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Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
January 21, 1996
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, 1 hour
Preceded by: Three Shingles
Followed by: Bible Salesman

"I was at a party, it was late, I was about to go home."

Obsessions is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on January 21, 1996.


  • Joe becomes obsessed with a woman at a party, in an elevator, and in a cafe which later disappears.
  • Joe is a rock star and gives a speech to a college graduating class.
  • Joe is shipwrecked in the amazon and displays his modern gadgets to the natives.
  • A woman in a strip club tells Joe about about her disturbing dream.
  • Mixed absurd monologue: a hummingbird lands on a rolling car, an underwater hotel during a monsoon, a brothel where patrons are offered medical records of the prostitutes, an enlightened prison, a woman smears cake batter on her breasts and plays the piano, a woman uses a Nordic-track in front of a tv with winter scenes.
  • Ridding ourselves of the weight of dead men's thoughts.
  • Were human beings meant to live in the moment?
  • Some, too much, enough.
  • A completely uneventful trip commemorated.


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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