Love Is

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"Love Is" is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side (Series).


The first half of the program is a narrative monologue. Our protagonist has a strange encounter with an old woman who insults him and then dies while in line at the airport. He reflects on his son's failure at baseball. He sees his wife waiting to meet an other man, follows her, discovers it is someone else. He remembers being harsh when his son was frightened at a scary movie. He's told that he has terminal cancer and is offered an experimental treatment. A surgeon dressed in a Santa Claus suit fills a table with instruments from various fields. The man finds a photo that shows his contempt for his son, and he feels that he deserves death.

The rest of the program is a montage of short pieces, broken with the passage in which a woman says "Kisses are wonderful" and a couple fights in Spanish set against "A Kiss is Still a Kiss."

  • A man and woman talk in what sounds like a crowded bar. A discussion of TV shows, the A&E channel, the shallow depth of youthful philosophy, restraining orders.
  • Joe imagines a lifetime with a cellist who passes on the street.
  • Joe and a woman sing playful ad-lib songs in English and French at the piano.

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