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 Chris Peterson (36 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Sharon Potter (36 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Fred Peterson (36 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Gladys Peterson (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Larry Potter (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Amy Potter (17 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Gus Borden / ... (14 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 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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According to David Mirkin, he pitched the show to Fox executives as being similar to Big (1988) in order to get them to greenlight it. 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 The Daily Show: Chris Elliott (2005) See more »

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Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
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Totally awesomeness
26 June 2004 | by (Kelso, Washington) – See all my reviews

I remember back when I was 9 trying to watch this show it was the only other show besides Married with Children that my mother never really let me see. I think one reason I loved this show was that it had Chris Elliott in it I mean you can't get any funnier than Chris Elliott. I'll be honest I can't really remember all the episodes I just remember that this show was totally awesome. There was one episode that he built a submarine in his parents bathroom I mean how many children wished they could? I feel this show was so awesome because he wasn't afraid to do what parents didn't like. I just wish that they would have kept this show on for more than the two seasons it was on... Anyway its a great show all around and I applaud Chris Elliott on a great job.


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