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ALF -- Ralph, the lady carpenter, runs away from home and stays with the  Douglases after having a fight with her brother, Alf.
ALF -- It's a sad day in the Tanner household as ALF announces he's leaving Earth to settle on another planet with Skip and Rhonda, but ALF is captured by the Alien Task Force before he can get to their spaceship.

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Writers:
Paul Fusco (created by)
Tom Patchett (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
22 September 1986 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. Full summary »
Awards:
5 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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(82 articles)
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Great comedy that will be missed See more (43 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 61)

Paul Fusco ... ALF / ... (103 episodes, 1986-1990)

Max Wright ... Willie Tanner (101 episodes, 1986-1990)

Anne Schedeen ... Kate Tanner (101 episodes, 1986-1990)

Andrea Elson ... Lynn Tanner (101 episodes, 1986-1990)

Benji Gregory ... Brian Tanner / ... (101 episodes, 1986-1990)
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Series Directed by
Nick Havinga (30 episodes, 1987-1990)
Burt Brinckerhoff (17 episodes, 1987-1989)
Gary Shimokawa (13 episodes, 1987-1989)
Peter Bonerz (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tom Patchett (8 episodes, 1986-1987)
Paul Miller (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Paul Fusco (6 episodes, 1987-1990)
Nancy Heydorn (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tony Csiki (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Rick Gough (2 episodes, 1986)
Peter Baldwin (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Tom Patchett (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
Paul Fusco (102 episodes, 1986-1990)
Steve Pepoon (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
Lisa A. Bannick (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
Victor Fresco (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bob Bendetson (8 episodes, 1986-1987)
Howard Bendetson (7 episodes, 1986-1990)
Laurie Gelman (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Silverman (6 episodes, 1987-1990)
Stephen Sustarsic (6 episodes, 1987-1990)
Donald Todd (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Al Jean (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mike Reiss (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Thad Mumford (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Scott Spencer Gordon (4 episodes, 1987-1989)
Steven Hollander (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jerry Stahl (3 episodes, 1986-1989)
Nelson Costello (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Alicia Marie Schudt (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Seth Weisbord (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Wendy Graf (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lisa Stotsky (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Beverly Archer (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ron Burla (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Series Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer (101 episodes, 1986-1990)
Paul Fusco .... producer / co-producer (101 episodes, 1986-1990)
Tom Patchett .... executive producer / producer (101 episodes, 1986-1990)
Steve Lamar .... associate producer (67 episodes, 1987-1989)
Lisa A. Bannick .... supervising producer (28 episodes, 1988-1989)
Stephanie Hagen .... associate producer (28 episodes, 1988-1989)
Laurie Gelman .... co-producer (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bob Bendetson .... co-producer (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Thad Mumford .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Steve Cioffi .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steven Hollander .... co-producer (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ian Praiser .... supervising producer (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Randy Sutter .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Original Music by
Alf Clausen (97 episodes, 1986-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ron Miller (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Stephen M. Katz (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tony Porter (60 episodes, 1987-1990)
Michael Gavaldon (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert Bramwell (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jane Allison Fleck (6 episodes, 1987-1988)
Henry Chan (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Ed Cotter (3 episodes, 1987)
Steve Cioffi (3 episodes, 1990)
John Ward Nielson (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (79 episodes, 1986-1989)
Meg Liberman (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Marc Hirschfeld (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peg Halligan (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Production Design by
David Sackeroff (72 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Thomas Fichter (72 episodes, 1987-1990)
David Sackeroff (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jason Cort (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Christy Ann Newquist .... makeup artist / make-up (97 episodes, 1986-1990)
Mary Guerrero .... hair stylist / hair (93 episodes, 1986-1990)
 
Series Production Management
James M. Jaffee .... executive in charge of production (96 episodes, 1986-1990)
Stephanie Hagen .... post-production supervisor (37 episodes, 1987-1988)
Steve Cioffi .... post-production supervisor (29 episodes, 1988-1989)
Susan Polmanski .... production supervisor (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Lamar .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Leslie Ann Podkin .... production executive (4 episodes, 1990)
Frederic B. Blankfein .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Csiki .... associate director (57 episodes, 1987-1990)
Rick Gough .... associate director (24 episodes, 1986-1987)
Carl Lauten .... associate director (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Debbie Palacio .... associate director (4 episodes, 1989)
Frederic B. Blankfein .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1987)
John Eyler .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Department
Carl Buck .... property master / property (93 episodes, 1986-1990)
Greg Gneier .... assistant art director (65 episodes, 1987-1990)
Thomas Fichter .... assistant art director (17 episodes, 1986-1987)
Lisette Thomas .... assistant art director (8 episodes, 1986-1987)

