Phone Therapy

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Phone Therapy[1]
Series
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
1997
Cast
Laura Estermann, Grace Zabriskie, Larry Block, Arthur Miller, Keith Talbot, Helen Wilson, Walica Fuller, Farley Ziegler, Heidi Nordberg, Harvey Perr, Phil Procter, Joe Frank
Format
Absurd Monologue, Improv Actors, Sound Effects, Real People, 1 hour
Preceded by: The O.J. Chronicles
Followed by: Women Police Officers

"None of us has escaped the injuries and indignities of growing up."

Phone Therapy is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast in 1997.

Synopsis

  • Monologue: The problems with conventional therapy and benefits of phone therapy.
  • Actors: Telephone therapy session.
  • Monologuew/ sound effects: Audio Rorschach test.
  • Actors: Joe as a telephone therapist in dialog with an actor.
  • Monologue: fax therapy, the infinity of nothingness
  • Real people: A delusional woman asks a telephone psychic and card reader if she has a future with someone she saw on an escalator. She's in a relationship with someone who calls her but has never said a word. Pain and suffering leads to youthful looks. Angels. A state trooper visits her house and touches objects to bring her pleasure. A relationship with someone who continually drives past her house.
  • Real people: A gay man calls the psychic hot line with relationship trouble.
  • Real people: a salesperson calls the psychic accidentally and gets into a conversation.
  • Actors: Actors individual therapy session continues, without Joe's comments.

Interesting Facts

Shares first half hour with When I'm Calling You


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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