Fat Man Down
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|Somewhere Out There|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Serious Monologue, Absurd Monologue, 58 minutes|
|Preceded by:||A Death In The Family|
|Followed by:||Talk To Me|
He tries to sleep as long as possible. When he feels himself rousing...
- A washed-up musician tries to fill time.
- As an old man, he's in a hospital, but imagines he is in a resort.
- As a college student, he steals brownies from Howard Johnson's restaurants on road trips between home and school. He fills his trunk with them. Later then put them back.
- In New York he gets a job as a janitor at a church and dates a German waitress who he makes love to on the alter of the church, and his caught by a priest.
- Stealing sunglasses, cafe meals.
- Telemarketing for an opera company.
- Subway stations as an underground world.
- His mother tries to kill herself.
- His mother sings The Linden Tree at a restaurant, talks about wanting to become a singer.
- Playing music in a bar.
- Walking in central park and becoming ill.
- Dream of about being lost and leading a child through a strange city, trying to call his mother at the phone company from a booth. Hiring prostitutes.
- A woman whispers in German.
- This program shares most of its text with Dreams of The River, but includes hospital scenes in place of the scenes from a boat going downriver, persistent background music, and no sound effects. This is not a remix, but a recording of the same text with small changes. Also contains a third person version of the telephone booth story from Islands.
- Much of the text in this program also appeared in the short story Fat Man, published in The Queen of Puerto Rico.