Bible Salesman

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Bible Salesman[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
February 11, 1996
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 54 minutes
Preceded by: Obsessions
Followed by: The Sacred

A lot of people refer to other people as 'larger than life'.

Bible Salesman is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on February 11, 1996.


Being larger than life. Selling adulterated bibles door to door. Hiding religion from an atheist, Marxist mother and a father who cooperates with HUAC. Pimping for nuns. Dealing with an altar boy who stiffed Joe on a drug sale. Wondering the countryside living in the moment. Being tied to a stake on a raft drifting down a river in a surrealist jungle. An elderly woman as a pinata, a wedding party that ends in bloodshed. Unquenchable crying in a therapist's office. Finding the Roman catacombs and meeting Jesus in water skis. The search for enlightenment. Beginning the journey to the sacred in a restaurant where a waitress is distracted by Micheal Bolton. Is it better to be resent being unhappy or to not care. Does nature abhor a vacuum. The unexamined life. Playing Christ in a tableau vivant production.


Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "Created in collaboration with David Rapkin and David Franks. Technical production by Theo Mondle."