Series Summary
A smart-mouthed creature, ALF (aka Alien Life Form), crash-lands in a suburban garage. His spaceship is beyond repair, he's ugly, he's short, he's got a bad attitude. What's a family to do? Why, take in the furry creature, of course, and watch as he comments on humankind and tries to eat the cat -- a delicacy on his home planet of Melmac.

Air Dates: 1986 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: NBC

  • Season 4, Ep. 24 : Consider Me GoneMar 24, 1990

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    It's a sad day in the Tanner household as ALF announces he's leaving Earth to settle on another planet.

  • Season 4, Ep. 23 : I Gotta Be MeMar 10, 1990

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    ALF is the only one excited by the idea of Lynn (Andrea Elson) moving in with her boyfriend. With Anne Schedeen and Benji Gregory.

  • Season 4, Ep. 22 : Hungry Like the WolfMar 3, 1990

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    ALF takes to the park in search of food after his diet fails.

  • Season 4, Ep. 21 : Stayin' AliveFeb 26, 1990

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    A morally outraged ALF writes nasty letters to a pollution-producing company. With Max Wright and Andrea Elson.

  • Season 4, Ep. 20 : Mr. SandmanFeb 19, 1990

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    ALF and Willie (Max Wright) scour Death Valley for buried treasure after discovering an old map. With Benji Gregory and Anne Schedeen.

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  • One of the better [of the season's family sitcoms], simply because it's kind of cute and a bit offbeat. Show More

  • This is another of those TV comedies that simply aren't funny...ALF would be more engaging if the Tanners were more engaging. He also would have been lots of satirical fun and a far more interesting observer of the human condition had he been given a Woody Allen-type neurotic voice rather than one that was merely inanely goofy. Show More

  • There is more of a silliness to it. No question, ALF is dumb and puerile. I rather liked it. [22 Sept 1986, p.5C] Show More

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