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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 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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22 September 1986 (USA)  »

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ALF, o Eteimoso  »

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Series creator Paul Fusco told the cast and crew not to give away the secrets to ALF. Fusco operated the puppet most of the time, and provided the voice. However, when full body shots were needed, actor Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, who stood only two feet and nine inches tall, wore an ALF costume. 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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ALF: [sings to the tune of Camptown Ladies] Uncle Neal has gone away, doodaa doodaa. I can eat out here today, all dooday long - Everybody. Gone the holy day...
Willie: ALF. I really don't appreciate that at all.
ALF: Okay, so do you wanna hear how I changed the words to Helter Skelter?
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one of my favorites
12 July 2002 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This was undoubtably one of the best shows on television when it first came on. I loved the escapades of the furry little alien creature (ALF) as the family whose garage he crashed into tried to introduce him to human customs. I liked it. Unfortunately, towards the end it got kind of nasty, with the characters starting to fight all the time. Still, they had some memorable and warm moments and episodes.


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