A 30-something guy still lives with his parents and works as a paperboy and tries to avoid growing up and being responsible at all costs.
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1992   1991   1990   Unknown  

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Chris Elliott ...  Chris Peterson 36 episodes, 1990-1992
Robin Riker ...  Sharon Potter 36 episodes, 1990-1992
Bob Elliott ...  Fred Peterson 36 episodes, 1990-1992
Elinor Donahue ...  Gladys Peterson 35 episodes, 1990-1992
Sam Robards ...  Larry Potter 24 episodes, 1990-1991
Taylor Fry ...  Amy Potter 17 episodes, 1990-1992
Brian Doyle-Murray ...  Gus Borden / ... 14 episodes, 1990-1992
Brady Bluhm ...  Bobby Potter 13 episodes, 1990-1991
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Storyline

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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Life can be such fun ... So why not get one? See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Trivia

June Lockhart was originally cast as Chris' mother, Gladys. After a pilot was filmed, Lockhart was replaced with Elinor Donahue and her scenes were re-shot. See more »

Quotes

Chris Peterson: [to a rival in his male modeling class] What's that? You had a *butt* lift?
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Alternate Versions

In the Rhino DVD releases (two of them were produced), there are mastered episodes which do not contain the laugh track. However, sometimes crew members can be heard laughing in the mastered episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Pie (1999) See more »

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Stand
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 morrowman2See 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(35 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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