Get a Life (1990–1992)

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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 ... 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)
Bob Elliott ...
 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)
Brady Bluhm ...
 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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Chris Peterson: [to a rival in his male modeling class] What's that? You had a *butt* lift?
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Referenced in American Pie (1999) See more »

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Performed by R.E.M.
Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
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I agree!
11 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Wow! As much as this show is only for a certain type of warped sense of humor (like mine!) I can't not notice that every single reviewer of this semi-controversial show (so far) has sung praises. And all deserved! I so agree! I only wish they'd put a few more on DVD.


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