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The adventures and misadventures of ALF, under the real name Gordon Shumway, on his home planet of Melmac before he crashlanded on Earth.




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Series cast summary:
Len Carlson Len Carlson ...  Cantfayl / ... 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Rob Cowan Rob Cowan ...  Skip 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Don Francks ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Paul Fusco ...  Gordon Shumway (ALF) 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Dan Hennessey Dan Hennessey ...  Eggbert Petty / ... 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ...  Stella 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Peggy Mahon Peggy Mahon ...  Flo Shumway 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Greg Morton Greg Morton ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Tabitha St. Germain ...  Augie Shumway / ... 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Thick Wilson Thick Wilson ...  Bob Shumway / ... 26 episodes, 1987-1989
Michael Fantini Michael Fantini ...  Curtis Shumway 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Stephen McMulkin Stephen McMulkin ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Eva Almos Eva Almos ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Harvey Atkin ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Jayne Eastwood ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Ray Kahnert ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Michael Lamport ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Marla Lukofsky ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Stephen Ouimette ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Linda Sorensen ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
John Stocker John Stocker ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Greg Swanson Greg Swanson ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Deborah Theaker ...  Madame Pokipsi 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Noam Zylberman ...  Curtis Shumway 13 episodes, 1988-1989


The adventures and misadventures of ALF, under the real name Gordon Shumway, on his home planet of Melmac before he crashlanded on Earth.

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I Don't Want To Forget This Toon
22 February 2020 | by johcafra-150-658402See all my reviews

...that ran for three seasons but technically consisted of four, the first two being ALF: The Animated Series and the second two being ALF Tales. Both arguably ran Stateside on NBC-TV concurrently over three years, at times in an hour-long format that paired episodes from each. The casual viewer would be forgiven for confusing the two.

I frankly hadn't thought of either show in, what, 30-plus years? And I only lately recalled these when challenged by a friend to name animated spin-offs of prime-time sitcoms and dramas. (Only one of the latter came to mind, Star Trek: The Animated Series.) At least in my view ALF the prime-time offering had worn itself thin fairly quickly, principally because the only insight we got concerning its star came from, well, its star.

But ALF:TAS came back to me VERY quickly as a show that took the new medium and format and ran with it clear across the galaxy while gleefully toying with the viewer's head and much of its contents. For starters we're on the planet Melmac in all its glory and cats, and the lead character has another name among family and friends. Remarkable character design and backgrounds too.

No "dumbdown" for the kids and no adult humor to speak of or even wink at but inside jokes, puns and sight gags like you wouldn't believe and in many ways reminiscent of the legendary Jay Ward. To say this toon cries out for a full re-issue would be charitable. Anybody else Out There remember?

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26 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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ALF: The Animated Series See more »

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