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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 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 the Tanners also have a cat, which looks rather tasty... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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(100 episodes) | (102 episodes)

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Trivia

The names of the Melmacian holidays and currencies mentioned by ALF in some episodes are actually the surnames of the crew-members. 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

[about ALF's "car"]
Lynn: What's that thing?
ALF: It's not a thing. It's an ALF Romeo.
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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: But Not in That Way (2009) See more »

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The Best of the 1980s
19 December 2003 | by (Bear, Delaware, USA) – See all my reviews

As a child of the television (born in '62) I found myself glued to ALF in the mid 1980s. From the sarcastic wit of Paul Fusco, Tom Patchett and a team of

talented writers such as Jerry Stahl, we were entertained by such a great re- used idea. Sure, Mindy had Mork, Bill Bixby had his uncle Martin, and

Spielberg gave us E.T. . . but never was a space creature taken to the heart of a nation. Remember ALF mocking the Ollie North trials in ads for his show? How about ALF doing PSAs for wildlife conservation? . . . don't even get me started on the marketing value of this character. ALF appeared in THOUSANDS of

different items from coloring books to telephones. . .check ebay if you don't believe me! ALF is STILL a phenomenon!


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