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 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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In the years since the show's demise, both Max Wright and Anne Schedeen have stated that tensions were very high among the cast and crew. The technical demands of the series made for very long shooting schedules, and none of the actors enjoyed playing supporting roles to a puppet who always had the best lines. See more »

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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 »

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ALF: Mind if I showed you a trick ?
Kate: The last time you showed me a trick, it took three weeks for my eyebrows to grow back.
ALF: I told you not to lean in.
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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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