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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The reason Chris Peterson's parents are always in their pajamas is because Chris Elliott's real-life father played his dad on the show. Chris Elliott says he wanted his dad to be comfortable on the set, and to not have to deal with wardrobe changes. (As told by Chris Elliott at a book signing in San Francisco CA on 15 December 2005) 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 American Pie (1999) See more »

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Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
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The show was original
28 September 2005 | by (Pickerington, Ohio) – See all my reviews

What can I say "Get a Life was so Strange that it was funny. Half the episodes didn't make any kind of point, but it was funny just the same. The show was basically about a middle aged boy named Chris Peterson who had a paper route and lived with his parents, at least in the 1st season and above all else, HAD NO LIFE! The show only lasted two seasons. During the 2nd season Chris moves out of his parents house and into the basement of retired police officer, Gus who was his landlord-friend. Why FOX didn't keep the series on longer I don't understand because the show had many amusing episodes, corny but funny. I do miss this show I look back and remembered laughing my self silly watching this show every week. But, as usual FOX always cancels the good TV Shows.


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