A woman urges a French stand-up comic to stop telling jokes and speak about his real life. In despair, Joe calls a real suicide hot line for emotional support. People enthusiastically line up to throw themselves off a bridge. Joe calls ex-girlfriends to whom he sings ‘I Remember You.’ A woman recalls meeting and falling in love with Joe.
Series: Somewhere Out There
Show Type: Drama
Cast: Tim Jerome, Brother Theodore, Arthur Miller, Barbara Sohmers, Patty Hardee
Air Date: 04/20/1997
Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps
Carolyn Miller – :
The introductory portion of the show has a great soliloquy from Tim Jerome as a French-accented comedian. I love his deadpan delivery. It devolves into a strange conversation between Joe and a disarming call-taker on a suicide hotline giving warm advice to Joe to prevent him from taking his own life. Then it moves upward again with Joe cold-calling his old girlfriends and singing to them. The best part of this episode is the Jerome portion in the beginning. I don’t think the suicide hotline part particularly worked, but on the whole it’s an entertaining episode and worth the price of admission.