Get a Life (1990–1992)

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The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents. Such show topics included the eating of a space alien, a robotic paper-boy and ... See full summary »

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 Chris Peterson (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Sharon Potter (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Gladys Peterson (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bob Elliott ...
 Fred Peterson (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Larry Potter (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Amy Potter (16 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Gus Borden / ... (14 episodes, 1990-1992)
Brady Bluhm ...
 Bobby Potter (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
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The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents. Such show topics included the eating of a space alien, a robotic paper-boy and numerous beheadings. Get a Life was also one of the first television shows that featured the killing of the star of the show. Written by Daniel Davis <daniel@daily.ou.edu>

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Co-creator David Mirkin originally made the show without the laugh track until FOX executives pressured him to add one. Mirkin believes the bad laugh track fits with the show's quirky tone. See more »

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Chris Peterson: [to a rival in his male modeling class] What's that? You had a *butt* lift?
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Referenced in American Pie (1999) See more »

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Nutso, schizo, and totally hilarious, the ultimate Chris Elliot vehicle
26 February 2002 | by (Western Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

It's been over a decade, and many of us still double-over with laughter just thinking about episodes of this insane sitcom, a Hellzapopin revue for the goofy, mannered talents of Chris Elliot. However, an equal number of folks see this show as nothing but stupid. Elliot, Resnick, and company probably see it that way too. There aren't many absolutes in life, but this is one of them: You'll either love or hate this show (and your feelings will be inextricably tied to how much you like Chris Elliot). There is NO middle ground. No one ever says that "Get a Life" is "just OK," "fair," or "I could take it or leave it." It inspires fervent reactions both pro and con. And in a plain vanilla world of network television, that's a good thing!

For me, my life is always a whole lot better when I think about "Spewey the Alien," "Zoo Animals on Wheels," and the "Toolbelt Wars." Those episodes are as fresh today as they were in the day. The trouble with Chris Elliot, I think, is that he has such a bizarre, almost off-putting sense of humor that a little of him goes a long way. (If you don't believe me, see "Cabin Boy.") Here's the perfect vehicle to enjoy his talents--in 22 minute chunks! Eat up!


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