Season two of the bizarrely hilarious TV series Get a Life begins with Chris (Chris Elliott) walking into the kitchen of his parents, Fred (Bob Elliott) and Gladys (Elinor Donahue), and performing his "I have a big announcement to make" dance, which entails dancing around in a circle and waving his arm over his head while shouting, "I have a big announcement to make," in a high-pitched voice. Chris lets his parents know that, as he has reached the age of 31, he is "officially, unequivocally, irreversibly, and pooky-pockily [sic] moving out" of the room above their garage. Chris soon finds himself at the home of Gus (Brian Doyle-Murray), a retired cop with a mean temper. At first, Gus mistakes Chris for a "slobbering brain-dead derelict," but Chris quickly dispenses any question of his social status by pointing out that he is wearing Jordache designer pants. Gus doesn't actually have a room for rent, but when he learns that Chris has 150 dollars to spend each month, he convinces Chris to move into his garage. Actually, he almost convinces Chris that his garage is a spare room, designed with a "garage motif." Chris assesses his new situation astutely, telling Gus, "As Bogart said at the end of Casablanca, this looks like the beginning of two guys who kind of tolerate each other." But Chris soon discovers that spending the night alone in a strange place can be a frightening experience.
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