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

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  • ALF's name is Gordon Shumway, and he's from the planet Melmac.
  • 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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  • Goof (continuity error): ALF and Brian go into the kitchen to get something to drink and we hear what two can's popped open. They come right about and ALF finished his, but Brian hasn't even…
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    Goof (continuity error): ALF and Brian go into the kitchen to get something to drink and we hear what two can's popped open. They come right about and ALF finished his, but Brian hasn't even opened his and is holding it at an angel, so only one can was opened.
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