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.
Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »
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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Due to constant pressures and tensions on set and in the outside world, Max Wright was famous for screaming out "Curse you Hussein!" to the cast and crew, as he compared the conditions of the set to that of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. See more »
In the Season 2 Halloween episode, a black strip of tape disappears and reappears on ALF's chest. See more »
I had a cousin. Pretty Boy Shumway. He lived on the south side of Melmac. The baddest part of the planet. If he didn't like your shoes...
[points at Willy, imitating machine gun sound]
You mean he'd shoot a person just because he didn't like his shoes?
No. He'd just point at you and go, "Ak-ak-ak-ak-ak."
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In the opening credits (Series 1 - 2) ALF is seen recording a home movie and films each member of the Tanner family. See more »
Many of the syndicated episodes from the American DVD sets are further edited to remove music and songs which were claimed too expensive to license for home video. In a few cases, this results in episodes which run for less than 20 minutes! The European sets released by Warner does not suffer from these problems. See more »
ALF is just about the most unusual family comedy ever. An alien lives with an average American family and the family keeps hiding him from public each day. It was great, ALF's still a cultural icon, and the actors should still be able to get good work from it. I Love It!
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