Soul Mate (Remix)

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Soul Mate[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
Laura Esterman, Fionnula Flanagan, Larry Block Joe Frank
Telephone,Serious Monologue, 59 minutes
Preceded by: Black Light
Followed by: Fat Man Down

"Can you believe that I had to wear my brother's hand me down jacket?"

Soul Mate (Remix) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on May 17, 1997.


Woman (Laura Esterman) tells us why she hates men.[1]

6:10: A nosy landlady (Fionnula Flanagan) finds her tenant's porn, reads his journal, upbraids him, then comes on to him.[2]

17:30: She morphs into a lounge singer singing 'Misty', then 'That old black magic'.[2]

23:00: 'Hi, this is Joe. I'm not in right now. Please leave a message at the sound of the beep.' The Ohio Players' "Funky Worm" plays on the answering machine message.[3]

23:20: Woman (Laura Esterman) leaves a series of messages on Joe's answering machine. She really wants to talk with Joe, becomes increasingly desperate.[1]

37:40: The Irish singer, Maggie, calls her agent, Jimmy, (Larry Block) to complain about the awful hotel room she's in. Jimmy tells her that she can't expect better accommodations considering the old-fashioned songs she sings.[4]

44:40: The Irish woman[5] talks about how much she misses Joe, how hard her life as a singer is.

48:40: Woman: 'You're the most beautiful man I've ever met; every single part of you is beautiful: your eyes, your hands, your hair, your entire body - it's like a painting. When you touch me - I feel like crying. I feel all of your strengths coming into my body...'[6][7]

52:30: A woman (?) speaks in German.[8]

55:30: The angry woman from the first segment (Laura Esterman) sets Joe's picture on fire.[1]

Legacy Synopsis

A woman (Laura Esterman) talks about being disappointed with men who are either wimps or jerks, preferring the company of dogs, women, and gay friends, enjoying being alone. Monologue by an actress with an Irish accent (Fionnula Flanagan) in the second person: She has found racy magazines in her dormer's room. She accidentally read his journal, found it was about her. She admits to having feelings for him. She sings Misty, is greeted with applause and thanks the band. The woman from the start of the program, an ex-lover, leaves a long answering machine message combining angry accusations with a desperate party invitation. The Irish singer calls her Agent to complain about her hotel, the venues she plays, and they argue. An actress delivers a second person address: "you're the most beautiful man I've ever met," true love. Answering machine message continued: she burns a photo, sets her sofa on fire, threatens suicide, says, "I know you're my soul mate."


This is an incomplete record of the music in this program. If you can add more information, please do.

Shared material


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 originally aired in Soul Mate
  2. 2.0 2.1 originally aired in Emerald Isle
  3. originally aired in Soul Mate except he's John there.
  4. originally aired in Emerald Isle as 2 separate segments, 31:10 and 45:10
  5. the voice is faint; I think it's she.
  6. This is an extended version of the speech originally aired in Pretender
  7. This segment would fit best into this show if Fionnula Flanagan is the speaker; it's most of a piece with her coming on to Joe at the beginning and the prior segment. It'd be simplest if it were recorded the same time as Emerald Isle, but that was 1988, Pretender was 1986. Maybe it doesn't fit; I don't see how this segment fit in Pretender.
  8. I think it's the same as used in Just Get Me Out Of Here - the theme, how much she loves the person she's speaking to, would fit.