History Trivia / Alf

29th Jul '17 1:00:00 AM glickmam
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** During the show's run, Creator/{{Disney}} chairman and CEO Michael Eisner actually attempted to purchase the series outright before Alien Productions made a syndication deal with Lorimar-Telepictures.
8th Jul '17 9:28:54 AM SpideyTerry
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* ActorAllusion: "Going Out of My Head Over You" features Bill Daily of ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' playing a therapist friend of Willie's. Jack Riley makes a cameo as a patient not unlike Elliot Carlin. [[note]]Some sources say he's actually playing Carlin, but there is no onscreen credit and the episode later references ''The Bob Newhart Show'' as being a TV show.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 9:59:36 AM DoctorCooper
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* PrimaDonnaDirector: Reportedly Paul Fusco was like this on the set. He was convinced that Alf was in fact real and didn't even care for the safety of the cast members in case a trapdoor came loose as he was more concerned about how Alf would look at certain angles. Fusco's behavior was possibly the main reason for the nightmarish production of the series.
** Anyone who's seen outtakes of the show will note one genuine problem. Fusco was ''constantly'' departing from the script and ad-libbing on a whim (perhaps even more so than Creator/RobinWilliams was known for) much to the other actors' and crew members' confusion and frustration.
21st Aug '16 6:52:26 AM VoxAquila
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** One of the writers, Jerry Stahl, worked on the show while in the midst of a nightmarish heroin addiction, which he detailed in his memoir ''Permanent Midnight.''
27th Jul '16 9:04:19 AM Willbyr
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** Anyone who's seen outtakes of the show will note one genuine problem. Fusco was ''constantly'' departing from the script and ad-libbing on a whim (perhaps even more so than RobinWilliams was known for) much to the other actors' and crew members' confusion and frustration.

