Summer Notes (Remix)

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Summer Notes (Remix)
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Tim Jerome, Beth Dixon, Arthur Miller, Lester Nafzger, Rosemary Foley, Paul Mantell, Fran Dorn, David St. James, Joe Frank
1 hour
Preceded by: On The Edge
Followed by: Redneck Rounder

I notice a metal sheet here, lying beside you..

Summer Notes (Remix) is the name of a program Joe Frank aired as part of the series Work In Progress. It is identical to Summer Notes which aired in 1979.

A segment from this program was turned into an animated short film.


  • Interview with an armed guy (Arthur Miller) on the beach.
  • Scenes in which a sugary couple encounters disaster, interspersed by a panel discussion.
  • A sailing trip that ends lost in the fog.
  • The history of picnics and picnic etiquette. A hike that ends in berry picking and poisoning.
  • A man in the street tries to get attention - offers little girl sandwiches and sings "you are my sunshine."
  • Outdoor theater, performing scenes according to the time of day.
  • The street performer fights with passers-by, threatens them, then apologizes.
  • The history of theater.
  • The couple builds a fire and catches the forest.
  • Joe interviews people about resort communities - Woodstock, a nature resort in the Cook islands, and some sort of retirement community.
  • The couple argues, watches multiple televisions.
  • Animated monologue describing scenes of summer: a man on the subway shouts, "I'm not dead"; an idyllic neighboring family man goes mad; Houdini's act as the ultimate form of protest; a blind man carries a cripple on his back; shooting people at the beach as art; Joe repeats lines from the street performer and the acted dialog; "the sun shines from one place in the sky."
  • Beach technology: radios, beach scanners, seismographs.


  • "Hard Work" - John Handy (from "Hard Work", 1976)


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