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)
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 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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Life can be such fun ... So why not get one? See more »

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The episodes "1977 2000," "Bad Fish", and "Clip Show" were taped in four days during the last week of production. 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 Awesome
8 October 2004 | by (Arnhem, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Somewhere in the early nineties a Dutch TV station bought a dozen of episodes of Get a Life and it was one of the funniest, if not THE funniest thing I have ever seen. I remember a few years later I even wrote to the TV station to beg for reruns (but never heard from them). Apparently not many people (in the Netherlands) liked it. The funny thing is though, that the good friends I have had, when I mentioned Get a Life, they have freaked out; they say it's one of the best things they ever saw! So do I have a specific taste in friends? :-) Weird! I am currently trying to get it from the U.S. on DVD cos needless to say it's not released in Europe. I so hope I get it cos it was so awesome! Everybody should watch it at least once when given the chance cos it's quite unique and if it IS your kind of thing, you probably will never see anything funnier.


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