Richard F. Anderson .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Jim Mingin .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Craig Porter .... sound sweetening / sound re-recordist / ... (95 episodes, 1986-1990)
Allen Patapoff .... sound re-recordist / re-recording (88 episodes, 1986-1990)
Doug Nelson .... audio / sound (76 episodes, 1986-1990)
Dana Mark McClure .... audio (14 episodes, 1986-1988)
Norm Schwartz .... audio (6 episodes, 1989)
Klaus Landsberg .... audio (4 episodes, 1986-1988)
Blaine Stewart .... audio (2 episodes, 1986)
Ross Davis .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1987)
Edward L. Moskowitz .... audio (2 episodes, 1987)
Laura King .... audio (1 episode, 1990)

Valerie Stulman .... audio assist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ken Tarallo .... special effects coordinator (101 episodes, 1986-1990)

Randy Simper .... animatronics specialist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Purdy .... camera operator / camera / ... (99 episodes, 1986-1990)
Gary Allen .... camera operator / cameras / ... (88 episodes, 1986-1990)
Alan Keath Walker .... lighting / lighting technician (85 episodes, 1986-1990)
Jack Chisolm .... camera operator / cameras / ... (80 episodes, 1986-1990)
Bob Kaufman .... video controller (69 episodes, 1986-1989)
Bob Minges .... camera operator / cameras (53 episodes, 1987-1990)
J. Kent Inasy .... lighting (52 episodes, 1987-1989)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator / cameras (28 episodes, 1986-1987)
Darryl Palagi .... lighting (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Vince Mack .... camera operator / camera / ... (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mike Snedden .... video controller (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Victor Gonzalez .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1987-1989)
John O'Brien .... video controller (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ron Tosches .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
Rob Palmer .... camera / camera operator (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Max Bloom .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Marty Goldstein .... cameras (3 episodes, 1989)
William H. Battersby Jr. .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1987)
Don Sears .... video controller (2 episodes, 1987)
Jeff Messinger .... video controller (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Michael Fastoso .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Foster .... costume assistant (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Steve Cioffi .... post-production coordinator (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Scott R. Reynders .... post-production coordinator (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephanie Hagen .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Music Department
Alf Clausen .... composer: main title theme / composer: theme music (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
Tom Kramer .... composer: main title theme / composer: theme music (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
 
