History Series / Alf

29th Jul '17 1:09:39 AM glickmam
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An AnimatedAdaptation co-produced by Creator/DICEntertainment and Creator/SabanEntertainment alongside Alien Productions was broadcast from September, 1987 to January, 1989, also on NBC. It depicted Gordon's life on Melmac before he came to earth. It introduced Gordon's family members and friends, such as little sister Augie and girlfriend Rhonda[[note]]the latter of whom was first mentioned in the sitcom[[/note]] (both voiced by Paulina Gillis). A villain threatening Melmac was also introduced to add some tension. He was called Larson Petty (a pun on petty larceny). The show had its own SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/ALFTales'', which had the characters as AnimatedActors performing [[FracturedFairyTale modernized versions of classic stories]].

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An AnimatedAdaptation co-produced by Creator/DICEntertainment Creator/DiCEntertainment and Creator/SabanEntertainment alongside Alien Productions was broadcast from September, 1987 to January, 1989, also on NBC. It depicted Gordon's life on Melmac before he came to earth. It introduced Gordon's family members and friends, such as little sister Augie and girlfriend Rhonda[[note]]the latter of whom was first mentioned in the sitcom[[/note]] (both voiced by Paulina Gillis). A villain threatening Melmac was also introduced to add some tension. He was called Larson Petty (a pun on petty larceny). The show had its own SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/ALFTales'', which had the characters as AnimatedActors performing [[FracturedFairyTale modernized versions of classic stories]].
29th Jul '17 1:09:16 AM glickmam
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An AnimatedAdaptation produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment and Creator/SabanEntertainment was broadcast from September, 1987 to January, 1989, also on NBC. It depicted Gordon's life on Melmac before he came to earth. It introduced Gordon's family members and friends, such as little sister Augie and girlfriend Rhonda[[note]]the latter of whom was first mentioned in the sitcom[[/note]] (both voiced by Paulina Gillis). A villain threatening Melmac was also introduced to add some tension. He was called Larson Petty (a pun on petty larceny). The show had its own SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/ALFTales'', which had the characters as AnimatedActors performing [[FracturedFairyTale modernized versions of classic stories]].

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An AnimatedAdaptation produced co-produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment Creator/DICEntertainment and Creator/SabanEntertainment alongside Alien Productions was broadcast from September, 1987 to January, 1989, also on NBC. It depicted Gordon's life on Melmac before he came to earth. It introduced Gordon's family members and friends, such as little sister Augie and girlfriend Rhonda[[note]]the latter of whom was first mentioned in the sitcom[[/note]] (both voiced by Paulina Gillis). A villain threatening Melmac was also introduced to add some tension. He was called Larson Petty (a pun on petty larceny). The show had its own SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/ALFTales'', which had the characters as AnimatedActors performing [[FracturedFairyTale modernized versions of classic stories]].
29th Jul '17 1:08:41 AM glickmam
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The brainchild of puppeteer/producer Paul Fusco, Alf is the story of Gordon Shumway, a hapless '''A'''lien '''L'''ife '''F'''orm [[note]]Sometimes he was billed as an Alien ''Laugh'' Form[[/note]] who crash lands in the backyard of the Tanner family (no, not [[Series/FullHouse them]]) after his home planet, Melmac, {{e|arthShatteringKaboom}}xplodes. The original series lasted from September, 1986 to March, 1990, with a total of 102 episodes in four seasons.

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The brainchild of puppeteer/producer Paul Fusco, Fusco and veteran television writer Tom Patchett, Alf is the story of Gordon Shumway, a hapless '''A'''lien '''L'''ife '''F'''orm [[note]]Sometimes he was billed as an Alien ''Laugh'' Form[[/note]] who crash lands in the backyard of the Tanner family (no, not [[Series/FullHouse them]]) after his home planet, Melmac, {{e|arthShatteringKaboom}}xplodes. [[EarthShatteringKaboom explodes]]. The original series lasted from September, 1986 to March, 1990, 1990 on Creator/{{NBC}}, with a total of 102 episodes in four seasons.
seasons. The show was produced by Alien Productions, the production company of Patchett and Fusco.



