The early 1990s were a GREAT time for paperboys. Between the TV show Get a Life and the Nintendo video game Paperboy, who did NOT want to ride a bike and toss papers onto your neighbors’ lawns? Exercise AND extra cash? Check please!
Earlier today I heard the song “Stand” by R.E.M. on the radio, and I was taken back to these halcyon days of my youth watching TV and playing Marble Madness and Excitebike on the NES. If you are any kind of friend of mine, you’d know that “Stand” was the theme song for Get a Life, which aired on Fox from 1990 to 1992. Get a Life starred Chris Elliott as a 30-year-old paperboy who lived in an apartment above his parents’ garage. Free food and no rent! That to me is living the dream.
Get a Life was very funny, silly, and AWESOME. And of course it was cancelled after 35 episodes. Boooo. I am very impressed by my taste back then. I also watched Twin Peaks. What a hip suburban middle schooler I was.
But this is not about me. This about Chris Elliott being awesome. And also very handsome.
And because I’m feeling nostalgic, let’s throw in the theme. Be wary of big breasted neighbors!