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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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 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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America's Most Lovable Psycho See more »

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23 September 1990 (USA)  »

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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 Larry Sanders Show: Larry's Sitcom (1995) See more »

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Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
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excellent & innovative but undoubtedly misunderstood
22 October 2004 | by (los angeles, ca, usa) – See all my reviews

Get a Life was an excellent & innovative program. There never was, nor has there been since, anything like it. Unfortunately, because the comedy was so off-beat, it was undoubtedly misunderstood and so it was canceled after only 1 season. Given half a chance, some decent promotion and a few "names", Fox would have had another in a long line of successes. One of my favorite episodes was the satire of the musical "Cats." Chris Elliot's parents were particularly good and if you like Chris's style / humor, you can't help but enjoy the show. Maybe, if enough "noise" is made, it could be revived.


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