ALF (1986–1990)

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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.

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1990   1989   1988   1987   1986  
5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 Willie Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Kate Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Lynn Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Brian Tanner / ... (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 ALF / ... (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
John LaMotta ...
 Trevor Ochmonek (41 episodes, 1986-1989)
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 Raquel Ochmonek / ... (36 episodes, 1986-1990)
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The Tanner family is an average American family. One day, they discover that they have a visitor. He's small, he's furry, he's arrogant, and he's an alien from the planet Melmac. Unsure what to do, they name him ALF: Alien Life Form. Alf soon decides that as much as he misses his home planet, there's a lot to be said for Earth: the Tanners are willing to concede anything as long as he doesn't announce his presence. Oh yeah, the Tanners also have a cat, which looks rather tasty... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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22 September 1986 (USA)  »

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ALF, o Eteimoso  »

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(100 episodes) | (102 episodes)

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The character 'ALF' was ranked #8 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004, Vol. 52, No. 31) and appears on one of three collectible covers. See more »

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In the Halloween episode of season 2, A black strip of tape disappears and reappears on ALF's chest See more »

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Willie: There's more than one way to skin a cat.
ALF: You've been looking at my recipe book.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) See more »

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Great comedy that will be missed
23 July 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

While the character has been turned into nothing more than some goofy icon of yesteryear, the show itself was quite unique in the fact that it combined the silliness of the Muppets and the usual kitsch of prime time sitcoms. Funny, eclectic and unusual, this show was a welcome relief from the usual sitcoms that dealt with family and what not. I'm glad this show is still being immortalized thanks to commercials, simply because it was one of those shows I had to fight with parents in order to see. Often times, good fun should take over for raunchiness and this is what made this show so spectacular. While the 80s was a bad fashion decade, sitcoms were a step above the rest after such an incredible decade as the 1970s. ALF just happened to be one of those shows.


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