Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Why No Get A Life DVD?
Last night I had a dream... Chris Elliott had a new TV series out that wasn't doing too well. I was at a gas station and saw Chris pumping gas into his run down old vehicle. He was down and out and looked like he had seen better days. I went up to him and talked to him about the new series, he was depressed that the series was doing badly. Then we talked about why they never released his other series, Get A Life, on DVD. He said that nobody made any offers and that he even got the old cast together and did commentary on all the episodes, everybody except Brian Doyle-Murray who was always too drunk to do the commentary. In my dream I left Chris and he drove away. After Chris drove away, two murderers saw me hanging in the gas station parking lot and thought I was an undercover cop and they chased me down and killed me....
What's the point of the dream? First, I shouldn't be eating Thai Ribs and Corn Grits at Midnight right before I go to sleep and Second, why isn't Get A Life on DVD??
In case you live on Mars and don't know about the TV show Get A Life, then here goes. Get A Life was a short lived sitcom (2 seasons) that starred Chris Elliott as a grown up paperboy who still lived at his parent's house. In season 2 he moved in with Brian Doyle-Murray but remained a paperboy. This was one of the funniest sitcoms ever. The plots were off the wall and included an alien creature moving in with Chris, people eating spoiled shell fish and getting amnesia, Chris working as a food inspector and taking $5 bribes, and many more crazy episodes. I mean listen to this episode description from TVrage.com and tell me that you wouldn't want to relive this episode... "Chris decides to throw a party, and gets a wheelbarrow of shellfish as the main course. Nobody but Sharon shows up, and the fish turns out to be spoiled. It causes anyone who eats it to have temporary amnesia. Chris convinces them that they enjoy everything he does, such as dancing to "Alley Cat" all night long."
Why is this series not given proper respect and put out on DVD? With so many crappy TV shows out there getting proper releases, why is stuff like Get A Life not being put out? Is it because the studios are scared they will lose too much money on it? Are they scared no one will buy it? Can they not come with agreements with the producers or stars? Who knows, I for one along with a lot of other people would love to own both seasons on DVD, and hopefully with commentary tracks!
Maybe tonight I'll have more Thai Ribs at midnight and dream about Fred Gwynne pumping gas at a gas station and then I can rant about Car 54, Where Are You not being on DVD!