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

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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Trivia

The final episode ("Consider Me Gone") was, indeed, intended as a cliffhanger. At the time it was filmed, NBC was still up in the air over whether the show would be cancelled. The cliffhanger format was intended to help persuade NBC to give the show one more chance, if only to resolve the "To Be Continued" ending. Six years later, the TV movie Project: ALF (1996) finally brought closure - although the lack of the original human cast, and poor writing, cause many fans to reject Project: ALF as part of the show's canon. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits of Season 1 & 2, the studio lights are visible on the left hand-side in the shot of Brian. See more »

Quotes

Brian: You'll have to chew with your mouth closed tonight, ALF.
ALF: All right, but on my planet, that's considered very rude. People think you're hiding something.
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Crazy Credits

ALF can be heard laughing at the end of the closing credits in each episode. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Brian Goes Back to College (2005) See more »

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Hey, I grew up watching this show!
17 November 1999 | by (Somewhere In Illinois) – See all my reviews

If any of you were little kids in the mid-80's (like I was) you enjoyed shows like the Smurfs, Thundercats, He-Man, Alvin & the Chipmunks, and even those old Marvel super hero shows. But that was all on Saturday morning. Where does the 6-year-old spend his TV time during the week? Watching ALF, of course! This show was a Monday night staple at 7 pm (cst). It's about an alien being who crash landed on Earth and spends his time wisecracking on the family that found him. He's got 8 stomachs, and he's not afraid to use them! This show spawned a cartoon series (which I also enjoyed watching). ALF goes right up there with Small Wonder and Charles In Charge as my favorite 80's sitcoms.


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