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''Get a Life'' was a demented, [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}}. It starred Creator/ChrisElliott as [[TheDanza Chris Peterson]], a friendly yet slightly psychotic 30 year old paperboy and all-around loser who lives with his parents. The show followed Chris' strange adventures, which included becoming a male model, stalking beautiful women and rescuing vomiting aliens. Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.

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''Get a Life'' was a demented, [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}}. It starred Creator/ChrisElliott as [[TheDanza Chris Peterson]], a friendly yet slightly psychotic 30 year old 30-year-old paperboy and all-around loser who lives with his parents. The show followed Chris' strange adventures, which included becoming a male model, stalking beautiful women and rescuing vomiting aliens. Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.


''Get a Life'' was a demented, [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}}. It starred Creator/ChrisElliott as [[TheDanza Chris Peterson]], a friendly yet slightly psychotic 30 year old paperboy and all-around loser. The show followed Chris' strange adventures, which included becoming a male model, stalking beautiful women and rescuing vomiting aliens. Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.

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''Get a Life'' was a demented, [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}}. It starred Creator/ChrisElliott as [[TheDanza Chris Peterson]], a friendly yet slightly psychotic 30 year old paperboy and all-around loser.loser who lives with his parents. The show followed Chris' strange adventures, which included becoming a male model, stalking beautiful women and rescuing vomiting aliens. Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.



* RealSongThemeTune: "Stand" by Music/{{REM}}.


''Get a Life'' was a demented, [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}}. It starred Chris Elliott as [[TheDanza Chris Peterson]], a friendly yet slightly psychotic 30 year old paperboy and all-around loser. The show followed Chris' strange adventures, which included becoming a male model, stalking beautiful women and rescuing vomiting aliens. Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.

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''Get a Life'' was a demented, [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}}. It starred Chris Elliott Creator/ChrisElliott as [[TheDanza Chris Peterson]], a friendly yet slightly psychotic 30 year old paperboy and all-around loser. The show followed Chris' strange adventures, which included becoming a male model, stalking beautiful women and rescuing vomiting aliens. Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.

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* AdBreakDoubleTake: Played straight in "A Family Affair" when Larry and Sharon catch Chris in bed with Sharon's sister.


* WellDoneSonGuy: Subverted. Chris actually thinks that Fred is proud of him. He could not be more wrong.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Subverted.InvertedTrope. Chris actually thinks that Fred is proud of him. He could not be more wrong.


* BasementDweller: Chris (in Season 1, though technically it's "upstairs duplex apartment dweller", but it's still his parents' house, and he drops in on them ''constantly'')

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* BasementDweller: Chris (in in Season 1, though technically it's "upstairs duplex apartment dweller", but dweller"--but it's still his parents' house, and he drops in on them ''constantly'')''constantly''.


* BasementDweller: Chris (in Season 1, tho technically it's "upstairs duplex apartment dweller", but it's still his parents' house, and he drops in on them ''constantly'')

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* BasementDweller: Chris (in Season 1, tho though technically it's "upstairs duplex apartment dweller", but it's still his parents' house, and he drops in on them ''constantly'')


The show gained a cult following, and after years of DVD sets for the show being stuck in DevelopmentHell (due to Show-runner David Mirkin's insistence that all episodes be released uncut, including the music), a complete series set was finally released by Creator/ShoutFactory on September 18, 2012.

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The show gained a cult following, and after years of DVD sets for the show being stuck in DevelopmentHell (due to Show-runner show-runner David Mirkin's insistence that all episodes be released uncut, including the music), a complete series set was finally released by Creator/ShoutFactory on September 18, 2012.



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* FunWithAcronyms: Chris' alien friend Spewey, which Chris says stands for "'''S'''pecial '''P'''erson '''E'''ntering the '''W'''orld...'''E'''gg '''Y'''olks"

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* FunWithAcronyms: Chris' alien friend Spewey, which Chris says stands for "'''S'''pecial '''P'''erson '''E'''ntering the '''W'''orld...'''E'''gg '''Y'''olks"'''Y'''olks".


* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/BrianDoyleMurray played Ted Baines, runner of Handsome Boy Modeling Agency in Season One, and then showed up as forcibly-retired cop Gus Borden, Chris' landlord in Season Two.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Sapphire from "The Prettiest Week of My Life."


* BodyHorror: Some of the mutations Chris and Gus undergo in ''Chris' Brain Starts Working''.

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* BodyHorror: Some of the mutations Chris and Gus undergo in ''Chris' "Chris' Brain Starts Working''.Working".

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* BodyHorror: Some of the mutations Chris and Gus undergo in ''Chris' Brain Starts Working''.

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* HappyDance: Chris' bizarre back-and-forth hand-flapping line dance.


''Get a Life'' was a demented, surreal 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}}. It starred Chris Elliott as [[TheDanza Chris Peterson]], a friendly yet slightly psychotic 30 year old paperboy and all-around loser. The show followed Chris' strange adventures, which included becoming a male model, stalking beautiful women and rescuing vomiting aliens. Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.

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''Get a Life'' was a demented, surreal [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}}. It starred Chris Elliott as [[TheDanza Chris Peterson]], a friendly yet slightly psychotic 30 year old paperboy and all-around loser. The show followed Chris' strange adventures, which included becoming a male model, stalking beautiful women and rescuing vomiting aliens. Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.


* GainaxEnding: The final episode is a clip show in which Chris falls out of a plane on the way to Iraq, in the end he lands on "one of those discarded beds from the classic TV series Love, American Style", unluckily the mattress was made entirely out of explosives, blowing Chris up once again. A third season was planned but never happened.

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* GainaxEnding: The final episode is a clip show in which Chris falls out of a plane on the way to Iraq, in the end he lands on "one of those discarded beds from the classic TV series Love, American Style", unluckily ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle''"; unluckily, the mattress was made entirely out of explosives, blowing Chris up once again. A third season was planned but never happened.

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