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



* {{Retool}}: For once the idea to retool came from Mirkin himself, instead of the network.

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* {{Retool}}: {{Retool}}:
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For once the idea to retool came from Mirkin himself, the show-runner, instead of the network.



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Multiple times in "1977 2000"

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Multiple times in "1977 2000"2000".


* Retool:

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* Retool:{{Retool}}: For once the idea to retool came from Mirkin himself, instead of the network.



** Had the show been renewed for season 3 Chris would have become a hobo wandering around America.

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** Had the show been renewed for season 3 3, Chris would have become a hobo wandering around America.


* LaughTrack: The show was filmed single-camera, and had a laugh track added in post-production. On the [=DVD=], some episodes can be watched without the laugh track.



* PutOnABus: Larry.

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* PutOnABus: Larry.Larry disappears early in season 2.
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** A minor one at the beginning of season 2: Chris moves out of his parents' house and Larry [[PutOnABus disappears]].
** Had the show been renewed for season 3 Chris would have become a hobo wandering around America.


''Get a Life'' was a demented, [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}} for two seasons. 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.

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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''Get a Life'' was a demented, [[SurrealHumor surreal]] 1990 sitcom that aired on Creator/{{Fox}} for two seasons.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 women, and rescuing vomiting aliens. aliens.

Needless to say, the darkness and weirdness of the show got it cancelled after two seasons.

The show
seasons even as it received excellent critical reviews, but it gained a cult following, following in that time 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.



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

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


''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}}.Creator/{{Fox}} for two seasons. 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.


''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."

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