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** Anyone who's seen outtakes of the show will note one genuine problem. Fusco was ''constantly'' departing from the script and ad-libbing on a whim (perhaps even more so than RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams was known for) much to the other actors' and crew members' confusion and frustration.
17th May '16 5:33:06 PM Brandon
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* PrimaDonnaDirector: Reportedly Paul Fusco was like this on the set. He was convinced that Alf was in fact real and didn't even care for the safety of the cast members in case a trapdoor came loose as he was more concerned about how Alf would look at certain angles. Fusco's behavior was possibly the main reason for the nightmarish production of the series.
** Anyone who's seen outtakes of the show will note one genuine problem. Fusco was ''constantly'' departing from the script and ad-libbing on a whim (perhaps even more so than RobinWilliams was known for) much to the other actors' and crew members' confusion and frustration.
24th Mar '16 3:08:11 PM HighCrate
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jim J. Bullock appeared in five episodes as Willie's brother, Neal Tanner. Bullock is best known for playing Monroe Ficus on ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''.
** David Ogden Stiers of ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' fame appears in the "Turkey in the Straw" two-parter as a homeless man that ALF befriends.
** Dexter Moyers from the movie ''Project ALF'' was played by Creator/MiguelFerrer.
** Peter Bonerz directed eight episodes. Bonerz is best known for playing Dr. Jerry Robinson on ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''.
** Steve Pepoon wrote 14 episodes. Pepoon is best known for co-creating ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys''
** Victor Fresco wrote 11 episodes. Fresco is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'' and ''Series/BetterOffTed''.
** David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic wrote six episodes. Both are also best known for co-creating ''The Wild Thornberrys''.
** Al Jean and Mike Reiss wrote five episodes. Both are best known as creators and executive producers of ''Series/TeenAngel'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''.
** Donald Todd wrote four episodes. Todd is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/SamanthaWho''.
** Beverly Archer wrote three episodes. Archer is best known for playing Iola Boylan on ''Series/MamasFamily'' and Gunny Alva Bricker on ''Series/MajorDad''.
** Kevin Abbott wrote an episode. Abbott is best known as developer and executive producer of ''Series/MalibuCountry''.
** Anne Meara also wrote an episode and had a recurring role as Kate's mother, Dorothy Halligan. Meara is best known for playing Veronica Rooney on ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''.
** [[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Major Healey]] appears here as Larry Dykstra, Alf's therapist. Later in one episode, the character is voiced by [[Creator/HarryShearer Mr. Burns himself]].
22nd Mar '16 10:35:39 PM glickmam
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jim J. Bullock appeared in five episodes as Willie's brother, Neal Tanner. Bullock is best known for playing Monroe Ficus on ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''.
** David Ogden Stiers of ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' fame appears in the "Turkey in the Straw" two-parter as a homeless man that ALF befriends.
** Dexter Moyers from the movie ''Project ALF'' was played by Creator/MiguelFerrer.
** Peter Bonerz directed eight episodes. Bonerz is best known for playing Dr. Jerry Robinson on ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''.
** Steve Pepoon wrote 14 episodes. Pepoon is best known for co-creating ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys''
** Victor Fresco wrote 11 episodes. Fresco is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'' and ''Series/BetterOffTed''.
** David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic wrote six episodes. Both are also best known for co-creating ''The Wild Thornberrys''.
** Al Jean and Mike Reiss wrote five episodes. Both are best known as creators and executive producers of ''Series/TeenAngel'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''.
** Donald Todd wrote four episodes. Todd is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/SamanthaWho''.
** Beverly Archer wrote three episodes. Archer is best known for playing Iola Boylan on ''Series/MamasFamily'' and Gunny Alva Bricker on ''Series/MajorDad''.
** Kevin Abbott wrote an episode. Abbott is best known as developer and executive producer of ''Series/MalibuCountry''.
** Anne Meara also wrote an episode and had a recurring role as Kate's mother, Dorothy Halligan. Meara is best known for playing Veronica Rooney on ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''.
** [[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Major Healey]] appears here as Larry Dykstra, Alf's therapist. Later in one episode, the character is voiced by [[Creator/HarryShearer Mr. Burns himself]].
17th Mar '16 4:01:00 PM HighCrate
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jim J. Bullock appeared in five episodes as Willie's brother, Neal Tanner. Bullock is best known for playing Monroe Ficus on ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''.
** David Ogden Stiers of ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' fame appears in the "Turkey in the Straw" two-parter as a homeless man that ALF befriends.
** Dexter Moyers from the movie ''Project ALF'' was played by Creator/MiguelFerrer.
** Peter Bonerz directed eight episodes. Bonerz is best known for playing Dr. Jerry Robinson on ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''.
** Steve Pepoon wrote 14 episodes. Pepoon is best known for co-creating ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys''
** Victor Fresco wrote 11 episodes. Fresco is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'' and ''Series/BetterOffTed''.
** David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic wrote six episodes. Both are also best known for co-creating ''The Wild Thornberrys''.
** Al Jean and Mike Reiss wrote five episodes. Both are best known as creators and executive producers of ''Series/TeenAngel'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''.
** Donald Todd wrote four episodes. Todd is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/SamanthaWho''.
** Beverly Archer wrote three episodes. Archer is best known for playing Iola Boylan on ''Series/MamasFamily'' and Gunny Alva Bricker on ''Series/MajorDad''.
** Kevin Abbott wrote an episode. Abbott is best known as developer and executive producer of ''Series/MalibuCountry''.
** Anne Meara also wrote an episode and had a recurring role as Kate's mother, Dorothy Halligan. Meara is best known for playing Veronica Rooney on ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''.
** [[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Major Healey]] appears here as Larry Dykstra, Alf's therapist. Later in one episode, the character is voiced by [[Creator/HarryShearer Mr. Burns himself]].
29th Aug '15 8:06:37 PM tvinsomne
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** David Ogden Stiers of ''Series/{{Mash}}'' fame appears in the "Turkey in the Straw" two-parter as a homeless man that ALF befriends.

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** David Ogden Stiers of ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' fame appears in the "Turkey in the Straw" two-parter as a homeless man that ALF befriends.


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** [[Series/IDreamOfJeannie Major Healey]] appears here as Larry Dykstra, Alf's therapist. Later in one episode, the character is voiced by [[Creator/HarryShearer Mr. Burns himself]].
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