Title: Get a Life
Fix: Theater of the Absurd
Chris Peterson (Chris Elliott) may just be the reason the term slacker was coined. A bathrobe-wearing 30-year-old who still lives with his parents, Chris delivers newspapers as a means of income, which is pretty much as ambitious as he wants to get. This surreal and infinitely wacky 1990s sitcom co-stars Bob Elliott, Elinor Donahue, Sam Robards and Brian Doyle-Murray.
A thirty-year-old sub-moronic paperboy has a series of strange, almost frightening adventures. He adopts a loveable, vomiting space alien that he later eats in a fit of anger, he is exposed to toxic gasses which cause him to become a spelling bee champion, and is killed at the end of about a third of the episodes.
Nothing in the show made a lick of sense. In the final episode Chris falls out of airplane, only to land on a comfortable bed that happens to be sitting in the middle of the street. Unfortunately:
Sadly, only eight of about 35 episodes are available on Netflix.
Chris Elliott as Chris Peterson
Brian Doyle-Murray as Gus
In season two, Chris moves out of his parents' house. His new landlord, Gus, is a bitter ex-cop who was fired for urinating on his captain.
Another SNL alumnus, Brian is the older brother of Bill Murray.
Chris: You're like the abusive, alcoholic father I never had.
Gus: Thanks, Kid. You've always been like a son to me. Of course, if you really were my son, I would have had you institutionalized years ago.
Couch-Sharing Capability: Guys' Night
My father and I used to laugh our asses off, while my mother and sister would give us...looks. I'm afraid I'm seeing that same look from my wife, and not just when I watch this show.
Recommended Level of Inebriation: Stone Cold Sober
I think watching this show drunk might be an upsetting, even a scarring experience. I'd like to say the alcohol would cause you to miss some of the series's subtleties, but:
Use of Your Netflix Subscription: Theater of the Absurd
In the 19th century, you could pay money to visit a lunatic asylum and watch the inmates. You're not allowed to do that anymore. But this comes close.