ALF (1986–1990)
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Hail to the Chief 

ALF is frustrated because he can't vote in the presidential election. He watches a televised debate with Kate and offers his "better" ideas on how to solve the world's problems. This gives Kate some weird nightmares.

Director:

Burt Brinckerhoff

Writers:

Tom Patchett (created by), Paul Fusco (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Max Wright ... Willie Tanner
Anne Schedeen ... Kate Tanner
Andrea Elson ... Lynn Tanner
Benji Gregory ... Brian Tanner
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Congressman Nathan Peal (as Brian Mitchell)
Lou Felder Lou Felder ... Senator Gil Hossenfeffer (as Louis Felder)
John McLaughlin ... Himself
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ALF is frustrated because he can't vote in the presidential election. He watches a televised debate with Kate and offers his "better" ideas on how to solve the world's problems. This gives Kate some weird nightmares.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alien Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Alf tells Kate, "I think Valerie should have stayed with her family." This is a reference to Valeria Harper who left her show, "Valerie" also known as "Valerie's Family." The show was later re-titled for a third time: The Hogan Family. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits of episode, Alf is heard laughing. See more »

Connections

References Mister Ed (1958) See more »

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My favorite episode
30 April 2016 | by skiopSee all my reviews

During and after ALF watches a Presidential debate with the Tanners, he has questions about the process, which leads to Kate having a series of strange dreams.

This has long been my favorite episode, even before I got interested in politics. After becoming interested in politics, I do understand more of the jokes, such as the reference to Joe Biden's plagiarism.

Memorable quotes just fly in this episode. It's unfortunate that in the syndicated version (such as available on DVD and streaming sites), probably the single best quote (Joaquin and beets) is cut out. Really, I'd recommend watching the original, full version if you can get your hands on it.


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