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)
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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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Co-creator David Mirkin originally made the show without the laugh track until FOX executives pressured him to add one.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 The Daily Show: Chris Elliott (2005) See more »

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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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