Get a Life : Larry on the Loose (1991)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Sitcom [TV], Parody/Spoof  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Josh Ralske

Funnyman Bob Odenkirk (later to star on HBO's Mr. Show) wrote this episode of Get a Life, in which Larry (Sam Robards) runs away from home. The trouble begins when Chris visits the Potter home, where Larry is doing household chores while his wife, Sharon (Robin Riker), supervises. Chris mocks Larry's servility, and brags about his own carefree life living in a garage. "I'm all alone, carefree, happy," he tells Larry, "plus I finally have a place to practice my nude robot dancing." Larry has an epiphany and runs off, leaving a goodbye note. Chris is concerned that Larry may have been kidnapped by "some South American goon squad," and suggests a visit to the American embassy. His mother (Elinor Donahue) has to point out, "This is America. We don't have American embassies here." A disappointed Chris takes matters into his own hands, going on an exhaustive search which mostly involves standing in the middle of the street and calling Larry's name. Eventually, Gus (Brian Doyle-Murray) agrees to help Chris, first taking him to the morgue, where Chris mistakes a slab of barbecued ribs for the remains of his friend. Gus then tries grabbing a random passerby (played by the show's director, David Mirkin) and pumping him for info. That doesn't work either, and eventually Chris gives up, and goes out to look for a new best friend. His efforts to find someone to play jacks with at the local biker bar end in disaster, as he later tells Gus: "I think those jacks are giving me indigestion." Gus asks, "They made you eat jacks?" to which Chris responds, "No...but they're in me."