History Trivia / Alf

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]].
24th May '15 10:24:39 AM glickmam
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* DirectedByCastMember: Paul Fusco directed six episodes.



** Liz Sheridan of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' fame played nosy neighbor Raquel Ochmonek.

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** Liz Sheridan of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' fame played nosy neighbor Raquel Ochmonek.Jim J. Bullock appeared in five episodes as Willie's brother, Neal Tanner. Bullock is best known for playing Monroe Ficus on ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''.


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** 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''.
6th May '15 10:10:47 PM mlsmithca
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* EditedForSyndication: Unfortunately, this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALF_(TV_series)#DVD_releases carried over]] to the [=DVD=] releases and Hulu.

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Unfortunately, this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALF_(TV_series)#DVD_releases carried over]] to the [=DVD=] releases and Hulu.



* MissingEpisode: [[ChristmasEpisode ALF's Special Christmas]] (two episodes) was skipped in Japan for various reason. However, it did not air until 2009.

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* MissingEpisode: [[ChristmasEpisode ALF's Special Christmas]] (two episodes) was skipped in Japan for various reason.reasons. However, it did not air until 2009.



* OldShame: None of the main human cast members had any major success after ALF. Max Wright continues to act and received a Tony nomination in 1993. The other three regulars have since retired from acting. Wright wanted nothing to do with the show for a long time afterwards, but later changed his mind, acknowledging in interviews how much joy ALF (the show and character) has brought to the world over the years.

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* OldShame: OldShame:
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None of the main human cast members had any major success after ALF. Max Wright continues to act and received a Tony nomination in 1993. The other three regulars have since retired from acting. Wright wanted nothing to do with the show for a long time afterwards, but later changed his mind, acknowledging in interviews how much joy ALF (the show and character) has brought to the world over the years.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The last ALF comics issue ended with a NoFourthWall story where ALF presented snippets of stories that would have been seen in the comic if it hadn't been canceled. Highlights include a ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' parody with Kate and Dorothy, a Melmac version of the {{ComicBook/Watchmen}} called "The Washmen" (superheroes who run a laundromat), the revelation that Lynn would move out and get her own apartment, and a story where ALF and Brian go for a ride in ALF's spaceship and end up getting lost in space.
** WordOfGod says that had ALF gone on for a fifth season, the setting would have been changed from the Tanner home to a military base. Somewhat reminiscent of Series/ThePhilSilversShow, new episodes would have focused on the military trying to keep track of mischievous ALF in the same way the Tanners did for the first four seasons. The concept was later reworked into the MadeForTVMovie Film/ProjectALF.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The last ALF comics issue ended with a NoFourthWall story where ALF presented snippets of stories that would have been seen in the comic if it hadn't been canceled. Highlights include a ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' parody with Kate and Dorothy, a Melmac version of the {{ComicBook/Watchmen}} called "The Washmen" (superheroes who run a laundromat), the revelation that Lynn would move out and get her own apartment, and a story where ALF and Brian go for a ride in ALF's spaceship and end up getting lost in space.
** WordOfGod says that had ALF gone on for a fifth season, the setting would have been changed from the Tanner home to a military base. Somewhat reminiscent of Series/ThePhilSilversShow, ''Series/ThePhilSilversShow'', new episodes would have focused on the military trying to keep track of mischievous ALF in the same way the Tanners did for the first four seasons. The concept was later reworked into the MadeForTVMovie Film/ProjectALF.''Film/ProjectALF''.
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