Get a Life: The Complete Series [5 Discs] [DVD]

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Special Features

  • A conversation with executive producer/co-creator David Mirkin and writer/producers Steve Pepoon and Jace Richdale
  • Get a Life 2012 featurette with James L. Brooks, Judd Apatow and Peter Chernin
  • Special commentary with psychologist Dr. Wendy Walsh analyzing Chris Peterson's mental issues
  • Alternate audio version without laugh track on select episodes
  • Commentaries on every episode
  • Paleyfest 2000! featuring David Mirkin, Elinor Donahue, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robin Riker, Charlie Kaufman, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Pepoon, and Jace Richdale
  • Closed Captioned


Chris Peterson (Chris Elliott) undergoes the sort of bizarre, surrealistic life experiences that are all too typical for 30-year-old paperboys who still live above their parents' garage as Get a Life enters its first season. In the series opener, Chris persuades his best friend Larry Potter (Sam Robards) to join him for the world premiere of the treacherous Hell Loop 2000 roller coaster (the first of the series' many whimsical invocations of the year 2000) -- only to become stuck upside-down when the coaster stalls. In later adventures, Chris becomes a male model, talks his phlegmatic father Fred (played by Chris Elliott's real-life father, Bob Elliott) into participating in the newspaper boys' annual picnic, endeavors to set a rather pointless world record, is replaced on the job by a paper-delivering robot, applies for his first-ever driver's license in order to impress a pretty waitress, and wins a weekend with his favorite talk show host (played by Fred Willard), who proves to be an even bigger waste of humanity than Chris! Also: Chris has a brief romantic fling with the sister of Larry's wife Sharon (Robin Riker), much to Sharon's dismay (to say she doesn't like Chris is like saying a rattlesnake doesn't like a mongoose); he experiences a full married life within a single day with his new-found "soulmate"; he stars in the very off-Broadway musical "Zoo Animals on Wheels," he briefly switches bodies with Larry after falling victim to an ancient curse; and, after 20 years, he finally receives the toy submarine kit which he'd paid for by becoming a paperboy in the first place. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew

  • Chris Elliott - Chris Peterson
  • Bob Elliott - Fred Peterson
  • Elinor Donahue - Gladys Peterson
  • Sam Robards - Larry Potter
  • Robin Riker - Sharon Peterson

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