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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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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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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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America's Most Lovable Psycho See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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USA

Language:

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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Trivia

Elinor Donahue's husband, Harry Ackerman, died while she was working on this series. Donahue kept her commitment to the show and returned to the set the day after Ackerman died. 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 The Daily Show: Chris Elliott (2005) See more »

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Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
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The Most Brilliant Television Ever Made
23 April 1999 | by Kino JerkSee all my reviews

This is the GREATEST TV ever made. Why hasn't every episode been released to the public? Some sort of fascist government plot to keep us from seeing Spewey the alien who can make custard out of his belly? It's time we had a right to know!

This show also features the writing talents of Bob Odenkirk, a comparable genius in his own right. Just see Mr. Show to find out.

Did I forget to say this show is nothing short of brilliant?


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