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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

Certificate:

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 final episode was intended as a cliffhanger. At the time it was filmed, NBC was still deciding whether or not to cancel it. The cliffhanger format was intended to help persuade NBC to give the show one more chance, if only to resolve the "To Be Continued" ending. Project: ALF (1996), six years later, finally brought closure. Due to poor writing and the absence of the original human cast, many fans reject the movie as part of the show's canon. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits of seasons 1 and 2, the studio lights are visible in the shot of Brian, on the left. See more »

Quotes

ALF: I can see you're still one sandwich short of a picnic.
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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 Hviezdna párty: Episode #1.9 (2017) See more »

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One of the best tv-shows ever made
11 May 2002 | by andreastmaSee all my reviews

Alf, the lovely Melmacian. I enjoyed watching every single episode. Unfortunately two were not aired, so the Germans missed watching Alf hosting the Tonight Show. But nevertheless, I grew up with this and I loved Alf and still love him. It´s so bad to see that there might be no continuation in the near future. Alf - 10 out of 10


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