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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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Last Episode

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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ALF is Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 102 episodes air between 1986 and 1990.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Sep. 22, 1986
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1986 - 1990
To-Date:
4 Seasons
102 Episodes
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • 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.
  • 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) while…
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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) 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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  • 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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