The BEST Episodes of Get a Life
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020
The misadventures of a 30-year-old paperboy (played by Chris Elliott) and his wacky parents. Show topics included the eating of a space alien, a robotic paperboy and numerous beheadings. Get a Life was also one of the first television shows that featured the killing of its star (and repeatedly so!).
#1 - Terror on the Hell Loop 2000
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 1990
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.
#2 - SPEWEY and Me
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 9, 1992
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.
#3 - Health Inspector 2000
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 30, 1991
After finding a dead rat in his carton of milk, Chris decides to become a food inspector.
#4 - 1977 2000
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 1, 1992
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.
#5 - Married
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 24, 1991
During one day, Chris meets his soulmate, marries her and goes through an entire relationship with her.
#6 - Chris' Brain Starts Working
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 19, 1992
Exposure to toxic waste, found under Gus' house, turns Chris into a genius and with Gus he proceeds to enter and win spelling bees.
#7 - Zoo Animals on Wheels
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 16, 1990
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.
#8 - Bored Straight
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 1990
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.
#9 - The Prettiest Week of My Life
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 1990
Chris decides to enter the exciting world of male modeling when he joins the Handsome Boy School of Modeling.
#10 - Dadicus
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 1990
Chris convinces his father to accompany him to the father-son competition at the annual newspaper boy picnic.
#11 - A Family Affair
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 1990
Sharon's sister, Charleen, comes to visit and she is taken with Chris' charm, much to Sharon's chagrin.
#12 - Clip Show
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 8, 1992
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.
#13 - Drivers License
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 1990
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.
#14 - Chris Gets His Tonsils Out
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 7, 1991
Chris must deal with the fact he is ready to undergo ""major"" surgery and he begins by trying to make peace with Sharon.
#15 - Houseboy 2000
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 10, 1991
After destroying her kitchen, Chris becomes Sharon's slave to work off the $2000 in damage and she also breaks his will.
#16 - Chris Becomes a Male Escort
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 21, 1991
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.
#17 - Paperboy 2000
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 1990
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.
#18 - The Construction Worker Show
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 7, 1991
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.
#19 - Pile of Death
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 1990
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.
#20 - Roots
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 6, 1991
Chris finds proof that makes him think he is adopted, so he sets off to find his natural parents, an Amish couple.
#21 - Chris vs. Donald
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 10, 1991
At the family reunion Chris is still struggling to get out from under the shadow of his cousin.
#22 - Chris Wins a Celebrity
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 24, 1991
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.
#23 - Camping 2000
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 31, 1991
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.
#24 - Prisoner of Love
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 14, 1991
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.
#25 - Neptune 2000
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 28, 1991
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 voyage (in Chris's bathtub) they become trapped.