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Comedy Fantasy 1990 - 19922 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Free Services 

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.Get a Life featuring Chris Elliott and Brian Doyle-Murray has one or more episodes free on Tubi TV. It's a comedy and fantasy show with 35 episodes over 2 seasons. Get a Life is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 60% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (2,047 votes).

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#2,910 Ranked TV Show

#679 Ranked in Science-Fiction TV

#681 Ranked in Fantasy TV

#1240 Ranked in Comedy TV

Get a Life has an average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 60% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (2,047 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Terror on the Hell Loop 2000

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Sep 23, 1990
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Terror on the Hell Loop 2000 Sep 23, 1990 Chris talks Larry into taking the day off for the world premiere of the Hell Loop 2000, a 360 degree looped rollercoaster, where they get stuck at the top of the loop.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Prettiest Week of My Life

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Sep 30, 1990
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The Prettiest Week of My Life Sep 30, 1990 Chris decides to enter the exciting world of male modeling when he joins the Handsome Boy School of Modeling.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Dadicus

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Oct 7, 1990
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Dadicus Oct 7, 1990 Chris convinces his father to accompany him to the father-son competition at the annual newspaper boy picnic.

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Season 01, Episode 04 A Family Affair

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Oct 14, 1990
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A Family Affair Oct 14, 1990 Sharon's sister, Charleen, comes to visit and she is taken with Chris' charm, much to Sharon's chagrin.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Pile of Death

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Oct 21, 1990
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Pile of Death Oct 21, 1990 Chris tries to raise money to help save a playground, so he tries to set a world record by having the most things piled on top of him.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Paperboy 2000

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Nov 4, 1990
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Paperboy 2000 Nov 4, 1990 The newspaper fires all the paper boys and replaces them with the Paperboy 2000, a paper delivering robotic vehicle, so Chris challenges it in a paper delivering contest.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Drivers License

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Nov 11, 1990
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Drivers License Nov 11, 1990 There's a new waitress at the local diner, and Chris wants to take her out, but he needs to drive a car for the date. His problem is he never got a license.

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Season 2

Season 02, Episode 01 Chris Moves Out

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Nov 9, 1991
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Chris Moves Out Nov 9, 1991 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.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Larry on the Loose

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Nov 16, 1991
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Larry on the Loose Nov 16, 1991 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.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Meat Locker 2000

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Nov 23, 1991
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Meat Locker 2000 Nov 23, 1991 Chris and Sharon show their true feelings when they become trapped in a meat locker together.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Health Inspector 2000

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Nov 30, 1991
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Health Inspector 2000 Nov 30, 1991 After finding a dead rat in his carton of milk, Chris decides to become a food inspector.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Chris Gets His Tonsils Out

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Dec 7, 1991
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Chris Gets His Tonsils Out Dec 7, 1991 Chris must deal with the fact he is ready to undergo ""major"" surgery and he begins by trying to make peace with Sharon.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Prisoner of Love

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Dec 14, 1991
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Prisoner of Love Dec 14, 1991 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.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Chris Becomes a Male Escort

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Dec 21, 1991
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Chris Becomes a Male Escort Dec 21, 1991 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.

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