A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
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Complete series cast summary:
Paul Fusco ...
 ALF / ... (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
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 Willie Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
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 Kate Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
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 Lynn Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
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 Brian Tanner / ... (103 episodes, 1986-2004)
John LaMotta ...
 Trevor Ochmonek (41 episodes, 1986-2004)
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 Raquel Ochmonek / ... (36 episodes, 1986-2004)
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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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22 September 1986 (USA)  »

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ALF, o Eteimoso  »

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The writers for the show tried to push the envelope on what type of jokes and scenarios they could get away with on the program. However, NBC pushed back on them and insisted on more "family friendly" scripts when they realized that ALF was attracting many younger viewers. 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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ALF: [ALF blows up the kitchen] I guess we'll have to order in.
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Referenced in That's My Boy (2012) See more »

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ALF rocks.
3 April 2009 | by (S'pore) – See all my reviews

I watched it for the first time in the year 2004 when i was 16 yrs old.Surprsingly I find it relevant to the present current era too.The dialog rendering is brilliant.Willie and ALF make a good pair.I don really watch English sitcoms.But became a fan of this once i started watching the first few episodes.And i only realized how i close i became to this show when i came across the DVD couple of years later.

I love to watch this show over and over again.ALF's way of expressing things is extremely good and catchy.Below is one of my favorite ones.

Willie: Stay away from the window, we've got a very nosy neighbor - Mrs. Ochmonek. ALF: Ochmonek? Sounds like a typo


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