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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, 1986-2004
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

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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 show was an instant hit in Germany, which was unfortunate for the German city of Alf, located on the Moselle river. The "city limits" signs, featuring the city's name, were stolen so many times that the city council decided to produce a huge number of signs for sale. See more »

Goofs

The Tanner's front porch disappears and reappears throughout season 1. See more »

Quotes

[on a camping trip]
Willie: One more word out of you, and you're not eating with us.
ALF: Right. Let the alien starve.
Willie: I think the alien could skip a meal. It might be a new experience for you!
[pause]
Willie: How would you like your hamburger?
ALF: Medium rare. Hold the lightning.
Willie: How would you like to be 50% hair?
ALF: You know, you're a different person when you're on vacation.
Willie: I'm just trying to make this vacation fun.
[...]
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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 »

Connections

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Hey, I grew up watching this show!
17 November 1999 | by Smooth BSee all my reviews

If any of you were little kids in the mid-80's (like I was) you enjoyed shows like the Smurfs, Thundercats, He-Man, Alvin & the Chipmunks, and even those old Marvel super hero shows. But that was all on Saturday morning. Where does the 6-year-old spend his TV time during the week? Watching ALF, of course! This show was a Monday night staple at 7 pm (cst). It's about an alien being who crash landed on Earth and spends his time wisecracking on the family that found him. He's got 8 stomachs, and he's not afraid to use them! This show spawned a cartoon series (which I also enjoyed watching). ALF goes right up there with Small Wonder and Charles In Charge as my favorite 80's sitcoms.


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