Just Get Me Out Of Here

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Just Get Me Out Of Here[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, 58 minutes
Preceded by: God Only Knows
Followed by: The River

There was a period in my life when I had a breakdown and I was committed to a mental hospital on a ship.

Just Get Me Out Of Here is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on March 17, 1996.


Joe is a mental patient and navigator on a hospital ship with a man who claims he can predict the weather. A mad chief psychologist who holds meetings in bathrooms declares the ship an independent state and decides to invade New Zealand. Joe drives a taxi in the Sahara. A woman was a withdrawn child, falls in love with impossible matches, describes childhood relationships. Her mother was depressed and angry, tried to kill herself at Christmas. She talks about visiting a lover on a business trip in Mexico. Everyone she's ever loved, she still loves. Not being bitter about experiences. Pyrobenzamine, side effects, and the doctor who kills his male lover assistant at a medical conference, goes to prison, and tries to escape by mailing himself. Flying into the Lima airport in a plane which lost an engine. Joe falls for a woman at an anthropological dig, remembers his childhood.


Shared material

Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "Created in collaboration with Kristine McKenna, Arthur Miller, and David Rapkin. The music is from the group Outside. The vocalist was Judith Owen. This program was recorded, edited, and mixed by Theo Mondle. Music looping by Bob Carlson. Special thanks to Jennifer Ferro, Carly Eiseman, Esmé Gregson, and Bridget Cool."