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 Sharon Potter 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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 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Co-creator David Mirkin originally made the show without the laugh track until FOX executives pressured him to add one.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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Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
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It was stupid but in a good way.
31 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I don't really know why I'm bothering to comment on this show but I do know that this was one of Fox's most underrated shows. To look at Chris and Bob Elliott you'd never know that the two were even related. I think that they made a pretty dynamic duo. Chris and Bob both had such great chemistry on the small screen. I really enjoyed Get A Life but it's just too bad that the show was canceled after only 2 seasons.

The people who were in Get A Life were funny and witty but there was just something about the chemistry between Bob and Chris that really appealed to me. A father/son duo who were out to prove that they could be just as funny as the rest of them could. :)


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