Get a Life: SPEWEY and Me (1992)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Parody/Spoof, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In what is perhaps the most-beloved Get a Life episode ever aired, and a heartfelt homage to Steven Spielberg's E.T., Chris (Chris Elliott) finds and befriends a magical, violent, ugly, smelly, puking being from outer space (played by Arturo Gil and voiced by Frank Welker). The joyfulness starts when Chris hears a loud crash outside, which he at first mistakes for "those darn neighbor kids with their Neil Sedaka records," but which he soon realizes was the crash landing of a squat, bulbous monster from outer space. The creature immediately attacks Chris and beats him up. Interpreting this hostility as "a highly advanced superbeing's greeting that our puny minds can't comprehend," Chris presents the thing with a telephone, inviting him to "phone home," and it promptly begins beating him with the receiver. Chris' delight turns to rapture when the creature begins projectile vomiting all over him. Chris excitedly introduces the creature to Gus (Brian Doyle-Murray) as "SPEWEY," which he says is an acronym for "Special Person...Entering the World...Egg Yolks." SPEWEY beats Gus and pukes all over his house. Nefarious G-Men, having heard about the UFO, soon show up at the house to investigate. Chris hides SPEWEY, while Gus, thinking of selling SPEWEY to the circus, or to Michael Jackson for his zoo, doesn't tell the G-Men. Disappointed to learn that the circus already has an alien ("it can juggle and get shot out of a cannon") Gus later changes his mind. Chris begs him not to turn SPEWEY in. "The government is such a cold, unfeeling bureaucracy. They might tease SPEWEY about the size of his bottom. Or worse, make him work in the post office."

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