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 (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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Life can be such fun ... So why not get one? 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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Performed by R.E.M.
Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
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This was an original show
5 July 2004 | by (Lubbock, TX) – See all my reviews

A lot of television humor is recycled from past shows, or just the same theme over and over again. I won't go into examples, but I think you understand what I'm saying. This show, however, was original and showed the world that Chris Elliot is a brilliant comedian. Does anyone remember that Elliot got his start on "David Letterman" on NBC as the "Conspiracy guy", who would stand up in the audience, interrupt the show, and accuse Letterman of some "cover-up" involving missing files and Connie Chung? Then he would run through a door and get run over (usually by a floor buffer). "Get a Life" was very funny and quite original. I guess my favorite episode was the one where the alien Chris found would ooze out some vile, and disgusting stuff out of his body, and Chris ate it. He got Brian Doyle-Murray to eat some, too. They said it tasted like pudding. The alien seemed disgusted that they were eating the stuff, too. I really liked this show and I wish Fox had kept it on longer.


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