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ALF 

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul Fusco Paul Fusco ...  ALF / ... 103 episodes, 1986-2004
Max Wright ...  Willie Tanner 103 episodes, 1986-2004
Anne Schedeen ...  Kate Tanner 103 episodes, 1986-2004
Andrea Elson ...  Lynn Tanner 103 episodes, 1986-2004
Benji Gregory ...  Brian Tanner / ... 103 episodes, 1986-2004
John LaMotta John LaMotta ...  Trevor Ochmonek 41 episodes, 1986-2004
Liz Sheridan ...  Raquel Ochmonek 36 episodes, 1986-2004
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ALF See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alien Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes) | (102 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Series creator Paul Fusco told the cast and crew not to give away the secrets to ALF. Fusco operated the puppet most of the time, and provided the voice. However, when full body shots were needed, actor Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, who stood only two feet and nine inches tall, wore an ALF costume. See more »

Goofs

In the Season 2 Halloween episode, a black strip of tape disappears and reappears on ALF's chest. See more »

Quotes

Brian: You'll have to chew with your mouth closed tonight, ALF.
ALF: All right, but on my planet, that's considered very rude. People think you're hiding something.
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Crazy Credits

ALF can be heard laughing at the end of the closing credits in each episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

For syndication the episodes were cut down to 21 minutes. These edited versions were used for the US DVD release, while the European sets featured the 24 minute full length episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blossom: The Geek (1991) See more »

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The Best of the 1980s
19 December 2003 | by ultimateALFsiteSee 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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