No Show (Remix)

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No Show (Remix)[1]
Noshow.jpg
Series
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
1986
Cast
Joe Frank
Format
Serious Monologue, 60 minutes

I have an announcement to make this evening. There is no show.

No Show (Remix) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It is a 60 minute edit of the 88-minute live recorded program No Show.

Synopsis

Joe hasn't prepared a show. He tells us why.

After last week's show, he went out to eat with engineer Tom Strother to Cafe 50s on Lincoln Boulevard, got so engaged discussing the biological robustness of life that they stayed up until 4 AM.

10: 10 AM the next day a woman he knew slightly wanted to come over to talk. She came over, wanted to get intimate.

14: Joe calls Lorraine Wilson to ask her why life is worth living. He mentions that he was married until about 15 years ago.

20: Joe attended a dinner party; he felt inadequate.

26: Joe imagines dinner parties as competitive spectator sport.

29: Joe went to dinner with Carl at Club Lingerie. Carl's mother is very ill. Carl feels she doesn't like him. Carl found out the man whom he thought was his real father wasn't; a man with whom Carl's mother had an affair was.

34: Joe's 14-year-old cat Chelsea got sick. Joe had to stay up with her all night.

36: The crew of the TV show Simon & Simon woke Joe up. Joe went down to watch. He talked to one of the crew, who's a fan of Joe's programs. Joe used to like the show, thinks about writing for it.

47: Joe hosts a woman friend, picks her up at the airport, buys her a gift. She snores loudly, keeping him awake.

Music

Shared material

Miscellanea

  • Patrick McKee from Simon & Simon is still active in television production