Series: Work in Progress
Show Type: Drama
Cast: Barbara Sohmers, Mark Hammer, Arthur Miller, Tim Jerome, Nick Ullett, Carolyn Swift, Larry Block, Lynn, Sarah, Carmen, Thomas, Tim, Sharon, and Christa
Air Date: 1987
Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps
Rent-a-Family, Part 1: This Peabody Award-winning series tells the story of Eleanor, a lonely divorced woman, who joins an agency that rents her and her children to bachelors. The children disappear and Eleanor repeatedly calls her ex-husband, Arthur, begging him to return to her. Remarried, he rejects her entreaties and denies they ever had children. The story is interspersed with mock-serious panel discussions concerning the viability and morality of renting women and their children to bachelors.
Rent-a-Family, Part 2: Her children presumably kidnapped, Eleanor desperately and compulsively calls her ex-husband, Arthur. The panel discussions slowly devolve into bull sessions.
Rent-a-Family,Part 3: Eleanor succeeds in breaking up Arthur’s marriage while the panelists discuss their love affairs.
All Parts are 1 hour (60 min).
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Alex – :
Where to start? Rent-A-Family is a tapestry of love, devastation, fantasy, insanity, and yearning – basically, pure Joe. Great for new listeners and required for the already-initiated.
Harlan Crystal (verified owner) – :
I’ve heard parts of this over the years but never listened to it in it’s entirety. It’s worth the price.