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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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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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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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English

Release Date:

23 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Búscate la vida See more »

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(35 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The series was canceled after two seasons, but David Mirkin had worked on the premise for a potential third season. "Chris would have moved out of Gus' garage and become a homeless drifter. And he would have traveled the country, in every place touching someone else's life and making it a little bit worse" 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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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 »

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Referenced in American Pie (1999) See more »

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Where did it go?
28 November 1999 | by joehedSee 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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