ALF - 80S TV SHOW
By Mark Nobes
Being a fan of sci-fi comedy, I used to love watching this show back in the late 80s. ALF was a sitcom that was originally aired in the U.S. on NBC between 1986 and 1990. The TV Show lasted for four seasons with 102 episodes being shown overall.
ALF originates from the planet Melmac which has been destroyed by nuclear war. After following an amatuer radio signal, he crash-landed into the garage of the Tanner family who kindly decided to accept the alien into their family and protect him from the Alien Task Force.
ALF became an iconic character of 1980s television and was featured in various merchandise, including toys, books, and video games. He also made appearances on other TV shows and in commercials.
Willie Tanner (father) was played by Max Wright, and Kate Tanner (Mother) was played by Anna Schedeen. The two children were Lynn and Brian who were played by Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory.
A TV Movie called Project ALF was released in 1996, but didn't feature the Tanner family. It was first aired in the U.S. on ABC.
ALF was brought to life through puppetry and operated by puppeteer and creator of the show, Paul Fusco, who also provided the character's voice. The puppetry and voice work made ALF a distinctive and beloved character. The pupeter assistants included Michu Meszaros, Lisa Buckley and Bob Fappiano.
ALF premiered on September 22, 1986 in the U.S., and ran for four seasons until March 24, 1990. It was created by Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett.
What Happened to the Cast of ALF?
A new ALF Movie is coming very soon which will involve Paul Fusco. Paul is now in his 60s and married to Linda. They live at New Haven in Connecticut, U.S.
OPENING TITLES FROM SEASONS 1 AND 2
This video features a hilarious compilation of bloopers from ALF.
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