Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 22, 1986
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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ALF

Gordon Shumway, last known survivor from the planet Melmac, crash-lands his spaceship into the Tanner family's suburban garage. Willie dubs him "ALF", short for Alien Life Form. The Tanners decide to take ALF in as a member of the family.

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04x24 Consider Me Gone Aired: Mar. 24, 1990

ALF announces to the Tanner family he is leaving earth to settle on another planet with Skip and Rhonda. However, the Alien Task Force catches …

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The show had 4 seasons and 102 episodes air between 1986 and 1990.

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  • Irish national broadcaster RTÉ were forced to cancel an episode of ALF on 25 June 1990 as the FIFA World Cup game between Republic of Ireland and Romania went into extra time and penalties.…
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    Irish national broadcaster RTÉ were forced to cancel an episode of ALF on 25 June 1990 as the FIFA World Cup game between Republic of Ireland and Romania went into extra time and penalties. Although Ireland won and the nation celebrated the historic achievement, some viewers complained that the episode was not shown.
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  • The final episode ("Consider Me Gone") was, indeed, intended as a cliffhanger. At the time it was filmed, NBC was still up in the air over whether the show would be cancelled. The cliffhanger…
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    The final episode ("Consider Me Gone") was, indeed, intended as a cliffhanger. At the time it was filmed, NBC was still up in the air over whether the show would be cancelled. The cliffhanger format was intended to help persuade NBC to give the show one more chance, if only to resolve the "To Be Continued" ending. Six years later, the TV movie Project: ALF (1996) (TV) finally brought closure - although the lack of the original human cast, and poor writing, cause many fans to reject Project: ALF as part of the show's canon.
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  • ALF staff writer Jerry Stahl wrote a memoir called "Permanent Midnight" about becoming a success as a television writer on this show (as well as Moonlighting and "Thirtysomething" (1987))…
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    ALF staff writer Jerry Stahl wrote a memoir called "Permanent Midnight" about becoming a success as a television writer on this show (as well as Moonlighting and "Thirtysomething" (1987)) while simultaneously dealing with his addiction to heroin. The book was made into the movie Permanent Midnight, starring Ben Stiller as Stahl, and showed several scenes on the set of "ALF" (renamed "Mr. Chompers"), including a nightmarish drug-induced hallucination featuring the show's puppet.
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