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Terror on the Hell Loop 2000 

Chris wakes up, kisses Daryl Hannah, does his paper route, drags his neighbor to an amusement park and gets stuck on a roller coaster.


David Mirkin


Chris Elliott (created by), Adam Resnick (created by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Chris Elliott ... Chris Peterson
Sam Robards ... Larry Potter
Robin Riker ... Sharon Potter
Zachary Benjamin Zachary Benjamin ... Bobby Potter
Taylor Fry ... Amy Potter
Elinor Donahue ... Gladys Peterson
Bob Elliott ... Fred Peterson
Julie Brown ... Connie Bristol
Graham Jarvis ... Mr. Simon
Lee Garlington ... Angelica (credit only)
Tracey Walter ... The Ride Operator (as Tracy Walter)
Mike Hagerty ... The Engineer (as Michael G. Hagerty)


Chris wakes up, kisses Daryl Hannah, does his paper route, drags his neighbor to an amusement park and gets stuck on a roller coaster.

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Comedy | Fantasy







Release Date:

23 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This is the only episode of the series that was filmed in front of a live studio audience. See more »


In the scenes with Chris' parents, Chris' hair is much shorter than it is in the rest of the episode. This is because those scenes were re-shot after the pilot was completed with Elinor Donahue replacing June Lockhart as Gladys. Chris Elliott had cut his hair shorter when those scenes were re-shot. See more »

Alternate Versions

An unaired version of the pilot has leaked which is four minutes longer. In this version:
  • June Lockhart played Gladys instead of Elinor Donahue.
  • The first scene with Chris and his parents in their kitchen is longer.
  • The argument between Chris and Larry about the pig that they killed is much longer.
  • Before Chris and Larry leave, Sharon threatens to maim Larry and murder Chris if they go to the amusement park.
  • When Chris and Larry go to the amusement park, "Roam" by The B-52's plays instead of "Head Over Heels" by The Go-Go's.
  • After Chris says Larry's name on TV, he tries to save himself by saying "Larry Potterhoffstein".
  • The final scene between Chris and his parents is much longer. Chris does not tell them about the rollercoaster and they have a discussion about Chris' future.
  • "Roam" plays again during the closing credits instead of the series' closing theme song.
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We Didn't Start the Fire
Written by Billy Joel
Sung by Chris Elliott
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