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Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, 57 minutes
Preceded by: Road To Hell
Followed by: Bad

One afternoon I drove by a voluptuous, scantily dressed female hitchhiker.

Nausea is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1989.


  • Joe watches an attractive fake hitchhiker.
  • Notes on women in bed.
  • Joe's father published novels in France, authored distorted titles, won the last Nobel prize in literature. Nobel prize in literature replaced by other prizes.
  • Something is missing from my life.
  • Fredrick and Josephine find debauchery as sailors in the far east, go mad, imagine that they are at sea, fish from their apartment, and become monks.
  • Becoming a monk and developing polyps.
  • Verbal martial arts and being compelled to use it against everyone. "
  • Why did [people do things]" monologue, random pondering.
  • Joe is a race car driver.
  • Monologue on rain - man knows he has to leave his wife before the rain ends.


Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "[P]erformed by Joe Frank, and created in collaboration with Arthur Miller and David Rapkin. It was recorded and mixed by Jeff Sykes."


  • The beginning of this show is the premise of Joe's Playboy Video The Hitchhiker