Illinois
  • Chunklet Invades Austin
  • Chunklet T.N.A. - Rolling Deep
  • Comedy By The Numbers
  • Country Public Broadcasting System
  • Crazy Ass Mofo
  • Curious Crackhead
  • Danger Squad Action Kickass Team
  • David Neher's Homemade Show
  • DCLugi TV
  • Derek & Simon: The Show
  • Diary Of A Lonely DJ, The
  • Doing His Best James Dean
  • Fark TV
  • Formaldehyde Theatre
  • Freddy Lockhart's Mixed Media
  • Freeloader's Guide To Easy Living, The
  • Good Side Of Bad News
  • Grandma's Inter-web Show
  • Hands Of God, The
  • Hawaiian Tropic
  • I Am Baby Cakes
  • I Hate My Roommates
  • Inhuman Resources
  • Kill Me Now
  • Killer Mike's Grind Time Sports Show Bang! Bang! Bang!
  • Kinda Like News
  • Kitten vs. Newborn
  • Law Of The Jungle, The
  • Life 101
  • Little Michael Jackson And Me
  • Littlest Panther, The
  • Making Friends with Chelsea Peretti
  • Maria Bamford Show
  • Mater P Theatre
  • Maximus Puss
  • Miss Artemis: Pet Regressor
  • Norm MacDonald Presents: The Fake News
  • Party Animals
  • Penelope: Princess of Pets
  • Position of the Day
  • Powerloafing
  • Professor Brothers, The
  • Psych Ward
  • Real Scientific
  • Robots vs. Dragons
  • Sam's Home
  • Scream Engine IV
  • Sexus
  • Snuz Brothers, The
  • Sourced Out
  • Space Talk From Dimension Eugene
  • Standrea
  • Subconscious Channel
  • Super Amazing Innovations
  • Super Deluxe Newsletter
  • Super Deluxe Podcasts
  • Ted Zone, The
  • This Is Now
  • Tim And Eric Nite Live
  • Tim And Eric Not Live
  • Time Suck
  • Too Soon?
  • Treasure Trail
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Viral Vidiocy
  • W's World
  • Wayne & Toby Show, The
  • What's Your Story?
  • Whiskers and Mr. Fancy
  • Y'all So Stupid
  • You Asked For It

Revived iteration (2015-2018)[edit]

Series ended when Super Deluxe was closed[edit]

  • Cheap Thrills (2017–2018)
  • Memesplaining (2018)
  • Sex Stuff (2018)
  • Thrift Haul with Fat Tony (2017–2018)
  • On Blast (2018)
  • Animefit9000 with Caleon Fox (2018)
  • Free 4 Me (2018)
  • Robot Takeover (2018)

Former series[edit]

  • AnimeFit 9000 (2018)
  • Caring (2016)
  • Dark Day (2016)
  • David (2016)
  • Disengaged (2015–2016)
  • Fridays (2016)
  • Future You (2016)
  • Kick Me (2018)
  • Magic Funhouse! (2016; moved to Fullscreen)
  • Mind Jack (2016)
  • Riders (2016)
  • Total Hack (2018)
  • Turnt Beauty (2016–2018)
  • Xtra Sauce (2018)

Produced TV Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spangler, Todd (June 15, 2016). "Turner's Super Deluxe Developing Edgy TV Comedies with Stephen Gaghan, Other Partners". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Le Tellier, Alexandra (December 6, 2016). "Sundance Invites Three Super Deluxe Projects to Premiere at the 2017 Film Festival" (Press release). Los Angeles, CA: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "TBS to launch 'Net comedy outlet next year". United Press International. 2006-10-30. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  4. ^ "Turner site to offer TV-quality comedy". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2006-10-31. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  5. ^ Gutelle, Sam (1 January 2008). "Review of Super Deluxe". Tubefilter. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ Kramer, Staci D. (7 May 2008). "Another One Bites The Dust: Turner Folds Comedy Site SuperDeluxe Into AdultSwim.com". The Washington Post. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ Adams, Erik (14 March 2013). "Going beyond "Washington" with the online cartoons of Brad Neely". www.avclub.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  8. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (6 October 2015). "Turner Reboots Digital Content Venture Super Deluxe (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  9. ^ Times, Los Angeles (7 January 2016). "Turner chief Kevin Reilly talks about reinventing TBS and TNT in this 'hairy' time in TV". latimes.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  10. ^ Chen, Adrian (7 April 2016). "A Political Satirist for the Internet Election". The New Yorker. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  11. ^ Collins, Sean. "Vic Berger IV Is Vine's Strangest Political Satirist | VICE | United States". VICE. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  12. ^ Jagannathan, Meera (July 30, 2016). "Vic Berger, Tim Heidecker explain absurdist 'Election Special'". Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  13. ^ Blevins, Joe (July 26, 2016). "The Vic Berger Election Special ventures awkwardly into Trump territory". Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  14. ^ Pitchel, Samantha (August 2, 2016). "Watch Ti Heidecker and Vic Berger's Two-Part Convention Special". Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  15. ^ Chan, Melissa (28 February 2016). "Watch the Fake Oscar Bait Trailer For 'Straight Outta Compton'". TIME.com. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  16. ^ Hensch, Mark (May 24, 2017). "Vicente Fox to Trump: You're president for 'the wrong reason'". TheHill. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  17. ^ Strutner, Suzy (June 7, 2017). "Former Mexican President Scorches Trump Over Taco Bowls". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  18. ^ Reichard, Raquel (June 9, 2017). "Watch Vicente Fox Remind Trump That Mexico Will Not Pay for His Wall". LATINA. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  19. ^ Neilan, Dan (September 14, 2018). "Surrealist horror web series Don't Hug Me I'm Scared is coming back". News. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  20. ^ Spangler, Todd (19 October 2018). "Turner Shuts Down Super Deluxe, Citing Duplication With Other WarnerMedia Units". Variety.
  21. ^ James, Meg. "AT&T pulls the plug on Turner's Super Deluxe studio - Los Angeles Times". latimes.com.
  22. ^ Wright, Megh (2019-08-09). "Fullscreen Acquires Super Deluxe, Rebrands It 'Tatered'". Vulture. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  23. ^ "This is Tatered 🥔". YouTube. August 26, 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  24. ^ "Hilarious Videos With a Few Stand Up Comedians & Some Funny Cartoons | Super Deluxe". web.archive.org. 16 December 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2021.

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