YMMV / Alf

  • Crowning Music Of Awesome: The rock video ALF recorded for Lynn.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: The made for TV movie, to some. Even if it does make for a much darker end to the series.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: ALF is particularly popular in Germany, being one of the few 80's Dom Coms on public television that are easily accessible for children, as well as sporting a great dub. The series was so popular in Germany that the made for TV movie was even released to German movie theaters.
    • Ditto in Mexico.
    • It's one of the most popular shows of all time in the Ukraine.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • The exchange between Alf and Jake in Shake, Rattle and Roll where Alf explains all the ways Jake could die in his own home and tells him that he loves him in case he doesn't see him again becomes unintentionally disturbing when one realizes that Jake never appears again after that scene.
    • Willie Tanner not only acted as a conscience for Alf but also as a disciplinarian, having to lay down the law or even punish Alf when he went too far (which was frequently). Willie's actor Max Wright ended up getting in trouble with the law in the years after the series ended; he was arrested for drunk driving in 2000 and again in 2003.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Well, the plot's similar to the E.T. Atari game for starters....
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • The actress who played Raquel Ochmonek, Liz Sheridan, would end up becoming more well known for her role on Seinfeld as Helen Seinfeld, Jerry's mother.
    • Jim J. Bullock appeared in five episodes as Willie's brother, Neal Tanner. Bullock is best known for playing Monroe Ficus on Too Close for Comfort.
    • David Ogden Stiers of 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 Miguel Ferrer.
    • Peter Bonerz directed eight episodes. Bonerz is best known for playing Dr. Jerry Robinson on The Bob Newhart Show.
    • Steve Pepoon wrote 14 episodes. Pepoon is best known for co-creating The Wild Thornberrys
    • Victor Fresco wrote 11 episodes. Fresco is best known as creator and executive producer of Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Better Off Ted.
    • 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 Teen Angel and The Critic.
    • Donald Todd wrote four episodes. Todd is best known as co-creator and executive producer of Samantha Who?.
    • Beverly Archer wrote three episodes. Archer is best known for playing Iola Boylan on Mama's Family and Gunny Alva Bricker on Major Dad.
    • Kevin Abbott wrote an episode. Abbott is best known as developer and executive producer of Malibu Country.
    • 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 Archie Bunker's Place.
    • Major Healey appears here as Larry Dykstra, Alf's therapist. Later in one episode, the character is voiced by Mr. Burns himself.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?. Subverted; Jerry Stahl freely admits his episodes were written on drugs, including the one where a giant cockroach tries to eat Alf.

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