Halloween is approaching and ALF wants to go trick-or-treating. Kate, of course, objects, but ALF persists. He argues that he has a natural costume and tries offering Willie a deal he can't refuse......
Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.
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
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ALF (1986) staff writer Jerry Stahl wrote a memoir called "Permanent Midnight" about becoming a success as a television writer on this show (as well as Moonlighting (1985) and Thirtysomething (1987)) while simultaneously dealing with his addiction to heroin. The book was made into the movie Permanent Midnight (1998), starring Ben Stiller as Stahl, and showed several scenes on the set of "ALF" (renamed "Mr. Chompers"), including a nightmarish drug-induced hallucination featuring the show's puppet. See more »
Throughout season 1, the Tanner's front porch continues to appear an disappear. See more »
[ALF is trying to be a professional shrink and he's annoying Kate and Willie]
Speaking of aggravation, we've got to do something about Brian.
What's wrong with Brian?
He's been experiencing some negative stroking from Kate lately.
[in a sudden burst of anger]
All right. That's it.
I am not ventilating. I am talking.
And I resent the implication that I'm having a negative effect on my son's outlook. Oh I give up. I give up.
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This was undoubtably one of the best shows on television when it first came on. I loved the escapades of the furry little alien creature (ALF) as the family whose garage he crashed into tried to introduce him to human customs. I liked it. Unfortunately, towards the end it got kind of nasty, with the characters starting to fight all the time. Still, they had some memorable and warm moments and episodes.
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