Why buy a collection of episodes from a TV series that lasted a mere two low-rated seasons? Because Get a Life was so far ahead of its time, TV still hasn't completely caught up yet. Chris Elliott, TV's original jackass,... more » stars as Chris Peterson, a 30-year-old paperboy who still lives with his bathrobed and perpetually embarrassed parents (the venerable Bob Elliott and Elinor Donahue, who was "Princess" on Father Knows Best). The first slacker sitcom subverts conventions with its unapologetically obnoxious and delusional lead character in this well-chosen quartet of episodes. Chris auditions for a local theatre production, "Zoo Animals on Wheels." In "Married," he meets, marries, cheats on, and divorces a model all in one day. He is a fish out of water in "The Big City," and a man stuck with his father in a two-man sub lodged in his own bathtub in "Neptune 2000." Since its 1992 cancellation, Get a Life has taken on a life of its own, its legend perhaps enhanced by the fact that it has not been widely syndicated. For devoted fans, this collection is the next best thing to a Get a Life reunion (don't hold your breath). --Donald Liebenson« less
B-MAN | Earth, occasionally. Until I get bored. | 09/06/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Get A Life" was one of the weirdest and most dementedly funny sitcoms I ever saw. It ran on Fox from September 1990 to March 1992 and totaled 35 episodes. So why oh why are they releasing 4 episode DVDs? Anyone who is going to buy a 4 episode DVD of this show is going to buy a complete season DVD set. So where is it? Anyway, fans will be pleased with "Get A Life" being released at all, but if and when the complete season 1 DVD set comes out, getting these 4 episode discs will have been a waste of money. Some people might say that a complete "Get A Life" set will never come out, but I can't remember how many times I have read that there will be no "South Park" complete season sets and now the first season is due out in November! Don't get me wrong, the contents on this "Get a Life, vol. 2" disc will be funny and deranged, but 4 episodes? What's the point? There is only 35 episodes! 22 of them make up the first season. "Mad About You" also has 22 episodes in it's first season and that's being released in October on 2 discs! How about giving "Get A Life" the same treatment and pleasing the mentally disturbed people, like myself who love this show! I'm putting my vote in for the complete collection on DVD!"
Four more episodes from this short, but groundbreaking show.
Zachary Wagner | Philadelphia, PA | 10/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since Amazon has not given any info on the release, I will.Here's a run down of the episodes and a short synopsis.- "Zoo Animals On Wheels"
Chris auditions for the local community musical by lamely dancing to a rousing version of "Alley Cat." Amazingly, he wins the starring role of the sad wildebeest-much to the leading lady Sharon's disgust. After a long, grueling rehearsal the theater group manages to put on a play that is so sickenly awful that Chris's parents walk out and violent fights erupt between the remaining audience of "actors."- "Married"
Chris meets a gorgeous model, falls in love, gets married, drifts apart, has an affair, gets caught, seeks couples counselilng, gets divorced, and begins dating somene new - all during the course of one day.- "The Big City"
Chris finally takes his first trip through the giant double doors of the big city where he is promptly slipped a mickey. When he wakes, his wallet is gone. A beautiful reporter looking for a story puts the innocent idiot on the front page, and the entire town take "Wallet Boy" into their hearts. When they find out he left his wallet at home, the town tries to kill him.- "Neptune 2000"
When a two-man submarine that Chris ordered from a comic book twenty years ago finally arrives, he talks his dad into spending some quality time together."
Great Show; Lousy DVD
D. Smolinsky | A Blue State | 09/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show was the best show on TV. It was like a live action cartoon -- it was funny, silly, wacky AND intelligent and satirical. It was the total opposite of all the cookie cutter sitcoms out there that make you laugh, make you cry, and then push a moral or a happy ending on you each week -- which is why only a small group of people actually understood it and enjoyed it.
The show itself gets a 5 star rating, but as for the DVD:
1.) The picture quality on my 12 year old VHS tapes is better than the DVD. The DVD looks like it was filmed through cheesecloth. 40 year old shows like The Prisoner and the Avengers look great on DVD, why can't this younger show?
2.) Only four episodes on a disc?? Rip off. Again.
3.) Bonus Features: Weak. Interview w/ the Producer/Director David Mirkin and a Cast Filmography (WOW!). At least they didn't list "Interactive Menu" as a Bonus Feature ... or did they?
4.) Rhino pushed the release date out at least twice on this one. What's the problem with getting these out???Rhino should release all the episodes, in order, all at once, in a 2 or 3 disk box set. This is such a pain. I'm glad I still have my VHS tapes.Anyhow, if you can get by the picture quality, and you truly have a sense of humor you will love watching this show."
This series is GREAT!
segacide | Omaha, NE USA | 01/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love how they're bringing this wacky sit-com back!
It really brings back memories of my wacky humor-filled childhood.
What's confusing to fans is the first DVD, titled Vol. 1 Actually contains VHS volumes 1 and 2, so don't be confused! Rhino's just trying to clarify this with the title of this DVD as "Vol 3 and 4" and contains the VHS volumes 3 and 4. So, the DVD holds 2 VHS tapes worth of shows in case you didn't know like a previous reviewer.
Come on Rhino, keep'em coming! How about a complete box set?"
Put out a DVD set with all the episodes!
AJ | Washington, DC United States | 10/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is ridiculous to only release this hilarious show in such small increments! It is my favorite sitcom of all time, but I refuse to buy it unless they put out a set including all the episodes, or at least the entire first season."