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In The Dark
Original Broadcast Date
Grace Zabriskie, David Franks, Joe Frank
Improv Actors, Found Tape, 27 minutes
Preceded by: The Last Run
Followed by: Haiti

"Alice don't know me that well."

Prayer is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series In The Dark. It was originally broadcast in 1994.


'Shut Up Pedro' (from Thomas Newman's soundtrack for 'The linguini incident') starts the episode, plays in the background for the non-David Franks portions.

1:10: 'Alice don't know me that well' protests a woman to a crazy 'holy man', prankster David Franks, who wants to come over for a séance.[1]

7:40: Random people praying.[2]

15:40: David Franks leads a woman who recently had a stroke on a nonsense prayer.[3][1]

24:10: A woman (Grace Zabriskie) talks about bliss, which comes upon her unawares, for no discernible reason, how much she likes it, how it makes her life worth living.

Legacy Synopsis

Soft piano music. Prank telephone spirit medium / preacher calls. Preachers' monologues. A woman talks about bliss.


Shared material


Prayer (Remix) is God followed by Prayer


  1. 1.0 1.1 apparently a found tape
  2. in 2013 read, 'We hear a series of religious Dial-a-Prayers.' - it sounds like it.
  3. originally in A Natural Disaster.