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Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Evelyn, Henry Dennis, Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, Improv Actors, 1 hour
Preceded by: Lines
Followed by: Five Part Dissonance

"Gentlemen in striped pants, cutaway morning coats, white fronted vests."

Words is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1988.


Joe in a low, distorted voice describes a upper class concert hall, stalking women at the concert. A woman in a french accent talks about being tired and wanting to escape, Joe coaches her dialog. A presidential candidate makes a speech: promising a vague but great future, immigrants mistaking an oil rig for America, middle class success for third generation immigrants. A rock star talks about being hounded and kidnapped by women, becomes an anti-feminist. Setting taxes by weighing noblemen. French actress talks about falling in love. A faulty garage door opener almost leads to nuclear war. Describing a fantasy woman. Monologuedescribing dreams: a dream of an inflating mother, being trapped on roller skates in a revolving door, eternity is a mountain whittled away by a bird, being tired of life, being attacked by seafood, painting organs, the life of a condom, wondering through Beirut, buying insurance by the hour, being interviewed about ways to kill people, being a cartoon character spun off as a plastic doll, a list of things one needs, being oiled by women in a room full of video games with a glass floor while a man reads holy books, wanting to go away, watching an old man dance with a beautiful young girl. Joe in a distorted low voice and french woman discuss being sick of each other. Monologue: meeting women in art museums. Candidate speech dissolved into woman saying she is tired.

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Another Country (part 1) | Another Country (part 2) | Another Country (part 3) | At the Border | Bad | Best, The | Building a Church | Case Studies | Cocktails Before Dinner | Dear Annie | Dictator, The (part 1) | Dictator, The (part 2) | Dictator, The (part 3) | Dreamland (1986) | Dreams Of The River | El Cholo (The Beginning) | Emerald Isle | Emergency Room | Five Part Dissonance | Great Lives | He Hesitated | Highways West | Home | Iceland (part 1) | Iceland (part 2) | Iceland (part 3) | I'm Not Crazy | In the Dark (part 1) | In the Dark (part 2) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 1) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 2) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 3) | Islands | Landing Strip in the Jungle, A | Let Me Not Dream | Lines | More I Know You, The | Nausea | Night | Nightride | No Show | On the Edge | Pact with God, A | Performer | Photography | Pilot | Policeman's Ball, The | Pretender | Rain (1986) | Redneck Rounder | Rent a Family (part 1) | Rent a Family (part 2) | Rent a Family (part 3) | Road to Hell | Rose | Sleep | Stories for Nothing | Street, The | Summer Notes (remix) | Talking About Love | Tell Me What to Do | Thank You, You're Beautiful | To the Bar Life | Truth About Women, The (part 1) | Truth About Women, The (part 2) | Two Babes | When She's Asleep, She Looks Like an Angel | Why I Don't Love You Anymore | Words