ALF (1986–1990)

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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.

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1990   1989   1988   1987   1986  
5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 Willie Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Kate Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Lynn Tanner (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Brian Tanner / ... (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 ALF / ... (103 episodes, 1986-1990)
John LaMotta ...
 Trevor Ochmonek (41 episodes, 1986-1989)
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 Raquel Ochmonek / ... (36 episodes, 1986-1990)
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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 | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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22 September 1986 (USA)  »

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ALF, o Eteimoso  »

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(100 episodes) | (102 episodes)

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ALF (1986) staff writer Jerry Stahl wrote a memoir called "Permanent Midnight" about becoming a success as a television writer on this show (as well as Moonlighting (1985) and thirtysomething (1987)) while simultaneously dealing with his addiction to heroin. The book was made into the movie Permanent Midnight (1998), starring Ben Stiller as Stahl, and showed several scenes on the set of "ALF" (renamed "Mr. Chompers"), including a nightmarish drug-induced hallucination featuring the show's puppet. See more »

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In the Halloween episode of season 2, A black strip of tape disappears and reappears on ALF's chest See more »

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Brian: Do you get Sesame Street where you live?
ALF: No, and frankly I don't get it here either.
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Referenced in Saved by the Bell: Cream for a Day (1989) See more »

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6 January 2004 | by (Appingedam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

ALF currently reruns on our Dutch channel NET5, every weekday from 16:30 till 17:00 hours. It's not the first time it reruns of course, but they've just started, because they're broadcasting the first few episodes now. I must say, the funniest thing about the show is the interaction between ALF and Willie. The fact that ALF acts like the place is his, and not from the Tanners. I also like the Ochmoneks, and that they don't know anything about ALF's presence. All together it's just a good, steady show, with actors who barely do any movies or TV-series nowadays, and that's a real shame.


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