The Best

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The Best[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Larry Block, Friederike Frank, Freddy Frank, Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, Improv Actors, Telephone, 59 minutes
Preceded by: El Cholo (In The Beginning)
Followed by: In The Dark (Part 1)

Rockwell gave visual form to essential American values.

The Best is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1992.


  • Mock intellectual presentations: Rockwell and Keen as visionaries, comparing Cristo with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, comparing Pol Pot and Charles Manson, Freud and Reich and Barry Manilow.
  • People call Joe, praise him, and then poison the scene. A dog barks and is shot. Joe coaches his parents in making a similar call.
  • Second person address to Alicia: eating meat, a misunderstood attack, adding reverb to a radio voice, an eloquent suicide note
  • Jimmy Swaggart