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.
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Season 1Tubi TV
S01 E01Sep 23, 1990
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.
S01 E02Sep 30, 1990
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.
S01 E03Oct 7, 1990
Dadicus Oct 7, 1990 Chris convinces his father to accompany him to the father-son competition at the annual newspaper boy picnic.
S01 E04Oct 14, 1990
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.
S01 E05Oct 21, 1990
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.
S01 E06Nov 4, 1990
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.
S01 E07Nov 11, 1990
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.
S02 E01Nov 9, 1991
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.
S02 E02Nov 16, 1991
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.
S02 E03Nov 23, 1991
Meat Locker 2000 Nov 23, 1991 Chris and Sharon show their true feelings when they become trapped in a meat locker together.
S02 E04Nov 30, 1991
Health Inspector 2000 Nov 30, 1991 After finding a dead rat in his carton of milk, Chris decides to become a food inspector.
S02 E05Dec 7, 1991
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.
S02 E06Dec 14, 1991
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.
S02 E07Dec 21, 1991
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.