Escape from Paradise

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Escape From Paradise[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
June 30, 1996
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 1 hour
Preceded by: Mountain Rain
Followed by: Reprise

"I was a trucker, I had an eighteen wheeler."

Escape From Paradise is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on June 30, 1996.


Joe is a trucker who causes a massive accident. He begins smuggling immigrants, and is arrested and sent to an enlightened prison. Description of the prison and a prison rebellion. The wife of the transvestite prison director, Farrington, discovers his affair with a prisoner, Jones. Joe has a conjugal visit and questions his wife. Jones and Farrington fight. Farrington and his wife fight in the car. Jones kills and eats Farrington and they escape through a hole in the wall which had been disguised as a painting. They go to Mexico where Jones becomes an enlightened ascetic.


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Great program, wonderful absurd stuff. I particularly like where Joe tells his wife "I just have a few questions" then launches into a litany of questions about his wife's alleged lover.

External Links

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