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ALF News:

WGN America is adding ALF to the regular line-up! The show will launch on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 8-10pm ET with a marathon and will air regularly Sundays 6-7pm ET and Mondays 9-10pm ET starting Oct. 5 and 6:

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2008/09/wgn-edits-schedule-and-adds-alf-legal.html


ALF on DVD:

ALF - Season One

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ALF - Season Two

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ALF - Season Three

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ALF - Season Four

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Season One / Season Two / Season Three / Season Four


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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: September 22, 1986
Last Telecast: June 18, 1990

Sep 1986-Feb 1990, NBC Mon 8:00-8:30
Mar 1990, NBC Sat 8:00-8:30
Apr 1990-May 1990, NBC Sun 8:00-8:30
May 1990-June, NBC Mon 8:00-8:30

Total number of episodes: 102 (plus 1 special and 1 tv movie)


Cast:

Paul Fusco as ALF (Gordon Shumway) (voice only)
Max Wright
as Willie Tanner
Anne Schedeen
as Kate Tanner
Andrea Elson
as Lynn Tanner
Benji Gregory
as Brian Tanner
Anne Meara
as Dorothy Halligan (1987)
Liz Sheridan
as Raquel Ochmonek
John LaMotta
as Trevor Ochmonek
Josh Blake
as Jake Ochmonek (age 15) (1988-1989)
Jim J. Bullock
as Neal Tanner (1989-1990, occasional)
Bill Daily
as Larry the Psychiastrist (1987-1990)
Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros
as ALF (in costume, 1986)
Charles Nickerson
as Eric Tanner (1989-1990)


Theme Songs/Video Clips:

Download the 1st version of the ALF opening theme song
Download the 2nd version of the ALF opening theme song
Download MP3 file of the ALF opening theme song
Download MP# file of the ALF opening theme song - pilot episode
Download wav file of the ALF closing theme song - 1986 version
Download wav file of the ALF closing theme song - 1988
Download MP3 file of the ALF closing theme song - 1988 (from the episodes Tonight, Tonight)
Download MP3 file of the ALF closing theme song - 1989 old time movie
Download a MIDI file of the ALF theme song
Download a MIDI file of the ALF theme song (different version)
Download a MPG video file of the ALF opening credits (season 1 and 2?)
Download a MPG video file of the ALF opening credits (season 3 and 4?)

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6 CD

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6 CD

Includes the ALF theme song - 65 total tv themes

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Series Summary:

ALF cast

Well, what would you do if an alien's spaceship crashed into your garage? Call the police? If you lived in a TV sitcom, you would probably do just what the Tanners did--hide him in the kitchen and enjoy years of laughs. Actually, there was little more to the plot of ALF than that. The furry little creature, nicknamed ALF (For "Alien Life Form"), landed on the Tanners' garage when his spacecraft went out of control. Unfortunately the ship couldn't be fixed, and anyway, his home planet of Melmac had just blown up, so ALF took up residence in the pleasant suburban Tanner home, disrupting their formerly boring life and commenting sarcastically (in a gravelly voice provided by the show's co-creator Paul Fusco) on the foibles of earthlings. The dense neighbors, never figured out what was going on.

A baby named Eric was born to the Tanner household in 1989, giving ALF new human customs to wisecrack about, and Willie's eager-to-please younger brother Neal showed up a few times in the last season to add variety. In a final episode cliffhanger in March 1990, ALF was contacted by Melmacians Skip and Rhonda, who invited him to leave with them and colonize a new planet--just as the U.S. government's Alien Task Force closed in to capture the furry little wiseacre.

ALF was a novelty hit in the 1986-1987 season, leading to ALF dolls and other kid's paraphernalia. NBC even issued an official biography of its Monday night star. He was said to be 229 years old ("I've got dandruff older than your country") and had attended Melmac high school for 122 years, where he majored in software and was co-captain of the Bouillabaisseball team. Adult occupations included Assistant Boxleitner, part-time rale model, and operator of his own phlegm dealership. Hobbies included gerrymandering and snacking on cats, a Melmackian delicacy (the Tanners' cat Lucky, was often seen scurrying from the room). Height: "Fluctuates with weight." Weight: "Till the Sun Shines Nellie."

The creators of this fanciful comedy were Fusco and actor/producer Tom Patchett; a frequent director was TV comic Peter Bonerz. A three-foot-tall midget by the name of Michu Meszaros was inside the ALF costume (when scenes called for it to walk around) during the first season.

An animated version of Alf, recounting Gordon Shumway's exploits of the planet Melmac, ran on NBC's Saturday morning lineup from September 1987 to August 1990.

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Did You Know?

ALF's name is Gordon Shumway, and he's from the planet Melmac.

Producer Paul Fusco was the voice of ALF.

Michael Eisner, head of The Walt Disney Company, made an unsuccessful bid to buy the series outright before Lorimar made a syndication deal with Alien Productions.

The last episode "Consider Me Gone" was suppose to conclude the next season leaving a cliffhanger but NBC decided to cancel the show.

The name of every episode is also the name of a song. Each is relevant to the episode's plot.

Appearences aside, the last episode of the series was not intended as a cliffhanger. By the time the episode was written, everyone involved knew the series had been canceled.

ALF stands for Alien Life Form.

ALF was said to be 229 years old ("I've got dandruff older than your country") and had attended Melmac high school for 122 years, where he majored in software and was co-captain of the Bouillabaisse-ball team.

A three-foot-tall midget by the name of Michu Meszaros was inside the ALF costume (when scenes called for it to walk around) during the first season.

An animated version of ALF, recounting Gordon Shumway's exploits on the planet Melmac, ran on NBC's Saturday morning lineup from September 1987 to August 1990.

Did You Know? Facts from The Internet Movie Database


Where does ALF air?:

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WGN America is adding ALF to the regular line-up! The show will launch on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 8-10pm ET with a marathon and will air regularly Sundays 6-7pm ET and Mondays 9-10pm ET starting Oct. 5 and 6:

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2008/09/wgn-edits-schedule-and-adds-alf-legal.html


Message Board:

Have a question about ALF, comment, trivia question, update on the cast members, etc.? Then post your message on the:

ALF Message Board


Links:

ALF logo

The ALF Page by Kyle

Stephan's ALF-Page

ALFtv.NET

ALF page (Tim's TV Showcase)

ALF (ClassicTVHits.com)

ALF (Retrobug.com)

ALF episode guide (epguides.com)

ALF episode guide (TV.com)

The ALF-Board (German Message Board)

WWWF Grudge Match: Alf vs. E.T.

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Internet Movie Database entry for ALF

Wikipedia entry for ALF

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