Get a Life - Vol. 1
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- Includes Four Episodes: Prettiest Week Of My Life, Bored Straight, Spewey And Me and Girlfriend 2000
- Added extras including added laugh tracks
Top Customer Reviews
Issue a complete set, and I'll advance order it the second I hear about it.
And while you're at it, include a commentary track for each episode by Chris Peterson and Gus Borden. Thanks.
The premise was simple: a 30-year-old paperboy still lived at home with his rather less-than-concerned parents (played by Elinor Donahue and Chris' real-life father, Bob Elliott) who tolerated him as best they could while he got into one mess after another.
But this was no LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. Whereas most sitcoms would take such a premise and turn it into a formulaic, feel-good giggle-fest, GET A LIFE dared to make its lead character into a bizarre man-child who could never see how truly ridiculous his inane behavior was to others. He lived in his own self-contained world where he was the coolest and hippest guy on the planet. What saved the character from being either a creep or the butt of everyone's joke was his underlying naivete and childlike innocence, which, in the end, was often enough to help him (barely) triumph over the evil forces in his neighborhood.
Embodied perfectly by Chris Elliott, the indestructible "Chris Peterson" was a brilliant sitcom creation who managed to last two seasons on Fox. But that was only half the story. The other great thing about GET A LIFE was how the series took standard-issue sitcom plots and twisted them into deranged new forms. This was like the TWIN PEAKS of sitcoms in the way it constantly challenged the boundaries of both good taste and common sense in order to get a reaction from its stunned audience. The humor ran the gamut from low-brow to madcap to surreal. In the 2nd Season, almost every episode ended with Chris getting killed.Read more ›
There is absolutely nothing extra here except one longish uncut scene. You may also view the episodes with the original audio or without a laugh track.
It's great to see this very funny though short-lived sitcom available on dvd.
All I can say is: Girlfriend 2000. Oh... My... God! THAT'S what was so funny about the show! The episode opens with Chris on his bike, getting plowed down by an SUV. He ends up falling in love with the driver after she re-sets his mangled legs and repairs his totaled bike on the spot, and sets out on a stalking spree. Animotion's "Obsession" playing while he follows her around is pure brilliance. This is the forth episode, and it's about here where Elliot really finds his character.
The other three are very good as well, especially "Spewy and Me" which features a projectile-vomiting alien. All through the show he's throwing up, and it just gets funnier and funnier! Please Rhino, PLEASE may we have another?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not what I expected. I wanted season one as shown on Fox. NOT WHAT I EXPECTED.Published 10 months ago by Ronald R.
The picture and sound quality was exceptional. There were no scratches on the disc and no skipping. A great buy!!!Published 15 months ago by Jeremy E.
I remember this from TV. Somehow, my memories of the show are funnier than the series. It's worth the cost but you have to like lots of silly humor.Published 23 months ago by William
I like Chris Elliot a lot, and this show was a favorite of mine in the early 90's. I bought the VHS copy because I wasn't sure if the DVD's at the time were worth it. Read morePublished on June 15, 2014 by Torino
Got this as a gift for my brother. He used to love this show and really liked getting it. The quality was great; just like when it played on TV.Published on May 13, 2014 by Jamie
What a disappointment.
I was seriously excited about getting thinking it would be like 20somethin episodes, but Nope, it was only 4 freakin eps, and they all looked super... Read more