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Get a Life

Get a Life (1990)

Starring: Elinor Donahue, Chris Elliott, Brian Doyle-Murray, Sam Robards, Wesley Jonathan, Bob Elliott, Robin Riker


First Aired:
September 23, 1990
Air Day:
Air Time:
30 Min


Unaired Pilot

January 1, 1970

Ep: 0 Unaired Pilot

Terror on the Hell Loop 2000

September 23, 1990

Ep: 1 Terror on the Hell Loop 2000

Chris talks Larry into taking the day off for the world premiere of the Hell Loop 2000, a 360 degree looped rollercoaster, where they get stuck at the top of the loop.

The Prettiest Week of My Life

September 30, 1990

Ep: 2 The Prettiest Week of My Life

Chris decides to enter the exciting world of male modeling when he joins the Handsome Boy School of Modeling.


October 7, 1990

Ep: 3 Dadicus

Chris convinces his father to accompany him to the father-son competition at the annual newspaper boy picnic.

A Family Affair

October 14, 1990

Ep: 4 A Family Affair

Sharon's sister, Charleen, comes to visit and she is taken with Chris' charm, much to Sharon's chagrin.

Pile of Death

October 21, 1990

Ep: 5 Pile of Death

Chris tries to raise money to help save a playground, so he tries to set a world record by having the most things piled on top of him.

Paperboy 2000

November 4, 1990

Ep: 6 Paperboy 2000

The newspaper fires all the paper boys and replaces them with the Paperboy 2000, a paper delivering robotic vehicle, so Chris challenges it in a paper delivering contest.

Drivers License

November 11, 1990

Ep: 7 Drivers License

There's a new waitress at the local diner, and Chris wants to take her out, but he needs to drive a car for the date. His problem is he never got a license.

The Sitting

November 18, 1990

Ep: 8 The Sitting

Chris becomes a house sitter in an old Victorian house that appears to be haunted.

Bored Straight

December 2, 1990

Ep: 9 Bored Straight

While delivering papers in the bad side of town, Chris meets a group of young hoodlums and he decides to ""take back the streets"" by helping the kids.

Zoo Animals on Wheels

December 16, 1990

Ep: 10 Zoo Animals on Wheels

Much to Sharon's dismay, Chris auditions for and gets the lead part in a local community theatre production of Andrew Todd Keller's musical Zoo Animals on Wheels.


January 6, 1991

Ep: 11 Roots

Chris finds proof that makes him think he is adopted, so he sets off to find his natural parents, an Amish couple.

The Counterfeit Watch Story

February 3, 1991

Ep: 12 The Counterfeit Watch Story

Chris goes to work for the police in a sting operation after he buys a counterfeit watch, the Chrono-Sync 2000.

Chris vs. Donald

February 10, 1991

Ep: 13 Chris vs. Donald

At the family reunion Chris is still struggling to get out from under the shadow of his cousin.

Chris Wins a Celebrity

February 24, 1991

Ep: 14 Chris Wins a Celebrity

Chris wins a weekend with his favorite talk show host, a contest the host first regrets he agreed to, but later Chris regrets he entered, when the host decides to stay.

Houseboy 2000

March 10, 1991

Ep: 15 Houseboy 2000

After destroying her kitchen, Chris becomes Sharon's slave to work off the $2000 in damage and she also breaks his will.


March 24, 1991

Ep: 16 Married

During one day, Chris meets his soulmate, marries her and goes through an entire relationship with her.

Camping 2000

March 31, 1991

Ep: 17 Camping 2000

Chris and Larry join Mr. Peterson on a camping trip, when Mr. Peterson manages to lose them, the hungry boys eat some berries that cause them to hallucinate.

The Construction Worker Show

April 7, 1991

Ep: 18 The Construction Worker Show

Chris becomes a construction worker with the men who are renovating his parents kitchen. When they tell him one of their trade secrets, Chris has a problem with their dishonesty.

The Big City

April 21, 1991

Ep: 19 The Big City

Chris loses his wallet in the big city, and the big city give him the key to the city and other perks to make him feel better.

Neptune 2000

April 28, 1991

Ep: 20 Neptune 2000

When Chris was 12 he got a job as a paperboy so he could buy a submarine from the back of a comic book. Four to six hundred weeks later when the kit arrives, Chris and his father put it together; however when they embark on the sub's maiden... More

The One Where Chris and Larry Switch Lives

May 12, 1991

Ep: 21 The One Where Chris and Larry Switch Lives

Chris and Larry ignore an Indian curse and wind up switching places.

Psychic 2000

May 19, 1991

Ep: 22 Psychic 2000

Chris has a near death experience and is endowed with prescience and he sees a vision of Sharon being murdered.

Chris Moves Out

November 9, 1991

Ep: 1 Chris Moves Out

Chris turns 31 and decides it's time to move out, so he goes in search of a new place to live and he moves into Gus' garage.

Larry on the Loose

November 16, 1991

Ep: 2 Larry on the Loose

Larry takes off after to listening to Chris reminding him of everything wrong with his life. So Chris goes in search of Larry and when he fails, he goes in search of a new best friend.

Meat Locker 2000

November 23, 1991

Ep: 3 Meat Locker 2000

Chris and Sharon show their true feelings when they become trapped in a meat locker together.

Health Inspector 2000

November 30, 1991

Ep: 4 Health Inspector 2000

After finding a dead rat in his carton of milk, Chris decides to become a food inspector.

Chris Gets His Tonsils Out

December 7, 1991

Ep: 5 Chris Gets His Tonsils Out

Chris must deal with the fact he is ready to undergo ""major"" surgery and he begins by trying to make peace with Sharon.

Prisoner of Love

December 14, 1991

Ep: 6 Prisoner of Love

When his pen-pal gets released from prison, she comes to stay with Chris. She takes him hostage when the police come after her when she starts criminal activities under Chris' nose.

Chris Becomes a Male Escort

December 21, 1991

Ep: 7 Chris Becomes a Male Escort

Chris decides on a whim to become a male escort, hoping for free plays and dates with young women. What he gets is a elderly woman who is hard up.

Girlfriend 2000

January 12, 1992

Ep: 8 Girlfriend 2000

After getting hit by her car, Chris falls for (and stalks) a doctor, later while stalking her, he starts getting stalked by the girl from the drugstore who has fallen for him.

Chris' Brain Starts Working

January 19, 1992

Ep: 9 Chris' Brain Starts Working

Exposure to toxic waste, found under Gus' house, turns Chris into a genius and with Gus he proceeds to enter and win spelling bees.

Bad Fish

February 2, 1992

Ep: 10 Bad Fish

After eating bad shellfish, Sharon and Gus get amnesia, and Chris seizes the opportunity to convince them that they are his best friends.


February 9, 1992

Ep: 11 SPEWEY and Me

When an alien crashes in Gus' front yard, Chris tries to keep it from the government, but this alien is nothing like E.T. or ALF.

1977 2000

March 1, 1992

Ep: 12 1977 2000

Chris time travels to save Gus' career as a law enforcement officer. However he soon discovers the trouble with messing with the past which includes two-headed zombies named Sharon.

Clip Show

March 8, 1992

Ep: 13 Clip Show

While on his first jet airplane flight, Chris falls out, and is disappointed when his life flashes before his eyes and it only covers the past eighteen months.