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In The Dark
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank, Farley Ziegler, Larry Block, Arthur Miller, Grace Zabriskie, Bob Gordon, Naomi Schwarz, Mike Meloan
Improv Actors, 30 minutes
Preceded by: Pilgrim
Followed by: Green Cadillac

"I tried to handle this and not, you know, I mean the whole point was for me to take care of this."

Smile is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series In The Dark. It was originally broadcast in 1993.


A woman complains about doctor's bills for a long list of procedures. A man talks about immortality through artistic work. Dialog with Larry about not using his material. Some guy talks about calling people more as life gets worse. A woman talks about listening to the radio. Someone (Artur miller?) disparages Larry, threatens to quit over money. A religious guy talks about feeling the presence of the dead. The story of life as a fountain. A man dreams of being driven by his mother. Monologue: Joe offers a motivational talk against a jazz loop, celebrating (but not molesting) your inner child, laughing. Joe reads motivational poetry to a rhythmic beat. A man complains that Joe's show leaves him feeling depressed.

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In The Dark

Anthology of Love (part 1) | Anthology of Love (part 2) | Coma | Cruise, The | Either Or (part 1) | Either Or (part 2) | God | Green Cadillac | Haiti | Hawaii | Hearing, A | Hit Man | Hot Line | Insomnia (1995) | In a Lonely Place | Jerry's World (part 1) | Jerry's World (part 2) | Jerry's World (part 3) | Joe Frank's America | Just a Closer Walk with Thee | Just Hold Me | Last Run, The | Lila and the Professor | Loner | Loved One, The | Natural Disaster, A | Pilgrim | Prayer | Problems | Smile | Soul Mate | Special Family, A | Streetwise | That Night | Third World Country (Includes Raymond) | Tomorrow | When I'm Calling You