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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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According to David Mirkin, he pitched the show to Fox executives as being similar to Big (1988) in order to get them to greenlight it. 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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GREAT! GREAT! GREAT!
3 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is, without a doubt, the funniest show I have ever seen on TV. The episodes are like a cartoon; anything can happen and it is not bound by normal rules. The results are definitely laugh-out-loud funny. Get the DVD!! It only has four episodes but they are great no matter how many times I watch them. I wish that all the episodes were available for purchase. About two years ago USA reran the entire series. I TiVo'd a bunch but then my TiVo broke...it was a very sad day indeed. My favorite episode is when Chris finds a dead rat in his milk carton and decides to become a food inspector. He gets sucked into the corrupt world of bribes and $5 perks. Eventually he is caught and has to testify before a senate sub-committee. "Sub-committee? Whats that? One of those things where a bunch of guys sit around eating those long sandwiches?" Then he laughs like an idiot. Classic!


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