The BEST Episodes of Get a Life

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 31, 2020

Network: FOX

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!).

Terror on the Hell Loop 2000

#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.

star 8.47
51 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: Adam Resnick, Chris Elliott, David Mirkin
SPEWEY and Me

#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.

star 8.00
5 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: Jace Richdale
Health Inspector 2000

#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.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Dean Parisot
Writers: Steve Pepoon
1977 2000

#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.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers:
Married

#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.

star 7.50
6 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: David Mirkin
Chris' Brain Starts Working

#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.

star 7.50
4 votes
Writers: Steve Pepoon
Zoo Animals on Wheels

#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.

star 7.38
8 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Adam Resnick
Bored Straight

#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.

star 7.33
6 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: Marjorie Gross
The Prettiest Week of My Life

#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.

star 7.16
43 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: Adam Resnick, Chris Elliott
Clip Show

#10 - 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.

star 7.00
4 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: David Mirkin
Dadicus

#11 - 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.

star 6.88
8 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Marjorie Gross
A Family Affair

#12 - 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.

star 6.88
8 votes
Directors: Dwayne Hickman
Writers: Ian Gurvitz
Drivers License

#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.

star 6.75
8 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: David Mirkin
Chris Gets His Tonsils Out

#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.

star 6.67
3 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: Andrew Gordon, Eileen Conn
Paperboy 2000

#15 - 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.

star 6.60
5 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Adam Markowitz, Bill Freiberger
Houseboy 2000

#16 - 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.

star 6.60
5 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Marjorie Gross
Chris Becomes a Male Escort

#17 - 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.

star 6.60
5 votes
Writers: Adam Resnick
Pile of Death

#18 - 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.

star 6.57
7 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Adam Resnick, Chris Elliott
Roots

#19 - 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.

star 6.57
7 votes
Directors: Dwayne Hickman
Writers: Adam Markowitz, Bill Freiberger
Chris vs. Donald

#20 - 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.

star 6.50
6 votes
Directors: Dwayne Hickman
Writers: Adam Resnick
The Construction Worker Show

#21 - 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.

star 6.50
4 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: Adam Resnick
Chris Wins a Celebrity

#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.

star 6.43
7 votes
Directors: Dean Parisot
Writers: Adam Resnick
Camping 2000

#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.

star 6.33
6 votes
Directors: Dean Parisot
Writers: Steve Pepoon
The Counterfeit Watch Story

#24 - The Counterfeit Watch Story

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 3, 1991

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

star 6.29
7 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: Adam Resnick
The Sitting

#25 - The Sitting

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 1990

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

star 6.25
8 votes
Directors: David Steinberg
Writers: Adam Resnick, Marjorie Gross, Miguel Furman