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  • ALF is featured in the Radio Shack Super Bowl XLVIII commercial, where an employee shows him the features of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 phone.
  • ALF is featured in a safety video from Delta Airlines centered around the 80's, where he is shown using an oxygen mask.

Films -- Live-Action

Live-Action TV

  • The Golden Girls:
    • In "Strange Bedfellows" when Dorothy told Sophia to stay in her room to not embarrass a politician that they were supporting, she then quips back "Who do I look like, ALF?"
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    • In "That Old Feeling", when faced with the possibility of making contact with aliens, an excited Rose mentions that they "could provide the end of war, cures for all diseases, new storylines for ALF."
  • Saved by the Bell:
    • Screech is a fan of the character, even at one point mentioning that he once won third place in an ALF lookalike contest.
    • When tutoring Kelly in "Beauty and the Screech", Screech tells her that it will have to be held at his house, citing that his parents gave him a curfew of before the show goes off.
    • In "The Election", during the race for class president, he is said to be one of the write-in candidates, gaining a total of seven votes.
    • In "Cream for a Day" when Screech is trying to tell Zack bad news, the latter quips that he finally learned that the character was a puppet, much to the former's horror.
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    • In "Miss Bayside", when Zack is telling Screech exciting news (he's going to enter him in the pageant), the latter asks if "ALF flew back to Melmac?"
  • Married... with Children:
    • In the Running Gag of others getting the Bundy name wrong, one episode has a letter addressed to a "Mr. Alf Bundy".
    • Another episode had Marcy consoling Peg, who believed that Al was cheating on her, citing that she did a poll of the neighborhood women and found that they ranked him less sexually attractive than ALF, meaning that they would rather sleep with a piece of cloth with a man's hand in it than with Al.


  • In "Weird Al" Yankovic's "eBay'', an ALF alarm clock is mentioned as one of the items purchased from the titular website.

Video Games

  • In South Park: Chef's Luv Shack, one of the questions in the "Aliens, Asses, and Anal Probes" category is "TV's ALF was a pain in the ass. What planet was he from?", with the answers being A. Mars, B. Melmac, C. Tornokk, and D. Uranus.note 
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  • In one level of The Simpsons Game, Homer and Bart are breaking into Kang and Kodos' spaceship after it lands on Earth. One of Homer's idle lines during this is "Why couldn't they be funny aliens, like ALF?"

Web Video


  • Cracked listed the series at number six on the list of "6 Beloved TV Shows (That Traumatized Cast Members For Life)" speaking about the creator's mistreatment of the human cast and the copious amounts of the infamous trap doors on the set.

Western Animation

  • Family Guy:
    • In "I Never Met the Dead Man", ALF is seen in a dream sequence by Peter.
    • In "To Love and Die in Dixie", ALF appears as the subject of an E! True Hollywood Story. In his interview, ALF reveals that by the third season of his show, he was completely wasted and lost control of his bodily functions, resulting in the crew having to cut the fecal matter out of his fur before filming each scene.
    • In "Brian Goes Back to College", when Peter sees Brian wearing a tie at the television convention, he asks if he's ALF.
    • The plot to "Ratings Guy" is very similar to the ALF episode, "Prime Time" where the Tanners themselves became a ratings family and ALF himself rigged the system to make his programs more enjoyable.
  • Robot Chicken:
    • A sketch from "But Not In That Way" features Lucky giving birth to a litter of kittens, and ALF asks if he could eat the afterbirth.note 
    • Three sketches from "Secret of the Booze" feature ALF in parodies of the trailers for the Alien film franchise.
    • A sketch from "Your Mouth Is Hanging Off Your Face" has ALF show Brian a music video he filmed back on Melmac of him singing a rap song where he eats cats. This inspires Brian to try to eat Lucky, resulting in Lucky attacking him.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", ALF is depicted on the cover of US Magazine, when the B-Sharps find out that they are in the "Not Hot" section of the "What's Hot and What's Not" survey.
    • In "Bart Sells His Soul", when Bart tries to buy his soul back from Milhouse, Milhouse reveals that he sold Bart's soul to Comic Book Guy to buy ALF pogs.
      Milhouse: Remember ALF? He's back, in pog form!
    • In "The Springfield Files", when Homer is asked to identify the alien he saw, ALF is shown in a police line-up, along with Kang (or Kodos), Marvin the Martian, Chewbacca, and Gort. Although none of the external characters were actually allowed to be used in this scene, the only official complaint that was reportedly made was from Paul Fusco, who was disappointed that he wasn't approached for this, otherwise he would've done the voice for ALF.
    • In "Mayored To the Mob", ALF is advertised in a commercial for Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con.
    • In "Mobile Homer", Homer picks up an issue of TV Guide with an angry ALF and the headline "Why ALF Hates Victoria Principal" on the front cover to toss at a spider. He misses and accidentally hits the garage door button, causing the garage door to close on his neck and leading to him becoming uninsurable.