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Release Date:
23 September 1990 (USA) See more »
Life can be such fun ... So why not get one? See more »
The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents... See more »
Taylor Momsen Thinks You Should Get a Life
 (From E! Online. 17 September 2009, 8:07 AM, PDT)

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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 21)

Chris Elliott ... Chris Peterson (35 episodes, 1990-1992)

Robin Riker ... Sharon Potter (34 episodes, 1990-1992)

Elinor Donahue ... Gladys Peterson (34 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bob Elliott ... Fred Peterson (34 episodes, 1990-1992)

Sam Robards ... Larry Potter (23 episodes, 1990-1991)

Taylor Fry ... Amy Potter (16 episodes, 1990-1992)

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Gus Borden / ... (13 episodes, 1990-1992)
Brady Bluhm ... Bobby Potter (13 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Directed by
David Mirkin (20 episodes, 1990-1992)
Peter Baldwin (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dwayne Hickman (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dean Parisot (3 episodes, 1991)
John Fortenberry (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Writing credits
Chris Elliott (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
David Mirkin (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
Adam Resnick (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
Marjorie Gross (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Steve Pepoon (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bob Odenkirk (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bill Freiberger (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Adam Markowitz (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Charlie Kaufman (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jace Richdale (2 episodes, 1991-1992)

Series Produced by
Chris Elliott .... producer (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
David Mirkin .... executive producer (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
Adam Resnick .... co-producer / producer (35 episodes, 1990-1992)
David J. Latt .... producer (34 episodes, 1990-1992)
Marjorie Gross .... producer (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Steve Pepoon .... producer / co-producer (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jace Richdale .... producer (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jessie Ward Dugan .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1990)

Bernice Howes .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Stewart Levin (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Hissong (2 episodes, 1990)

Vincent Contarino (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Pamela Malouf (33 episodes, 1990-1992)
Mike Wilcox (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Casting by
Lisa London (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Art Direction by
Tommy Goetz (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Set Decoration by
Fred S. Winston (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Makeup Department
Patricia Bunch .... make-up (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Production Management
Neil Rapp .... production manager (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susan Walter .... dga trainee (12 episodes, 1991-1992)
Joanne Keene Hall .... dga trainee (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Caryn Shick .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jo Anne Singer .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Art Department
Chris Sylos .... set designer (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Arthur Shippee .... property (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Sound Department
Bill Remhild .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1990-1991)

Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Ross Deane .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Greg Aronowitz .... alien designer (1 episode, 1992)

Ian Hubbard .... creature effects crew (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Brian Longbotham .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunt coordinator: stunt double: Chris Elliott (28 episodes, 1990-1992)

Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Leavitt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin McGill .... assistant camera (30 episodes, 1990-1992)
Ryne Niner .... assistant camera (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Vernon Kifer .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1991-1992)
Chuck Fowler .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Buzz Jochheim .... key grip (2 episodes, 1990-1991)

John Graham .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Lisa Guerriero .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Lisa London .... casting (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Gore-Misko .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Audrey Tannenbaum .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Editorial Department
Jim Page .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Other crew
Daniel Brickman .... accountant / production accountant (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Wendy Baker .... associate (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... technical coordinator (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Charleen Easton .... assistant to executive producer / assistant: executive producer / ... (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Steve Mercier .... associate (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jane Yamashita .... writers assistant / associate (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Laurie Lennard .... production consultant / production coordinator (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dan Mcdonald .... associate (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Joshua Strauss .... assistant: producer / associate (2 episodes, 1990)
Andy House .... production executive (2 episodes, 1991)

Lance Clarke .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Marc Kunis .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Bob Odenkirk .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
D. Gunther Tarampi .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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30 min (35 episodes)
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The episodes "1977 2000," "Bad Fish", and "Clip Show" were taped in four days during the last week of production.See more »
Chris Peterson:[to a rival in his male modeling class] What's that? You had a *butt* lift?See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This was an original show, 5 July 2004
Author: William (wmattifo) from Lubbock, TX

A lot of television humor is recycled from past shows, or just the same theme over and over again. I won't go into examples, but I think you understand what I'm saying. This show, however, was original and showed the world that Chris Elliot is a brilliant comedian. Does anyone remember that Elliot got his start on "David Letterman" on NBC as the "Conspiracy guy", who would stand up in the audience, interrupt the show, and accuse Letterman of some "cover-up" involving missing files and Connie Chung? Then he would run through a door and get run over (usually by a floor buffer). "Get a Life" was very funny and quite original. I guess my favorite episode was the one where the alien Chris found would ooze out some vile, and disgusting stuff out of his body, and Chris ate it. He got Brian Doyle-Murray to eat some, too. They said it tasted like pudding. The alien seemed disgusted that they were eating the stuff, too. I really liked this show and I wish Fox had kept it on longer.

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