Series Other crew
Lisa Buckley .... personal assistant: Alf / personal assistant: ALF / ... (97 episodes, 1986-1990)
Bob Fappiano .... personal assistant: Alf / personal assistant: ALF / ... (97 episodes, 1986-1990)
Linda Fusco .... technical supervisor / personal assistant: ALF (97 episodes, 1986-1990)
Scott Hopper .... stage manager / production assistant / ... (94 episodes, 1986-1990)
Sheila Lauder .... production associate / script supervisor (86 episodes, 1986-1990)
A.J. Johnson .... stage manager / personal assistant: ALF (84 episodes, 1986-1990)
Susan Polmanski .... production coordinator / assistant to producers / ... (78 episodes, 1986-1990)
William C. Irwin .... technical director (76 episodes, 1986-1990)
Terrie Barna .... assistant to producers (75 episodes, 1986-1989)
Tony Carey .... studio production coordinator (75 episodes, 1987-1990)
Randy Sutter .... production coordinator / production assistant (72 episodes, 1986-1989)
Theresa Mingin .... production assistant / production coordinator (70 episodes, 1987-1990)
Matt Avallone .... production coordinator (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
Katy Penland .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (53 episodes, 1986-1988)
Bruce Bryant .... main title design (52 episodes, 1986-1988)
James Castle .... main title design (52 episodes, 1986-1988)
Steve Cioffi .... production assistant (51 episodes, 1986-1988)
Sandy Wernick .... executive consultant (49 episodes, 1986-1990)
Paul Ohrt .... production assistant (49 episodes, 1987-1989)
Vince Poxon .... stage manager (48 episodes, 1986-1988)
Sheryl E. Hurwitz .... production assistant / production coordinator (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Steve Pepoon .... executive story consultant / executive story editor / ... (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Leslie Rieder .... production assistant / assistant to producers (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Brad Uecker .... production assistant / production accountant (44 episodes, 1988-1990)
Steve Gabriel .... production assistant / assistant to producers (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Scott R. Reynders .... production assistant (41 episodes, 1987-1989)
Leslie Ann Podkin .... assistant to producers / production executive (40 episodes, 1988-1990)
Howard Bendetson .... executive story editor / creative consultant (28 episodes, 1986-1987)
Elizabeth C. Grudzinski-Seal .... personal assistant: ALF / personal assistant: Alf (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Steven Cohen .... executive story consultant (26 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bob Bendetson .... executive story editor (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
Donald Todd .... story editor (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
Nancy Kirschner .... production coordinator (24 episodes, 1986-1987)
Andrea Covell .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Eleah Horwitz .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Roger S.H. Schulman .... executive story consultant (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
Al Jean .... executive story editor (23 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mike Reiss .... executive story editor (23 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lisa A. Bannick .... executive story consultant (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Chuck Conway .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lloyd Garver .... creative consultant (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tom Kyle .... technical director (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Ted Babcock .... production assistant (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Silverman .... executive story editor (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephen Sustarsic .... executive story editor (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
James Burks .... production assistant (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron Burla .... story editor (14 episodes, 1988-1989)
Deborah Leggett .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros .... personal assistant: Alf / personal assistant: ALF (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Art Everett .... story editor (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Victor Fresco .... story editor (6 episodes, 1990)
Laurie Gilbert .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1987)
Erma Elzy-Jones .... production associate / script supervisor (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Steven Hollander .... creative consultant (4 episodes, 1988)
Laura Lonsdale .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1986)
John Lovelady .... technical supervisor / personal assistant: "Rhonda", "Skip", "Stella" & "Rick" (3 episodes, 1986)
Charlie Edwards .... production / stage crew (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Richard Griggs .... production / stage crew (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Tom Lindsay .... production / technician (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Scott Bankston .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1987)
Wendy Neckels .... production associate (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Thad Mumford .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Steve Lamar .... personal assistant: "Rhonda", "Skip", "Stella" & "Rick" / production coordinator (2 episodes, 1986)
Susan Lavine .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 1986)
C.J. Rapp Pittman .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1986)
Larry Meyers .... technical director (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jonathan Aroesty .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Anne Burgeson .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Jamie Charles .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Danny Cruz .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Dennis .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Bob Dolman .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1987)
Rick Faigh .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Jeffrey Fecteau .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Sharon Foster .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Lisa Gamel .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Keith Hays .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Catherine Hindle .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1987)
Brad Hopper .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1987)
Matt Johnston .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Bob Lowry .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Wilfredo Mancia .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Molnar .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Jim Norris .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Sean O'Brien .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1987)
Scott Ressler .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Laura Richarz .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
John Sabato .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Wally Snyder .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Amy Vincent .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Lance B. Zeck .... production (2 episodes, 1987)
Maria Henley .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Brad Savage .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Thanks
Tom Kyle .... dedicated to the memory of (2 episodes, 1987)
Tiffany Leigh Smith .... dedicated to the memory of (2 episodes, 1987)
 

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Argentina:30 min | Germany:25 min (100 episodes) | USA:30 min (102 episodes)
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Trivia:
The character 'ALF' was ranked #8 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004, Vol. 52, No. 31) and appears on one of three collectible covers.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the Halloween episode of season 2, A black strip of tape disappears and reappears on ALF's chestSee more »
Quotes:
ALF:[sings to the tune of Camptown Ladies] Uncle Neal has gone away, doodaa doodaa. I can eat out here today, all dooday long - Everybody. Gone the holy day...
Willie:ALF. I really don't appreciate that at all.
ALF:Okay, so do you wanna hear how I changed the words to Helter Skelter?
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38 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Great comedy that will be missed, 23 July 2002
Author: Agent10 from Tucson, AZ

While the character has been turned into nothing more than some goofy icon of yesteryear, the show itself was quite unique in the fact that it combined the silliness of the Muppets and the usual kitsch of prime time sitcoms. Funny, eclectic and unusual, this show was a welcome relief from the usual sitcoms that dealt with family and what not. I'm glad this show is still being immortalized thanks to commercials, simply because it was one of those shows I had to fight with parents in order to see. Often times, good fun should take over for raunchiness and this is what made this show so spectacular. While the 80s was a bad fashion decade, sitcoms were a step above the rest after such an incredible decade as the 1970s. ALF just happened to be one of those shows.

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