Picks and Pans Review: Get a Life

updated 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Chris Elliott, David Letterman's recurring kook, gets his own show, a hit-and-too-often-miss affair about arrested development. At 30, he's a blissful ne'er-do-well who still lives above his parents" garage and has a paper route. Elliott's father, Bob, of Bob and Ray comedy fame, plays his retired pop here.

A Thousand Clowns it isn't. There are some funny bits, but Elliott has always leaned more on weird situations than punch lines, and that approach doesn't work in the sitcom format.

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