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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 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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 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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Chris Elliott's original idea for a series was for him to play Marlon Brando as a nanny. Fox rejected this idea. Elliott's impression of Brando was a recurring feature on Late Night with David Letterman (1982). 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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1 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was my favorite TV show when it was on. It had wacky slapstick, sharp dialogue, and fantastic performance. If you've seen "Cabin Boy", you'll love Chris Elliott in this show.

When "There's Something About Mary" came out, I saw it and was reminded instantly of the sort of outlandish humor both that and "Get a Life" used.

My favorite episode is definitely the one where Chris is mutated by nuclear material and becomes a spelling bee wizard before it wears off and he badly misspells the word "pants".

If you haven't seen it, check it out.


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