Get A Life: The Complete Series
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Here are the surreal, twisted, violent, hilarious misadventures of Chris Peterson: a 30-year-old paperboy with an ever-decreasing grasp on reality. Starring Chris Elliott (Eagleheart), Executive Produced by David Mirkin (The Simpsons) and created by Chris Elliott, Adam Resnick and David Mirkin, Get A Life has earned a rabid cult following. Co-starring Bob Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue, Sam Robards and Brian Doyle-Murray.
Includes all 35 uncut episodes plus all-new bonus features with the cast and crew. . . Its like a nightmare come true!
This is one of the best produced releases that Ive reviewed in recent years. It really has everything that a die-hard or new fan of the show would want. There are entertaining commentaries on every episode that have some interesting behind-the-scenes details on the production of the show. --Sitcoms Online, 9/17/12
After spending the last few days blazing through the entire series, I was pleased to find they remain every bit as funny as ever...The audio commentary on the pilot episode Terror on the Hell Loop 2000 is one the best DVD extras of the year...I can state with authority that Get A Life: The Complete Series is the DVD event of the year. ... They jokingly call it the Un-Special Non-Anniversary Edition, but this is a very special release for a pretty crazy show. --Movie Metropolis, 9/12/12
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Both seasons of all 35 episodes are being compiled in this 5 disc DVD set. The collection boasts a variety of extras:
Essay by TV Critic Tom Shales
Interviews with Co-Creator David Mirkin and Writers Jace Richdale and Steve Pepoon
Panel Interview By Cast and Creators At Paleyfest 2000
Audio Commentary on Select Episodes
Deleted Scenes on Select Episodes
Alternate Audio on Select Episodes (without laugh track)
If you've never seen "Get A Life," Elliott (coming off his successful guest spots on Letterman's Late Show) created what would become his signature role. As a 30 year old paperboy living at home with his parents, he had big dreams, big ideas, and an indefatigable cluelessness.Read more ›
"They made you eat Jacks?"
"No... but they're in me."
I could riff hilarious bits from this series all day. But I'll spare you.
This is it! All 35 episodes with the original music, not the mass produced limited syndication episodes that appeared on USA network. Thanks to music rights, those had regurgitated fill in music, which just made my skin crawl. The theme song "Stand" is back, "Hey There Georgie Girl", "Obsession", etc. Just ONE of the many reasons I am so happy with this release. Why couldn't the producers of WKRP do the same? Worth the extra $$$! Most of the episodes, mercifully, are presented with the option to play without a laugh track. (Like you need to be reminded that this is humor?) All episodes have commentary by Mirkin.
If you don't know "Get A Life" but are a fan of Chris Elliot, then where the heck have you been? This is one of Chris Elliot's crowning achievements! A seminal surrealist non-sitcom sitcom that really breaks all the rules. ALL OF THEM. The main character is unapologetically rude, ridiculously stupid and likably unlikable(?!?). I particularly like the second and final season. They must have been told they were being cancelled and they said what the heck, and cut loose with the writing. <Spoiler> Chris must die at the end of every episode that season, and it's hilarious. Gus, his landlord played by Brian Doyle Murray, made the perfect heavy/straightman! Gus is as violently stupid as Chris, only slightly less socially obtuse! They are perfect together!. Priceless!
UPDATE! I've now watched the first four discs, this series just keeps getting better and better.Read more ›
Nevertheless, I felt the need to write a review because while many have noted that the video quality is subpar, they fail to convey how truly awful it is. The first indicator that the QC at Sony is nonexistant was when I first opened the jewel case and one of the cheap plastic pegs that's suppoesed to hold the thing together popped right off. That was a minor annoyance, but the major flaw of this set is that the video quality is inexcusable. This doesn't look like an old VHS tape, which is about what I was expecting and willing to accept based on other reviews. Rather, it appears as though someone set up a VCR on the planet Neptune and and is transmitting "Get a Life" episodes to Earth, and solar flares are creating interference.
Clearly there was something wrong with the equipment used to transfer the video from tape to digital and no one noticed or admitted the error before pressing all the DVDs, or maybe they figured fans of "Get a Life" wouldn't care. Well, this fan does care. I hope there's a second run to correct this and Sony offers a free exchange to all of us who were duped into purchasing this; but in the meantime, you're stuck with atrocious video quality, worse than any DVD you've ever seen.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must for anyone who remembers and was a fan when the show was being produced.Published 5 months ago by Patrick E.
What makes Fox a good network is that they are willing to air a TV show without any consultation with the Nielsen Ratings. Sometimes they hit home runs, e.g. Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Schneider
Get a Life was a great way to wind-down the weekend. Paperboy 2000 is a classic. SPEWEY and Me is one of the funniest routines ever. Thanks for making the series available.Published 7 months ago by JI
A great short lived series.. Was so glad Shout Factory brought this series back out and included some very interesting extras... But it was a very weird kind of humor.. Read morePublished 8 months ago by JM