|In The Dark|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Absurd Monologue, 28 minutes|
|Preceded by:||A Special Family|
It happened three years ago, about two weeks before New Year's Eve.
Joe's mother leaves his father and he plants a bug in her car. Joe and his girlfriend attend a New Year's Eve party at the home of Bolshovsky (Charles Bukowski?) His mother's boyfriend dies and the family gets drunk together. Life is short, so savor it with all your anatomy. Avoiding a beige existence. An idyllic new year. An analysis of noise makers. Resolutions. MacBeth's "Tomorrow" soliloquy.
The original broadcast credits state: "[C]reated in collaboration with Mike Meloan and David Rapkin. The story editor was Farley Ziegler. Recorded and mixed by Jerry Summers. Special thanks to Jennifer Ferro."