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Get a Life

#1 Post by med » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:23 pm

The complete Get a Life finally coming to DVD.

Six years ago, I eBayed the two OOP best-of DVDs for $50 each :)

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Re: TV on DVD

#2 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:28 pm

Only the Internet can help me properly express my joy: OMG

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#3 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:18 pm

The only episode I vaguely remember was the one where he built a submarine in his shower.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:30 pm

I hope these come with the same option of the previously released "Best Of" discs to turn the laugh track off

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#5 Post by med » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:59 pm

Did all the episodes on those discs have that feature, though? I only remember it being on a couple of them.

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#6 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:01 pm

I only had one of the two (?) discs that were put out (and I too sold it for beaucoup bucks some time back), but I thought all the eps on the disc did... but this was many moons ago, so I could be wrong

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#7 Post by manicsounds » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:18 pm

I liked this show when I was a kid. I hope it still lives up to the memories.

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#8 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:24 pm

Get a Life Complete Series: September 18th

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#9 Post by Zinoviev » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:45 pm

Great news on Get a Life. This one has supposedly been in the works, but invariably stalled, for years now. I pray that it holds up after all these years (I know that the big 11 o'clock number from Zoo Animals on Wheels is as great as it was 20 years ago).

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#10 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:50 pm

Get a Life Extras:
A Conversation With Executive Producer/Co-Creator David Mirkin And Writer/Producers Jace Richdale And Steve Pepoon
Paleyfest 2000! Featuring David Mirkin, Elinor Donahue, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robin Riker, Charlie Kaufman, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Pepoon And Jace Richdale
Audio Commentaries
Deleted Scenes
Alternate Audio Version Without Laugh Track On Select Episodes
And more!
Plus an essay by Tom Shales

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Re: TV on DVD

#11 Post by Cold Bishop » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:24 pm

What? Does Chris Elliot disown the show or something?

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#12 Post by manicsounds » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:23 am

DVDTalk review of "Get A Life" The Complete Series

So apparently Chris Elliot was just too busy to be involved?

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#13 Post by tarpilot » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:55 am

Mirkin's Simpsons commentaries are fantastic, so I'm very much looking forward to this

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#14 Post by oldsheperd » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:35 pm

I thought there was selected commentary by a psychiatrist on the get a life set?

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#15 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:02 pm

I've been making my way through the Shout! DVD set over the last couple months on a rec from a friend, and this is some kind of genius, way ahead of its time and so perverse to the early 90s sitcom world that it's no mystery it was canceled and seemingly ignored by mass audiences. I'm only a disc into season 2 (so I have yet to see the Charlie Kaufman-penned eps) but it's so clearly a live-action version of the irreverent and surreal dark wit what Mirkin would bring to The Simpsons' best seasons as showrunner that I want to advertise it to all die-hard fans of that show who may not know this even existed. The construction worker ep alone feels like it could be animated and inserted somewhere into The Simpsons' fifth season and nobody would bat an eye.

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#16 Post by cdnchris » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:52 am

I've been eying this set for a long while but have been afraid to revisit this one out of fear it would be yet another one of those things from my childhood/teen years that just wouldn't live up to my memories of it. But you pushed me to finally order it so here's hoping.

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Re: Get a Life

#17 Post by swo17 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:50 am

How does it compare to Cabin Boy?

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Re: Get a Life

#18 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:18 am

cdnchris wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:52 am
I've been eying this set for a long while but have been afraid to revisit this one out of fear it would be yet another one of those things from my childhood/teen years that just wouldn't live up to my memories of it. But you pushed me to finally order it so here's hoping.
I can’t imagine it would be a letdown, but nostalgia can color things for sure. I also haven’t watched any of the eps sans laugh track yet, which is a terrific feature that I expect really morphs the tone further, so you can always go that route and have a novel experience!

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#19 Post by jazzo » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:17 am

My revisit a few years ago produced untold swaths of joy.

The episode where Chris finds his way onto the wrong side of the tracks and meets/is initiated into the gang is one of the funniest things ever written for television. And I'm talking SCTV levels of absurdity. Hearing them (for the first time since its original broadcast) taunt them with "Beardy" broke me into a mad fit of giggles.

I, too, heartily recommend.

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Re: Get a Life

#20 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:41 am

Also, be sure to look up all the Elliot appearances on Letterman people have been uploading to YT, he was on some next level alternative comedy decades before it became mainstream

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