An AnimatedAdaptation produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment and Creator/SabanEntertainment was broadcast from September, 1987 to January, 1989. It depicted Gordon's life on Melmac before he came to earth. It introduced Gordon's family members and friends, such as little sister Augie and girlfriend Rhonda[[note]]the latter of whom was first mentioned in the sitcom[[/note]] (both voiced by Paulina Gillis). A villain threatening Melmac was also introduced to add some tension. He was called Larson Petty (a pun on petty larceny). The show had its own SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/ALFTales'', which had the characters as AnimatedActors performing [[FracturedFairyTale modernized versions of classic stories]].

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An AnimatedAdaptation produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment and Creator/SabanEntertainment was broadcast from September, 1987 to January, 1989.1989, also on NBC. It depicted Gordon's life on Melmac before he came to earth. It introduced Gordon's family members and friends, such as little sister Augie and girlfriend Rhonda[[note]]the latter of whom was first mentioned in the sitcom[[/note]] (both voiced by Paulina Gillis). A villain threatening Melmac was also introduced to add some tension. He was called Larson Petty (a pun on petty larceny). The show had its own SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/ALFTales'', which had the characters as AnimatedActors performing [[FracturedFairyTale modernized versions of classic stories]].
9th Jul '17 5:12:27 AM Roo
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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: In the finale, [[spoiler:the title alien [[TheBadGuyWins is captured and taken away by the Alien Task Force]]. Before this, the series was a lighthearted comedy. There was a TV movie to finish the story (which was still much darker than the main series), but viewers who didn't see it were left with the impression that Alf was going to be tortured and killed.]]



* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: In the finale, [[spoiler:the title alien [[TheBadGuyWins is captured and taken away by the Alien Task Force]]. Before this, the series was a lighthearted comedy. There was a TV movie to finish the story (which was still much darker than the main series), but viewers who didn't see it were left with the impression that Alf was going to be tortured and killed.]]
8th Jul '17 9:45:17 AM SpideyTerry
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* IndyPloy: When Alf faces [[ItMakesSenseInContext a giant cockroach]], he's cornered in the bathroom and tries spraying it with the perfume Willie got Kate on her last birthday. This kills it, much to Willie's surprise. Alf tries to claim that it was a deliberate bit of complex planning before admitting, "I lucked out."
9th Apr '17 4:42:15 AM eroock
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--> ''"Haaa! I kill me."''

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--> -> ''"Haaa! I kill me."''
9th Apr '17 4:42:05 AM eroock
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* SoapWithinAShow: An episode has ALF writing for a soap opera, with a lot of the storylines taken from the Tanners day-to-day life, but soapified. Then the family asked him to stop using them for material, and his scripts got blander ... so the executives soapified them further. Cue the family suspecting that the outrageous stuff now in the soap really happened.
7th Apr '17 10:19:47 PM Caswin
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* [[TheyWouldCutYouUp They'd Cut You Up]]

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* [[TheyWouldCutYouUp They'd Cut You Up]]Up]]: As much of a jerk as ALF regularly is, the first episode establishes, in disturbing detail, exactly how bad ALF's fate would be if the relevant government agents actually found him.
1st Feb '17 5:43:09 PM DrVolger
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* ImagineSpot: Happens in one episode when Alf realizes that he won't be able to stay with the Tanners once everyone gets older, and considers what his options might be. He does this four times: Staying with Brian (who unwittingly marries into a mafia family, ending with them calling a hit on Alf), Lynn (who marries a mime who doesn't provide much money and gives her imaginary presents), or Willie and Kate (who become increasingly senile and decrepit, forcing Alf to spend all his time caring for them and putting out kitchen fires), or live on his own (naturally, he ends up in a lab and treated as an animal).

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* ImagineSpot: Happens in one episode when Alf realizes that he won't be able to stay with the Tanners once everyone gets older, and considers what his options might be. He does this four five times: Staying with Brian (who unwittingly marries into a mafia family, ending with them calling a hit on Alf), Lynn (who marries a mime who doesn't provide much money and gives her imaginary presents), Eric (who grows up to be a kiddie show host with Alf as his ButtMonkey sidekick) or Willie and Kate (who become increasingly senile and decrepit, forcing Alf to spend all his time caring for them and putting out kitchen fires), or live on his own (naturally, he ends up in a lab and treated as an animal).
31st Jan '17 6:32:21 PM DrVolger
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Alf's list of what to bring for an extended camp-out in the back yard included chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate pudding and... [[RiseOfZitBoy acne pads]].
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