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Get a Life

Get a Life is a television sitcom that was broadcast in the United States on the Fox Network from September 23, 1990, to March 8, 1992. The show stars Chris Elliott as a 30-year-old paperboy named Chris Peterson. Peterson lived in an apartment above his parents' garage. The opening credits depict Chris Peterson delivering newspapers on his bike to the show's theme song, "Stand" by R.E.M. The show was a creation of Elliott, Adam Resnick and writer/director David Mirkin. Mirkin was executive producer/showrunner of the series and also directed most of the episodes. Notable writers of the series included Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter of Being John Malkovich; and Bob Odenkirk, co-creator of Mr. Show with Bob and David and Tenacious D. The show was unconventional for a prime time sitcom, and many times the storylines of the episodes were surreal. For example, Elliott's character actually dies in twelve episodes. The causes of death included being crushed by a giant boulder, old age, tonsillitis, stab wounds, gunshot wounds, falling from an airplane, strangulation, getting run over by cars, choking on cereal, and simply exploding. For this reason, it was a struggle for Elliott and Mirkin to get the show on the air. Many of the executives at the Fox Network hated the show and thought it was too disturbing and that Elliott's character was too insane.

Duration: 30 min

Quality: HD

Release: 1990

IMDb: 8.4

Season 2 - Get a Life
1992-03-08
"While on his first jet airplane flight, Chris falls out, and is disappointed when his life flashes before his eyes and it only covers the past eighteen months."
1992-03-01
"Chris time travels to save Gus' career as a law enforcement officer. However he soon discovers the trouble with messing with the past which includes two-headed zombies named Sharon."
1992-02-09
"When an alien crashes in Gus' front yard, Chris tries to keep it from the government, but this alien is nothing like E.T. or ALF."
1992-02-02
"After eating bad shellfish, Sharon and Gus get amnesia, and Chris seizes the opportunity to convince them that they are his best friends."
1992-01-19
"Exposure to toxic waste, found under Gus' house, turns Chris into a genius and with Gus he proceeds to enter and win spelling bees."
1992-01-12
"After getting hit by her car, Chris falls for (and stalks) a doctor, later while stalking her, he starts getting stalked by the girl from the drugstore who has fallen for him."
1991-12-21
"Chris decides on a whim to become a male escort, hoping for free plays and dates with young women. What he gets is a elderly woman who is hard up."
1991-12-14
"When his pen-pal gets released from prison, she comes to stay with Chris. She takes him hostage when the police come after her when she starts criminal activities under Chris' nose."
1991-12-07
"Chris must deal with the fact he is ready to undergo ""major"" surgery and he begins by trying to make peace with Sharon."
1991-11-30
"After finding a dead rat in his carton of milk, Chris decides to become a food inspector."
1991-11-23
"Chris and Sharon show their true feelings when they become trapped in a meat locker together."
1991-11-16
"Larry takes off after to listening to Chris reminding him of everything wrong with his life. So Chris goes in search of Larry and when he fails, he goes in search of a new best friend."
1991-11-09
"Chris turns 31 and decides it's time to move out, so he goes in search of a new place to live and he moves into Gus' garage."
Season 1 - Get a Life