Get a Life

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Get a Life
Premiere September 23, 1990
Finale March 8, 1992
Creator Chris Elliott,
David Mirkin,
Adam Resnick
Network/Provider FOX
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Elliottland Productions,
New World Television (season 1),
TriStar Television (season 2)
Seasons 2
Episodes 35
Origin USA

Get a Life is a sitcom that aired on FOX.

The show stars Chris Elliott as a 30-year-old paperboy named Chris Peterson. Peterson lived in an apartment above his parents' garage (Elliott's parents are played by Elinor Donahue and his real-life father, comedian Bob Elliott). The opening credits depict Chris Peterson delivering newspapers on his bike to the show's theme song, "Stand" by R.E.M.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Chris Elliott Chris Peterson 1 2
Sam Robards Larry Potter 1
Brian Doyle-Murray Gus Borden 2
Robin Riker Sharon Potter 1 2
Brady Bluhm Bobby Potter 1
Taylor Fry Amy Potter 1
Elinor Donahue Gladys Peterson 1 2
Bob Elliott Fred Peterson 1 2


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 23, 1990 May 19, 1991 22
Season Two November 9, 1991 March 8, 1992 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series September 18, 2012 5


Episode Collections
Volume 1 March 21, 2000 1


Volume 2 September 10, 2002 1


External Links