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)
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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, Chris Peterson is based on Dennis the Menace (1959) which is why Chris often wears striped shirts. 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 Conan: Octoparrot vs. Megakitten (2011) See more »

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Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
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28 November 1999 | by (Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Why did this show die? I thought it was one of the funniest series on television ever. Chris Elliot is Chris Peterson, a thirty year old newspaper delivery boy who still lives with his parents.

This show should be resurrected. My favorite episode is when Chris orders a submarine via the mail and he builds it in his bathtub. Him and his father then get trapped inside and are running out of air.


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