Pledge Drive, 2000-08-13
|The Other Side|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Matt Holzman, Mannie Klein, Ryan Cutrona, Grace Zabriskie, Larry Block, Joe Frank|
|Pledge Drive, Absurd Monologue, 60 minutes|
|Preceded by:||Pledge Drive, 2000-08-06|
|Followed by:||Karma Redux|
"Hello?" "Hi, I'm looking for Jenny."
Pledge Drive, 2000-08-13 is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side.
A KCRW staffer (Matt Holzman) calls a listener (Grace Zabriskie) to inform her that she's won a trip to Hawaii; she screams when she learns that her sister has died, so her abusive husband (Ryan Cutrona) yells at her to be quiet and beats her. The staffer follows up with them after their travel, but they complain about the trip and continue to fight.
Joe dreams that he's homeless, with a sign that says "will work for food"; a man hires him to perform absurd tasks.
Descriptions of undesirable premiums. A recap of the "A Time On The Beach" story. Rather than taking a trip, imagine an existential journey.
- "Papa Don't Take No Mess (Part 1)" - James Brown (from Papa Don't Take No Mess, 1974) | YouTube [Intro]