ALF (1986–1990)
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The whole story starts here as Gordon Shumway, a Melmacian who escaped his planet before it was destroyed, crash lands into the garage of the Tanner family. The Tanners call him "ALF" ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Patchett

Writers:

Tom Patchett (created by), Paul Fusco (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Max Wright ... Willie Tanner
Anne Schedeen ... Kate Tanner
Andrea Elson ... Lynn Tanner
Benji Gregory ... Brian Tanner
Liz Sheridan ... Raquel Ochmonek
John LaMotta John LaMotta ... Trevor Ochmonek (as John La Motta)
Francis X. McCarthy ... Alien Task Force Officer Darnell Valentine (as Frank Mc Carthy)

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Storyline

The whole story starts here as Gordon Shumway, a Melmacian who escaped his planet before it was destroyed, crash lands into the garage of the Tanner family. The Tanners call him "ALF" because he is an Alien Life Form and they decide to keep his presence a secret so that the U.S. Government will not take away the space being and subject him to experiments. From the beginning, there is no sanity for the Tanner family. Written by D.K. Sullivan

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This episode takes place from September 12 to September 13, 1986. See more »

Goofs

When Kate is going over to argue with ALF over driving bear, the boom mic can be briefly scene lower into the shot in the top left for about three seconds, then go back up. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Willie Tanner: [voice-over] This is the way it began, that extraordinary night. The night... *he* came.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits of episode, Alf is heard laughing. See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Proud Mary
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Andrea Elson, Paul Fusco
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alien Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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