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Complete series cast summary:
...  Chris Peterson 36 episodes, 1990-1992
...  Sharon Potter 36 episodes, 1990-1992
...  Fred Peterson 36 episodes, 1990-1992
...  Gladys Peterson 35 episodes, 1990-1992
...  Larry Potter 24 episodes, 1990-1991
...  Amy Potter 17 episodes, 1990-1992
...  Gus Borden / ... 14 episodes, 1990-1992
...  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 episode "Spewey and Me" was intended as a parody of the science fiction films "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) and "Mac and Me" (1988), and ends with the alien being eaten. The writers were reportedly worried that the studio executives would reject the episode, but executive Peter Chernin loved the idea and fully supported them. 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 The Larry Sanders Show: Larry's Sitcom (1995) 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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The show was original
28 September 2005 | by 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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