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ALF(TV show/series, 1986-1990)

23min per episode | Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family

Scripted Reality in 4 seasons with 102 episodes

ALFRating: 3.5/5 (with 101 votes) 651
ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986, to March 24, 1990. The series centers on Gordon Shumway, a sarcastic and friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash-lands in the garage of the suburban middle class Tanner family. The series stars Max Wright as father Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian Tanner. ALF was performed by puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the show with Tom Patchett. Produced by Alien Productions, ALF originally ran for four seasons and 99 episodes, including three one-hour episodes that were divided into two parts for syndication, totaling 102 episodes. In August 2018, Warner Bros. Television announced development of an ALF reboot. However, the reboot was cancelled in November 2018. ()
Poster of ALF

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About ALF

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

Trailer for ALF + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

ALF doing Bob Seger - Old Time Rock'nRoll(Trailer, 1:18)

ALF Seasons and Episodes

09/18/1989Season 4 - 24 episodes
This is a list of episodes from the fourth and final season of ALF. ()
#1 | 09/18/1989Baby, Come Back
ALF earns the right to baby-sit Eric, but almost blows it when the child disappears.
#2 | 09/25/1989Lies
Tabloid photographers accidentally photograph ALF, so the Tanners have to get the film back.
#3 | 10/02/1989Wanted: Dead or Alive
ALF shields Willie when a criminal resembling him is profiled on a crime-stopper TV show, but Trevor turns him in.
#4 | 10/09/1989We're in the Money
Using Willie's home computer, ALF discovers and later becomes addicted to the art of making stock-market deals.
#5 | 10/16/1989Mind Games
After a visit from a psychologist, ALF subjects the Tanners to a barrage of unwanted psychoanalysis.
#6 | 10/23/1989Hooked on a Feeling
Willie, in an effort to curb ALF's cotton addiction, holds a support group meeting in his living room.
#7 | 10/30/1989He Ain't Heavy, He's Willie's Brother
ALF, forced to hide, plots the removal of Willie's visiting brother Neal.
#8 | 11/06/1989The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
ALF gets peeved about having to remain hidden while Willie's brother extends his visit.
#9 | 11/13/1989Live and Let Die
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)
ALF's attitude toward cats changes after his first encounter with kittens.
#10 | 11/20/1989Break Up to Make Up
Whizzer comes face-to-face with ALF when he searches for Dorothy at the Tanners.
#11 | 11/27/1989Happy Together
ALF, on the outs with the Tanners, is offered a place to stay by Neal.
#12 | 12/04/1989Fever
The Tanners pamper ALF after he catches his first Earth cold.
#13 | 12/11/1989It's My Party
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)
ALF is relegated once again to the attic when the Tanners throw a Hawaiian luau.
#14 | 01/08/1990Make 'em Laugh
#15 | 01/15/1990Love on the Rocks
Neal and his ex-wife Margaret reconcile, but ALF goes a long way to prove her motives are less than honest.
#16 | 01/22/1990True Colors
ALF enters the art world after he earns praise for a still life made from food.
#17 | 01/29/1990Gimme That Old Time Religion
As a newly ordained Melmacian minister, ALF must officiate a ceremony on Earth.
#18 | 02/05/1990Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
ALF considers the future with the Tanners, who will age faster than the ageless alien.
#19 | 02/12/1990When I'm 64
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)
ALF encounters youth-seeking senior citizens when he's discovered sneaking into a retirement home.
#20 | 02/19/1990Mr. Sandman
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)
ALF and Willie scour Death Valley for buried treasure after discovering an old map.
#21 | 02/26/1990Stayin' Alive
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)
A morally outraged ALF writes nasty letters to a pollution-producing company.
#22 | 03/03/1990Hungry Like a Wolf
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)
ALF takes to the park in search of food after his diet fails.
#23 | 03/10/1990I Gotta Be Me
ALF is the only one excited by the idea of Lynn moving in with her boyfriend.
#24 | 03/24/1990Consider Me Gone
It's a sad day in the Tanner household as ALF announces he's leaving Earth to settle on another planet with Skip and Rhonda, but ALF is captured by the Alien Task Force before he can get to their spaceship.
10/03/1988Season 3 - 26 episodes
09/21/1987Season 2 - 26 episodes
09/22/1986Season 1 - 26 episodes
?Specials - 6 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 20 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Bosnian (BS), Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 09/22/1986
Last episode released on: 03/24/1990
Appearing Characters: ALF, Willie Tanner, Kate Tanner, Brian Tanner, Lynn Tanner, Eric Tanner
Creator: Paul Fusco
Composer: Alf Clausen
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"ALF, o ETeimoso"
Camera Setup: Multiple-camera setup

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