It may not sound like a bad thing, but my Scrum Master/supervisor tries really hard to reach a 'casual-friend' status with everybody he supervises. To this end, he rarely talks about shortcomings, even in our one-on-one meetings, and praises basically everything productive my teammates and I do in an average workday - which is no less than what we are expected to do.
I am known as one of the more technically fluent members of my team. Any time I prototype an architectural idea I came up that works out well with or help out a teammate with debugging, he'll say things like 'Good job you crack-head' or 'Thanks for helping out [teammate].' (Note that the act of referring to me as crack-head is an entirely different issue, this is not what I mean to address). This is obviously superficial praise given for relationship purposes. It wouldn't be that big of a deal if I wasn't hearing it so often. Praise from him has essentially lost any meaning. From my perspective, I am just doing my job. I really am not expecting, and frankly do not want, this amount of commendation.
How can I confront him about this?
This is obviously superficial praise given for relationship purposes- Well, then it isn't superficial. Superficial praise would be empty praise with no purpose. If he's trying to build relationships then it has a purpose.