Enterprising Man, An

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An Enterprising Man[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
May 26, 1996
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, 1 hour
Preceded by: Red Sea
Followed by: Lost Soul

"I remember when it snowed in the Sahara."

An Enterprising Man is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on May 26, 1996.

Joe credits David Rapkin as a collaborator.


Joe is a businessman without financial constraint, embarking upon one grandiose scheme after another without regard to its plausibility or consequences, amoral and indifferent. Each of them fails with disastrous effects, yet he "picks himself up, dust himself off, claps his hands together, rubs his palms, looks upward, and moves on" to the next scheme each time with reckless confidence reminiscent of a lunatic business self-help author.


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I always loved this one. Classic absurd stuff: all of Joe's failed outlandish business ventures.


Fantastic if you're a fan of the absurd, obssessive detail kind of shows.

Somewhere Out There

Arena (remix) | At the Dark End of the Bar | Bible Salesman | Bible Stories | Black Light | Blues Singer | Call in the Night, A (remix) | Death in the Family, A (remix) | Enterprising Man, An | Escape from Paradise | Eye in the Sky | Fat Man Down | Five Part Dissonance (remix) | God Only Knows | I'm Not Crazy (remix) | Joe Frank Live - Women Police Officers | Journal | Just Get Me Out of Here | Justine | Last Show | Lost Soul | Loved One, The (remix) | Mountain Rain | O.J. Chronicles, The | Obsessions | Other Side, The | Pathology | Philosophy | Phone Therapy | Policemen's Ball, The (remix) | Red Sea | Rent a Family (remix) | Reprise | River, The | Road to Calvary, The | Sacred, The | Soul Mate (remix) | Talk to Me | Three Shingles | White Moon