Christmas has arrived a little early this year. Yesterday I went to my mailbox and found that This Awesome Guy has sent me the complete Get A Life. For those of you who may have missed it, Get a Life was not the best show ever on television but it is my favorite show and possibly my favorite everything.
Get a Life starred Chris Elliot as a 30 year old paper boy and his real life father, Bob Elliot, as his dad (Bob is on my short list of funniest people ever). There were also great guest bits from Martin Mull, Brian Doyle Murray and the guy who played the drums on Bob Dylan’s 1966 UK tour (not Levon Helm, the other drummer, Mickey Jones).
For years I have dreamed of being able to sit down to watch Zoo Animals on Wheels, Chris vs. Donald or just catch up on all 12 times during the show’s two seasons where Chris dies whenever I feel like it. Thanks to a very good man in Texas this dream has finally come true.
On a related note, here is one of my favorite bits from the early years of Late Night with David Letterman; Chris Elliot as Marlon Brando: