|WBAI and NPR Playhouse|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Mark Hammer, F. Murray Abraham, Barbara Sohmers, Christina Moore, Tim Jerome, Arthur Miller, Jane Hunt, Joe Frank|
|, 1 hour|
|Preceded by:||Summer Notes|
|Followed by:||Pilot :: The End|
"At some point when I was in high school I lost my draft card, and my folks changed houses, and I think there was a period of two years there, or three years, or four years, when the Army lost me. They couldn't find me."
- A guy avoids the draft by pretending to take drugs.
- A military intelligence officer at a translation center in Vietnam during the war.
- A pair of radical women screw up a revolutionary bank robbery and go on the run.
- A man talks about having been politically active.
- A man meets a woman in a deli; "it had the cadence of witty repartee without the wit;" her roommate makes bagel and cream cheese paperweights, he goes to her place later. She tells him about a rape long ago, about a marriage to a man who shits in bed.
- Joe is a social climbing night watchman, lists things he must do every night, discusses office people.
- Scenes from the office - a board room filled with terror, one with giggling idiots, a woman shouts colors against a background of machinery.
- Joe buries his boss and takes his place.
The first 30 minutes of the 1985 Martin Scorcese comedy After Hours plagiarizes the plot setup and portions of woman-in-the-deli segment from "Lies". Joe recounts learning about this plagiarism in the 90 minute version of No Show, and his decision to accept a settlement and remain uncredited on the film.
Coincidentally, Larry Block appears as a taxi driver in the film, a role that originates with this episode.
- "Part One" - Phillip Glass (from "Music in Twelve Parts ", 1982)
- "Ceres Motion" - Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co. (from "Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co. ", 1982)
- "I Will Wait For You" - Mantovani (from "To Lovers Everywhere ", 1982)
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