Get a Life, Vol. 2

Get a Life, Vol. 2

     
 

Fans of Chris Elliott's absurdly lovable Get a Life have four more reasons to rejoice with Rhino's second collection of classic episodes. Gallivanting moron Chris Peterson (Chris Elliott) faces critical disgust as a wildebeest in a local musical in "Zoo Animals on Wheels, finds that married life isn't all it's cracked up to be in "Married, getsSee more details below

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Fans of Chris Elliott's absurdly lovable Get a Life have four more reasons to rejoice with Rhino's second collection of classic episodes. Gallivanting moron Chris Peterson (Chris Elliott) faces critical disgust as a wildebeest in a local musical in "Zoo Animals on Wheels, finds that married life isn't all it's cracked up to be in "Married, gets roughed up in "The Big City, and bonds in a bathtub with his father in "Neptune 2000." All four episodes are available via the main menu, and they are further divided into chapters designated by full-motion video thumbnails and chapter titles and numbers. Like the first volume, it's not the finest DVD transfer, as compression artifacts are evident throughout the episodes. Still, the video is acceptable for the material, never detracting from the wacky crazed antics of Elliott. Audio quality is adequate. As with volume one, the DVD offers the option to watch the episodes without the laugh track. It's a welcome feature that should be implemented on more DVDs. A half-hour interview with producer/director David Mirkin gives great behind-the-scenes insight into the show's creation and production. The animated menus have a more state-of-the-art feel to them compared to volume one. Rhino Home Video continues to impress with their excellent repackaging of classic music, television, and cinema.

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The San Francisco Examiner called it "the most American show on television -- a comedy about the assassin next door." A surreal, kaleidoscopic saga of a 30-year-old paperboy with a tenuous grip on reality, Get a Life is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre network television series in history. David Letterman alumnus Chris Elliot plays dimwitted Chris Peterson, an indolent misfit who proves his worthlessness time and again. During its brief two-season run on then-fledgling Fox in the early ‘90s, the show quickly progressed (devolved?) into a hallucinogenic world where toxic waste, cannibalism, and origami somehow coexisted, delighting legions of fans with each zany installment. This two-disc set features never-before-seen footage and the option to view sans laugh track.
  • "Zoo Animals on Wheels" -- Chris auditions for the local community musical and wins the starring role of the sad wildebeest. After a long rehearsal, the theater group puts on a play that is so awful that even Chris’s parents walk out.
  • "Married" -- Chris meets a model, falls in love, gets married, has an affair, seeks counseling, gets divorced, and begins dating again -- all in the course of a day.
  • "The Big City" -- Chris takes his first trip to the big city, where he is promptly drugged and wakes up without his wallet. A reporter puts him on the front page, and the entire town takes "Wallet Boy" into their hearts...until Chris realizes he forgot his wallet at home -- and his erstwhile admirers try to kill him.
  • "Neptune 2000" -- Chris talks his dad into spending some quality time with him, but the two manage to get trapped under two feet of water in a two-man submarine in Chris’s bathtub.
  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    09/10/2002
    UPC:
    0603497662920
    Rating:
    NR
    Source:
    Rhino
    Time:
    2:10:00

    Special Features

    Extensive interviews with excecutive producer/director David Mirkin; Non-laugh track version; Animated menus; Cast & crew filmographies

    Scene Index

    Side #1 --
    1. Toast of Broadway [3:35]
    2. The Audition [3:25]
    3. The Rehearsal [1:47]
    4. Opening Night [2:17]
    5. In the Doghouse [2:35]
    6. The Show [9:28]
    1. A Special Day [3:03]
    2. Soul Mates [5:07]
    3. Getting Married [5:00]
    4. Not Made of Money [3:54]
    5. Getting Advice [2:42]
    6. Divorced [3:22]
    1. Saved Enough Money [6:45]
    2. A Slipped Mickey [2:44]
    3. Walletboy Gets a Key [4:45]
    4. Walletboy Phenomenon [4:17]
    5. Ticker Tape Parade [2:07]
    6. An Angry Mob [2:11]
    1. Birthday Wish [3:09]
    2. Pile of Parts [4:31]
    3. In the Sub [2:44]
    4. Plastic Radio [4:01]
    5. Scene From Jaws [6:21]
    6. Through the Floor [2:17]

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