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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 ...  ALF / ... 103 episodes, 1986-1990
Max Wright ...  Willie Tanner 103 episodes, 1986-1990
Anne Schedeen ...  Kate Tanner 103 episodes, 1986-1990
Andrea Elson ...  Lynn Tanner 103 episodes, 1986-1990
Benji Gregory ...  Brian Tanner / ... 103 episodes, 1986-1990
John LaMotta John LaMotta ...  Trevor Ochmonek 41 episodes, 1986-1989
Liz Sheridan ...  Raquel Ochmonek 36 episodes, 1986-1990
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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

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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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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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

Neal tanner lives only 5 minutes away from rest of family but of blue he just stops coming over with no reason why. See more »

Quotes

ALF: All right. Let me see if I've got this reindeer thing straight. There's... uh... there's Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid... Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Lynn: No, it's Prancer, Dancer, Vixen, Blitzen...
ALF: Huey, Duey and Luey.
Brian: No, those are ducks.
ALF: Then how do they pull the sleigh?
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits in the original unaired pilot, ALF appears and says to the audience "Be there!". See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Great satire
29 September 1999 | by mermattSee all my reviews

The satiric method used here is classic -- having a non-human look at human nature and see how silly it is. Alf is a genuine wit, an outer-space Mark Twain who can see the foibles of life and comments on them with real humor that is not sour on the one hand and not inane on the other.

Like THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN, which uses a similar viewpoint, ALF is a wonderful comedy with humanity itself as its subject matter.


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